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Title: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on July 24, 2016, 04:58:22 AM
so i noticed my local shop got a stock on baker decks and they had stickers that names the shape/concave on them that was either mellow or steep

the first and last time i got a baker it had a nice shape but was terribly flat

what i mean by that is think of a deluxe board and instead of its step concave actually having that nice medium deep feel that makes it like a real skate deck the baker was flat as a walmart/target/sports store generic deck. no definition on the step concave.

has anyone tried the steep baker concave? or know anything about it? like if the steep is similar to a REAL since baker/deluxe is BBS/generator
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: crail on July 25, 2016, 08:32:30 AM
I know exactly what your saying most baker concaves are super flat and pointy similar to hook ups shapes, I just got a Reynolds 8.5 steep concave with a new square nose and tail shape that feels exactly like a fucking awesome shape and nothing like any of the past shapes they have come out with
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: BMCsteve on July 25, 2016, 09:24:52 AM
I believe there is the "OG" shape which is flat and pointy and the "YG" shape which has more concave and a fatter nose/tail
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: B-Rad is the Raddest on July 25, 2016, 10:59:29 AM
I actually dig their super flat shapes
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on July 25, 2016, 04:49:59 PM
woah! thanks for the feedback guys, i need to check this new YG shape out. i like baker, i like the boss, but the decks...first and last i had was just cheap feeling. but im gonna definitely try that new shape. hopefully in the size range of a 8-8.18 ;D
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: FAT on July 25, 2016, 07:34:30 PM
I know exactly what your saying most baker concaves are super flat and pointy similar to hook ups shapes, I just got a Reynolds 8.5 steep concave with a new square nose and tail shape that feels exactly like a fucking awesome shape and nothing like any of the past shapes they have come out with


I skated two of those back to back and loved them. will absolutely buy again.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Silky Johnson on July 25, 2016, 07:37:54 PM
I actually dig their super flat shapes
Same, riding a 8.475 "mellow concave" deck and it's killer
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on July 25, 2016, 09:40:55 PM
I've only ever seen (and ridden) the O.G concave, pointy, didn't care for them. Now, if they have a non-pointy shape I could rock one (Assuming it's more Deathwish shaped).
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: BMCsteve on July 25, 2016, 10:28:15 PM
OG:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/steveboston/og_zpscorqck0b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/steveboston/media/og_zpscorqck0b.jpg.html)

YG

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/steveboston/YG2_zpskby1xpsr.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/steveboston/media/YG2_zpskby1xpsr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: BURRRPRINT on July 26, 2016, 01:05:45 AM
Riding the OG shape now. Newer had a Baker board before, so it was little bit strange in beginning. Now I love it. Bummer the local shop won't order Baker for next re-stock, although they sold out instant.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on July 26, 2016, 01:09:57 AM
OG:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/steveboston/og_zpscorqck0b.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/steveboston/media/og_zpscorqck0b.jpg.html)

YG

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v644/steveboston/YG2_zpskby1xpsr.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/steveboston/media/YG2_zpskby1xpsr.jpg.html)

woah! thank you so much steve, damn that YG shape with a full nose and tail look awesome, definitely definitely trying one out next
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on July 26, 2016, 09:30:16 AM
Daaaaaaaaaaamn that YG looks good.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: chillclinton87 on July 31, 2016, 02:27:35 PM
i recently held the reynolds steep shape board in 8,5 in my hands, has the full nose and tail shape too- that is why i prefer alien and habitat boards, cause of the square nose and tail shape. skated a lot of baker deathwish couple years ago.

in the new bakerboys catalog i saw steep shapes with square nose and tail in smaller shapes too- i usually ride 8.125 wide boards.

really hope our local shop gets those in, i would love to skate a baker board again!
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: 256 Ply on August 03, 2016, 01:18:43 AM

Baker also has a new B2 mold, described as a "Squared nose and tail":

(http://bakerboysdist.com/content/catalogs/fall16/images/page9.jpg)
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: chillclinton87 on August 03, 2016, 04:33:17 AM

Baker also has a new B2 mold, described as a "Squared nose and tail":

(http://bakerboysdist.com/content/catalogs/fall16/images/page9.jpg)


yeah is this and the reynolds board with the deep concave kinda the same thing?
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on August 03, 2016, 06:07:05 PM

Baker also has a new B2 mold, described as a "Squared nose and tail":

(http://bakerboysdist.com/content/catalogs/fall16/images/page9.jpg)

My Figgy arrives tomorrow, I'll let y'all know how it goes
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on August 03, 2016, 10:16:13 PM
nice the 8.25 figgy B2 stain deck?
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on August 03, 2016, 10:51:05 PM
nice the 8.25 figgy B2 stain deck?

