Smoothstar skateboards are arguably one of the world’s best surf training tools, helping to improve technique, body position and flow on a wave. The SmoothStar secret is in the design and specially engineered Thruster Device that goes into every product. The SmoothStar product replicates the surf feel because the front truck has a special turning device called the SmoothStar Thruster. The Thruster makes the front of the board loose so the board can turn and drive off the back trucks – the same as you would with surfboard rails and fins… the feel is “rail-to-rail” surfing on land. The turns are not sharp, floppy or stiff – they are “Smooth” but as radical as you want them to be hence the name “SmoothStar”. Smoothstar skateboards have the closest feel to surfing outside the water. At Vertigo Surf we have several smoothstar boards in store and a demo model available if you want to give it a blast!