• Longboarding
    1,387 replies, posted
[QUOTE=Whitebowl;33913079]I'm looking into buying my first longboard and I'm just wondering if there is anything I should know. Most of what I know is advice from my friend who told me a 40' board with 70mm 75a wheels would be great for a beginner like me. (Cruising and hill bombing once I get the hang of it.) Anything else I should know before I make a purchase? I'll be spending around 200 CAN and plan on asking the people working at the skate shop for any advice as well.[/QUOTE] I hate to re-quote my own post but I plan on buying one today and didn't get an answer.
[QUOTE=Whitebowl;33966644]I hate to re-quote my own post but I plan on buying one today and didn't get an answer.[/QUOTE] What is your purchase going to be?
[QUOTE=Whitebowl;33966644]I hate to re-quote my own post but I plan on buying one today and didn't get an answer.[/QUOTE] [url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/longboards.php[/url] Pick a deck you like. Get some 50 degree trucks from caliber. Get some Abec 11 Zigzags in 78a or 81a. Both are amazing duros.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;33969039][url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/longboards.php[/url] Pick a deck you like. Get some 50 degree trucks from caliber. Get some Abec 11 Zigzags in 78a or 81a. Both are amazing duros.[/QUOTE] Thanks for the advice! I ended up getting a sector 9 board and replacing the wheels with the Zigzags. I'm pretty happy with it so far [editline]31st December 2011[/editline] The skate shop I was at didn't carry Caliber trucks so I stuck with the gullwings that came with the board
[QUOTE=Takkun10;33969039][url]http://www.switchbacklongboards.com/shop/longboards.php[/url] Pick a deck you like. Get some 50 degree trucks from caliber. Get some Abec 11 Zigzags in 78a or 81a. Both are amazing duros.[/QUOTE] Switchback is in my town. I was shocked to say the least when I was looking at longboards online and it came up.
well for me it's summer (australia), so it's pretty good skating weather. here's a video of me and my mate testing out his new go pro on a local run, tipping 65, im at the back. [video] [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYpiHaxjTpY[/url] [/video] 81 classic zigs on the way yeeew
[QUOTE=Whitebowl;33971792]Thanks for the advice! I ended up getting a sector 9 board and replacing the wheels with the Zigzags. I'm pretty happy with it so far [editline]31st December 2011[/editline] The skate shop I was at didn't carry Caliber trucks so I stuck with the gullwings that came with the board[/QUOTE] Gullwings have definitely improved lately my best suggestion is to change the stock bushings in your trucks. Get some venoms up in that bitch and find a bushing setup that works for you. [editline]31st December 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=ITokez;33972819]Switchback is in my town. I was shocked to say the least when I was looking at longboards online and it came up.[/QUOTE] Lucky. I wish I had a rad local shop.
[QUOTE=jordy.Jay;33976652]well for me it's summer (australia), so it's pretty good skating weather. here's a video of me and my mate testing out his new go pro on a local run, tipping 65, im at the back. [video] [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYpiHaxjTpY[/url] [/video] 81 classic zigs on the way yeeew[/QUOTE] Looked like a fun ass run [editline]31st December 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Takkun10;33966350]ABEC 11 Flashbacks 81a. They're like $33 on longboardskater.com and a super popular wheel that has held up to the test of time. Fucking love abec 11 classic thane. Plus no other 70mm wheel can beat its price.[/QUOTE] Thanks, about how long do they last before they aren't ride-able anymore?
I did a shuvit yesterday. Someone driving by stopped and told me to do it again, so I did. He was so amazed.
[QUOTE=Dr. Disciple;33977902]Thanks, about how long do they last before they aren't ride-able anymore?[/QUOTE] Flashbacks last pretty much forever, they wear so nicely and pretty much never flatspot. Oops, double toast.
are earthwings good? I might get a supermodel when I have some cash.
[QUOTE=hula whoop;33982020]are earthwings good? I might get a supermodel when I have some cash.[/QUOTE] I've heard good things about them. Never had any personal experience, but I can't recall ever hearing anything bad.
[QUOTE=hula whoop;33982020]are earthwings good? I might get a supermodel when I have some cash.[/QUOTE] Earthwing supermodel is a super popular board. Might I suggest getting the one with micro drops. Those drops will lock you in so nicely in slides.
I have the 2012 supermodel with Indy 215's. it's my first board so I can't compare it to anything, but i like it better than my friend's time machine.
