Blackwood Classic Rider - ShortboardThe Paper Rain Project
**All Rideable Boards are made-to-order**
Please allow a turnaround time of 4 weeks for us to lovingly hand-craft and ship your personal rideable board. Any questions please feel free to contact us.
Sustainably sourced blackwood with laser-etched grip pattern 'Kete' by Hannah Batty. Each board is unique - boards will vary slightly due to their handcrafted nature and natural grain of the wood.
Sourced just 45km from our workshop and with a beautiful looking chocolatey brown colour, this hardwood is a stunning choice for our rideable boards, including this shortboard. A super durable timber, blackwood is the perfect material for our rideable range.
This board is our take on the retro skateboard shape. With a soft nose, slight concave to the board and a smooth angling tail, our classic shortboard is made for comfortable cruising. Each board is fitted with a steel nose and tail guards for greater strength and protection when riding.
Custom laser engraved text is also available to personalise your board.
Optional: full set up
Optional: custom etching on the ground side (for name)
Optional: street-side laser etched design/artwork.
For international riders, we recommend purchasing a board only and purchasing hardware for a full set up at your local skate store when your board reaches its new home, to reduce freight required. Any full set up boards purchased will come flat packed.
For each board sold a native tree is planted, helping to restore and maintain New Zealand's environment.
|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.
Each board is unique - boards will vary slightly due to their hand-crafted nature and natural grain of the wood.
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, black wood 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.
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!