• Longboarding
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[QUOTE=Takkun10;32127091]Don't go loaded. Get something cheaper with a kicktail. Checkout the comet ethos. This way you can do ollies up onto curbs and stuff like that. It'll also function for speed if you tune the trucks right. Get your own grip tape too.[/QUOTE] All my local shop got is loaded, sector 9, arbor, freedom dolly and landyachtz
[QUOTE=Carbo;32138822]All my local shop got is loaded, sector 9, arbor, freedom dolly and landyachtz[/QUOTE] a landyachtz setup isnt that bad, but depends on the exact specs
And can anyone answer my question, would spending $200 on a longboard really be a worth investment, judging on how fun you think it is how much time do you think ill be using it [editline]5th September 2011[/editline] So if I got landyachtz I would probably be getting this, would it be all around suitable for most things, and good for a 120 pound rider? [url]http://www.sourceboards.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=71_54&products_id=82628[/url] But I'm still not for sure If I really want a longboard
[QUOTE=Carbo;32138905]And can anyone answer my question, would spending $200 on a longboard really be a worth investment, judging on how fun you think it is how much time do you think ill be using it [editline]5th September 2011[/editline] So if I got landyachtz I would probably be getting this, would it be all around suitable for most things, and good for a 120 pound rider? [url]http://www.sourceboards.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=71_54&products_id=82628[/url] But I'm still not for sure If I really want a longboard[/QUOTE] You can always order something online. I say go for it man. Buying a longboard is something you will be able to use for years. Even if you don't get hooked on it there will be those times when your like I need something to do than spy your dusty longboard and go for a spin. Or if you go to some place beachy they are a nice mode of transportation. You just gotta take that leap and if you get hook'd like so many of us than more power to ya. If you don't well you now have a longboard and basically have a easy mode of transportation and something fun to do when you get bored. I'd say go for it and why can't you just buy something online? If your local shop doesn't have much than buy online or you can ask them to order you something to the shop.
Just bought a Sector 9 Bamboo series Pintail. [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7H1iJHhcZow/S_7tck7UASI/AAAAAAAAADo/RAqguTWFqt8/s1600/pozicovna_sector9_uluwatu.jpg[/img] [editline]10th September 2011[/editline] ULUUUUWAAAATUUUUU!
Been longboarding for about a three weeks. Shit's fun as hell, but I need to learn to break better and stop being a bitch about speed.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32222478]Been longboarding for about a three weeks. Shit's fun as hell, but I need to learn to break better and stop being a bitch about speed.[/QUOTE] [video=youtube;5LloIFi4Qb8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LloIFi4Qb8[/video] Practice this for about a week straight. Any time you need to slow down, try foot braking until you feel comfortable doing it in pretty much all situations. After that, practice stepping off of your board at low speeds in all directions and eventually at higher speeds until you can do that too comfortably, jogging to a stop rather than being bound to your board all the way into a wreck. I can footbrake from 25 mph and then step off at 10, to bend down and grab my board at the crosswalk. I haven't fallen hard since I've taken the time to practice those two crucial things. It amazes me how many people learn to do such a thing without practicing bailing.
Holy fucking shit this shit is gold.
[QUOTE=FreakyMe;32224365][video=youtube;5LloIFi4Qb8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LloIFi4Qb8[/video] Practice this for about a week straight. Any time you need to slow down, try foot braking until you feel comfortable doing it in pretty much all situations. After that, practice stepping off of your board at low speeds in all directions and eventually at higher speeds until you can do that too comfortably, jogging to a stop rather than being bound to your board all the way into a wreck. I can footbrake from 25 mph and then step off at 10, to bend down and grab my board at the crosswalk. I haven't fallen hard since I've taken the time to practice those two crucial things. It amazes me how many people learn to do such a thing without practicing bailing.[/QUOTE] This. This. This. Also about to pickup a set of these [img]http://longboardskater.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/wheels-powerballs_10.jpg[/img] Abec11 classic thane 72mm freeriders. Can't wait. [editline]10th September 2011[/editline] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oav2_BJ6fAM[/media] God pink powerballs leave thick thane lines.
