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).
Standard - For the rider that just wants a solid plank underfoot without reactive camber or mellow rocker, the standard deck will deliver exactly what you see in the picture. A favorite for technical downhill, standard decks are the most predictable and some swear they break-in better than other profiles.
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.
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.
Elevation Series - Top performing boards for all speed freaks. Each board is stiff, stable and ergonomically designed to maximize performance, durability and comfort.
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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
Sublimated Artwork - Scratch resistant ink is tattooed into the deck
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.
Fat Bottom - All the meat, right where you want it, tastes great, less filling
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