Slide – SurfSkate – swallow 33″ noserider
The Swallow is the biggest model of the new collection of Slide. Its shape is inspired by the classic longboards from California. The Swallow is a bullet: Wide, stable and easy to turn at the same time.
The new Slide truck has now a covered spring to avoid dirt and dust on the inside of the truck. This new truck makes Slide a perfect tool to learn how to surf or to improve your surfing skills. Thanks to its dimensions, this board is the most stable of the family and you will experiment the same feelings you have surfing with your longboard.
The Swallow with the new optimized Slide truck is one of the most affordable way to introduce yourself into the surskate world. You will also love this board if you are an advanced surfer, as its smooth kicktail will allow you to try more radical turns.
With its straight angled wheels that will increase even more the stability on your turns, you will be able to make powerful turns without sliding.
Great for surfing the streets and downhill carving.
Recommended for riders between 160-183cm, and a weight between 55 – 95kg.(rough numbers).
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Slide Surf Skate
Slide brings the spirit of surfing to the city.Practice turns and trim, skate and surf maneouvres on concrete, either flat or in a bowl. The 2016 SLIDE truck is fully adjustable allowing rigidity to be set simply by tightening or loosening the spring nut, allowing ‘fun & function’ to suit all riders skill levels, beginner, average or professional. Experience the same feelings as riding waves, making Slide a perfect tool to practice and improve surfing skills.
Beware, SLIDE is addictive!
THERE ARE MANY ASPECTS TO SURFBOARD SELECTION THESE ARE THE POINTS TO CONSIDER
Typically surfboards are measured in inches. The length is measured from the nose to the tail. Choosing the length of the surfboard is dependant on your size (weight, height), board type and waves conditions you wish to use the board for.
The widest point of the surfboard is measured from rail to rail. Generally the wider the surfboard the more stable the board, while a board with smaller width maintains better speed and performance.
Surfboard thickness is measured from the top deck to the bottom. The thickness again has a bearing on the board’s performance. Professional surfers will tend to go for the thinner boards as they are lighter and offer better performance.The thicker boards are stronger and because there is more foam under the surfer the boards are more stable.
The bottom curve of a surfboard. Generally the more rocker the surfboard has the more loose (manoeuvrable) the surfboard will be. Where the flatter rocker surfboards will be faster, although they will lack the looseness. The nose is the tip of the surfboard, the nose can vary in shapes and size. Basically the thinner the nose the more response the board will perform, while wider noses are better for stabilization.
Used to increase the strength of a surfboard, a stringer (normally made from wood) runs down the length of a surfboards (typically in the centre of the board from the tip of the nose to the tail).
Boards built with Epoxy, Carbon Fibre and soft boards generally don’t have stringers.
Generally heavier surfers require larger fins to hold the waves better. Although if you prefer to ride a looser (less hold in the waves), smaller fins would be a better option.
Fin configurations have an effect on the ways your surfboards perform.
The following are some of the more common fin configurations.
The single fin was the original fin configuration for surfboards. Based on the idea of the sailboat keel. Single fins are added stabilization and control on the powerful, larger waves, although lack manoeuvrability
Are great for small waves, being fast and manoeuvrable, but when put into tight spots on larger waves, they become hard to control. Popular with Fish surfboards.
THRUSTER 3 FIN
Widely recognized as the standard fin configuration, the thruster answers the shortcomings of the single fin and the twin fins configurations.
The thrusters give you stabilization, control and manoeuvrability in all types of surfing conditions.
This concept was the brainchild of Australia’s Simon Anderson
QUADS 4 FINS
With four fins in the water, Quads boasts an extraordinary amount of holding power in larger surf.
You may think that having four fins would sacrifice speed by creating more drag, but this is not the case.
The both sets of fins are working together on the rail, which makers believe they creates less drag than a board with a centre fin.
The manoeuvrability isn’t sacrificed either, with fins directly under your back foot, the quads are very responsive.
Similar setup to the Twin Fin, although smaller (low profile) fins are generally placed wider (closer to the rails) on the surfboard.
Popular with Fish and Egg / Retro surfboards.
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