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!
Rayne’s popular dancer lost some weight over the holidays – the Whip 41 now features Deelite construction in a limited-edition collaborative release with Motion Boardshop.
Only 25 decks were made for this limited production. If you’re keen to have a lightweight dancer in your lineup, grab one immediately. As of the date of this writing, Motion Boardshop only shows 3 available. Rayne could have more, but they don’t list their stock.
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!
I know I write reviews of various longboarding products for Longboard Envy all the time and it seems that I’m always jumping onto different gear every week- you’d expect me to change preferences all the time as I go through seemingly better gear. Thing is though, I’ve been on the same downhill board for around a year and a half now- I’ve raced, freeridden, and whenever I’m on another board as I’m reviewing it, I always miss the familiar feel of a Rayne Exorcist underneath my feet. I’m so into it in fact, I have two, even though both of them are completely fine.Continue reading →
Rayne’s been busy for the new year! These past few weeks have been hectic at the factory, and the work has only just slowed down enough for our Rayne Representative to get back to us with a report and wrap-up of everything that’s happened at the headquarters this holiday season.
First off! For Black Friday in 2016, Rayne gave to us 4 boards in Quad-Beam Deelite Technology, the latest and greatest in Rayne’s special constructions! The new construction is hand-made in the Rayne factory, with 4 foam cores meticulously placed into tight chambers CNC’d in-house. Then, it is saturated with bonding agent, and laid over with a sleek carbon topsheet which reduces torsional flex and increases the longevity of the deck. The 4 boards offered in this construction come with a sleek rainbow graphic, newly designed by Rayne artists! As always, these graphics are sublimated under durable topsheets.
The 4 decks currently offered in this Quad-Beam Deelite Technology are the Demonseed, the Darkside V2, the Exorcist, and the Genesis. They are made to order, so you know they’re of top-notch quality.
For Boxing Day, Rayne revealed two very exciting prototype boards- the Rayne Ego and the Rayne Deep V, two incredibly shapes that Rayne’s never tried before- pre-wedged downhill decks.
The Ego is a +7/-7 wedged drop-through board which pays homage to the original days of downhill, when everybody rocked downhill boards with gnarly wedges to them- they’re making a comeback, and Rayne’s new board is a top contender.
The Deep V is a front-wedged deck that gives the rider a nice +12 degree wedge, creating both a large pocket for tucking and a turny front truck to really dive into corners like you mean it. The shape of the board also creates a front-leaning board, which helps relieve muscle aches and pain during long tucks, which many riders will find to be a plus.
Check all of this out at Rayne.com! Some boards may be sold out.
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