STOKED to announce the winners of the Game of S.K.A.T.E III… click to read more!
Rayne Team Rider Spencer Smith came up to British Columbia from Washington State to race in the Britannia Classic 2011 Open and Junior categories. After 2 days of freeriding and dialling in the course, Spencer skated strong in the Open advancing, but later being knocked out. The race of the day for Spencer was definitely the Juniors, with Spencer defending his 2010 Gold Rush Challenge 1st place finish. Moving on through each of his heats, Spencer shred thane from top to bottom, narrowly missing a repeat 1st to podium 2nd. A tough race with a strong finish, Spencer is definitely poised to make podiums all season and will likely press for the top against the Open’s best riders.
Welcome back to DH season Spencer, we’re stoked!!!
Rayne Team Rider Douglas Dalua has done it again and taken 1st in the Snake Skeleton, Torneo Continental De Downhill in San Luis, Argentina against a pack of over 150 contenders. Snake Skeleton, dubbed as the ‘Maryhill’ of South America, is part of the 2011 IGSA South American Circuit which includes Argentina, Columbia, Peru, Brazil, and Chile, with Peru and Brazil set as World Cup races. Dalua now has three 1st place podiums this season and is working hard to keep fit and race ready for his next challenge while spending time with his young and friends at home in Brazil.
It’s a big world out there and we want you to be able to race all of it. If you have a race or race series you want to see added please get in touch.
Rayne Longboards is not just a one trick Downhill skateboarding pony we’re also way into push culture and long distance pushing. Rayne team rider Paul Kent, infamous for the Long Treks on Skate Decks series and an uncountable number of records, podiums and community good deads in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta has done it again…
Late post on our part here, but much respect and stoke MUST go out to Rayne Longboards Team Rider Brian Peck. Earlier this month he headed out to the Albuquerque’s ditches with some of his Skate House Media bros for Timeship’s Ditch S.L.A.P. 2011. Despite the Cops, the unforgiving terrain and life on the road Peck took the Timed Banked Slalom at the Ventura Ditch down with a 1st place podium WIN!
Believe it or not, this was a ridiculously tough decisions to make. All the contests clearly gave it their all and we’re superstoked on all the entries. Unfortunately, much like the Highlander, there can be only one!
Well, when we set out to announce the winner, we had only planned to have one. Lucky for contestant number 2, second place pays off. Since the first person we drew won the deck, but missed the slide gloves, we decided to draw again. We’re not always this nice.
This past weekend Team Rayne Longboards headed to the Puerto Rican coast for the Guajataka (Guajataca ? lol) Downhill 2011. Rayne was an event sponsor and GDH2011 was madness with over 30,000 spectators through out the weekend’s Slide, Slalom and Downhill Skateboarding races, not to mention live music, DJs, sun, sand, and surf. Mike Slota (injured), Graham Buksa and Kevin Reimer headed over 6000Km south from BC to attend, while new Puerto Rican local team riders Jose Guzman and Micah Gutierrez just had to take a skate down the road from home.