Testing Landyachtz’s “The Prophecy” Downhill Skateboard Deck:
We set up Landyachtz’s “The Prophecy” deck for some downhill speed runs with some Caliber 44 Cal Trucks and some Orangatang Kegel Wheels. We rolled out to a couple of our favorite hills in Southern California to see what this board’s all about.
This symmetrical deck is 36″ long, 9.5″ wide and features a wheelbase of 27.5″. It’s got a small amount of rocker and just enough W-concave to help you grip the deck without creating an uncomfortable ride.
The good news: The shape and concave of this board allowed us to do exactly what we wanted to do with this board: grip it and rip it. The part that really impressed up was seeing how light this board is. It weighs in at just a bit over 3 lbs. which made it easy to carry back up the hill after a long run. We’re also stoked on how stiff the deck is. No flex here! We are thoroughly impressed with the HollowTech construction used for this deck.
And now, the not-so-good news: With a board of such solid design comes a fairly hefty price tag. This deck alone will run you $220. Compared to other boards in this category of light-weight downhill boards, however, that’s not the highest price we’ve seen, so there’s no real complaint here. Just something to keep in mind!
We feel the Landyachtz’s “The Prophecy” deck is setting the tone for the future of downhill boards. It’s super light-weight and more than stiff enough for high speed riding. Landyachtz nailed it with the HollowTech construction on this deck, we’re stoked to see what they’ll pull out of their hat for the next one!
If you have any further questions hit us up at Wheelbasemag.com via our contact us drop-down tab, or visit Landyachtz.com. From all of us here at Wheelbase, we’d like to thank you for viewing this Wheelbase Product Review for Landyachtz’s “The Prophecy“.
Skating: Justin “FrogGnar” Preston
Filming: Marcus “Bandiesel” Bandy
Music: “Plutonian Nights” – Sun Ra & His Arkestra