To build a skateboard that rides like a surfboard, you need to start by looking at a surfboard. Surfboards have a simple design: a flat plane with fins in the rear. This simple design allows a rider to rotate their upper body, pivoting off of the fins to perform turns, while the free unlimited motion of the front allows the rider to slide the board left to right to pump for speed. SurfSkate Industries built their longboard around this style of movement. The rear truck acts as a pivot point allowing a rider to use their upper body to pull the board into turns, while the 360* rotating front truck allows the rider to face the board in any chosen direction and pump for speed.
“The V-Truck allows you to do a carve, or a power turn, as if you were surfing.”
– Albee Layer, Pro Surfer