1. Post #401
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 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
    This setup is money right here. I'm not a fan of otang wheels and I've never ridden paris trucks but I can tell you that Abec11 classic thane 81a has the smoothest slide around and caliber trucks are some of the most stable cast trucks I know of. I'd go with the caliber/abec11 setup if I was you.

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    agreed on the bushing part but use this to get yourself some stuff to play around with, spending $20-30 in bushings can make a hell of a difference in your ride.

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    Anyone have any tips for heel-side slides and standup slides?

    I think I've almost got toe-sides down.
    Practice, practice, practice. Anything standup, don't be afraid to lean back more. When I do heel side slides its almost like I'm sitting on a toilet, thats my analogy and I'm sticking to it.
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  2. Post #402
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    I have the baluts and i have the Abec 11 freerides, the baluts are better, even still, they're both really good wheels, but definately try them both.
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  3. Post #403
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    May 2006
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    I have a problem with kicking out the ass end. I probably need to lean farther away from the board.
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  4. Post #404
    Ladowerf's Avatar
    March 2010
    793 Posts
    hey i'm trying to cop a hybrid longboard/shorty, what about:

    http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin...ds_nyc_sv4.asp
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  5. Post #405
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    May 2006
    2,432 Posts
    I feel kind of bad about learning to slide on Speed Vents.

    Need to invest in some Flashbacks or something.
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  6. Post #406
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    April 2009
    2,292 Posts
    looking at those churchill boards, just made a nice setup for a third the price of the board I was going to buy. The prices are oddly low, can I trust them? Or will it fall apart on the way down the hill?
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  7. Post #407
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    looking at those churchill boards, just made a nice setup for a third the price of the board I was going to buy. The prices are oddly low, can I trust them? Or will it fall apart on the way down the hill?
    They're extremely simple and very mid grade quality from what I remember reading. Like I said, its pretty much the kind of setup you make so you can loan to a friend or just something to thrash the shit out of and not give a shit.

    Edited:

    I feel kind of bad about learning to slide on Speed Vents.

    Need to invest in some Flashbacks or something.
    literally just killed my flashbacks today. Had them exactly a month, and damn did I leave the craziest lines on my local hill today. It was literally covered with thane, I'm debating if I want to buy another set though.

    Edited:

    hey i'm trying to cop a hybrid longboard/shorty, what about:

    http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin...ds_nyc_sv4.asp
    meh, if you go with a NYC company, you gotta go earthwing.

    http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merch...tegory_Code=E9

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    I have the baluts and i have the Abec 11 freerides, the baluts are better, even still, they're both really good wheels, but definately try them both.
    what duro? Just cored my flashbacks and I'm weighing what wheels to try next.
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  8. Post #408
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    Arachnidus's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,544 Posts
    Just preordered a Bustin EQ using the money I've left over from my birthday. No regrets, especially after seeing the videos/hearing first hand impressions.
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  9. Post #409
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    November 2008
    910 Posts
    Still trying to get my hands on a 2011 wolfshark. :/
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  10. Post #410
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    April 2011
    486 Posts
    I'm gunna order myself one of these beasts: http://lifelonglongboards.com/seeker-overview/ with the setup of...

    - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks
    - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green)
    - Abec 5 Bearings

    What do you guys think?
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  11. Post #411
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    what duro? Just cored my flashbacks and I'm weighing what wheels to try next.
    i have orange, and its the greatest thing ever, dont get anything but orange. The baluts are fucking amazing. They're extremely icey, but also very controlled. Definitely get baluts
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  12. Post #412
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    I'm gunna order myself one of these beasts: http://lifelonglongboards.com/seeker-overview/ with the setup of...

    - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks
    - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green)
    - Abec 5 Bearings

    What do you guys think?
    I dig it, get some bushings too. Venom bushings to be exact.

