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2002 Cassette Headphones
It was a simple idea, yet Thomas Horrell's idea of making a true skate for the water is what enabled the sport of wakeskating to take off. Grip tape and wood, that's all it was, but these decks have made perhaps the biggest impact and change our sport has experienced to date. Wakeskating is the future and if the Cassette crew has anything to do with it, it's going to be exciting. There will be many imitators, but there will always only be one Cassette.
- 9 Ply Wood Decks
- Stiff deck for maximum ollie pop.
- Less buoyant than foam, therefore sits lower in water and tracks better during edging.
- Marine Epoxy outer seal
- Keeps deck true to it's form.
- Prevents warpage and damage to the wood.
- Grip Tape decking surface
- Maximum grip, minimal weight.
- True skate grip. Feet stick to deck.
- 3 stage rocker
- Flat-spot creates slow centered neutral handling point on board for initiating maneuvers like shuvits.
- Transition from center stage to kick stage creates quick snap for ollie pop off the water.
- Exaggerated kick nose and tails
- Enables skater to flick ollies like they would on a skateboard, and creates abrupt transition from center to kick.
- Squared off nose and tail
- Cleanest release off the water.
- Maximizes tail area for best pop in ollies.
- Rounded/ Half-Domed rails
- Smooth tracking while on edge.
- Rolls through rough water smoothly.
- 1.25" Iso-plast roundhouse fin
- Keeps board straight on ollies and helps skater track on landings.
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Reviewer: Bret Michaels
This is a great wakeskate to start out on. It lets you get better without out growing. Surface spins and slides were effortless compared to a wake board, but feels really loose.