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DLX Shapes
« on: April 09, 2015, 11:12:25 AM »
Hey Slap Pals,

We're working to some new Deluxe deck shapes. Any shapes you like now that could use a tweak to make it perfect?

If anyone has any suggestions, ideas or input we'd love to hear them!

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 11:24:39 AM »
You guys have a few unicorns:

8.43x32.57 14.75/15" WB - great shape but always hard to find
(the 8.38x35.56 could stand to use the same WB instead of being shorter)

8.18"x31.84" so few models use this, one of my favs if not THE favorite shape.

8.28x (love this width but the lengths are either short with 14"WB or 32" (never seen a 32" it's in the new AH drop)

I'd love to see some 8.2/8.28"x31.5/31.75 with 14.25/.35 WBs
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2015, 11:32:41 AM »



8.28x (love this width but the lengths are either short with 14"WB or 32" (never seen a 32" it's in the new AH drop)


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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2015, 11:36:22 AM »
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2015, 11:50:01 AM »
Hey Slap Pals,

We're working to some new Deluxe deck shapes. Any shapes you like now that could use a tweak to make it perfect?

If anyone has any suggestions, ideas or input we'd love to hear them!
I believe Lenny already covered my desires by saying shorter/wider boards are in the process of being made, but...

I'd love to see an 8.5x32 or 8.5x32.2, along with 8.38x32. I like wide, but shorter boards. The 8.5x32.56~~ shape that's out feels a little too long for me.
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2015, 11:52:49 AM »
That shaped Raney Beres Deck is almost perfect. Love to see it with a longer wheelbase. Ideally 14.75".

More boards in the 8.75" range with a slight taper, shovel nose and square tail...

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2015, 11:59:33 AM »
More symmetrical options.  Ishod's twin tail is great but it would be nice to see other sizes along with a more full nose/tail.  Almost like a twin nose instead of the twin tail

This would be my dream shape - 8.25 x 32 w/14.38 wb and twin R1 noses

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2015, 12:05:44 PM »
That shaped Raney Beres Deck is almost perfect. Love to see it with a longer wheelbase. Ideally 14.75".

More boards in the 8.75" range with a slight taper, shovel nose and square tail...

Agreed.

Dig this shape (same as the dos lunas?) but it's too short:
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 12:19:47 PM »
I'm pretty short, so it'd be cool to see an 8.125 with a short WB

Less than 14' WB would be amazing

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2015, 12:46:45 PM »
I liked to see some 8.5s that are 31.8 in length.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2015, 01:11:07 PM »
I have no complaints with DLX boards, they're great but if you want to split hairs how about an 8.25x32.56? I know you already have the 8.38x32.56 but I prefer a longer 8.25.  Very few companies make a longer 8.25

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2015, 01:37:11 PM »
More boards in the 8.75" range with a slight taper, shovel nose and square tail...

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2015, 02:42:58 PM »
i personally love my 8.28 x31.7 grant taylor

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2015, 03:37:27 PM »
A shorter 8.5 that's a bit on the mellower side.
Something similar to the baker B16 shape. If you guys made AH decks in a shape like that, I promise you it would be all I would ride from now on.

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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2015, 05:45:16 PM »


This was one of my favorite DLX shapes. It was from the Real Ace Edition. 8.6 at the widest with a double -drilled nose, 14.5" or 15" wheelbase.  Slight taper, square tail and Shovel nose. Would love to see more double-drilled boards like this.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2015, 07:15:08 PM »
2nd that double nose idea.

Currently riding a gonz model with that kraken shape and I love it

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2015, 08:48:15 PM »
My friend gave me his old WKND shaped board and it had the nicest shape. It was 8.5x32 but it has a really long wheelbase. If you guys made a similar shape to this, I would be so happy. The squarish tail was so stable for popping, going back to a rounded tail was really hard. Perfect tranny board in my opinion.



Also more boards in the 8.43 shape would be amazing.
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2015, 09:40:16 PM »
I always love the actual shape of most of the deluxe "shaped" boards, but feel the dimensions aren't functional outside of the cruiser category. 14.5-14.75 are realistic wheelbases for boards between 8.5-8.9 with functional nose(7/7.125) and tail(6.5/6.6) lengths.
Boards like the max schaaf 4q and worrest highway were awesome but had strange disproportionate measurements. A 14.38 wheelbase on a 9.5 wide board is strange, and the schaaf had a 6.3 long tail and it felt like my foot wood fall off or that my board was more vertical than was comfortable when I went to pop anything.
Just A few thoughts, the double wheelbase is an under used concept too.


