The ORB2000 is the end result of what started as shop talk and daydreams over a few fall afternoons. The idea was to build a solid twin tip, inspired by Tyler Temarantz and James “chickenbone” Wilson’s history of street clips and countless hours in the park.
With the help and input from trusted crew member Tanner Crow, the group pitched an idea for an all around park board, something built to whip endless laps at Woody’s or lace up the Brighton jump line, something that could still stand the test of a street spot or a backcountry kicker, and lastly be utilized on a Wasatch powday, did someone say Brighton sidecountry?
An ideal board was imagined and put into words. Descriptions were translated into cad by Chimera lead engineer Alister Horn. The nuts and bolts put into play, the numbers crunched etc. Willy Nevins and Tanner Crow made a collaborative creative stab at creating the ORB2000 graphic, with Willy’s artwork on the base and Tanner’s eventually landing on the topsheet.
The crew at large, (Chickenbone, Tyler, Tanner, Zach Higgins, the daily dose crew, Clint Kyle, Alex Lockwood) were tasked with testing it. Renditions were made, and what worked stayed... what didn’t was tweaked and improved upon. The result became our reimagined ORB (chimera’s original twin tip, first built over a decade ago)... meet the ORB2000.