New Mystical Longboards Serie: Secrets of the Maya – by Bamboo Skateboards

Bamboo Skateboards introduce 5 new longboards:

The Secret of the Maya longboards

De boards are beautifully designed based on The ancient Mayan underworld. Each piece has a meaning and specific design. Each longboard has also a different shape, color and length.

Check them out and pick the one you like the most!

31.5″ Bat Tail Chaac Longboard (North) 

North is associated with water by the Mayans. This piece was inspired by the ancient Maya rain deity, Chaac. Since the cooling rains of winter often came from the north – known as “the side of heaven”.

Chaac often used axes to cut open the clouds to produce rain. The Maya believed that rain was “holy blood” – symbolic of agriculture and fertility. They often used concentric circles and the color white to represent northern holy regions.

The top of this deck has clouds graphics and in the center are circular raindrops –  which are released by the axe of Chaac – that will fall down into a choppy body of water below.

The complete comes Tracker Fastrack Black 150mm trucks; yellow 70mm/78A Crest wheels; Abec 7 Runner bearings; clear Grip Tape; 1.25″ Black Hardware; 1/4″ Flat Hard Risers

  • 31.75” x 9.25″
  • 5 ply Hybrid (3ply bamboo, 2ply maple; 70% bamboo)
  • Non-carbonized; lighter colored texture
  • Glue in our decks is water-based and complies with European Standard EN7

BM-bat-tail-chaac-complete

38″ Square Tail Quetzel Longboard (East) 

East was associated with heaven by the Mayans. The Square Tail Quetzel longboard was inspired by the heavenly region of the ancient Mayan Otherworld. The sun rises in the east, turning night into day, which was heaven for the Mayans. They often used the sun, the sacred Quetzel bird and the color red in their drawings to represent celestial concepts.

The top of this deck has the Maya sun hieroglyph graphics ; the bottom of the deck is a sacred Quetzel bird wearing a ceremonial headpiece. The thirteen gold lines in the center represent the thirteen layers of heaven in Maya cosmology.

The complete includes: Tracker Fasttrack 150mm Trucks; Yellow Undertow wheels 70mm/78a; Clear griptape; Abec 7 Runner bearings.

  • 38.75” x 9.375″
  • 5 ply Hybrid (3ply bamboo, 2ply maple; 70% bamboo)
  • Non-carbonized; lighter colored texture
  • Glue in our decks is water-based and complies with European Standard EN71

quetzel-complete

Twin Tip Drop Through Mazie Mountain Longboard (South) 

South was associated with the strong sun. The Twin Tip Drop Through Mazie Mountain Longboard was inspired by the ancient Mayan tale of Maize Mountain. Since the sun is strong in the south – helping to grow crops – the Maya associated south with corn (corn in Spanish is maize). One of the most popular stories still told today is how the Maya discovered corn. They believed that all corn was hidden inside a mountain until the gods sent a bolt of lightning down to split open “Maize Mountain” so people could access its secret corn seeds.

The top of this deck has a lightning striking the top of a Maya pyramid (pyramids and temples were always symbolic of mountains) graphics; the bottom deck has abstract corn seeds hidden underground.

The complete includes: Tracker Fasttrack 150mm Trucks; White Undertow wheels 70mm/78a; Clear griptape; Abec 7 Runner bearings.

  • 40.13” x 9.25”
  • 5 ply Hybrid (3ply bamboo, 2ply maple; 70% bamboo)
  • Non-carbonized, lighter colored texture
  • Glue in our decks is water-based and complies with European standard EN71

BM-drop-through-maize-moutain-complete

The 41″ drop through Directional DT Xibalba longboard (West) 

West was associated with death by the Mayans. THe Xibalba longboard deck has a graphic representation of a Mayan Interdimensional Star Map; the bottom is an abstract tunnel leading down into various layers of a dark cave

This piece was inspired by the ancient Mayan Underworld, Xibalba, roughly translated as “place of fear.” Since the sun sets in the west – turning day into night – the Maya associated west with death.

They often used the night sky, underground caves, and the color black in their drawings to represent the underworld.

The complete includes: Tracker Fasttrack 150mm Trucks; White Undertow wheels 70mm/78a; Clear griptape; Abec 7 Runner bearings.

  • 41.13” x 9.625”
  • 5 ply Hybrid (3ply bamboo, 2ply maple; 70% bamboo)
  • Non-carbonized, lighter colored texture
  • Glue in our decks is water-based and complies with European standard EN71

BM-drop-through-maya-xibalba-complete

44″ Pintail Wacah Chan Longboard  (Center) 

The Pintail Wacah Chan longboard was inspired by the ancient Mayan world tree, called the Wacah Chan. This tree connects all realms of Maya existence North, South, East and West.

The Maya associated its roots with the underworld, its left branches with rainy winters, its right branches with dry summers, and its highest branches with heaven. They always used the ceiba (silk cotton) tree and the color green to represent this sacred plant. The top of this deck is a graphic representation the Wacah Chan tree; the bottom has abstract winding roots that plunge into the underworld.

The complete includes: Tracker Fasttrack 150mm Trucks; White Undertow wheels 70mm/78a; Clear griptape; Abec 7 Runner bearings.

  • 44” x 9.5”
  • 5 ply Hybrid (3ply bamboo, 2ply maple; 70% bamboo)
  • Glue in our decks is water-based and complies with European Standard EN71

wacah-chan-complete

To order one of these complete longboards or if you want the deck only go to: longboardsusa.com and receive 5 dollars off (NEW5OFF) for new customers.

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