The skate shop in Chester closed down recently. Bad news. They had some pretty cool stuff. As chance would have it, I turned up on the very last day, and managed to pick up a couple of bargains.
The big bargain of the day was this Mindless Skateboards Hunter model, which I picked up for under half price. I had been hoping to pick up a new longboard for the collection for a while, and it had been my birthday not too long before – so I actually had a bit of cash to spend. This board was perfect.
The Hunter is the ideal shape that I was looking for, pin tail (with a nice concave) so it offered a different ride to my other longboards. At 44 inches long, it’s a little shorter than my Sector 9 board. It’s solid but not too heavy, with a very stylish striped graphic that is reflected on the grip tape cut away.
Soft (80A) wheels provide a slick yet comfortable ride – ideal for cruising. I’ve taken this longboard out and found that it glides very nicely and was easy to get used to. With winter well on it’s way, further rides will probably have to wait a while – which is not a good thing! Come spring, this board will be excellent to carve the local area.
The only down side with this board is that, as a complete, the deck comes ready shrink wrapped. Great for keeping the graphic in nice condition, but annoying when trying to remove the deck from it’s plastic prison.
As my Sector 9 board had been around for a while, this Mindless longboard has made a fine addition. Not exactly a replacement, but it will fare well as my day to day standard board. The price was excellent for a man on a budget (like me) without compromising on quality. Overall, I’m very impressed.
- Length: 44″
- Width: 9 “
- 100% Canadian maple deck with concave, complete with di-cut grip tape
- 6″ Six Star Raw trucks
- 95A SHR cushion & 14 x 8mm rubber wedge riser
- 70 x 42mm 80A SHR wheels
- ABEC-5 chrome bearings
Soundtrack: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath