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not so much a powerslide, a 180 stand up heel slide. i don't understand the concept of the "kicking out"
[QUOTE=Arc Nova;33309844]not so much a powerslide, a 180 stand up heel slide. i don't understand the concept of the "kicking out"[/QUOTE] Go about as fast as you can go without getting really scared, then go a little faster. Kicking out basically means you push your foot on the deck really hard. There's a lot in the shoulders too, wind your shoulders up before you try to slide.
[QUOTE=Arachnidus;33308525]The Maestro is a bit of a weird ride, I prefer the 32" variant but you can't go wrong with it. The Robot is the best board I've ever had the pleasure of riding.[/QUOTE] I'm seriously considering getting a Robot, Should I get Paris 180 Black trucks or Randal 180 Black 50s? For wheels I'm thinking the bustin 70mm 78a, and for bearings I'm looking at bustin abec 9 bearings.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;33309130]Recommend me a downhill setup, nothing too expensive. EDIT: It appears that the Landy lowriders are pretty popular, as are 4Pres, Indys, and Calibers.[/QUOTE] Top mount city baby. Its trendy right now, uhh for landy drops go with a chinook. I personally ride a custom night topmount. Its pretty much a comet greaseshark with w in the back and carbon fiber. I love it more than any other board I've ever bombed on. If your gonna get cast downhill trucks GO CALIBER OR GUNMETAL. I personally don't like otang thane and I'm a huge abec 11 fan, also I hear venom cannibals are amazing probably gonna be my next wheel to try. So I'd reccommend zigzags or bigzigs 78a or 81a even the 80a if you want to try reflex. Reflex is fun I currently rock 80a reflex bigzigs and its grippy as all hell but if you get anything over 25 you can get a really nice predrift. If your gonna go venom cannibals than 78a or the next up which I think is 81a? [editline]16th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=stupid10er;33309217]just ordered: 2012 Earthwing Supermodel 38" 8-ply Independent 215 trucks Daddies Brand ABEC 7 bearings Earthwing Floater 81a 70mm wheels Shockpads Bearing Spacers Tool Kit i imagine this is a good beginner setup. opinions? i also need to get bushings but i guess i can rock stock bushings for a few weeks. also maybe harder wheels when i learn how to slide.[/QUOTE] Great beginner setup. [editline]16th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Arachnidus;33309256]I've had a Gravity cruiser, and a Never Summer Heist. After the Heist, I bought my first Bustin deck. Since, I've never bought any other brand. Maybe it's because I'm a New York bastard, but I've only ever been served well by Bustin, the decks are solid and the service great. Not to mention the customization they offer. Speaking of the Heist, if anybody wants a good freeride deck, I'm not sure how the V2+ is, but...the V1 was godlike. The Flex is incredible.[/QUOTE] I hear ya man. Some companies just do it right, landyachtz has been really dope in my eye since I love their switchblade. I'll have to try a bustin if I ever see someone riding one. [editline]16th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Arc Nova;33309625]why cant I powerslide?! I can't get the concept down at all.[/QUOTE] best way to learn is to get some slide gloves than get going faster than 15mph and go for a coleman slide. Lookup how to do it on youtube. Its pretty much what everyone learns first, I did learn standups first since I was a cheap bastard on gloves. It takes a lot longer but once you get it, it translates to all the other slides very well. [editline]16th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Godrek;33310310]I'm seriously considering getting a Robot, Should I get Paris 180 Black trucks or Randal 180 Black 50s? For wheels I'm thinking the bustin 70mm 78a, and for bearings I'm looking at bustin abec 9 bearings.[/QUOTE] Randal. American Made baby. [editline]16th November 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Arc Nova;33309844]not so much a powerslide, a 180 stand up heel slide. i don't understand the concept of the "kicking out"[/QUOTE] shift all your weight onto your front foot. Leave around 10 percent of your weight on the other. Throw your hips, and leg and shoulders through it. Look up some guides on youtube. It took me like 2 weeks when I first started to get it. I would go out everyday for at least half a hour and work on them. Got them in the first week than another to really get it every time. Its all about going at it and attacking it again and again.
So I'm thinking: Bustin Board's Robot Deck Randal 180mm 50 Trucks Bustin Swift 70mm 78a Wheels Bustin Abec9 Bearings 225$ Total Good?
If you are getting a Bustin, it's ideal to live in commute to NYC, so if it breaks due to bad quality control (supposedly happens alot), they'll let you pick a new one.
[QUOTE=Godrek;33310310]I'm seriously considering getting a Robot, Should I get Paris 180 Black trucks or Randal 180 Black 50s? For wheels I'm thinking the bustin 70mm 78a, and for bearings I'm looking at bustin abec 9 bearings.[/QUOTE] I've not had experience with the bearings, I'm a cheap bastard so I used standard Abec 7s on all my decks. I'd go for Bones Supers, and I prefer the Randals. You can't go wrong with the bustin wheels, but which type are you looking at? The new ones, the Black-Red-Green ones in the performance line, I think, I've only heard good things about.
[QUOTE=Godrek;33311003]So I'm thinking: Bustin Board's Robot Deck Randal 180mm 50 Trucks Bustin Swift 70mm 78a Wheels Bustin Abec9 Bearings 225$ Total Good?[/QUOTE] Get magic bearings. Support scene companies like rob.
logged onto FP for the first time in forever, saw this thread, pretty stoked! im a hardcore longboarder if i do say so myself. Currently riding for orangatang wheels and eden racing. i know theres a lot of hate towards otang but they hook mad riders up and do great things for the scene. as for eden, its my good friend russ's company based out of Harvard MA, hes just putting out the first production run of eden sparrows now, a directional topmount thats designed for freeride and downhill! I also make videos, lots and lots of skate videos, check em out! [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsRiYKsiJTc[/media] ive got many many more videos on my channel if anyone's interested... cheers! stay stoked everyone
Nothing wrong with otang imo. My friend has a set and I like how they do their thane. There 81a compares to s9 78a. Definitely will be my next set of wheels if I ever run through my s9.