[QUOTE=stupid10er;33985198]I have the 2012 supermodel with Indy 215's. it's my first board so I can't compare it to anything, but i like it better than my friend's time machine.[/QUOTE] Its pretty much the end all be all recommended board to anyone looking for a first deck. Its so versatile and is a great jack of all trades. I really want to try the microdrop version because I love me some microdrop but first things first, get some cindrich gen 4 precision trucks.
[QUOTE=Takkun10;33985617]first things first, get some cindrich gen 4 precision trucks.[/QUOTE] I read that as "get some children".
[QUOTE=Takkun10;33984798]Earthwing supermodel is a super popular board. Might I suggest getting the one with micro drops. Those drops will lock you in so nicely in slides.[/QUOTE] Alright, although the only one like that on switchbacklongboards is a top-mount (I think). Is there a major difference between drop through and top-mount? I've never ridden a longboard before, let alone owned one haha.
[QUOTE=hula whoop;33987160]Alright, although the only one like that on switchbacklongboards is a top-mount (I think). Is there a major difference between drop through and top-mount? I've never ridden a longboard before, let alone owned one haha.[/QUOTE] Top mounts are higher up from the ground and generally turn better.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;33987522]Top mounts are higher up from the ground and generally turn better.[/QUOTE] ah, ok. If they turn better then that'll probably be a good thing for me, roads here are retarded.
[QUOTE=hula whoop;33987597]ah, ok. If they turn better then that'll probably be a good thing for me, roads here are retarded.[/QUOTE] A better choice would be a board with a shorter wheelbase, or learning to predrift.
[QUOTE=FPKawaii;33987873]A better choice would be a board with a shorter wheelbase, or learning to predrift.[/QUOTE] He doesn't need a short wheelbase just yet. Supermodel is a great deck for him than once he learns more and grows into it he can make decisions like this. Mold the skater inside. hahaha [editline]1st January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=hula whoop;33987160]Alright, although the only one like that on switchbacklongboards is a top-mount (I think). Is there a major difference between drop through and top-mount? I've never ridden a longboard before, let alone owned one haha.[/QUOTE] Drop throughs are lower and are suppose to be stabler (This is subject to opinion because I ride top mounts fine at high speeds, its all in ankle strength and building up to those speeds) they also drift easier and are suppose to be easier to slide. I prefer top mounts for sliding simply because you gain more control plus if you get a microdrop supermodel you'll be a little lower so it'll kinda be like a drop through case and point my switchblade is like that. Fucking love that deck top mounted. Your gonna like a supermodel whether it be microdrop or regular. Its a good entry level deck that a large number of people learn all their firsts on.
Happy new year, guys. Let the coming year bring us some ridiculously good jams.
So, what's the deal on the Element Travel Well series?
Happy New Year Longboarders
so would this be a decent set up? Earthwing Drop Down Supermodel 50 Caliber 9" Abec 11 Zig Zags 70mm 83a bones reds
thinking about saving up for a Loaded Dervish. i tried my friends dervish and it was the greatest thing ever
[QUOTE=Adelle Zhu;34001239]thinking about saving up for a Loaded Dervish. i tried my friends dervish and it was the greatest thing ever[/QUOTE] my dervish is fun but it's expensive like fuck
[QUOTE=hula whoop;33998916]so would this be a decent set up? Earthwing Drop Down Supermodel 50 Caliber 9" Abec 11 Zig Zags 70mm 83a bones reds[/QUOTE] Yes. Yes. Yes. But get the 10" and top mount those bitches. [editline]1st January 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Adelle Zhu;34001239]thinking about saving up for a Loaded Dervish. i tried my friends dervish and it was the greatest thing ever[/QUOTE] So many other options that are just as fun and flexy. Fuck loaded, do not spend the money on that over priced carving machine. [editline]1st January 2012[/editline] [url=http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=LS&Product_Code=LYDCC&Category_Code=LF]Friend owns one and I've ridden it a few times, fun ride with some nice flex. Get the right bushing combo and you can bomb, carve, or slide with it. It has pretty medium flex with me at 170lbs.[/url] [editline]1st January 2012[/editline] [url]http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=LS&Category_Code=DS[/url] Dregs makes dope stuff too. [url]http://longboardskater.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=LS&Category_Code=ML[/url] Madrid dream is suppose to be really great too.
[QUOTE=hula whoop;33998916]so would this be a decent set up? Earthwing Drop Down Supermodel 50 Caliber 9" Abec 11 Zig Zags 70mm 83a bones reds[/QUOTE] also consider Independent 215's; the supermodel was made with those in mind.
anyone know where any trick tip videos are for switch speed checks ? i just can't get them !
Sorry, you need to Log In to post a reply to this thread.