• Longboarding
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[QUOTE=Lemonator;32244916][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[/QUOTE] I'm straight jealous. I want one so bad, looks like such a fun speedboard and easily slide-able. [editline]11th September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=articpenguin;32245064]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?[/QUOTE] What kind of riding do you want to do?
Last night me and three friends bombed a few hills. Shit was fun until some asshole with his lights off decides to almost run us down.
Oh my god. Abec 11 classic thane slides so awesome, loving these pink powerballs.
Today I painted my deck. It's now Jake from AT stretching his arm into clouds on the other end. Will post pics sometime tomorrow once it's dried and clear coated. [editline]18th September 2011[/editline] [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/HPIM2104.JPG[/img] [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/HPIM2105.JPG[/img] [img]http://filesmelt.com/dl/HPIM2106.JPG[/img]
Just ordered this exact thing. (got it for cheaper) [img]http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9920/31592022857924583101053.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Kite_shugo;32386026]Just ordered this exact thing. (got it for cheaper) [img]http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/9920/31592022857924583101053.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] Nice, the Ibach is a great deck.
I want something to cruise and I live near a ton of hills, what should I get? I have prorblems with speed wobbles. Looking for distance, ~200$ price range.
[QUOTE=sam6420;32400975]I want something to cruise and I live near a ton of hills, what should I get? I have prorblems with speed wobbles. Looking for distance, ~200$ price range.[/QUOTE] Get some caliber trucks. Get some venom bushings tuned to downhill for it. You got yourself a stable setup perfect for riding hills. Might I suggest [url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/index.php?productID=2910[/url] [url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/index.php?productID=2231[/url] [url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/index.php?productID=1329[/url] ~ 78a [url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/index.php?productID=1563[/url] Not sure if you need grip tape and I can't seem to find any bearing spacers on the site but those are $5 and you won't need them right away but when you want to slide make sure you get a set. Trust me your gonna want to slide to slow down. [editline]20th September 2011[/editline] Ah here they are [url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/index.php?ukey=product&productID=1379[/url] 8x10 is what you need. This setup may be a little over $200 but it'll be worth it in my opinion. [editline]20th September 2011[/editline] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r8Py_CAtek[/media] Latest Abec11 video, sick shredding man.
Thanks man, going to look in to it and most likely get it, ill post here if/when i get it. :D
[QUOTE=sam6420;32402339]Thanks man, going to look in to it and most likely get it, ill post here if/when i get it. :D[/QUOTE] Look around on switchback for stuff you may like. Your gonna have to keep it under $100 for a board though so earthwing and jet would be a best bet. I think that jet deck will suit you nicely. Plus the flashbacks can be slide very easily yet still retain a decent amount of grip. Caliber makes some super dope trucks and they are a personal favorite of mine.
Anyone here that is knowledgeable with truck design and whatnot? I need advice for my design for push-rod suspension trucks.
So I started work on a Shlongboard today and I'd say it was going well. I've already replaced the wheels with my old mindless bandits. Still to do: - Get angled risers to increase turning. - Either cut some cut-outs or sand wheel wells (Still need to work out which) [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/pRN83.jpg[/thumb] [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/ZANyA.jpg[/thumb] [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/EI13v.jpg[/thumb] This is my first go at building a shlongboard so i'm open to criticism/suggestions. Sorry about the awful pictures, taken with my iPhone then shamelessly rehosted from my facebook.
[QUOTE=teslacoil;32416762]Anyone here that is knowledgeable with truck design and whatnot? I need advice for my design for push-rod suspension trucks.[/QUOTE] I'd go to silverfishlongboarding.com for that [editline]22nd September 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Neddix;32430029]schlong[/QUOTE] the angled risers were a excellent idea. thats all i have to input.
So today me and two friends went to skate at an indoor skatepark. It was my first time there, but they've both gone before. So many people were asking me what I was riding, and a good lot complimented my art. Feels goodman.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32450562]So today me and two friends went to skate at an indoor skatepark. It was my first time there, but they've both gone before. So many people were asking me what I was riding, and a good lot complimented my art. Feels goodman.[/QUOTE] How long is your deck? I always felt it'd be awkward to take a longboard to a shortboard park simply because nothing is built for it.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32465963]How long is your deck? I always felt it'd be awkward to take a longboard to a shortboard park simply because nothing is built for it.[/QUOTE] 42" We basically cruised and went down the hills. Took a bit to get used to, but it was fun.
