Seymour manufacturer keeps skateboarders using smoothly

March 3, 2018 - skateboarding

  • Ryan Casolino, 16, of Branford, models longboard skateboard trucks, hanger, bushings, and baseplate done by Surf-Rodz during JV Precision in Seymour. Photo: Peter Hvizdak / Hearst Connecticut Media / New Haven Register



SEYMOUR — A dark gem tucked divided in a Silvermine Industrial Park is creation a symbol in a “rad” universe of skateboarding.

Surf-Rodz, 71 Cogwheel Lane, is a family-run business formed on assisting recreational and veteran skateboarders have a smoother, faster and some-more sparkling float on 4 wheels.

And those wheels, on that colorful and striking skateboards sit, couldn’t be hold together but a “truck” — a bar between a wheels — that Surf-Rodz specializes in and creates on site.

The business was launched in 2009 and is an appendage of JV Precision Machine, that is run by a Visinski family. The tiny emporium is located within JV’s headquarters.

Andrew Visinski, co-owner of JV, was approached by a crony years ago who happened to be a skateboarding fan and asked Visinski to build something to raise his ride. Already carrying a machines and apparatus during his 42,000-square-foot production space, Visinski was happy to give it a try. Surf-Rodz was innate shortly after, and now is run by Visinski’s 22-year aged daughter, Mikaela.

With skateboarding apropos increasingly popular, and many each city and city from here to California braggadocio a possess movement park, Surf-Rodz is also gaining popularity. And with skateboarding approaching to be combined to a 2020 Summer Olympics lineup, business could be sepulchral here over a subsequent integrate of years.

“The trucks make a skateboards go, and depending on what form we get, a hybrid, a retreat aristocrat pin or normal kingpin, they raise a rider’s performance,” pronounced Andrew Visinski.

The Visinskis were “one of a first” in a courtesy to make a trucks in a rainbow of colors, trimming from lead pinkish and bullion to turquoise blue and emerald green, as against to customary trucks in customary silver. They send a tender trucks out to a tradition anodizing association to move a trucks to life in vital color, and they afterwards come behind to Surf-Rodz for free, tradition cast if a patron chooses that.

Mikaela Visinski, who serves as manager and is operative toward a grade in business government from Southern Connecticut State University, pronounced Surf-Rodz’s products are tip notch, done in a USA and come with a lifetime warranty. The products now are usually accessible online during a company’s website, and are attracting courtesy from skateboarding enthusiasts opposite a country.

The Visinskis are always meddlesome in enhancing their products, and get approach feedback from skateboarders about what they wish in sequence to give them a best ride. They’re also anticipating to horde some events this open and summer during a town’s skateboard park during a Seymour Community Center to showcase their products. They’ve also donated special pinkish skateboards, customized with pinkish trucks, to a town’s Seymour Pink breast cancer initiative’s annual fundraisers.

“Our idea is to be on each skateboard and longboard out there,” Andrew Visinski said.

A skateboarding fan for a past few years, Ryan Casolino, 15, of Branford, recently attempted out a longboard customized with a Surf-Rodz lorry underneath. Ryan pronounced he prefers roving a longboard to a skateboard. Longboards are a longer chronicle of a skateboard and designed some-more for downhill racing, as against to gliding over ramps and sidewalks.

“I like a leisure of roving and going downhill,” Ryan said. “The (Surf-Rodz) lorry helped raise my ride, done me go faster.”

Ryan pronounced a family crony told him about Surf-Rodz, and now he skeleton to revisit a website and check out a rigging for himself.

For some-more information about Surf-Rodz, call 203-377-4902 or email

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