Triton x Carver 26'' Argon Surfskate
Trucks: Carver C5
Wheels: 61 mm Roundhouse Mag Wheels
As thin as air, the Argon is the smallerst board in the line, proportioned to give the lightest rider the full surfskate experience. With softer bushings and the lower C5 truck set, its responsive and easy to carve.
- 8 3/4" wide
- 2 1/4" nose
- 5 3/8" tail
- 14 3/8" wheelbase
- 61mm Roundhouse Mag wheels
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.