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Title: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yapple dapple on October 30, 2016, 08:06:29 PM
I don't need any new decks but really like the new Enjoi drop, especially the Wray series. What skate stuff are you thinking of getting but can't seem to pull the trigger?

(http://www.easternskatesupply.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/enjoi-wray.jpg)
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Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Iceman on October 30, 2016, 08:15:41 PM
what happened to wray bros?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yapple dapple on October 30, 2016, 08:25:38 PM
^ Their still kicking around. The enjoi thing is just a guest art series. The gummy bear board is kind of sick. Last i heard he moved wood shops from China to Mexico...
http://wraybros.bigcartel.com/ (http://wraybros.bigcartel.com/)
(http://[url=http://wraybros.bigcartel.com/product/jeremy-wray-gummy-deck]http://wraybros.bigcartel.com/product/jeremy-wray-gummy-deck[/url])
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: TEMP-GNAR on October 30, 2016, 08:26:07 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/4g03ke9.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 30, 2016, 10:51:41 PM
Really been wanting the Alltimers Adidas shirt and superstars, found them both on sale but i got 6 pairs of shoes to burn through and don't need anymore clothes. I need to stop buying skate shit for a bit so i can travel more.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on October 31, 2016, 04:27:08 AM
This is the thread for me. I'll have family going to America in a couple of months, and I can finally get skate stuff for a reasonable price. I'll be able to order things online as soon as I find out where they'll stay. Getting a Christmas Complete would be too much to ask, because it would be a pain in the ass to carry, and because it would definitely give them a hard time through customs. So I'm trying to figure out parts to order, to get not only the most bang for my buck, but also to get things that are worth buying.

-Decks are out of the question due to size, and the fact that I can get something that's fundamentally the same here in The Old Country.

-Bearings are bearings, unless I'm buying something ultra fancy, like 6 balls swiss ceramics or whatever, which I can't really afford. But they're portable, tiny, and cheap, so perhaps a set or two of Mini Logos is in order...

-Wheels are definitely appealing to me. I'm pretty much sold on a set of Spitfire Formula Fours already.

-Trucks are a long-term investment, and I won't be needing those in the near future. Still I'm tempted to get something in the sweet spot between the two setups I have... I'm currently riding a comically tiny 7.5 deck with 127mm trucks (ikr) and a 8.25 on 149mm. So the option of getting, say, a 139mm set of Indys would be nice, to keep things between the 8 and 8.25 range.

-As for "assorted" junk... somehow I don't think getting a dufflebag full of Shorty Silverados is a smart shopping experience. Griptape is griptape. I need a new set of hard conical bushings for the big setup. Are Silver tools really that good? I've been wanting to buy one.

-On the other side of gear, talking about DOPE FITS and all, I don't like the idea of paying FullRetail (tm) for shoes. I'll probably just hope for a bountiful harvest at the local Ross stores. I've been looking for a pair of Dylans for quite a while, but then... you know... and now I don't think I can get them anymore. There's nothing I really want for clothes, so I'll look around big websites and hope for the best.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on October 31, 2016, 05:05:31 AM
a MK1.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on October 31, 2016, 09:47:13 AM
-New deck, so many brands out there I can't really make up my mind. I want steep concave, 8.25, 14.25-.5 wb, maybe 32 in length and a pointy nose from a woodshop with stiff boards
-As for wheels, stuck between 101a Conical Full F4s and some Conical 80HDs for the cruiser
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on October 31, 2016, 09:58:00 AM
I've only got one deck in the reserves so obviously I'm losing a lot of sleep looking at boards that are all the same size and wood but have different pictures on them. A high stress very important decision for me.

I also started skating a pair of those hyperfeel janoskis and they're amazing so I'm in snatch 'em up/piss away all my money mode.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: coneklr on October 31, 2016, 10:04:12 AM
I don't know why but everything in that Adidas X Official collab is looking really good to me.  I could only chill in the shoes since they are vulc but damn those and that hoodie look good!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Noble Experiment on October 31, 2016, 10:25:51 AM
A set of black STFs in my size that I found on sale for cheap. On the plus side im getting wheels for cheap but on the downside they're colored wheels and these days i usually never skate a wheel unless it's white, but blacks not too bad, so I'll probably end up getting them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: SodaJerk on October 31, 2016, 10:56:02 AM
A set of black STFs in my size that I found on sale for cheap. On the plus side im getting wheels for cheap but on the downside they're colored wheels and these days i usually never skate a wheel unless it's white, but blacks not too bad, so I'll probably end up getting them.
I have ridden them in black and even have a set spare, I like them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yapple dapple on October 31, 2016, 02:34:28 PM

-Trucks are a long-term investment, and I won't be needing those in the near future. Still I'm tempted to get something in the sweet spot between the two setups I have... I'm currently riding a comically tiny 7.5 deck with 127mm trucks (ikr) and a 8.25 on 149mm. So the option of getting, say, a 139mm set of Indys would be nice, to keep things between the 8 and 8.25 range.

