The Rival features Rayne’s signature lightweight construction, a slight radial drop, three-stage rocker, aggressive concave, and nose & tail-kicks. This board is a 10” wide, 40” top-mount double-kick deck, with an adjustable wheelbase of 28 or 29 inches.
In order to test the Rival we set it up with some Caliber 44s, some freeride wheels, and we hit the local hills.
We enjoyed this board best when charging winding back roads, kicking out slide combos, as well as throwing down a few tech tricks.
You can definitely bomb fast on the Rival, but the lack of board over the wheels can make finding a comfortable stance for hitting speed-runs a bit difficult.
the Rival’s well-placed contours and sharp edges provide added confidence when kicking out slides and railing corners. The nose- and tail-kicks offer an ample platform for getting tech, and Rayne’s vertical bamboo and pre-tensioned fiberglass construction combine to create a board that is lightweight, rigid, and strong.
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