Switchblade 40 Chief Night
Switchblade 40 Chief Night
Switchblade 40 Chief Night
Switchblade 40 Chief Night
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Switchblade 40 Chief Night
Switchblade 40 Chief Night
Switchblade 40 Chief Night
Switchblade 40 Chief Night

Switchblade 40 Chief Night

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Rated 4.9 out of 5
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Designed to rally big mountain terrain and conquer World Cup podiums, the Switchblade has proven itself equally adept at getting you to the grocery store and ripping down your local hill safely. The mellow drops, long wheelbase and low ride height combine to offer a drifty, confidence-inspiring feel perfect for riders looking to up their freeride game. The Switchblade 40 is the longer version, offering a more stable ride and slightly easier slide initiation, as well as being a bit more comfortable for taller riders.

Designed to rally big mountain terrain and conquer World Cup podiums, the Switchblade has proven itself equally adept at getting you to the grocery store and ripping down your local hill safely. The mellow drops, long wheelbase and low ride height combine to offer a drifty, confidence-inspiring feel perfect for riders looking to up their freeride game. The Switchblade 40 is the longer version, offering a more stable ride and slightly easier slide initiation, as well as being a bit more comfortable for taller riders.


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One Board One Tree
100% Canadian Maple
DROP DOWN
DROP THROUGH
Made in Canada
SYMMETRICAL

One Board One Tree

To give back to the environment we have decided that for every skateboard we sell, we plant a tree. One tree produces at least 60 boards. So with our program, one tree will turn into at least 60 new trees planted.

100% Canadian Maple

Canadian Maple is a strong and proven material used in the world’s best skateboards. We source only the finest veneers found in Eastern Canada.

DROP DOWN

A lowered foot platform provides the most stable ride and gives your feet pockets to lock into while skating. These boards are also easier for pushing and foot-breaking.

DROP THROUGH

Drop through decks are lower to the ground and enjoy increase stability without sacrificing maneuverability.

Made in Canada

Ohhh Canada Eh!

SYMMETRICAL

Go both ways with symmetrical board design. Generally found in freeride and downhill decks, these boards allow the rider to skate both regular and switch without changing up their stance.

Length: 40
Width: 10
Wheelbase: 31

Artist: Laura Bifino

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The Switchblade is a double dropped freeride shape that is designed to give you a low, comfortable platform for exploring big hills as well as getting around town as quickly as possible. Deep concave and foot pockets at the drops give you the reference points you need to explore the limits of your freeriding, and the 9 ply maple construction keeps the board stiff and under control. The 40 is the larger of the two sizes we offer, measuring 40" long by 10" wide and offers a driftier and more stable ride. This board comes set up with 180mm Gen 6 Grizzly trucks and 70mm Hawgs wheels for premium freeride capabilities straight out of the box.

Switchblade 40 Chief Night

Flex Rating

So, what’s flex and why is it important to a skateboard? In skate-nerd terms, flex is the amount of displacement a deck sees when a specific amount of force is applied to it. Check out our formula to the left! There are a few factors that affect flex, like deck thickness, wheelbase, and the amount of force on a deck. We built a machine and put our entire lineup to the test by applying the exact same amount of force to all our boards and measured the displacement we saw in each. This gives a totally scientific and accurate flex range across our entire line! It’s important to understand flex when choosing a board. Here are some basics: Downhill/freeride skateboards will have less flex because you need a stiff platform to stand on when you’re bombing or gripping a corner at speed. Carving skateboards will have more flex, giving you the ability to sink into your turns and pump or carve with ease. Most cruisers, dance and ATV boards will have less flex for control when doing tricks but just enough to be forgiving when pushing around town. We’ve engineered our boards with the best flex for each style of riding but remember, flex is subjective so get out a see what you like the most!

