Naked Tokyo is a versatile longboard that does it all. The longboard has a drop through design, which gets the deck closer to the ground and your pushing easier. The platform is roomy and makes the longboard a delicious dancer and beach cruiser. The symmetrical design opens up a world of freeride and big standup slides. The design features colored maple, thermal lamination and laser cutting. It provides a durable flexy longboard, which is incredibly comfortable to cruise on. The flex helps energy transfer in fast carving turns. Stable Flow trucks handle high speeds without speed wobbles. Naked Tokyo is a sublime allround longboard, you will love if you appreciate a snappy flex!
The longboard is perfect for the beginner and the more advanced skater who loves to cruise but also want a board that can go it all.
Naked Tokyo is a symmetrical drop through deck. The design features 5 light and delightful layers of Canadian maple, providing flex and a delicate snap. The maple sandwich is held together by a strong thermal lamination that provides durability and a light weight. The shape of the longboard is with large cutouts which provides a good wheel clearance: It eliminates wheel bite when you do sharp curves or very steep standup slide. The top layer is cut by a laser printer so the NAKED logo and graphics gives depth and a unique expression. The slight concave keeps your feet in place and gives a good feel of where your feet are located. Drop through makes your ride balanced because you are closer to the ground. The deck is easy to control and comfortable to push. Combination of a roomy platform and a snappy flex this board is fun and exciting to ride!
The setup of the Longboard tries to fit as many riding styles as possible. The longboard is drop through mounted with Flow 180mm (7 ") trucks. This lowers the center of gravity and makes the board more forgivable to slide on and managing in general. Flow trucks have 95A bushings. Quick 70mm wheel with a 50mm contact patch gives a good grip. The relatively soft wheels (78a) and chrome ABEC-9 bearings, helps to make your riding more uniform and comfortable.
Length:The total length of the deck is important for the handling of the board and its driving ability. Long longboards are usually easier to stand on than short ones, because you have more room for your stance. Generally, you can use the following guidelines: - 70 cm (- 20") Transport, Cruising 70 - 95 cm (28" - 38") Carving, Freestyle 95 - 107 cm (38" - 42") Freeride, Carving, Downhill, Sliding 107 - (42" -) Cruising, Downhill, Sliding
Width:Your boards width depends on your footsize. You need to have space for your feet on the board. This also means that the bigger feet you have the wider your longboard needs to be. Boards with more width are often suitable for maneuver where your feet or grip surface is in focus: Sliding, Freestyle, carving. Narrow boards caters more for cruising and transport.
Wheelbase:The wheelbase is the distance between the two trucks of the board. The wheelbase alone gives the board its capacity of changing direction. Long wheelbase allows more control over your change of direction, which is ideal for downhill and slides. If you want to use your longboard for cruising, carve or downhill a wide wheelbase would be ideal, whereas a short wheelbase would be better for freestyle and city riding, where you take small sharp turns all the time.
Deck material:The material of the deck is relevant to flex, durability and quality. If you want a flexible longboard, bamboo is the best sollution for you, it is however not very sustainable. For a sustainable longboard you should choose one made of canadian maple. There is a way to make the decks either more durable or more rigid. It involves a a procedure where a layer of either fiberglass or carbon is incorporated in the materials. The thickness of these layers gives the deck more durability or stiffness. There are many different combinations of these materials that can be made, to make the perfect longboard just for you. The best materials are canadian maple mixed with carbon or fiberglass and the bad materials are recycled wood, since this has zero flexibility. Other half bad materials are chinese maple, whicg has very little flexibility as well. En general when speaking about wood, one determines the quality after how many knots and impurities are in it. The fewer the better.
Conkave:Concave is the inward curvature of the deck's surface. It helps to lock your feet firmly to the deck and thus provides better grip. With a better grip you are far less likely to lose balance and by that having it tough to avoid falling off when rolling along the streets
Flex:The flex of a board are an expression of stiffness. Stiff boards have a very fast steering and provides stability and control, which is suitable for Sliding, Freestyle and Downhill. Flexy boards are not very stable, but more comfortable to ride as the deck adapts to your movements. Flexy boards are therefore suitable for carving, freeride and Cruising.
Deck form:Longboard decks are available in many different forms. One of them is called Twintip. Twintip boards are symmetrical and can ride equally in both directions and is therefore good for Slides, Freeride, Freestyle. Pintail boards are inspired by surf boards, with narrow ends and are suitable for cruising. At last we have Directional boards, which can have different shapes. They are directional as the name indicates, which is often used for Downhill and cruising. Longboards can actually also have kicktails, making it possible to pop a board and thus do tricks etc.
Weight:The longboards total weight, when assembled. For you to be able to ride, do tricks and other tough longboard maneuvers like sliding and aggresiv riding with quick turns and so forth, you need to have a longboard that isn't too heavy. On the other hand, your longboard shouldn't be too light because light weight longboards often have lower durablity and easily breaks.
