1. Post #81
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    @Takkun10, im going to a slide jam in march and apparently Chris O'Brian is going, maybe i will get to met him
    Real nice guy, hella good at toeside slides. Bought a set of tweakers off him at the last dc jam.

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    I need harder wheels for sure.
    s9 78a is so grippy.
    Go with some 81a classic thane freerides by Abec 11. Or try these out ~
    http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merch...egory_Code=VLW

    I want to try a set really bad, heard they're the tits.

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    What's a good deck for cruising/sliding/freestyle?

    My Evo is great for cruising and downhill, sometime in the future I want to get a deck with some life.
    Symmetrical, One direction? I honestly really like my greaseshark hybrid so I'd reccomend looking at the greasehammer since its a tad smaller and is suppose to be the tits for freeride and downhill. If not than checkout the arbor vugenhaussen, its a omnidirectional dh freeride board. I'm into top mounts at the moment haha. If your thinking drop decks just say so.

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    I'm willing to spend $250, and I'd like something big enough to the point where I'm able to hit higher speeds. I like all the tricks and stuff, but I want to focus on high speeds.

    That annika looks sick though!
    I'd get a really stiff, one direction top mount speed board. They're is just so much to choose from with $250 haha I'll give it some thought and put together a sweet ass build.
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  2. Post #82
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    Symmetrical, One direction? I honestly really like my greaseshark hybrid so I'd reccomend looking at the greasehammer since its a tad smaller and is suppose to be the tits for freeride and downhill. If not than checkout the arbor vugenhaussen, its a omnidirectional dh freeride board. I'm into top mounts at the moment haha. If your thinking drop decks just say so.
    I'm not very familiar with other types of boards, but I'm guessing on symmetrical. What is omnidirectional? I'd definitely consider drop-decks.
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  3. Post #83
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    I'm not very familiar with other types of boards, but I'm guessing on symmetrical. What is omnidirectional? I'd definitely consider drop-decks.
    Omnidirectional is symmetrical haha basically no matter how you set it down or ride you have the same setup on both ends. I'd look at the switchblade, I love mine to death but I haven't shown it much love lately because I ride my top mount to much.

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    Or checkout the Soda Factory lambchop, people are fucking crazy about soda factory.

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    http://www.samskates.com/longboards/clutch-lambchop-39

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    its a beautiful deck.
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  4. Post #84
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    Omnidirectional is symmetrical haha basically no matter how you set it down or ride you have the same setup on both ends. I'd look at the switchblade, I love mine to death but I haven't shown it much love lately because I ride my top mount to much.

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    Or checkout the Soda Factory lambchop, people are fucking crazy about soda factory.

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    http://www.samskates.com/longboards/clutch-lambchop-39

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    its a beautiful deck.
    That is a beaut, I'll def. consider that first choice when I have the cash.
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  5. Post #85
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    That is a beaut, I'll def. consider that first choice when I have the cash.
    Lambchop is my recommendation, it can go fast and get slidways with ease.
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  6. Post #86
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    nobody seems to have answered my suggestion request
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  7. Post #87
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    My package arrived about an hour ago.

    And it got really warm and sunny after it got here. The world just wants me to ride, so I will not dissapoint it.
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  8. Post #88
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    What's the flex like on your boards? I have a custom 2 ply so of course there's some sag on a 36 inch board.

    I want to try a stiffer board sometime soon to see if itll make a difference in my riding. I feel like my hobbling up and down on my board slows me down a bit.
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  9. Post #89
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    What's the flex like on your boards? I have a custom 2 ply so of course there's some sag on a 36 inch board.

    I want to try a stiffer board sometime soon to see if itll make a difference in my riding. I feel like my hobbling up and down on my board slows me down a bit.
    My Evo is 11 ply, absolutely no flex. Kind of a bummer for free-riding, but for downhill I couldn't trust any deck as much as this one.



    Finished assembly, time for the maiden ride.





    Already ruined the paintjob. Oh well, nothing I can't fix.

    Money well spent. Now I can pump and for the first time got speed wobbles during a turn. Nothing serious, kept it in line all the way through the turn.
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  10. Post #90
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    Dude dont worry about your paintjob aka dont paint it every time you thrash it, thats what its suppost to look like, it shows you put love into it
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  11. Post #91
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    Dude dont worry about your paintjob aka dont paint it every time you thrash it, thats what its suppost to look like, it shows you put love into it
    I want to get her pin-striped though. Not really a big deal I guess, it's going to be normal wear and tear.

