This in addition to my adapter has helped me practice my surfing and helped me improve leaps and bounds! No flat days anymore!
This simple adapter has given life to my board. I had gone back n forth about getting rid of it but I am soooo glad I didn’t. I love my board so much and ride it way more than I ever have before!
Right out of the box this is the softest T-shirt of the hundreds I have. It does not feel like cotton, or the new synthetics. Next Level is the best description I can think of for this shirt.
I had ridden my Dad's Boosted Board prior to trying my friends Riptide Black with Waterbourne Surf adapters on them. I fell in love with the "surf" feel. I usually ride a Onewheel because it feels much like snowboarding. My friend who had the Riptide Black also had the new Onewheel Pint and after trying them both I knew I had to have the Riptide Black. I emailed Riptide and they said they were no long making that model but they passed the information along to me to contact Waterbourne Skateboads. The kit arrived a few days after my board. They hardware installation instructions were not the clearest and I am still not sure if I used the correct screws, but everything functions great! I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to surf down the street!
Amazing product. I'm 34 years old I love skateboarding. But this adapter makes me feel like a kid again. It is too much fun🤙
It feels great to carve around it feels like the nose of the board really is cutting over a wave. It’s not just carving it’s surfing.
I’m loving the surf and rail adapter! I’m into cruising and carving on my rides and the adapters have brought the fun factor to a new level that I didn’t know existed. I’m so stoked about the flow and the feel after adding these! I’d definitely recommend these as a buy.
Very happy with the product - 5 stars!
For half the price of the carver or Yow system, you get the same enjoyment. The release is different at the end of your cutbacks though because it's a bunching and not a spring, performs well on the streets, in the bowl. I hope it lasts for long enough because for instance, all the systems I've tried (Yow, Carver, Amazon) broke within a year, except Carver.
It makes incredible hard turns like is done in the water. It doesn't glide as much as the Carver boards but suits my skateboarding approach. I had a semi-longboard and included the rail waterborne component. I wonder if I should do the same for a much longer board. Thanks
Much better than a normal board. Surf skate all the way!
This longboard is the dopest board I have ever ridden. It is so smooth and carves so hard! I am honestly surprised that I haven’t seen more people riding them. The best part is that unlike most companies, Waterborne stands by their boards, so there is no risk in trying one out. It is definitely worth every single penny! Thanks for making such an amazing product, Waterborne! I will recommend your boards and adapters to everyone I know!
Simply amazing. Do not hesitate to buy one. Every board should have one. I can’t even ride a board without both adapters now.
This literally changed my board! now its hard to get me off it! its been great for training your flowing when the ocean is flat.
I ordered the surf adapter and rail to go on my wife’s longboard and let me just say I have not regretted it. I have the gullwing sidewinders on my board and i love them, but these are a whole different level of awesome. Thank you guys for such an awesome product!!
I put the surf and rail adapter on my Powell Peralta Ripper deck with Gullwing Charger 2 trucks and I like this setup better than the feel of the Carver C7 truck (haven’t tried CX). Zero wheel bite. On mellow hills, you just glide. I’d recommend getting some Mob grip bc you will be up on your edges. If you’re new to surfskate, start on flat ground and expect to work muscles you didn’t know you had.
Custom takes longer than expected.
I bought the surf adaptor wanting to try something new and rediscover the love I had for the zen moments of flow I felt when I was younger. I’m too old for technical skating, but have rediscovered my roots in surf skating. Meanwhile my kids are stealing my board all the time and are saving their money for adaptors of their own. I’ll be ordering the rail adaptor soon! Thanks for the fun.
Very good construction quality, easier to install than i thought it would be. Very interesting way to ride a board.
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Great adapters, easy to install and super fun.
Super soft shirt is right! Nice way to rep the adaptor
Fast service and a smooth ride!!!
When I put these puppies on my e-board the experience felt like I was riding on water. It made it more fun to ride and even going 18 mph downhill felt very stable. No speed wobbles. Easy to assemble, super curvy and a whole lot of fun on the asphalt.
It works very good. It’s got me back riding again.
Simply smashing gizmo, being enjoyed in the uk - when it’s not f*****g raining!
These adapters are badass. My 34” cruiser turned into a land shredding short board. So much fun! The pumping and tight turns are insane. I loved it so much I ended up getting another set and built up a 42” bamboo pintail. It took a bit to get used to the pumping because of the length but once I got the hang of it I could not stop riding. With the longer wheel base, carving is more graceful and smooth.
