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[QUOTE=HiddenMyst;31503203]Once my tax cheque clears, I'm buying a Loaded Tan Tien, 180mm Paris trucks and purple Orangatang Stimulus wheels. It'll be my second board and I'm gonna learn to slide on it (my current board is a Vault 46" pintail and it's a bit too big for learning to slide in my opinion). I still don't know what bearings I'm going to get, but I'm leaning towards a set of Bones Reds. What do you guys think?[/QUOTE] I have a Tan Tien with that exact set up, except for yellow Otang Stims. I use Bones Super Reds. Honestly the extra money is worth not having to worry about bearings, they last forever. Also I finally broke in my wheels and I'm also learning how to slide. Powerslides are a bitch, and the asphalt is trying to kill me. The other day I cracked a rib.
[QUOTE=woodchuck34;31489710]i actually cant decide if i should get purple or orange wheel with the board these wheels [IMG]http://tailtap.com/images/wheel_orang_purp.jpg[/IMG] and [IMG]http://tailtap.com/images/wheel_orang_orange.jpg[/IMG] with this board [IMG]http://s3.amazonaws.com/longboardskateboards/attachments/7705/original.jpg?1300836011[/IMG] [IMG]http://s3.amazonaws.com/longboardskateboards/attachments/7706/original.jpg?1300836011[/IMG] help![/QUOTE] I want to point out that the purple wheels are less grippy than the orange. They mean different things. If you want to slide more, get purple for sure as Orange are significantly more grippy. If you want to carve and bomb more, get the orange. as a key for orangatang. Yellow = hardest. Purple = medium. Orange = Softest. The harder, the better it slides.
Not sure if I posted this already, but whatever. I gots this baby: [img]http://www.inertiaboardshop.com/prodimages/loaded-vanguard-deck-med.jpg[/img] with [img]http://axess33.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Retro_Big_Zigs_Lime.jpg[/img] and [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/418L%2BGZ2MAL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=woodchuck34;31489710]i actually cant decide if i should get purple or orange wheel with the board these wheels [img]http://tailtap.com/images/wheel_orang_purp.jpg[/img] and [img]http://tailtap.com/images/wheel_orang_orange.jpg[/img] with this board [img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/longboardskateboards/attachments/7705/original.jpg?1300836011[/img] [img]http://s3.amazonaws.com/longboardskateboards/attachments/7706/original.jpg?1300836011[/img] help![/QUOTE] How about don't get them. Wayyyy too overrated.
[QUOTE=Lick;31520839]I have a Tan Tien with that exact set up, except for yellow Otang Stims. I use Bones Super Reds. Honestly the extra money is worth not having to worry about bearings, they last forever. Also I finally broke in my wheels and I'm also learning how to slide. Powerslides are a bitch, and the asphalt is trying to kill me. The other day I cracked a rib.[/QUOTE] I've heard the yellows can get flat spots really quick if you don't break them in properly at first, that's why I thought they wouldn't be very good for a noob slider, coz I'd ruin them way quick.
[QUOTE=float;31515076]been there done that inhaled the dust. [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/829/p1000258l.jpg/][IMG]http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/7053/p1000258l.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Uploaded with [URL=http://imageshack.us]ImageShack.us[/URL] and mine had concave: [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/804/p1000259.jpg/][IMG]http://img804.imageshack.us/img804/1319/p1000259.jpg[/IMG][/URL] Uploaded with [URL=http://imageshack.us]ImageShack.us[/URL] used to do quite a lot of longboarding, but theres not really any great hills where i live. that board was built as a prototype for the press i made for it, but i never got around to making another board out of it. ill probably start building again in the future, its good fun.[/QUOTE] How did you make the concave? Also how thick is that, I don't know about the usual longboard but skateboards are usually 7 ply, that looks about 12
I have 83a orangatang stimulus wheels. Overrated. It says they slide straight out of the box, they didn't for me. Took a lot of breaking in before they slid well. In fact to be honest I think the whole of loaded's line up is overrated and far far too expensive. Same with original. But original do have the best marketing I've ever seen from a skateboarding company. I think people starting out in longboarding should get a cheap efficient board from a good company as their first board. If they spend £250 on a set up first time and they discover they hate longboarding, they've wasted a load of dosh. If it was me starting out I would get a small-ish board as they're easier slide than larger boards, good trucks and good wheels. This would be an ideal set up imo. [url]http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/earthwing-mini-glider-complete.html[/url]
[QUOTE=killover;31523061]How about don't get them. Wayyyy too overrated.[/QUOTE] i dont think so, 3 of my friends have oragatang wheels and some others dont and i have enjoyed riding the boards with otangs on them than the ones that dont also, i searched up on the gravity makai and apparently its not very durable, so i decided im going o get a 36" sector 9 aperture sidewinder [img]http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-11859623546732_2167_10072584[/img] i rode my friends the other day for a good 2 hours and loved it. I dont think im making a mistake getting this board with some otangs
I live in Illinois. I literally cannot imagine a single hill here being big enough for a 5 second ride.
