• Longboarding ~Get Pitted Bro~
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[QUOTE=Takkun10;34981497]Holy shit thats a huge budget! Excellent Excellent. Now would you prefer something symmetrical or one way pointed, granted you can always ride either deck backwards. I do it all the time. Shit for that much money you have you could get some precision trucks but it'd be overkill right now. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] I can't wait to hear how they slide [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] skating at night is sketchy and literally the only time cops stop to talk to me.[/QUOTE] Hey, sorry for the late reply i've been away. Hmm, lets go for symmetrical!
[QUOTE=hula whoop;35030039]pavement is going to be a huge issue for me, all of the roads around here blow. are there certain wheels that are better for bad pavement by the way?[/QUOTE] Not really, wheels arent really designed for any type of pavement, only because there is bad pavement, and there is good pavement, but on the good pavement there are grippy wheels (for downhill n such) and there are slidey (buttery, icey etc.. Freeride) and acouple other wheels in between
My friend and I are planning on building our own decks, primarily for downhill and a little carving. We have the design and materials down, but we need suggestions on trucks and wheels to use. If you need it, our info is as follows: Him: 6' 2", 140Lbs Me: 5' 2" , 105Lbs
I've been thinking of picking up Longboarding for a while now. Used to skate for a few years and I snowboard so it would be good practice and a decent means of transport, if someone can recommend me something it would be great. Height: 5'8" Age: 18 Weight: ~10stone (~150lbs) Preferred Style: Cruising, Downhill. Topography of where you plan to skate: Southeast England. A fair mix of hilly and flat areas, many gentle slopes. Budget: £200-£300
Starting to get the hang of sliding now. I got some good road rash on my back from getting thrown off the board doing a FS slide.
[QUOTE=Cpt. Turtle;35043776]I've been thinking of picking up Longboarding for a while now. Used to skate for a few years and I snowboard so it would be good practice and a decent means of transport, if someone can recommend me something it would be great. Height: 5'8" Age: 18 Weight: ~10stone (~150lbs) Preferred Style: Cruising, Downhill. Topography of where you plan to skate: Southeast England. A fair mix of hilly and flat areas, many gentle slopes. Budget: £200-£300[/QUOTE] Cruising isnt a style its just standing on your board, How intense of downhill?
everytime I post I get ignored.
[QUOTE=Adelle Zhu;35057365]everytime I post I get ignored.[/QUOTE] What kind of board are you making?
[QUOTE=teslacoil;35057691]What kind of board are you making?[/QUOTE] wait, what are you asking exactly?
@Adelle Drop through? Top mount? Shape? Length/width? Goofy/normal/mongo?
[QUOTE=Ins4ne;35058122]@Adelle Drop through? Top mount? Shape? Length/width? Goofy/normal/mongo?[/QUOTE] ah okay. Drop through Shape: Bi-directional, concave Length: mine is going to be 32", still not sure what his will be. Width: 10" for both. I'm Regular stance, I forgot what he was.
Well here is a bit of information that I was told when a friend and I were building ours. You can't go wrong with randalls/paris as if it is youre first as they are cheap but also can be taken to a more advanced setup. If you have a problem with carviness and feel of the trucks it's nothing that bushings can't try and help. You may want to get this verified by other members to be sure that this is still a true statement. I have a similar ish board. 9.5w and 36l bidirectional drop-through. No concave however it flexes to my weight. With randalls and I have had no problem with them other than pivot cup squeaking.
The Randals are the only trucks I have that feel safe on the Noodlespoon. I'm gonna miss the stability/carvyness.
Did a huge backflip trying to do a toeside slide today, good job i wear a pretty decent helmet! Any tips for doing toeside slides? I've kinda got the hang of heelside. Man i cannot do standing slides on this arbor koa fish! any tips?
