DEEP SURF MIMICRY
ABOUT SWELLTECH SURFSKATE
A SURF SKATE PARADIGM SHIFT
THE SWELLTECH TRUCK
The 2019 SwellTech trucks are designed to mimic the movement of a surfboard by having a completely free motion front truck, with a more rigid standard truck in the rear. The free motion front truck mimics the unlimited movement of a surfboard -pump for speed and turn in any direction- while the rear truck acts as a stabilizing pivot point, like the fins in a surfboard.
In the beginning
A concept of motion becomes an entirely new skate truck
10+ years ago we started by studying the motion of a surfboard and comparing that to what the standard carving truck was missing: A surfboard can carve in any direction (even without lifting the nose) and with the help of lateral motion, a surfboard can pump for speed.
Frequently asked questions:
- Well it carves sharp, that means it easily gets speed wobble, right? A: NO! Our SwellTech trucks self correct and stay centered at high speeds instead of getting the shakes. Our boards have been tested at 45mph with no wobbles.
- Since it carves at huge angles, does it get wheel bite? A: Nope, the 2020 SwellTech trucks have stops built into them that stop the truck from pivoting before the wheels are able to touch the deck.