Love my c7's...never tried the cx. I rode the resin this weekend and was sweet...I have the taylor now and love it...think they are the same length, shape is the only thing different, not sure tho. the 31" deck seems perfect for me but thinking about going longer. IMO, The carver is as close as you are gonna get to surfing. It is great on flats and is excellent for long drawn out turns. You will be hooked! My nephew road mine, next day, bought the resin...he is stoked too and never really skated, mainly surfs and snow boards. Get ONE!
I rode my nephews board (resin) and his board was loose. Absolutely freaking loved it loose. Never thought about loosening mine, never touched it when I bought it...loosened the trucks and man what a difference...got more stoke!
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May 13, 2014, 12:10 PM #161Senior Member
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- Jun 2010
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May 13, 2014, 06:58 PM #162
You want the C7 for sure if you're all about the pumping and the flow. CX is still a Carver (thus way different from a regular skate) but a lot closer to a regular skate truck than a C7.
Above all else, to improve your surfing, you're gonna want to use at least twice as many smiley faces in your posts and texts and all form of the written word. You'll be pleased with the result Deutsch bro.
May 13, 2014, 07:08 PM #163
When you take your C7 apart to clean and re-grease, DO NOT re-grease the adjuster bolt/spring. In doing so, it will loosen very quickly on its own (like within minutes) and all of a sudden you have a C7 that completely lacks return to center tension and you don't even know it. Feels broken when it's too loose.
May 14, 2014, 03:40 PM #164Junior Member
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- Mar 2014
I've longboarded (skate) for a while and I've wanted a carver ever since I found out about them. So, a couple weeks ago I finally was able to demo one (resin), and I couldn't believe the difference. I've pumped around on my Arbor Waterman, but that's a joke compared to the carver, so I bought a C7 Greenroom on the spot, and I've been obsessed with it since. After a couple Carver sessions I tried to ride my longboard, but I couldn't because the Carver is so much more fun now.
I've skated the same neighborhood for years, but with the carver every sidewalk, driveway, curb is a new wave to shred. I even carved all the way over to an industrial park near my house and was stoked to carve all the new pavement and empty parking garages there. I'm already thinking that I want to get a board with the CX truck (maybe eggbeater) to experience more of what Carver has to offer. Just writing this right now makes me want to go out so bad, but I have to wait until later
May 14, 2014, 04:40 PM #165
Last weekend I talked my boy at the surf shop into letting me take home to store demo (Resin) for a few days. I hadn't been on a skateboard in 20 years, but it came pretty naturally (considering...). Anyway, had a blast with it. Currently trying to work a deal for a used Green Room. Hope it pans out...I'm dreading the flat months ahead of us!!
May 22, 2014, 03:01 AM #166
Hey CorduROY247, sounds like you're stoked on the Carver. Wait til you rip so much pave that when you hop in your whip to drive somewhere and see a bank or ramp you pull in there without braking and try to throw a hack with your car/truck. I'm not kidding. You'll feel the need to do this, but I wouldn't suggest yielding to the urge.
Anywayz Carver braddahs, I've been thinking lately that I need to start riding some switch to even out the calf development from the back foot pumping like mad on the tail. I go up hills and inclines every sesh so add that to the dominance of the back foot on pumping flats and my left calf (goofy) has gotta be getting disproportionately bigger than the right. I've been pushing with foot lately too and that doesn't help things because I'm putting that left foot to the street for the kick to get speed and that's like a heavy calf raise rep every time, especially uphill. I could push mongo but that's both awkwardly slower and über geigh so no thanks. I figure riding switch on the Carver is a good prelude to going switch in surfing and while I need all the work I can get with my normal stance I don't see switch riding hurting my surfing or my skating.
Feel free to keep posting your Carver score reports here bros. There's always a swell for the pave.
An old grumpy smoker lady just kicked me off the perfect smooth street across the road from my house. Now I have nowhere to go. She pulled up in her old hag car and said, "Hey! No skateboarding!" Picture that in the most annoying old lady voice ever.
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May 22, 2014, 12:35 PM #168
May 22, 2014, 02:18 PM #169Senior Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2011
- Long Island
Got my carver back up and running.. The kit came with new bushings (greenish looking ones as opposed to the red) anyway it felt great to carve again all day yesterday. Still fine tuning the tension on the spring bolt to find that sweet spot but what a blast. Thinking of getting another complete... you guys with the greenroom, is it a noticeably different feel to the shorter boards? Im on a resin.
May 30, 2014, 05:02 PM #170
seems like a good deal
Carver Greenroom skateboard - $160 (Del Cerro )
34" Carver Greenroom skateboard in excellent condition - skated very little and only in a flat parking lot. It has the C7 trucks so you can pump it like a surfboard - great for conditioning, developing muscle memory, and just having fun on the days that there's no surf. Cash only, no trades.