    I got my first compliment on it after bombing a hill. An older guy who was walking his German Shepherd saw me bomb the hill and when I walked back up I went past him on the other side of the street, and he said "Nice board!" "I'd need some handlebars if I was gonna get one."
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  12. Post #92
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    nobody seems to have answered my suggestion request
    quote it for me since I'm lazy.

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    I want to get her pin-striped though. Not really a big deal I guess, it's going to be normal wear and tear.

    I got my first compliment on it after bombing a hill. An older guy who was walking his German Shepherd saw me bomb the hill and when I walked back up I went past him on the other side of the street, and he said "Nice board!" "I'd need some handlebars if I was gonna get one."
    put stickers on scratches, thats what I always do

    Edited:

    What's the flex like on your boards? I have a custom 2 ply so of course there's some sag on a 36 inch board.

    I want to try a stiffer board sometime soon to see if itll make a difference in my riding. I feel like my hobbling up and down on my board slows me down a bit.
    2 ply?? What? Thats insane.
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  13. Post #93
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    put stickers on scratches, thats what I always do
    I have too much OCD to have stickers in random places.

    I got a set of 14.5" Rib Bones today, so I'll put them on tomorrow as well as my new bushings.
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  14. Post #94
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    Height: 6'
    Age: 16
    Weight: 210lbs
    Preferred Style: just riding
    Topography of where you plan to skate: I live in North Dakota, I've never seen a hill in my life.
    Budget: 200 dollars and under

    I was actually looking at this: http://store.originalskateboards.com/pintail40.aspx
    What do you guys think?
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  15. Post #95
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    I have too much OCD to have stickers in random places.

    I got a set of 14.5" Rib Bones today, so I'll put them on tomorrow as well as my new bushings.
    Its really if you have a design, you dont want to mess it up with stickers, but if you have a plain graphic its fine, but then again, its no stickers or a fucking shit ton

    I got my first compliment on it after bombing a hill. An older guy who was walking his German Shepherd saw me bomb the hill and when I walked back up I went past him on the other side of the street, and he said "Nice board!" "I'd need some handlebars if I was gonna get one."
    I love the old people, one time after seeing the same old lady multiple times in the same week, she was explaining to me how she once had an original pintail, i mean, what a fucking beast.
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  16. Post #96
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    Just got my put my new bushings on and and got them set up.

    I will forever remember that bushings make all the difference.

    I think I could slalom now, I could barely turn before.

    Hell, I couldn't imagine getting wheel-bite before, it might even be a possibility now.
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  17. Post #97
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    Height: 6'
    Age: 16
    Weight: 210lbs
    Preferred Style: just riding
    Topography of where you plan to skate: I live in North Dakota, I've never seen a hill in my life.
    Budget: 200 dollars and under

    I was actually looking at this: http://store.originalskateboards.com/pintail40.aspx
    What do you guys think?
    If you have absolutely no hills in your area than maybe original wouldn't be bad. They are actually really fun to carve on not going to lie but do not fit my personal style at all, I know little to nothing about carving machines. You should look at dancers since who doesn't like flat land tricks and dancing when you have no hills.
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  18. Post #98
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    Do you guys mix bushings? Like cone and barrel?

    I'm trying to find a good setup.
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  19. Post #99
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    Do you guys mix bushings? Like cone and barrel?

    I'm trying to find a good setup.
    I mix cones and barrels, but I haven't noticed any difference with standard bushings.
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  20. Post #100
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    Do you guys mix bushings? Like cone and barrel?

    I'm trying to find a good setup.
    I use a cone barrel combo up front and barrel barrel in the back for my freeride/dh setup. On my switchblade I rock cone barrel all around. I think my dh/freeride combo is perfect jack of trades for me at least, can ride switch with it pretty easy.
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  21. Post #101
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    let's try this again:

    Age: 15
    Height: 5ft. 2in.
    Weight: 105 lbs
    Style: Mainly commuting, want to learn downhill and sliding.
    Topography: Hometown is mainly flat but large hills and straights near me
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  22. Post #102
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    let's try this again:

    Age: 15
    Height: 5ft. 2in.
    Weight: 105 lbs
    Style: Mainly commuting, want to learn downhill and sliding.
    Topography: Hometown is mainly flat but large hills and straights near me
    http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merch...egory_Code=CLS

    Greasehammer is great for guys your height. I know the price is a bit steep but if you know anything about skateboards you can build a pretty rad setup and not just get the complete. If I was you I'd get the greaseshark (viscous griptape), 50 degree calibers, $10 bearings, and wheels I guess some abec 11 81a zigzags would be a great all around wheel, they have a nice slide.

