Based on the 1950s era hot rod model, the wider 8 7/8" template recalls the archetype of pool board mixed with a street board.
For years we've been blending surf and skate, but as surfskate progresses and riders incorporate more traditional skateboard tricks into their style, we set out to design equipment that supports this progression. Lower, narrower trucks, new school double kick deck mold and smaller wheels all facilitate tricks while still supporting grippy, snappy carving.
Skateboarders have invented many great tricks since the early days, and a truly modern surfskate needs to incorporate this history of progression. And so the C5 System (C5 front, C4 rear) is shorter and narrower, lowering the center of gravity and giving the tail more pop. You get higher ollies, and better control. And the narrower hanger and deck keep it light and maneuverable. This is the next generation of surfskate, blending tricks and flow into a complex, creative expression across the urban landscape.