Brainwash Hot

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4.7 (2)
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Company
Length
42.5"
Width
10.5"
Wheelbase
30.25"
Static Flex
Minimal Give - Very Little Flex
Deck Specifics
  • Concave
  • Drop Through
Appropriate Discipline

 

This is a very progressive freeride deck.  The concave has slight W, a tiny bit of rocker and the little drop up front meets the concave to create a very sick pocket to stand in.  Dropped through with a nose and a tail makes this a very verstile board to have in your quiver.  A layer of carbon gives this board a ton of stiffness with very little added weight.

User reviews

Average user rating from: 2 user(s)

Overall rating 
 
4.7
Durability 
 
4.0  (2)
Construction 
 
4.5  (2)
Ride 
 
5.0  (2)
Appearance 
 
5.0  (2)
Stability 
 
5.0  (2)
Agility 
 
4.5  (2)
Friends board, used when we'd switch things up. For me, was very stable and feet we glued when sliding. I thought it was a great board but don't think I would personally get one.
Overall rating 
 
4.3
Durability 
 
3.0
Construction 
 
4.0
Ride 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Agility 
 
4.0
Reviewed by RancidSeoul June 15, 2013
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Brains!

Friends board, used when we'd switch things up. For me, was very stable and feet we glued when sliding. I thought it was a great board but don't think I would personally get one.

Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board
5 Months on and off
What is your setup like?
Rotule Brainwash
Adam Colton Paris 180s
Orangatang Stimulus 86a
Bones Reds Bearings
Typical Session Discipline
Sliding, Cruising, Freeride
How much did you pay?
Friends
Where did you purchase it?
Friends
What were the strengths of the deck.
Locked in feel when sliding.
Stable at any speed we rode.
Low to the ground.
Easy to push.
Usable kicks.
Nice finish and graphic.
What were the weaknesses?
Durability was an issue, watched after 6 months of use cracks and warping. Though he sent it in and got a new one back.
Similar decks you have ridden?
Landyachtz Tomahawk
Would you recommend it?
Undecided
Was this review helpful to you? 
Seeing how much different shapes convene into the foot platform shows that the Rotule guys put quite some thought into it, and it pays off. Not only will you always know where your feet are on the platform, but you will also always know where the platform is when one of your feet hasn’t been on. Very stable, with most of the moderate flex coming from the “neck” regions. I also like the combo of concave and W that hold the feet in place regardless what you do. The kicks are well done and of a good size, and never provoked any wheel bite.
Overall rating 
 
5.0
Durability 
 
5.0
Construction 
 
5.0
Ride 
 
5.0
Appearance 
 
5.0
Stability 
 
5.0
Agility 
 
5.0
Reviewed by LuizRollins April 18, 2012
Top 500 Reviewer  -   View all my reviews (4)

Mature & Fun Board

Seeing how much different shapes convene into the foot platform shows that the Rotule guys put quite some thought into it, and it pays off. Not only will you always know where your feet are on the platform, but you will also always know where the platform is when one of your feet hasn’t been on. Very stable, with most of the moderate flex coming from the “neck” regions. I also like the combo of concave and W that hold the feet in place regardless what you do. The kicks are well done and of a good size, and never provoked any wheel bite.

Longboard Review

How long have you ridden the board
5 Months
What is your setup like?
Flex 1 Board with custom roadside veneer, crushed glass grip, SurfRodz 200 RKP, Venom Barrel/Cone Combo, various wheels
Typical Session Discipline
Ride where & when I can
How much did you pay?
236 CAD
Where did you purchase it?
Rotule Website
What were the strengths of the deck.
The foot platform is very sophisticated: Micro-drop, cerial-bowl type concave with W-element, sharp rails, (very) slight camber. Hard to imagine that wood can be forced into more shape changes. Your feet will instantly tell you where you are & be at home on that platform. The symetrical board finishes in 2 kicks of just the right size. Durable in rain and takes abuse gracefully. Little torsional flex of the platform itself, board is stable at speed. The wheel wells allow for hughe wheels, I went up to 76mm without trouble.
This ride has become my everyday go-to option. This board can be shoved, kicked and pushed around, a true all-rounder.
What were the weaknesses?
Ronin base plates do not fit into the cut-outs, although all other plates I tried (Cal, Randal, SZ) did. I hope that Ronin becomes successful & widespread enough for that to change.
It feels a bit unfair to lament about: Due to its shape the most flex comes from the "necks" of the board. While most of the time this provides a wellcome dampening, cornering at speed need some getting used to.
Similar decks you have ridden?
Drop through double kicks with cerial bowl concave boards? This is my first one.
Would you recommend it?
Yes
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