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Created by Kisutch 2 months ago, 27 Sep 2021
Kisutch
149 posts
27 Sep 2021 7:43AM
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I got a Carver C7 (Lost x Carver 'Rad Ripper') a couple weeks ago, lucked out cause they are not easy to find right now. I'm very glad I bought one just cause of how much fun they are. I'm always taking my little kids to nearby park or school in the morning, and now I just take the skateboard instead of a bike. I was heavy into street skateboarding in teens (wanted to be Chad Muska!) but barely touched a board since late 90's. First step onto these boards feels real sketchy cause the trucks are so loose, but once you're on them pumping they're fun and really intuitive to ride. I love how it feels like you're surfing.

I've been riding mine once or twice a day. My favorite thing is being able to work on heel edge turns, since they feel clunkier for me on the water. Love that I can try things I can't do on a wave, like a big arcing frontside cuttback when I get to a wider point in the bike trail. It's hard for me to say how skating is affecting my surfing because of confounding factors like being out with injury and adjusting to more powerful fall surf that just arrived. I've gotten 3 sessions in, but strangely I've felt rustier on the first few waves each session - I go out feeling more confident but then blow my first few waves at dawn, yet I've done my best surfing by the end of session. Maybe there's a brief period where I'm adjusting to the change from skate to SUP... who knows.

Curious to hear what others have found, or what sort of drills you do. I've mostly just watched the free content on Kale Brock's Youtube and experimented with all the different ways you can turn the surfskates. cheers

surfinJ
599 posts
27 Sep 2021 2:20PM
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I have got some Carver trucks under some boards. Getting regularly onboard for some carving is definitely a balance aid that has become a personal maintenance item. As I push into my 60's gotta keep contact to keep the reflexes tuned. Some times I hit a skatepark early for some space and carve transitions. That is the nicest. Usually just pumping on a nice smooth surface is what it is. The results show up in the surf in little moves that transfer easily from the skate.

Kisutch
149 posts
27 Sep 2021 10:02PM
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Ooh carving transitions sounds fun, and it's sure nice to get on smooth concrete

JPBARNA
127 posts
27 Sep 2021 10:06PM
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I have two Spanish ones that work really fine: a YOW and a Slide (at 53 I really steal them from my kids). They say the YOW is one of the best for surfers. I find it really positive to complement windsurfing and anything leg and balance related.

Kisutch
149 posts
28 Sep 2021 11:28AM
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JPBARNA said..
I have two Spanish ones that work really fine: a YOW and a Slide (at 53 I really steal them from my kids). They say the YOW is one of the best for surfers. I find it really positive to complement windsurfing and anything leg and balance related.


My surf buddy just got YOW and I'm psyched to try it.

Boardingwave
13 posts
5 Oct 2021 9:30PM
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My daughter recently started developing an interest in skateboarding, so I gave her a new board for her to get a feel for riding. I did not spend much on this, but it exceeded my expectations when it arrived on our doorstep. It was ready to be ridden on right out of the box. The red wheels stood out in the cute one-eyed cartoon pattern. She was thrilled with it.

Kisutch
149 posts
6 Oct 2021 12:37AM
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That's great! I got my 5-y old a Magneto skateboard about the same time I got Surfskate and it's great except the trucks too tight for a little kid to turn, even when I loosen them, maybe the bushings too hard.She just wants to buttboard the Carver, with me pushing her.

I did by far my best cuttback last weekend and I think it was from getting more spring out of my bottom turn leading up, because I've been riding Carver so much. Also, Carver great training for quads, really gets legs burning.

DaveSandan
VIC, 1126 posts
6 Oct 2021 9:23AM
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I have been long boarding and going fastest down hills while in lockdown and managed to get on the paddle board last weekend. It makes a difference and keeps the legs and ankles strong so your balance does not degrade over time. At my age that does happen. Anyway there are a few opinions and video's around saying the skate and sup are different and skate does not help with Surfing but I have to disagree, it keeps you in the zone while you are off the water, it is not exactly the same but it is a great way to keep surf finding fit.

les71
29 posts
6 Oct 2021 10:23AM
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Kisutch said..
I got a Carver C7 (Lost x Carver 'Rad Ripper') a couple weeks ago, lucked out cause they are not easy to find right now. I'm very glad I bought one just cause of how much fun they are. I'm always taking my little kids to nearby park or school in the morning, and now I just take the skateboard instead of a bike. I was heavy into street skateboarding in teens (wanted to be Chad Muska!) but barely touched a board since late 90's. First step onto these boards feels real sketchy cause the trucks are so loose, but once you're on them pumping they're fun and really intuitive to ride. I love how it feels like you're surfing.

