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Discussion in 'Mid Atlantic' started by *McLovin*, Dec 26, 2010.
same here. bump
Not sure about the carver.....but I just started skating less than a year ago (34 years old)......I have a Dregg Gravity board....for getting around, but I'm in love with my Hamboards. I own the 6'6 long board and the 4'6 fish. The 6'6 rides like you are surfing a long board, and the fish acts like a short board. Check'em out.....I love them....so much fun.
Just picked up a Carver, Da Monsta model. Love the thing. Does feel a lot like surfing, and definitely think it will help in the water, just based on muscle memory. My only problem is getting a turn as my daughters have already hijacked it. Easy to pick up as well. By the 2nd day I owned it I went a little over a mile without my foot touching the ground.
If you want to carve like crazy get double kingpin trucks like the sector 9 gull wings and and a drop through board where the truck are mounted on top for no wheel bite. I just bought a 45.5 inch San Clemente paddle out off of zumiez only 124.
zman those are nice, but the thing with carvers is they have actual springs innovated inside of the trucks, which can propel the board while pumping on flat ground. pretty sick idea I am kind of itching for one now after watching some vids on them...
I got my carver a few months ago, the 31" taylor knox model and I can't believe the ride. I've been riding it a couple times a week since I got it and with the right angles and downhills/uphills I can pump for blocks and blocks all through town... with the right wind I can get miles down the boardwalk and never take my feet off the deck. Going back to my normal cruiser is hard, the ride just isn't as responsive or as fun. My surfing has also improved a large amount, when I pump through sections on a wave it feels exactly like I am ripping down the street on my carver. Worth every dollar I paid for it, want another one at a different length.
I got the Carver Fraktal in January after watching all the Taylor Knox videos and Japanese skaters on YouTube. Bottom line; I love it. It's a cool board that really feels like surfing if you use your imagination. I wanted a little nose kick since I used to street skate and like ollies. My board has the C7 front truck and 70mm/78A roundhouse wheels which are super sticky. The first day I got it, I didn't adjust the trucks and bailed a lot from wheel bite. It's way looser than a normal skate. Eventually I worked it out and could easily do cutbacks and on a normal street. With a little practice I could pump the board uphill for a circuit. The wheels are sticky and I worked a lot of grabs in on the frontside slides. I also was able to ride the board up over angled curbs for little floaters. The trucks are solid aluminum and definitely well built. The grinds I've done so far haven't worn them out. Ollies onto the curb were no problem, although the board is heavy from the wheels. Landing is a little tricky 'cause I couldn't put all my weight forward without wheel biting and bailing. I've taken it down hill with no probs like death wobble. Overall, it's a super fun skate. I'm constantly looking for curbs with good transitions around town to try it out on. I might try harder wheels to get more sliding action. Two thumbs up for Carver!
I just picked up the 31" Resin model, the thing rips. The more pressure you put into pumping the faster you go... its elementary my dear watson; i know. Highly recommended though for sure.
I have a loaded Tan Tien and a gravity Makai, not really wanting/need to drop money on a whole new setup but perhaps picking up a set of trucks? What do you guys think? The Tan Tien is shorter then the Makai. Both boards are drop through decks.
not trying to sway your decision, but have you looked into the original boards...I have a custom 35 and it felt the best out of any other board i tried.
wow, just realized it's discontinued. Oh well, can't say i didn't try.
Love my Land Yachtz . The deck is built to slide. Great board.
I wouldn't put C7s on a drop through. To get the most out of the carver trucks you really need to get your back foot out on the kicktail, well behind the rear truck. I don't think you would be able to pump nearly as well on a drop through. Just my opinion though, never tried it.
this is what I have also. I love this thing and got if for a steal a few years ago. I have my dog pull me on this for miles; he loves it and I love it.
Just demoed a Green Room model at Coastal Edge. It was flipping awesome. I want to try a longer board to feel the difference (Green Room was longest one they had in stock) and then whichever one I like is going on my birthday list...less than a month a way. Awesome!
I have a 38" FaceTime and a 31" Resin. These boards are perfect for surf training when you cant surf. They really work the legs and the body mechanics are the same as surfing. The 38" is better for strength training and pumping as It requires a bit more muscle to pump. The 31" is better for turns and muscle memory.
The best skateboards I have found for carving are the retro penny or globe boards. They are extremely maneuverabile and fast. Very similar to surfing, perfect for cross training. I have purchased many long boards trying to emulate surfing and by far these small plastic boards are the best.
I rode those penny boards before they were "retro". While they are a blast to ride they've got nothing on the Carver C7 truck when it comes to copying the mechanics of surfing on land.
I agree the Carver is awesome, the closest thing to surfing on land. I don't skateboard but this thing is real fun. Good training and fun on flat days.
Damn man, did you skate with Stacy Peralta too?
No, I'm from NJ not CA, can't you read?