Wheelbase: 43 in
Front Truck: HST 40° baseplate,hanger
Rear Truck: HST 40° baseplate,hanger
It’s how you connect to earth different from anyone else
What you feel, you can neither describe nor believe
This model is a sporty version of the Classic meant for those with an inclination to connect to nature in a whole new way. It’s meant for those with tremendous desire to transcend skating into a surfing experience.
The Pinger takes a minimalistic approach akin to classic surfboards. Simple yet aesthetically stunning, the deck is a torsion flex with a wing pintail carved out of natural bamboo or Baltic birch for the right balance of springy stretch and stability.
The teardrop canvas measuring an awe-inspiring 5ft 7 in, (the second largest in the Hamboards quiver) captures the shape and feel of the timeless surfboards that first tamed the Banzai Pipeline of North Shore Oahu.
This is a dream board for anyone who wants to work on footwork, cross-stepping, noseriding or loves more speed release out of turns.
You’ll love the max turning leverage while giant wheel wells below eliminate wheel bite. That means carving at never-seen-before angles, cut right into the boardwalk.
But the magic lies somewhere else
Pinger features a 19mm deck with aggressive lines. The patented 200mm HST Carving trucks with our strongest gold springs and massive 90mm cast polyurethane wheels offer a ride that is shockingly familiar to longboard surfers and longboard SUP Surfers alike. This surfskate is a head-turning longboard surfskate board.
LIke the Classic, this board will take you straight back to the surfline or help you master pop ups, drop knee turns, toes over nose, cut backs, bottom turns and hanging heels (if you’re daring). If you’re into SUP Skating, this extra long and wide deck allows you to paddle prone, so you can switch arms without the need to switch feet.
The designs harken back to the early days of surfing, while the deck is perfectly weighed, flexible and designed to sustain comfortable yet aggressive cruise propulsion.
Mounted on massive 24 mm riser blocks are a pair of patented 200mm HST carving trucks cast from virgin aluminum and heat treated for relentless thrash. A 40° pivot axis angle gives 30° degrees of board lean and allows the ultimate rail-to-rail flow, board lean and extreme carving angles.
The gold springs yield a whopping 25 pounds force against the wheels, that allow this to glide through road imperfections like an off road vehicle. The gold springs give just enough of a snappy return to center and truly feel like surfing. On the road, the Hamboards signature 90mm cast polyurethane wheels are buttery smooth and literally kick-out small rocks before you can ride over them.
HST Trucks are different
Most skateboard trucks have flexible bushings which allow them to flex and rotate. Our patented HST Trucks use stiff springs and spherical wave cams that translate axle rotation into spring compression. These massive springs store the energy then give right it back to you. You don't need to lift the front to turn, just turn the board. HST trucks have smooth consistent rotations. The springs give strength and stability that enable the wheels to glide over road imperfections like you wouldn't believe.
Rotation and Lean
Our patented HST Trucks were designed to simulate a surfboard on water. Do not expect them to feel like other skateboard trucks. They are so responsive that some people call them loose.
Our trucks rotate up to 20° in both directions and lean up to 30°. This movement is much greater than most other skateboard trucks.
When you turn on HST Trucks, you feel like you are riding on an airplane wing in a banked turn. You get the sense that you are riding on the edge of your board, much like it feels to ride on a snowboard or a surfboard.
They also give just enough of a snappy return to center and truly feel like surfing.
To learn more about HST trucks and our progressive truck system, click here.
Same Lean, Different Rotation
With our HST truck system, you can purchase trucks with three different pivot angles. You can see that our three baseplates provide the same amount of lean. You can also see that the 0° truck does not rotate at all. The 20° truck rotates about 10° in each direction and the 40° truck rotates about 20° in each direction .