The Retro Carve was first released to the outside world in 2004. It’s a crossover between a longboard and old school mini cruiser and was designed for surfsk8 carving style. It’s very responsive and low for maximum connection with the tarmac. We tested this board throughout 2003 on Llangennith’s lovely new tarmac with longboard and shortboard surfers of all ages and abilities. It’s very popular, very smooth and a fantastic ride. Donny’s favourite board for the best part of a decade reckons the Retro Carve is perfection for the back pack rider!!
Riders of 16 stone plus have ridden this board, particularly Guts Griffiths back in 2003. However Donny recommends riders over 12 stone look at the Stinger as a more tolerant board for heavier riders due to its shorter wheelbase.
Please note that only the 15mm TB60, 18mm 5ft Cruiser and 18mm Sidewalk Surfer of our boards are suitable to withstand the latest tricks involving jumping onto or off skateboards. If you wish to do such tricks then please find a board designed for that. Our boards are designed for surfing moves, cruising, carving, hanging 10, switchstance and spinners. The Retro Carve was ridden by Guts Griffiths, the powerful surfer in 2003. However we do not recommend the Retro Carve for heavier riders.We can not refund or replace any board which has been mis used.