Dropped low, like the Apex 34 and Apex 37, the Pintail 43 is a plate special with all the fixins to satiate your longboard hunger. This tasty delicacy is 43 inches of medium rare satisfaction served with a slight concave and the finest graphic au jus (with art by acclaimed surf artist Joe Hodnicki) to slay even the wildest longboarder cravings. Beginner through advanced, grab a Pintail 43 and bite into more-better performance.
- Dimensions: Length: 43″ x Width: 9″
- Wheelbase: 30″
- Construction: 9 Ply Northeastern Maple
- Deck Weight: 5lbs
The design of the Pintail 43 screams cruiser all the way from its stiffer flex pattern down to the standard wider S8, 200mm Original longboard trucks.
Cruising in confidence and confidence in your cruising is a luxury provided by the Pintail 43. The concave in the deck keeps your feet centered, letting you get comfortable while on the move. Stiffer flex, performance tuned to its wheel base, and the ability to mount up a variety of wheels, make this board an all around, buttery, smooth ride.
Between a Pintail 43 and a Hard Place
Topping the charts at 43 inches, the Pintail 43 has a 9 ply construction to match up to its longer wheel base. Stiffer flex lends a more stable ride, even for bigger gals and guys . If you’re looking for a board that is steady as a rock, look no further than the Pintail 43.
Free and Easy
The key to a carefree riding experience is a board that you can get comfortable on. The ample length of the Pintail 43 will accommodate wide stances and allow for adjustments for inexperienced riders. You’ll be able to keep your footing when you want, or loosen it easily if you want to cross step up, or dance back down the length of the 43.
Home Is Where The Heart Is
Your feet will feel right at home locked in to the mellow concave. The Pintail 43 allows you the confidence to stray a little further from your abode. Get out and cruise down the block, out of town, on to the next State, Province, or Country. The best part? Your feet will never know they’ve left your neighborhood.
Throw some upgrade bearings into the mix and you too can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs.
Oh The Possibilities…
The Pintail 43 comes stock and decked out in the best in longboarding components and is ready to accept any performance upgrades you throw in its way. Rough road? Get some bigger wheels. Speed a priority? Performance bearings are what you need. Planning on the biggest hills? Time for some Original S10, 250mm, trucks. Its gonna be what you need to get through your week.
All Hands on Deck
Like others in Original’s wood board line, the Pintail 43 starts with sustainably harvested, hard maple, veneers. This deck utilizes 9 plys of choice timber to achieve a flex perfect for heavier riders, or those looking for a stiffer board. Featuring “Left Behind the Wall” by Jay Alders on the bottom of the deck, this board will be sure to make a statement.
Simple can be good. The mild concave and lack of camber strip this deck down to its bare essentials. Beginners will find their groove on the 43 with deceptive ease while advanced riders looking for speed, will enjoy the stability the stiffer board offers up.
Like its kin, the Pintail 43 is mounted without risers to drop the deck low. The 43 is lower then most drop through decks in fact. Low deck height means pushing ease for longer distances. If your goal is to get from point A to point B with the least effort, the Pintail 43 can help get you there in style.
When performance is the main priority, upgrading your longboard bearings is the way to go. If your bombing down Broadway, pushing around Buccleuch Park, or trying to oust Brian Bishop in the Beantown Push-Bomb having the best bearings will ensure your place at the top of the podium.
The Pintail 43 comes standard with Original S8, 200mm, carving trucks. If you know your going to be out looking for the macking swell, then you might want to consider upgrading to the big Original S10, 250mm, trucks. Wider trucks paired with a stiffer board result in more control at higher speed. Slap in the red (medium tension), or white (heavy tension) springs for ultimate speed performance.
With routed wheel wells, the Pintail 43 has wheel clearance to accommodate a variety of upgrade options. You can stick to the standard 70mm wheels, or move on up to something more suited to your style. You can afford to be choosy when you have so many options from the industries top longboard wheel brands to choose from.
Steady as She Goes
Beginners and advanced riders alike will appreciate the mellow feel and predictable ride of the Pintail 43. Go from the mountain steeps to the coastal flats without changing stride.
Hop on the Pintail 43 the next time you hit your local bowl. Don’t let its size fool you. This board can rip around a pool in style. With extra length to spread your stance for sliding and slashing, you’ll be kissing the coping with ease.
Horse + Donkey = Mule?
Some people are of the opinion “in compromise, everyone loses”. Well, with Original, you can’t lose! The Pintail 43 represents the synergy of an all wood construction with the best carving trucks on the market producing a cruiser able to tackle all terrains. Any way you look at it, the Pintail 43 is a full blooded, true blue, thoroughbred saddled up and raring to go.
Home Sweet Home
Roads are at your finger tips, just outside your door. Armed with the right tools, you have the power to change them from “just roads” to an endless network of trails with freshies on every turn. The Pintail 43 is just the tool you need to access first tracks in your neck of the woods.
Big City Lights
Although this Pintail cruiser is a whopping 43 inches long, it’s not out of place on the city streets. It’s a stable commuter with the maneuverability to manage even the busiest avenues or paths. Its hard to keep them down on the farm once they’ve seen Paris.
Take the Money and Run
Finding a good bank to session is sort of like catching some perfect surf and having the right board for the day. You wouldn’t bring a Hawaiian gun to the New Jersey slop and expect it to perform. With Original S8, 200mm, carving trucks and some extra length to play with, the Pintail 43 won’t leave you high and dry when it’s time to hit the banks.