This was one of my favorite DLX shapes. It was from the Real Ace Edition. 8.6 at the widest with a double -drilled nose, 14.5" or 15" wheelbase.  Slight taper, square tail and Shovel nose. Would love to see more double-drilled boards like this.
I also loved this shape and the thicker board.
Had a few of this one.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2015, 10:35:31 PM »
If I had my way,   I'd like the 8.38 to be 32"/14.38" wheelbase. I've found that width to be perfect, but the extra half inch or so makes it just a little long for my preference. But otherwise, your 8.25x32 does the job more than well enough.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2015, 06:26:37 AM »
I'd really like an 8.5 and 8.38 that is the exact same length as the 8.25 DLX shape. 14.25 wheelbase instead of 14.38 with the leftover 1/8 of an inch from the wheelbase evenly added to the nose and tail lengths. The 8.25 DLX shape is almost perfect and I've skated a giant stack of them, I'd just prefer it to be an 8.5 or 8.38 and have an 1/8 inch shorter wheelbase. That's just my 2 cents and my thoughts about what I think I'd be most comfortable skating.

I'd also like to add that I really dig DLX products and I think that the overall vibe of the company and the legacy that DLX has built in skateboarding is great. Thanks for all the great work through all the years DLX! :)

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2015, 06:58:33 AM »
more tapered tails  ;) love the wood but the tails are always to big.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2015, 11:42:40 AM »
No real suggestions although I'd like to see double noses too.

On a side note, I think it's dope how active DLX is on these boards. Says a lot about the company asking for direct feedback from customers. Most in the industry seem to treat slap like its a horrible thing, want no involvement, and seem to get butthurt over all of us. Props to DLX for not being pussies!
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #22 on: April 10, 2015, 02:14:10 PM »
I'm not a fan of double noses or double tails. Ideally you have a hybrid, something between a nose and tail in size and shape.

What I really want, that I simply cannot find (yet) is a squaresih popsicle

take tails like these, round them just a little more and use it as the nose and tail.



Black label has great tails on their shapes but ALL their boards have that skinny ass 90s nose shape (which I never rode even back then).

The knockout shape is close

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2015, 02:39:26 PM »
+1 8.18 shorty

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #24 on: April 10, 2015, 02:42:43 PM »
Never thought i woukd get to voice my opinion on something like this, so here goes nothing. I was riding the 8.5 krookeds and reals for the longest time. I think there should be a 32 inch version (possibly even between 31.5, or 31.84) with a slightly mellower/smaller nose and the same tails. Maybe make it an 8.4.  Im riding the ishod twin tip at the moment and it is truly an eye opening experience. I never thought i would size down again but i love this board to death.

In summary: The tails on the 8.25 and 8.5 are perfect, but i think the noses need to be scaled down slightly and made a bit more tail like. I would like to see more boards in the 8.25 to 8.5 range, and i would like them to be in between 31.84 and 32.  I think 8.38 or 8.4 x 32 would be a good place to start.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #25 on: April 11, 2015, 12:52:50 AM »
Maybe some kind of 90's popsicle shape would be cool??

I think Tired makes one. Would be fun.
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« Reply #26 on: April 11, 2015, 02:14:26 AM »
Just tell generator to give you pass ports shapes

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #27 on: April 11, 2015, 04:52:23 AM »
Don't shorten the wheelbases!! Those are my favorite shapes!

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #28 on: April 11, 2015, 05:23:25 AM »
Aside from the suggestions I mentioned earlier, I'm currently skating a board that's 8.5 x 32, with a 14.25 wheelbase and with a tail and nose that are really close to being the same in size and steepness, with the nose just being a tad bit bigger. It's one of the best feeling boards I've had in a while. It feels really comfortable and everything just seems to work on it. If you guys made something similar that'd be cool. I know there's already a few of you in here suggesting an 8.5 that's on the shorter side, I'm right there with ya on that one, hah.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #29 on: April 11, 2015, 10:22:31 AM »
That Nick Dompierre board from the Gaming Experience series a few years back was perfect. I had 3 of those in a row. It was 8.18 and it was long, might have been 32.56 and it had a big round nose. I loved that shape and I've had probably a dozen different 8.18 wide DLX decks since then but I've never come across one exactly like that.

I can find a picture of that series on google image search but the Dompierre board is the only one with measurements cut out of the picture.