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Bought all the parts to assemble a new longboard towards the end of the first lockdown and the guys at Vandem were unbelievably helpful with helping me fine tune what brands and styles to go for to get exactly what I wanted out of the parts on the board.
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2 summers later I was cleaning, greasing and rebuilding my bearings and the chair I was sat on spontaneously collapsed sending the small ball bearings flying in every which direction.
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Carver 32" Sun Ray C5 Surfskate
The Carver 32" Sun Ray C5 - part of Carvers "Street Surf Series", as you could have guessed by the more street skateboard styled deck. No swallowtails here!
At 32" this does sound like one of the bigger surfskate boards at first glance but it's not quite that simple - the wheelbase is actually one of the shorter available at just over 15.625" so it will be more agile - and less stable - than boards that are shorter such as the 30" Emerald Peak or 31" Triton. The reason is the big skateboard nose hanging over the front truck.
A nose on a surfskate, is that a good idea? Well, perhaps not if you had a C7 setup. But this complete features the C5 system which is more stable, lower to the ground and narrower than the others, meaning you can even ollie this board without fear of landing off centre and rolling your ankle on the mad lean!
A great option for anyone looking for a surfskate that goes well in the skatepark. The wheels are 95A - much harder than your average cruiser wheel, and will perform best on the smooth concrete of a park or on really good asphalt. Full of flow, whether you're sliding into the transition or banking right off the top.
Carver 32" Sun Ray C5 Surfskate: Complete Spec
- Wheels: 58mm 95A Black Parks
- Trucks: Carver 5.75" C5 front, C4 rear
- Bearings: Carver Abec 7
|32.0" / 81.3cm See similar length boards
|8.5" / 21.6cm See similar width boards
|15.625" / 39.7cm See boards with a similar wheelbase
|5.75" / 14.6cm
|6.5" / 16.5cm
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