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Scrapyard Project

October 20, 2016

Scrapyard Project

All of these boards were reclaimed for the OMEN ScrapYard Project

It needs to be stated first and foremost, that OMEN Longboards doesn't make factory seconds. We make factory firsts, but sometimes things don't go as planned and we end up with a board that ends up on a shelf collecting dust, literally. These unusable boards end up being chopped, re-shaped, re-drilled, reused, or anything to keep them from being heavily concaved paperweights. These are some of the models that we are starting off our ScrapYard Project with.

Here is a stack of re-shaped Airship Minis made from a stack of shifted graphics.

Some of these boards came about because of small graphic alignment issues, and others came about when boards had splits, warbles, or defects that would remove them from first quality status. When this happens we work to save these boards anyway possible, under the common idea that no pressed wood is wasted. We have done this to offer some unique products, use up some otherwise useless material, and reduce the amount of trash that ends up in a landfill. 

Here is a 9" wide Barfight, .5" narrower than the regular model. 

One of the first boards that we experimented with was a run of graphic blemed BARFIGHTs. This board is recovered from some decks that had a narrower graphic printed on them, and instead of throwing them away, we made some narrow, 9" versions. Some of our team riders have been riding this board to better match up with the size of their feet, like team rider, Loryn Roberson. 

Loryn Roberson bombin' down a mountain on a narrow Barfight. Pap Dog Photo.

The Specs of this Barfight are as Follows:

Length: 34"
Width: 9"
Wheelbase: 22.5", 24.5", 26.5"
Effective Foot Platform: 25"
Average Weight: 4 lbs, 4 ozs

.5" Progressive Radial Concave
.5" Accelerated Rocker
Flushmounts, Wheel Wells, Wheels Flares

This is the top-mounted cut of a run of off-color Dropships, Nate Blackburn has been enjoying this deck thoroughly.

Dropship TM Specs:

Length: 38.5"
Width: 9.4"
Wheelbase: 30", 31", 32"
Effective Foot Platform: 27"
Average Weight: 4 lbs, 12 ozs

.5" Progressive Radial Concave
.5" Accelerated Rocker
Flushmounts, Wheel Wells, Wheels Flares
Graphics may Vary

Nate Blackburn takes the Dropship TM for a midnight run in the mountains.

The 23" Classic is a board reclaimed from any board with a failed "accelerated rocker" pressing. These decks make great grocery getters, campus cruisers, and first boards for younger riders. This is the board you grab when you want to get someone quickly, but don't need a full size longboard to accomplish the mission.

23" Classic Specs:

Length: 23"
Width: 7.5"
Wheelbase: 16"
Effective Foot Platform: ~23"
Weight: 1 lb

Very Mild Concave
Very Mild Rocker
New School Mounting (best setup with TKP's)
Graphics WILL Vary

23" Classics come in many different Graphic Options and are reclaimed from Factory 2nd boards.

If you have any questions about some of the decks that you have seen in this article please contact nate@omenlongboards.com or head over to the CONTACT FORM on the website.