Longboarding looks like a lot of fun. I skateboarded on and off these past years and I kind of want to try out longboarding now instead.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;32471696]42" We basically cruised and went down the hills. Took a bit to get used to, but it was fun.[/QUOTE] I've done this as well, if the park is relatively big enough, you can do some pretty fun stuff with a longdeck there.
[QUOTE=Neddix;32430029]So I started work on a Shlongboard today and I'd say it was going well. I've already replaced the wheels with my old mindless bandits. Still to do: - Get angled risers to increase turning. - Either cut some cut-outs or sand wheel wells (Still need to work out which) [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/pRN83.jpg[/thumb] [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/ZANyA.jpg[/thumb] [thumb]http://i.imgur.com/EI13v.jpg[/thumb] This is my first go at building a shlongboard so i'm open to criticism/suggestions. Sorry about the awful pictures, taken with my iPhone then shamelessly rehosted from my facebook.[/QUOTE] For my shlongboard I am going to get some carbonfiber cause when you do the cut outs it will really weak. I personally sanded in the wells. But angled risers are a good idea!
Question of the day; I need to get new bushings for my Black 180s on my Robot, I'm thinking 85a's, but what shape? I'm leaning towards cylinders. Also, Nipples. [img]http://www.wheelbasemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Nipples.jpg[/img]
It really depends what you want to do. I always rock double barrels for downhill but I rock a barrel and a cone for freeride. I don't do pumping so I never rock double cones. I prefer venom bushings over everything but I have yet to try otang ones. Look at motionboardshops bushing selector.
On it. I'm a cone and barrel, simply because I flatland a lot.
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;32474169]On it. I'm a cone and barrel, simply because I flatland a lot.[/QUOTE] Hell you could go double cones if you really wanted. Its insanely turny and sloppy loose. Its a lot of fun but no fun if you go over 25mph because than its a death trap. Try both haha bushings are super cheap.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32474199]Hell you could go double cones if you really wanted. Its insanely turny and sloppy loose. Its a lot of fun but no fun if you go over 25mph because than its a death trap. Try both haha bushings are super cheap.[/QUOTE] Amen to that, man. $16 for the full lot of Soft Nipples. Not bad at all. Rest of my deck overhaul, I'll get for Christmas. Get some new bearings and wheels and I'll have a monster at my command. The trucks have lasted disgustingly well, all the guys in the Bustin Factory store were amazed they were still in decent condition after two years. Carbon fiber <3
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;32474235]Amen to that, man. $16 for the full lot of Soft Nipples. Not bad at all. Rest of my deck overhaul, I'll get for Christmas. Get some new bearings and wheels and I'll have a monster at my command. The trucks have lasted disgustingly well, all the guys in the Bustin Factory store were amazed they were still in decent condition after two years. Carbon fiber <3[/QUOTE] If you want wheels get them from milehighskates. Free bearings and spacers with any wheel purchase. Its a $15 value that I can't find anywhere else. Bearings are good too.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;32474456]If you want wheels get them from milehighskates. Free bearings and spacers with any wheel purchase. Its a $15 value that I can't find anywhere else. Bearings are good too.[/QUOTE] ...such a thing can only be voodoo or witchcraft. [editline]25th September 2011[/editline] My gods, it's true. Wondering if I want to stick with Orangatang or not, my In-Heats have done pretty good. [editline]25th September 2011[/editline] Though they don't have what I was really looking at, which were [url=http://www.bustinboards.com/Bustin_Premier_Formula_78a_Black_Longboard_Wheel_p/whl_bprem_70mm_black.htm]Bustin Premiers[/url]. My friend's got them on his Maestro and Ibach, and a few have them on some Gravity decks, they're a brilliant ride.
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;32474874]...such a thing can only be voodoo or witchcraft. [editline]25th September 2011[/editline] My gods, it's true. Wondering if I want to stick with Orangatang or not, my In-Heats have done pretty good. [editline]25th September 2011[/editline] Though they don't have what I was really looking at, which were [url=http://www.bustinboards.com/Bustin_Premier_Formula_78a_Black_Longboard_Wheel_p/whl_bprem_70mm_black.htm]Bustin Premiers[/url]. My friend's got them on his Maestro and Ibach, and a few have them on some Gravity decks, they're a brilliant ride.[/QUOTE] I'm a abec11 classic thane man myself. If you haven't tried it than by god you need to try it.
I have a Kracked Skulls 42" Scimitar with O'tang purple Durians. Seriously, I can't recommend Kracked Skulls enough.
[IMG]http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/1871/mygloveslolo.jpg[/IMG] Dollar General sliding gloves :v:
[QUOTE=Lemonator;32244916][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[/QUOTE] Why do people buy boards that are really expensive and they're just starting.
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