Trampa Boards Ltd produce the finest Mountainboard and Kiteboard decks and components on the market today. Uniquely, TRAMPA™ tailors the flex of the deck specific to the riders weight, height and riding ability and then custom constructs the components by hand to order to give a totally bespoke board special just for you! These are not beginner boards for sure!
From TRAMPA™ you can choose the exact parts you want to accompany your deck and ride in perfect tune with your custom ride… A TRAMPA™ deck will perform for you and enhance your ride like nothing else on the market.
TRAMPA™ decks can be made as stiff or as flexi as the rider demands.
The stiffness a TRAMPA™ deck is measured in "Ply". Ply refers to how many layers of the secret formula material are used to make the TRAMPA™ deck in question. The more ply added the stiffer and heavier the deck will be. Our ply or stiffness ratings range from 11 to 15 in the short decks and 15 -17 in the long. There is a perfect TRAMPA™ deck for everyone!
TRAMPA™ decks are universally fitting and a blank TRAMPA™ deck can be drilled to fit all truck or binding systems known. This makes the TRAMPA™ decks the perfect option when choosing an upgrade for your existing probably wooden or broken setups. Even when used outside of their intended use TRAMPA™ decks have proven to be totally indestructible! One chap wrote in to tell us that whilst loading his car his board rolled down the hill and under both wheels of a bus, the skate trucks were bent badly and 1 wheel was damaged beyond repair but the deck was completely fine! In 11 Years of excessive testing regardless of rider weight or deck ply nobody has ever broken a Trampa deck!
A TRAMPA™ deck weighs relative to the length, width and ply of the deck. (ply = number of layers of magic material used to make the deck which results in a stiffness rating) Smaller/lighter riders benefit from shorter and lighter low ply decks such as the 12ply 15° short which works with lightweight skate trucks, where as heavier riders need longer, stiffer and more robust equipment such as the 17ply 35°long with spring trucks. Therefore Trampa Boards Ltd produce the lightest decks on the market and also some of the heaviest, it depends on the weight and rider style of the rider... one thing is for sure you'll always get the same perfect performance and you’ll never break your Trampa deck regardless of how much you weigh or which one you buy....
Generally speaking, adult sized (60-85kg) kiteboard riders prefer shorter, flexi decks, 12/13/14/15 ply 15° short, where as mountainboard riders tend to go for longer stiffer deck, 15/16/17ply 35° long. The 35° short deck is perfect deck for mid sized mountain boarders looking to freestyle or kite boarders looking for a more stable version of the skate trucks. Please see individual flexometer for kiteboard and mountainboard deck suggestions and ensure the information for you is interpreted correctly. All the flexometer ratings are to be used as a guide and not specific as the information is to be interpreted according the rider criteria as everybody has a different demands and opinion as to which deck will be the exact model for them.
If you wish to upgrade your existing deck setup, you can purchase just a blank deck and have it prepared for your equipment. The blank deck can be pre-drilled for your truck system and your bindings exactly to your requirements! To help you ensure you purchase the correct deck, please fill in the "Which deck for me questionnaire" when ordering and we will ensure you are ordering the correct flex deck for you. If we feel it is the wrong deck we will contact you before sending out to you.
The original 15° skate style TRAMPA™ deck was our first creation. It was based on the design workings of the Scrub Lyon Canyon, where we wanted to improve the performance of a very cheap and non-responsive wooden skate deck set-up. The original 15° TRAMPA™ deck did this incredibly well and remains today as the best sellers on the www.trampaboards.com website. 15° deck is suitable as an upgrade or replacement for a damaged or low performing deck, and can fit all skate style truck systems regardless of their brand.
The 15° TRAMPA™ deck is only compatible to work in harmony with skate truck style steering systems as the steering angle required for skate trucks is 15°. Other suitable truck systems which fit to the TRAMPA™ 15° deck include MBS, Scrub, Kheo, Munro,
The TRAMPA™ deck is made from a re-enforced glass and plastic thermo composite, which was originally developed for light-weight military applications, its special because it gives superior strength to weight ratios whilst (unlike carbon fibre) remaining flexible. It is able to with stand huge impacts or forces and flex's like most other materials cant. It is specially formulated, and presented in a workable matter in a thread like format, just like cotton. From there, we weave the thread to our desired width, and place it onto a roll. Pre-shaped and polished aluminum mould's approx 2 meters long are used to give the material the dimensions and surface quality we require, and then by varying the layer quantity of the special material used in the mould, we are able to control the amount of flex and pop in the resulting deck, allowing us to officially custom make the deck for the customers height weight, ride style and abillity.
A special seal is used to help with the large pump to create a high pressured vacuum. The mould is then placed in its very special oven, still under a vacuum, to cook for about 2 hours. As the air is sucked out and the heated material becomes fluid for a moment, at the crucial moment the heating is turned off and the moulds are left to cool, resulting in one solid piece! At this point we refer to the resulting product as the Motherboard as it contains 8 decks. Once cooled the exterior moulds are removed and the motherboard is taken to the water jet cutting bed to neatly remove the individual decks from the motherboard. The datum marks are fed into the machine for accuracy and water is mixed with a very fine particle sand which is then blasted out of the nozzle under a pressure of 60,000 Psi. (thats enough pressure to cut through 9 inch titanium!) which results in a razor sharp finish to the edge of the deck.
The decks then need to be finished by hand... There is a straight line embossed into the bottom of the deck and a hand held jig is used to drill the truck holes. The binding and grab handle fixing holes are measured and drilled by hand. Metal files are used to take away the sharp edge of the deck and they are then rubbed smooth with a block and various types of sandpaper. The finer the sandpaper used the finer the finish to the edge of the deck will be.... spend some time on your deck, show it some love and give it a good rub.....
We can make the TRAMPA™ decks as stiff or as flexi as you would want it to be. Generally speaking the stiffer the deck is the heavier the rider is, so the weight of a TRAMPA deck is often relative to the weight of the rider, so lightweight isn't always the best thing as its important for the rider to know that their deck can handle their weight for the right applications..... All TRAMPA™ blank decks are available drilled or un-drilled , with or without grip tape, with or without converting nuts and bolts or any other extras you may need.