Carver’s commitment to surfskate began with surfing, so it’s natural we’d partner with shapers who’s vision overlapped with ours. Tyler Hatzikian’s focus on functional tradition dovetailed into our passion for modern surfskate perfectly. We’re stoked to introduce the new Riddler. Designed with Tyler for the local hills and alleys of El Segundo, the Riddler surfskate picks up on the interstitial space between longboard trimming and highly maneuverable carving. At 35.5″ it’s just long enough for a small cross step, while the longer wheelbase pumps faster. The mid-sized deck is also short enough to keep the responsive turning characteristics of the Riddler. A great transitional size that will help longboarders practice cutbacks and strengthen maneuvers on the wave, it features a single concave down the length and a proper kick tail for pivot turns and acid drops. Because that’s what Tyler’s Retro-Modern style is all about: integrating innovative performance with classic longboard flow and style.
SKATEBOARD SPECS: 35 1/2” Long 9 7/8” Wide Recommended with the C7 truck set for flowing single fin performance.
Ships to you assembled with 70mm 78a Carver Roundhouse wheels, ABEC 7 bearings, riser kit and SHIPS w/ your choice of CX and 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 longbaord truck but given teh Carver treatment, has more pump and is tighter turning. It has a similar feel to the C7 but is less extreme, so if you want a more longboard skate than surf skate but want to pump and surf, then the CX is the truck you want.