The Rayne Fortune is Patrick Switzer's Pro Model, and it's ready to make some waves in the already killer Rayne line up. This board is truly tricked out, and certainly not a cookie-cutter shape! Where should we start? How about solid 3-D concave with pockets for your toes anywhere you can imagine? Next up are the well thought out wheel wells to eliminate any chance of wheel bite while gripping hard through your turns. Multiple wheelbase options allow you to choose your own and dial it in specifically!
This board boasts a new construction technique called Fat Bottom that allows the board to be much lighter, while maintaining the response and stiffness. The Fat Bottom core is thickest in the middle and tapers out to a thinner edge.
Finally, Rayne gave the deck super sharp edges to bring together the whole package. The P-Swiss Fortune is going to be a best seller for many reasons other than just good luck.
Patrick Switzer is well known for being one of the fastest men downhill and one hell of a nice guy! The 2011 World Cup Series Champion joined Rayne in 2012 looking for a family to ride with and some Rayne innovation under his feet. Riding the Rayne Vandal in 2012, Patrick worked with Rayne designer Graham Buksa to transform the elegantly basic Vandal into his new Signature Fortune for 2013.
The Fortune is a directional, top mounted speed board like no other. Combining a bit of slalom, pool and downhill, the Fortune gets radial concave, a small spoon tail and an upturned nose added to the directional Vandal shape so Patrick can ollie, manual and generally ride one board for whatever goofing he gets up to. Additionally, the Vandal 3D wheel wells have been turned into what we call 4D Cups. - if you’ve watched Patrick creating 3D concave with Vicious Grip, you’ll know where it all came from. These all-new supportive waves grab your feet and hold them in place so they’re not flopping around while you motor your boat down hill. Finally the new Fortune takes on the Fat Bottom construction we released with the 2012 Avenger, keeping the board stiff and strong, but dropping excess weight and reducing exposed wood by making CNC’ed wheel wells obsolete.
The 4D Cups on this board works like this:
1: Integrated Wheelwells: subtle, pressed in curves in the front and rear open up the new radial concave to naturally allow for more diverse wheel options, while allowing the rider to find their feet without looking and prevent wheelbite without cutting into the deck.
2: Integrated Foot Locks: molded into the Wheelwells, the three dimensional waves create natural ridges to dig your foot into for tucking, pushing out drifts and slides and generaly keeping your eyes and mind on the road ahead and not the board beneath you.
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*BEARINGS: Bones Super Swiss 6
*TRUCKS: Caliber 184mm 50-degree Blue Dream
*WHEELS: NordiK Freeride Center Set 70mm 78a White
*Also: All in One T-Tool, Bones Speed Cream, Bones Cleaning Unit, and of course Pads and Helmet! Skate Safe.