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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by ClemsonSurf View Post
    I noticed some wearing and little chunks coming off the edges but that was when I was riding on gravelly asphalt.... SC is not known for road quality. You're doing good if you're driving on oyster shells in some places.

    Now I'm on cement and smooth blacktop most of the time. You guys ever feel your back wheels right after an aggressive ride? I can't say they're hot but definitely warm.

    As far as the riding in the rain issue.... I don't know if there is something other than a heavy marine grease to block the water from getting in to prevent rusting. I'd recommend finding somewhere dry or don't go out in the rain. I know that's unacceptable to the big dog and hope you don't think I'm acting beta by not charging in the rain.
    Clemmy, you character, you. Exclusive dry condition surf skating is so beta bro! No parking decks here aside from a drive (not gonna do it for that) and I go out for pave ripping sessions as often as some of you pull smoke breaks. I'm going out no matter what. I'm just rifling through bearing sets as a result.

    Haven't checked my wheels for heat. When I come in after a pave sesh I'm literally covered in sweat even in these single digit nights, so the one thing I'm attending to is getting out of sweat-soaked clothes. Honestly though, I'm pushing the limits of these things from wheels to decks so if I'm not seeing heavy wear then the products are A-OK. And I'm on all types of terrain, even wooden decks here on the coast if a parking lot, boardwalk or establishment has one, as well as brick, cobblestone, etc. These things are heavy duty brah.

    Quote Originally Posted by jasorod View Post
    BTW, Emass, you'll be happy to know I finally bought my first Carver ... Picked up a nice 31" Taylor Knox from Craigslist ...
    Nice!!!! Glad you picked one up after our talk. Was wondering if you would! How much and what condition? The Knox is a sick first stick.

    Quote Originally Posted by hdebarrelkilla View Post
    Do you love it man? I got mine like October of last year and was immediately hooked.

    I'll post the picture tomorrow, but being the broke college student I am, I just bought the trucks and put it on a normal skateboard deck. It looks sketch but it definitely does the job and when I do slides and power turn I the normal deck concave gives my backfoot a perfect little pocket to put pressure on. I actually just emailed them a video trying to get sponsored.

    Any of you guys wanna shred when the weather gets nicer? Sessions with fellow carver skaters are always so progressive and my one friend that had one moved cross country.

    Concrete surfing=Surfing in my opinion. Sort Of.
    I concur on that last statement, at least for times we can't be out there. Closest damn thing otherwise.

    Where you at breh? Tough for us to tell you if we can pull a break meet up to go out for a rip without knowing that. And it's not like we are all sitting in the same hood either.

    You put the Carver trucks on an 8" wide traditional deck? That can work, and my braddah out in SD who I stay with there threw on 62mm square-lip cruiser wheels and loosened trucks after seeing what my sticks could do. If I'm you, I'd pick up a cheaper old school single-kick that's 31+ and 9-10" wide with both wide nose and tail. You'll be very pleased with the change and you can get those anywhere on like for a few dozen bucks tops. Some shops will have them for $20.

    Quote Originally Posted by nynj View Post
    He'll be happy when you pick up 6 more
    Bi-stater, I'm stoked that anyone gets on these things because I know they're instantly scoring and super stoked at any hour of the day or night. Have YOU stepped on one yet Bro Namath?
    Last edited by EmassSpicoli; Mar 5, 2014 at 05:16 AM.

  2. #42
    I am saving up for a carver because I have heard awesome things about them.

  3. #43
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    Spicoli!!!! Wow, dude. I tried to PM you and my message got REJECTED because you've exceeded your PM capacity, Mr. Popularity. Here's what I intended to send you, now for all the world to see:

    "Hey brother,

    There's a ton of information in the current thread regarding Carvers. Too much for me to sift through. I'm going to keep an eye on craigslist to see what becomes available. In your opinion, what should I be looking for as a first stick? I essentially have no experience on a skateboard so keep that in mind!

