Alternative Longboards · Egret · Sidewall 2018

Freestyle · Dancing

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Rachid currently rides for Alternative Longboards. Read on to find out what he has to say about his Egret – Sidewall 2018. Especially if you are on the lookout for your first board or looking to add a dancing · freestyle board to your collection.

Background

Egret – Sidewall 2018 – Made by Alternative from Poland, Nowy Sacz.

What disciplines was it designed for?

It designed for freestyle and dancing.

Construction

The 2018 Egret features a new construction with special V-Technology, a fat bottom and bigger wheel wells that save about 10% of its original weight. Its symmetrical shape is paired with a slim waist, a delicate radial concave, and a rocker.

Specs

Weight 1.95 kg | 4.29 lbs, 2.25 kg | 4.96 lbs

Length 110 cm | 43.30”

Width 22 -23 cm | 8.66 – 9.05”

Wheelbase 70 – 74 cm | 27.55 – 29.13”

Concave Radial

Flex Medium, Soft

Your first impressions?

I am very impressed, I noticed in the first day the whole construction of the board allows to accurate for make tricks and dance moves look so easy and that was quite impressive for me.

How long have you been using it?

About 8 Months.

How often do you ride it? (What purpose, commuting, freestyling, freeriding, downhill etc).

I used for cruising around the beach and of course freestyle and dancing practise.

Your personal setup suggestion for this board
  • Paris trucks V2 180mm
  • 50° with orangatang soft bushings
  • Sharkwheels 78a, 60mm
  • mob griptape
What can be improved?

Nothing

Why should I include it in my quiver (collection or arsenal)?

If you’re looking for a board that has a good dance space that allows for doing outstanding tricks and also have a durable construction, I can say it’s the right one for you.

Notes by abooard

At the time of publication, Alternative Longboards has already released their 2019 line. From an onlookers point of view aside from the graphics all the information in this gear guide are still valid.

Sidewall refers to the extra protection added on the rails of the board. Increasingly becoming popular among builders and shapers that makes the boards more durable.

Our thanks goes to Rachid Moujahid for sharing this guide and these images for us to have a better look at the Alternative Longboards – Egret Sidewall 2018.