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.
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 →