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.
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 reason why the Surf Adapter is so special is because it enhances everything that made you love your skateboard in the first place. The skateboard deck, trucks, and wheels that you picked out will still feel familiar with the Surf Adapter, and you will still recognize the characteristics that make your skateboard unique.