PO Box 522, Indian Hills,
CO 80454 USA
The Gaia is back! This is a new take on the Gaia deck, with a new construction and a simplified design. Historically, the Gaia has always been one of our favorite decks to make. The classic single kick downhill/freeride board is a classic for good reason. They’re versatile, practical, and fun. This season’s Gaia gets rid of the microdrops and turns the platform into a fully rockered design with flush mounts to compensate for the rocker to get your trucks back to flat. We look forward to standing directly on top of the trucks this year and having full freedom across the entire length of the deck. We increased the size and angle of the kicktail, and the overall concave continues to be a fairly mellow progressive radial with no flat portions anywhere across the deck. This deck is all about vibe, with an oversized cruiser type of feel that will have you slashing carves in the neighborhood streets and equally ready to point that sucker downhill and rip some slides. Expect to be able to do just about anything on this board!
Personally, I find that the 150mm trucks are the most versatile on this board, coupling nicely with offset downhill wheels and running pretty trim on some centerset freeride wheels. That said, if you’re buying this board exclusively for freeride and are going to run freeride wheels all the time, you may opt for the 165mm. This is a very nice fit. You have choices between symmetrical and asymmetrical setups in either option, and you can run 50/50 or 43/43 for a more leany, higher speed symmetrical setup. I really like the 50/43 or 43/43 setup for downhill on the Gaia.
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