2 years ago by Graham Williams
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve actually seen skateboarding change due to technology. Sure, we’ve seen Impact and P2 technology become a reality in a number of decks, and yes, we have to admit that there is a change in feel and pop. However, we haven’t seen a change in design so much that the actual function of the board itself has transformed. That’s why when we first saw our first batch of SurfSkate skateboards show up in our office we we’re super stoked. At first they appear to be normal cruiser style boards with a retro surfboard shape design to it. If you look a little closer, you’ll see the magic lies in the trucks. The rear truck is comprised of a wider base than the front truck, which freely rotates a full 360 degrees. This unique truck design allows it’s rider to mimic the exact motion as a surfboard. The flex, board shape and truck design allows for full free motion in the front of the board, resulting in the ability to shift your weight from rail to rail and build acceleration in the same way a surfer does to get across the face of a wave. The fully rotational front truck allows the rider to carve turns in any direction, as sharp as you want and still maintain full control. Pumping up banks and cruising down hills no longer requires wearing out your wheels by doing powerslides. Simply shift your weight, feel that front truck rotate and whip a 360 without ever damaging your wheels. If you don’t believe us, check out the video below!