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Lush Longboards Kisiwa

About this product

Length
58.625" / 148.9cm
Width
11.375" / 28.9cm
Wheelbase
41.75" / 106cm
Tail
8" / 20.3cm
Construction
Vertically Laminated Hardwood
Profile
Flat with wheel wells
Flex
Flexy
  • Speed/Race
  • Cruise/Carve
  • Slide/Freeride
  • Bowls/Street
  • Dance/Flatland

The Board

Land Paddle Longboard

Our classic giant pintail longboard is back!

A name that goes right back to our early days, the Kisiwa is a huge “mal” shape longboard skateboard, built to cruise, carve and cross-step with style.

Built entirely by hand right here in Bristol, each Kisiwa is glued, pressed, shaped, screened and finished by skaters. Every board is it’s own story… learn more here.

Shape

Pintail Longboard

The Kisiwa is, very simply, an enourmous pintail longboard shape.

With tons of deck space, cross-stepping, spinners, nose rides and drop-knee turns are super easy and fun.

You could even practice your pop-ups on this thing…

Each deck has extra-large wheel wells cut in to avoid wheelbite, although we’d suggest keeping the wheel size below 75mm to keep the ride height sensible.

Construction

Vertical Lamination

We’re pressing these decks individually in Bristol using a vertical lamination technique. A combination of hardwood stringers creates a smooth ride with a beautiful natural flex.

Riding on nearly five feet of natural hardwood grain is a feeling that you have to experience to appreciate…

Once the main blank is glued and roughcut, we laminate in nose and tail blocks for an extra surfy touch.

The Kisiwa is totally flat, with no concave whatsoever. This makes it a very comfortable cruiser, even barefoot.

As this board is almost 5 feet long and nearly 5/8 inch thick from solid hardwood, it isn’t light!

Once you get rolling though, all that wood makes for a sure, smooth ride over anything with tons of momentum and rolling speed.

Longboard Surfing Footwork Cross- Trainer

Nose Ride

The Kisiwa’s flat profile, width and length make it an ideal tool for longboard surfers to practise and improve cross stepping, nose riding, backpedalling and general balance.

When skating it doesn’t really feel that much shorter than your 9ft+ longboard surfboard, but you’ll find that the smaller length and width tighten your stance up and help you tidy your footwork when the waves are flat.

If you can cross-step on a longboard skateboard, then you’ll find it way easier on your longboard surfboard! Skateboards and surfboards have a lot in common in terms of nose-to-tail and rail-to-rail movement, so you’ll find it much easier to get a feel for stepping back from the nose whilst dealing with a turning, tipping deck under your feet.

Walking up and back for a nose ride will be a doddle with a bit of practice. You’ll also find that the classic longboard nose wheelie has a lot in common with a hang five nose ride on your surfboard.

Cruise and turn some heads…

The Kisiwa is the longest longboard we make – it’s not really like anything else out there right now. You will definitely be noticed rolling on one of these!

We grip these decks with three one inch wide strips, so you can skate it barefoot no problem. We can ship the Kisiwa ungripped, just get in touch with us when you order and we’ll make it happen.

If you want to cruise the seafront in style, you aren’t going to get much better than this.

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Lush Longboards Kisiwa Features...

  • Vertically Laminated

    Vertically laminated hardwoods provide the best natural flex feel we can create… and looks to die for! Click here for more info.

  • Handmade in Bristol

    Our longboards marked “Handmade in Bristol” are just that – handmade by us, right here in our Bristol workshop, in the UK.

    No giant CNC robots, no mass production, no faceless factory floor… just a love for skateboarding mixed with a lot of sweat, sawdust and elbow grease. Click here to see how…

  • Router Cut Wheel Wells

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    We use a router to cut wheel wells in our longboard decks when we want to make a very long or very deep well. Material is removed after the blank is pressed and shaped, allowing us to make wider topmount shapes whilst avoiding wheelbite.

    We can also give a lot of wheelbase options with this technique, allowing you a lot of customisation options. Using a router to cut our wheel wells, we can make shapes that would otherwise be impossible, run our setups lower with looser trucks, and still keep wheelbite to a minimum. Click here for more info!

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Lush Longboards Kisiwa Reviews

Kisiwa ★★★★★ 5 ( 1 reviews)
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Lush Kisiwa Review

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Fun deck!. It's size and weight give it a smooth ride over any surface and a ridiculous amount of room to walk. The craftsmanship is top notch and it is a truly beautiful piece. You will definitely want to leave the stickers off of this deck. I haven't had this much fun cruising around my neighborhood in a long time. **Because of it's size, this deck is prone to wheel bite. It took me a couple days to find the correct combo of trucks, wheels and risers that would work with the deck. I ended up using Gull Wing Sidewinder 2 185mm trucks (Stiff bushings) with Shark 60mm LB wheels off of a 1/2 inch riser. If in doubt, ask Lush what they recommend. (Reply from Lush: "The Kisiwa is designed to work with loose Sabre Trucks, an 8mm riser and wheels up to 74mm. No worries with wheelbite with this setup! Other truck and wheel combos may be different.")

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