The Road Rider “Rail Gun” is an 8 ply maple top-mount with proprietary die-cut carbon and fiberglass inlay. This board measures 9.75 inches wide, and 36 1/4 inches long, with an adjustable wheelbase of 27 to 28 inches.
In order to test the Rail Gun we took it to a local favorite and hit it as fast as possible.
The shorter length and lightweight of the Rail Gun provides a nimble, but stable ride. The relatively mellow concave combined with 50º trucks creates a slightly divey ride that we really enjoy. And the inlayed fiberglass and carbon, provides increased stiffness.
While the wheelbase options are definitely adequate, we would like to see a wider range of mounting options. Additionally, while most riders will have no trouble on the Rail Gun, keep in mind that it is not the longest board.
The Rail Gun is a nimble, stable, and an all-around fun option for downhill and freeriding. The Rail Gun’s proprietary construction provides the rigidity necessary for high speed bombing, and the dexterity necessary for more technical freeriding.
If you have any further questions hit us up at Wheelbasemag.com via our Contact Us page, or visit roadrider1973.com. From all of us here at Wheelbase, we’d like to thank you for viewing this Wheelbase Product Review for the Road Rider “Rail Gun”