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Carver Proteus 30" Surfskate - C7 Complete
When we set out to make a skateboard that surfed, we tried to get as close to the feeling of pumping, carving on rail and driving through a roundhouse as we could. With the Proteus surfskate we took that concept and tailored the specifics to match this particular surfboard, so that you could more easily transition between practicing your maneuvers on land and taking them to the waves. So the new Proteus skateboard shares the same blunt-nose template, allowing for a wider stance with better front foot support and the same clipped nose for reduced swing weight when snapping a turn.
The shape contour features a slight spoon nose for better control, as well as a full skate tail for ollies, pivots, boneless airs and all other standard skateboard tricks. At the heart of the system are the trucks, an asymmetrical set that creates the same rear-pivot snap you get surfing. Just a little rail-to-rail action and the board immediately starts to thrust forward, encouraging good form and strengthening your surfing muscles.
Even the wheels are designed to increase grip over standard wheel designs, with a concave surface that flexes to hug the road, allowing you to lean into your turns like never before, and coming the closest to the kind of hold you get on rail in the water.
9 7/8" wide
Front Truck - 6.5" C7
Back Truck - 6.5" C2
Griptape Style - Deck Pad
Stock Wheels - 69mm/78A Smoke Concaves
This is the signature truck that started it all. Still the smoothest turning, fastest pumping surf truck ever, it's at the leading edge of true surfskate performance. The patented second axis of this front truck not only increases the turning radius of your carve, but lets you snap the nose and pivot your turns off the tail. This dynamic creates thrust and drives you forward with increasing speed. The striking similarity to surfing performance has made the C7 the choice for surf training by Pros and Ams alike.
This is Carver’s hybrid surf and skate truck. On the one hand it’s a lightweight standard RKP (Reverse King Pin) hanger and base, on the other it has a patented geometry that squeezes every bit of turn and pump from the system. This means that you can pump this truck like a C7, but it lands airs and rides fakie with more stability as well. This opens up aerial manoeuvres, and keys in with the latest progression of airs in surfing.
- 1x 6.5" CX.4 front truck
- 1x 6.5" C2 back truck
- 4x CX/C2 gasket risers