That's a other thing I've been thinking about building. An 7.75 with some venture 5.0's and 50mm wheels. What size wheels are you rocking on that 1998 set-up?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on October 31, 2016, 03:10:51 PM
^^^

Until today, 49mm wheels. Some gross entry-level wheels made by Moska (BR brand) under the "Next" name. I got what I paid for, so the bearings slip like crazy and I have to pop them back into place all the time. Now I'm trying 54mm wheels, they have a big flatspot chunk but I'm willing to see how far they take me tonight.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on October 31, 2016, 04:03:24 PM
Until today, 49mm wheels. Some gross entry-level wheels made by Moska (BR brand) under the "Next" name. I got what I paid for, so the bearings slip like crazy and I have to pop them back into place all the time. Now I'm trying 54mm wheels, they have a big flatspot chunk but I'm willing to see how far they take me tonight.

Why not just grab the f4 49mms?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on November 01, 2016, 03:34:41 AM
Until today, 49mm wheels. Some gross entry-level wheels made by Moska (BR brand) under the "Next" name. I got what I paid for, so the bearings slip like crazy and I have to pop them back into place all the time. Now I'm trying 54mm wheels, they have a big flatspot chunk but I'm willing to see how far they take me tonight.

Why not just grab the f4 49mms?

Forgot to quote Yapple Dapple. Whoops.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Bizarro Jerry on November 01, 2016, 05:35:45 AM
I've been thinking about trying a pair of Krux for like 2 years now but can't pull the trigger. Just got paid today...anyone wanna try to convince me?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on November 01, 2016, 05:40:19 AM
I've been thinking about trying a pair of Krux for like 2 years now but can't pull the trigger. Just got paid today...anyone wanna try to convince me?
They're supposed to be light, grind smoother and Nora Vasconcellos is on the team. Not sure if your into graphics on trucks but they have a ton of them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: fang on November 01, 2016, 06:52:32 AM
Current debates:

Shoes: Lakai Fremont, fura. Adidas busenitz pro
Clothes: debating whether or not I need any more hoodies and if I really need skate brand t-shirts.
Deck: if ever Mariano deck happens

Shoes wise, I've got some lakai griffins in the wings but am curious about those others. Clothes, I've got skate hoodies out the yin yang but I love me some hoodies. Deck, I'm only 1/4 through current deck and have another waiting but if ever mariano deck comes out I'd like to get one cuz well mariano
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on November 01, 2016, 07:21:16 AM
I've been thinking about trying a pair of Krux for like 2 years now but can't pull the trigger. Just got paid today...anyone wanna try to convince me?

They do have cheap(er) titaniums...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Roisto on November 01, 2016, 07:58:14 AM
Everything all the time.

Got enough shoes, decks, trucks and wheels to last me a few years. Still I'm constantly looking at things I could snatch up. Lately some HUF Gillettes, Adidas Busenitz Pros and a couple of decks at least. And once you start googling and browsing, you'll find other interesting stuff. It's a trap and I'm falling for it way too often.  :-[
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on November 01, 2016, 10:04:30 AM

Clothes: debating whether or not I need any more hoodies and if I really need skate brand t-shirts.


I need a hoody. The only one I have right now is a bit too short and is kinda damaged. Fake Boca Jrs hoodie, bought it for a pittance at the Caminito. Maybe that's something else for the list.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: TwisT on November 01, 2016, 11:31:55 AM
That crailtap box.

I've been satisfied with my last 2 chocolate boards and realized I've never owned a girl board. My main problem is that I'm only looking for shaped boards right now. Crailtap has some good ones, but I may not get them. It's a gamble
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Zimmer on November 01, 2016, 01:38:01 PM
Tons of things..

-Some kind of 8.75-9 set up with thunder 151's, dedicated cruiser, only for the most fucked of conditions
-Kinda need a new hoodie, all mine are ripped/old/no good
-Nice soft cruiser wheels, but I can't justify it when I just started getting into conical fulls lol.
-Regular thunder 149's, I'm not totally stoked on the hollow lights, I think having a bit of heft in the truck could be a good thing. But it makes things pop so much easier  :-\ Which I really like since my ollies and flips suck..
-More bearings, still on the hunt for my favourite. I want to get some nicer bones, but the price is tough when bearings are so hit and miss.
-Another pair of Kyle walkers, but the money!!

And of course I want all the decks. All sizes.

I have to exercise a lot of control.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on November 01, 2016, 03:23:16 PM
That crailtap box.

