Let's start by talking about measurements first.
of the table (length and width) and the distance between
axles (WB or wheelbase).
It is usually more important in choosing
your surfskate look at the wheelbase before
the measurement of the table, this will also influence the
rider height, if you are short and choose
a surfskate with a long wheelbase will cost you
more pump, and if you are very tall and choose a distance
very short wheelbase, so your surfskate will be very
reactive and may make you feel unsteady.
The longer the wheelbase, the more stability
you will have and the twists will be much more open, too
you will gain more speed when pumping, and if this
accompanied by a long table, this configuration will be
perfect for big riders, surfers who like
longboard sensations, beginners looking for measurements
spacious that give them security and confidence, or simply
for those who want a comfortable and fast surfskate for
get around without losing the fun of surfing the streets.
We recommend for this setup measures of
board length from 33 "and wheelbase (WB)
from 18 ".
But if what you want is a very reactive surfskate
and with a very tight turn, then we recommend
a setup with a maximum table length of 30 "
and a maximum wheelbase (WB) of 16 ".
This setup will be perfect for riders coming from the
skate and want to continue with their bowl sessions, skatepark
or radical street surfing. These measurements are also suitable
for smaller riders or kids just starting out
for its ease of pumping.
For the width of the table, comment that the wider
be, the more comfortable you will go and your feet will be well fitted to
pump with more power. If the table is narrower,
especially in the rear (tail or tail), then you can
drift your surfskate more easily.
All intermediate measurements (board length between 30 "-33"
and wheelbase between 16 "-18") will be the best option
for those looking for a surfskate for everything and everyone.
THE CONCAVE OF THE TABLE
In the choice of the table is the concave too,
if you choose a table with concave, it will be more reactive,
easier to drift, easier to pump and you can
make turns much tighter, these models
They usually wear the nose elevated, all this
it will help your foot not slip away
in powerful bowl or power surfing sessions.
Normally almost all tables tend to have little
concave, almost flat and with tail, this option is
the most comfortable for your feet, especially if you use it
also to move, the plane will help you to
enjoy some session barefoot.
THE SHAPE OF THE TABLE
In the choice of your surfskate there is also the
table shape or shape.
Normally almost all surfskate boards
they usually have little concave, almost flat, with tail
and little do I know, this shape is the perfect one if you are
starting out or do you like to change position on top
of the table, it is also the best option especially if it
you also use to move and you want a surfskate
for everything, the plan will help you enjoy some
But if what you want is a very reactive surfskate, then
choose a board with concave, they are easier to skid,
easier to pump and you will be able to do much more turns
closed, these models usually have the nose raised and the
shorter wheelbase, all of this will help you
do not miss your foot in powerful bowl or power sessions
Now we are going to talk about the fundamental part for
that a skateboard can be called surfskate, the axles.
Each brand has its own system and some very
similar between them, we will try to help as
possible in the choice of your surfskate commenting on the
sensations and functionality of those we have in
We will start by talking about the inverted Kingpin shafts.
(Reverse Kingpin), these axes are very similar to those of
skate but with a different configuration so that
you can pump and carve much more easily,
they are the lightest you will find on a surfskate
and its maintenance is almost negligible, you will only have
to change the rubbers (bushings) and the pivot cup, parts
cheap and long lasting axle shafts.
Adjusting the Reverse Kingpin axles is a breeze, just
you will have to tighten or loosen the nut where the
rubber (bushings), in this way you can harden or
leave the shaft looser to your liking whenever you want, with
this will change the feeling or functionality
what you are looking for at all times (skatepark, pumping with
speed, slalom, carving with cones, etc.), or adapt
your surfskate to your height and weight with a twist.
These shafts are very easy to pump especially if they go
mounted on boards with a short wheelbase
no more than 17 ", on long boards with wheelbase
long (over 17 ") may cost more to pump,
but this will depend on your height and weight, with these axles
you will also have more stability when kicking with your foot
if we compare them with Yow or Swelltech axle systems.
You will find the inverted kingpin shafts (Reverse Kingpin)
on the Carver CX, Miller, Long Island and Landyatchz.
They are perfect axes for those who are starting in the
surfskate or for children for its lightness and ease of pumping,
they are also ideal for riders who come from skateboarding
and they look for a surfskate for the bowl or skate park and do
some trick or aerial without problem of breakage of the axis, and for
always without losing the feeling of surfing the streets.
With this shaft you can carve and pump perfectly,
but if what you want is a surfskate with an angle of
tight turn, practice your surfing out of the water and
have the feeling more like riding a board
surf, then we recommend that you choose a Yow axis,
Carver C7, Slide or Swelltech.
The Yow are one of the axes that feels most similar to
riding a surfboard they will give you, they are very easy
of pumping (you will climb a slope) and you will advance almost
effortless, it has a very tight and immediate turn, always
that you want of course, they can be the heaviest
of the catalog and that feeling is given when transporting it, but
that changes as soon as you get on top of it. This axis is
the ones that are looser, but you will not notice instability
when you are going, you can only feel it when you lower your foot to
kick the ground at a certain speed, something I don't know
usually done on the surfskate for the ease of pumping.
In 2021 Yow has renewed the V4 axle calling it Meraki,
both shafts have the same S5 spring (5 mm thick),
parts of this new Yow Meraki axle have been removed
Disposables from the old V4 axle, previously it had a
standard built into a platform, and now the shaft
Meraki has an integrated part of the shaft (hanger) directly
to the system making it lighter and more resistant.
This shaft can only be adjusted by tightening or loosening the nut that
there are on top of the rubbers (bushings), it also influences that
tighten or loosen the rear axle to find the setup
to your liking, the main nut of the system is only for
disassembly and maintenance.
You will also find Yow axles in our catalog
The YOW GROM, surfskates suitable only for children or riders
weighing less than 50 kg, they would also be suitable for pro riders looking
a very reactive surfskate. Yow GROMs carry the axle system
Yow V4 but with the S4 spring (4 mm thick).
The Carver C7 are the axles that go the least loose of our
catalog but with a very good surfing feeling, you have to
pump them harder especially on boards with distance
long between axles, but if you are a big rider or looking for that touch
stability, these are your axes, without on the contrary you have little
height or weight I recommend that you choose them in tables of less
17 ". This axle is one of the best if you are looking for a surfskate with
the one to do a skateboard trick or get into the bowl, is light
and it gives a very good feeling of stability, but it does lose its
surfing skills. The C7 axis can be adjusted in two ways a
at the same time to find your perfect setup at any time, one
regulating the hardness of the spring, and another by tightening or loosening
the nut of the rubbers (bushings). With this axis it may cost
more start it if we compare it with the Yow or Sweeltech, but
then you will pick up more speed and you will be able to continue pumping, and if you loosen
well the spring and the front and rear bushings you will have a surfskate
perfect for your surfing sessions out of the water.
Slide shafts have a spring configuration and position
very similar to the Carver C7, but they do not have the rubbers (bushings)
that also go on the axle as in the Carver C7, they are axles that
pump and carve very well and very easily, the configuration
of the front axle without bushings makes it move only
laterally, thus forcing the rear axle to be
part of the turn, you will notice that the table turns entire instead of just
the front, this is good because it is a technique that there
to learn using the back foot, but with the Slide axis you will
from the beginning due to this configuration, they are also axes
with which you will learn to skid with ease. If you are
Starting and looking for a surfskate with a surfer feeling and at a good price, the Slide (Sancheski) are a very good option.