Yep, same stain, too - Red/Teal.

While I'm hoping for the best (quasi 8.25"ish shape) I've a feeling it's just going to be less pointy and feel like an anti-hero, just fuller than normal.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on August 04, 2016, 03:14:18 AM
i wonder if reynolds is doing the new shape cause his coffee video was sick, he took out some tricks that werent the boss's usual
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on August 04, 2016, 05:22:42 PM
Got the deck in hand....

They are in fact the 'steep' concave. Nose and tail kicks are visibly steeper than anything I've on hand (Real, quasi, Creature). Width measures true (straight across, not with the concave), Length says 31.75 (what I was hoping for), measures 32"

But, whomever thinks these are squared needs to retake geometry. They're not pointy by baker/real or even kayo levels of pointy, they're just normal popsicles, but with a very Anti-hero, habitat, vibe (good) etc. No where near square like the quasi 8.25/8.5, not even close.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UI6Gzrv7_tY/V6PPje4ZA9I/AAAAAAAAer8/p-MU7C4M2DwA6bx0LzGcn_s3iRc271vEACCo/s800/IMG_20160804_160918.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-eRxFVDNj0WM/V6PPjQJ1_OI/AAAAAAAAesM/K5q8uGFY9cQppbrOhuSHVTmHRwWhJE6xgCCo/s800/IMG_20160804_161608.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tGnl8KWifBQ/V6PPjZg0o2I/AAAAAAAAer8/ros15NuDz9wftnf3N8xgSIw3ocjAkXS4gCCo/s800/IMG_20160804_161640.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IYaWYIL6kMk/V6PPjcj55CI/AAAAAAAAesI/OFi719NNINQv13cDqAudjRgM8k6T-U4OwCCo/s800/IMG_20160804_160952.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sdZhRa52GFM/V6Pa892vazI/AAAAAAAAesg/CoQkMCHMwcQeSjVBcdVxlgrbrvPeekWawCCo/s800/IMG_20160804_171424.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-PCeDnxnHjaA/V6PPjdyNjjI/AAAAAAAAer8/-Z_npH1hERgTuZOGMDXZPH4aUuDWyXSmgCCo/s800/IMG_20160804_161039.jpg)


Compared to a Creature P2
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XBQ-k30b_WI/V6PbmjTBEVI/AAAAAAAAes4/xgRJmFi7260a-kSTLbZ07KUxRmKVrm9GwCCo/s800/IMG_20160804_171756.jpg)
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on August 04, 2016, 08:08:08 PM
Woah it's a very nice shape, I like. That's crazy that it's deeper than a real.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Porkchop Sandwiches on August 04, 2016, 10:11:14 PM
Looks like I'll get a Real full shape instead.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: perverted super otaku! on August 05, 2016, 05:21:21 AM
that baker shape reminds me a lot of the standard Polar 8.25 popsicle shape
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on August 05, 2016, 07:58:50 PM
Hit the park today with the Baker, really nice shape, pretty comfy right from the start (i.e. I didn't have an adjustment period with it).

I'll keep it setup but oddly enough it made me want to ride something smaller :P

The OJs I set it up with were slow as fuck (not the insane-a-thane bue regular...I should've learned by now).
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: obZen on August 05, 2016, 09:23:33 PM
I just skated an 8.25 full shape real deck and these new bakers have the same kind of shape, but with a bit different length and wheelbase. I ended up going for an Anti-Hero 8.5 since I cracked the tail a bit on the Real yesterday. Mostly on a whim that a shorter wheelbase but wider deck will help me a bit.
But if all else fails I'm going back down to an 8.125 (probably the baker b2 shape) and 139s for a bit to see if I can get some of my more technical tricks back down with less wood and metal to flip around.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on August 06, 2016, 01:45:21 AM
Hit the park today with the Bake, really nice shape, pretty comfy right from the start (i.e. I didn't have an adjustment period with it).

I'll keep it setup but oddly enough it made me want to ride something smaller :P

The OJs I set it up with were slow as fuck (not the insane-a-thane bue regular...I should've learned by now).

Woah, I kinda really want one now. What's the wheel base?
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on August 06, 2016, 11:46:07 AM
Hit the park today with the Bake, really nice shape, pretty comfy right from the start (i.e. I didn't have an adjustment period with it).

I'll keep it setup but oddly enough it made me want to ride something smaller :P

The OJs I set it up with were slow as fuck (not the insane-a-thane bue regular...I should've learned by now).

Woah, I kinda really want one now. What's the wheel base?