[url]http://www.nordboards.com/gusilotr2tr.html[/url] These trucks are gold, you can turn like a motherfucker with them. It will take a bit to get used to, but it's totally worth it. EDIT: Also, I recently switched from Lucky bearings to Reds. The Lucky's were smooth as fuck, but the Reds are SMOOTH AS FUCK..
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32233039][url]http://www.nordboards.com/gusilotr2tr.html[/url] These trucks are gold, you can turn like a motherfucker with them. It will take a bit to get used to, but it's totally worth it. EDIT: Also, I recently switched from Lucky bearings to Reds. The Lucky's were smooth as fuck, but the Reds are SMOOTH AS FUCK..[/QUOTE] I have a set. Really fun to carve on but thats about it, can't really take them past 30 without some problems. I guess they'd be cash money if you put new bushings in them. If anyone wants a really surfy, turny truck these are the bomb. Gullwing has some decent stuff I have to admit, you really just gotta change the bushings.
[QUOTE=FreakyMe;32224365][video=youtube;5LloIFi4Qb8]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LloIFi4Qb8[/video] Practice this for about a week straight. Any time you need to slow down, try foot braking until you feel comfortable doing it in pretty much all situations. After that, practice stepping off of your board at low speeds in all directions and eventually at higher speeds until you can do that too comfortably, jogging to a stop rather than being bound to your board all the way into a wreck. I can footbrake from 25 mph and then step off at 10, to bend down and grab my board at the crosswalk. I haven't fallen hard since I've taken the time to practice those two crucial things. It amazes me how many people learn to do such a thing without practicing bailing.[/QUOTE] Quoted for the new page - It really is important. One of my friends who laughed me off when I got on him about it just called me and said that he broke his nose and wrist on the side of a van at around 20-25 mph. I managed to stop myself from saying "Told you." until after I hit 'End' I can't be serious enough about this. What happened to him was totally preventable. He said he was bombing the hill and about 20-30 feet in front of him the van came out and blocked the entire street. When he went to turn around it, the driver mistook which way he was going and reversed to get out of his way, putting the side panel right where he was going. He either could have stepped off and chased the board, or foot braked to almost no speed [and probably pulled a sharp turn at the end to prevent the wreck] and not be in a cast with a fucked up face.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32234417]I have a set. Really fun to carve on but thats about it, can't really take them past 30 without some problems. I guess they'd be cash money if you put new bushings in them. If anyone wants a really surfy, turny truck these are the bomb. Gullwing has some decent stuff I have to admit, you really just gotta change the bushings.[/QUOTE] As said in the post, I use Reds. I don't try to get ~massive speed~ for the moment, longboarding is more of a transportation and cruising thing for me.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32234544]As said in the post, I use Reds. I don't try to get ~massive speed~ for the moment, longboarding is more of a transportation and cruising thing for me.[/QUOTE] I was talking completely about the trucks haha but my friends all ride reds. I don't, I ride $6 cheap-o bushings that I get from any longboard store. As long as you clean your bearings you will be just as fast as anyone else so long as the bearing was forged decently. I can out race all my friends even though they have $30 bearings simply because I have a better tuck. Reds are reputable though, I may pickup a pair to see what the fuss is about. You rocking sidewinders?
