The Rayne Darkside is a directional, top mount freeride longboard with Radial Drop, 3 stage Rocker and a single kick-tail. The Darkside has a relatively short wheelbase compared to larger longboards, a narrower width and built-in wheel wells!
This hybrid longboard crosses over a love of radial drops for downhill leverage, control and a lock-in feel. This is produced by a kicktail to get up, over and around everything and anything. Now riders can ollie, manual, blunt and firecracker your way around the city or on the way to your local freeride spot! Come over to the Darkside!
RAYNE DARKSIDE DESIGN:
The Rayne Darkside Bamboo has loads of concave features but is miraculously easy to ride and very natural feeling. Instead of being confined by the features, on the right sized Darkside, you will feel like they match your positioning and allow you to spend more time thinking about the road ahead rather than what’s under your feet.
The main features of the deck that hold your feed in place are the radial drops, medium concave and center concave flare of the 3 stage concave. These three edges allow you to put your foot in almost any position while benefiting from supreme grip.
The 3 stage rocker adds a gentle ergonomic benefit, making a tuck more comfortable while placing your body in the right position for powerful controlled slides. The second benefit of the the upturned center concave is that it adds tremendous stiffness to the board. This allows riders to keep the construction extra light weight.
The kicktail and wheelbase options on the Darkside have been designed to maximize your pop on the board for any truck available on the market. Because truck designs vary widely in offset, rake, height and angle be sure to try out all of the mounting options available to see what feels best with your setup!
DARKSIDE MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION:
The Darkside has a super lightweight, durable and stiff construction. Featuring a 3 layered sandwich of Vertically Laminated Bamboo between two layers of Triaxial Fiberglass which is then finally protected by an outer casing of snowboard top sheet. All of the layers are glued together using waterproof epoxy resin. The outer snowboard top sheet has an extra-durable sublimated graphic tattooed directly into the material itself!
RAYNE DARKSIDE DECK:
- Deck width: 9.25″
- Deck length: 34″
- Wheelbase: 21.5″ – 22.5″
- Micro radial drops
- 3 staged concave
- Single kicktail
- More here: Longboard Decks
Diane is a staple of the Vancouver downhill community and a super rad person with all the good vibes! We’re very stoked to have Diane on the team and can’t wait for more videos and trips with her! In this video she shreds some of her home hills in Abbotsford and some Vancouver favorites. Overall, be sure to check out the rest of the amazing products Rayne has to offer right here: RAYNE LONGBOARDS