Carver Skateboards: Ride Review – 29.25″ Channel Islands Pod Mod

The Channel Islands Pod Mod surfskate is 29 1/4 inches long, by 9 3/4 wide, with a 15 1/2 inch wheelbase. Based on one of Channel Island’s most popular
shapes, the Pod Mod features a wider template and swallow kick tail. The ‘shorter and wider’ style of this board
means its snappy and quick, fun for pumping and practicing driveway cutbacks. This model comes with one of two Carver surfskate
truck sets; the dual-axis C7 truck for fluid surfing motion and a wider range of adjustability,
or the reverse kingpin CX truck set for snappy rail-to-rail carving and lighter weight. The Pod Mod comes with our 69mm Roundhouse
Concave wheel, hand poured in our custom 78a formula, and assembled with Carver’s Built-In
ABEC 7 precision speed bearings. This wheel has incredible grip, so you can
lean deep into your carves with complete confidence. Wheelbase is the distance between the trucks,
and it determines how easy it is to initiate a pump, versus how fast you can pump for speed. A longer wheelbase needs more room to pump but has a faster top speed, and flows with wider, more drawn out turns. A shorter wheelbase is easier to pump in a
smaller space with great control, and is snappier with its tighter turning radius. With a 15 1/2 inch wheelbase, the Pod Mod
is a shorter board with ultra snappy and manueverable performance, responding quickly to rail forces
for the most progressive type of wrap around surfing. To watch more videos, get tech info, or shop
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