This is the board you buy to step up your freeriding or learn real fast.
G Mack is not a big person, he has a smaller stance, so younger skaters unite, a deck made for you. Don't let the smaller stance put you off, no matter if you're a big skater or a smaller skater - if you want to go fast and sideways, this is your deck. To start it feels a bit weird the foot placement, but it just works.
Before we get smarmy, lets get the usual Rayne stuff out of the way. This deck is like a Ferrari. It is simply beautiful to touch, look at and ride. The construction is like nothing else. Fibreglass sandwiched between unicorn horn. Deck is stiff. Edges sharp. First time you get steezy on it, and treat it a bit rough, you'll get guilty and then you'll need to have a shower.
Rayne say they have been working on this deck for a while, and it shows. The usual deep Rayne tub concave is there. That feels like a warm bath when you stand on it. Then you notice bumps and ridges. WTF. Spoiler alert coming up, if you dont want me to ruin the surprise, don't ready anymore and buy now.
Funky part of the deck is there W concave bubbles and deck bolt ridges. Rayne calls them Oval Drops, W-humps. So where the deck bolts are there are some subtle ridges or oval drops. Combined with the two W humps in the middle of the deck, it brings a whole new meaning to breaking in a deck. You know how you usually stand on a deck and you have your feet placement, and it is never going to change. that's it, you have your stand for bombing, tuck, air, heel and toe. Well this deck is a little bit different. The big tub concave is there but when you start skating you feel the subtle pockets created by the unique bumps and ridges. It is subtle. We are not talking big W concave here. The result is a deck you will fall in love with. Seriously. After a few runs, you'll notice your feet locking into certain areas, and builds your confidence to go big and try more moves.
Wheel Base- 25.25'' / 26.25''
Rayne says I have to tell you these features:
Rocker Platform - Pre-loads your legs for fast precise slides, easier spins and better looking girlfriends
Kicks - Flat Nose and Tail Kicks to help you get noticed at a slide jam
Sharp Edges - to cut watermelon
Fat Bottom Bamboo Core - Strong and light, thick and juicy, [I'm leaving that Rayne speak alone]
Mean Cave - like the batcave but more punch in the face
Pre-tensioned Triaxial fibreglass - Adds long life, durability, strength and perpetual energy machine.
Sublimated Artwork - you love coke cola, you must drink coke cola.
Speed-stiff - Don’t get bounced! Stiff boards will make you stable at high speeds. True dat.
Fully Symmetrical Concave, with an Asymmetrical Shape - looks like you cut it out yourself
Universal Variable Top Mounting - they mean multiple wheelbase options.
Bee Orange Finish - you can lick the deck and not die