March 21, 2010
The Earthwing Supermodel longboard Skateboard is an all in one Freeride, downhill skateboard, and is easily used for campus cruising. Muirskate.com team riders tested it for the first time and were in awe at the bottom of the hill. The first thought I had was "Wow" a comparable board to the Rayne Nemesis for under $100. The Supermodel is a drop through design making it easier to push and more stable than a top mount. Your feet feel completely locked in to the 10.1" of lovely width. I would not hesitate to run a downhill setup and race on the Earthwing Supermodel. Slipping in a standup is not something that will happen on the Supermodel. It's the perfect freeride machine.
The 9 ply is most definitely stiff. So if you weigh over 175 lbs this will be an amazing Downhill board for you. If you require some flex, you should choose the 9 ply over 175 lbs. Small riders under 175 lbs might would consider the 8 ply Earthwing Super Model for Downhill and freeriding.
You should try a set of Independent 215 trucks for both freeride and downhill. For technical slides you should try out the Loaded Stimulus or Durians 86a. Any 180 reverse king pin truck like Randal, Paris, or Bears will work with the Supermodel. Try out some Earthwing wheels too! The Earthwing Obomers and smokers are really fast and grippy wheels too!!!
This deck is rad. We have tested several prototypes, and finally we landed what we think is the best DH freestyle deck available. And it's freaking under $100!!! There is a deep elliptical concave that is deeper near the trucks. It's on one plane, no rocker, no chamber. It comes in 2 flexes - stiff 8 ply, and stiffer 9 ply, with hand picked Great Lakes region hard rock maple. No, maple is not all the same, and we have the best of the best. We payed close attention to the details. There is maximum possible real estate near the trucks without wheelbite, and features a deep wheel well that fits snug with large wheels. There are routered channels for a touch of torsional flex without sacrificing the stiffer feel of the deck. This will allow the load to be evenly distributed between all 4 wheels in slides for a more predictable ride. You can also grab rail, even with bulky slide gloves - just look at how big they are! Fun, fun, fun, and that's our whole purpose here at Earthwing. We are not the cool guys with the hair-do's and sneakers, we are the fun guys with knowledge and determination.
10 3/8 " at the widest points underfoot
9 3/4" at the waist
26.25 standing platform
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