Seattle Longboard Session with Spencer Smith

DB Longboards team rider Spencer Smith went out for a rainy session in Seattle, Washington with photographer Matt McDonald to capture some new photos on the Robot Special.

It was a fun session that gave Spencer a chance to get back on the streets during his break from classes at UW. Enjoy the photos!

Spencer Smith throws it sideways on his Robot Special in Seattle, Washington.

Spencer throws on the brakes before a lefthand corner.

About the Robot Special

Most boards that have attempted similar concepts in the past have been only asymmetrical on one side of the board, forcing riders to use different decks dependent on their preferred stance. The Robot Special, on the other hand, delivers a bidirectional design that is suitable for both goofy and regular riders alike. Specific sides for your toes and heels provide an ergonomic design that will prevent sore feet while bestowing maximum leverage. Just in case this is a bit tricky to remember, the bright geometric graphic futures a very functional reminder of which direction is goofy and which is regular.

So, why is the bacon concave on the toeside? Your toes are well supported by angles that would be uncomfortable to have under your heels. With the concave on the Robot Special you are able to dig into heelside turns and have a higher toeside edge to hold you in. Conversely, when you lean toeside you'll be able to get more leverage over your board. The back pocket is designed to be comfortable for predrifts and keeping your tuck in the perfect position.

Longboard Specs:

Length: 36.4" Width: 9.6" Tip-To-Tail Curvature: 0.25" Rockered Platform Variable: 27.375" - 28.875" Construction: 9 Ply Maple Flex: Stiff Fast Freeride and Downhill

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