Wheelbase: 14 in
Front Truck: 40° baseplate,hanger
Rear Truck: 0° baseplate,hanger
A Pumping Cruiser Based on the Cory Lopez Twisted Fin
This board has the same deck as the Twisted Fin, but has a different set of HST Trucks, making it more stable and easier to pump.
Pro surfer Cory Lopez designed the original Twisted Fin to be a training device for serious surfers. However that model can be a challenge for some. The OC Hula uses the same deck shape, but instead of HST 40°/200mm trucks, we've use an HST 40°/180mm truck in the front and an HST 0°/160mm truck in the rear. This gives the OC Hula more stability and greater pumpability than the Cory Lopez Twisted Fin.
HST trucks are not swivel trucks. Unlike many surfskate trucks, our patented HST trucks use stiff springs and wavecams to provide rotation and control. With these boards, most of the pumping action is driven by your back leg/foot, not your front.
The concave and swallow kick-tail allow you to get leverage on the deck for tail washes and 180s.
HST Trucks are different
Most skateboard trucks have flexible bushings which allow them to flex and rotate. Our patented HST Trucks use stiff springs and spherical wave cams that translate axle rotation into spring compression. These massive springs store the energy then give right it back to you. You don't need to lift the front to turn, just turn the board. HST trucks have smooth consistent rotations. The springs give strength and stability that enable the wheels to glide over road imperfections like you wouldn't believe.
Rotation and Lean
Our patented HST Trucks were designed to simulate a surfboard on water. Do not expect them to feel like other skateboard trucks. They are so responsive that some people call them loose.
Our trucks rotate up to 20° in both directions and lean up to 30°. This movement is much greater than most other skateboard trucks.
When you turn on HST Trucks, you feel like you are riding on an airplane wing in a banked turn. You get the sense that you are riding on the edge of your board, much like it feels to ride on a snowboard or a surfboard.
They also give just enough of a snappy return to center and truly feel like surfing.
To learn more about HST trucks and our progressive truck system, click here.
Same Lean, Different Rotation
With our HST truck system, you can purchase trucks with three different pivot angles. You can see that our three baseplates provide the same amount of lean. You can also see that the 0° truck does not rotate at all. The 20° truck rotates about 10° in each direction and the 40° truck rotates about 20° in each direction .