Where are the brakes?
your face
[QUOTE=lapsus_;31533618]Where are the brakes?[/QUOTE] On either your hands, feet, or your face, as said above. I thought about making brakes for my board, but I just don't see the point, I wouldn't use them very often.
also, for the people that know their shit: should i get 70mm or 75mm wheels on a 36" board, or does it really matter?
Alright so I'm just getting into longboarding, I have new Wheels (Mindless Bandits) and Bearings (Bones reds), However I still need a new deck and trucks. I have roughly £100-120 to spend. The deck I have currently is serviceable, but the trucks are ruined, so what I need is suggestions for good beginners trucks/deck. I've been looking at the Mindless Maverick DT Deck but its £70 and leaves less than seems sensible to spend on trucks, but this shape appeals to me. [thumb]http://www.longboardsuk.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/430x430/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/8/6/86b0c82a-f319-4b89-914e-019344d7736f.jpg[/thumb]
that board is 9 plys and 12mm thick. its made out of three sheets of 4mm thick 3ply plywood. anyway to get the concave you take the 3 bits of wood, slap a load of glue between each of them and bang them in the press you have built. keep it locked in there for a day or two. when you release the pressure of the press the dried glue holds the shape of the press into the wood. DO NOT STEAM THE WOOD BEFOREHAND as this weakens the board and is no use to us as the concave is only mellow. theres a boardbuilding forum on silverfish.com, lurk around there for a bit and youll learn lots and be amazed at what other people can make. :D also 75mm wheels. they roll better.
Did anybody see the Bustin Robot? I want it. [I]I need it[/I]. [url=http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin_longboards_nyc_robot_longboard.asp]Dat carbon fiber.[/url]
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;31537887]Did anybody see the Bustin Robot? I want it. [I]I need it[/I]. [url=http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin_longboards_nyc_robot_longboard.asp]Dat carbon fiber.[/url][/QUOTE] Oh my GOD. Dat carbon fiber indeed. You and me both.
[QUOTE=woodchuck34;31534565]also, for the people that know their shit: should i get 70mm or 75mm wheels on a 36" board, or does it really matter?[/QUOTE] I always like the motto, bigger is better. depends on what you want to do. First off make sure there is like no chance of bite with either wheel. Second, do you want to slide or cruise/bomb? Sliding, pick the smaller wheel size, cruising/carving/bombing, go bigger. when you reach that big of a wheel though the differences are very minor when it comes to general cruising. at that point its really about prefence on how the board feels and how easily you want to be able to draw out your slides at slower speeds.
