Pantheon Supersonic Bamboo Longboard Deck - Available In 3 Flexes - Shrewsbury Skateboard Shop - Wake2o
Pantheon Supersonic Bamboo Longboard Deck - Available In 3 Flexes - Shrewsbury Skateboard Shop - Wake2o
Pantheon Supersonic Bamboo Longboard Deck - Available In 3 Flexes - Shrewsbury Skateboard Shop - Wake2o

Pantheon Bamboo Supersonic LDP Longboard Deck

Regular price£250.00
/
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Flex

If you already have experience with the Pantheon Supersonic model longboard, this is the next rendition. For now, we will distinguish this bamboo core Supersonic by calling it the Pantheon Bamboo Supersonic, but after loads of testing, this is the expected ultimate future of this board.

Why bamboo? No, we won’t give you a line about bamboo having properties that make it a better longboard. Pantheon has tested so much bamboo in the past. They don’t think it’s better. They think it’s just as good as maple but that it’s more expensive. No, the reason Pantheon did a bamboo core on this board is that they wanted to get the flex right. While a normal maple ply is 1/16 of an inch in thickness, they can machine their bamboo cores to within 0.5mm tolerances. This allowed them to find and hone in on what they call the “medium flex” and to bring the multiple flex options together in closer increments. So, the “heavy flex” is less stiff than an 8 ply maple core, the “light flex” is a little stiffer than a 6 ply maple core, and the “medium flex” is just about in line with their 7 ply core maple Supersonic.

Specifications:

  • Deck Length: 36.5"
  • Deck Width: 9.25"
  • Mounting Of Trucks: Top Mount
  • Construction Material: Bamboo
  • Flexes: Light (>77kg), Medium (68-95kg), Heavy (82-104kg)
  • Drop: Large Drop
  • Kicks: No Kick
  • Riding Style: LDP, Pumping

Additionally, Pantheon have been listening and wanted to offer a higher-end Supersonic model with more waterproofing elements so the deck lasts longer. Riders of the Supersonic are putting on A LOT of miles. The new Bamboo Supersonic will support as many or more miles, but it will keep your board looking stronger for longer. The glass top is more resistant than the former’s maple top, and the veneer bottom with glass right underneath satisfies their requirements of protecting the fiberglass from bumps and bruises on curbs or flicking up rocks, but provides a much longer lasting construction on the bottom ply so that the elements don’t get into that bottom layer of maple and break it down.

While the old all-maple Supersonic still has been lasting riders for thousands of miles, the elements will break down the dyed bottom veneer and cause it to look quite worn. Pantheon have not seen significant early failures, but they understand that this isn’t a great look, and it certainly doesn’t hurt to have a board where the bottom plies resist weathering. For riders truly logging tons of miles in all sorts of conditions, this is the better option.

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ↓


FREE UK Delivery over £75 (4-5 days) *excludes kayaks, canoes, rigid paddle boards, surfboards & wakeboard towers

4-5 days Mainland UK

  • Small Items: £1.99
  • Medium Items: £1.99
  • Large Items: £4.95

48 Hour Mainland UK

  • Small Items: £4.95
  • Medium Items: £5.88
  • Large Items: £9.99

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

What Makes The Supersonic LDP Different?

For those who already understand this type of LDP board, let’s just get a couple key features out of the way that distinguish this board from any other deck of this type made before. Firstly, it has been designed around our most classic and readily available RKP cast trucks available. The intention here is to offer a super high functioning but cost effective setup.

The deck features a mild camber between the drops and incredibly tight curvature, considering the required curves necessary to make this geometry work. And we integrate very mild versions of our crescent drops in all curvature points (even the down-curve of the de-wedged back end!) on this deck, making them stronger than boards of the past and allowing us to control where the board flexes. Our concave is mellow, as it should be, so that you’re comfortable no matter what distance you’re skating. But the curves are subtle and strong, and there are no true flat spots on the board anywhere, resulting in superb board feel.

