1. Post #361
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    Bambo.'s Avatar
    April 2011
    487 Posts
    Holy shit thats a huge budget! Excellent Excellent.

    Now would you prefer something symmetrical or one way pointed, granted you can always ride either deck backwards. I do it all the time. Shit for that much money you have you could get some precision trucks but it'd be overkill right now.

    Edited:



    I can't wait to hear how they slide

    Edited:

    skating at night is sketchy and literally the only time cops stop to talk to me.
    Hey, sorry for the late reply i've been away.

    Hmm, lets go for symmetrical!
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  2. Post #362
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    pavement is going to be a huge issue for me, all of the roads around here blow.
    are there certain wheels that are better for bad pavement by the way?
    Not really, wheels arent really designed for any type of pavement, only because there is bad pavement, and there is good pavement, but on the good pavement there are grippy wheels (for downhill n such) and there are slidey (buttery, icey etc.. Freeride) and acouple other wheels in between
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  3. Post #363
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    April 2009
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    My friend and I are planning on building our own decks, primarily for downhill and a little carving. We have the design and materials down, but we need suggestions on trucks and wheels to use.

    If you need it, our info is as follows:

    Him: 6' 2", 140Lbs
    Me: 5' 2" , 105Lbs
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  4. Post #364
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    January 2012
    4 Posts
    I've been thinking of picking up Longboarding for a while now. Used to skate for a few years and I snowboard so it would be good practice and a decent means of transport, if someone can recommend me something it would be great.

    Height: 5'8"
    Age: 18
    Weight: ~10stone (~150lbs)
    Preferred Style: Cruising, Downhill.
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Southeast England. A fair mix of hilly and flat areas, many gentle slopes.
    Budget: 200-300
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  5. Post #365
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    Starting to get the hang of sliding now.

    I got some good road rash on my back from getting thrown off the board doing a FS slide.
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  6. Post #366
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    I've been thinking of picking up Longboarding for a while now. Used to skate for a few years and I snowboard so it would be good practice and a decent means of transport, if someone can recommend me something it would be great.

    Height: 5'8"
    Age: 18
    Weight: ~10stone (~150lbs)
    Preferred Style: Cruising, Downhill.
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Southeast England. A fair mix of hilly and flat areas, many gentle slopes.
    Budget: 200-300
    Cruising isnt a style its just standing on your board,

    How intense of downhill?
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  7. Post #367
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    everytime I post I get ignored.
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  8. Post #368
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    May 2006
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    everytime I post I get ignored.
    What kind of board are you making?
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  9. Post #369
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    What kind of board are you making?
    wait, what are you asking exactly?
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  10. Post #370
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    November 2008
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    @Adelle
    Drop through?
    Top mount?
    Shape?
    Length/width?
    Goofy/normal/mongo?
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  11. Post #371
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    @Adelle
    Drop through?
    Top mount?
    Shape?
    Length/width?
    Goofy/normal/mongo?

    ah okay.

    Drop through
    Shape: Bi-directional, concave
    Length: mine is going to be 32", still not sure what his will be.
    Width: 10" for both.
    I'm Regular stance, I forgot what he was.
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  12. Post #372
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    November 2008
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    Well here is a bit of information that I was told when a friend and I were building ours.

    You can't go wrong with randalls/paris as if it is youre first as they are cheap but also can be taken to a more advanced setup. If you have a problem with carviness and feel of the trucks it's nothing that bushings can't try and help.

    You may want to get this verified by other members to be sure that this is still a true statement.


    I have a similar ish board. 9.5w and 36l bidirectional drop-through. No concave however it flexes to my weight. With randalls and I have had no problem with them other than pivot cup squeaking.
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  13. Post #373
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    May 2006
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    The Randals are the only trucks I have that feel safe on the Noodlespoon. I'm gonna miss the stability/carvyness.
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  14. Post #374
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    April 2011
    487 Posts
    Did a huge backflip trying to do a toeside slide today, good job i wear a pretty decent helmet!

    Any tips for doing toeside slides? I've kinda got the hang of heelside.