I've been satisfied with my last 2 chocolate boards and realized I've never owned a girl board. My main problem is that I'm only looking for shaped boards right now. Crailtap has some good ones, but I may not get them. It's a gamble

Someone cooler, better adjusted and more creative than myself made a nice post about the box. Said it's gotta be two MJ decks, two MJ shirts, and one MJ hat. If you're ok with that in principle, give it a whirl. I'd buy it if I lived in the US.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: childhood on November 01, 2016, 09:02:09 PM
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Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: glutton. on November 08, 2016, 05:55:30 AM
$100 sounded a bit steep for anything non-shoe related, but I probably spend that much on weed in a couple days:
(https://s17.postimg.org/nioatq40r/Polar_Black_Jacket2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/nioatq40r/)
I work during the day and it's dark by the time I can skate. That 3M might save my life, and I haven't bought any Polar gear in a while.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on November 08, 2016, 06:00:58 AM
$100 sounded a bit steep for anything non-shoe related, but I probably spend that much on weed in a couple days:
(http://[url=http://images.bigcartel.com/product_images/177026462/PolarBlackJacket1.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000]http://images.bigcartel.com/product_images/177026462/PolarBlackJacket1.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000[/url])
I work during the day and it's dark by the time I can skate. That 3M might save my life, and I haven't bought any Polar gear in a while.

Nice jacket. You probably do this already, but light-colored outfits are a good way to ensure to be seen by our friendly, polite and thoughtful driver friends. Won't beat 3M, though.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: glutton. on November 08, 2016, 06:09:59 AM
^
I do that in the summer with white tees, but it's cold now. Except for one, all my jackets are: black, navy, blue, or some shade of brown. I tend to get ashes on my clothes and am the kind of person that washes his jackets/pants only when they start to smell bad.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on November 08, 2016, 06:36:08 AM
$100 sounded a bit steep for anything non-shoe related, but I probably spend that much on weed in a couple days:
(http://[url=http://images.bigcartel.com/product_images/177026462/PolarBlackJacket1.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000]http://images.bigcartel.com/product_images/177026462/PolarBlackJacket1.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000[/url])
I work during the day and it's dark by the time I can skate. That 3M might save my life, and I haven't bought any Polar gear in a while.

Nice jacket. You probably do this already, but light-colored outfits are a good way to ensure to be seen by our friendly, polite and thoughtful driver friends. Won't beat 3M, though.

that's why I contemplate getting that Polar Skypager jacket sometimes.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 2000 on November 08, 2016, 07:04:22 AM
I've been meaning to get the Arto 358 in the "rust" colorway since they came out but mainly put them off because I already have a ton of skate shoes that are still in decent condition.
(http://static.highsnobiety.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/09222247/new-balance-arto-358-00.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yapple dapple on November 08, 2016, 08:07:50 AM
I pulled the trigger and ended up getting the enjoi 1985 called deck. Think it complements this Gonz deck well. So I'll save it for a wall hanger once I get around to hanging all the other decks I have in my arsenal...
(http://i66.tinypic.com/1zyzuwy.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: CINCINNATI on November 08, 2016, 09:04:05 AM
has Krooked released a gonz sweatpants hoodie in grey recently? I've seen black and white i believe, but i like gray hoodies so much better
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on November 08, 2016, 11:03:34 AM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on November 08, 2016, 11:32:00 AM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.

That's the myth about mids or his, they offer snakebite and ankle bone protection but not so much for rolled ankles.

How about the:

Hsu
Crockett/TNT
One Star Pro

Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on November 08, 2016, 11:38:38 AM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.

That's the myth about mids or his, they offer snakebite and ankle bone protection but not so much for rolled ankles.



this completely and totally, I WRECKED my ankle in hi's. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on November 08, 2016, 11:50:29 AM
Thirded. No help, maybe a little rougher actually, on a rolled ankle. Worth it for getting bit though.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on November 08, 2016, 12:06:12 PM
Thirded. No help, maybe a little rougher actually, on a rolled ankle.

this is my theory exactly. ? I just spent 6 months off the board due to a rolled ankle in his. ? my theory is that that ankle wasn't allowed to roll in the "usual" way because of the hi's...but instead it was forced to roll in some new way, or forced to over-roll, or something like that. ? I think mids might be better, because they don't really hinder movement like a hi does.  I dunnno.  that's my diagnosis.

(http://www.luisescobarblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Artists-and-the-Value-of-Learning-to-Market-Yourself..jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on November 08, 2016, 01:13:20 PM
Well shit... I'd probably get a mid regardless. Didn't like the new Hsu, bagged out really fast. The only thing that I'm kind of in to is the Accel slim mid. Fuck it, I don't need any more shoes right now.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on November 08, 2016, 02:46:06 PM
Well shit... I'd probably get a mid regardless. Didn't like the new Hsu, bagged out really fast. The only thing that I'm kind of in to is the Accel slim mid. Fuck it, I don't need any more shoes right now.

I was eyeing those too, last pair of eS I had to size up, which was weird, so I would have to find them locally to jump.