14.25" (check my post with images, says so on the sticker)
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: rob on August 07, 2016, 12:18:14 AM
aha my bad, looked right passed it
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: chillclinton87 on August 08, 2016, 02:49:53 AM
going to order the 8,125 width of the steep concave at my local, they just go those in!  ;D
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: SpankerChief on September 12, 2018, 02:51:39 PM
I know this thread is super old, I just haven't found a recent thread or discussion about this anywhere.

 First of all Baker and Deathwish I dig the homie vibe and the team seems solid. 
 
Now on to my opinion about their boards had what was the OG shape pointy nose and tail flat as fuck didn't like it. Tried the steep concave DW board twice a wider deck maybe I was wrong nope absolute shit. I would like to try the B2 shape but..... If history has shown me anything else it probably sucks ass as well.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Xen on September 12, 2018, 11:26:31 PM
I know this thread is super old, I just haven't found a recent thread or discussion about this anywhere.

 First of all Baker and Deathwish I dig the homie vibe and the team seems solid. 
 
Now on to my opinion about their boards had what was the OG shape pointy nose and tail flat as fuck didn't like it. Tried the steep concave DW board twice a wider deck maybe I was wrong nope absolute shit. I would like to try the B2 shape but..... If history has shown me anything else it probably sucks ass as well.

I just disassembled an OG baker, too pointy for my taste but I kiiiiiiinda enjoyed the flat was thinking about the B2 shape again but would rather the B16 squared with the B16 dims, that would be the shit. As it is, the B2 8.3s/8.5s are all 32" with a 14.5"WB...I'd settle for a medium kick/cave around 8.3 and under 32" but longer than 31.5" ...
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: SpankerChief on September 15, 2018, 09:30:09 AM
I know this thread is super old, I just haven't found a recent thread or discussion about this anywhere.

 First of all Baker and Deathwish I dig the homie vibe and the team seems solid. 
 
Now on to my opinion about their boards had what was the OG shape pointy nose and tail flat as fuck didn't like it. Tried the steep concave DW board twice a wider deck maybe I was wrong nope absolute shit. I would like to try the B2 shape but..... If history has shown me anything else it probably sucks ass as well.

I just disassembled an OG baker, too pointy for my taste but I kiiiiiiinda enjoyed the flat was thinking about the B2 shape again but would rather the B16 squared with the B16 dims, that would be the shit. As it is, the B2 8.3s/8.5s are all 32" with a 14.5"WB...I'd settle for a medium kick/cave around 8.3 and under 32" but longer than 31.5" ...
I've been rocking Real HW deck it feels like a foundation deck but does have a decent concave not a full nose or tail.

What I miss about the early 2000's and late 90's the sizes and concaves were standard the block square nose and tail much like an FA or minilogo almost thumb sized.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: poor alice on September 16, 2018, 07:19:02 AM
Iím just after breaking a DEATHWISH team deck that I adored.
It had that pointy noise and tail that I love and a good steep enough concave - another thing I appreciate in a board.
Except for Baker and DW, do any other companies have the same molds / shapes? I like supporting baker and dw but would like more options with brands
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: Noble Experiment on September 16, 2018, 01:00:24 PM
B16 is my favorite shape of all time and the shape I've skated the most of back to back; I think all last year all I skated were B16s actually. Every now and then I'll get a dud but for the most part they're amazing. I prefer the medium to flat ones though, flip tricks work better for me on them, the steeper ones don't feel as good; so when I'm buying one at the shop I always gotta stand on it to make sure its flat enough, and when I'm ordering a B16 online I just have to hope that it's not a steeper one.
@poor alice Powell's 8.5 ◊ 32 shape is pretty similar actually.
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: nosneb on September 16, 2018, 05:39:47 PM
Hookups uses the pointy shape and medium mellow concave same wood as baker
Title: Re: BAKER concaves
Post by: poor alice on September 17, 2018, 02:30:08 AM
B16 is my favorite shape of all time and the shape I've skated the most of back to back; I think all last year all I skated were B16s actually. Every now and then I'll get a dud but for the most part they're amazing. I prefer the medium to flat ones though, flip tricks work better for me on them, the steeper ones don't feel as good; so when I'm buying one at the shop I always gotta stand on it to make sure its flat enough, and when I'm ordering a B16 online I just have to hope that it's not a steeper one.
@poor alice Powell's 8.5 ◊ 32 shape is pretty similar actually.

Cheers for the shout, but 8.5 is far too big for me these days- Iíve slowly gone back down from an 8.5 / 8.375 I think to 8.125 and now Iíve settled on an 8.
Itís the pointy nose and tail coupled with the nice concave that adds up to making what I feel has been my favourite shape of board.
I did just order an 8Ē Lizzie Armando birdhouse for £40, are they still manufactured by the same wood shops as Baker etc?