If you surf and skate, you owe it to yourself. Get a set. You will not regret it.
Thank you Waterbourne!!! You’re company rocks!!!!
Rides just like the reviews show, very smooth, beautiful curves. Easy to attach. Highly recommend.
These adapters will turn conventional TPK trucks into a surfskate that compares to a Carver C7/Gullwing Sidewinder surfskate setup. The feel is more surf-like (flow and carve) than any unmodified Carver or YOW complete.
The closest comparison would be a modified C7 and Gullwing C7 (front) and Gullwing Sidewinder (rear) or YOW adapter/Gullwing setup.
Definitely the best deal in surfskate as of July 2019.
The Waterborne Surfskate Adapter is a must have for any skateboard unless your using it for tricks. With traditional trucks the turn angle is about 30° at the most but with this genius invention you can make 90° turns safely. The look & quality finish is top notch with real carbon fiber on the front extension & rear adapter. You may have to do some mods to make it fit your electric skateboard but it's possible (universal fit) & it will last a lifetime so you can use it for several boards. The faster you ride the less the adapter turns making it more stable than before. It will raise the board height about 2inches but it increases wheel base (w/ ext piece) giving the board more room to flex making my bamboo deck feel like a pillow going over rough cement (more shock absorption). Shipping was fast & customer service was direct as I needed help getting rear bracket installed. He messaged me instantly through Instagram.
This takes skateboarding to a different level, really feels like your surfing. All you want to do is carve and flow. Such an amazing product. Please do yourself a favor and purchase one. You won't regret it.
The Surf and Rail adapters in combination with each other are a game changer for us guys that land surf when we can't get in the ocean in Hawaii. I love mine, installed on my OG 90's Tony Hawk board and wouldn't take it off for any reason. Full flow, SUPER tight turns, and rail to rail action for as long as the road leads me. I liked my old board with just the Surf Adapter at first, but found it even more enjoyable with the Rail Adapter installed as it IMHO flowed better from rail to rail, and felt like my back trucks would hold better without kicking out at the wrong moment when turning hard/cutting back. You can definitely release the back with little effort, but I'm about flow in my surfing and not just tearing a wave to pieces every turn.
I'm an almost 50 year old surfer who skated gutters as a kid when there wasn't any surf, or when I couldn't find a ride to a break, and I know that this is as close to the feeling and mechanics of surfing as you can get outside of the ocean. I especially appreciate that I could install the Waterborne Surf and Rail Adapter to my favorite stick that I was most comfortable with, and that made all the difference in the world to me. I still surf twice a week, every week, and ride my "adapted skate" everyday I don't surf, just to keep my stoke up and to work on perfecting my body mechanics for surfing as it is amazing the bad habits you can pick up and get away with when you've been surfing for almost 40 years...
All I can say is thanks to Patrick and the crew at Waterborne Skateboards for engineering something that's provided me hours of enjoyment since I purchased it. My skateboard "reborn" that was just sitting in the corner for years is now ridden almost daily which is a great surf training and a workout for us old dudes who need it to stay in the water...
Get wet, stay salty, share waves, and be kind to everyone you meet...
5 Stars for the product and their customer service. Thanks guys!!!
The surf adapter is awesome. I tried it first with regular Indy trucks. Switched to my avenue trucks which gave a much more fluid/floating feel, and also made it easier to keep speed when carving. (the avenues does this in verts and pool as well)
The surf adapter doesn't allow you to turn on a coin from standstill, but it carves super tight and is pretty stable since the pivot point is a couple inches in front of the wheels.
The back adapter was not my cup of tea. Basically it reduces the turning of the back truck. Wheelbite is more likely due to this. You can lean on the board for carves and the adapters bushings get squished instead of the trucks. It should make it easier to gain speed with this, but I like it when the rear turns, I put an angled riser on my back truck for more turning. With the avenues it feels a bit like you're powersliding on snow if you turn sharply with the back. Carve wide enough and it kicks into a real slide easily.
Most boards should be flexible enough to still turn mostly with the front for speed.
Greatly recommended! Price is right, you can use your favourite trucks and feeling is unbeatable. You'll never want to go back to pushing.
Bought this for my boyfriends birthday and he’s obsessed with it!!! Every time we’re out and he’s riding, we always get compliments. This board is sick and I will definitely be buying another.
Was purchased as a gift! And this thing is so much fun to ride! Patrick was seriously the nicest person ever in customer service! 100% always recommending and telling people about this board!