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    Thread: Longboarders!!!

    1. 08-15-2007 07:29 PM #151
      That was my first and i'm lookin' for a replacement that is much stiffer and far better for bombin' the hills. Thanks for the links

    2. 08-16-2007 01:46 PM #152
      Quote, originally posted by MC-GTi06 »


      Sector 9 secrets bamboo

      looking at getting one of these. Is it a good board? I snowboard, wakeboard, and skateboarded(back in '90-92) would this be a good beginer board?

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      08-16-2007 04:57 PM #153
      Hey guys I have a few gravity boards in stock @ http://www.BZBOARDSPORTZ.com
      Vw vortex members can get 10% off, just type in VWVORTEX10 during the checkout!
      Lemme know if you have any questions....we will take care of ya
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    4. 08-17-2007 08:28 PM #154
      Quote, originally posted by Rien »
      looking at getting one of these. Is it a good board? I snowboard, wakeboard, and skateboarded(back in '90-92) would this be a good beginer board?

      Not sure, I'm a beginner Myself, I love it, tons of fun, but don't know if it is the best/worst because Its the first longboard I've ever riden

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      08-20-2007 04:25 PM #155
      Sector 9 stuff is not bad.. it's the Ikea of longboarding, but the quality is generally fine. Once you get into it more, you'll learn how many options there are for your second board
      A great online shop is http://www.milehighskates.com

    6. 08-31-2007 03:40 PM #156
      I roll on a Comet 48" Pintail, Randall 150's, and some beat up Kryptonics Classic K's. Sliding really wears down your wheels!

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      09-01-2007 07:01 PM #157
      here are a few shots my dad and brah have got of me . the gullwings trucks on my board are super fun and work great in a bowl . I cant remember the model name but they are essentially 2 sets of trucks stacked ontop of eachother . the board sits abot a inch and a half higher than normal trucks which is weird at first.



      starting em out young ... 11 months


    8. 09-02-2007 02:16 PM #158
      ^^^ some great pics,
      iv got a sector nine my girl bought me for my birthday and love it, dont know the name being its in my trunk and im not goin out there to check.
      its got carbon fiber and fiberglass in it , wanted to see what you guys think of this type of board

      also, does anyone have any suggestions for someone wanting to learn to slide? im going to be making gloves soon.
      -vinny


      Modified by vw_bmx at 2:20 PM 9-2-2007

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      09-04-2007 01:58 AM #159
      I've got a real jones for a longboard because of this thread. Never skated before but surfed a bit in Hawaii in vacation and fell in love. Too bad I live in Iowa. I've got decent balance already from years of crappy snowboard riding starting when I was 10. I'm looking for a good starter board for carving and cruising, hoping to recreate that surf feel. I've heard kracked skulls boards are amazing, but I am open to suggestions if any of you have em. Hoping to keep the price below $150 or so for a complete.

    10. 09-04-2007 05:35 AM #160
      gravity 47" hyper carve blitz.. ive got it ..totally digg it.. cant stop riding.. i ride everyday for at least two hours...
      http://www.gravityboard.com

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      09-09-2007 02:34 PM #161
      finnally got pics of my board
      sector 9 deck with rII trucks(stock bushings) and sector 9 65mm 78a wheels




      i want to use my board for cruising and doing tight turns with moderate speeds, i'm gonna flip my hanger back to normal and what else should i do? bushings, deck, etc?
      and how tight should i put the truck's king pin?

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      09-09-2007 11:27 PM #162
      Here is my rig...Riding an Arbor Pin Tail, Randal 180s, Bones Swiss, and Gumballs



      Not too many hills where I am, so I have not ridden that much...
      Yes, I do have gear, but these were taken in front of my house doing a couple of passes



      Modified by BigWaveDave at 8:30 PM 9-9-2007

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      09-10-2007 12:05 AM #163
      just picked this up today, and im loving it!!!! rolling shots soon to come



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      09-10-2007 08:19 AM #164
      Had a pretty big longboard meet this weekend. We all dress up in dress shirts and ties and bomb through downtown Toronto, around cars, through traffic. Go from uptown to downtown, it was awesome. This is my 4th year doing this. The turnout this year was just amazing... On to the pics
      Edit: for some reason the water marks say 2006












      Modified by veector at 8:27 AM 9-10-2007


      Modified by veector at 8:30 AM 9-10-2007
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    15. 09-10-2007 09:08 AM #165
      I have a couple friends that go to that, looks epic!

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      09-10-2007 12:28 PM #166
      that is awesome, wish we had something like that here

    17. 09-11-2007 06:09 PM #167
      thats nuts wish i lived round that area
      -vinny

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      09-13-2007 03:20 AM #168
      landyachtz DH, Bears, 3dm 75mm avilas, FKD 7 golds

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      09-16-2007 01:03 AM #169
      I have a dregs molly. Seems to be not a lot of love for dregs or biker in general from some people, but I like the board, it has a cool oldschool kind of shape. Not a huge fan of the invader trucks, but they work for now.

      Anybody else seem to get cut off by cars a lot? I prefer to go out and skate in the middle of the night when there are only a few or no cars on the streets. So much more fun that way.
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    20. 09-16-2007 09:50 PM #170
      Anyone out there have a new Never Summer longboard? They are kind of pricey but I hear they have a three year warranty which is pretty much unheard of.

    21. 09-22-2007 08:23 PM #171
      I just picked up a Sector9 longboard last weekend and I LOVE IT!!! I haven't been on a skateboard in 13yrs and I cant stay off this thing. The wife digs it too so she'll be getting one next spring [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      The board

      And me enjoying it!!

    22. 09-23-2007 07:36 PM #172
      Quote, originally posted by s-rocc »
      I have a dregs molly. Seems to be not a lot of love for dregs or biker in general from some people, but I like the board, it has a cool oldschool kind of shape. Not a huge fan of the invader trucks, but they work for now.

      Anybody else seem to get cut off by cars a lot? I prefer to go out and skate in the middle of the night when there are only a few or no cars on the streets. So much more fun that way.

      im the exact way dude.
      i usually try to go out 4 or5 times a week at like 11 my buddies usually go at like 5 in the afternoon
      -vinny

    23. 09-24-2007 01:56 PM #173
      i had this sector 9 which had a really beautiful design in the bottom... but to me wasn't a GREAT board. It was good, but not great. So I sold it and I'm getting a Loaded



      Modified by danny_16v at 1:59 PM 9-24-2007
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      09-25-2007 02:26 AM #174
      i needs new bearings. i got sand in em from this summer...oh well. anyone in pittsburgh, specifically oakland/squirrel hill area? i wanna bomb schenley park

    25. 09-26-2007 06:02 PM #175
      dts deck with some 9" indys and powell-perralta mini cubics.
      lib tech deck that needs a new truck/wheel set up.

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