Basically Carver made a surfboard and then a skateboard. Both the same shape and feel. The idea was the transition from surfboard to skateboard would mean you could practice your moves on land and perfect them in the surf. Doesn't matter if you dont have the surfboard, the skateboard is awesome.
This board tries to get as close to the feeling of pumping, carving on rail and driving through a roundhouse. The Proteus skateboard has a 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.
Width: 9.875" (25,08 cm)
Length: 31.5" (77,47 cm)
WheelBase: 17” (43,14 cm)
Construction: 7 Ply Hard Rock Maple
- Single Kick Tail
Ships to you assembled with 69mm 78a Carver Concave wheels, ABEC 7 bearings, riser kit and SHIPS w/ your choice of CX or C7 trucks.
What’s the difference between the C7 and the CX?
The C7 is Carver's signature surfskate front truck, and it has an incredible amount of pump and turning radius. It has a spring loaded swing arm that allows the nose of the board to sway slightly from side to side, essentially allowing you to snap your turns from the tail and pump effortlessly for speed. It is as close to surfing on land you will get!
The CX is Carver's reverse-kingpin longboard truck. It is like a standard longboard truck but given the Carver treatment, has more pump and is tighter turning. It has a similar feel to the C7 but is less extreme, Carver says it has snappy thruster/quad performance.