Anybody else here rockin caliber trucks? These things have gangsta ass lean. Also whats everyones top speed? The fastest I've tracked myself going was 45mph but I know I've gone faster so I'm feeling 50mph is my fastest. [editline]4th August 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=woodchuck34;31532054]i dont think so, 3 of my friends have oragatang wheels and some others dont and i have enjoyed riding the boards with otangs on them than the ones that dont also, i searched up on the gravity makai and apparently its not very durable, so i decided im going o get a 36" sector 9 aperture sidewinder [img]http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-11859623546732_2167_10072584[/img] i rode my friends the other day for a good 2 hours and loved it. I dont think im making a mistake getting this board with some otangs[/QUOTE] Don't buy this board. It breaks easy, I used to have one till it snapped. [editline]4th August 2011[/editline] also screw otang and loaded. Abec11 and other board brands 4 life. [editline]4th August 2011[/editline] My rides are: Freeride~ Landyachtz Switchblade Bear 852s (flipped hangers, 87a venom barrel boardside, stock bushing roadside.) Nersh Smoothies with speedy lunatic bearings Downhill~ Maxxspeed custom 44 Caliber Trucks (90a boardside, 87a roadside venom barrels) Can't decide between Nersh Candies or Abec11 Grippins
[QUOTE=soccerskyman;31532538]I live in Illinois. I literally cannot imagine a single hill here being big enough for a 5 second ride.[/QUOTE] That's why you pump instead of coast.
[QUOTE=Rhymenoceros;31526165]In fact to be honest I think the whole of[B] loaded's line up is overrated and far far too expensive[/B]. This would be an ideal set up imo. [B][URL]http://www.octanesport.co.uk/shop/earthwing-mini-glider-complete.html[/URL][/B][/QUOTE] You do realize that build you linked is £175.00 = $284.17ish Here, I can get complete Loaded setups for around $220.
I gonna make a boarding video of me and a couple of buddies skateboarding long boarding along HB board walk.
[QUOTE=waxrock;31541132]You do realize that build you linked is £175.00 = $284.17ish Here, I can get complete Loaded setups for around $220.[/QUOTE] It's the same price in England and America. [url]http://www.earthwingskates.com/products/decks-a-completes/miniglider.html[/url] Shops that ship American boards in charge the same price usually.
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;31537887]Did anybody see the Bustin Robot? I want it. [I]I need it[/I]. [url=http://www.bustinboards.com/v/bustin_longboards_nyc_robot_longboard.asp]Dat carbon fiber.[/url][/QUOTE] i really cant get on with bustin boards. it pissed me off how they named their first ones the 'spliff' and the 'cigar'. it just made it seem like they were trying way too hard and its annoyed me ever since. also that board is going to kill your hand when you carry it on its side because of that wraparound griptape. i suppose if youre wearing gloves...
Why is everybody busting their nuts over Sector 9's?
[QUOTE=ElGrego;31550679]Why is everybody busting their nuts over Sector 9's?[/QUOTE]I dunno I love mine and nothings wrong with liking what you've bought
[QUOTE=float;31545358]i really cant get on with bustin boards. it pissed me off how they named their first ones the 'spliff' and the 'cigar'. it just made it seem like they were trying way too hard and its annoyed me ever since. also that board is going to kill your hand when you carry it on its side because of that wraparound griptape. i suppose if youre wearing gloves...[/QUOTE] It's just a little name screwery for the sake of it. I've got two Bustins, a Maestro 32 w/ Randal Black 180s and Bustin Boca whites with some Abec7s, and a Spliff with Bears, abecs and the bigger brother green variant of the white wheels on my Maestro. I love both of them, but I tend to use my 41" Never Summer Heist a lot more because of the flex, which Bustin decks seem to lack in my experience (not that it's inherently a bad thing). I'm thinking of retiring the Heist and replacing it with a 41" Carbon Robot once I have the money, seeing as all my components from the Heist will fit just fine on the robot (Black 180s, Orangatang 4Presidents and Abec 7s that need to be updated to Bones). [editline]5th August 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=ElGrego;31550679]Why is everybody busting their nuts over Sector 9's?[/QUOTE] To me, Sector 9 always seemed like the company people go to because it looks and sounds cool but isn't exactly big on quality. Sort of the weaboo of the longboarding world. But I'm probably wrong.
loaded and otang for life i dont care what anyone else says
Whats the cheapest I can get one of these for
[QUOTE=Carbo;31554406]Whats the cheapest I can get one of these for[/QUOTE] Probably really cheap, but the medical bills from the ensuing accidents will balance out just fine.
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