    Edited:

    Just preordered a Bustin EQ using the money I've left over from my birthday. No regrets, especially after seeing the videos/hearing first hand impressions.
    it looks dope, a lot like the arbor vugen

    Edited:

    i have orange, and its the greatest thing ever, dont get anything but orange. The baluts are fucking amazing. They're extremely icey, but also very controlled. Definitely get baluts
    hahaha i was thinking about it than I noticed they're $55 so fuck that I'm probably going to get 73mm CS raceforms in the mythical 80a blue thane.
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  13. Post #413
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    April 2011
    486 Posts
    I dig it, get some bushings too. Venom bushings to be exact.
    I really don't know how to put bushings onto the board, i was thinking of getting the board pre-made and just mailed to me...

    If i just ordered it in parts is it easy to put together?
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  14. Post #414
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    I really don't know how to put bushings onto the board, i was thinking of getting the board pre-made and just mailed to me...

    If i just ordered it in parts is it easy to put together?
    Bushings are super easy man. I'd post a youtube video explaining it but they're all retarded looking. You just take off the nut, take off the hanger, put baseplate bushing in, put hanger back on, put roadside bushing in, tighten the nut. You can look at a video on youtube, its really easy to do.
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  15. Post #415
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    Bambo.'s Avatar
    April 2011
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    Bushings are super easy man. I'd post a youtube video explaining it but they're all retarded looking. You just take off the nut, take off the hanger, put baseplate bushing in, put hanger back on, put roadside bushing in, tighten the nut. You can look at a video on youtube, its really easy to do.
    Sounds pretty cool, so I'll just get the board pre-made then buy the bushings separate and put 'em on myself. What do bushing actually do? prevent wear?
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  16. Post #416
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    Arachnidus's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,544 Posts
    Good gods, anybody know how to put a damned Bones Swiss bearing back together? My friend and I disassembled one of mine to clean it out, and it doesn't want to go back together. We just cleaned the other ones and didn't hand dry them because this one simply won't fit back in. The parts won't mesh, nothing clicks back together. I tried putting the balls in the retainer, then putting the inner racer, and then putting them in as a group in the full racer, but nothing's working.
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  17. Post #417
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    Sounds pretty cool, so I'll just get the board pre-made then buy the bushings separate and put 'em on myself. What do bushing actually do? prevent wear?
    You know how a car has suspension? Thats kind of what they do. Some bushings make them more lively, some make them feel dead, some give you more rebound (bounce back), some give little, some you need more effort to turn, some require next to none. You can have literally endless combinations with the amount of bushing manufacturers and durometers and formulas that are out right now. Personally I like venom bushings and pretty much everyone and their mom does too.

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    Good gods, anybody know how to put a damned Bones Swiss bearing back together? My friend and I disassembled one of mine to clean it out, and it doesn't want to go back together. We just cleaned the other ones and didn't hand dry them because this one simply won't fit back in. The parts won't mesh, nothing clicks back together. I tried putting the balls in the retainer, then putting the inner racer, and then putting them in as a group in the full racer, but nothing's working.
    I'm not sure what to say since I'm having a hard time visualizing whats wrong.
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  18. Post #418
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    Bambo.'s Avatar
    April 2011
    486 Posts
    You know how a car has suspension? Thats kind of what they do. Some bushings make them more lively, some make them feel dead, some give you more rebound (bounce back), some give little, some you need more effort to turn, some require next to none. You can have literally endless combinations with the amount of bushing manufacturers and durometers and formulas that are out right now. Personally I like venom bushings and pretty much everyone and their mom does too.

    Edited:



    I'm not sure what to say since I'm having a hard time visualizing whats wrong.
    Sweet, thanks for all your help bro. I'm off to order a new board! ( and bushings )
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  19. Post #419
    Gentleman Bastard

    October 2008
    141 Posts
    Height: 183cm
    Age: 18
    Weight: 101kg
    Preferred Style: Freeroaming
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Really, really hilly.
    Budget: Preferrably under 200$

    Note: I'm looking for a longboard.

    Note 2: I'm also relatively new to this, so go easy on me..!
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  20. Post #420
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    Sweet, thanks for all your help bro. I'm off to order a new board! ( and bushings )
    http://motionboardshop.com/bushinghelp

    Edited:

    Height: 183cm
    Age: 18
    Weight: 101kg
    Preferred Style: Freeroaming
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Really, really hilly.
    Budget: Preferrably under 200$

    Note: I'm looking for a longboard.

