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Carver Skateboards: Ride Review – 30.75″ Channel Islands Flyer

Carver Skateboards: Ride Review – 30.75″ Channel Islands Flyer


The Channel Islands Flyer surfskate is 30
3/4 inches long, by 9 3/4 wide, with a 16 3/4 inch wheelbase. Modeled after legendary shaper Al Merrick’s
most influential shape, the Flyer’s shorter wheelbase and wider tail bump gives increased
back foot leverage for powerful carving and easy pumping, built to push the limits of
rail-to-rail progression. This model comes with one of two Carver surfskate
truck sets; the dual-axis C7 truck for fluid surfing motion and a wider range of adjustability,
or the reverse kingpin CX truck set for snappy rail-to-rail carving and lighter weight. The Flyer comes with our 69mm Roundhouse Concave
wheel, hand poured in our custom 78a formula, and assembled with Carver’s Built-In ABEC
7 precision speed bearings. This wheel has incredible grip, so you can
lean deep into your carves with complete confidence. Wheelbase is the distance between the trucks,
and it determines how easy it is to initiate a pump, versus how fast you can pump for speed. A longer wheelbase needs more room to pump
but has a faster top speed, and flows with wider, more drawn out turns. A shorter wheelbase is easier to pump in a
smaller space with great control, and is snappier with its tighter turning radius. With a 16 3/4 inch wheelbase, the Flyer was
built for quick rail-to-rail carving and fast down the line pumping, made to improve your
speed generation and cutback control. To watch more videos, get tech info, or shop
our gear, please visit carverskateboards.com

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