1. Post #161
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    Gave all the bearings another lube-up and that seems to have really reduced the sound, so when I order some new wheels, I'll add a cleaning kit.
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  2. Post #162
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    I've had my cruising board for a while but I'm looking for something that can handle slides as well as still be relatively compact. Like 34-38"?

    The rest of my kit is Abec 11 70's flashbacks, Randall 180 trucks (which are fabulous) And some secter 9 abec 9 bearings (stainless steel). I way about 55kg and height wise I am 170 cm.

    Any help would be a lifesaver.

    What about this? http://www.cometskateboards.com/stor...products_id=71
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  3. Post #163
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    I know I'm late to the game, but I figured since I'm new to this thread I'll put in my two cents. I could give two fucks if you smoke weed, as long as you don't do it around me and you're enjoying the sport. It's not like they're giving the sport a bad name.

    Anyways! Continue with the awesomeness that is longboarding!
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  4. Post #164
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    I know I'm late to the game, but I figured since I'm new to this thread I'll put in my two cents. I could give two fucks if you smoke weed, as long as you don't do it around me and you're enjoying the sport. It's not like they're giving the sport a bad name.

    Anyways! Continue with the awesomeness that is longboarding!
    stop with this. being late to thread doesen't count, you'll start another shit storm
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  5. Post #165
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    I've decided that I dislike top mounts. I think it's cause of my short legs. I can't get a good kick that will let me coast long enough :/

    Also disliking stiffer decks because of how much bumpier the ride is for me.
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  6. Post #166
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    Florida is notoriously flat. What part are you in? I hope there are some parking garages around you.
    I live near orlando ( I can see fireworks from disney at night) . I'll be on the lookout for parking garages, but all I'm around is houses pretty much.

    Before I get an opportunity to get into long boarding, I might try skateboarding again, the last time I went skateboarding it was really hot and the skate park wasn't the great, nobody was there. After that bad experience, I stopped.
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  7. Post #167
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    That's awesome. Unfortunately there's literally nowhere near me that would have roads as long and interesting as this.
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  8. Post #168
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    Almost ate shit in front of a woman walking her kid in a stroller at the bottom of a hill after school today, hit 30.2mph, went through some pebbles and began to wobble, stood up and spread my arms and regained control.

    I need to find some better hills.
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  9. Post #169
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    I got it on craigslist for $100 with orangatangs/bear trucks a while ago and replaced the bushings(venom red/yellow) and bearings(ebay 5$), great intro to longboarding/DH

    I abuse it erryday and get it soaked/sandy often. I've only lubed the bearings once with lithium grease when I bought them, they still roll great. Thinking of getting a new board and wheels, then painting the trucks in various layered colors for a "jawbreaker" effect once I grind curbs or whatever. Need a new deck since it's starting to splinter and the mounting holes are enlarging, causing it to crabwalk a little. I could get an identical JET board but any cheap alternatives would be nice.

    also Florida has no hills but parking garages can be challenging if you find the right ones
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  10. Post #170
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    That's awesome. Unfortunately there's literally nowhere near me that would have roads as long and interesting as this.
    You gotta look!

    Edited:

    Almost ate shit in front of a woman walking her kid in a stroller at the bottom of a hill after school today, hit 30.2mph, went through some pebbles and began to wobble, stood up and spread my arms and regained control.

    I need to find some better hills.
    Haha second run of my day after work. Going 20-25 getting ready to pull a BIG heelside check, oh wait is that fucking salt patches on the road? Let me just fuck you up and launch you into a superman. Landed on my left shoulder but regained composure to slide on on my pucks and shoes. Probably gonna have a big bruise but fuck it because I got the hell back up and went to town on some toeside checks.

    Edited:

    I live near orlando ( I can see fireworks from disney at night) . I'll be on the lookout for parking garages, but all I'm around is houses pretty much.

    Before I get an opportunity to get into long boarding, I might try skateboarding again, the last time I went skateboarding it was really hot and the skate park wasn't the great, nobody was there. After that bad experience, I stopped.
    You should look at silverfishlongboarding.com in the florida section and see if you can meetup with some orlando riders. They'll teach you how to skate well and all the spots.

    Edited:

    I've decided that I dislike top mounts. I think it's cause of my short legs. I can't get a good kick that will let me coast long enough :/

    Also disliking stiffer decks because of how much bumpier the ride is for me.
    to each his own, try a deck with hemp in it. Its suppose to dampen the ride. Soda factory lambchop is my suggestion.

    Edited:

    I think this would be better
    http://www.cometskateboards.com/stor...products_id=79

    Edited:

    flashbacks are coming in the mail. fucking stoked.
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  11. Post #171
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    this is best watched while falling asleep, so hypnotizing

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  12. Post #172
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    my favorite video at the moment

    or this one, this guys is so gnar
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  13. Post #173
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    August 2010
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    Height: 6"
    Age: Is it really needed?
    Weight: 150
    Preferred Style: Cruising
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Hilly roads
    Budget: 200$
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  14. Post #174
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    Height: 6"
    Age: Is it really needed?
    Weight: 150
    Preferred Style: Cruising
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Hilly roads
    Budget: 200$
    6 inches tall? are you made of lead?
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  15. Post #175
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Height: 6"
    Age: Is it really needed?
    Weight: 150
    Preferred Style: Cruising
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Hilly roads
    Budget: 200$
    By hilly roads, how hilly would that be? Sounds like you'd need something stiff with stable trucks.
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  16. Post #176
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    Got bored tonight, took this:

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  17. Post #177
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    How far can you usually dig into a board before you compromise strength? Like if I were to engrave something?
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  18. Post #178
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    How far can you usually dig into a board before you compromise strength? Like if I were to engrave something?
    Depends on how many plys and what kind of wood.