Wheel edge:The edge of the wheel have a greater meaning of your riding style. Wheels with rounded edges are better for street riding and ramps. Wheels with square edges are on the other hand better for longboards used as a transport. In generel when riding feestyle, one should use smal hard wheels with rounded edges. A Longboard used for freeride or cruising however, should have big, soft, square edged wheels.
Wheel diameter:The size of the wheels should depend on your riding style and what you will use your longboard for. Large diameter wheels are suitable for comfort, speed and grip, while the wheels of small diameter is good for maneuverability and tricks. The width of the wheel determines how much contact you have to the ground. More contact with the ground (wide wheels) provides comfort, stability and grip, less contact with the ground (narrow wheels) provides speed, maneuverability and easier slip for slides.
Wheel hardness:The hardness of a wheel is measured on the durometer scale which ranges from 0 - 100A. 0 is the softest and 100 is the hardest. Soft wheels provide comfort and less strokes for unevenness on the road. Hard wheels provide speed and provides easier-slip for slides.
Bearings:Bearings are divided into ABEC. High ABEC values mean that the bearing is made with more precision and therefore better quality. This means that bearings of ABEC-7 value are better than bearings of ABEC-5 value. It is recommended that your ABEC-value is higher for higher speeds and lower if your wheel will have a lot of impact. Bushings also come in different quality levels, and here some bushings are also better for different riding styles.
Truck:Trucks come in various shapes with different angles. Higher angles are designed for more carving turns and lower angles are intended for fewer turns.
Truck mounting:There are two ways to mount a truck. Top mounted trucks are mounted on the underside of the deck. This is clever because you avoid having the truck in the way of your feet, while skating. The drop-through truck passes through the deck which increases the stability. Top mounted trucks are mostly used for freestyle and cruising boards. Drop through gives the board a lower center of gravity and can be used for all riding styles.
Griptape:Grip Tape comes in many levels of roughness and kinds. The rougher the grip tape is, the better and firmer you will stand on the longboard. However, with rougher grip tape you will have to compromise the longevity of your shoes, since the rougher grip tape means that it will be rougher on the soles of your shoes as well. As mentioned there are different kinds of griptape. One is called clear sand, which is a layer of see through epoxypaint mixed with sandgrains, which then becomes as rough as sandpaper. This type is usually used on longboards where you would like to see the wood through the griptape. The most common griptape is a kind of rough sandpaper with stick on the back, so you can put it on you longboard. Griptape is a necessity on your longboard, otherwise you cannot stand firmly.
|Length||104 cm (41")|
|Width||24 cm (9.45")|
|Wheelbase||81,5 cm (32")|
|Wheel size||70 mm|
|Wheel edge||Squared edge|
|Wheel hardness||78 A|
|Truck||180 mm (7") Flow|
|Truck mounting||Drop through|
Size guide for long-boarding
Choosing a longboard can easily be a tough thing to do, and seem a jungle to begin with. We have gathered the most important things to have in mind, when on the lookout for a longboard. There's a lot of different sizes, shapes, types of wheels etc.
Before buying a longboard, figure out what you're going to be using it for. There exist longboards best for transportation, and longboards designed to roll down steep hills with high speeds, and longboards shaped after surfboards for an awesome surf like feeling.
You are of course always welcome to contact us here should you be in doubt about which longboard you should consider buying.
The right longboard design will make your longboarding experiences much better. It is important to choose the correct longboard shape, suitable for your style. A Cruiser longboard is typically shaped like a surfboard, and works the same way too. With such a longboard you can achieve that surfing like feeling. There also exists a cruiser longboard in a smaller format, which is called a Mini Cruiser. This board is a smaller fun and practical longboard, which easily can be put under your arm when on the bus or with the train. A longboard made for Downhill is a bit stiffer than the other shapes, since it's made to handle high speeds down steep hills. A downhill longboard is also perfect for slides, due to the materials and the shape of the deck. A Freeride board is a great mix of it all, and is an ideal longboard for the beginner. These types of longboards is often easier to use and get better on than the other. We recommend you start of with a freeride longboard, to gain a better understanding and feel of the sport. There after you can begin to specialize yourself of a particular type within longboarding. There also exists another special type of a longboard, the Surfskate. This longboard is mounted with some special trucks, which spins really fast, and gives opportunity to accelerate, without touching the asphalt with the feet.
There is to standard types of trucks mountings within longboarding. There's topmounted and drop through.
On a topmounted longboard your longboard is raised from the asphalt, which makes it more lively. This is perfect for those who wants the surfing feel longboard, so they can ride through the streets on waves of the city. These topmounteded longboards are more lively and therefore not as ideal for the beginner, who needs a little ease to begin with. A topmounted longboard can both be used for low speed surf feeling, but also the best downhill riders uses topmounted longboards.
Et drop through longboard is an all around, easy to to begin with type. Are you the kind of person that likes to play around with your longboard at times, or are using it for transportation, then a longboard with drop through mounting a great choice for you. Most people riding on longboards, will feel best about a longboard with drop through mounting.
When riding on a longboard it is important to have your safety top notch. We therefore recommened you wear a helmet, knee-, elbow- and wrists pads and protectors. You can find our whole selection of protection gear for longboarding here.