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35066035]Did a huge backflip trying to do a toeside slide today, good job i wear a pretty decent helmet! Any tips for doing toeside slides? I've kinda got the hang of heelside. Man i cannot do standing slides on this arbor koa fish! any tips?[/QUOTE] Commit everytime. Leaning back as much as possible my have you rub up the pavement but you will rarely get table topped. It takes a bit of practice to find your sweet spot but you'll get it. It took a lot of me going ass over tee kettle to get 10ft toeside standup checks.
Are there any specific tips to assist learning to skate switch? Coz everytime I try, I just feel so awkwardly uncomfortable that I end up switching back to regular.
[QUOTE=HiddenMyst;35075227]Are there any specific tips to assist learning to skate switch? Coz everytime I try, I just feel so awkwardly uncomfortable that I end up switching back to regular.[/QUOTE] riding switch more, you'll get used to it eventually. Just think about how you stand regularly weight distribution wise than try to mimic that switch.
I tried riding switch and dancing on the Evo today. Haha, that shit doesn't work out on an Evo. I got the Noodle set up today after I found my angled risers. It finally feels right. The front has most of the turning, the rear outside wheel doesn't rise off the ground during the slightest turns, and it doesn't "shudder" like it used to.
also I'm recently starting up learning how to skate again, any tips on the ollie?
[QUOTE=Ladowerf;35092556]what would happen if i speed checked on a shorty/normal skateboard. also I'm recently starting up learning how to skate again, any tips on the ollie?[/QUOTE] You would speed check much easier than on a longboard.
[QUOTE=Ladowerf;35092556]what would happen if i speed checked on a shorty/normal skateboard. also I'm recently starting up learning how to skate again, any tips on the ollie?[/QUOTE] Its half the pop and half the drag, they happen at the same time it mostly just takes time like 10 12 hours straight of poping What really helped for me is putting white tape on the end where my draging foot lands, helps tell you to drag more also watch videos on how to do it
[QUOTE=Clyde (Irish);35056662]Cruising isnt a style its just standing on your board, How intense of downhill?[/QUOTE] Well I just meant riding around for transport rather than a board dedicated to bombing hills. However I want it to be more hill oriented rather than flat-land oriented. And the hills vary, there are some I can get to that are like 40degrees+ and some that are a lot less steep. About 10-20degrees. I'm just looking for a board that I can use to get around on easy but also ride some fairly intense hills on.
[QUOTE=Cpt. Turtle;35107343]Well I just meant riding around for transport rather than a board dedicated to bombing hills. However I want it to be more hill oriented rather than flat-land oriented. And the hills vary, there are some I can get to that are like 40degrees+ and some that are a lot less steep. About 10-20degrees. I'm just looking for a board that I can use to get around on easy but also ride some fairly intense hills on.[/QUOTE] Well 'getting around' usually implys wanting to do some freeride, maybe something like a downhill freeride board [editline]12th March 2012[/editline] [url]http://lifelonglongboards.com/seeker-overview/[/url] [B]BUY IT BITCH[/B] [B]BOUGHT IT BITCH[/B]
Seeker does look ballin, plus you can ollie it.
what about the rebel
[QUOTE=Adelle Zhu;35114646]what about the rebel[/QUOTE] Looks fun, I'm not a fan of drop through decks but it fits the bill if thats your flavour. I really want to make a bombsquad feast or famine setup on some indeesz.
I tried my new setup on my old deck. I love topmounts now.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;35115063]I tried my new setup on my old deck. I love topmounts now.[/QUOTE] So much turn, so much quick diveyness, so much control. Topmounts fo lyfe [editline]12th March 2012[/editline] fuck i need money for leathers for the ilovedh race in june. i need to get more hours at my job but than that cuts into my skate time fuckkkkkkkk
Just saw this posted on Silverfish. [url]http://www.churchillmfg.com/shop/[/url] I might get a new deck sooner than I thought.
Churchill makes the ultimate loaner decks because you don't have to give a fuck about your friends curbing them. [editline]13th March 2012[/editline] holy shit I didn't know they sold risers. Totally buying some hardware stuff now. [editline]13th March 2012[/editline] i wonder how their abec 7 bearings ride.
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