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32235276]I was talking completely about the trucks haha but my friends all ride reds. I don't, I ride $6 cheap-o bushings that I get from any longboard store. As long as you clean your bearings you will be just as fast as anyone else so long as the bearing was forged decently. I can out race all my friends even though they have $30 bearings simply because I have a better tuck. Reds are reputable though, I may pickup a pair to see what the fuss is about. You rocking sidewinders?[/QUOTE] My friend has them but he let me borrow them. I will definitely consider getting them though.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32235329]My friend has them but he let me borrow them. I will definitely consider getting them though.[/QUOTE] If you wanna just cruise with them. Go for it. I enjoyed mine for awhile but make sure you can stop yourself and slow yourself down via footbreaking or you may bail hard.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32235808]If you wanna just cruise with them. Go for it. I enjoyed mine for awhile but make sure you can stop yourself and slow yourself down via footbreaking or you may bail hard.[/QUOTE] Speaking of bailing hard, I was on my regular trucks and going down a steep hill. I'm not used to speed wobble, and don't know how to deal with it, and that's exactly what started happening. I bailed. Hard. Thankfully though, I'm dressing up as a soldier for 9/11, and the helmet and armor saved my ass and left me with a few bruises that could have easily turned into brain-outside-of-head disease if I hadn't been wearing it.
Does anyone know a good board for cruising? I was looking into a Landyacht Battleaxe but I was wondering if that was my best bet. Not looking for a hardcore downhill board but more of a board that can go fast for longer periods of time on flat with decent turning. (i.e at least a 90 degree turn)
[QUOTE=redkraken123;32238582]Does anyone know a good board for cruising? I was looking into a Landyacht Battleaxe but I was wondering if that was my best bet. Not looking for a hardcore downhill board but more of a board that can go fast for longer periods of time on flat with decent turning. (i.e at least a 90 degree turn)[/QUOTE] Yeah the battle axe should be fine. If you want a really surfy feel I suggest you swap out the bushings of the trucks. I personally don't reccomend bear trucks simply because I hate the bushing seat with a passion. In my opinion caliber trucks would be better to put on it. So my board setup suggestion to you would be: Landyachtz battle axe, 50 degree caliber trucks, 78a abec11 zigzags, bear spacers, and depending on your weight I can tell you some bushings for a fun ride. [editline]11th September 2011[/editline] hmmm never really looked at this years battle axe. they really did it good this year, w concave and a nice snappy ride. Shit I wish I had one for pushing around, looks like a pretty versatile board.
[QUOTE=redkraken123;32238582]Does anyone know a good board for cruising? I was looking into a Landyacht Battleaxe but I was wondering if that was my best bet. Not looking for a hardcore downhill board but more of a board that can go fast for longer periods of time on flat with decent turning. (i.e at least a 90 degree turn)[/QUOTE] I'll link a few boards I've ridden and liked: [url]http://www.nordboards.com/stowlpilosk.html[/url] [url]http://www.nordboards.com/lovabaloco.html[/url] [url]http://www.nordboards.com/se9babaloco.html[/url]
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32237514]Speaking of bailing hard, I was on my regular trucks and going down a steep hill. I'm not used to speed wobble, and don't know how to deal with it, and that's exactly what started happening. I bailed. Hard. Thankfully though, I'm dressing up as a soldier for 9/11, and the helmet and armor saved my ass and left me with a few bruises that could have easily turned into brain-outside-of-head disease if I hadn't been wearing it.[/QUOTE] Glad your alright. Always pad up anytime you ride. I've hit the deck before going like 10mph, anything can happen. Like hose in the street at midnight, ouch. [editline]11th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=FPKawaii;32238814]I'll link a few boards I've ridden and liked: [url]http://www.nordboards.com/stowlpilosk.html[/url] -bad trucks and wheels [url]http://www.nordboards.com/lovabaloco.html[/url] -fun ride but way overpriced [url]http://www.nordboards.com/se9babaloco.html[/url] -bad wheels[/QUOTE] my thoughts on these. I'm personally not a fan of nordboards. So many better sites in my opinion.
