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I always liked the look of a skateboard with a beamer design. Can't see it becoming a trend, though. I mean, what does it improve performance-wise? Nothing actually. Yeah, you can skip riser pads, but that's it IMO. Other companies apart from Powell have used this feature as well and it never became a trend. I guess it's more about looks than performance improvement. Taking out a patent for it (if at all possible) would probably cost more than it would ever fetch.

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I always liked the look of a skateboard with a beamer design. Can't see it becoming a trend, though. I mean, what does it improve performance-wise? Nothing actually. Yeah, you can skip riser pads, but that's it IMO. Other companies apart from Powell have used this feature as well and it never became a trend. I guess it's more about looks than performance improvement. Taking out a patent for it (if at all possible) would probably cost more than it would ever fetch.

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It will improve overall strenth in the board. The added bends will make the board more rigid, stiffer and less likely to warp or break. I think it is a revolutionary design.
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I always liked the look of a skateboard with a beamer design. Can't see it becoming a trend, though. I mean, what does it improve performance-wise? Nothing actually. Yeah, you can skip riser pads, but that's it IMO. Other companies apart from Powell have used this feature as well and it never became a trend. I guess it's more about looks than performance improvement. Taking out a patent for it (if at all possible) would probably cost more than it would ever fetch.

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It will improve overall strenth in the board. The added bends will make the board more rigid, stiffer and less likely to warp or break. I think it is a revolutionary design.
I 100% agree. after seeing the board in person It will definitely change the pop in the board, strength and the way the board would slide on copping.  If you put a pro on it (street or vert) I'm pretty sure they would find a way to use the inverted beam more then the average rider. I'm pretty sure if you threw a beam on a Popsicle kids would buy and try. 
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Didn't Muir and Wes come up with using concave when they introduced the triplane back in '78? Wasn't that the first concave board, even if they found the warped piece of wood after it rained? Haha!!
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I can't wait to ride mine!
It sounds like a real innovation in deck dsign.

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I always liked the look of a skateboard with a beamer design. Can't see it becoming a trend, though. I mean, what does it improve performance-wise? Nothing actually. Yeah, you can skip riser pads, but that's it IMO. Other companies apart from Powell have used this feature as well and it never became a trend. I guess it's more about looks than performance improvement. Taking out a patent for it (if at all possible) would probably cost more than it would ever fetch.

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It will improve overall strenth in the board. The added bends will make the board more rigid, stiffer and less likely to warp or break. I think it is a revolutionary design.


Blake, I was mainly referring to comments suggesting Wes to patent the beam design. Not questioning his latest deck. I really like it. I just don't think the beam feature will be trend-setting. With the introduction of the first concave skateboard it became obsolete long ago. It's reserved for us aficionados, but the mainstream will most likely ignore it. That's why I don't see the need to patent it.
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Yeah, I'm not sure about a patent either, but don't forget that concave is used almost entirely on every modern deck today. Its far from obsolete. I think what you are referring to as obsolete, is the single kick aspect to the first concave decks.
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I think Steven is saying that concave made the beam boards obsolete (I assume because with concave the edges of the deck curl up and allow more wheel clearance). 
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I think that beam design with a single kick tail would be pretty epic.
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I think Steven is saying that concave made the beam boards obsolete (I assume because with concave the edges of the deck curl up and allow more wheel clearance). 


Oh, OK. Got It! Slow on the uptake!
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I think that beam design with a single kick tail would be pretty epic.


Cut the nose off! Totally old school!!!
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I think Steven is saying that concave made the beam boards obsolete (I assume because with concave the edges of the deck curl up and allow more wheel clearance). 


Thanks, yes, that was my point. Concave also added more stiffness to the board, something the beam feature initially was intended for (among other intentions).

Anyway, Wes' Beamer board definitely looks and sure rides great! [thumb]
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I think that beam design with a single kick tail would be pretty epic.


Cut the nose off! Totally old school!!!


I dont think i could bring myself to hack the nose off. Probably just hope an pray Wes makes one with a single kick tail

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OK here's the art, I still need to clean it up in photoshop after I get it scanned.





All kinds of previous decks in there; sacred heart, z13, long pig 1st gen, murf pop out immediately. Very nice!!

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When I started this it sound like the beam was the only part getting the art so I was thinking of a kind of totem pole, then it went out as I found out I could do the whole bottom. 


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