Lane joined Smokin’ back in 2010, and it wasn’t long before he was given his own pro model. Since then he’s not only been designing his boards but building them too, working in the factory when he’s not on the hill.
The Smokin’ Lane Knaack is a true twin freestyle stick, with a mostly camber profile that flattens out between the feet. Expect top edge hold and plenty of stability, regardless of which direction you’re facing.
As always it’s a mid-wide board, so will suit those with larger than average feet. Smaller-hoofed riders may need to put more into edge changes, but the extra float in powder and stability at speed should compensate nicely. Plus the wider waist means you can really get low in the carves and let the wavy Magne-Traction edges do their thing.
There’s hemp in the core which, as well as having great dampening, is more eco-friendly than synthetic additives. The core also has an extra layer of glass that toughens the board up – so much so that it comes with a three-year warranty.
Despite all that, it’s got a medium flex that’s ideal for full laps of California’s super parks.