2018 Ember

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$109.00

Length: 32.75″
Width: 8.5″
WB: 25″

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Complete? Check below to add on Paris 149mm Street Trucks, PANTHEON AOA Bearings, and CHOOSE YOUR WHEELS BELOW

SKU: EMBE.17.DD.v1.8.N Category: Tags: ,

Description

We named this board the Ember for a reason. The all-too-typical longboarder story goes a little something like this (and we’re not singling anyone out here, for this is founder Jeff’s story as well): “I used to skate as a kid, and then I stopped for a while. Now I’m getting the itch again, and I came in to purchase a longboard since I’m getting older and I don’t take falls like I used to.” Well, Jeff-like future longboarders, do we have the board for you! The Ember is the flame that once was, waiting to be reignited into a burning fire if only given the love and attention it needs.

New Changes to the 2018 Ember!

· Epoxy Lamination – We have chosen to lay up the new Ember with epoxy. This makes it significantly more weather and warp proof!
· Better Lamination – The first Ember was great. The new Ember is better. Tighter tolerances and single-up pressing make this deck even more durable.
· Laser Cut Grip Applied! – Pre-applied laser cut grip tape gives you a super sexy look. We picked that papery-style grip that feels best for cruising.
 
The Ember is the street-skater’s commuter deck. We designed it specifically around 149mm street trucks. Slap some Indys on it and some big ass wheels and you are ready to go! We actually prefer this board with Paris Street 149mm, though you are welcome to use any street truck you want. Paris just have THAT FEEL, and this isn’t any favoritism being played here for any reason other than that we tested everything on them, and those are the trucks that we can push the hardest while feeling balanced and turn the best off of one foot, which is imperative for a true commuter board. If you can’t steer the thing, you can’t dodge baby strollers, and you don’t want to hit babies. That’s not really setting a good precedent for skateboarding, is it? We love skateboarding. Don’t hit the babies.

The Ember is tiny. Any skater who can skate a street deck will be very familiar with the stance. There’s plenty of space you need, and nothing extra. Eight plies of Canadian maple hold this sucker together, and for 2018, we have chosen to laminate the deck using epoxy! This should help increase weather resistance and the longevity of your deck. It also comes gripped with laser cut griptape. We are super stoked with how this came out!

We’ve dropped the platform low with a 3/4-inch crescent drop and 1/4 of rocker between the drops. It is the perfect commuter. Easy to push, easy to footbrake, easy to slide, nimble, lightweight, supports huge wheels and thin trucks, which keeps you from kicking the wheels and smashing your face. Though the deck is small, it is nearly ALL platform. Because the deck is specifically designed around street trucks, you get to stand next to the wheels, where you have the most control and leverage. No other commuter board is made this way.

We have been riding ours with 80mm Orangatang Kegels, but you can fit 85mm Speed Vents on it no problem, and 78mm BlastWaves are a great choice as well. Our personal preference tends toward Kegels and BlastWaves, as both wheels feel really great to slide, but Speed Vents are huge and will roll over anything and seem to be a favorite among many of you out there!

The Ember sets up as a complete that is reasonably priced and extremely purposed. It’s not just a longboard because longboards are cool, or because we thought we could sell you on “cool,” ya kook! It’s a longboard meant to take you where you want to go, whether you’re a beginning skater, an old former skate rat looking to get back on a board, or an experienced veteran looking to cover a hundred miles at a time. It just makes sense.

We are offering this board with multiple graphic options. We believe wholeheartedly that this board belongs in every skateboarder’s quiver, and we want you to love it. Pick your graphic and flaunt it.

Specs:
Length – 32.75 inches
Wheelbase – 25 inches
Width – 8.5 inches
Drop – 3/4 inch crescent
Rocker – 1/4 inch center weighted

DESIGNED AROUND TRADITIONAL STREET TRUCKS ONLY! 149MM AND UP!

