July 22, 2014

Skate House Media - Session: The Ruapehu Freeride

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Rayne team rider Daniel Hawes is a true world traveler! He's always somewhere far from home and loving life but this time he decided to stay a bit closer. He ripped the whole N-Tense D-Centz tour with the boys and managed to hit up the Ruapehu Freeride while he was there.

Make sure to check the video out over at Skate House Media:

Mount Ruapehu is an active stratovolcano at the southern end of the Taupo Volcanic Zone in New Zealand. It is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and is the highest point in the North Island and includes three major peaks: Tahurangi (2,797 m), Te Heuheu (2,755 m) and Paretetaitonga (2,751 m).

Leading up to the peak is a perfectly paved winding road. While it looks inviting and playful, this monster has some bite. Excellent skaters have been mauled by this Mt. Monster as jagged volcanic rock await every wrong move. While on the N-Tense D-Centz Tour, the bus camped on this Mt. for a two day permitted freeride.

Justin Readings

Justin began skating in Toronto, Ontario and has now moved west to work more closely with us at Rayne. He's an experienced traveler, most known for keeping his pucks down, although recently he's doing a lot more freeriding. Justin rides for Rayne Longboards, Dr Vie Superfoods, and Switchback Longboards.


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