What would the pricing be about for that setup? They have the same setup as this: [url]http://www.landyachtz.com/D25.cfm?PID=306[/url] at my local skateshop but with Monster wheels instead of Zombie for about $250. Is that a little steep in price? [QUOTE=FPKawaii;32238814]I'll link a few boards I've ridden and liked: [url]http://www.nordboards.com/stowlpilosk.html[/url] [url]http://www.nordboards.com/lovabaloco.html[/url] [url]http://www.nordboards.com/se9babaloco.html[/url][/QUOTE] I don't know too much about longboarding as you can probably tell but I don't think that store is around here. I'm pretty limited on what I can buy unless I get it shipped but I'd rather just ride out of the store. :v:
[QUOTE=redkraken123;32238862]What would the pricing be about for that setup? They have the same setup as this: [url]http://www.landyachtz.com/D25.cfm?PID=306[/url] at my local skateshop but with Monster wheels instead of Zombie for about $250. Is that a little steep in price?[/QUOTE] $128 [url=http://motionboardshop.com/longboarding/decks/landyachtz-longboards/landyachtz-2011-battle-axe-longboard-skateboard-deck-only.html]Battle Axe[/url] $50 [url=http://motionboardshop.com/longboarding/trucks/caliber/caliber-forty-four-180mm-44-degree-longboard-trucks-1.html]50 Caliber trucks[/url] $45 [url=http://motionboardshop.com/longboarding/wheels/abec11-wheels/70mm-zigzags-81as.html]ZigZags[/url] $5 [url=http://motionboardshop.com/longboarding/bearings/mini-logo-bearings-1/8mm-bearings-spacers.html]Bearing Spacers[/url] $13 [url=http://motionboardshop.com/longboarding/bearings/mini-logo-bearings-1/mini-logo-bearings.html]Bearings[/url] Thats how I'd set it up personally. And its only $241. Well add like $5 for some bolts. I don't like bear trucks, I own a set. They kill venom bushings with their super restrictive seats and I don't care for rake in hangers. Caliber makes a really nice truck with a beefy hanger and straight axles, its quality and highly raved about.
Would a Landyachtz store carry all of those parts you think? Or would I have to order them?
[QUOTE=redkraken123;32239074]Would a Landyachtz store carry all of those parts you think? Or would I have to order them?[/QUOTE] I doubt landyachtz carries anything else besides their own stuff. Man you live near a landyachtz store? Lucky dog. You can go to the store and talk to the guys about stuff if you want, or you can order my suggestion. Its up to you. What I would do is go to the store and test ride a few boards to get a feel for it. If they have other trucks carried than definitely try those too. I just prefer abec11 & caliber to landyachtz trucks & wheels.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32239121]I doubt landyachtz carries anything else besides their own stuff. Man you live near a landyachtz store? Lucky dog. You can go to the store and talk to the guys about stuff if you want, or you can order my suggestion. Its up to you. What I would do is go to the store and test ride a few boards to get a feel for it. If they have other trucks carried than definitely try those too. I just prefer abec11 & caliber to landyachtz trucks & wheels.[/QUOTE] Yeah haha about an hour away but pretty close. Thanks for the suggestions as well. I think I'll buy the default Battleaxe and then slowly buy the parts once I get a job again.
[QUOTE=redkraken123;32239187]Yeah haha about an hour away but pretty close. Thanks for the suggestions as well. I think I'll buy the default Battleaxe and then slowly buy the parts once I get a job again.[/QUOTE] Buy the deck. And if you have friends who longboard see if they will loan you spare trucks and wheels. While you slowly buy the other stuff. This way you can try other trucks and wheels and really get a idea of what you like.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32239208]Buy the deck. And if you have friends who longboard see if they will loan you spare trucks and wheels. While you slowly buy the other stuff. This way you can try other trucks and wheels and really get a idea of what you like.[/QUOTE] Well I do have friends who do but all their spare parts are the ones that came with their boards. One of them has Evo trucks and wheels but I'm not sure if he would loan me them.
[img]http://www.longboardshop.de/shop/buy%20longboards%20skateboards%20@%20longboard%20shop%20de/LANDYACHTZ_WolfShark2011_shop.gif[/img] Just got this today, my first longboard
The other night, I was walking to my car in the school's parking garage and one of my class mates let me try his out. Fucking awesome. Thinking about buying one for next summer or maybe practice during the winter. Someone want to recommend me a board?
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