If you remember my post from last season Dinosaurs Will Die and specifically Sean Genovese really helped my mental state at last years SIA. He and I have kept in touch through the standard press releases but also a few other emails and Fakebook posts as well. I ran into this years SIA anxious to see their line of product however when I went to their booth from last year…..
….nobody was there. Then I found out that this year DWD actually had a booth INSIDE SIA. I’m super stoked to see the company grow especially since Geno and crew are keeping their shit super legit. It’s cool to be on the outside but it’s easier to take on the machine and destroy it from the inside so I’m glad DWD made the move. Speaking of making moves DWD has been doing just that.. before SIA they had two big announcements one being that they were filming a team vid this season (with the help of Think Thank) and the other was that Chris Brewster was added to their am team. If you some how missed the Brewster news peep the vid below….
So I went in to check out the new product and heres whats up….
This is the Maet and the Brat. The Brat is still pretty straight forward from last year, soft and reverse camber. The only difference is that a 143 has been added to the line up making it available in two sizes the 43 and 147. The Maet has a few changes from last season. Its still a cambered board but it has a bit wider waist width and it has been softened up just a bit too. It comes in 152 155 and 158.
This is the Rat on the left and the Sean Genovese Pro Model on the right. The Rat is reverse camber but its been mellowed out just a bit to cut down on the slip factor. The Rat comes in a 151, 153, and 155. The Geno Pro Model is flat camber and comes in 151, 154(new size), and 157. The Geno is a bit stiffer than both the Rat and the Maet.
Finally we have the Kwon. The Kwon was skinnied up just a bit and the camber was lowered to make it a bit more playful. Its the stiffer brother to the Maet and comes in 153, 156(new size) and 159. Heres a pic….
Thats it for the line up but the party didnt stop there for DWD. Friday at the booth they premiered their own movie teaser (vid coming soon) as well as the new Think Thank Movie “Mind the Video Man” teaser. On top of all of that they also announced the addition of Ben Bogart to their pro team. Heres a few pics of that event as well as the Think Thank teaser. It was pretty sick when they whipped out the Ben Bogart pro model.. he had no idea it was coming haha. Congrats to Bogart on the Pro status and the Pro Model… long time coming for a really under rated rider…. now stack that footy homie.