KOTA making 2015 longboards

23rd August, 2014 by

By John LaConte

VAIL — Longboarding and ski racing have more in common than you think, and a new board from Colorado manufacturer KOTA celebrates the biggest ski racing event the U.S. has seen in a decade and a half with a 2015 tribute graphic emblazoned on the deck. KOTA owner Mike Maloney says the camber in his longboarding decks was modeled after that of a racing ski, with a curved surface allowing the user to generate speed out of a turn. “Our boards are carving boards,” says Maloney. “The complex curve in our boards gives you the same engineering performance that you’ll …

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