I can't be serious enough about this. What happened to him was totally preventable. He said he was bombing the hill and about 20-30 feet in front of him the van came out and blocked the entire street. When he went to turn around it, the driver mistook which way he was going and reversed to get out of his way, putting the side panel right where he was going. He either could have stepped off and chased the board, or foot braked to almost no speed [and probably pulled a sharp turn at the end to prevent the wreck] and not be in a cast with a fucked up face.
Does anyone know a good board for cruising? I was looking into a Landyacht Battleaxe but I was wondering if that was my best bet. Not looking for a hardcore downhill board but more of a board that can go fast for longer periods of time on flat with decent turning. (i.e at least a 90 degree turn)
hmmm never really looked at this years battle axe. they really did it good this year, w concave and a nice snappy ride. Shit I wish I had one for pushing around, looks like a pretty versatile board.
What would the pricing be about for that setup? They have the same setup as this:
at my local skateshop but with Monster wheels instead of Zombie for about $250. Is that a little steep in price?
$50 50 Caliber trucks
$5 Bearing Spacers
Thats how I'd set it up personally. And its only $241. Well add like $5 for some bolts. I don't like bear trucks, I own a set. They kill venom bushings with their super restrictive seats and I don't care for rake in hangers. Caliber makes a really nice truck with a beefy hanger and straight axles, its quality and highly raved about.
Would a Landyachtz store carry all of those parts you think? Or would I have to order them?
Just got this today, my first longboard
The other night, I was walking to my car in the school's parking garage and one of my class mates let me try his out. Fucking awesome. Thinking about buying one for next summer or maybe practice during the winter.
Someone want to recommend me a board?
Last night me and three friends bombed a few hills. Shit was fun until some asshole with his lights off decides to almost run us down.
Oh my god. Abec 11 classic thane slides so awesome, loving these pink powerballs.
Today I painted my deck. It's now Jake from AT stretching his arm into clouds on the other end. Will post pics sometime tomorrow once it's dried and clear coated.
Just ordered this exact thing.
(got it for cheaper)
I want something to cruise and I live near a ton of hills, what should I get? I have prorblems with speed wobbles. Looking for distance, ~200$ price range.
Might I suggest
http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/...productID=1329 ~ 78a
Not sure if you need grip tape and I can't seem to find any bearing spacers on the site but those are $5 and you won't need them right away but when you want to slide make sure you get a set. Trust me your gonna want to slide to slow down.
Ah here they are
http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/...productID=1379 8x10 is what you need.
This setup may be a little over $200 but it'll be worth it in my opinion.
Latest Abec11 video, sick shredding man.
Thanks man, going to look in to it and most likely get it, ill post here if/when i get it. :D
Anyone here that is knowledgeable with truck design and whatnot?
I need advice for my design for push-rod suspension trucks.
So I started work on a Shlongboard today and I'd say it was going well.
I've already replaced the wheels with my old mindless bandits.
Still to do:
- Get angled risers to increase turning.
- Either cut some cut-outs or sand wheel wells (Still need to work out which)
This is my first go at building a shlongboard so i'm open to criticism/suggestions.
Sorry about the awful pictures, taken with my iPhone then shamelessly rehosted from my facebook.
So today me and two friends went to skate at an indoor skatepark. It was my first time there, but they've both gone before. So many people were asking me what I was riding, and a good lot complimented my art.
Longboarding looks like a lot of fun. I skateboarded on and off these past years and I kind of want to try out longboarding now instead.
Question of the day; I need to get new bushings for my Black 180s on my Robot, I'm thinking 85a's, but what shape? I'm leaning towards cylinders.