Carver - 31'' J.O.B. Blue Tiger CX Raw Surfskate CompleteTrucks: CX
Truck Color: Raw
Wheels: 69MM Smoke Concave
Grip Tape: Deck Pad
Hardware: Stainless Steel
Width: 10 1/4"
Nose: 5 1/4"
Tail: 6 1/2"
PRO MODEL - JAIME O’BRIEN
Jamie O’Brien’s idea of fun would be terrifying for most of us, but growing up in front of Pipeline must have conditioned him from an early age, because he joyously puts himself in some of the burliest conditions imaginable. His wave riding skills have earned him an impressive collection of titles and recognition as an elite pro, but it’s his fun-loving antics that have endeared him to fans around the world. His embrace of alternative surf craft is legend, an innovator of fun on everything from soft tops to inflatables. And in his garage, propped handily by the door, you will find his Carver. So as with everything Jamie does, joining the Carver team came from an authentic connection to our boards and how they ride. It’s an alliance that shares the mission to spread the stoke, to go big and to have fun. His pro model boards, like his personality, are full of color and energy, and geared for performance.
33.5" J.O.B. CAMO TIGER:
We wanted to make a bigger board for Jamie that could rise to the challenge of his wild exploits, so the Camo has a full nose kick for that locked-in feeling, and wider stance for fast carving and transition riding.
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.