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Carveboard Review

 

 

Make no mistake the Carveboard is going to be big!

It’s already big in the US with big names like Mike Parsons and Brad Gerlach putting their names to the brand.

It’s currently being used in the US for inland surf coaching, helping teach both balance, carving and speed pumping techniques. So how does the Carveboard work? Simply put it’s a low slung mountain board like design allowing an amazing amount of rail to rail turns, carving! The wheels on the standard Carveboard model are slicks as seen in the shots above, and in the dry they don’t let go, allowing you to make crazy turns that you wouldn’t have thought possible.

The similarity between the carving on the Carveboard and carving on a surf board are so close that we don’t think you will find a closer match on anything else.

You can ride it in a steady gentle manner, flowing into turns and still having the feeling you are doing something, rather than some products that don’t really work unless you are taking it to the extreme. If you want to really push the limits, find yourself a nice stretch of tarmac and you can go rail to rail as long as your legs will stand it!

From the surf coaching point of view, it’s incredible just how much the Carveboard helps. You can have a session on the Carveboard and be visualising the turns that you would be making in the water. If you get straight off the Carveboard into the water it’s easy to get back into your rhythm.

The more you push the Carveboard the more you get out of it, through extreme sharp turns the board just keeps gripping giving you a huge amount of trust in the ability of the board.

Going from rail to rail on the virtually flat you can tune up your pumping techniques and in those crazy annoying high pressure spots when the surf is flat, you can keep your muscles toned and ready to go when the swell returns by regularly using the Carveboard.

Check out these testimonials…

 

“This is the only board

that has ever helped my surfing….”

- Dan Malloy

“Nothing on land

brings you closer to the feeling of surfing…”

- Josh Mohr

“In my mind I’m surfing…it’s a visualization tool “

- Brad Gerlach

“This is gonna be the best training summer for me yet !

I know what I’m doing in the off season…

when the snow sucks, Carveboard!”

- Mark Fawcett / Pro Snowboarder

“My surfing has gotten so much stronger

since I started training on my Carveboard…”

- Ryan Franz

“The Carveboard has brought me back

to the fundamentals of surfing…”

- Micah Pitts

“…Once I told them to think of surfing

they fell right in the groove.

These boards will be a great training tool for our team…”

- Zoran Forgiarini / Educator/Coach

 

We are going to be following the progress of one of the Sunset Surf team members using the Carveboard on a regular basis, to see just how much their surfing improves. We will be reporting back with the results.

To add a final note, everyone at Sunset Surf who has been on the Carveboard has fallen in love with it. It’s so hard to put across the true sense you get when using the Carveboard, and we can only wholeheartedly recommend that you get one and see for yourselves!

100% No doubt Sunset Surf recommended. The ultimate on land board.

Want to see some Carveboard action?

Check out the following…

Carve Demo Reel :

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Carveboard Malibu Secret :

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Carvestik :

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Carveboard Ridin Tips :

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