    I don't think I'd go any farther than an 1/8"
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  19. Post #179
    Don't drunk i'm shoot!
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    By hilly roads, how hilly would that be? Sounds like you'd need something stiff with stable trucks.
    Lods'e pebbles
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  20. Post #180
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    1:00 mark has inspired me to learn stalefishes or whatever the fuck those are called, should take a day or two to get them down at speed
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  21. Post #181
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    I need to find the closest shop possible that stocks Tektons and 85mm Speed Vents.
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  22. Post #182
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    I need to find the closest shop possible that stocks Tektons and 85mm Speed Vents.
    location?
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  23. Post #183
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    location?
    Northern Virginia.

    Dumfries if there's any that close.

    I've tried ecboardco, but their online shop doesn't stock any longboard components, and most others don't have online shops, or even stock anything good.

    I guess I'll have to order all the way from Cali again.

    Edited:

    Daddiesboardshop.com in Oregon stocks them really cheap, but it's not much closer.

    Nevermind, they're even more expensive, they sell wheels in sets of 2 for some reason.

    Edited:

    Screw it, I'm just going to order from TLBS again.
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  24. Post #184
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    Northern Virginia.

    Dumfries if there's any that close.

    I've tried ecboardco, but their online shop doesn't stock any longboard components, and most others don't have online shops, or even stock anything good.

    I guess I'll have to order all the way from Cali again.

    Edited:

    Daddiesboardshop.com in Oregon stocks them really cheap, but it's not much closer.

    Nevermind, they're even more expensive, they sell wheels in sets of 2 for some reason.

    Edited:

    Screw it, I'm just going to order from TLBS again.
    DUDE LONGBOARDSKATER.COM

    takes 2 days to get to southern maryland so around the same time for you

    Edited:

    they have good prices and are my go to shop

    Edited:

    also you going to any of the upcoming dc events? your really close
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  25. Post #185
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    DUDE LONGBOARDSKATER.COM

    takes 2 days to get to southern maryland so around the same time for you

    Edited:

    they have good prices and are my go to shop

    Edited:

    also you going to any of the upcoming dc events? your really close
    Damn, already ordered everything.

    I probably won't be coming to DC this month, unless my dad has an open schedule and wants to go do something (unlikely).

    LongboardSkater doesn't have Tekton bearings or Seismic wheels.

    Edited:

    Actually, next saturday I will be home, I might be able to go.

    Wait a minute... I have a full-face and gloves, and my wheels and bearings should be here by next friday and I'm 18, could I register to race?
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  26. Post #186
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    Damn, already ordered everything.

    I probably won't be coming to DC this month, unless my dad has an open schedule and wants to go do something (unlikely).

    LongboardSkater doesn't have Tekton bearings or Seismic wheels.

    Edited:

    Actually, next saturday I will be home, I might be able to go.

    Wait a minute... I have a full-face and gloves, and my wheels and bearings should be here by next friday and I'm 18, could I register to race?
    No DC races right now, only real event you can actually register for is the ilovedh race in june.
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  27. Post #187
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    No DC races right now, only real event you can actually register for is the ilovedh race in june.
    I really doubt I could attend a race in New York.
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  28. Post #188
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    Plus you need leathers which is expensive as fuck
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  29. Post #189
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    Gonna buy a longboard this summer, most likely this: http://www.bclongboards.dreamhosters.com/boards/moray/

    Mainly for cruising around and stuff, nothing too major
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  30. Post #190
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    Plus you need leathers which is expensive as fuck
    It sucks being late to the game.

    After the session in DC saturday, can other people bomb the hill?

    Also, what the hell is Grab a Grom?
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  31. Post #191
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    It sucks being late to the game.

    After the session in DC saturday, can other people bomb the hill?

    Also, what the hell is Grab a Grom?
    Yeah after the race its going to be a picnic, everyone can skate all day and just have fun. I have no idea what grab a grom is but we are not groms.
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  32. Post #192
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    isn't a Grom another word for a child?


    Are we going to be grabbing children?



    I don't want to do this anymore.
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  33. Post #193
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    isn't a Grom another word for a child?


    Are we going to be grabbing children?



    I don't want to do this anymore.
    Grom is skaters under 16
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  34. Post #194
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    It'll probably be easier for me to go now that I can use "but, family picnic!" as an excuse.
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  35. Post #195
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    This shit is fucking insanity.
    Way to much of a pussy to actually ever try it
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  36. Post #196
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    This shit is fucking insanity.
    Way to much of a pussy to actually ever try it
    Don't let that stop you, I was like that once, then I was given a rip-stick, then a flowboard (which sucked big-time), then I got my Evo.

    There's no going back now.
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  37. Post #197
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    This shit is fucking insanity.
    Way to much of a pussy to actually ever try it
    Whats insane? Grab a grom?
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  38. Post #198
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    I still don't understand the grabbing of teenagers
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  39. Post #199
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    August 2009
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    do fish boards count as longboards even though theyre extremely short

    because i dont know what class they fall into otherwise
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  40. Post #200
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    do fish boards count as longboards even though theyre extremely short

    because i dont know what class they fall into otherwise
    Google Images is showing what I would call a surf-board.
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