Carver Grey Ray Complete Surfskate Complete – 9 3/8” x 27.5″
If a locker board/pocket rocket is what you’re after then the Grey Ray doesn’t disappoint, when paired with the CX truck kit, you tight circles you can weave on this board are unreal, just as fluid as cutting back up & down the face of a wave. Meanwhile you can easily pump the deck from rail to rail & generate momentum going forwards with ease.
A true mini minus the silly wheelbase width found on Pennies & clones.
The 27.5” Grey Ray was inspired by the super short blunt-nosed boards shaped by Bob Simmons in the late 1940’s, considered to be the father of the modern shortboard surfboard. For our skateboard version this means you get a shorter, lighter board with a wider nose right over the truck so you can place your foot as far forward as you want with full support all the way to the tip.
Without any extra weight past that, the deck is lighter and easier to throw around, making pumping this mini fast and easy. And unlike most short decks, this one is plenty wide throughout with a proper kick tail so you get the full leverage and support under your feet. Just like the surfboard version, this little board rides like a much larger board, which is why this progressive/retro model has quickly become a staff favorite, finding it’s way into all of our backpacks and car trunks.
Because of the short wheelbase it’s at its best when pumped in small, tight spaces, easily generating speed from a standstill and maintaining continuous carving. It rules in driveways and curb cuts, where you can make your own mini wave machine, like having a micro-skatepark on every sidewalk.