We like concave

24May

In the beginning (over a decade ago… time flies!) pressing boards with concave was a big deal for us. Probably because we were pressing birch using a hand-tightened wooden press in a damp Sheffield cellar…

Now we have the use of a huge hydraulic ram, thinner veneers of Canadian maple and fibreglass, CNC steel moulds, and super-strong epoxy glues. All combined means we can get some pretty cool shapes compared to the old days…

History lesson over, here’s a few concave shots from a few of our more recent deck offerings. Enjoy!

Wizard – super deep “pool” concave, with a flat section in the middle…

The “powder nose” on the Stallion…

Check the hips on the Vandella’s radial concave…

Nuff concave on the front of the Sequel!

This is the really cool part of the Antuna… a sudden deepening of the concave at the rear of the standing platform, thanks to a clever bit of mould positioning and rail profile… Sick back foot placement.

Check the boards pages or the Vandem Flickr for more!