Pantheon Seed

3 customer reviews

$269.00

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In order to produce the most functional and durable construction, we revised the construction of the new Seed to a fiberglass composite with a snowboard style top and bottom sheet. The core of the board is made from machined solid maple. The entire board is wrapped with a urethane bumper. The Seed is fully waterproof. This board is more resistant to the elements than any production board we’ve ever made. Don’t use it as a wakeboard (we have not tested its flotation qualities), but feel free to shred this thing in any and all conditions.

The first thing you’ll notice is the spoon nose. The Seed has a tapered, surf-style nose. This is not only aesthetically appealing, but it also feeds your foot into a proper downhill stance. An angled front foot helps open up the hips and puts less strain on your joints, allowing you to put your body into a more aerodynamic tuck, more ergonomically. This open stance favors the heel-side of the deck, and will naturally put your front foot a little more heel-side on the board. To compensate leverage for this, because slalom decks are so front truck dominant, we spoon the nose to increase leverage at the toe side of the deck near the front. Balancing the toe and heel-side of the board improves control, and an added side benefit of greater wheel clearance is also achieved as well as allowing the opportunity for cleaner-looking lines, benefitting the aesthetic appeal.

The tail is designed so that the ball of the foot fits right at the base of the tail crease, just like you’re putting a foam wedge on the deck. If you still feel inclined to put a wedge on it, do it! But our goal is to make a perfect skate deck right out of the box. We expect riders will adjust the front truck placement according to their stance, based on the rear foot sitting right in that position. Additional rear mounting options help refine the wheelbase and offer further freedom for adjusting your rear foot’s leverage over the trucks. The new wedge makes the Seed feel much more like a classic slalom deck!

Finally, there is a W bubble leading into the tail that peaks right at the base of the tail crease. This is a feature that literally no other board shape has replicated, and we are leaving this comment here until someone figures it out and does it! What this does is automatically align your rear foot so that you don’t have to look down, and it places the ball of your foot in a gentle, 3-sided pocket between the rail, the tail wedge, and the W concave. You’ve got all the leverage in the world in this position, and the W concave vanishes into the tail as the wedge lifts up, just like it was never there. You won’t feel the W on your heel, but it is right on the inside of the ball of your foot where you need it. Riders will notice little to zero shiftings between heel and toeside turns and slides with this feature, and it is subtle enough to still feel very ready to take on cones!

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SKU: SEED Categories: , ,

Description

Product Specifications

Dimensions

Length 32.5" (82.55cm)
Width 9.3" (23.62cm)

Wheelbase

20.25 - 22.75" (51.43 - 57.78cm)

Construction

Sold maple core with fibreglass composite and urethane sidewalls.

4.67
Based on 3 reviews
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  1. Michael

    Downhill decks are always the hardest to rate because so much comes down to preference and context. What works for me on long, medium-speed hills may not work for someone taller or shorter or with a different stance, or for someone on steeper/milder hills. Not to even mention differences in skill level and riding style.

    That being said, note that I am around 5’10” and weight 155 lbs. I am an intermediate downhill skater with a slight wider-than-average stance. I live in near the Appalachian mountains and use the Seed on long hills that rarely get me above 30-35 mph. That’s my context.

    Pros:
    -Size. The Seed is short and made to go fast.
    -Build. It’s a tank, good luck killing this after a season (or ever).

    Potential pros or cons:
    -Taper. I like taper, but you may find it too restrictive.
    -Concave. Not too intense, which gives a lot of room to move. You may find that freeing or insecure.
    -Wedge. Some people love the built-in wedge, some people hate it. You may find it perfectly placed for tucking or you may wish it wasn’t there so you could just add your own.

    In general, I love the Seed. It is as fun zipping around narrow paths that require lots of agility as it is sliding around sharper turns on a mountain road. It opened up a lot of riding for me.

    That being said, it’s not quite as race-oriented as I expected. However, I think that’s mostly because it’s too short for my stance, which leaves me wishing it didn’t have the wedge so I could adjust my stance with a bit more freedom. The Hierophant is more suited to my size and riding style.

    Wonderful deck, just not perfect for me. Again, note my context and consider that before deciding if you think the Seed would work for you. So much is down to personal preference and use. It’s a stellar board, without question.

  2. David Waterman

    One of the best decks i have had the pleasure to ride. You can do almost anything with this deck. From going to a late night garage session to going 55+ the next morning, this board can and will out perform most other top brands.

  3. Chuck Breen

    The Seed is about as perfect as a directional race board can get without having a deck built completely custom for you. The concave up front is just enough to give it the perfect amount of input without overdoing it and the taper in the back matched with the W and the wedge gives you solid reference points and the capability to precisely control it sliding any direction. It’s stiff, yet forgiving and unbelievably sturdy. It’s always my go-to. I love it and highly recommend them.

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