Dimensions: 33.5"L x 9.25"W x 17"WB
Designed and developed by Bonzing team rider Adrian DaKine, this tried and true deck was put through a variety of paces before the finalized product was put into production. With its conception being within the heart of San Francity, a board that would afford its operator the confidence to navigate sidewalk barrels that lead straight into 35mph beach runs was the clear cut goal from the get go. To accomplish this task a solid foundation was needed which lead to the choosing of sustainably harvested 7-ply Canadian rock hard maple for the guts of this beast. This choice of construction makes the board light and poppy while maintaining the needed stiffness for riding at speed. Sticking with the idea of balancing all aspects of skating, the dimensional sizes reflect a true middle of the ground stance taken by this boards creator making it perfect for ollies and flip tricks, yet still offering a solid platform for your feet to hunker into when needed. Either traditional or reverse kingpin trucks mount comfortably on this deck only furthering its potential on the fun factor. To help accommodate this variation of truck possibilities as well as to allow a larger variety of wheel options, oversized wheel wells have been included in both the front and rear of the deck. To add a cherry on top, the graphic is an original piece done by Adrian whose colors and contours make this not only a radical skateboard but also an aesthetically pleasing work of art.
Board: Bonzing DaKine
Trucks: Paris 169 Street
Bushings: Venom's board side and road side
Wheels: Volante 64mm Mini Checkers. 59mm 79b Ricta Park Crushers
Assembling a set-up that would allow me to experience the best of both worlds was the goal for this test in an effort to show case the versatility of this skateboard. I skated the streets of San Fransisco, multiple skateparks both in Cali and back home in North Cackalacky, as well as through any Coastal Carolina Crust that I could possibly find during my trial period of this product. The results only helped to solidify the suspicion that this board would reign as the top skateboard that I have ever ridden.
After riding this skateboard in varying locations around the country I could not be any happier with the results that were offered from this deck. I never once found my self on location wishing I had brought another set-up for the day but rather was always pleasantly shocked at this boards ability to adapt and conquer its surroundings. The durability was never put into question either even after multiple huckings and slams, the structural integrity of this board was not compromised. The only evidence of weakening was found in the form of pressure cracks coming from the mounting holes, which could have easily be remedied by using 1/8" shock or riser pads in my set up. This skateboard 100% lived up the Bonzing's motto of building boards that are "timeless, savage and durable", putting it head and shoulders above its competition due to the longevity of its life expectancy.
Thanks for taking the time to read this Product Review and I hope that you will ask Santa to drop your deck off at your local Skateboard Supply Depot to help aid and support your own local scene through your skate related purchases. The full line up of Bonzing Skateboards is now offered through Eastern Skateboard Supply making it even easier to get it at your local shop. JAH Bless y'all and get out and bend the modern convention of skateboarding into a creation that is all your own!