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 for the right balance of springy stretch and stability.
The teardrop bamboo 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. (Like the one with the lightning bolt.)
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 hand-crafted bamboo 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 natural bamboo designs harken back to the early days of surfing, while the renewable and sustainable bamboo plywood 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 50-degree reverse kingpin and 30 degrees of board lean allows the ultimate rail-to-rail flow, board lean and extreme carving angles.
Inside the HST carving trucks are a set of spherical wave cams that translate axel rotation into increased force by compressing an incredibly strong compression spring. The new 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 chocolate brown 90mm cast polyurethane wheels are buttery smooth and literally kick-out small rocks before you can ride over them.
Why it Matters
The Perfect Ride The Pinger carves incredibly well but has a little more weight than the Fish allowing for more speed releasing out of turns, and like the Classic there is a large canvas for cross stepping footwork but with more maneuverability.
Best Used for
The World's Best Longboard. Ideal for intermediate to advanced riders but can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to experience surfings finest sensations. Landpaddle approved.
Quality and Style
Built to last. Super-hard bamboo. Durable solvent-free UV resistant grip coating. Super solid construction.
Turning and Performance
The world's most surfable longboard. Huge 200mm HST trucks with massive riser pads and deep wheel wells for insane manueverability. Black springs are responsive for advanced riders; red springs are more stable.
Barefoot friendly grip & Hamboards brwon 90mm 78A wheels on biltin-type ABEC 7 bearings for maximum performance.
Dimensions and Shape
Retro Design with a Modern Feel. At 5’7” the Pinger’s single wing pin tail perfectly captures the shape and feel of the boards ridden by the surf revolutionaries who first tamed the Banzai Pipeline of North Shore Oahu.