Atlas Trucks: Longboard Session with Jackson Wells

We ventured to the hills outside of Seattle with team rider Jackson Wells and photographer Matt McDonald yesterday for a freeride/downhill/fun longboard session. Jackson seshed on the new Ultralight 8mm Trucks and the 40 Degree baseplates on an Omen Longboards Deck. 

The streets where kinda hot that led Jackson to roll up his pants and at times it looked like his longboard was a hover board due to the heat coming off of the pavement (see photo below). Jackson is a mans man though and said “screw you heat” and kept charging. 

About the 40 Degree baseplates:

The Atlas RKP is the new standard for reverse kingpin longboard trucks. Our forged A356 aluminum is stronger and more precise than any other truck in the category. Our precision ball pivot, 10mm-8mm axle, and threaded self-cleaning pivot cup offer a ride that is almost indistinguishable from trucks at 5x the price. Innovation at last.

The 40 degree baseplate version will help keep you low and stable at high speed. This setup is ideal for serious downhill longboarding.

The Atlas Truck Set comes ready to ride with standard 40-degree baseplates, 180mm hangers, 89a Atlas barrel bushings and each truck weighs 1.4 pounds each.

Jackson took a couple of detours on a run and shredded a nice old ladies drive way. 

We found a gnarly sidewalk that went on forever and ever. A kid did try to roll down it on rollerblades later and that did not go well. Yet another reason to ditch the fruit boots and grab a longboard.

About the Ultralight 8mm Trucks:

Still sporting all the signature Atlas features - a machined ball pivot, tapered kingpin, built-in speed rings - the Atlas Ultralight trucks are the best value on the market at only $49.95. The Ultralight features an 8mm axle through the hanger and eliminates additional aluminum making it 20% lighter than the original Atlas. With a cone bushing board side matched with a cone bushing roadside this truck was created to be perfect for cruising, carving and freeriding.  

Atlas trucks are the new standard for reverse kingpin longboard trucks. Our forged A356 aluminum is stronger and more precise than any other truck in the category. Our precision ball pivot, 8mm axle with a machined hanger facing that creates the inner speed ring. The threaded self-cleaning pivot cup offer a ride that is almost indistinguishable from trucks at 5x the price. Innovation at last. 

The Atlas Truck Set comes ready to ride with standard 48-degree baseplates, 180mm hangers, and 89a Atlas barrel bushings. Each truck weighs in at 1.1lbs.

We found some fun features in Volunteer Park in Seattle and Jackson threw down a boneless for all the park goers. 

After the longboard session then Jackson took a nice long nap. It was a fun day longboarding out on the hills and stay tuned for a new edit from Jackson.

Don't forget you can now customize your trucks on our site with 40 degree baseplates and Ultralight 8mm trucks along with our original 10mm trucks and 48 degree baseplates.

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