• Longboarding ~Get Pitted Bro~
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[QUOTE=famasfanalt;34693766]I've had my cruising board for a while but I'm looking for something that can handle slides as well as still be relatively compact. Like 34-38"? The rest of my kit is Abec 11 70's flashbacks, Randall 180 trucks (which are fabulous) And some secter 9 abec 9 bearings (stainless steel). I way about 55kg and height wise I am 170 cm. Any help would be a lifesaver.[/QUOTE] greasehammer haha im on a comet kick [editline]14th February 2012[/editline] or really just a deck thats 36" should be perfect
[IMG]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FbnbZhOy2tE/TzrtcSYEGTI/AAAAAAAAAA4/-UeoQ3D7u1g/s789/1329261947750.png[/IMG] Which wheels should I get? Leaning toward the ABEC11's for the high-speed and high-speed slides Leaning toward the Seismic Speed Vent's for the top speed.
[QUOTE=teslacoil;34701209][IMG]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FbnbZhOy2tE/TzrtcSYEGTI/AAAAAAAAAA4/-UeoQ3D7u1g/s789/1329261947750.png[/IMG] Which wheels should I get? Leaning toward the ABEC11's for the high-speed and high-speed slides Leaning toward the Seismic Speed Vent's for the top speed.[/QUOTE] Both will have a choppy slide from what I've heard. Whichever one you go with get the respective bearing with it, so if Abec 11 go blitin, if seismic get tektons. They are made specifically for the wheels they make. [editline]14th February 2012[/editline] LBS has flashbacks in stock again!!
What is the best way to clean and lube bearings? Will boiling my white 3dm Avalons, which are tanned and darkened from use, make them white again?
[QUOTE=teslacoil;34701367]What is the best way to clean and lube bearings? Will boiling my white 3dm Avalons, which are tanned and darkened from use, make them white again?[/QUOTE] acetone them bitches than throw some speed cream in them.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;34702078]acetone them bitches than throw some speed cream in them.[/QUOTE] Will 91% isopropyl alcohol work?
[QUOTE=teslacoil;34702167]Will 91% isopropyl alcohol work?[/QUOTE] i honestly have no idea, I rarely clean my bearings because by the time they need a cleaning they're already pretty bent out of shape. I just keep reupping on milehigh bearings every 3 months. [editline]14th February 2012[/editline] carbon fiber makes all the bitches want to be on your wood [img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/LGEF8.jpg[/img_thumb]
i should try longboarding, I use to skateboard, but got board of it. Currently my only board sport is snowboarding, but I only get to go on vacations, cause I'm in Florida.
[QUOTE=gav618;34703743]i should try longboarding, I use to skateboard, but got board of it. Currently my only board sport is snowboarding, but I only get to go on vacations, cause I'm in Florida.[/QUOTE] Florida is notoriously flat. What part are you in? I hope there are some parking garages around you.
[QUOTE=gav618;34703743]I use to skateboard, but got [b]board[/b] of it.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://fi.somethingawful.com/images/smilies/emot-v.gif[/IMG] You definitely should give it a try, but if you live in Florida, as Takkun said, you should try to find some hills. [editline]14th February 2012[/editline] [media]http://soundcloud.com/hajswhat/bearingwhat[/media] Can anyone tell me why my left-rear wheel bearings might make this sound? They're not over-tightened from what I can tell and they do not spin as smoothly as the rest.
Gave all the bearings another lube-up and that seems to have really reduced the sound, so when I order some new wheels, I'll add a cleaning kit.
[QUOTE=famasfanalt;34693766]I've had my cruising board for a while but I'm looking for something that can handle slides as well as still be relatively compact. Like 34-38"? The rest of my kit is Abec 11 70's flashbacks, Randall 180 trucks (which are fabulous) And some secter 9 abec 9 bearings (stainless steel). I way about 55kg and height wise I am 170 cm. Any help would be a lifesaver.[/QUOTE] What about this? [url]http://www.cometskateboards.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=71[/url]
I know I'm late to the game, but I figured since I'm new to this thread I'll put in my two cents. I could give two fucks if you smoke weed, as long as you don't do it around me and you're enjoying the sport. It's not like they're giving the sport a bad name. Anyways! Continue with the awesomeness that is longboarding!
[QUOTE=ewitwins;34707872]I know I'm late to the game, but I figured since I'm new to this thread I'll put in my two cents. I could give two fucks if you smoke weed, as long as you don't do it around me and you're enjoying the sport. It's not like they're giving the sport a bad name. Anyways! Continue with the awesomeness that is longboarding![/QUOTE] stop with this. being late to thread doesen't count, you'll start another shit storm
I've decided that I dislike top mounts. I think it's cause of my short legs. I can't get a good kick that will let me coast long enough :/ Also disliking stiffer decks because of how much bumpier the ride is for me.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;34703768]Florida is notoriously flat. What part are you in? I hope there are some parking garages around you.[/QUOTE] I live near orlando ( I can see fireworks from disney at night) . I'll be on the lookout for parking garages, but all I'm around is houses pretty much. Before I get an opportunity to get into long boarding, I might try skateboarding again, the last time I went skateboarding it was really hot and the skate park wasn't the great, nobody was there. After that bad experience, I stopped.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;34509428] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFljAplE5wE[/media] .[/QUOTE] That's awesome. Unfortunately there's literally nowhere near me that would have roads as long and interesting as this.
