The Buddy 2011

Everybody needs a Buddy!

Short, wide, quick and with a firm flex – You will wonder where The Buddy has been all your life! Variable wheelbase options helps you dial in that ultimate setup. Stop reading, you need this board!

Size: 31,75” x 9,0” (80,6cm x 23cm)
Wheelbase: adjustable 20.3″ – 22.5″ (51cm – 57cm)
Shape: Minimal concave, flat profile
Construction: 8-ply Canadian HardMaple

Flex: 1 of 5
Downhill: 2 of 5
Freeride: 3 of 5
Carving: 3 of 5
City: 5 of 5

Graphics: Remi Juliebø

11 Responses

  1. Fredrik

    Hej.
    Tänkte införskaffa en ny bräda i år, där jag får bättre användning av mina Gullwing Sidewinder-truckar.
    Hade dem först på min Slipstream Lowrider, för att sedan testa på min Slipstream Fibrefish Hard. Kändes bra, men ändå inte på något sätt.
    Jag hade tänkt mig en betydligt kortare bräda, så att jag kan öva mig lite på att få in den där ”pumpningen” bättre. Det känns väldigt svårt att få till det på en längre bräda.
    Jag har sett ett par Gullwing Sidewinder-truckar monterade på en Sector 9 Ala Moana och det verkar vara ”grejen” för mig. En kort bräda med truckarna allra längst ut på brädan. Sedan såg jag att just The Buddy kanske kunde vara brädan för mig. Frågan är om den kanske är för bred för Sidewinder-truckarna?

    • ola

      Fredrik: The Buddy is not too wide for the Sidewinder trucks. And it is a short board where you can mount the trucks far out on the nose+tail. Reply back if you have more questions!

  2. Fredrik

    Hej.
    Köpte faktiskt en Buddy-bräda igår. Kändes riktigt najs med sidewinder-truckarna!
    Däremot så skulle jag vilja veta hur de olika positionerna av truckarna på brädan förändrar åkupplevelsen.
    Just nu så har jag satt båda så långt ut det går.

    //Fredrik

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Good to hear that this board performs well with the sidewinders!
      Using the inner holes will give this board a even more turny feel since the turn radius decreases with shortening of wheelbase.
      As always choice of trucks, wheels and bushings greatly affects the feel of your ride.
      Try the different options for yourself and let us know what you think!

  3. Fredrik

    Hi.
    I’ll leave my reply in English since you obviously want to handle all conversations in that language… :-)
    I tried the outer holes first and that felt like a dream. I really think the Sidewinder trucks had quite a lot to do with that feeling as well thogh…
    I then tried to put the trucks at the inner holes and the turning was quicker than before but still I felt stable on the board. Nice! Even though I’m 190 cm long weighing 85 kg it didn’t feel like I was too big for it.
    The only thing I could wish for on the board is a bit more concave edges, so my size 46 feet really knows where the board ends… ;-)

    //F

  4. gj

    How wide are the standard trucks on these boards? Would 150mm paris trucks work? Or should i go with 180’s?

    Thanks!

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hej Gjertan!

      Both widths will work, but we prefer the 150:s to reduce the risk of footbite.
      Good Luck!

  5. Niklas

    Hello!

    I just orderd the buddy with 180 mm trucks and 70 mm 83a wheels. Do you think that combination will give me a smooth ride?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hey Niklas!
      Sounds like a nice setup! Depending on surface, speed and shape of wheel, a softer durometer might give you a smoother ride though, but that really depends on what you personally consider to be smooth!

  6. niklas

    Är den här brädan bra att tricksa med

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Niklas, The Buddy doesn’t have a tail or nose but would work for some slides. We recommend the Platypus for tricks.