Trampa Boards Ltd produce the finest Mountainboard and Kiteboard decks and components on the market today. Trampa tailors the flex of the deck specific to your weight, height and riding ability and then custom constructs the components by hand to order to give you a totally bespoke board special just for you!
You can choose the exact parts you want on your deck and ride in perfect tune with your custom made deck which will perform like no other. Trampa decks can be made as stiff or as flexi as the rider demands.
The stiffness and weight of a Trampa deck is measured in "Ply". Ply means how many layers of material are used to make the Trampa deck. Our ply or stiffness ratings range from 12 to 15 in the short decks and 15 -17 in the long. The more ply added the stiffer and heavier the deck will be.
Trampa decks are universally fitting and a blank deck can be drilled to fit all truck or binding systems known making a Trampa deck the perfect option when choosing an upgrade for your existing setup. Even when used outside of thier 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 the wheels of a bus, the skate trucks were bent badly and 1 wheel was damaged but the deck was completely fine!) In 9 Years of excessive testing and production nobody has ever broken one!
A Trampa deck weighs relative to the length, width and ply of the deck. (ply = number of layers of 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. Therefor Trampa Boards 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 never break you Trampa deck regardless of which one you buy....
Generally speaking, adult sized (60-85kg) kiteboard riders prefer a shorter flexi decks, 12/13/14/15 ply 15° short, where as mountainboard riders tend to go for longer stiffer deck, 16/17ply 35° long. The 35° short deck is perfect for all mid sized people. Please see individual specs for kiteboard and mountinaboard deck suggestions to ensure the information is correct for you.
If you wish to upgrade your existing deck setup, you can purchase just a blank deck. This can be pre-drilled for your truck system and your bindings exactly to your requirements! To 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.
The original TRAMPA™ skate style, 15 degree Trampa deck was our first creation. It was based on the design workings of of the Scrub Lyon Canyon, where we wanted to improve the performance of a non responsive wooden skate deck set-up. The TRAMPA™ 15 degree deck is suitable as an upgrade or replacement for a damaged deck, and can fit all skate style truck systems regardless of their brand. Suitable truck systems which fit to the TRAMPA 15 degree deck include, Trampa's own, Scrub, Kheo, Mbs.
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 fiber) 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.