Hackbrett Semmel Freeride Longboard

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Hackbrett Semmel Freeride Longboard

The Hackbrett Longboards Semmel is a legacy downhill/freeride board - no frills, no gimmicks, just a solid and beautiful deck that'll be ready for anything you throw at it.

The concave is "hybrid" high - a comfortable soft ellipse in the centre that raises more steeply towards the rails. This allows for a super ergonomic platform - no achey feet here, even after the longest and roughest of downhill runs. The higher rails offer security, and you can really trust the sharp rails as you push hard into deep carves, sweepers and slides.

There are multiple wheelbase options from a relatively short and snappy 63cm/24.65" all the way up to 70cm/27.5" which will be a little more forgiving at speed. Something in the middle allows use of the nose and tail for a little cruise around town.

The Semmel features a timeless outline with a diamond tail and epic sharp nose. Landyachtz rider Felix Druschel spent a few years in the Hackbrett workshop and this deck stems from his love of the original Wolfshark (2011) crossed with Hackbrett construction and concave.

This is truly a no-nonsense downhill board, out of a simpler time. Hackbrett team riders adore this thing and are more than happy taking it to speeds that most of us would only consider in a car.

The Semmel doesn't talk the talk; it walks the walk.

We are building the Semmel up in three options, but we can also do custom completes with whatever wheels and trucks you want - get in touch if you want something special!

We stock the Hackbrett Longboards Semmel in Flex 1 (the stiffer version) with a walnut finish. For different flex or topsheet options please get in touch - we can organise most variations on request.

We have a longstanding relationship with Hack - click here to read more about what exactly makes these boards so special.

Hackbrett Semmel Freeride Longboard: Precision Complete Spec

Well well... I see you are one with fine taste. The Hackbrett Semmel Precision complete is a longboard like few others. This level of design, rider input, engineering and love put into each and every single component, you just don't see that. This isn't a factory build by any stretch of the imagination. This is the creme de la creme, the real deal. This thing will hug your feet as you take your first steps into the world of sliding, and even while you cruise to the spot. It'll still be hugging them if you want to take it 100kmh down your favourite mountain road. Have I done it? Yes. Would I recommend it?...Put a helmet on.

Hackbrett Semmel Freeride Longboard: Elite Complete Spec

Treated to the same tasty undercarriage as the other longboards in the Hackbrett lineup, the Semmel Elite is an absolute steamroller. You feel it before your foot has even touched the deck… just let it fall to the floor and you can hear the quality. No, really! The construction and juicy concave, the lovely trucks, the beefy wheels, it's begging to be taken down an incline and will happily bring you along for the ride!

Hackbrett Semmel Freeride Longboard: Pro Complete Spec

The Semmel Pro complete still oozes class and you'll still hear the quality as it drops to the floor! The main difference from the Elite is that this one will be a little more forgiving if you want to slide: rather than grip until the end of the earth, she'll let you ease out into a comfortable little drift should you so wish. I so wish… ahh just one more description and I can go skate…
Length 37.4" / 95.0cm See similar length boards
Width 10.0" / 25.4cm See similar width boards
Wheelbase Adjustment Yes
Wheelbase 24.8" / 63.0cm - 27.5" / 69.9cm See boards with a similar wheelbase
Nose Length - longest wheelbase 3.0" / 7.6cm
Tail Length - longest wheelbase 1.0" / 2.5cm
Truck Mounting Topmount
Deck Flex Race stiff
Concave Deep Concave
Deck construction Fibreglass, Maple
Wheel Wells Cnc Wheel Wells

Is the Elite setup worth the extra £15?

For only an extra £15, you can upgrade the "Pro" setup to the "Elite" Level build.

The Elite setup is a pretty heavy wheel and bearing upgrade over the Pro.

You get Sabre Built-In Labyrinth Bearings - fully shielded, easy to clean, with built in bearing spacers. They roll faster and last longer than the Pro level metal shielded ABEC5 bearings.

The Elite complete also includes Cult Cultron 74mm Longboard Wheels White, poured from a higher grade urethane. Premium urethane rolls fater, lasts longer, and generally injects a whole new level of life into the board - once you've skated decent wheels, you won't want anything else!

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Less obvious is the wheel upgrade. Your extra £15 gets you a set of Cult Cultron over the Pro build's Cult Emperor. Apart from the obvious size difference, the Cult Cultron are poured from a higher grade of urethane - an invisible difference that you will immediately notice as soon as you push the board off.

Just like the bearings, the wheel upgrade makes your board roll faster and last longer - what's not to like??

If you look at the SRP difference of these components and add them together you'll see that the upgrade from Pro to Elite represents serious value - trust us, it's well worth it.

Coupled with this, we've noticed that almost everyone who makes it into our shop ends up with an Elite setup - the value is clear once you have the board in your hands!

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How about the Precision build?

If you're ready to skate the best setup out there the best of the best, step it up to the Precison Build!

For an extra £130, you get the same wheels and bearings as the Elite build, but with a set of Sabre Trucks Forged Precisions.

Given that a set of these trucks would normally set you back £180, that's a serious value for a serious setup!

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Useful Extra Info

Customise your ride!

We can change the truck bushings on this board to suit your weight and riding style!

This way your board will come set up perfectly for you, straight out of the box.

Just refer to the table below and make your choice as you add to cart!

Rider weightBushing Hardness
10 - 50kgsExtra Soft
50 - 72kgsSofter
72 - 90kgsStock Setup
90 - 104kgsHarder
104 - 120kgsExtra Hard
Skateboard Bushings

Some other things to consider...

  • If in doubt - go softer! Turnier boards are easier to balance on, and a lot more fun to skate.
  • If you are "between hardnesses," we would recommend the softer option. So for example, for a 73kg rider, "Soft" rather than "Stock Setup" might be a better choice. Get in touch if you're not sure!
  • if you want a very turny board - say for a dancing longboard - then it's worth going one stop softer than you otherwise would do. Watch out for wheelbite though!
  • Likewise, if you want a board for downhill speed, then go up a step harder than the weight table suggests.
  • You do have a bit of adjustment in the truck's kingpin nut, but we would suggest that if you have more than two threads showing then it's time to go to a harder bushing.
  • If you already have a board (or some trucks!) and you would like to change your bushings to suit your weight, check out our truck/bushing compatability chart!

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