Faceplant Boardriders was created to make a living doing what we love! Our mission is to further the progression of longboarding by creating a high quality product that offers riders the best board on the market at an affordable price. Through constant research and input the company strives to continually evolve to meet the changing needs/demands of the growing market without compromising quality.
We started off getting into longboarding as a filler between surfing and the snowboarding season. It was a great way to keep boardriding, and the three different boardsports greatly complimented each other. Soon we became addicted to building longboard skateboards and riding them from the campus streets and parks to downhill roads. It quickly turned into a lifestyle, and ever since we "ride the lifestyle" every day. We created Faceplant Boardriders (FB) and continued building and riding our longboards. This is our passion, our life, and we want everyone to be a part of it that wants to. RIDE THE LIFESTYLE with us...
We have been building and riding on our longboards for over a decade now. Our longboard skateboards are built to hold up to the constant abuse that they take from us every day. We have over 20 “core shapes” and over 30 different shapes total that we offer, so we have something for every rider out there. We personally (when I say "we" I am referring to Ricky Wheeler, Rob Wheeler, and all of our team riders) shred on these boards regularly, and every FB Board has been tested intensely before we add them to our lineup of longboard shapes. We have competed with our boards in contests, competitions, and races, and have placed in the majority of them, so we know that our boards are great for everything from downhill racing, sliding, park riding, to just kickin' around the streets, sidewalks, and promenades.
FB has spent a lot of time in research, testing, and development of our longboards before we have made them available to the public. Because of this, we now have a product that we are confident is the best on the market, and it’s something you cannot obtain from any other longboard skateboard company. Each board has had a lot of thought put into its construction, design, artwork, and the ride it is supposed to deliver. Our experience riding all kinds of boards is what has made it possible for us to be successful in creating boards that deliver a superior ride. We don't stop there. While it is important for a board to deliver an amazing ride, the quality is very important. That is why we use marine grade epoxy resins, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and baltic birch opposed to the industry standard maple (baltic birch is a softer wood that is strong, flexible, and resitant to stress cracks – a common problem in longboards), to construct our custom longboards. Our boards are built to perform and built to last!
Because every board is handmade, we strive to keep that grassroots look in every board we build. Our artwork is always sealed by a glossy finish and original, but anything can be repeated. We have sold many boards due to the fact that every board we make is truly one of a kind, and this makes them "stand out" when placed next to other brands. Once someone rides an FB Board, we are positive that they will love the ride and come back for more of the same from Faceplant Boardriders.
You can special order your own board by contacting us with your special requests or choose from our list of pre-built boards in our PRODUCTS PAGE (http://faceplantboardriders.com/products). To contact us about a custom board, see our CONTACT US Page at http://faceplantboardriders.com/contacts.
In the world of extreme sports, you are constantly paying for progression in the form of pain from wipeouts, but there is no better feeling in the world then stomping that trick and riding away from it. PAIN for PROGRESSION. It's worth it!
- Ricky and Rob Wheeler