August 10th, 2013
Being a six-foot-four inch, 250lb. skateboarder, it's been hard to maintain boards long enough to progress much. After about 8th grade/freshman year of highschool a normal 7 ply was lasting me no longer than a week. I tried many of the technologies only to find they lasted just a few more days to a week longer than a normal deck. I found myself skating any of my friends old hand-me-down boards I could get my hands on and breaking them all within days, leaving me without a skateboard for months at a time. Then recently I came across Colonial somewhere on the internet, and have been riding them ever since. They have been lasting me about a month rather than 3-5 days which is an amazing difference. They also have great pop and a great feel to them. The added strength hasn't decreased its performance at all. These are now the only decks I ride. The only decks that keep me skating at my size and intensity of skating. I recommend Colonial to everyone, they'll keep you skating longer and harder than you ever have.