Timber boards Axelotl 41" freestyle longboard dancer deck only
Here it is! The one and only Axolotl pro deck. Designed in close collaboration with Mor Wolf. The purest freestyle form embodied. Did you know the Axolotl was a part of the Aztec diet?
The evolution of the longboard industry is embedded into this featherlight board. A future where skaters test the limits of their boards and demand the best in durabilty and the most versatile shapes.
A combination of all the best features of all of Timbers’ boards. A monster of subtility. A vision of future endeavors. Stare into the eyes of the Axolotl and grasp some breath.
Every board in the Timber line-up has it's unique features. Combine the best of all freestyle boards and you get the Axolotl. Multi-stage concave gives this board a very characteristic feel. The middle has a bit less concave compared to the stance area. What is noteworthy is that the shape of the board gives this board an almost even cancave feeling all around the deck.
The board is widest at the waist, 23,3 centimeters. So even though it has mellower concave there, it is still 1.2 centimeters. This gives a balanced and stable feeling when dancing on the board. A concave with more curvature at the stance has a more grip while sliding. The board is protruding towards the curvature of the tail. This gives more control for one-foot tricks and will let you know your position on the board at all times. No flatness here! A rigid feel, with just enough flex to make it feel natural when doing your tricks.
The Axolotl has two wheelbase options. When your trucks are mounted closest to the middle you will have 15,2 centimeter kicks. That’s pretty big for a relatively short board. The second option gives you 13,7 centimeters. You can also choose to give the board an asymmetrical setup. Changing around the wheelbase will make you notice that the pop changes somewhat. With the shortest wheelbase, the pop will be steady, high and more horizontally. With the larger wheelbase option, your kicks get smaller. Now the board will pop more vertical so you can get some more air on your tricks.
Now, the shape: behind the bolts there is a short flat spot and after that it aggressively curves upward to form a flat surface where you will place your feet for tricks. This makes one foot manuals a breeze. You can place your entire foot lengthwise on the bolts without much curvature. The curving upwards follows directly out of the concave near the bolts, making it a little bit of a cup before transitioning into the flat surface. These kicks will feel solid due to the carbon reinforcement from start to end and it will feel like you’ve skated this board before.
Lot’s of testing. We have to admit, some lay-ups worked better than others. But we found it. We can tell you this:
It has carbon on top and stringers on the bottom. Stiff, light and dare I say pretty. Also, it has the highest quality E-glass (just like all our boards). Meaning: less dense, strong and durable. The board is super LIGHT. It weighs around 1.6 kg, which is amazingly low for a 41". Adding up all this glass, carbon, the outline and the concave you get a perfectly balanced, lightweight and super strong board.
Even the way this board looks (the outline) is thought out carefully to minimize chipping and keeps you skating on a good looking board longer.
A total of 4 options. Most people choose to start with the widest wheelbase and after it gets some damage on the kicks, they move up to the shortest wheelbase. This has the upsides of making your board skate well for a longer period of time.
A true freestyle board. A new branch in longboard evolution. Tricks will fly high and fast. Predictable and steady. The board has a steady and characteristic concave to make you feel confident about landing big tricks. Pushing yourself and the gear to the max. Dancing on this board will be fast. Although it is kinda short, all of its features come together harmoniously into a flowing stream, like the water from which it came.
A pen and ink drawing made by Mor Wolf, incorporated into the characteristic style of Lance Schmale. Tweaked by the technician Jouke Bos at Timber Boards to provide a sweet color combination. That time you took shrooms and fell into the water and got visited by a God dressed as an Axolotl.
- 180 RK trucks
- 60-65 millimeter wheels.
This combination will be the absolute bomb. You can choose bigger wheels, but even though it has wheelwells, you might want to consider a riser if you go 70 millimeters or larger to ensure absolutely no wheelbite. Depending on trucks and stiffness of your bushings. Also: Yellow wheels are a nice contrast with the blue. Just saying ;)