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 33 x 10 x 1.5 in
Deck Style

Yggdrasil Graphic (Multi-Level Trees), Logos Graphic (Skeleton and Eyes), Sacrifice Graphic (Lady and Trees

4 reviews for 2018 Ember

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tyler Topping

    I’m having an absolute BLAST skating the Ember. I’ve been skating it every day – whether its going to class or going to get groceries, it is the perfect commuter/cruiser. The board is extremely light weight and compact which makes for faster push acceleration from a stop, something that is often overlooked but I find important for commuting. The light weight and compactness also makes it very easy to carry around and store. Although its very compact, there is a surprisingly large foot platform to work with. I am 6’2″ with size 12 feet and I have no issues. I can even flat-foot tuck while going down hills on this deck. The flex of this board provides a great dampening to rough pavement as well as a more comfortable push. I weigh 200lbs and its held up just find for me. I switched out my indys with paris 149 tkps and it makes a world of difference as far as steering while pushing goes. Great call on Jeff’s part and I highly recommend you do the same. I’m falling back in love with just pushing around for the fun of it! Amazing work on the Ember. It’ll be a part of my quiver as long as it can roll!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    JBunson

    Hi!
    Im looking for small board for cruising/commute, but I´m a bit heavier rider. I weight about 220lbs, should I go with Ember or Trip 8ply? Which one is better for heavier rider?

    Thanks!

    • admin

      Either one should work, but you are definitely on the upper weight limit of those decks. I’d probably trust the Trip more, but I don’t think either would fail you for a long time.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Colin (verified owner)

    I just got into longboarding this past year. I live in a crowded city replete with plenty of giant sidewalk cracks and stretches of nothing but brick sidewalks.

    I’ve tried a couple setups before: mini-cruisers, a drop through, and a longer topmount.

    The Ember has opened up the city for me. My giant SpeedVents can tackle the chunky brick parts and the giant sidewalk cracks. In the street or on bike paths, I can glide for days. The doubledrop makes footbraking simple, even if I still tend to stomp too often. And when the terrain or hills get a little too intense for me, I can pop up the deck and carry it any distance without it feeling like a burden.

    Beyond that, the feel is just… right. I don’t know enough about longboard tech or deck design to articulate this feeling in any way, but it just feels great, like someone custom-made a board for me to enjoy. And “enjoy” is the word. I actively want to go out and ride this board everyday, even just to zip around the neighborhood on an errand or for fun.

    I am skating so much more than I was before, and I am that much more confident doing it. This setup really made the difference for me, and I’m excited for it to be my daily ride for a very, very long time.

    To be fair, my only quibbles:

    The deck feels a little narrow at times with my size 13 feet. Going super slow my first time out testing turns on the Ember, my heels caught the pavement, but that has never come close to happening at speed. The Trip could be better for people with feet as big as mine since the deck is wider.
    The kicktail works fine enough for popping up the deck when needed, but I haven’t yet figured out how well it can work for kickturns. Given my tight urban environment, that can be an occasional bummer when I need to go slow approaching a blind 90 degree turn and then want to be able to kickturn and push.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Garrett

    Don’t buy a mini-cruiser. Buy an Ember.

    I never really understood why shorter versions of top-mounted downhill decks are marketed for cruising when they don’t allow for big wheels and aren’t low to the ground (the main things that you want in a deck that is good for actual cruising). Jeff from Pantheon calls them “Penny Killers” and I think that is a more accurate name. If you’re looking for a portable, easy to carry deck that is ideal for cruising, the Ember is your best option. Period. It’s like a sports car that allows for gigantic wheels. It’s a ton of fun to ride, low to the ground, and extremely easy to push. I highly recommend 85mm Seismic Speed Vents. I like them more than Kegels. I’m 5’9, 210, size 13 feet and while the smaller platform did take a little bit of getting used to, it was totally worth it. I love that I can ride this to the gym and throw it in a gym locker (it fits perfectly). Or ride it to a bar and throw it under a table. I frequently carry it with me on the train or in a store when I run errands. I prefer my Pantheon Quest for long distance pushing, but the Ember could certainly handle that too.

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