The Platy+ started out as an expertiment. I was interested to see how a bigger board would ride and what my capabilities would be on it. After skating on it for the better part of a year I decided to take it in production because it is a very fun and relaxed board. Don’t think you’re able to do your fancy freestyle tricks on this thing easily though, this board is intented for oldskool dancing.
The board is made from a combination of bamboo, birch and glassfiber. Both kicks are extra strengthened by a layer of carbon fibre. This make this area of the board extra stiff and makes the board more durable. The board is finished with a layer of Mahogany veneer. I gave the board a mild concave.
Length: 148 cm / 58,2″
Width: 23 cm / 9,05″
Wheelbase: 104 cm / 40,9″
Kicks: 16 cm / 6,2″
Concave: 1 cm / 0.4 in
Weight: 3.75 kg
Light (<50 – 75 kg)
Medium (60 – 90 kg)
The Platy+ comes in two flextypes for two general weight groups. I chose these different flexes because I feel it is a really important aspect of the board. The right flex will provide a better riding experience on the board.
- Light (<50 – 70 kg)
For the Light Platy+ I removed one layer of glass. For riders around the 50 kg this board will have a firm flex. For riders around the 60 kg this will have a nice springy flex. And riders around the 70+ kg this will be a flex board, which will still be ususable.
- Medium (60 – 90 kg)
The Medium flex is the most recommended flex to choose a middle ground. For riders around the 60 kg this board is stiff. Riders around the 70 to 80 will have a nice springy flex. And riders around the 90 kg will have a flexy board, which will still be usuable.