Photo of the Seismic 73MM BlackOps Speed Vent lineup

Seismic Speed Vent BlackOps Review

Most people know Seismic Speed Vents as the number one long distance pushing and pumping wheel, but did you know that they are also efficient downhill and freeride wheels?

The 73mm Seismic Speed Vent was first seen around July of 2008. Over the years it’s been available in an assortment of sizes and urethane formulae. The 73mm size, BlackOps urethane and Energy Conversion core make a great allrounder.

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Dana Hanna at Devils Peak

Rayne – Genesis 30

Last week Rayne made available a very limited quantity of the Rayne Genesis 30. The deck is a collaboration between two team riders you’ve likely seen at the podium this season, Dane Hanna and Mitch Thompson. Only 25 were made and some have already shipped!

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Powell-Peralta Kevin Reimer Pro Original Core

Powell-Peralta Kevin Reimer Pro Wheel Review

After three sets and countless hours on Powell-Peralta’s Kevin Reimer Pro Wheels, I’ve come to the conclusion that this is a freeride wheel you could downhill with enough experience.

Powell-Peralta Kevin Reimer Pro

Powell-Peralta Kevin Reimer Pro

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Sanctum Collective – Stratos Review

Construction:

Sanctum Collective is based in Colorado and with that comes the Colorado style. Their Sanctum lineup features some of the most unique construction and concaves on the market. The Stratos is made with the signature Alloy Construction that features 8 plies of maple with a single ply of aluminum on the bottom. This creates a very stiff, durable deck ready for the abuse that comes from downhill and freeride.

I’ve been skating the Stratos for about two months now and it has taken quite a few beatings; however, the crew at Sanctum make boards to last. The Alloy Construction has kept the board as stiff as the day I got, it has saved the Stratos from curbs and not surprisingly, it’s still immaculate looking!

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Powell Peralta Kevin Reimer Samurai Review

Powell Perlta and Kevin Reimer designed a beast of a board that features: microdrops, flat top w-concave, ultralight construction and polyurethane bumpers. The board is incredibly light for its size due to its construction, but carrying a light board up the hill is the best. Now urethane bumpers aren’t new to the game, but Powell Peralta has the best implementation of them. The bumpers on the Powell line up are just <i”>thicc, while a company like Moonshine  has them more flush with the deck. I also appreciate Powell taking the bumper all the way to the flairs, rather than stopping just at the nose. The board has a simple w-concave that flows through the whole deck, somehow they managed to make the first w concave that isn’t uncomfortable to push or stand on for an extensive period.

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