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    it will be a tad expensive because the board is new but I think its perfect for your size and what you want to do. I'm 6'1 and have the grease shark which is a longer version and I think its just dandy for me.
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  23. Post #103
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    do you have any suggestions for bi-directional boards?
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  24. Post #104
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    do you have any suggestions for bi-directional boards?
    arbor vugenhausen

    I'd really like to get one myself but I'm in love with my Night Darkshark.
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  25. Post #105
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    a few days ago when it snowed here in kent I took the wheels and the axle (I think thats what its called???) off my skateboard and used it as a sled/snowboard
    works surprisingly well, with the upturned edge and smooth underside makes going fast dangerously easy
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  26. Post #106
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    what wheels would you guys recommend for relaxed, flat land riding that slide real easy for shuv its and the like

    i have some orangatang 4pres' at the moment but theyre getting old and i feel like i could do with something slightly slidier, mine are the 80a ones i think

    they'd be going on a dervish if that makes a difference
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  27. Post #107
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    arbor vugenhausen

    I'd really like to get one myself but I'm in love with my Night Darkshark.
    what about drop-throughs?

    I'm sorry if I'm being annoying I want to have a variety to choose from before I set my heart on something.
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  28. Post #108
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    what wheels would you guys recommend for relaxed, flat land riding that slide real easy for shuv its and the like

    i have some orangatang 4pres' at the moment but theyre getting old and i feel like i could do with something slightly slidier, mine are the 80a ones i think

    they'd be going on a dervish if that makes a difference
    Hmmm flat land sliding is a tough one, I'd try the volante wheels by comet. I heard they're the tits.

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    what about drop-throughs?

    I'm sorry if I'm being annoying I want to have a variety to choose from before I set my heart on something.
    You have so much to choose from drop through wise, I personally have a landyachtz switchblade, I like the look of the dragula, jati makes one, you can literally browse for hours on them. Most drop throughs have drops for pockets or they don't. I like the pockets because they lock you in pretty well but nothing beats the feeling of a topmount for me.
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  29. Post #109
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    almost hit two geese at 35mph today, was a very interesting experience.
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  30. Post #110
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    almost hit two geese at 35mph today, was a very interesting experience.
    Fucking geese, man.

    They always congregate in a group of 15-30 on one the paved trails near me.

    I hate having to evade their shit piles.
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  31. Post #111
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    Fucking geese, man.

    They always congregate in a group of 15-30 on one the paved trails near me.

    I hate having to evade their shit piles.
    The funniest part of it was that they didn't move at all, they pretty much stared at me as I rode by almost hitting them with that don't give a fuck look. Fearless assholes.
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  32. Post #112
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    you know what sounds fun

    dropping acid and longboarding
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  33. Post #113
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    you know what sounds fun

    dropping acid and longboarding
    Not sure if I would try longboarding on acid, but smoking and boarding go hand-in-hand.
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  34. Post #114
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    http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_1541.JPG
    http://filesmelt.com/dl/IMG_1562.JPG
    Took some pics of my friend while we were boarding all over.

    He was Lebowski on here.
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  35. Post #115
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    Took some pics of my friend while we were boarding all over.

    He was Lebowski on here.
    Are you the red triangle, the blue triangle, or the green circle?
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  36. Post #116
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    Are you the red triangle, the blue triangle, or the green circle?
    Guess I need to find other hosting :/

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  37. Post #117
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    you know what sounds fun

    dropping acid and longboarding
    shrooms makes the experience so much more fun, I've longboarded on a lot of drugs. Shrooms was by far my favorite.

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    By far adderall makes you the best skater ever, took some around 2pm for a big test I had and I was still feeling it once I got home so I went skating. Never have I felt so in control and had so much time in my slides, I really need to pop one of these before a slide jam.
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  38. Post #118
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    Not sure if I would try longboarding on acid, but smoking and boarding go hand-in-hand.
    i will experiment in future and report back here
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  39. Post #119
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    i will experiment in future and report back here
    have you done acid before?
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  40. Post #120
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    I have absolutely no respect for people who think "Downhilling while high/drunk/tripping etc is soo radd mann", cause cmon, get a fucking life. Adam Colton for example, one of the god damn best skaters on the fucking planet, has never done drugs or ever will, look at him, probably one of the most successful longboarders you will ever see, no company will want to sponsor you if you just like getting stoned every weekend to shittily longboard.They want to hire someone who shows improvement as well as the want for improvement. I fucking hate it when people come to slide jams high/drunk, hopefully you wont either

    and btw i just lost most of my respect for takkun

    and fine call me some naive little kid, but hey, i fucking love the sport, if you want to ruin it for yourself, and your friends then be my guest.
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