Dinosaurs Will Die MaeT

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Like team, but bassackwards and with a capital T, the maeT came through in true DWD fashion. “Playful and jibtastic,” one tester exclaimed. Another called it a rail rider’s dream board. This year there’s a little less camber throughout to help keep it under control and the “loose, easy flex,” as it was described, was easy to manipulate but still offered quick response time and felt solid through carves. Rather than edging fast and tight, it made long, sweeping turns over hardpack and was said to be a fun surfer in sugar. A few wanted more rebound between preload and takeoff, and some said it was too soft for stomping big kickers, but most concurred it was close to perfect for everything else freestyle. One tester suggested giving the camber even more definition to add stability at speed and to prevent washed-out landings, but said he wouldn’t change anything jib-wise. Sounds like Dinosaurs Will Die nailed it this year. The maeT is more versatile than last year—more stable, yet still satisfied the most playful testers. “It would be better if it lived at my house,” a local, first-year tester said. “A great East Coast park board.”

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

148 – 8.39 – 25.2
152 – 8.56 – 25.4
155 – 8.64 – 25.7
158 – 8.6 – 26.0

Flex: 3/10

Camber: Mellow Traditional Camber

(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of
the board’s flex.)

(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circle, the sidecut radius would be the distance between the direct center of that circle and its rim, in meters. A board with a deeper sidecut would have a smaller radius and would generally make tighter turns. As the radius number increases, a board can be expected to make wider turns. Multiple numbers on the same length board means the radius is blended.)

Price: $399.00
Brand Name

Dinosaurs Will Die

Product Type
Style

Park

Gender

Mens

Length

148, 152, 155, 158

Camber

Traditional(Flex is not standardized and differs by brand. The rating here is the best estimate of the board’s flex.)(Sidecut Radius: If you arced the tightest turn possible to make a complete circ

Flex

Soft

Sidecut

Length (cm) – Sidecut Radius (m) – Waist Width (cm)

Manufacturers URL

http://dinosaurswilldie.com

Rad-Bad

Tester Quote: “From small jumps to large jumps, this deck held up very well. Had good pop and stomped landings.”

Product Showroom

No

Tested-Approved

No

Good Wood

Yes

Bang For Your Buck

Yes

Featured-product

NO

Guide Year

2017

Gallery ID

1000303686

Tester Quote: “From small jumps to large jumps, this deck held up very well. Had good pop and stomped landings.”

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