Snowboarding pioneers and market leaders like Jake Burton, the legendary Tom Sims (RIP), and surf-skate Legend Chuck Barfoot understood from the early days that snowboarding is a lifestyle and not a short lived trend with financial gain as the goal and snowboarding Legend Craig Kelly said it best, „My highest appreciation goes out to the simple rider who’s out there just for the experience!” – Thanks again Craig Kelly (RIP), you are still inspiring us today!
With all of the changes across the snow sports industry, RAD AIR decided it was necessary to take a small time-out to re-evaluate our product line and our future. This was necessary in order to design completely new shapes, and not just give a face-lift to the existing TANKER line-up. We collected the input and feedback from our worldwide product testing pro-team as well as our valuable customers, discussed with our closest friends with over 20+ years longboarding experience, visited the Hawaiian Islands to check on the latest surfing shapes, and talked to the best base material engineers on the planet to purchase those fibers and wood cores you would want under your feet.
The result is a radical new shape that has new lengths, variable sidecuts, new effective edges, new widths, new contact points, a slight camber in between the binding sweet spots and a moderate tip and tail rocker using the finest Carbon- and Kevlar fibers on the market. Our focus is on longboards because Size Does Matter!
RIDE ON ! MAHALO!