The Surf and Rail Adapters have gone through many evolutions. Helping the design of the later models has been an absolute honor! Experimenting and finding what works is what it's all about.
Now, the gear. The updated version with the FIN System is incredibly intuitive! It's like, as they say, having 3 surfskates in one, and able to switch on a dime! You can leave it out, and just keep it standard, or put in the fin in either Mega Pump Mode or Super Carve Mode.
Mega Pump Mode is my favorite for commuting. On the beach boardwalks or the city sidewalks, Mega Pump Mode will get you to your destination faster, or rather, more efficiently. Even the smallest pumps send you flying, with a restriction that reduces your overall lean and dive, but forces your trucks to carve in quicker too. This literally enhances every pump to be more effective, your speed increases with much less effort. Unbelievably efficient! Plus, it raises the front by 5°, allowing extra clearance needed for larger wheels. So far I've run 80mm wheels in this mode, with NO wheelbite. Long Distance Pumpers, you're welcome.
Super Carve Mode is just absolute fun! Your carves, dive and turns are all much deeper! You can turn a full circle within a narrow parking space or wicked maneuvers in a small concrete patch like it's nothing. If you keep the Rail Adapter stiff in this mode, it will slide really well and is great for practicing snaps and slides. If you keep the Rail soft and "leany" then ooohwee you'll be able to carve and shred harder than ever before! Your front end sits lower, and if you like running Traditional Kingpin trucks, you'll love the combo too.
I love running both Modes all the time, Mega Pump to get to the skatepark and restaurants faster and with less effort, and Super Carve to do more intense carves and slides at the skate park or a nice parking lot.
The new, updated Rail Adapter now has insert bushings, in the top plate. This allows the double Kingpins the Rail Adapter has, to have more give and lean without noise or rattle, as some of the older models had trouble with (which by the way was an easy fix! But this new solution is 100x better!) Both the Surf and Rail adapter come with added threaded holes for mounting, plus the standard ones, meaning no more nuts and smooth installation! This also makes installing to Qwik Truks, or adding ShredLight mounts is even easier! And yes, with the right knowledge, these can fit virtually any truck or board, almost any wheel, and nearly any extra gizmos you like having on your Skateboard/Longboard/E-Board/Wood Plank made out of 2x4s/Rocket Powered Boards/Literally ANYTHING!
They changed my life, in more ways than a few. Grab your old board, gathering dust, snag you a set of these and slap em on, and go change your life too. There is nothing like that feeling.