Commuter - Commuter boards cover a wide range. Whether you're cruising to the store on a beverage run or crossing from suburbs to downtown and back on the daily, commuting boards are made to make your life a litter easier and a lot more fun.
Shorter boards in this category make up the cruising department. Some have functional kicktails, but they're still made to fit large wheels so you won't get hung up on any rocks. Some are even small enough they can fit in lockers or under a work desk.
Longer boards are made for distance skaters. With features like rocker, flex, and anything to lower your center of gravity, commuting boards make skating feel like you have your own cloud underfoot. These boards are really great for beginners and experienced riders alike.
Never make the boring mistake of walking again, get your commute on.
Downhill - Downhill is like freefall; something to be experienced, not described. Downhill incorporates elements of carving, freestyle, and freeride with the main focus on the thrill of speed. Look for technical features using everything from fiberglass, to w-concave, urethane bumpers, and a plethora of materials. Get your full face helmet and pucks out, and head to the hills.
Freeride - Much of skateboarding has been created by people who push the envelope on what is thought to be possible. Freeride is a direct result of this. Slide pucks and buttery wheels are your best friends once you have freeride on your mind. Often featuring concave that create pockets for your feet and shorter wheelbases, freeride boards are meant to make power slides as natural as your choice to skate.
Top Mount - The classic skate mount. Trucks are mounted from the top to sit flush with the bottom of the board for that proven ride and feel (as opposed to drop-through mounts, which are mounted through the board to lower your center of gravity).
Micro Drop - Characterized by, yep you guessed it, a small drop from where the truck baseplate attaches to the deck to where your feet stand, micro drop decks are versatile and add stability to your ride.
Directional - Directional boards might have concave towards the front, maybe the tail is tapered, it could be shaped to have a fatter nose than tail, and it probably feels awkward if you hop on backwards. However, when you want to pump a board, or you want to have something that sets you up for the fastest line, directional boards are great. Whether you are looking for a really responsive directional board for carving and cruising or a precision downhill deck, a directional board could be in your future.
Kicktail - Kicktails on longboards can be used to ollie, manual, and do flip tricks just like on a regular skateboard.
Wheel Wells/Flares - For the boards that don't need full wheel cutouts, wheel wells are beveled out of the board to give the extra clearance needed to avoid wheelbite.
Deep Concave - With the right concave underfoot you'll feel you can skate anything. Concavity can be seen if you look at a board straight down the nose to the tail. Deep concave can be great for slides, but also provides a platform in the middle for downhill riding when you want your speed tuck to be pristine. Concavity is always a personal preference so try a new concave and see how it changes your daily ride.
Adjustable Wheel Base - Sometimes you want a highly maneuverable setup that can navigate around people and cars in the city and turn on a dime. Other times you want a longer wheelbase for stability at speed. A board with an adjustable wheel base will have multiple truck mounting positions so you can change your setup according to your environment.
Darkside Series - These hybrid boards cross over a love of radial drops for DH leverage, control and lock-in with a high-functioning kick tail to get up, over and around everything and anything.
Years of riding longboards, intense trial and error, and tapping into their team of pro riders results in a whole bunch of super technical stuff. Read on tech-head!
Pre-Tensioned Fiberglass - Adds long life, durability, strength and energy return to the board
Vert-Lam Bamboo Core - Stronger than steel, light like a feather
Sharp Edge - Final touch for locked in feet
Bee Orange Finish - Each and every Rayne board is sealed with an orange beeswax finish. This enhances and tones the natural wood grain while protecting with an excellent wax barrier that repels water. The citrus based polish is completely free of harmful chemicals and is an environmentally sustainable product.
Missionary - The standard, the classic sandwich construction you know and love
Mean Concave - Concave designed to be steeper in the middle to give you both pockets and gas pedals
Radial Concave - Just like taking corners, one smooth line from edge to edge keeps your feet right where you want them.
Speed-Stiff - Don't get bounced, stiff boards will make you stable at high speeds
|Wheel Base (in):||23.5-24.5|