The NKD Advanced was built with only one purpose in mind: getting to the bottom of the hill first. This downhill beast is the brainchild of Niko Desmarais. We used top-of-the-line lamination technology to create what we think is the best DH board ever made!
The deck has molded features to lock your feet in perfectly; molded wheel-wells, micro-drop, sharp concave and w-concave on the back foot. What makes this board special is really its structural properties. The board has unequaled torsion strength while keeping a nice reactive flex for out-of-turn sling-shot effect. The torsion strength gives enormous precision on the truck movement, diminishing speed wobbles and giving greater grip in turns. The flex was tested and changed and tested again until we got the perfect flex that absorbs energy at the beginning of a turn and releases it at the end for a speed boost. For a racer, this means you can come into a corner with greater speed and leave it with even more, giving a clear advantage in comparison to traditional boards. The other important property is the vibration dampening that is present through the whole board. Contrary to shock pads which adsorb a great deal of vibration from the trucks, our construction actually absorbs all sources of vibrations completely, once again reducing speed wobbles and giving more adherence between the feet and the board, even on rough roads.
We achieved these properties by playing with many different materials for over a year of prototyping. After many prototypes using various recipes and building materials, we finally converged on the construction you see today.
Using the extensive knowledge of Jasey Jay Anderson, Vancouver 2010 Gold Medallist in Snowboard Super Slalom and experienced board builder, and Niko's analytic mind and racing experience, Restless created what we think is the peak of DH decks.
•Wheelbase : 26" - 28"
•Length : 35"
•Width : 9.5"
•Flexibility : Stiff
•Concave : Deep
•Construction : Out Of This World
•Rider Type : Pushing The Limit
•Properties : Micro Drop, 3D Wheel-wells, Top Mount, W-Concave, Wheel-wells, Variable wheel-base
It all began on a legendary night in the spring of 2000. The idea started with a jigsaw, an old snowboard, a beat up set of wheels and a rusty pair of trucks. The board that was created that night would profoundly change our lives forever… Restless boards was born.
Since then, many things have changed, but one thing has remained a constant, a passion for the sport of longboarding. This passion runs all the way from the founders, through our team of riders, and can be seen on all our boards. Today, fuelled by this passion, Restless has proudly established itself as one the world’s elite longboard brands.
At Restless boards, we pride ourselves in creating decks that allow all riders to live a one of a kind experience, whether they are looking for a smooth city cruise or an adrenaline driven speed rush. To achieve this objective we have put an emphasis on quality, performance and aesthetics of our products.
Promoting local materials, riders, artists and striving to be environmentally friendly have been the guidelines throughout our creative process. Our boards are made with 100% hard Canadian Maple and entirely designed and manufactured in North America.
Our boards are designed through extensive testing on and off the race track. Our riders and engineers work together to improve and innovate in a search to continuously push the limits of our sport.
We view our boards as a rolling canvas. Compromise is never an option when it comes to the quality of our graphics. Hence, all our designs are done through various artist collaborations. Setting a new standard for the industry.