The Lafayette Escadrille (Escadrille de Lafayette) was a WW I fighter squadron named in honor of the Marquis de Lafayette, hero of the American Revolution. The squadron was composed of American volunteer pilots though it was officially part of the French Air Service. To identify the squadron as American, fighter aircraft were emblazoned with a Sioux Indian. Squadron mascots were a pair of lions named Whiskey and Soda.
KOTA longboards are handcrafted using tung oil based stains. Colors vary from deck to deck making each board unique. Finished product may vary in color from that depicted.
BOARD SIZE: 9 3/8″ Wide X 44″ Long
7 Ply American Hard Rock Maple
Standard components are Paris 180mm trucks, Seismic Speed Vent Wheels 73mm/80A, KOTA Precision Bearings & 1/2″ Risers. Many of our boards are made to order. Please allow approximately 14 days to delivery. All sales are final. 30 days manufacturer’s defect replacement only.
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Add an 8th ply for increased stability if you are over the recommended weight for the board shape you want to ride (non-electrics only).
Packed with energy the SPAD XIII is flexible and highly maneuverable. Ideal for campus commuting or an invigorating weekend ride - and always with style! Fly like Rickenbacker on your SPAD XIII.
Like a high performance jet, the Nieuport 17 is ideal for an exceptional land surfing experience. Sleek style with inspiring performance. Gear up, flaps up - it's time to fly on your Nieuport 17.
The Handley Page Type O is the ideal cruiser. Good surface area for a stable, comfortable ride but always ready to turn. You can't go wrong with the remarkably nimble Handley Page.
Classic design inspired by the earliest longboard surfboards. The stable but surprisingly maneuverable Sopwith Pup delivers pure joy whether cruising long distances, carving a slope or learning to ride for the first time.