Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Fixed skateboard trucks, no matter how loose, just can't flex enough to match the carving ability and dynamic movement of a surfboard. The SurfSkate's specially-designed front truck, however, lets you carve tarmac like swells in the Pacific.
If you are from Newport or Laguna you will recognize the locations of these vid shots.
The SurfSkate features a 360-degree rotating front truck that's significantly more narrow than the fixed rear. The free-rotating truck reportedly allows a greater degree of movement and allows you to pump for speed. The SurfSkate comes in two varieties: the 42-inch Premiere, which retails for $259 and the 36-inch Stunner, which goes for $239. Both are constructed from seven-ply Canadian maple and available through SurfSkates online store. I'm not sold on it really matching the ride of a surfboard—though it looks close—but it certainly beats replacing the front wheels with office chair casters. [SurfSkates via Gizmag]
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