Tech Knowledgey

The key features in Blak Sheep boards, and the silly names we gave them. 

 Seamless 90A urethane sidewall around the board's perimeter, which can be made in nearly any color, including combos, swirls, metallics, and neons! 


Carbon fiber stringers stitched into a diamond criss-cross pattern.  Different size diamonds and pieces are placed to promote flex retention and stiffness where needed.  Also used for decoration on top of the board.  


"Binding-suck" happens when you tighten bindings a few times and the inserts are either pulled in or pushed out, leaving bumps or dents in the base.  DST is an extra layer of reinforcement to keep the inserts in place.  It doesn't suck.  


Micrognar RC Camber:  A small amount of rocker between the feet, blending to a smaller amount of camber from the feet to the tips.  When weighted, the board rides flat.  The small center-reverse allows a medium flexing deck to flex like a softer board.  The small outer camber retains the ollie power.  Enough bend for good flex properties, little enough to not upset edgehold or stability.  


Tradional camber: Ollie power, carving, stability, and speed are all synonymous with this timeless bend profile.


What if we do it without a topsheet?  We make some boards with colored epoxy and logo work right over the top layer of fiberglass, then finish it off with topcoats, sanding, and polishing just like a body-shop.   The boards develop their own identity as no two are totally alike.  


TERDS  Sidecut:  Used in conjunction with a tapered shape.  When the sidecut and stance center are set back, the tail narrows.  The exit angle of the tail is reduced, and can be felt as a loss of edgehold or power when deep into or exiting carves.  By blending a deeper sidecut into the tail, the exit angle can be retained.  We think our TERDS don't stink, because they don't.