Testing Comet Skateboards’ Kick Deck:
To test Comet Skateboards’ Kick deck, we rolled out to a handful of our super secret training facilities in New York City. We set it up with some 169mm traditional kingpin trucks and some soft and hard wheels, both measuring in at 60mm. We threw a rail on there at some point, too, because why not?
The “Kick” measures in at 33.75″ long and 9.25″ wide with a 19″ wheelbase. This 7-ply maple deck features a slightly rockered platform and—you guessed it—a single kick tail. It’s also got a small nose in case of an extreme nollie emergency.
We had a blast riding this board. The kick tail is well-placed and there’s just enough curvature on the nose to mix it up with some nasal maneuvers. The deck is about the same length over all as a traditional street deck so the weight is familiar, and the shortened nose allows for an extended wheelbase and a more comfortable standing platform. The rocker also enhances the experience by adding to the surf-ability of the deck.
There was a bit of a learning curve coming to this deck from a traditional park setup. The lack of nose reminded us how often we would like to use it in certain situations, but at the end of a session we had it sorted out and managed to make it work.
Over all, this board is killer. The construction is similar to that of many other street decks out there so it’s definitely able to take a beating. Loosen up those trucks and throw on some small, soft wheels for a surfed-out hill and street jammer, or throw on some hard wheels and get rad in the park.
If you have any further questions hit us up at Wheelbasemag.com via our contact us drop-down tab, or visit CometSkateboards.com From all of us here at Wheelbase, we’d like to thank you for viewing this Wheelbase Product Review for Comet Skateboards’ “Kick”.
Skating: Seth “Hyposethis” Brown
Filming: Jean “Can I be your intern?” Taeza & Ed “Edvice” Nieves
Music: “Gretschy” by The Amazing Crowns