It looks like a normal skateboard but it feels like surfing
As you compress into a bottom turn, the front of the board turns and dips allowing the rider to “drive” through the bottom turn with most of the weight on the back leg and foot. A compression and extension of the body occurs, creating speed and change of direction. The result is one smooth surfing bottom turn.
The "patent" invention and SmoothStar Surfing Reputation
Reputation of SmoothStar
For over 14 years SmoothStar has been known to Australian Surfers as the best surf training product outside the water. However, unless you have tried a SmoothStar, it is hard to understand why it feels so much like surfing.
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 SmoothStar Thruster invention is protected by patents. The turns are not sharp, floppy or stiff – they are “Smooth” but as radical as you want them to be and that is why we call it “SmoothStar”.