eskatestuff certainly has fast delivery. Both items I have bought from them arrived next business day from Sydney to Brisbane.
Advertised specifications of the Phase 1 skateboard are:
- nine ply full Canadian maple deck 40″ x 9 ” dropdown lowrider concave shape
- clear ply P1 logo design
- T282 7″ (180 mm) 50 degree raw aluminium trucks
- USA red cushions
- 8/14 mm TPR angle pads
- ABEC 7 chrome steel bearings
- 70 mm x 51 mm SHR 78 A with spoke clear wheels
- black grip tape.
The skateboard is shaped identically at both ends, so presumably it can be ridden in either direction.
I will be interested to see the speed of the dropdown longboard. The eskatestuff eBay promo material states, “… these wheels are truly fast”. We will see, given my experience with my Phase 1 42″ longboard. If the skateboard proves to be slow, I will continue with my original plan to replace the wheels and bearings with ABEC 11 Flywheels and Bones Reds skateboard bearings.
My dog is ‘giving’ me the board for Christmas, so I have not had a chance to ride it yet apart from whizzing up and down the hallway a couple of times. I am sure I will post an update after 25 December.
Update 6 April 2008: It appears that eskatestuff are no longer selling these skateboards under the Phase 1 name. Their current boards are branded Vault.