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    1. Member Salty VW's Avatar
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      08-31-2010 12:08 PM #401
      I did that to a couple boards a few years back. Makes for a fun little project. A lot of times you can buy a blank deck at your local skate shop for stupid cheap.

      My experience was that they didn't turn particularly sharp, but they were really easy to kick and felt super stable (granted my max speed was maybe 35).
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      09-01-2010 07:29 PM #402
      Quote Originally Posted by dosmas View Post
      ive seen people do that. how does it ride compared to another board.
      Like Salty said, they're stable. Very low center of gravity. Although I don't think I'd go bombing any big hills on it since the wheelbase is still fairly short compared to a longboard. I skated for years, so the low stance is more comfortable to me than a longboard (the middle of mine sits about 2" off the ground). And because of the position of the trucks it has plenty of flex in it, which makes for some good carving. It's not hard to start sliding your turns with a little speed. I'd highly recommend building one. It's super easy and makes for a new interesting ride.
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    3. 09-10-2010 12:18 PM #403
      Quote Originally Posted by classiceuro View Post
      I ride bustin. Had a Sector 9, didn't like it at all. Bustin is based in NY, and has amazing boards. I'm in the process of making my own board too.
      Which board do you ride?

      I'm getting one for commuting to work (subway + 25 minute walk)

      Leaning towards the Strike but the Spliff is intruiging as well

      Gonna stop by the store this weekend, I heard they have demos for every board.

      - no LB experience

    4. 09-13-2010 04:04 PM #404
      Got a Bustin Strike yesterday (great customer service at the Brooklyn store - very friendly and not as elitist as people on silverfish seem to be)

      w/ Randall RII 180 (stock bushings)

      Biltin Bearings

      Retro Zigs Lemon (75mm)


      Holy crap I am a total kook on this thing. Took it to work (NYC) today. Bad idea; need more practice - and a helmet. Definitely much much faster than walking. Right now it's scary fun...hopefully, in a few weeks it becomes fun fun.


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      09-13-2010 11:38 PM #405
      not sure if anyone knows, but how does the flex of the landyachtz drop carve or the rayne vendetta compare to the loaded dervish flex2? a buddy just picked up the dervish and i love the flex, and am trying to find something comparable

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      09-22-2010 09:23 PM #406
      just get a dervish lol. or get the new tan tien like i just did. best board ever

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      10-20-2010 05:09 PM #407
      i just got into long boarding and am rolling on a "layback longboard" that a friend gave me it is crazy old b/c he acquired it in college years ago, so needless to say when i got it, it was a piece of crap. but after wheels, bearings, and some wood work i have a pretty good board lol. I ride in Houston so my friends and i just hit garages up b/c its flat here

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      10-28-2010 05:01 PM #408
      hey guys, i'm currently riding an old, ****ty 'krown' longboard. in the spring, i'm looking to spend a couple hundred bucks on a new board that's decent for downhill carving, commute, and attempting to pull off some dope looking tricks.

      what do you guys suggest? looking to stay on a long-ish board (40 + inches)

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      10-28-2010 09:16 PM #409
      get a loaded and call it a day.
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      02-11-2011 06:19 PM #410
      Well, I wasn't entirely too happy with the way my Madrid was handling so I set out into the garage last night to rummage through some spare parts to see what I could do about it. The bushings closest to the ground (what I call "top bushings") were quite soft to start out with and had gotten so worn out over the years that the trucks really had to be cranked down to keep things stable. This lead to an undesirable "mushy but not turny" feeling. Anyway, I ended up borrowing some medium hardness top bushings from a pair of Indy's that I had. I dunno exactly what's on the bottom but it's a barrel of what seems like medium hardness as well. I also ran across a set of old 64mm 97a re-issue G-bones loaded with an okay set of Bones Swiss bearings that I had totally forgotten about. So I decided to lube the bearings and slap those puppies on, replacing my 65mm mid 80's durometer Commets loaded with Biltins. So now I've got trucks that work again, faster bearings, faster wheels, and I was able to remove 1/4" of rise. I took it for a short ride and I was fairly happy with it. I think I'd probably like some wheels that are more around 90a and maybe some actual longboard trucks, but for now it's still quite a bit better than it was before.





      Oh, and I also found an old stash of stickers recently, many of which made their way to the bottom of my board.



