The Arbor Collective Advances With The Assault


Team rider Josh Hunt on the new Assault

Team rider Josh Hunt on the new Assault

This new fiberglass-reinforced, drop-through skateboard design provides the ultimate freeride experience with unmatched control and stability at speed.
Venice, CA – April 27, 2010 – Arbor's most advanced downhill design, the Assault is a fiberglass reinforced, drop-through skateboard that's built to deliver high-level speed, drift, and carve performance. The new Assault's cambered, symmetrical shape is ideal for switch and slide management, while its flex provides an amazing level of rail-to-rail power with a phenomenally smooth ride. Added sidecut creates a centered stance and improves turn initiation. Expect stability, control, and return in a lightweight package.

"With the Assault, we set out to refine the shape of our new Axis skateboard deck and create the ultimate all-around freeride design," says Arbor's President, Bob Carlson. "We enhanced the materials and adjusted the specs to deliver a flex, wheelbase, and lightweight shape ideal for hardcore downhill freeriding. What we ended up with is the most responsive drop-through on the market, built with a completely unique fiberglass-reinforced lay-up."

The Assault is built with a combination of sustainably sourced maple and pre-cured fiberglass. The deck is finished with tip-to-tail Jessup grip tape that includes a die-cut logo. Completes come Arbor's new 72mm, 75A Durometer Slalom Series Wheels (made from sucrose-based bio-urethane), 9" Gullwing Chargers Trucks, ABEC 5 bearings, and recycled plastic risers. Complete Assaults are competitively prices at an MSRP of $249.50.

ABOUT THE ARBOR COLLECTIVE: Arbor was founded in 1995 on the assertion that solutions to many of today's most difficult snow, skate, and apparel design challenges exist in the natural world. For 14 years, Arbor has built on the belief of replacing, environmentally harmful materials with ecologically based, natural alternatives. Arbor's goal is to create a higher level of function and relevance in the most responsible way possible. The end result must be improved style and performance, with significantly reduced impact on the environment. "We all need clean air to skate, clean water to surf, and snow to ride…"