Rayne’s Skyline deck has turned out to be an absolute banger this year. It may seem like a while since Rayne last released a new deck but it was more than worth it!
We all love the multi-discipline mantra – one board that excels in multiple disciplines. It’s an especially appreciated feature for those of us with budget and/or space constraints. One deck for a ride to a friends house, to the local convenience store, to the top of the hill and then the same for a run to the bottom.
In practice, it usually leaves a bit to be desired in one area or another. To be fair, it’s a lofty goal. Things that make a board excel in one discipline usually don’t help in another.
Turns out there is a gray area – a “just right” middle ground where a boards features compliment each other in a variety of disciplines. The Skyline falls squarely in this area.
We tech slide, do you!? Tech sliding has long been one of the best ways to practice and hone skills that are invaluable on fast runs. It’s also extremely fun and can multiply your pleasure on even the slightest of an incline.
In the interest of sharing our stoke for this discipline with our readers, we’re releasing the beginning in a new line of tech sliding oriented content. Read our guide if you’re just getting started. If you notice something is missing, please feel free to contribute!
Look for more tech-sliding content and reviews coming soon!
Rayne has been teasing two new boards via their teamriders and social channels for a while now. You may even recall Rayne’s Skyline tour in Japan – are they playing the long game here? Possibly. More importantly, their new decks are finally out.
The details are in and both boards are available for pre-order right here on Longboard Envy. We expect a thorough review of the Skyline in the coming weeks, but for now here is what you can expect from the Rayne Skyline and Libido!
Meat Bicycles are made by PA local Zakk Hall and they are probably some of the most unique boards you’ll find on the market! With the help of Evan from Valkyrie, Zakk was able to create a beautiful, CNC’ed mold to create the feature heavy Meat Bicycle.
After having a great discussion with Brandon DesJarlais and with the recent release of Moonshine’s new longboard dancer, the Jeff Corsi signature Hoedown, we figure this would be the perfect time to sit down with Jeff and learn more about what has inspired his unique style!