OBfive Longboard is an Australian surf inspired cruiser longboard brand.
With a passion for both surf and longboards, OBfive’s designs show influences from the days when longboarding was an alternative for those days when the surf was too flat to surf. They designed longboards to practice their own unique surf style on land.
OBfive ……. Inspired by a surf lifestyle and skate culture.
Obfive Gold Coast Australia – A longboard label from the lap of surfing
Obfive is one of those longboard labels whose company history is based on a solid, long existing and lived surfing tradition. Based in the city of Gold Coast on the south-eastern coast of Queensland, Australia, the label is embedded in a surfing and skating stronghold and, with its self-image and product range, carries a large piece of Australian cultural heritage out into the world.
Due to the subtropical climate of the Gold Coast area, there are paradisiacal sandy beaches and a dynamic surf, which makes the development of an intensive surfer culture a matter of course.
A circumstance which is of course also used strategically and entrepreneurially: A large surfing market has been established in the area with numerous manufacturers of surfboards and accessories. This includes the Obfive label, which has in turn shifted its focus to skateboarding, the sport derived from surfing. Surfboards with wheels were introduced in the 1960s as an alternative to water gliders to bridge periods of bad weather and wave conditions without giving up the addictive sport of surfing.
After several decades of ups and downs in this new, trendy leisure sport, skating and especially longboarding is currently experiencing a significant upswing and is enjoying ever-increasing popularity. Obfive Gold Coast Australia is a label that specializes in the conception, design and production of longboards and cruisers. Unlike other manufacturers and labels, Obfive Gold Coast Australia offers a rather compact and therefore very mature product range.
Obfive Gold Coast Australia therefore carries the entire history of the origin of the skating culture in itself and is still inspired by the characteristics and demands of its mother sport, surfing. Not only does the material and structural conception and production of the boards benefit from the experience of an entire surfer cosmos, but the design also reflects the sunny, passionate, casual life philosophy of the surfers.
Each longboard label has its own focus: The setup of the Obfive skateboards
In accordance with the open, free thinking of the surfer and skater community, Obfive serves not only professional athletes who intensively pursue their own mature style, but also curious beginners and pleasure riders whose primary driving force is the enjoyment of a life-affirming lifestyle and the unique skater culture. With an Obfive Longboard you will always find your own personal riding style.
The two main categories of Obfive’s product range are cruiser and longboard boards. Both types of boards belong to the original models, the direct successors of the surfboards. The first surfers, who moved their passion from water to dry asphalt, mounted wheels on their boards and created the first longboards. Cruising boards, despite their short length of 80 cm maximum, also belong to the longboard category.
The construction and riding characteristics of the Cruiserboard can basically be compared more to skateboards that are geared towards tricks and stunts, but the equipment with larger wheels allows for greater speed development and better compensation of unevenness on the ground, which makes the leisurely, relaxed riding possible that is essential when cruising.
Longboards are generally boards designed for longer distances and not specifically for acrobatics on the skating track, which is also the reason for the eponymous length, wider wheel base and softer wheel material.
Obfive Gold Coast Australia, with its restriction to these two types of boards, focuses on riding directly from surfing, the real surfing on the road.
In the category of longboards, Obfive Gold Coast Australia not only offers high quality boards made of proven material combinations, but also super atmospheric designs that pay tribute to the surfing atmosphere of the label.
Let yourself be captured by the magic of the South Seas and the speed of longboarding:
The Hawaiian Nights Longboard, for example, is made of exotic walnut and Canadian maple wood and is equipped with 65 mm 85 A wheels, which allow a smooth, even ride due to their relatively soft and at the same time resistant material. The relatively high degree of fineness ABEC 7 of the rolling elements made of chrome in the ball bearings of the wheels is particularly suitable for the type of load that can be carried over long periods of driving. The design with palm trees in the moonlight inspires dreams of tropical hot nights.
The construction of the axles and wheels is similar to the Hawaiian Nights, but the deck is made of a flexible combination of bamboo and Canadian maple wood. The fruity design of dancing pineapple fruits on the underside of the deck is announced from above by the wheels in exotic yellow.
