Yo, thinking about getting a carver skateboard with my x-mas money. The one that i've been looking at and would fit me I think the best is the 34inch greenroom model.Give me some feedback about the skateboard, also do these carver skate boards really feel like your surfing???
Get one. Seriously, I've tried carving on all different types of boards, and nothing comes close (except the Snakeboard, but those take much time to master; also those 'x-skate' trucks were pretty sick but I think they don't make them anymore; but these top the x-skate ones by far). You will hop right on this thing and have a blast immediately (very user-friendly). Great workout for when there's no surf and I feel that it's definitely improved my surfing. As far as size, you'll be able to do tighter turns with the shorter Carver, but I've tried a longer one and they're fun too for cruising long distances without pushing at all.
Everyone who's tried mine wants one (I have the 29 in. model I think?). Hope this helps. Peace.
Get a Flexdeck 29". Its a bit pricey but the deck has alot more flex. The deck is made of compressed fiberglass. It flexes through your turns and creates drive. Had a carver, it is nice but not even close. It is definately sidewalk surfing. You can get on the thing and dont even have to push just use your hips like you do when you are surfing and you will start building speed.Its the best set up ive ever ridden. I will warn you they are hard to get but its cause they are awesome.
Yo RobG where did you get your carver at?? I've been looking on craigslist and ebay for the last few weeks but I haven't seen much.
sometimes they pop up on ebay but not too often. i got mine on silverfishlongboarding.com. they have a really good classified section, i made a wanted ad saying that i wanted one and someone replied within a couple hours and a week later it was sitting at my doorstep. you may not even need the wanted ad, if you search their classifieds there may be something up for sale already.
i paid $60 shipped for mine without wheels which was a sick deal, and i got some wheels on ebay for $20. i would check that site out first though before you buy one new for full price
everybody has their own taste i suppose.. i gave my carver away. i ride my flexdex everyday. 29" slater model. not too heavy at all. . It is heavier than a carver though but i want that.not doing airs on the thing just pumping and carving also have a 32"Kalani model for hills. i use soft wheels so its grippy when i pump and doesnt spin out on me. i can really put my hips into every turn. just my experience. and yeah sector nine only really good for people who like pushing and big hills. decent cruiser though. my flexdex is strictly to better my surfing and it does.