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 30.75” 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.
- Width: 9 5/8"
- Tail: 6 5/8"
- Nose: 4 1/4"
- Wheelbase: 16"
- Front Truck: 6.5" CX
- Back Truck: 6.5" C2
- Griptape Style: Deck Pad
- Stock Wheels: 70mm/78A Smoke Mags
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.