The Spring Break Longboard also delights with its material mix of bamboo and maple wood with a unique flex, which makes the board feel incredibly smooth and the manoeuvres smooth. The Silver Polish axles and the ABEC 7 ball bearings provide for a good swing and long lasting load capacity. The fresh, cool design with a tropical mix of blossoms and leaves on a black background gives you spring in your step.
Among the cruisers the following cult and reliable pieces are waiting for you:
The Cruiser Tropical Punch has a deck with a sophisticated shape, which will heat you up with its colourful design with tropical plant and flower mix. The combination of the shorter, compact overall length and the same settings as most of Obfive’s longboards with 62 mm 85 A Soft Smooth Wheels and ABEC 7 ball bearings ensures a grandiose speed development. Also the Tropical Punch Cruiser inspires with a wonderful flex due to the material combination of bamboo and maple wood.
The Obfive Cruiser Longboard JC PELAGIC shows a close relationship with its ancestors, the surfboards: The design of the extremely popular cruiser really radiates H2O through the dynamic blue shades of the water and fish motifs on the underside of the deck and the transparent wheels that harmonize with them. With a shape like the Tropical Punch Cruiser, the Obfive Cruiser JC PELAGIC develops a top speed and is wonderfully easy to manoeuvre. The 5.5 Silver Polish Obfive axles and the 62 mm 85 A Soft Smooth Wheels carry you casually and persistently over the asphalt and give you an incredible surfing feeling.
As a surfer boy or surfer girl, you will also feel like a surfer on the Obfive Cruiser Longboard Flamingo, whose design with its flocks of flamingos between tropical flowers and palms and in front of turquoise blue water almost surpasses the characteristic Obfive recognition value. With the clear, white wheels under the bright, bamboo-coloured surface of the deck, you’ll be on the sun-drenched streets of your skatearea in the middle of summer. Unlike the Tropical Punch Cruiser and the JC PELAGIC, the Flamingo Cruiser doesn’t have a forked stern. With this shape it is a little longer, but that doesn’t affect the speed and manoeuvrability of this cruiser.
What sets Obfive apart from other labels
What undoubtedly constitutes the essential characteristic of the Obfive label is the strong orientation of its longboards towards the sport of origin, surfing. In Gold Coast, the Australian surfing spirit has been alive and well for decades, which the label has internalized through and through and is bringing to the international market in the form of professionally designed and produced boards for cruising and longboarding.
The delivery to all over the world is combined with an extremely high level of customer service, which is expressed in reliable structures from the order to the right of return. This solid and transparent system also distinguishes Obfive Gold Coast Australia. The tropical, imaginative designs on the undersides of the board decks bear witness to the manufacturer’s philosophy, which expresses not only the passion for surfing on water and on asphalt, but in general the incomparably casual, young and light-blooded attitude to life of the sun-drenched surfer culture.
The longboards as well as the cruisers of Obfive Gold Coast Australia give a riding experience that comes as close as possible to surfing due to the combination of axle construction, smooth wheel material, the fine-grade ball bearings and the material combinations of the decks that give a lot of flex. It almost seems as if Obfive wants to breed a whole new generation of asphalt surfers. So swing onto your board and feel free – carried by exuberant momentum and summery tropical designs that promise eternal holidays!
Obfive boards – which styles, which areas of application?
Since the cruisers and longboards from Obfive Gold Coast Australia with their shapes, axle constructions and wheel characteristics are mainly designed for long distance skating and allow a relatively wide range of riding techniques.
The leisurely and relaxed cruising is of course a special pleasure especially with the explicitly designed cruisers and does not require a lot of experience. The boards also do not have any extraordinary extra features, but are built in an uncomplicated and compact way. Due to the comparatively large wheels you get a super speed on the Obfive Cruisers and can run away from whoever you want.
Downhill longboarding is super easy due to the soft, compensating wheels of the Obfive Longboards and is a lot of fun due to the good speed development, which is made possible by the wide axle base and the flexible decks. Thanks to the proven material combinations of mostly bamboo and maple or walnut and maple, which give you the ultimate in flex, you can enrich your drive with long distance pumping with a little practice. The Obfive Longboards transfer impulses from the feet to the axles, so you can create your longboard style with various effects. Let your imagination run free and live out your self-conception on the board!