Earthwing has proven once again that it's possible to have an affordable longboard deck without sacrificing quality, comfort, or badassitude.
The Road Killer by Earthwing is a 9-ply drop platform deck featuring an efficient w-concave toward the front of the deck (or rear if you choose to ride it backward). We were fortunate enough to commandeer one of these beauties at the 2011 Broadway Bomb.
It's drop platform design gives it a lower center of gravity allowing riders to enjoy a high level of stability while riding around town, even in the crazy streets of NYC!
This deck is similar to Earthwing's 9ply drop platform Supermodel since it's also a great choice for heavier riders or those with bigger feet.
We recommend setting it up with some 50 degree Caliber Blue Dream trucks, 70mm Earthwing floater wheels and Beasto Bearings
The Earthwing Road Killer was a joint collaboration with team rider and engineer, Adam Auger from Vancouver, BC. The multi-radius dropped platform concave features a "w" bubble that runs from instep to instep creating a locked in stance and provides rigidity in all directions. This deck isn't for everything, or everyone, but is the best for what it was designed to do. If you love going sideways and leaving long thane lines while feeling glued to your deck...you will love this.
Words from DH/Freeride and Technical Slide King " Adam Auger":
The Road Killer was inspired by the need for a free ride specific deck. With a mild amount of W concave ergonomically designed to snug your feet into its deep pockets when in
We're a bunch of San Diego skaters in a warehouse, assembling your longboards by hand, making sure you get the best ride under your feet. Yes, we need to pay the rent, but we're in this to spread the stoke of skating as far and wide as we can.
Founded back in 2005, Muir Skate started out as a 400 sqft shop at UCSD's John Muir College. Now located in a 7,000 sqft warehouse, just 10 minutes away from our birthplace, Muir Skate sells high quality longboard skateboard gear and sets the bar for best customer service. And we pronounce it "me-ew-er".