Creativity and Wit
The silver tongued playboy of skateboards, the Gemini, features specially designed rails to help you get lower than ever on your turns.
This is a board that likes going fast while maintaining control, and the carbon deck makes it stronger than steel yet lighter than wood. It’s fully equipped with a rear Rail Adapter as well as the classic Waterborne front truck Surf Adapter. The hardware on this board lets it carve through turns like a knife thrown through the air.
Designed in San Diego by lifelong skateboarders and surfers, Riptide was built on the belief that an electric skateboard can be super powerful and incredibly convenient, while retaining all the features that make an unpowered board great.
Very astonishing skate, over my expectation!
The rest of the buying experience was though quite awful! The shipment took way too long time (almost a month) even if I had paid for the extra shipment UPS; plus the extra cost I had to pay for the custom duties (150 Euros!) on top of the total price paid. At the end the whole thing costed me a fortune and disappointed me. What makes me happy is that I give credit and some funds to this small company and to the guys that are building it because they give an added value to us skaters. That is a reason why from far away I decided to buy directly from them (and not from Amazon...). Cheers
Solid construction through and through. This board actually feels like surfing on pavement. Love the carbon deck. Awesome all around!
You can tell these things take lots of handiwork. It isnt a factory perfect finish, but that's expected for something this unique it feels very custom. If it comes out of a factory it had everyone at the bowl fooled. Ride is amazing. I'm clumsy and don't have the smoothest ride but the back spring makes this very forgiving. I only really got bucked off when trying to see what I could get away with. It picks up speed very well. The size is perfect for commuting. I came from a regular 7.75 skateboard, a hyper light element helium, but this with the same wheels and trucks is nearly the same weight. The size is perfect for street or very skaters looking for a commute board. The skate adapter does have a learning curve, I thought of it a bit like snowboarding (my surfing experience is much more limited) and after a while it began to click a bit better. My one wish would be a sightly wider tail because I am using shark wheels and the profile sometimes clips my shoe when I lean or push but that's mostly due to their wave shape and my clumsiness.