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 and are stoked to try out some wild and crazy setups.
We're thinking some Caliber 50 Cals with some Venom Tweakers or maybe some Surf Rodz INDeeSZ and some 72mm Abec 11 Centerset Freerides... Both with Tektons of course! Why not?
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 “battle stance” this board is ready for anything. Tested in Giants Head Provincial Park in Summerland B.C. This board has been proven to lock your feet in and keep you sideways longer than it takes to text "I LOVE THIS THING SO I AM THROWING MY PINTAIL AWAY!" to the Earthwing HQ.