Our testing of the DB Longboards “Robot Special” was done on a couple steep and winding descents close to Wheelbase HQ.
The Robot Special is a 36″ long, 9.5″ wide, 9-ply, maple downhill skateboard and was designed by Spencer Smith. This unique flush-mount deck features bi-directional rail concave, adjustable wheelbase, flares, curved drop, slight W, rocker and deep wheel wells.
The bi-directional concave of this board—matched with it’s curved drop, rocker, and subtle W concave—make for one of the most comfortable yet locked in rides we’ve experienced on a downhill skateboard. This unique design promotes an easy, natural transition from slide footing to tuck footing and the bacon strip concave on the toeside gives you added confidence during both sliding and cornering with speed.
The Robot Special is a truly fun and like-no-other downhill board. The only thing that might make it any better would be to offer it in a super lightweight construction option.
Spencer Smith and the DB Longboards crew nailed it with the Robot Special downhill board. Its unique asymmetric concave along with its other well-thought-out design elements make it a must ride for any serious downhill enthusiast.
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