The Wedgie 2011

New board for 2011!

With the intention of making the ultimately versatile carving board we give you “The Wedgie”. With a wedged nose and tail for tighter turns and a dropped platform for stability it has got you covered for commuting, freeriding, sliding, carving. You name it!

Size: 40,25″ x9.75″ (102,4cm x 25cm)
Wheelbase: 33″ (84cm)
Shape: Wedged drop down, deep concave
Construction: 8ply Canadian HardMaple

Flex: 3 of 5
Downhill: 3 of 5
Freeride: 4 of 5
Carving: 5 of 5
City: 3 of 5

Graphics: Tome Emblemsvåg

34 Responses

  1. simon

    im new to longboard and want to by a bord for cruising and transport, and i was wondering what board would be best for me, this or “the lowrider?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hello Simon,

      Good question!
      The biggest differences in our opinion is that the Wedgie has a slightly softer feel compared to The Lowrider. The wedged angles enlarges the turning radius, giving you “longer” turns and it rides differently backwards as opposed to the “twin” shape of The Lowrider which behaves the same both forwards and backwards.

      Hope this helps!

  2. Erik

    Hello
    Im new in longboard and i have just oder a Slipstream The wedgie. People have complain that the quality is bad and it often brokes. They also say that the screw holes are wrong. Now i just wounder if it is so bad as it sounds, I dont hope so but i just want to know, is it no the perfekt quality?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hello Erik!
      This is a new model for 2011 and we have had ZERO complaints, no returns and no broken boards this far. Regarding mounting holes they are perfectly aligned (this is done by machine). We have heard of problems with defect/crooked Randal baseplates that have given the impression that the boards holes are off, but that has not been the case when compared to other brand baseplates.
      Hope this helps!

  3. dhracer

    why does it look the exact same as a lush samba bar graphic

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hi Dhracer and thanks for the comment!
      Why does this board resemble the board you mention/why does the board you mention look like this one?
      Why do some boards look like other boards?
      The main reason is probably that boards like these (there are several others out there!) perform really well and are appreciated by a lot of different riders.

  4. björn

    hey I’m 13 years old and going to buy a new longboard and I’ve decided the wedige 2011 or the 2011 lowrider which of them is the best for me. I’ll crus, and go in the hills, and go in town, and use it as a means of transport. which should I choose?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hey Björn!
      The biggest difference between the boards you mention are:
      Flex: Twin – Stiffer, Wedgie – Softer
      Turning: Twin – Sharper turns, Wedgie – Bigger turns
      Conclusion: If you prefer Stiffer flex and sharper turns, go for The Lowrider. If you prefer a softer flex and bigger turns, go for The Wedgie!

  5. Elias

    Hey.
    I’m new in longboard and i i want an “all around ” longboard.
    wich should I coose?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hey Elias!
      This board is the current favourite at the demos among beginners, so it will probably be a good starting point for you.
      As always; If possible, try different boards to see what your preferences are.

      Good Luck!

  6. Oscar

    Hey Slipstream!
    I’m about to buy my first board. I’ve tried my friends board for almost a week now and I’d say that I’m pretty good at it, not much of a beginner any more. The thing is that I don’t know anything about boards. I’m only going to use the board for transportation, not to play around. I like to be able to cruise around just chillin’ on a smooth board! I’m bout 185cm and 70kg, any suggestions? I’m thinking The Supercrusher or The Wedgie maybe, but I don’t really know anything.

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hey Oscar!
      You should probably go for this one or The Lowrider. Perfect commuters and great for cruising and really effortless to ride.
      On the other hand you might want to try out a couple of different boards to see where your preferences lie since there are as many opinions as there are riders ;-)

      Good Luck!

  7. Oscar

    Thanks for the advice and a very fast reply! I’m just wondering how the lowrider will perform at higher speeds, I live in an area with some pretty steep slopes, will it still be stable?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hello again Oscar!
      The Lowrider flexes less than The Wedgie, so it will probably be the more stable of the two.

      Good Luck!

  8. henrik

    HEY: When will the 2012 colection be dropped ?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hey Henrik!

      The 2012 Collection should be available in stores March 2012.

  9. Alvin

    Hej!

    Jag väger cirka 40 kilo och är 157cm lång. Passar den här brädan för mig?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hej Alvin!

      This will be a pretty big board for you, but if you are a beginner or into commuting it should work out fine!

  10. Kim

    Hey!
    I’m getting a new board but i’m torn between the wedgie and the twin!
    I tried a 2009 the twin the other day and loved it, but i think the wedgie looks like fun aswell!
    Are there any major differences? like turn radius or so?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hey Kim!

      These boards are pretty different in our opinion.
      Major differences:
      Flex: Twin-Firmer Wedgie-Softer
      Turn radius: Twin-Shorter Wedgie-Longer
      You should definitely try the Wedgie as well if you get the chance, The 2011 Twin is a little bit shorter and stiffer compared to the 2009 Twin.
      Good Luck!

  11. Sören

    Hey, I’m a bit confused about the flex. You mention earlier in this thread that the lowrider flexes less than the wedgie, but when you look at your own scoring for for the boards, the lowrider scores 4 out of 5 in flex and the wedgie only 3 out of 5, which to me is the oppisite of what your saying. Or am I just getting things wrong? Kind regards :-)

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hey Sören,
      Thank you for pointing that out, you are correct.
      We need to get that sorted out as soon as possible, thanks again!

  12. Rickard

    Hej, jag funderar på att köpa en longboard, fick nämligen pröva min kusins igår och den va skön att åka på. Där truckarna satt fast var det högre och “stå ytan” var lägre. Vad kostar en sån ungefär?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hej Rickard,
      Please contact your local dealer for current pricing (see section above “dealers”).
      Good Luck!

  13. Anton

    Hi, and i wonder how i can me sponsored by Slipstream? Thanks :) i ride alot of longboard on my sparetime!

  14. Martin

    Hi!

    A friend of mine is going to buy a longboard. I have The Twin and is very satified with it. He wants either The Lowrider og The Wedgie. He is going use it for cruising and maybe sliding after some time. He weighs 80kg and wants a board that is not to stiff and flexes. Which board should he choose?

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hi Martin!

      Both boards you suggest flex more than The Twin, but between those two, we would go for The Lowrider for your friend.

      Good Luck!

  15. Elmar

    Hi Slipstreamers! ;)

    I’m looking forward to buy my first longboard and i prefer the wedgie. My question: is it good for beginners? I would like to cruise/carve some hills and after skilling some basics i would try to learn (stand-up)slides and go for freeriding. Is this the right board for me (190 cm, 85 kg)?

    Greetings from Germany!

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hi Elmar!
      Actually, this board get the most love of all our boards from beginners at demos.
      Cruises and carves like a dream!
      You should probably also consider “The Lowrider”. A tad bit stiffer in the flex and a good sliding board as well.

      Good Luck!

  16. miloš

    Hello
    I am looking at Wedgie or Lowrider but I weight 115 kilos .
    Which is good for my weight If any?

    Thank you for your answere

    • slipstreamlongboards.com

      Hi Miloš,
      Both works with 115 kg but I would go with the Lowrider. It’s a little bit stiffer + higher so it’s harder to get rail baits.

  17. Kalle

    Hi
    I’m wondering how much the board itself weights, i have one of these boards, and I am very pleased with it.

    • Slipstream

      Hi Kalle, glad you like your 2011 Wedgie!
      We are sold out on that one, but the 2012 Wedgie with griptape weighs in at just under 2.1 kgs.
      Hope this helps!