For real protection you need a damn brace, sad as it is. When I'm not injured (fucking rolled ankle STILL won't let me skate 100%, since APRIL....) the way I ollie, and due to the height (well above knee height on flat) I will always shred the skin on top of my ankle bone, but never get mids for some reason. =(
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Wonderful Whizzplank on November 13, 2016, 01:51:47 PM
Well shit... I'd probably get a mid regardless. Didn't like the new Hsu, bagged out really fast. The only thing that I'm kind of in to is the Accel slim mid. Fuck it, I don't need any more shoes right now.

I was eyeing those too, last pair of eS I had to size up, which was weird, so I would have to find them locally to jump.

For real protection you need a damn brace, sad as it is. When I'm not injured (fucking rolled ankle STILL won't let me skate 100%, since APRIL....) the way I ollie, and due to the height (well above knee height on flat) I will always shred the skin on top of my ankle bone, but never get mids for some reason. =(
In my (limited) experience, ankle braces are a farce. It just shifts the problem up to your knee if you do fuck up, which isn't a step up in safety. I can see them being good for recovery cause you can really crank them tight and add compression and prevent movement, but in regards to prevention I just deal with the likelihood of rolling the shit out of my ankle.

Thinking about it, I am 6'2 and 220lbs so that could be the cause...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Grind King Rims on November 13, 2016, 04:26:52 PM
Thinking of getting my first ever pair of nikes, the bruin hyperfeels. They just look so good, I forget about skating community.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on November 13, 2016, 06:33:12 PM
I've been eyeing the Vans Kyle Walker shoes lately. Seems like they're a bit more supportive than your average Vans shoe, but still slim enough to be low profile and all that. I like being in the middle.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yungthug on November 13, 2016, 06:38:05 PM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.
They're not really "in" right now, but the Huf Classic Hi is a really great shoe. They took awhile to break in, but I loved them. Offered that little extra ankle support that I didn't know I needed. Lasted forever too. They're pricey, but if you can find a pair on sale I'd pull the trigger.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on November 13, 2016, 07:58:12 PM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.
They're not really "in" right now, but the Huf Classic Hi is a really great shoe. They took awhile to break in, but I loved them. Offered that little extra ankle support that I didn't know I needed. Lasted forever too. They're pricey, but if you can find a pair on sale I'd pull the trigger.
They're not?! That being said, they're not really my thing. Can't do chucks either.
Well shit... I'd probably get a mid regardless. Didn't like the new Hsu, bagged out really fast. The only thing that I'm kind of in to is the Accel slim mid. Fuck it, I don't need any more shoes right now.

I was eyeing those too, last pair of eS I had to size up, which was weird, so I would have to find them locally to jump.

For real protection you need a damn brace, sad as it is. When I'm not injured (fucking rolled ankle STILL won't let me skate 100%, since APRIL....) the way I ollie, and due to the height (well above knee height on flat) I will always shred the skin on top of my ankle bone, but never get mids for some reason. =(
In my (limited) experience, ankle braces are a farce. It just shifts the problem up to your knee if you do fuck up, which isn't a step up in safety. I can see them being good for recovery cause you can really crank them tight and add compression and prevent movement, but in regards to prevention I just deal with the likelihood of rolling the shit out of my ankle.

Thinking about it, I am 6'2 and 220lbs so that could be the cause...

I agree. I'm using one now for recovery, it's great, but I feel like it would create a fulcrum and like you said, just move the injury up the leg.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: chillclinton87 on November 14, 2016, 02:17:51 AM
I've been eyeing the Vans Kyle Walker shoes lately. Seems like they're a bit more supportive than your average Vans shoe, but still slim enough to be low profile and all that. I like being in the middle.

i really liked my kyle walker shoes! insole is super squishy and i needed to get used to it first. once broken in the shoe got more support than your average vans cause of the waffle cup but that good vans grip still. mine lasted pretty good! and i think it is a good looking shoe when you wear them
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: christ0v on November 14, 2016, 02:32:40 AM
I'm getting a new board next month. I don't need a new one and i don't skate, because it's too cold. i just want to buy a board.
Any suggestions ? I like McCranks Sanrio Gudetama one.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Grind King Rims on November 14, 2016, 02:47:09 AM
I'm getting a new board next month. I don't need a new one and i don't skate, because it's too cold. i just want to buy a board.
Any suggestions ? I like McCranks Sanrio Gudetama one.
If you don't skate and just want to buy a board, then i suggest McCrank's Sanrio Gudetama one. Put some white shoe laces through those truck holes and you got yourself a wall hanger, baby.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: christ0v on November 14, 2016, 03:21:05 AM
Good idea. I can hang it till the weather gets warmer.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 2000 on November 14, 2016, 04:15:56 AM
I'm getting a new board next month. I don't need a new one and i don't skate, because it's too cold. i just want to buy a board.
Any suggestions ? I like McCranks Sanrio Gudetama one.