    Note 2: I'm also relatively new to this, so go easy on me..!
    I'm going out, so I'll post something later.
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  21. Post #421
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    hahaha i was thinking about it than I noticed they're $55 so fuck that I'm probably going to get 73mm CS raceforms in the mythical 80a blue thane.

    These are raceforms.
    You still want them?
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  22. Post #422
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    skparagon's Avatar
    February 2007
    736 Posts
    I'm trying to find a board that is basically a hybrid. I can do most of the longboarding things such as carving, mild downhill, sliding, all while being able to ollie and possibly do flip tricks.
    I can't decide between the Earthwing Mini Glider http://blog.muirskate.com/2010/04/ea...ni-glider.html or the Bustin sojourn http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin...rd_details.asp
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  23. Post #423
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    May 2006
    2,432 Posts
    Finally got to board with my dad this weekend.





    He's catching on quickly, already tucking and going 30mph.

    He hurt his ankle while kicking today, so he's probably going to relax for a few days.
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  24. Post #424
    stupid10er's Avatar
    January 2010
    3,540 Posts
    I'm trying to find a board that is basically a hybrid. I can do most of the longboarding things such as carving, mild downhill, sliding, all while being able to ollie and possibly do flip tricks.
    I can't decide between the Earthwing Mini Glider http://blog.muirskate.com/2010/04/ea...ni-glider.html or the Bustin sojourn http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin...rd_details.asp
    miniglider for sure. earthwing is a great company with a great price/quality ratio. bustin's got a bit of a bad reputation, but i've never heard anything ill of earthwing.

    Edited:

    also teslacoil who made your board?
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  25. Post #425
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    July 2007
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    miniglider for sure. earthwing is a great company with a great price/quality ratio. bustin's got a bit of a bad reputation, but i've never heard anything ill of earthwing.
    Earthwing is fantastic, only heard good things of them, but excuse the Bustin fanboy in me for taking exception to the bad reputation bit. They make fine decks, they used to be prone to breaking, that's where the bad rep comes from. The new models are all very, very good. Stiff, so if you want flex, you might want to look elsewhere, but they're still great. Can't go wrong with either companies tbh.
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  26. Post #426
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    May 2006
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    miniglider for sure. earthwing is a great company with a great price/quality ratio. bustin's got a bit of a bad reputation, but i've never heard anything ill of earthwing.

    Edited:

    also teslacoil who made your board?
    My board or my dad's?

    Mine's a Landyachtz Evo. Dad's is a Sik Noodlespoon.

    It's made by TiGuy on Silverfish, he makes custom boards and is starting his own line of decks.
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  27. Post #427
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    January 2010
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    My board or my dad's?

    Mine's a Landyachtz Evo. Dad's is a Sik Noodlespoon.

    It's made by TiGuy on Silverfish, he makes custom boards and is starting his own line of decks.
    ima check him out
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  28. Post #428
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    These are raceforms.
    You still want them?
    So a kid goes into a toeside 180 and fucks up. That doesn't mean their bad wheels, and nothing can be worse than my nersh smoothies. I'm really just wanting to try the race formula 80a.

    Edited:

    I'm trying to find a board that is basically a hybrid. I can do most of the longboarding things such as carving, mild downhill, sliding, all while being able to ollie and possibly do flip tricks.
    I can't decide between the Earthwing Mini Glider http://blog.muirskate.com/2010/04/ea...ni-glider.html or the Bustin sojourn http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin...rd_details.asp
    Bombsquad Feast or Famine.
    http://www.bombsquadlongboarding.com...ine_p/1008.htm

    Double kick, 37.5", plenty of versatility. I'm probably going to make a setup with that for college.

