Get a little fickle By Kris Gurley I first heard of Fickle when Lucha told me about a couple of stuntwood disciples from Cincinnati who were making decks their own way. He let us know that these guys were down for the right reasons and we should check them out. I found a deck I liked at their site (fickleboards.com) and my awesome wife bought the deck as my anniversary present (Hell yeah, She’s a keeper!). The stoke started as soon as the box was opened. In addition to the deck, Fickle had thrown in a bad ass shark logo t-shirt, a print, and a mess of stickers. Lew appreciates his customers and does it up right.
These decks are solid! Whether it’s the two-part glue, long press times, moisture controlled curing room or a combination of all, these decks exude a strength that lasts. I’ve been riding this board for five months and it still feels pretty much like it did on day one. The Fickle concave is special also. Deep is just about the only word for it. It locks in your foot and lets you confidently control the board. Some really deep concaves can hurt your feet but for some reason this one doesn’t. On this point I don’t know if my feet are just better adjusted now or if it’s the concave shape itself, but it never leaves me with sore feet. So there has to be a con to these miracle planks right? I mean, nothing is perfect is it? Well, there are a few nits to pick. For one, the steep and deep concave won’t be for everyone. Secondly, riding a Fickle ruins skating any other deck for you. Stepping back on a regular board is a big letdown now. It’s kinda like when you go to WalMart or Target and ride the boards there up and down the aisle (c’mon, I know you do that too). If all you want is the best skateboard made today and you don’t care about fancy graphics or the pro-of-the-month, then check out Fickle on their site or hit them up on Facebook.
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The second issue of Luchaskate Magazine. This issue features Kanis D.I.Y. in Little Rock, Arkansas.