I was thinking the same thing, I saw lakai's McCrank post the other day and I really liked the deck's colors but I'm not gonna be able to skate until the snow melts.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: glutton. on November 14, 2016, 05:58:06 AM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.
They're not really "in" right now, but the Huf Classic Hi is a really great shoe. They took awhile to break in, but I loved them. Offered that little extra ankle support that I didn't know I needed. Lasted forever too. They're pricey, but if you can find a pair on sale I'd pull the trigger.
Did your little toes lose circulation and/or get blisters? The area where the toecap overlaps, with the material by the bottom eyelet, made my little toes swollen and blistered. I can't skate more than twenty minutes without having to switch shoes.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yungthug on November 14, 2016, 01:50:08 PM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.
They're not really "in" right now, but the Huf Classic Hi is a really great shoe. They took awhile to break in, but I loved them. Offered that little extra ankle support that I didn't know I needed. Lasted forever too. They're pricey, but if you can find a pair on sale I'd pull the trigger.
Did your little toes lose circulation and/or get blisters? The area where the toecap overlaps, with the material by the bottom eyelet, made my little toes swollen and blistered. I can't skate more than twenty minutes without having to switch shoes.
Nah. I have pretty narrow feet though. That did happen to me with the Vans Sk8 Hi Pros that I'm skating right now. I just would skate until my pinky toes started hurting from blistering, then stop. After a few sessions, I developed callouses/the shoes broke in more and I haven't had any issues since.

Side note, this seems to happen with most pairs of vans I get. I copped a pair of the Crockett Lows a few years ago and got wicked blisters on my pinky toes and heels. Same thing though, once I got callouses the problems stopped and I loved the shoe.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yungthug on November 14, 2016, 01:52:49 PM
Thinking about some mid or high tops for ankle support. Can't really find anything I like.
They're not really "in" right now, but the Huf Classic Hi is a really great shoe. They took awhile to break in, but I loved them. Offered that little extra ankle support that I didn't know I needed. Lasted forever too. They're pricey, but if you can find a pair on sale I'd pull the trigger.
They're not?! That being said, they're not really my thing. Can't do chucks either.

Fair. Yeah they seemed to be everywhere like a year or two ago, but vanished haha. I haven't seen a pair in the wild in a loooong time. I'm in the same boat with Chucks. They kind of look like clown shoes to me.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on December 15, 2016, 08:51:07 AM
The new blood wizard series looks sweet, but I definitely don't need a new deck at the moment.

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0206/1348/products/wizard_shaped_onlineshop_large.jpg?v=1481137812)
(http://[url=http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0206/1348/products/krahn_orc_onlineshop_large.jpg?v=1481135556]http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0206/1348/products/krahn_orc_onlineshop_large.jpg?v=1481135556[/url])
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: j....soy..... on December 15, 2016, 10:44:24 AM
Re: high tops.....we all have different ankles and different ankle problems so it's not as simple as they work or don't work.....

I'd say try em out....

If you need a cup high....dunk hi's......also consider getting an orthotic or upgrade the insole to skate a vulc because more shoes are available...

For some reason the flat stiff sole of vans hurts my feet but I can skate everything else...

Right now I'm skating Huf classics and even's shoe which I quite like.....but the higher boot of the Huf and Allstars worked well.

I'd like to skate: suede match courts, blazers, one star mid....jerry hsu's too but maybe too lo...wanna skate that sole though....
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on December 15, 2016, 11:28:17 AM
the busenitz mid is the most comfortable mid shoe I've ever worn... plus, it's a cup
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: j....soy..... on December 15, 2016, 05:08:11 PM
Yah...that shoe would be way better than a dunk...man I miss the superskate!

The knock on the busenitz mid is you'll enjoy them and never get t skate them again....
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: The Woodsman on December 17, 2016, 07:08:00 AM
If your buying hi's for ankle support you have to lace them up all the way and keep them hella tight almost like a brace, if you don't lace them up all the way or do but not super tight then you get no extra support.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: j....soy..... on December 18, 2016, 05:28:58 PM
Agreed..it's like loosely taping up your ankle....

Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: chillclinton87 on December 19, 2016, 01:25:51 AM
i think about buying another pair of the kyle walkers since it is a week i bought these sweet green ones! love those!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Zimmer on December 19, 2016, 02:32:34 PM
Ive gotta get a second pair of walkers too! I'm really getting used to the feel of cups (even though KW's are half-cup), I don't think I can go back to floppy vulcs.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Fart Sounds on December 19, 2016, 02:51:58 PM
I've been wanting to get some State shoes, but my shoe size ranges from 11-13 depending on the brand/shape of the shoe so I have to wait until the local shop gets them so I can try some on (the Mercer looks sick, I'd probably get that one).
I think they'll have Spring 2017. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on December 19, 2016, 10:15:54 PM
Trying to find a deck that's a b16 but smaller but with a longer WB. Don't think they exist.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on December 20, 2016, 06:52:16 AM
Trying to find a deck that's a b16 but smaller but with a longer WB. Don't think they exist.