      I miss tinkerin' around with boards. I used to have a whole living room worth of parts and I was constantly swapping things around and trying new setups (that's the modder in me). Great fun. I have a couple of other boards (shorties setup as cruisers) that I'd like to breath some new life into as well. New bushings, bearings, etc.
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      02-11-2011 09:47 PM #411
      I was just pokin' around on some websites lookin' at some new longboards, and is it just me or have they really gone up in price in the past 5-6 years?
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      02-13-2011 07:51 PM #412
      ^^so has the quality and user efficiency.

      board looks good. you ride that in bowls.

      cant wait to skate/longboard again...winter couldnt go by quick enough!! gotta learn how to balance again.
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      02-14-2011 03:50 PM #413
      Quote Originally Posted by dosmas View Post
      ^^so has the quality and user efficiency.
      That's definitely true. I remember when Randalls were about the only affordable and easy to find longboard truck (that didn't have springs in it). I tried a couple and ended up going back to wedged Trackers and Indies just because their build quality was so poor. Decks have also progressed a lot with composites and V-lam and all that. Although I still tend to prefer a traditional maple ply deck.


      Quote Originally Posted by dosmas View Post
      board looks good.
      Thanks! I was beginning to hate it, but with this recent refresh I'm loving it again. Not just style wise but function wise as well.


      Quote Originally Posted by dosmas View Post
      you ride that in bowls.
      I used to ride very mild bowls and small 1/4 pipes and stuff, but right now I'm just cruising on flatland and surfing the occasional bank for the most part. I started skating again last year with some friends, just cruising around at car shows and club meets and such. I would like to get back into some mild skate park stuff though. I just needa' find me some old man knee pads and such before I go breakin' anything.
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      02-17-2011 11:42 AM #414
      nice. definitely ride around at shows and gtg's.

      what ever you got to do...just get out and skate! ive skated with guys double my age

      need to start saving up for a real downhill/slide board for summer. thrash.
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      02-17-2011 06:45 PM #415
      Now if only it would stop raining...
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      02-23-2011 10:53 PM #416
      Got out once for an hour or so last week. So nice to be back out. Even had a cop roll past me while I was skating and didn't say a word.



      I'm going to be living in Manhattan this summer. Are there any groups that ride around the city? I'm fairly novice, but I'm picking it up quickly and would love to find a group to ride around with. I saw the Broadway Bomb Race on youtube and figured there's got to be a big community there.


      Also, what happened to all of the "Skateboarding is not a crime" stickers? I tried to find 'em on line today to buy and throw on my helmet, but can't find them.

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      02-24-2011 11:48 AM #417
      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      Got out once for an hour or so last week. So nice to be back out. Even had a cop roll past me while I was skating and didn't say a word.
      Do you usually have problems with cops in your area when you're just cruising? We usually don't here, although back in the day I spent enough time on 4 small wheels to have some pretty crazy cop/security guard stories.

      Quote Originally Posted by 22AudiQ View Post
      Also, what happened to all of the "Skateboarding is not a crime" stickers? I tried to find 'em on line today to buy and throw on my helmet, but can't find them.
      Good place to start: http://www.skateboardingisnotacrime.com/
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      02-24-2011 12:27 PM #418
      Quote Originally Posted by Salty VW View Post
      Do you usually have problems with cops in your area when you're just cruising? We usually don't here, although back in the day I spent enough time on 4 small wheels to have some pretty crazy cop/security guard stories.



      Good place to start: http://www.skateboardingisnotacrime.com/

      I've been "invited to leave" a few places by security guards and cops. I live in a pretty uppity, snobby area where I believe the only sports allowed are polo and badminton, so skateboarding or expressing individuality isn't popular.


      Visited there yesterday online, but no stickers!

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      02-24-2011 12:45 PM #419
      Ah, I getcha.
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      02-25-2011 04:52 PM #420
      dude!! manhattan is covered with longboarders. i skated broadway from 155th to bottom of manhattan when i was up there last sept. wasnt in the broadway bomb though.

      goin sliding now...weather is perfect.
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      03-08-2011 07:35 PM #421
      From NJ and have been riding a Stella kicktail for over a year now. Stella is a knock off brand of Sector 9 and such, but still a solid board. I had to have a kicktail cause I've skateboarded for my whole life, would be weird without it.

      Not mine but what it looks like. Got it for 70 bucks!

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      03-13-2011 10:54 AM #422
      that looks great for 70. sometimes i think s9 is over priced but all the s9 boards i have are great and last. if it works it WORKS.

      what brand trucks/wheels does the stella have.
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    23. 03-14-2011 09:35 PM #423
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v deathsquad View Post
      I don't know if these style boards have a legitimate name, but I call mine the gnarboard. My setup is a 7.75 BC Surf and Sport deck, 64mm 97a Powell Peralta wheels, Reds bearings. I don't know the width of my trucks I've had them for years, but they're Independents. I live downtown Salt Lake City and this thing is perfect for cruising around. Just the other day I made an 8 mile ride in about 40 minutes.



      That's my GnarPG stencil on the griptape


      I love how they will stand up like this




      This is my friend's




      Nice schlongboards!

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      03-17-2011 10:14 AM #424
      I gotta build me one of those little boards!

      Weather is finally nice, taking the Nash out today for some carving.
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      03-17-2011 10:21 AM #425
      Anyone pulling any flat ground tricks on a board bigger than say, 36''?

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