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Old 03-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #376
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its nice to see some new life in this thread
Yeah, this interweb skateboarding is Fun!

And not too hard on the... er, ah... knees...

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:23 AM   #377
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Yeah, this interweb skateboarding is Fun!

And not too hard on the... er, ah... knees...

If your that dumb, he shouldn't breed anyway
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:50 AM   #378
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It's all fun & games 'til somebody gets hurt, then it's just fun...

Didn't want to turn this into a Fail/ Bail thread, but skateboarding & pain kinda' go together.
Anytime there's a spare shoe on the ground, that's Comedy!
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That being said, hardcore skateboarders are some of the toughest people I've had the priveledge to know.
There is a grim humor about their injuries and "playing with pain", harsh meeting with the pavement and parks on a daily basis.
AGATT is what has kept a lot of the senior bowl riders skating into their 40s.
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Old 03-19-2011, 01:33 PM   #379
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They don't make em like they used to...



I used to ride a skateboard everywhere I went as a kid/teenager, (and I still sucked at it). My big old feet don't even fit on most modern skate boards, and those tiny little wheels look like they are only good for riding on polished granite.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:52 AM   #380
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I used to ride a skateboard everywhere I went as a kid/teenager, (and I still sucked at it). My big old feet don't even fit on most modern skate boards, and those tiny little wheels look like they are only good for riding on polished granite.
Checkout the Carveboard then. Clicky

Started skating in the mid 70s and still do.... longboards though, no pools, ramps, ect. Love the new spring loaded trucks, without sluggish urethane bushings, these boards can seriously carve... uphill even.

Spring loaded trucks in a more traditional board - from Original: Clicky
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:05 AM   #381
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Ok you old bastards.

What do you do with a longboard?

Other than trying to kill yourself.
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:14 AM   #382
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Lateral G junkie here.... it's a lean-to-turn thing... maximizing lateral G's, but perfectly in-line with your vertical axis (vs the tip-over feel of turning a car).

Like railing nice corners with a street bike? Carve skiing? Slalom water skiing? etc.....
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:15 AM   #383
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Ok you old bastards.

What do you do with a longboard?

Other than trying to kill yourself.
I'm still trying to get up the courage to learn how to use my heelies.

Once my shoulder heals.

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Old 03-20-2011, 08:28 AM   #384
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I'm still trying to get up the courage to learn how to use my heelies.

Once my shoulder heals.

I have 8 year old niece that wants to skateboard, bmx, etc.

I am looking at the longboards for me and the gf, and a skateboard for the girl.

The little girl was adopted by her grandparents and the gf and I are in charge of the athletic department.

Oh boy ...
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:00 AM   #385
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I have 8 year old niece that wants to skateboard, bmx, etc.

I am looking at the longboards for me and the gf, and a skateboard for the girl.

The little girl was adopted by her grandparents and the gf and I are in charge of the athletic department.

Oh boy ...
When learning to skateboard back in college, I discovered why cheap plastic skates were not suitable, after a face plant.

I lost a year for about 3 hours.

( I didn't mention this incident to the Air Force a couple years later...)
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:11 AM   #386
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When learning to skateboard back in college, I discovered why cheap plastic skates were not suitable, after a face plant.

I lost a year for about 3 hours.

( I didn't mention this incident to the Air Force a couple years later...)
Oh ... I can skateboard just fine and I know that the modern wheels are grippy or better than the stuff I used in the 1980's.

Teaching the girls will be the challenge.

Good time to up the health insurance
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Old 03-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #387
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Oh ... I can skateboard just fine and I know that the modern wheels are grippy or better than the stuff I used in the 1980's.

Teaching the girls will be the challenge.

Good time to up the health insurance
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PS Good luck with that.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:42 AM   #388
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Snapper,

I like those S8 trucks on the Pintail 37"!

http://www.originalskateboards.com/l...-37-components

How do they compare/contrast with Revenge trucks? I saw the Revenges in a shop and thought the positive stop that prevents wheel contact with the board is pretty cool. Urethane dampers though, but they're radial, not compression, I believe. They resist by twisting, not compression.

I never rode trucks with springs. What's the biggest difference?

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Old 03-21-2011, 09:49 AM   #389
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ag_streak,

Never tried the Revenge truck, so I can not compare. I started on spring trucks with the Carveboard that I linked to above. Spring trucks are good if you like to carve corners really fast and tight, nearly allowing you pull a 360 loop. You can get to full lean without needing to apply a massive amount of weight, but spring trucks can feel very snappy and ultra sensitive to input.... definitely takes some getting used to.

In my experience, to turn as tightly on urethane trucks, you need to set them really loose, but then they lose all stability at speed, and they feel sloppy and floppy. I find springs (at least the Originals) to be able to maintain better high speed stability, while still allowing ultra-tight/fast turning.

I've also kept my eye on Sector 9's double truck clicky wondering if it would turn better than the standard urethanes.

BTW, my Original is actually the "Derringer 28" and uses the S6 truck... I like slower speed tight stuff.... just like like my motorcycling.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:14 AM   #390
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Checkout the Carveboard then. Clicky

Started skating in the mid 70s and still do.... longboards though, no pools, ramps, ect. Love the new spring loaded trucks, without sluggish urethane bushings, these boards can seriously carve... uphill even.
Oooh, I like the look of that. Reason I love casterboarding so much is the downhill carving. This looks like a 4 wheeled version of that which'd be more tolerant of "less than perfect" surfaces. You know, rather than spitting the board from under neath me and dumping me heavily on my arse.
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