DB Longboards: Colorado Night Run with Colin Martin

Colorado longboarder Colin Martin went for a night run on the Robot Special and fellow-team rider Garrett Creamer was on the follow cam. Watch the video and learn more about Colin, the run and the Robot Special below.

The Robot Special

Q&A with Colin

Q. How long have you been longboarding?

A. I started building boards in my basement in 7th grade. That was my first longboard, so going on 10 years now.

Q. How did you get into it?

A. I always loved my dads wood shop and hurting myself so the two went hand in hand.

Q. Where was this video captured?

A. This video was filmed in the middle of Kansas, we make a lot of day trips out there from Boulder, haha.

Q. What gave you the idea to do a night run?

A. Well, aswag (Aaron Hampshire) basically murdered this run as hard as is humanly possible, so I figured if I was going to do it justice it would have to be at night. Also, Luna runs are an ancient Colorado tradition dating back to the pagans, so I really can't take credit for the idea.

Q. How do you like the Robot Special?

The robot special is amazing, it's seen some absurd levels of abuse and stood the test of time. My style has totally evolved after switching from a homemade deck to the pockets of the robot, I won't be changing any time soon.

Q. What music was in the video?

A. The first song was sinner man by Nina Simone, straight from the Thomas Crown affair. The second was the solo to freebird-cause that shit shreds.

About the Robot Special

Deck Dimensions

DB Longboards Robot Special Deck Specs

Flush mounts, wheel wells, and variable wheel bases nicely accent this brick unconventional easy design. Long wheelbase and standing platform are perfect for fast DH and free riding for taller riders. 

Platform Specs

DB Longboards Robot Special Profile

The Robot Special features a dropped platform with mellow rocker. 

Concave Design

DB Longboards Robot Special Concave

Radial concave on one side, bacon on the other. 

Construction

The Robot Special is constructed of 9 plies of Hard Rock Maple. 

Hand Crafted in the USA

Hand Crafted at our factory just south of Seattle, WA. 

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