Almost ate shit in front of a woman walking her kid in a stroller at the bottom of a hill after school today, hit 30.2mph, went through some pebbles and began to wobble, stood up and spread my arms and regained control. I need to find some better hills.
[img_thumb]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3702776/Photo%20Dump/2012-02-14_17-08-14_56.jpg[/img_thumb] I got it on craigslist for $100 with orangatangs/bear trucks a while ago and replaced the bushings(venom red/yellow) and bearings(ebay 5$), great intro to longboarding/DH I abuse it erryday and get it soaked/sandy often. I've only lubed the bearings once with lithium grease when I bought them, they still roll great. Thinking of getting a new board and wheels, then painting the trucks in various layered colors for a "jawbreaker" effect once I grind curbs or whatever. Need a new deck since it's starting to splinter and the mounting holes are enlarging, causing it to crabwalk a little. I could get an identical JET board but any cheap alternatives would be nice. also Florida has no hills but parking garages can be challenging if you find the right ones
[QUOTE=CtrlAltElite;34711959]That's awesome. Unfortunately there's literally nowhere near me that would have roads as long and interesting as this.[/QUOTE] You gotta look! [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=teslacoil;34715009]Almost ate shit in front of a woman walking her kid in a stroller at the bottom of a hill after school today, hit 30.2mph, went through some pebbles and began to wobble, stood up and spread my arms and regained control. I need to find some better hills.[/QUOTE] Haha second run of my day after work. Going 20-25 getting ready to pull a BIG heelside check, oh wait is that fucking salt patches on the road? Let me just fuck you up and launch you into a superman. Landed on my left shoulder but regained composure to slide on on my pucks and shoes. Probably gonna have a big bruise but fuck it because I got the hell back up and went to town on some toeside checks. [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=gav618;34711863]I live near orlando ( I can see fireworks from disney at night) . I'll be on the lookout for parking garages, but all I'm around is houses pretty much. Before I get an opportunity to get into long boarding, I might try skateboarding again, the last time I went skateboarding it was really hot and the skate park wasn't the great, nobody was there. After that bad experience, I stopped.[/QUOTE] You should look at silverfishlongboarding.com in the florida section and see if you can meetup with some orlando riders. They'll teach you how to skate well and all the spots. [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Ins4ne;34711180]I've decided that I dislike top mounts. I think it's cause of my short legs. I can't get a good kick that will let me coast long enough :/ Also disliking stiffer decks because of how much bumpier the ride is for me.[/QUOTE] to each his own, try a deck with hemp in it. Its suppose to dampen the ride. Soda factory lambchop is my suggestion. [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=famasfanalt;34707789]What about this? [url]http://www.cometskateboards.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=71[/url][/QUOTE] I think this would be better [url]http://www.cometskateboards.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=18&products_id=79[/url] [editline]15th February 2012[/editline] flashbacks are coming in the mail. fucking stoked.
this is best watched while falling asleep, so hypnotizing [video=youtube;l7OpZ_XQzJI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7OpZ_XQzJI[/video]
my favorite video at the moment [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84dW7ctY1y4[/media] or this one, this guys is so gnar [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyoIOWH_oKo[/media]
Height: 6" Age: Is it really needed? Weight: 150 Preferred Style: Cruising Topography of where you plan to skate: Hilly roads Budget: 200$
[QUOTE=Sir Spicy Buns;34719049]Height: 6" Age: Is it really needed? Weight: 150 Preferred Style: Cruising Topography of where you plan to skate: Hilly roads Budget: 200$[/QUOTE] 6 inches tall? are you made of lead?
[QUOTE=Sir Spicy Buns;34719049]Height: 6" Age: Is it really needed? Weight: 150 Preferred Style: Cruising Topography of where you plan to skate: Hilly roads Budget: 200$[/QUOTE] By hilly roads, how hilly would that be? Sounds like you'd need something stiff with stable trucks.
Got bored tonight, took this: [t]http://i.imgur.com/DH8zn.jpg[/t]
How far can you usually dig into a board before you compromise strength? Like if I were to engrave something?
[QUOTE=ewitwins;34723099]How far can you usually dig into a board before you compromise strength? Like if I were to engrave something?[/QUOTE] Depends on how many plys and what kind of wood. I don't think I'd go any farther than an 1/8"
[QUOTE=Takkun10;34719375]By hilly roads, how hilly would that be? Sounds like you'd need something stiff with stable trucks.[/QUOTE] Lods'e pebbles
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHzmxW7DRho[/media] 1:00 mark has inspired me to learn stalefishes or whatever the fuck those are called, should take a day or two to get them down at speed
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