The antihero bino hero boards were 8.43 with a 15" wb. Their shape seems slightly rounder than a b16 though.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: micky682 on December 20, 2016, 07:00:43 AM
Trying to find a deck that's a b16 but smaller but with a longer WB. Don't think they exist.

The antihero bino hero boards were 8.43 with a 15" wb. Their shape seems slightly rounder than a b16 though.
Yeah check out Anti Hero boards. They have some 8.4, 8.43, and a 8.5 all similar dimensions to the b16. The 8.4 and 8.5 (Navy Eagle logo) have 14.25 wheel base same as the b16. The 8.43 (usually a Grant board) has a 14.75 wheel base. They all probably have a different concave than the b16. If AH made a flat b16 it would be all I buy.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on December 21, 2016, 09:56:27 AM
Those aren't much smaller :P I'm thinking 8.25 or less.

What I really like about the shape is the fatness, not the width persay. Wide round noses, not pointy and not long and not oval I guess? More like a full nose but not squared off.

FWIW The new powell flight decks can also be had in a very similar B16 shape.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on December 21, 2016, 10:19:18 AM
The DLX "full" shapes are all pretty long with 14.3/.4 wheels bases I think. The 8.25 full I had was way too long for my liking.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on December 21, 2016, 10:30:19 AM
The DLX "full" shapes are all pretty long with 14.3/.4 wheels bases I think. The 8.25 full I had was way too long for my liking.

The DLX full shapes are indeed perfect, but like you said, the 8.25 full (I still have the OG brock sitting around) feels too long, it's like 32.25 ish or something with 14.5" WB, it's pretty beasty and just feels like an 8.3 if they made the 8.18 in a full - I think they'd nail that sweet spot between 8/8.25 with something that feels a bit beefier and closer to an 8.25.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on December 21, 2016, 10:32:22 AM
The DLX "full" shapes are all pretty long with 14.3/.4 wheels bases I think. The 8.25 full I had was way too long for my liking.

The DLX full shapes are indeed perfect, but like you said, the 8.25 full (I still have the OG brock sitting around) feels too long, it's like 32.25 ish or something with 14.5" WB, it's pretty beasty and just feels like an 8.3 if they made the 8.18 in a full - I think they'd nail that sweet spot between 8/8.25 with something that feels a bit beefier and closer to an 8.25.

I recently switched from the Real 8.25 full because I fell out of love with the length. Way too long for me now. I switched it up to the Polar 8.25x31.75 (I think that's the length, under 32 though) and I like it a lot better. They have some pretty big fat noses and tails on them too. So maybe check those out.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on December 21, 2016, 12:41:39 PM
The DLX "full" shapes are all pretty long with 14.3/.4 wheels bases I think. The 8.25 full I had was way too long for my liking.

The DLX full shapes are indeed perfect, but like you said, the 8.25 full (I still have the OG brock sitting around) feels too long, it's like 32.25 ish or something with 14.5" WB, it's pretty beasty and just feels like an 8.3 if they made the 8.18 in a full - I think they'd nail that sweet spot between 8/8.25 with something that feels a bit beefier and closer to an 8.25.

I recently switched from the Real 8.25 full because I fell out of love with the length. Way too long for me now. I switched it up to the Polar 8.25x31.75 (I think that's the length, under 32 though) and I like it a lot better. They have some pretty big fat noses and tails on them too. So maybe check those out.

I'd have to bite sight unseen (done more times than I care to state, and usually it's failure...*stares at a stack of decks*). My only shops that are really local is an active (pretty decent selection) that usually stacks whatever is hot, tho to their credit they do carry the likes of Wayward, Blood Wizard, Pizza, .sml and another that is 'core' to the area but is mainly Indy, Bones, Spitfire, Thunder (but will try and sell you indy), AH, Creature, Welcome...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on December 21, 2016, 01:13:14 PM
Go down to active and spend an hour standing on shit. I tend to buy less if I go in to the shop and figure it out than randomly buying decks online and hoping for the best because they're cheap and available. I've also had to set aside my ego and come to terms that it doesn't matter what I'm riding, I'm still hot garbage on a skateboard.

That being said, girl GO16 is pretty tight, not what you're looking for, but I like it. 8.37 X 31.75, 14.25wb.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: chillclinton87 on December 21, 2016, 01:46:00 PM
Ive gotta get a second pair of walkers too! I'm really getting used to the feel of cups (even though KW's are half-cup), I don't think I can go back to floppy vulcs.

well i was being done thinking about getting another pair of the kyle walkers as i woke up from an little nap and checked the vans site for discounts.....couldn't say no and impulse ordered the white ones again! this impulse buying is getting out of hand....
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Silky Johnson on December 21, 2016, 01:49:22 PM
In the process of selling my car so hopefully soon
(http://www.magentaskateboards.com/shop/1973-thickbox_default/tavu-doom-guest-artist-board.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on December 21, 2016, 01:56:23 PM
Go down to active and spend an hour standing on shit. I tend to buy less if I go in to the shop and figure it out than randomly buying decks online and hoping for the best because they're cheap and available. I've also had to set aside my ego and come to terms that it doesn't matter what I'm riding, I'm still hot garbage on a skateboard.

