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The Spline board,a succesfull crossbred of a skateboard and a J-Board.

What do you get when you cross a J-board with a skateboard…….. A spline board! A spline or better said, a flat spline, is a device to draw curves, it’s modern term is “flexible curve” and from the name you might get an idea of what the spline board excels at….cornering and curving.

The original J-board(caster board) is quite a nifty device, through balancing and moving your lower body you create speed, even up hill.  My sons who are pretty good skateboarders got theirs a few years back and initially they left their skateboards behind , enjoying the relative ease of moving around on a J-board…but that enthusiasm has settled a bit in the last few years and they returned doing ollies and riding the ramps on their  Powell boards. Sure they could do an ollie on their J boards, but it was all less natural, the hard plastic just didn’t flex or flexed too much in the wrong places. Nothing beats a wooden board when riding the ramps and performing tricks. The hard plastic cheap ass  tires didn’t help to improve that experience.

The J board EX

DUB STACK a Japanese maker of skateboards cross bred one of their skateboards with a J board and unlike cross bred dogs which only get improved looks, but lose their natural born qualities, this baby turned out to be a revelation! A healthy baby was born and listened to the name Spline Skateboard™ DSB-13

They used a serious deck made out of 7ply Canadian Maple, cut it in half and connected those parts with a UHMW (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) /glass fiber flexible center part.

Spline skateboard DSB-13 deck specification
The center console makes for easy carrying

Than they used 76mm wheels with a 85A hardness for smooth running in and out- doors.

Spline skateboard DSB-13 Wheel Spec

For the trucks they used Aluminum A356 with a PU cushion. These wheels have 360 degree rotation, and this in combination with the PU shock absorption makes you able to do tricks not possible on a J or skate board.

Spline skateboard DSB-13 track spec

The bearings used are ABEC-7(same like those on the stereo vinyl cruiser), these are smooth and strong and can withstand abuse on the rough city streets or on the ramps.

The dimensions

Now check out this video to see this board in action.

 

The only downfall I noticed, is that the advised maximum weight of the rider is  65 kg, but I’ve been riding it with my 75 kg(too much ramen) and didn’t experience any problems with shocks or smoothness of the ride…

So my boys are happy campers and they steal the show at the skating ramps…making me a proud dad!

The price is around 11,000 yen which makes it cheaper than a fully loaded skate board and just a tad more expensive than a J board.

Serge Roso JWS

dub stack

 

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JWS japanwebshopping website renewal.

Let me first thank you all dear customers/friends who have been putting your trust in our service, without your help we’d all be working for other companies and we wouldn’t enjoy our jobs/lives as much as we do now.

We’ve been  getting the most surprising and unusual requests and thereby expanding our horizon in what you want and we learn what makes our fellow human being tick. Communicating with folks from all around the world has been a challenging at times (we had to bring in a part-time Spanish speaker/translator  and on a rare occasion a Russian translator), but besides  these rare hiccups, chatting with you through Skype/WordPress/mail and Facebook has been a blast.

We also value your input a lot, and a common complain was that our website loaded like snail…our mistake was that we tried to put as much information and connecting links in it as possible, thereby creating a headache for those without high speed internet access.

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This dark metallic look continues in the separate product pages.

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