Description

Pantheon Nexus FG Ruins Graphic Longboard Skateboard Deck – 9.6″ x 36.25″

Length: 36.25″ (92 cm)

Width: 9.6″ (24.75 cm)

WB: 29.5 – 30.25″ (75 – 76.85 cm)

36 Grit Laser Cut Griptape Included

8 Ply Maple, 2x Triaxial Fiberglass Construction

1-inch Crescent Drop

1/4″ Rocker

 

The Pantheon Nexus was our original double drop longboard. This means it is a drop-through longboard also featuring a dropped platform. Designed to be the meeting point between many major longboard disciplines, we have made some minor changes from its original design but have kept the original intent alive. From downhill and freeride to covering long distances, the Nexus does it all extremely well. It is easily one of the most confidence-inspiring boards out there. The double dropped platform lowers the center of gravity, enhancing natural stability and putting more side-force into the wheels when turning, which helps initiate slides with more ease and confidence. A comfortable, progressive concave combined with the drops is designed to lock you in for easy freeriding in any direction. And being so low to the ground makes pushing an afterthought. The stiff platform also provides both confidence at speed and the necessary stiffness for heavier riders looking for a push-specific deck.

 

The Nexus has intense curves that are both ergonomic and comfortable. The crescent drop you’ve grown to know and love Pantheon Longboards for is, of course, a big part of this deck. One inch big, to be exact! And in between the drops, we’ve added a quarter inch of rocker for even lower pushing and to increase confidence in slides. Combine this dropped platform on a drop-through longboard, and this is the board that we’ve been taking up and down the mountains here in Colorado, setting personal records for uphill pushing and equally pushing our limits down the hill. Seriously…the fastest standup slides I’ve ever thrown have been on this deck, in bathing suit shorts. While the clothing choice is not exactly recommended, the point stands. Confidence goes up being on such a low, stiff, and forgiving platform. A lot of advanced riders will move to top mounts for a dedicated freeride longboard, but this Nexus will keep up in every way and is especially easy to learn on for people who are just beginning.

 

New Maple and Fiberglass Construction!

The 2020 Nexus has been in the prototype stage for FAR TOO LONG. We truly tested virtually every construction we could think of, and we even sold a few fancy carbon/poplar decks for a while. We’ve done bamboo cores with fiberglass, maple only, bamboo/maple hybrids, bamboo/maple/fiberglass hybrids. But nothing stood the test of time or offered as much bang for the buck as classic fiberglass and maple. A freeride longboard doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and we feel that the maple/fiberglass construction is truly optimized for the task. The final deck combines 8 plies of Canadian maple with two layers of triaxial fiberglass underneath the top and bottom layers of maple. This gives the deck excellent stiffness while still offering just a touch of dampening flex that can be noticed in the center of the board while pushing, and it makes the board virtually warp-proof. The Nexus will undoubtedly stand the test of time and weather the elements quite well.

 

The stiffer platform also makes the Nexus deck an optimal push board for heavier riders. Whereas 200 lb + riders have been historically forced to max out the Trip or Pranayama (and to be fair, it’s been working for them), they now have a double drop deck that can properly hold a 250-pound rider without fear of breaking down mid-ride. We don’t have a weight limit set for this board yet, but if you’re 300 pounds, we’ll probably be willing to discount a board for you so that you can ride it and review it, and we can see how she holds up!