    Edited:

    Earthwing is fantastic, only heard good things of them, but excuse the Bustin fanboy in me for taking exception to the bad reputation bit. They make fine decks, they used to be prone to breaking, that's where the bad rep comes from. The new models are all very, very good. Stiff, so if you want flex, you might want to look elsewhere, but they're still great. Can't go wrong with either companies tbh.
    hahaha I remember those days. Bustins Break. I've never tried their stuff so I can't comment on the quality these days.
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  29. Post #429
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    So a kid goes into a toeside 180 and fucks up. That doesn't mean their bad wheels, and nothing can be worse than my nersh smoothies. I'm really just wanting to try the race formula 80a.
    now im not saying its the wheels fault, im just saying you deciding between icey wheels and grippy wheels. Now if youre looking for grippy wheels, then sure get the raceforms. But if you want to slide get the icey baluts or freerides or whatever
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  30. Post #430
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    July 2007
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    now im not saying its the wheels fault, im just saying you deciding between icey wheels and grippy wheels. Now if youre looking for grippy wheels, then sure get the raceforms. But if you want to slide get the icey baluts or freerides or whatever
    Its more of just trying to find what I like. I'm testing the waters, and milehighskates had them and I needed some new bearings so I figured why not.
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  31. Post #431
    FPKawaii's Avatar
    June 2010
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    My friend wants 86a Baluts for freeride.

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  32. Post #432
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    April 2011
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    Ah shit, I just realised I can only spend 200 ( 316.62 US$ ) cause I forgot I'm paying my parents 50% of the fee to go skiing! fuck!

    I was originally going to go with the premium config http://lifelonglongboards.com/store-seeker.html but i need to shave $32.38 off that setup. What do you guys think?
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  33. Post #433
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Ah shit, I just realised I can only spend 200 ( 316.62 US$ ) cause I forgot I'm paying my parents 50% of the fee to go skiing! fuck!

    I was originally going to go with the premium config http://lifelonglongboards.com/store-seeker.html but i need to shave $32.38 off that setup. What do you guys think?
    Buy the seek by itself for $160, get the rest at longboardskater.com. You'll probably end up saving some cash and have a more customized board.

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    plus you can use the coupon silverfish for 5% off.

    Edited:

    $34 flashbacks, $50 Caliber Trucks, $10 Grip tape, $4 hardware, $10 speedy lunatic bearings, $5 spacers.

    Freeshipping too.

    Edited:

    Plus with that build I just made you have enough left over to buy some bushings to experiment with.
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  34. Post #434
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
    170 Posts
    You'll also should buy it without grip tape and get some vicious on there instead of stock grip tape.
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  35. Post #435
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    May 2006
    2,432 Posts
    I'm thinking my next purchases will be some 80a Centrax's, 86a In Heats, and some angled risers.

    I can never really make up my mind on what I want, so I'll just have to see how much I make in the next couple weeks and decide.
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  36. Post #436
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    April 2011
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    Buy the seek by itself for $160, get the rest at longboardskater.com. You'll probably end up saving some cash and have a more customized board.

    Edited:

    plus you can use the coupon silverfish for 5% off.

    Edited:

    $34 flashbacks, $50 Caliber Trucks, $10 Grip tape, $4 hardware, $10 speedy lunatic bearings, $5 spacers.

    Freeshipping too.

    Edited:

    Plus with that build I just made you have enough left over to buy some bushings to experiment with.
    Holy crap, thanks a lot!
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  37. Post #437
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    So far these CS 73mm 80a raceforms are really nice, a tad choppy since the mold release is taking forever to come off but although they are a tad choppy with the mold they still slide super easy for me. I was pulling 10ft+ like it was easy mode.
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  38. Post #438
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    October 2009
    91 Posts
    2 videos here, first one is of an edit my friend made from this fun hill we found.


    I'm the guy in the white top and black/blue helmet at like :50 , 1:20, 1:28 and 1:30. i gave in to the hype and got some otang baluts. loooove them


    now enjoy this.
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  39. Post #439
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    Levi Green goes hard as fuck.
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  40. Post #440
    Villein's Avatar
    April 2011
    1,186 Posts
    I was wondering if penny skateboards are worth looking at. Anyone have any input on them?
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