I've been riding mine once or twice a day. My favorite thing is being able to work on heel edge turns, since they feel clunkier for me on the water. Love that I can try things I can't do on a wave, like a big arcing frontside cuttback when I get to a wider point in the bike trail. It's hard for me to say how skating is affecting my surfing because of confounding factors like being out with injury and adjusting to more powerful fall surf that just arrived. I've gotten 3 sessions in, but strangely I've felt rustier on the first few waves each session - I go out feeling more confident but then blow my first few waves at dawn, yet I've done my best surfing by the end of session. Maybe there's a brief period where I'm adjusting to the change from skate to SUP... who knows.

Curious to hear what others have found, or what sort of drills you do. I've mostly just watched the free content on Kale Brock's Youtube and experimented with all the different ways you can turn the surfskates. cheers



Has it improved your holding phase for bottom turns and carves once on the wave?

Kisutch
149 posts
7 Oct 2021 12:23AM
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les71 said..

Kisutch said..
I got a Carver C7 (Lost x Carver 'Rad Ripper') a couple weeks ago, lucked out cause they are not easy to find right now. I'm very glad I bought one just cause of how much fun they are. I'm always taking my little kids to nearby park or school in the morning, and now I just take the skateboard instead of a bike. I was heavy into street skateboarding in teens (wanted to be Chad Muska!) but barely touched a board since late 90's. First step onto these boards feels real sketchy cause the trucks are so loose, but once you're on them pumping they're fun and really intuitive to ride. I love how it feels like you're surfing.

I've been riding mine once or twice a day. My favorite thing is being able to work on heel edge turns, since they feel clunkier for me on the water. Love that I can try things I can't do on a wave, like a big arcing frontside cuttback when I get to a wider point in the bike trail. It's hard for me to say how skating is affecting my surfing because of confounding factors like being out with injury and adjusting to more powerful fall surf that just arrived. I've gotten 3 sessions in, but strangely I've felt rustier on the first few waves each session - I go out feeling more confident but then blow my first few waves at dawn, yet I've done my best surfing by the end of session. Maybe there's a brief period where I'm adjusting to the change from skate to SUP... who knows.

Curious to hear what others have found, or what sort of drills you do. I've mostly just watched the free content on Kale Brock's Youtube and experimented with all the different ways you can turn the surfskates. cheers




Has it improved your holding phase for bottom turns and carves once on the wave?


I'm speculating a bit, but I think it helps the holding phase because I can practice compression and bending knees in different ways. cheers

Supster7
NSW, 8 posts
12 Oct 2021 12:48AM
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It helps because you can practise over and over again the same turns. I really enjoyed the videos of different ways to pump the board.

Not everything translates back in the water but I love feeling the glide and smooth turns.

Boardingwave
13 posts
18 Oct 2021 10:00PM
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I purchased a Magneto mini cruiser a little over a month ago . I have become completely obsessed with skate boarding as a result . It rides, performs and looks great. Tons of vibe. As a matter of fact I am going to buy a corbon fiber long board form Magneto. The first thing I love about this board is its trucks. This skateboard comes with a pair of gravity-casted aluminum trucks that are durable. I'm not a heavy skateboarder, but this feature helps me well when taking sharp turns and keeping my stability on the board.

Lizardman
VIC, 47 posts
19 Oct 2021 7:00AM
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Has anyone ridden the Slide Swallow noserider. it sounds great for not so good surfer to practice longboarding skills on.

Boardingwave
13 posts
8 Nov 2021 7:04PM
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Anyone have any suggestions for a quality skateboard bearings? Need a replacement for my old bearings



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