Blackwood Ruru RiderThe Paper Rain Project
Please allow a turnaround time of 4 weeks for us to lovingly hand-craft and ship your personal rideable board. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Dimensions: 775mm long x 205mm wide
- Sustainably sourced blackwood longboard with laser-etching. The most charismatic of our board fleet, the Ruru is a funky, wide and solid cruiser for the playful. Each board is laser etched with our bespoke grip design and fitted with inlayed stainless steel bolt hole plates.
- (Optional) Choose your deck, then choose to add a laser etched artwork!
- (Optional) This board also includes a custom inscription to personalise your ride. Please note the required text in the ‘notes’ box in the checkout.
Each board is unique - boards will vary slightly due to their handcrafted nature and natural grain of the wood.
For each board sold a native tree is planted, helping to restore and maintain New Zealand's environment.
Our Ruru board makes an excellent commuter. The width of this board makes it a stable ride, while the slight kick of the tail gives it agility when cruising.
Regardless of whether you purchase your trucks, wheels etc from us, or not, we recommend the following:
- Trucks: 180mm (7”) width high quality raw-finished aluminium
- Wheels: 70mm diameter x 45mm width, 78A (black, stone ground finish)
- Hardware: High quality stainless steel, 30mm M5 with nylock nuts
If choosing the full set up option, the above will be provided.
Sourced just 45km from our workshop and with a with a range of tones from chocolatey brown to blonde, this hardwood is a stunning choice for our mini bullet boards and longboards. A super durable timber, blackwood is the perfect material for our rideable range. We recommend the drop-through board for both beginners and more advanced riders.
For each sustainably-grown tree felled, an average of 200 native trees are planted in it’s place. Thank you for helping to regenerate native forests in New Zealand.
For international riders, we recommend purchasing only the deck and sourcing hardware for a full set up at your local skate store when your board reaches its new home. Any full set up boards purchased will come flat packed with the required tool to complete them.
|Standard (NZD)||Free Over (NZD)|
|Rest of the World*||$30||$600|
* Includes most of North America, Europe, UK, Asia and the South Pacific. Orders will be refunded if we are unable to ship to your location.
More details about shipping can be found HERE.
TREES THAT COUNT - Working with New Zealanders to plant millions more native trees.
Trees That Count loves trees. Not just any old trees though: Aotearoa’s special native trees. They are a conservation charity bringing together business, community and everyday Kiwis with the vision of helping plant 200 million native trees across the country.
Their aim is to make it easy for Kiwis to make a difference and plant millions more native trees through their community marketplace. This marketplace matches funded and gifted trees with worthwhile planting groups around the country.
That means that for every Paper Rain board you go home with, a New Zealand native tree is planted through Trees That Count on your behalf!
“Planting native trees is one of the most powerful actions we can take to combat climate change, protect our beautiful landscapes, waterways and forests for future generations.”
On behalf of our beautiful Aotearoa: Thank you!