About this setup
Setup Price: $300+
Ideal Speed: Under 15mph
Riding Style: Surfskate / Deep Carving
This is a top of the line, beginner-friendly surfskate. The Carver CX trucks don’t carve as aggressive compared to other spring-based adapters, making it an easier transition into surfskating. Mixed with a larger than usual wheelbase (20.75″ – 22″), this Omakase Carver CX setup carves like a dream and performs best around 8-12mph.
- Loaded Omakase Deck
- 1.25″ Button Head Bolts
- Carver CX Trucks
- Orangatang Knuckles Bushings
- Orangatang 4President 77a
- Jehu V2 Bearings
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About the rider
Shoe Size: US Men’s 11 (US M)
I enjoy riding this down mellow hills and parking lots, averaging 8-12mph. The concave is enough to feel comfortable when carving but doesn’t feel overly aggressive. If you want a beefier setup that’ll allow you to still get deep while carving, this is a solid option. Find a mellow hill that’ll give you a consistent amount of speed and this thing carves like a dream.
- High quality components
- Beginner-friendly setup
- Sketchy over 15mph
- Expensive af
Length: 33.5″ Width: 10″ Wheelbase: 20.75″ – 22″
The Omakase is simply a beast. It’s made of fiberglass and bamboo, which makes it durable and lightweight.
My shoe size (11 US M) fits the length, width and concave like a glove.
Because of it’s wider than normal wheelbase (20.75″ – 22″) it’s more stable at higher speeds. Most of my surfskate setups have a wheelbase in the 16-18″ range, so it’s nice to have a more mellow option.
You can see my full Omakase review here.
They came with my Omakase complete, but you can use any 1.25″ button head hardware. Avoid countersink since the Omakase deck isn’t drilled for them.
I have 1/8″ Carver riser pads on both the front and back. Depending on your weight/ how hard you carve, you might want to use 1/4″ risers instead.
Using the 1/8″ risers, I didn’t experience any wheelbite.
The beautiful part about Carver trucks is that they won’t set you high off the ground. Sometimes I feel like I’m stepping on a skyscraper when I use one of my
The trucks are the classic Carver CX setup – CX.4 front truck & C2.4 rear truck.
I find myself using CX setup over Carver’s other trucks (C5 & C7) because of it’s simplicity. I like that there’s no spring (like the C7) and it’s bushings based.
CX.4 Front Truck
C2.4 Rear Truck
I swapped Carver’s stock bushings out with some Orangatang Knuckles.
Using softer Orangatang bushings give it a little more energy for carving.
Carver’s stock front bushings are two 89a cones. I swapped them out for two Orangatang 87a Knuckles cones.
Carver’s stock back bushings are a cone & barrel setup (89a). Swapped them out with Orangatang 90a Knuckles.
Honestly, this isn’t necessary. Leaving the stock Carver bushings still provide an awesome experience.
The 4President 70mm 77a are perfect for doing deep carves. The offset bearing seat offers more urethane to grip when you lean into your carves.
Mixed with uber soft 77a urethane and a sharp lip, these wheels are perfect for the
You can use any type of soft, sharp lip 70mm wheel. I just happen to really like Orangatang wheels.
Any bearings will do for this setup.
Loaded’s signature bearings with built-in spacers and speed rings. If you’ve been following Shred Shack for some time, you know that I’m a fan of built-in bearings. I love the ability swapping out wheels and not having to keep track of the speed rings/spacers.
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Hope this gives you some ideas!