The Waterborne Surf Adapter is so incredibly awesome! It makes my Riptide rip even more and makes it even more fun to ride. So stoked on it! Might have to invest in another adapter for my Boosted Board!
Fun to ride. Really. Despite what follows:
I have a Tan Tien with the standard drop through Paris Trucks. Installation instructions are clear and well to follow, but: the base of the paris trucks is a little too large for the front surf adapter. Solutions: Either turn the trucks 180degrees (king pin looking inward) or using one of the little raising plattforms that were delivered as well. The plattforms work well, but extra screws are required (length). Now the board carves really nicely but it is very very high. Partly because the drop through does not drop through anymore, partly because of the little plattforms that I used as spacer and of course the surf adapter adds height. It is now nearly impossible to stand on the board without movement, once you got going, it carves nicely. I am hoping to get an eBoard soon and get over these issues. I guess for drop through and paris trucks, i could not really recommend this item, but it IS fun...
Shipment to Europe was super fast and easy. Paid my 21% import tax and all was well.