Carver - 32.5" Black Tip CX Raw Surfskate Complete
Length: 32 1/2"
Width: 9 7/8"
Wheelbase: 17 1/2"
Nose: 4 1/2"
Tail: 6 1/4"
Truck: CX RAW
Wheels: 69MM Concave Smoke 78A
Embossed channels run through the tail of the new Black Tip, featuring our new Durafusion laminate. This high density, impervious thermoplastic layer is fused to the bottom the board to enhance strength and durability, provide responsive rebound and extend deck life. Pressed into our new Hyperspoon mold design, it features a deeper spoon-shaped concave in the nose and a steeper tail so you feel fully locked into your stance. The winged rails and coarse deck pad give extra grip to your heel and toe, inciting you to drive even more power through your back foot. The black-tipped fin of this shark is the last thing you see as rows of teeth take a bite out of the pavement!
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.