    Man i cannot do standing slides on this arbor koa fish! any tips?
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  15. Post #375
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Did a huge backflip trying to do a toeside slide today, good job i wear a pretty decent helmet!

    Any tips for doing toeside slides? I've kinda got the hang of heelside.

    Man i cannot do standing slides on this arbor koa fish! any tips?
    Commit everytime. Leaning back as much as possible my have you rub up the pavement but you will rarely get table topped. It takes a bit of practice to find your sweet spot but you'll get it. It took a lot of me going ass over tee kettle to get 10ft toeside standup checks.
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  16. Post #376
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    June 2006
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    Are there any specific tips to assist learning to skate switch? Coz everytime I try, I just feel so awkwardly uncomfortable that I end up switching back to regular.
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  17. Post #377
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    Are there any specific tips to assist learning to skate switch? Coz everytime I try, I just feel so awkwardly uncomfortable that I end up switching back to regular.
    riding switch more, you'll get used to it eventually. Just think about how you stand regularly weight distribution wise than try to mimic that switch.
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  18. Post #378
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    May 2006
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    I tried riding switch and dancing on the Evo today.

    Haha, that shit doesn't work out on an Evo.

    I got the Noodle set up today after I found my angled risers.

    It finally feels right. The front has most of the turning, the rear outside wheel doesn't rise off the ground during the slightest turns, and it doesn't "shudder" like it used to.
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  19. Post #379
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    March 2010
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    also I'm recently starting up learning how to skate again, any tips on the ollie?
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  20. Post #380
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    June 2010
    6,357 Posts
    what would happen if i speed checked on a shorty/normal skateboard. also I'm recently starting up learning how to skate again, any tips on the ollie?
    You would speed check much easier than on a longboard.
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  21. Post #381
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    what would happen if i speed checked on a shorty/normal skateboard. also I'm recently starting up learning how to skate again, any tips on the ollie?
    Its half the pop and half the drag, they happen at the same time
    it mostly just takes time like 10 12 hours straight of poping
    What really helped for me is putting white tape on the end where my draging foot lands, helps tell you to drag more

    also watch videos on how to do it
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  22. Post #382
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    January 2012
    4 Posts
    Cruising isnt a style its just standing on your board,

    How intense of downhill?
    Well I just meant riding around for transport rather than a board dedicated to bombing hills. However I want it to be more hill oriented rather than flat-land oriented.
    And the hills vary, there are some I can get to that are like 40degrees+ and some that are a lot less steep. About 10-20degrees.
    I'm just looking for a board that I can use to get around on easy but also ride some fairly intense hills on.
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  23. Post #383
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    January 2012
    170 Posts
    Well I just meant riding around for transport rather than a board dedicated to bombing hills. However I want it to be more hill oriented rather than flat-land oriented.
    And the hills vary, there are some I can get to that are like 40degrees+ and some that are a lot less steep. About 10-20degrees.
    I'm just looking for a board that I can use to get around on easy but also ride some fairly intense hills on.
    Well 'getting around' usually implys wanting to do some freeride, maybe something like a downhill freeride board

    Edited:

    http://lifelonglongboards.com/seeker-overview/
    BUY IT BITCH

    BOUGHT IT BITCH
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  24. Post #384
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    Seeker does look ballin, plus you can ollie it.
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  25. Post #385
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    April 2009
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    what about the rebel
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  26. Post #386
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    what about the rebel
    Looks fun, I'm not a fan of drop through decks but it fits the bill if thats your flavour.

    I really want to make a bombsquad feast or famine setup on some indeesz.
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  27. Post #387
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    June 2010
    6,357 Posts
    I tried my new setup on my old deck. I love topmounts now.
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  28. Post #388
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    I tried my new setup on my old deck. I love topmounts now.
    So much turn, so much quick diveyness, so much control. Topmounts fo lyfe

    Edited:

    fuck i need money for leathers for the ilovedh race in june. i need to get more hours at my job but than that cuts into my skate time fuckkkkkkkk
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  29. Post #389
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    May 2006
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    Just saw this posted on Silverfish.

    http://www.churchillmfg.com/shop/

    I might get a new deck sooner than I thought.
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  30. Post #390
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Churchill makes the ultimate loaner decks because you don't have to give a fuck about your friends curbing them.