    I live on a paved private road in the woods with a nice, long gradual hill. I'm thinking it would be a blast to shred it up.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    God speed."

  4. #44
    Concrete surfing does not equal surfing. Concrete surfing equals surf training....

    Don't get me wrong, I would love nothing more than a nearby snake run to carve the sh*t out of. But why would I want to use a carver as opposed to a normal skateboard?

    Every video I have seen of Carvers is painful to watch. I've never seen anyone pick up much speed or carve up some vert... so hdbarellkilla will probably get his coveted sponsorship.

    I'd like to supplant my stoke. I really would. But until I see someone looking like they are having fun on a Carver, I just don't think I could pull the trigger.

    Maybe Rcarter could weigh on this one, as he actually does shred tranny. That or someone could post up some Carver footy and make me eat my words. Clemson's photos of a parking lot aren't really good PR for the Carver Clown Crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slashdog View Post
    Concrete surfing does not equal surfing. Concrete surfing equals surf training....

    Don't get me wrong, I would love nothing more than a nearby snake run to carve the sh*t out of. But why would I want to use a carver as opposed to a normal skateboard?

    Every video I have seen of Carvers is painful to watch. I've never seen anyone pick up much speed or carve up some vert... so hdbarellkilla will probably get his coveted sponsorship.

    I'd like to supplant my stoke. I really would. But until I see someone looking like they are having fun on a Carver, I just don't think I could pull the trigger.

    Maybe Rcarter could weigh on this one, as he actually does shred tranny. That or someone could post up some Carver footy and make me eat my words. Clemson's photos of a parking lot aren't really good PR for the Carver Clown Crew.
    Check out the thread title. Carver quiver (Or other surf trainers). Thanks for making the point again. The idea that was being expressed is that a carver is the closest possible thing to surfing. The movements really translate nearly perfectly to surfing. You don't have to believe it or even try it for that matter. Your hate and disdain has been noted and someone is keeping track for HOTY '14. Keep watching youtube though, it helps in real life.

  6. #46
    Enough about Carvers this is the real deal http://huvrtech.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfislife View Post
    Enough about Carvers this is the real deal http://huvrtech.com/
    Haha! It's so obvious that they're wearing some type of harness under their shirts. Focus on their shoulders...looks a bit suspicious!

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    I think carvers are fun. I do like vert and pools but I have some carvers, beer getters, and other odd fun little/long boards. Use the equipment that fits the terrain or your style. Just as in surfing ride everything and have more fun.

  9. #49
    This looks pretty fun to me:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xWKlR-QBcKk



    Quote Originally Posted by Slashdog View Post
    Concrete surfing does not equal surfing. Concrete surfing equals surf training....

    Don't get me wrong, I would love nothing more than a nearby snake run to carve the sh*t out of. But why would I want to use a carver as opposed to a normal skateboard?

    Every video I have seen of Carvers is painful to watch. I've never seen anyone pick up much speed or carve up some vert... so hdbarellkilla will probably get his coveted sponsorship.

    I'd like to supplant my stoke. I really would. But until I see someone looking like they are having fun on a Carver, I just don't think I could pull the trigger.

    Maybe Rcarter could weigh on this one, as he actually does shred tranny. That or someone could post up some Carver footy and make me eat my words. Clemson's photos of a parking lot aren't really good PR for the Carver Clown Crew.

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by frontsidecrotchgrab View Post
    This looks pretty fun to me:
    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xWKlR-QBcKk
    Carvers are great for bowl skating. I have the 42" (flowmaster) model and ride it in parks all the time. But the point is not to do crazy airs or complicated lip tricks or whatever. It's different from a standard skateboard. Carvers are heavy. They're built for cruising, not shredding. The point is to pump for speed and work the bowl.

    Btw I've been digging 65mm 92a Noskoolz as a park wheel on my Carvers. Like them way better than the stock wheels for vert.