Build your Afterburner
Step 1: Graphics
Step 2: Wheels
Step 3: Flex
The Longboard Crafted from Rockets
121C Boards is proud to present The Afterburner.
The creation of the Aileron and the Rover were founded to provide a casual, cruising riding style. However, we knew we wanted to make a board for the more serious riders. It was from this aspiration that we designed The Afterburner, an up cycled spacecraft carbon fiber longboard optimized for the ultimate carving experience.
Pure Carbon Quasi-Isotropic Layup
Let us explain.
This refers to the carbon fibers and resin system used in The Afterburner. It is literally the same material used in the structures of modern rockets and spacecraft. The layup used ensures that there is the necessary amount of lateral and torsional strength.
The Cosmic Space Graphic
A design inspired by riders like you.
During production, we needed some solid ideas for graphics and decided to turn to you. We launched a contest to find the best design and received over 25 submissions. As you can tell, we are super stoked on how it turned out.
Wheel to Wheel Camber
This is the same technology used in the Aileron. The camber creates a spring like affect and powers your ride, allowing you tup pump and carve from turn to turn.
Aggressive Wheel Flare
They make your board fly...
Just kidding, but seriously, they work some wonders. As you can see the deck flares up on the edges which allows you to turn sharper with lower risk for wheel-bite and locks your feet into place.
Drop Through Truck Mounting
A proven feature in the industry.
The cutouts in the tip and tail of the deck all you to mount the trucks to the top of the board. Why does this matter? It brings the deck lower to the grounds and provides a more stable ride.
Eyes, but for you feet, kind of.
These cutouts let you know the position of you feet on the board without having to constantly look down, which by the way is super sketchy. We want you to keep your eyes up and prepare for the next turn.
Unique Flex Levels
Find the perfect fit for your riding style.
By changing the layup schedule, we can tailer the feel and ride of the board. Flex 1 is tailored to lighter weight riders or those who love to carve and pump. Flex 2 is for heavier riders or those looking for more stability at higher speeds.
Made in the U.S.A.
As if you didn't know this already.
We are very proud to say that we are continuing to source the highest quality components from right here in the United States. Each 121C Board is designed and manufactured right here in Southern California.