Carver - 32.5" USA Booster C5 RAW Surfskate
Størrelse: 30.75" (81cm)
Trucks: C5 Graphite
Hjul: 58 mm Roundhouse by Carver Park Wheel 90a
Carver is a proud sponsor of the USA Surf Team, the hottest group of groms to ever snap a turn. During a recent training session in Huntington Beach we met up with the team, many of whom already ride Carver, to test new demos and get feedback on board design. You’d think a group of 16 surfers would all have different opinions when it came to designing their favorite board, but we were surprised to hear many of the same ideas from the whole team, so we sharpened our pencil and took some notes. They all liked the performance of a 30” board with a 16” wheelbase, but wanted a little more nose kick to really lock the front foot in place for more progressive riding, like blow tails, 180 reverses and big boneless airs. The team now uses this board in training sessions to work on flow, power, stamina and style, and we have already witnessed the boost this has given the team. These kids are the future of surfing, and this board is the future of surfskate.
Carver C5 Street Surf Truck
For years we've been blending surf and skate, but as surfskate progresses and riders incorporate more traditional skateboard tricks into their style, we set out to design equipment that supports this progression. Lower, narrower trucks, new school double kick deck mold and smaller wheels all facilitate tricks while still supporting grippy, snappy carving.
Skateboarders have invented many great tricks since the early days, and a truly modern surfskate needs to incorporate this history of progression. And so the C5 System (C5 front, C4 rear) is shorter and narrower, lowering the center of gravity and giving the tail more pop. You get higher ollies, and better control. And the narrower hanger and deck keep it light and maneuverable. This is the next generation of surfskate, blending tricks and flow into a complex, creative expression across the urban landscape.
The original Surfskate since 1996.
It all started one quiet summer in Venice, California in 1995. Greg Falk and Neil Carver had been surfing all winter, and were pumped to surf the warmer waters of the Breakwater during the long days of summer, but it was as flat as a puddle. Not even a longboard ripple to justify getting wet. So, like the many generations before them, they took to the streets with skateboards in search of hills to surf. The historic neighborhoods of Venice and Santa Monica are a veritable skatepark of steep alleys and banks, and as they dropped in on those asphalt waves they were struck with how unlike surfing it was.
There needed to be some lateral sway, sort of like dragging the nose sideways while still in full contact with the pavement. In order to achieve this, there needed to be some kind of flexible arm that allowed for this lateral movement, and after numerous sketches, they welded up the first Carver prototype truck in the derelict garage behind Neil’s house.
It’s been over 20 years since that flat summer, and Carver is going strong and still growing. Carver continues to make the most trusted and reliable American-made surfskate equipment available, develop cutting edge innovations, and drive progression forward for all the dedicated riders who rely on our equipment for surf training and just a fun way to surf the streets.