[QUOTE=Kobl;33323949]logged onto FP for the first time in forever, saw this thread, pretty stoked! im a hardcore longboarder if i do say so myself. Currently riding for orangatang wheels and eden racing. i know theres a lot of hate towards otang but they hook mad riders up and do great things for the scene. as for eden, its my good friend russ's company based out of Harvard MA, hes just putting out the first production run of eden sparrows now, a directional topmount thats designed for freeride and downhill! I also make videos, lots and lots of skate videos, check em out! [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsRiYKsiJTc[/media] ive got many many more videos on my channel if anyone's interested... cheers! stay stoked everyone[/QUOTE] You have mad skills man. I'd like to say I'm on par with you with your tricks except toeside standies. Those take a lot of practice. I personally won't buy otang wheels but I'd take a sponsorship from them anyday man. Props to you man, I hope I can ride as well as you in the future. Fuck I need to make my sponsor me video.
What helmet would you guys reccomend?
[QUOTE=Kman1;33357085]What helmet would you guys reccomend?[/QUOTE] Just about any helmet would do.
Thanks man.
How do you guys maintain bearings? A lot of people tell me to just buy another set of bones reds and dont bother cleaning em because they are damn cheap.
Open then, scrub them and lube them like a regular person.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;33359144]Open then, scrub them and lube them like a regular person.[/QUOTE] Well sure, there is of course this option... But what solvent and lube specifically? You can't just be rinsing them under water and soakin them in wd-40...
[QUOTE=.enasnI;33360497]Well sure, there is of course this option... But what solvent and lube specifically? You can't just be rinsing them under water and soakin them in wd-40...[/QUOTE] Acquire wire brush and rag Scrub and wipe Lube balls and bearing ring things with whatever bearing lube my friend has at the moment Assemble
[QUOTE=jawak;17907332]it's not skateboarding. It's basically a skateboard[/QUOTE] okay
[QUOTE=Kman1;33357085]What helmet would you guys reccomend?[/QUOTE] Triple8 Multi-Impact sweatsaver. Its like $40 and comfy, plus it doesn't have eps foam so you can smash your head and still have a helmet.
Learning toeside speed checks. Where should I have my weight balanced out before and during the slide ?
[QUOTE=jordy.Jay;33369303]Learning toeside speed checks. Where should I have my weight balanced out before and during the slide ?[/QUOTE] Hands down or stand up. I'm still working on my stand up. Hands down I've almost got down to a science. Now I'm just trying to work some courage to go faster that 25-30mph and do them. Sucks to highside with those especially since I do them without a hand on the rail. Generally for any slide you want most of your weight on the front foot in the beginning while you push out to 90 than even your weight out completely than from there its how you want to come out of the slide.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;33378927]Hands down or stand up. I'm still working on my stand up. Hands down I've almost got down to a science. Now I'm just trying to work some courage to go faster that 25-30mph and do them. Sucks to highside with those especially since I do them without a hand on the rail. Generally for any slide you want most of your weight on the front foot in the beginning while you push out to 90 than even your weight out completely than from there its how you want to come out of the slide.[/QUOTE] Stand ups. Haha, I'll get them sooner or later.
[QUOTE=jordy.Jay;33382290]Stand ups. Haha, I'll get them sooner or later.[/QUOTE] Stand ups are a bitch. I suggest just looking them up on youtube, I can do 180s all day toeside but holding them out is a whole other story. Thats some scary shit especially after you highside a few times.
For those who don't like cleaning bearings too often, mix oil and lithium grease, it's awesome. I have 4 sets of bearings lubed with this solution in my boards/friends boards and we've been riding the whole summer in rain, sand/gravel forest roads, dusty garages and shit like that, rolling smoothly and still no rattles :) I love how quiet they are as well, goes nicely with soaped pivot cups and 75as for those ultimate ninja night rides.
[QUOTE=Kelju;33389050]For those who don't like cleaning bearings too often, mix oil and lithium grease, it's awesome. I have 4 sets of bearings lubed with this solution in my boards/friends boards and we've been riding the whole summer in rain, sand/gravel forest roads, dusty garages and shit like that, rolling smoothly and still no rattles :) I love how quiet they are as well, goes nicely with soaped pivot cups and 75as for those ultimate ninja night rides.[/QUOTE] lookup numcups on silverfish. Basically the best pivot cups around.
Hey, first time buyer here and I'm currently checking out the Arbor Fish Koa longboard. What do you think? on silverfish loads of people recommend the Earthwing Superglider but personally i think that the fish looks nicer. I'm planning to use it to get to/from college and hopefully uni and maybe some carving(?) not really into tricks or really fast downhill. Thanks!
[QUOTE=Bambo.;33403244]Hey, first time buyer here and I'm currently checking out the Arbor Fish Koa longboard. What do you think? on silverfish loads of people recommend the Earthwing Superglider but personally i think that the fish looks nicer. I'm planning to use it to get to/from college and hopefully uni and maybe some carving(?) not really into tricks or really fast downhill. Thanks![/QUOTE] Up to you mate. Earthwing makes some great boards, but so does Arbor.
Fair enough, thanks.
Depends on the arbor deck. The sym freeride deck they make seems to be the only one any of their team riders will touch. Kinda says something about their other decks......
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