That being said, girl GO16 is pretty tight, not what you're looking for, but I like it. 8.37 X 31.75, 14.25wb.

I do that all the time =D I'm still a hot mess as well but I know what feels right and it's a WB right between 14.25 and 14.5, not too cramped not too long. It's fucking whimsical, OCD and petty but I can't shake it. I should just force myself back onto DLX (after skating a P2 and powell flight back to back, everything feel like a wet log to me) and go in for the 8.25x32x14.38wb
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: six newell on December 21, 2016, 02:27:32 PM
In the process of selling my car so hopefully soon
(http://www.magentaskateboards.com/shop/1973-thickbox_default/tavu-doom-guest-artist-board.jpg)

That'd be a rad wall hanger.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ducky darnsworth on December 21, 2016, 07:00:13 PM
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/7/1/2/4/3/5/webimg/854425251_tp.jpg)
im honestly considering buying these poser shits again since size 13 accels in all black are sold out everywhere and i need my fix
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Rick Howards Root Beer on December 21, 2016, 11:54:19 PM
Anyone skated the Emerica Indicator? I didnt get on with Huf Classics  so im hoping this will skate more to how i like but still have the same look.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: chillclinton87 on December 22, 2016, 02:26:04 AM
Anyone skated the Emerica Indicator? I didnt get on with Huf Classics  so im hoping this will skate more to how i like but still have the same look.

didn't skate them, but tried them on at the shop. i am not into the toecaps too much cause they hurt my toes in a weird way (all of these toe cap shoes!)

compared to the huf classic they got a VERY thin sole that is also part felt material. Friend of mine skated the indicators and they seemed to last for him. personally i am not a fan of the emerica vulc sole and prefer their cupsole options- but whatever floeats your boat i guess!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yapple dapple on January 26, 2017, 06:21:41 PM
Real tempted to get this board for the save pile.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/27xa47.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 26, 2017, 06:33:54 PM
Real tempted to get this board for the save pile.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/27xa47.jpg)
it's a beauty! I went through a hardcore FYP phase a while back and was convinced that I needed this in my life. I mean, I still need it in my life but it's not as easy to justify buying boards just for the sake of it (esp. with wife/ kid combo).
I'm currently thinking about a new pair of kicks and am lurking on:
eS selsa - the colourway eric ricks and I are talking about in the other thread
NB# - arto's shoe in brown
lakai - these joints: http://lakai.com/collections/weather-treated/griffin-wt-black-16fa (http://lakai.com/collections/weather-treated/griffin-wt-black-16fa) (although the XLK midtop version looks nice too!)
any thoughts from anyone who has actually skated any of them?

Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: not_ericricks on January 26, 2017, 07:27:15 PM
Real tempted to get this board for the save pile.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/27xa47.jpg)
it's a beauty! I went through a hardcore FYP phase a while back and was convinced that I needed this in my life. I mean, I still need it in my life but it's not as easy to justify buying boards just for the sake of it (esp. with wife/ kid combo).
I'm currently thinking about a new pair of kicks and am lurking on:
eS selsa - the colourway eric ricks and I are talking about in the other thread
NB# - arto's shoe in brown
lakai - these joints: http://lakai.com/collections/weather-treated/griffin-wt-black-16fa (http://lakai.com/collections/weather-treated/griffin-wt-black-16fa) (although the XLK midtop version looks nice too!)
any thoughts from anyone who has actually skated any of them?



I have it on very good authority the weather treated griffen is an awesome shoe.

Lakai has really hit it outta the park on the griffen and the freemont
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on January 26, 2017, 07:52:25 PM
I have it on very good authority the weather treated griffen is an awesome shoe.
do tell!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: not_ericricks on January 26, 2017, 07:56:57 PM
I have it on very good authority the weather treated griffen is an awesome shoe.
do tell!

Friends with the homies at ripped laces.

They have never steered me wrong.

Outside of the articles(which I enjoy), talking to them is different. Its not a "group conclusion" so to speak
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: not_ericricks on January 26, 2017, 08:00:26 PM
In the process of selling my car so hopefully soon
(http://www.magentaskateboards.com/shop/1973-thickbox_default/tavu-doom-guest-artist-board.jpg)

That'd be a rad wall hanger.

That board is fuckin great!

