by: DB Skimboards
The Standard Streamline is one of the most versatile boards on the market. With wide rounded nose and tail this board is perfect for ollies and flatland maneuvers. It's narrow waist keeps the board agile in the water so the board is still highly maneuverable. This board is perfect for bank slides, box riding and over all ripping.
This skimboard weighs roughly 7.4 pounds.
Flexibility: Flexy and Light
Standard Streamline Deck Specs
The Standard Streamline comes in two sizes, Medium (41.4"x19.63") and Large (43.4"x20.5"). The medium size is a better board for technical maneuvers while the large is better for bigger riders and deeper conditions.
Standard Streamline Concave
A definitive advantage of a DB Skimboard is their trademark Micro Concave. They employ a tiny side to side concave which creates a bowl effect over the surface of the board. This concave allows the rider a catch free ride and added confidence in spins and shuvs.
Standard Streamline Rocker
It's taken DB Skimboard years to find the perfect rocker profile for their standard boards. They dialed in and perfected this profile to find the perfect mix of amplitude and curvature. Their rocker enables maximum pop without sacrificing speed over the water or making the board difficult to throw.
3D ROCKER PRECISION AND LAMINATION
Standard Streamline 3d rocker
The combination of Micro Concave + Continuous Rocker = 3D Rocker. The bowl'd deck creates the perfect platform for technical tricks, long rides, and easy sliding. These boards are pressed using a proprietary technique that ensures long-lasting, shape accurate laminations. Ask around, DB skimboards hold their rocker and concave almost indefinitely!
Standard Construction Diagram
Standard skimboards are constructed with a stiff 5-ply hard rock maple core. They are laminated using a completely water tight bonding agent and encase the core with HPL topsheet and base. HPL is the best sliding surface DB Skimboards has found. It slides great over sand, PVC rails and boxes, logs, shells, cement, and just about anything you can think of! The top of the board has the signature CNC machines EVA diamond foam. This is the perfect surface for your feet. EVA foam provides great traction and cushioning and is tough enough to survive the wear and tear from long sessions, UV, and saltwater.
Proudly Made in the USA
DB has been making their skimboards just South of Seattle, WA since 2003. Their company is rider owned and operated and dedicated to making the best boards in the world.
Choosing The Right Shape
Streamline: Narrow mid section makes for a maneuverable board that turns well. The large nose and tail combined with the gently curving rails allows this shape to ollie well and spin flat. Best for bank slides, ollies, speed runs, small waves.
Thomas: This shape falls between the streamline and the proto. A wide mid section and side cuts offer increased stability and straight tracking. The wide nose and tail are borrowed from the streamline to provide extra pop for ollies and more control in blunt slides.
Proto: The proto’s side cuts, wide waist, and narrow nose and tail provide the perfect middle ground between maneuverability and stability. A team favorite for everything form technical tricks to long rides and bank slides.
Raza: Adapted from the Sacramento shape to offer slightly more maneuverability and lighter swing weight at the nose and tail. This board is tuned for the most technical tricks and maximum pop.
Sacramento: The extra wide waist and profile of this board are designed to increase speed over the water, pop, and control. Double side cuts help straight tracking and effortless pop. This shape is ideal for technical flatland tricks and jibs.
Choosing the Right Size and Flex
Size and flex are a critical decisions when finding the right board for you. Like ying and yang, peanut butter and jelly, and any other delicate balance there is no absolute right answer, you need to determine your personal preference between flex, weight, and physical size and find the right board for you.
Flexibility (layup): The “layup” (physical materials) that give a board it’s structure combined with the shape profile of a board determine the amount of flexibility in the deck. Boards with more flex are generally lighter in weight and easier to trim, but can be more difficult to ride and less responsive / stable for technical tricks.
3D rocker is the biggest innovation in flatland skimboarding has seen for many years. 3D rocker implements continuous rocker from tip to tail, and side to side "taco rocker" from rail to rail. Rocker in all directions allows your board to spin freely on the water without ever catching an edge. Slide rail, boxes and banks without worrying about digging in. Pop higher and with more control with more the additional leverage that 3D rocker provides. Once you ride 3D rocker you'll never go back to a traditional rocker skimboard.
Bamboo is the most eco-friendly material DB Skimboards uses. Bamboo grows fast...on average a plot of land plated with bamboo instead of tree's can produce 20 times more material, and produces 35% more oxygen, improves soil conditions, stops erosion, etc. etc. Bamboo is great for the environment and makes an incredibly hard top sheet for your skimboard.
DB Skimboards uses only the highest quality Hard Rock maple veneer. Hard Rock Maple is an extremely hard, and durable veneer. Maple veneer creates incredibly stiff and durable skimboards that are ideal for flatland skimboarding. Unlike many of their competitors who are using Birch, Mahogany, or even hardware store plywood in their layups, DB Skimboards make sure only the best, thinly sliced veneer is making it into your board.
HPL bases provide the best sliding surfaces for flatland skimboards. These bases are made of tough Melamine resins that slide extremely fast over sand, PVC, and whatever else you will be riding over. These bases are the best line of defense against, sand, rocks, shells, and all the other base eating elements that exist on the beach.
Precision lamination. Boards marked with the precision lamination label are produced in-house, (MADE IN USA!) and are put through DB's strictest quality control. DB does quality control at every stage of the manufacturing process. This means that your board starts with the highest quality veneer, is laminated with precise amounts of glue, heat, and pressure. Every board must meet the most stringent rocker, concave, and flex tolerance standards.
DB is known worldwide for it's traction. Super Cush Traction gives you grip when you need it, but also allows your feet to move freely around the board. Their foam is cut by CNC into long horizontal bands that give your feet a grippy, cushy footbed for nailing the most challenging tricks. Super Cush allows the rider to stomp landings without worrying about heel bruises. Say goodbye to melting wax and give your heals a much needed vacation.
Great for lightweight riders or riders who prefer more flex. These boards are constructed with a newly engineered maple core which is light in weight and snappy under the feet. These boards have a great feel and are perfect for getting big pop, cruising, or hitting rails and boxes. This...
Flexibility: Flexy and Light : 41.125" x 19.5" Board Weight: 5.32 lbs* Weight Limit: Under 165lbs HPL Base (white) HPL Top Sheet (white) 3 Ply Poplar Hybrid Layup 3D Rocker Stiffness: 6/10(flex) MADE IN USA Proudly Made in the USA DB has been making their skimboards just South...
Super Cush traction is a great alternative to wax. Each sheet is 12in x 9in EVA foam and you have plenty of material to cut into whatever you want. With 3M adhesive on the backs this grip sticks to your board just as well as it grips to your feet....