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Trucks

Wheels

69mm Hawgs

We design our trucks and wheels to fit perfectly with each individual deck. We work tirelessly to ensure these elements come together to provide the best control and performance for your board. No slop, all control. Don't accept anything less than the perfect complete.   Learn More >

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Level of Fun
Rated 4 out of 5
Board Build Quality
Rated 4 out of 5
Stability
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Super Carvey, 0 is Bit of Both and 2 is Very Stable
Board Flex
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Very Flexy, 0 is Medium and 2 is Very Stiff
168 Reviews
Reviewed by Thomas B., from United States
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I recommend this product
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18 - 24
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Beginner
Where do you like to Skate?
  • Mellow Hills
  • Pathways
  • Campus
  • Plazas
  • On Rough Pavement
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Great board for a beginner

I’ve really enjoyed learning how to skate on this board. It’s taken me a little under a month to learn the basics well enough to bomb hills and carve at decent speeds around where I live. Footbraking is very easy because of the lowered deck. I’d say my only complaint is that the assembly quality (not the build quality, but rather things like lubricant application, mounting reliability, etc.) is a little lackluster, with the trucks mounting having come very loose after just a week of riding, and the trucks started squeaking recently as well. These are both easy issues to fix but it’s annoying as a beginner to have an issue like that since I’m not familiar with the normal aspects of maintenance of a board.

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Rated 4 out of 5
Board Build Quality
Rated 4 out of 5
Stability
Rated 2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Super Carvey, 0 is Bit of Both and 2 is Very Stable
Board Flex
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Very Flexy, 0 is Medium and 2 is Very Stiff
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Reviewed by Matthew B., from United States
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18 - 24
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Intermediate
Where do you like to Skate?
  • Campus
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Great board

Fantastic board I have had no issues with it

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Level of Fun
Rated 5 out of 5
Board Build Quality
Rated 5 out of 5
Stability
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Super Carvey, 0 is Bit of Both and 2 is Very Stable
Board Flex
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Very Flexy, 0 is Medium and 2 is Very Stiff
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Reviewed by Adriano C., from United States
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35 - 44
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Beginner
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  • Neighbourhoods
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Grear board for beginners

My first board and was very easy to start using.

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Level of Fun
Rated 5 out of 5
Board Build Quality
Rated 5 out of 5
Stability
Rated 2 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Super Carvey, 0 is Bit of Both and 2 is Very Stable
Board Flex
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Very Flexy, 0 is Medium and 2 is Very Stiff
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Reviewed by Sean W., from United States
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25 - 34
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Beginner
Where do you like to Skate?
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Mellow Hills
  • Steep Hills
  • Pathways
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Love it

It looks good and rides how I want it to, good for downhill and some cruising.

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Level of Fun
Rated 5 out of 5
Board Build Quality
Rated 5 out of 5
Stability
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Super Carvey, 0 is Bit of Both and 2 is Very Stable
Board Flex
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Very Flexy, 0 is Medium and 2 is Very Stiff
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Reviewed by Aaron, from United States
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I recommend this product
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18 - 24
Skateboarding Experience Level (Optional)
Intermediate
Where do you like to Skate?
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Steep Hills
  • Mellow Hills
  • On Rough Pavement
  • Campus
Rated 5 out of 5
Review posted

Perfect For New & Experienced Skaters

I've been skating this deck for almost a year, and it has been the best board I've ever owned. It's exceptionally forgiving to new skaters, and yet its full potential can be seen in the hands of those with more experience. It can carve with ease but is still stable enough when you're skating on the side of a busy road. It's a blast to ride, and I've never felt nervous while riding this board. If anything, riding this deck gives you a confidence boost, allowing you to go faster and push your limits more. It's not only fun to ride but also easier to improve on.

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Level of Fun
Rated 5 out of 5
Board Build Quality
Rated 5 out of 5
Stability
Rated 0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Super Carvey, 0 is Bit of Both and 2 is Very Stable
Board Flex
Rated 1 on a scale of minus 2 to 2, where minus 2 is Very Flexy, 0 is Medium and 2 is Very Stiff
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