Carver - 31'' Kai Lenny Lava CX Raw Surfskate Complete
Truck Color: Raw
Wheels: 69MM Smoke Concave
Grip Tape: Deck Pad
Hardware: Stainless Steel
Width: 10 1/4"
Nose: 3 1/2"
Tail: 6 1/4"
PRO MODEL - KAI LENNY
Maui native Kai Lenny defies easy categorization, having truly mastered so many board riding disciplines that listing them all seems impossible; Surf, Hydrofoil, Kite, Windsurf, Stand Up Paddle, Prone Paddle,
Outrigger Canoe, Big Wave Tow-In, and now Surfskate. A first to do many things, break records and exceeds the imaginable over and over, this Surfing Hall of Famer is widely considered one of the best
waterman in history. So when we saw him surfskating on his own Carver with his inimitably bold style we were stoked. Kai is a true aloha ambassador, and
we’re proud to have him help spread the surfskate stoke with his sunny smile and charging feats.
31" KAI LAVA:
Kai created this Lava pattern for his upcoming surfboard
quiver and wanted to use it on this mid-sized mainstay too,
pressed in the Hyperspoon mold for a deep-dish spoon nose
contoured for your carving pleasure.
This is Carver’s hybrid surf and skate truck. On the one hand it’s a lightweight standard RKP (Reverse King Pin) hanger and base, on the other it has a patented geometry that squeezes every bit of turn and pump from the system. This means that you can pump this truck like a C7, but it lands airs and rides fakie with more stability as well. This opens up aerial maneuvers, and keys in with the latest progression of airs in surfing.
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.