    Edited:

    holy shit I didn't know they sold risers. Totally buying some hardware stuff now.

    Edited:

    i wonder how their abec 7 bearings ride.
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  31. Post #391
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    Seeker does look ballin, plus you can ollie it.
    I bought it without the griptape, i want to put vicious on it but then it wont be able to ollie it well
    suggestions?
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  32. Post #392
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    April 2011
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    What are your opinions on the dervish? I kinda want to progress onto a more hardcore board...
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  33. Post #393
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    June 2010
    6,357 Posts
    It's an okay freeride board but definitely too expensive.
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  34. Post #394
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    April 2011
    487 Posts
    Which one would you recommend for sliding and just general usage? I'm pretty much just looking for a excellent all round board.
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  35. Post #395
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    What are your opinions on the dervish? I kinda want to progress onto a more hardcore board...
    I had the dervish for a good portion of my career, it was my first board, its terrible for freeride and freestyle, dance its pretty good, but it has camber, no w, hardly any tails, and is flexy.

    If you are looking to do more freeride which is sliding n such, you'll want a board that has concave, and definitely get some W going. The new Lifelong Seeker is out, its 160 dollars which is relatively cheap, and perfect for Freeride and Freestyle. The W is Amazing. It also has nice kicks for your basic freestyle

    It's an okay freeride board but definitely too expensive.
    The dervish is terrible for freeride.
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  36. Post #396
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    I bought it without the griptape, i want to put vicious on it but then it wont be able to ollie it well
    suggestions?
    Viscious where you plan to place your feet, mob grip or whatever skateboard grip is in the middle so you can slide your foot on those parts and stop before you hit the parts where your feet rest which is pretty much towards the end of the board.

    Edited:

    What are your opinions on the dervish? I kinda want to progress onto a more hardcore board...
    to much flex, no concave, no tails. Its a fun deck and all but loaded is not really a brand I like to recommend or go with.

    Edited:

    BOARD OF THE MONTH: LIFELONG SEEKeR


    haha also you can use the riders names or something for a 5% discount.
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  37. Post #397
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    April 2011
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    I had the dervish for a good portion of my career, it was my first board, its terrible for freeride and freestyle, dance its pretty good, but it has camber, no w, hardly any tails, and is flexy.

    If you are looking to do more freeride which is sliding n such, you'll want a board that has concave, and definitely get some W going. The new Lifelong Seeker is out, its 160 dollars which is relatively cheap, and perfect for Freeride and Freestyle. The W is Amazing. It also has nice kicks for your basic freestyle


    The dervish is terrible for freeride.
    What trucks & wheels would you advise to put on this board? I have completely no idea on what would be best.

    Sorry about asking loads of questions but I don't really have anyone else to ask them...

    Edited:

    thinking about going with the "Premium Config" off their website...

    - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks
    - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green)
    - Abec 5 Bearings
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  38. Post #398
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    Anyone have any tips for heel-side slides and standup slides?

    I think I've almost got toe-sides down.
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  39. Post #399
    FPKawaii's Avatar
    June 2010
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    Anyone have any tips for heel-side slides and standup slides?

    I think I've almost got toe-sides down.
    Keep doing them.

    All day every day.
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  40. Post #400
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    What trucks & wheels would you advise to put on this board? I have completely no idea on what would be best.

    Sorry about asking loads of questions but I don't really have anyone else to ask them...

    Edited:


    thinking about going with the "Premium Config" off their website...

    - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks
    - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green)
    - Abec 5 Bearings
    Yeah, they got a good bunch of set up choices , i would advise getting paris 180s trucks, and Orangatang Orange Baluts(NOTHING BUT ORANGE), and Abec 5 Bearings are fine

    you'll also need some bushing, right now i have venom bushing, which are good for freeride because they are soft, not really downhill though,
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