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[QUOTE=Takkun10;35114513]Seeker does look ballin, plus you can ollie it.[/QUOTE] I bought it without the griptape, i want to put vicious on it but then it wont be able to ollie it well suggestions?
What are your opinions on the dervish? I kinda want to progress onto a more hardcore board...
It's an okay freeride board but definitely too expensive.
Which one would you recommend for sliding and just general usage? I'm pretty much just looking for a excellent all round board.
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35138729]What are your opinions on the dervish? I kinda want to progress onto a more hardcore board...[/QUOTE] I had the dervish for a good portion of my career, it was my first board, its terrible for freeride and freestyle, dance its pretty good, but it has camber, no w, hardly any tails, and is flexy. If you are looking to do more freeride which is sliding n such, you'll want a board that has concave, and definitely get some W going. The new Lifelong Seeker is out, its 160 dollars which is relatively cheap, and perfect for Freeride and Freestyle. The W is Amazing. It also has nice kicks for your basic freestyle [QUOTE=FPKawaii;35138853]It's an okay freeride board but definitely too expensive.[/QUOTE] The dervish is terrible for freeride.
[QUOTE=Clyde (Irish);35128961]I bought it without the griptape, i want to put vicious on it but then it wont be able to ollie it well suggestions?[/QUOTE] Viscious where you plan to place your feet, mob grip or whatever skateboard grip is in the middle so you can slide your foot on those parts and stop before you hit the parts where your feet rest which is pretty much towards the end of the board. [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Bambo.;35138729]What are your opinions on the dervish? I kinda want to progress onto a more hardcore board...[/QUOTE] to much flex, no concave, no tails. Its a fun deck and all but loaded is not really a brand I like to recommend or go with. [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] BOARD OF THE MONTH: LIFELONG SEEKeR haha also you can use the riders names or something for a 5% discount.
[QUOTE=Clyde (Irish);35139533]I had the dervish for a good portion of my career, it was my first board, its terrible for freeride and freestyle, dance its pretty good, but it has camber, no w, hardly any tails, and is flexy. If you are looking to do more freeride which is sliding n such, you'll want a board that has concave, and definitely get some W going. The new Lifelong Seeker is out, its 160 dollars which is relatively cheap, and perfect for Freeride and Freestyle. The W is Amazing. It also has nice kicks for your basic freestyle The dervish is terrible for freeride.[/QUOTE] 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... [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] thinking about going with the "Premium Config" off their website... - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green) - Abec 5 Bearings
Anyone have any tips for heel-side slides and standup slides? I think I've almost got toe-sides down.
[QUOTE=teslacoil;35140558]Anyone have any tips for heel-side slides and standup slides? I think I've almost got toe-sides down.[/QUOTE] Keep doing them. All day every day.
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35140077]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... [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] thinking about going with the "Premium Config" off their website... - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green) - Abec 5 Bearings[/QUOTE] Yeah, they got a good bunch of set up choices , i would advise getting paris 180s trucks, and Orangatang Orange Baluts(NOTHING BUT ORANGE), and Abec 5 Bearings are fine you'll also need some bushing, right now i have venom bushing, which are good for freeride because they are soft, not really downhill though,
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35140077]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... [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] thinking about going with the "Premium Config" off their website... - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green) - Abec 5 Bearings[/QUOTE] 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. [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] 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. [editline]14th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=teslacoil;35140558]Anyone have any tips for heel-side slides and standup slides? I think I've almost got toe-sides down.[/QUOTE] 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.
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.
I have a problem with kicking out the ass end. I probably need to lean farther away from the board.
hey i'm trying to cop a hybrid longboard/shorty, what about: [url]http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin_longboards_nyc_sv4.asp[/url]
I feel kind of bad about learning to slide on Speed Vents. Need to invest in some Flashbacks or something.
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?
[QUOTE=Adelle Zhu;35155051]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?[/QUOTE] 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. [editline]15th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=teslacoil;35143902]I feel kind of bad about learning to slide on Speed Vents. Need to invest in some Flashbacks or something.[/QUOTE] 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. [editline]15th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Ladowerf;35143838]hey i'm trying to cop a hybrid longboard/shorty, what about: [url]http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin_longboards_nyc_sv4.asp[/url][/QUOTE] meh, if you go with a NYC company, you gotta go earthwing. [url]http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=LS&Category_Code=E9[/url] [editline]15th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Clyde (Irish);35143510]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.[/QUOTE] what duro? Just cored my flashbacks and I'm weighing what wheels to try next.
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.
Still trying to get my hands on a 2011 wolfshark. :/
I'm gunna order myself one of these beasts: [url]http://lifelonglongboards.com/seeker-overview/[/url] with the setup of... - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green) - Abec 5 Bearings What do you guys think?
[Quote]what duro? Just cored my flashbacks and I'm weighing what wheels to try next.[/QUOTE] 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
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35164854]I'm gunna order myself one of these beasts: [url]http://lifelonglongboards.com/seeker-overview/[/url] with the setup of... - Caliber Fifty Silver Trucks - Abec11 Classic Freerides 72mm 81a (green) - Abec 5 Bearings What do you guys think?[/QUOTE] I dig it, get some bushings too. Venom bushings to be exact. [editline]16th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Arachnidus;35156892]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.[/QUOTE] it looks dope, a lot like the arbor vugen [editline]16th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Clyde (Irish);35165743]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[/QUOTE] 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.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;35166258]I dig it, get some bushings too. Venom bushings to be exact. [/QUOTE] 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?
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35166716]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?[/QUOTE] 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.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;35166985]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.[/QUOTE] 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?
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.
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35167026]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?[/QUOTE] 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. [editline]16th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Arachnidus;35167484]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.[/QUOTE] I'm not sure what to say since I'm having a hard time visualizing whats wrong.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;35167998]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. [editline]16th March 2012[/editline] I'm not sure what to say since I'm having a hard time visualizing whats wrong.[/QUOTE] Sweet, thanks for all your help bro. I'm off to order a new board! ( and bushings )
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..!
[QUOTE=Bambo.;35168200]Sweet, thanks for all your help bro. I'm off to order a new board! ( and bushings )[/QUOTE] [url]http://motionboardshop.com/bushinghelp[/url] [editline]16th March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=TahMahn;35168391]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..![/QUOTE] I'm going out, so I'll post something later.
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