This new board is called the Charon, it's based around the oarsmen from Greek Mythology and the paintingIsle of the Dead by Arnold Böcklin. We went into this board design with several goals and themes.
We wanted another gasket mount board, but with larger tabs on the plate for the gasket-plate contact but room for the plate to bend. We also wanted to utilize a more detailed and creative weight design paired with the same badge theory as the Sunsetter (a front badge and a back badge that goes into the weight). We also were aiming to create a board with alowlowtyping angle and front height. Lastly, we wanted a seamless design where there's no visible seam on the side of the board, but under it instead.
The design on the backweight is an interpretation of the painting Isle of the Dead. Over the years, Böcklin re-painted this work in multiple iterations with slight changes each time to reflect what was going on in his life. In modern culture, many others have created their own interpretation of the painting themselves through various mediums (3D models, games, animations, etc). Our team has re-created the painting on a keyboard weight with some changes. Last year, I lost an important relationship with a friend where things had to end. On the Charon weight, you can see there are two people standing across each other on the island, with Charon coming to bring an end to the relationship.