Flexs options explained

Bamboo Light

The Bamboo light flex is ideal for riders under 170 lbs. You CAN ride this up to 190 pounds, but you’re going to have an easier time bottoming it out. Heavier riders are going to stress this board more, so this is something to keep in mind when riding. If you’re a rider who really wants to ride a flexible board, Pantheon recommend pairing the Bamboo light with risers and the Pantheon large 102mm Hoku Wheels. That will get you off of the ground further and allow more space between the bottom of the board and the ground for the board to flex. The Bamboo light is not as flexible as the 6 ply maple + glass version of this deck. Pantheon wanted to tighten up the flex profiles so that they would be more usable for a greater number of riders. Consider the flex profile to be more akin to a 6 1/2 ply version of this deck, if you are familiar with the maple versions.

Bamboo Medium

The Bamboo medium is the standard. Equate the amount of flex on this board to be similar to the maple 7 ply version of this deck. This is the board that will work the best for the most amount of riders. Anyone between 150 and 210 pounds should be able to ride this board, and riders at the top of this limit should only choose this board if they want a lot of flex. Please note that the more you weigh, the more force you will put on these boards, so if you’re near its upper limit, consider how you manage dropping off of curbs, for example. Riders toward the bottom of this limit may choose this board for a more snappy flex and a little less sag. You can create more space between the board and the ground by adding risers and larger wheels like the Pantheon 102mm Hoku Wheels. Jeff, the owner/designer of Pantheon boards is 190 pounds and he ride the medium flex. The board has a comfortable flex under his weight.

Bamboo Heavy

The Bamboo heavy is stronger and stiffer than the medium flex. Riders up to about 240 lbs should be able to ride this deck flat with the Pantheon 92mm Karma wheels and a 50º truck up front (rear would be 40º or 43º based on current options). Heavier riders may be able to get away with riding this deck by compensating with larger wheels and some risers to create more space between the ground and the low point on the board. This deck is not as stiff as the 8 ply maple / glass version. Consider it more like a 7 1/2 ply, if you are familiar with the Pantheon maple Supersonic versions of this deck. If you’re above 230 lbs, you may start to consider the 8 ply maple version of this deck, as it is a bit stiffer and will still be able to hold your weight without any fear of failure. OR if you just want a stiffer setup, the 8 ply is still available–until it’s not!

Picking Between Bear and Paris Trucks

The inherent geometry of the Pantheon Supersonic LDP longboard will allow you to run Bear 130mm, 155mm or Paris 150mm effectively.

You’ll want either the 40° (Bear) or 43° (Paris) at the back, and either the 50° or the 40/43° in front.

Because of the very similar base geometry of these trucks, they will run within about 1.5mm axle height from front to back regardless of which truck position you use, WITHOUT RISER up to 90mm wheels if using a 50° front truck.

Any further tinkering is certainly welcome, but this is an incredible starting point for a top of the line LDP longboard setup, with the stock setups already being super effective right out of the box.

The Pantheon Supersonic is available with 3 different truck options. The deck has been designed specifically with Bear Trucks or Paris Trucks in mind. You can certainly use whatever setup you want to your liking. Setting up outside of the recommended setups may require risers or angled risers. This will depend on your truck choice and the angles of your baseplate. You’ll want to consider your wheel choice in correspondence with your trucks to keep your setup from getting bite.

The stock setups with 50 degree fronts are your safest choice. With the 50 degree front (Paris or Bear), you should be able to run bite free up to 90mm wheels. This is as long as you have a stock cupped washer in the board-side position of your bushings. Once you start bringing down that front degree, wheelbite can start coming into play for the larger wheel option. This can be easily mitigated with risers and/or bushing and washer modifications.

We recommend 50 degree front trucks for most riders using the Supersonic LDP longboard for long distance riding and pumping. This will push the pump power toward the front of the board and make pumping more effortless.

For riders looking to max our their top speed, dropping the front angle may be considered. This can be combined with zeroing out the rear truck angle. Ultimately, between riding a 50 front or a 43/40 front for maximum pumping speed will come down to riding style. It is worth noting that a the lower degree front does feel a little more stable when pushing absolute maximum speed. Riders just looking to leisurely cover large distances will appreciate the efficiency of the higher degree front end.


Recently viewed

Longboard Blogs - Guide For Longboard Decks, Trucks And Setups - Shrewsbury Skateboard Shop - Wake2o UKLongboard Blogs - Guide For Longboard Decks, Trucks And Setups - Shrewsbury Skateboard Shop - Wake2o UK
Knowledge center

Longboard Blogs

Discover Our Longboard Guides, Product Reviews And Board Breakdowns, Here.