The integrated rails are a unique feature not typically found in other freeride decks. They allow for an easier time maintaining grasp on the deck when sliding, predrifting etc… We also found them useful when we needed to quickly grab the deck from the ground or just carry the deck around, as our hands would simply lock into the rails. With slide gloves on, the rails became less effective but still served their purpose.
Our Supermodel met this type of fate. It made friends with concrete more than a few times, and we are glad to say it came out fine.
We were impartial to the torsional flex resulting from the inclusion of rails, the variable concave, and we were irritated with the wheelbite which resulted from using ever popular randal and paris trucks, although EW has told us that revisions will be made in the near future to address these issues.
When it comes down to it, we have no hesitations recommending the deck to beginners and seasoned skaters alike. If you are thinking about getting this deck, go for it. Just make sure to set it up with the right kind of trucks, or you might end up with some battle scars.
- Great Price
- Built Tough
- Rails are a nice feature
- Great for sliding
- Great for bombing
- Good for cruising
- Concave really locks you in
- Sharp Graphics
- Torsional flex may appeal to some/irritate others
- Variable concave may appeal to some/irritate others
- Wheelbite with Randal/Paris trucks