Friday, January 27, 2012

Unboxing the Subsonic GT

       A late Christmas present arrived on my doorstep a week and a bit back. It just so happens to be a board I'd been lusting after for quite awhile after both catching my own long distance bug from Push for the Cure, and spending far too much time on Chris Vallender's blog, Here & There. There's been a fair bit of buzz about this board on Paved Wave and Skate Further, so for you distance skaters wondering what to expect when cracking open a GT's cardboard sarcophagus, here ya go:

       So, unlike the LandYachtz boards, this one comes wrapped in a fair bit of heavy duty paper instead of cardboard, foam, and shrink wrap. There' wasn't anything else in the box either, aside from the invoice; no stickers, no longboarding magazines, but I'm not complaining. I have enough longboarding magazines on the back of my toilet tank as it is, and stickers... well... if you read the post below...

       Since taking these pictures, I've popped some Holey Trucks with 90mm wheels on the board, a bunch of risers, and taken it out for it's first spin. Already got a battle scar on it too, it's quite shallow so I might see if I can disguise it with a splash of polyurethane... There's still a fair bit of ice and snow on the ground here in the great white north, so I'll give a performance review of the board if we have another week or so of warm air.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks very much for the mention! Enjoy the board!