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Category Archives: Rayne Longboards
Catch Shaun “Thuglas” Douglas as he rips down a local run on Vancouver Island – we dare you! Shaun Douglas kills it with some extreme speed and big slides. Like a young Dalua, he’s big, strong, fast and hungry for the podium!
“In 2003 Graham Buksa, the wizard behind the curtain that is Rayne Longboards, began making boards in Alberta and calling them Rayne. A year later, Graham brought his particular magic to British Columbia and the North Shore and joined the burgeoning group of coastal shredders pioneering downhill skateboarding as we know it today. 10 years later, Rayne Longboards has been recognized as one of the leading innovators in longboarding and speedboarding. Graham’s design, collaboration with our professional race team and Rayne manufacturing have produced some of the most innovative, performance oriented, top quality and winningest longboards Worldwide. Pulling back the curtain, something Rayne rarely does, please enjoy a glimpse inside the world of Rayne Longboards and Graham Buksa and prepare yourself for another decade of Better, Best and Different from Rayne Longboards Design and Manufacturing.”
“About a year ago, George Mackenzie visited Rayne to grab some Vicious, we asked him what he was up to and he said: “It’s Complicated”. We’d go for coffee now and then and chat, but not much came of it, we figured we were “Just Friends”. George was skating for the sake of skating and that was okay. Then one day we were hanging out by a bowl, George was doing his thing and then all of a sudden he came over, sat down beside us and said, “Will you?” We said “YES!” And now we’re in a relationship. Love you George! Welcome to the Family.”
“Hundreds of miles away from North Vancouver and the Rayne HQ, Aidan Lynds, Levi Green, Tommy Watson, and Papa Les leave Oregon and head to NorCal. Levi takes the crew to his home hills, the Rayne team KILLS it at the menlo Park Skate Jam and Tiffany gets RV VD thanks to the deadbeat skaters taking care of her. Will the crew get all the way home? Watch and see!”
“In this second of three episodes, Aidan Lynds, Levi Green, Tommy Watson and Papa Les chase the sun south and head to Oregon. With mountains, rivers, lakes and zoo’s Oregon State makes for a skaters paradise day and night. Ninja’s know you can never stay in one place too long and the Rayne team kinda blew it and got a visit from the police. Sometimes you just got to hit it and run, no matter how much fun the road is.”
The Rayne Team’s magical motorized living room, Tiffany Minx, carries the sordid band of misfit riders from the Maryhill Freeride to the Menlo Park Skate Jam and everywhere in between. In this first of three episodes, Aidan Lynds, Levi Green, Tommy Watson and Papa Les make haste to Washington State and take run after majestic on Mary’s lustrous Hills for one final time in the 2012 season.
Helmet. Gloves. Knee Pads. Spotters. Cars and Concrete can Kill. Protect Yourself
James was recently down in South America for the Sudo Americano IGSA races. Apart from racing, partying, and freeriding the local hills… He managed to snap some pics of his travels and exploits along the way.
Camilo Cespedes in Bogota, Colombia
Let’s start with the basics: Please state your name, age, hometown, years skateboarding, years bombing hills, and who gives you free skate shit.
Braden Tibbles, 24, from Toronto, Ontario.
Got my first board when I was 14 or so, been bombing hills for the last 3 or 4 years now.
I’m hooked up by NOS Energy Drinks, Switchback Longboards, Rayne Longboards, and Sector9 wheels.