When I started this whole thing (pivotboard.com) at the very core of the idea,was the dream of making the absolute most perfect board for me to skate. Yes, I wanted to make boards for others, too, but the initial goal was to design and build a board that I loved.

This took me 10 years to do. So, when Simon Johns started his own journey of trying to find a better board for HIM, I was all in. I love figuring out changes and adaptations to boards, to make them better for the rider, it’s totally awesome.

If you see Simon’s board at the moment, you’ll see that it has elements of almost every different company involved in pivotboard at the moment. He’s taken his favorite parts of each board, and put them all together into something he’s reasonably happy with, but really wants to improve the pivot more to HIS liking.

When Simon texted me to come over to the pivotboard workshop and drill out some holes in his Rogue footplates so they’d fit his current pivot set up, I couldn’t wait to get started on it! Customizing pivotboards is TOTALLY my thing, afterall.

So, after drilling a few holes, customized the footplates to fit the other pivot, we shot-the-shit for quite a while, and caught up on everything. Then it was time to head to the park, and test out the changes…

I was able to throw together a quick session edit from the footage I grabbed of Simon (he’s a total rail-ninja, so that’s not hard to do), so here it is…

Thanks for watching, I’ll hit you up next time…

Rick Lowe