Must resist urge to collect boards
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: j....soy..... on January 28, 2017, 12:00:26 AM
Not really worth starting a new thread.....but I've been skating that Powell flight deck and my thoughts are that its not much lighter.... Concave is good....full shape is good....snappy without feeling too stiff....holds its shape really well....doesn't feel soggy at all.....but still razors at the same rate or quicker.....overall if they were the same price I'd maybe keep buying them....but I'd rather just skate my regular board of choice..

Would probably best suit people who break boards...and don't scrape through all their tricks like me....
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: TwisT on January 28, 2017, 08:00:30 AM
(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0639/1633/products/IMG_5435s_cosspsfD3_xfsd333fc_rcod3F5p2cdccy_copy_copy_1024x1024.jpg)

waiting for this to get in the shops, I don't wanna pay that shipping fee from JK. But will difinitly get 2

(http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0925/6504/products/baker_rowan_grand_prix_1024x1024.png)
want this for the wall, but i got a bunch of nintendo shit to buy...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: bea! on January 28, 2017, 06:05:50 PM
I'm currently going through this harrowing decision of sizing down on my current set up.

I've been slowly going up over time, currently riding a 9" with 159's.  I always thought riding a wider set-up helped my balance (which is not a strong point).

Now I'm wondering if maybe a tad smaller set up, like 8.5 with 149's, would be better?  Anybody make the decision to size down and find it helpful? 

I really miss the days when I didn't care about this shit. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: chillclinton87 on January 29, 2017, 05:19:18 AM
i think about getting a pair of the converse breakpoints (regular ones, not the pro ones if there even is a difference)- not sure about the fit though! i have to go down a full size in the skate chucks but only had to go down a half size in sumners, one stars are full size down for me too! so if anybody got some info on the fit of the breakpoints please let me know! thanks guys
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: jpmulls on January 29, 2017, 08:57:07 AM
I really miss the days when I didn't care about this shit. 

Ditto
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: VCR on January 29, 2017, 10:31:05 AM
I really want to try those Thunder Team Hollows
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Joust Ostrich on January 29, 2017, 11:17:32 AM
Real tempted to get this board for the save pile.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/27xa47.jpg)

What the hell?  Are these out?  I have two of these when they did a small run in 2002ish.  Shape looks a little different.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: TwisT on January 29, 2017, 11:29:04 AM
Real tempted to get this board for the save pile.
(http://i65.tinypic.com/27xa47.jpg     =)

What the hell?  Are these out?  I have two of these when they did a small run in 2002ish.  Shape looks a little different.

http://jeremyklein.com/collections/frontpage/products/todd-congelliere-mug-shot-hand-screened-9-75-x-31-75 (http://jeremyklein.com/collections/frontpage/products/todd-congelliere-mug-shot-hand-screened-9-75-x-31-75)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Tracer on January 29, 2017, 02:55:57 PM
Indy hollow lights. changing trucks is a rough process for me so I'll wait until adding to the "grinding down to the axle" topic.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: botefdunn on January 29, 2017, 03:18:39 PM
thinking bout some mid-range bauers, I don't go hard enough for the real stiff ones
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: not_ericricks on January 29, 2017, 04:21:15 PM
Drake Jones Western Edition deck when it comes out
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MaitlandPrivado on January 29, 2017, 06:01:17 PM
Looking for Theeve titanium allen hardware but only finding philips available. Anyone know where to find them in allen or cheaper than $18?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 15, 2017, 06:14:16 PM
http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Anti_Hero_Beres_Sprack_Eagle_Deck/descpage-AHRBSE828DK.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Anti_Hero_Beres_Sprack_Eagle_Deck/descpage-AHRBSE828DK.html)
looks fun as fuck
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on March 22, 2017, 06:53:06 PM
Contemplating the punk point nose. Who uses the better woodshop or does anyone have experience with either shape?
(https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/30958_149x448.jpg)
(https://images.bigcartel.com/product_images/193321082/BlackLabel_Webstore_Images_.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: concerned_parent on March 24, 2017, 07:21:48 AM
Contemplating the punk point nose. Who uses the better woodshop or does anyone have experience with either shape?

the black label 8.68" jason adams one is awesome. you won't be dissapointed.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Trey Phillip on March 27, 2017, 12:40:47 PM
Contemplating the punk point nose. Who uses the better woodshop or does anyone have experience with either shape?

the black label 8.68" jason adams one is awesome. you won't be dissapointed.
A nice round tail always works out good and if you haven't had Nhs wood before you might not like it. Id go for the label!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: crowned on March 27, 2017, 03:02:14 PM
Going to buy my first board in ages, an 8", 14.25 wheelbase (I'm 6'3") from either Evisen, Northern CO, Zoo York, or 5boro (reading threads makes me think that South Central wood is the way to go).

Thunder trucks (deciding on solid or hollow trucks. Thoughts?)
Bones STF (deciding diameter... thoughts?)
Bones Swiss bearings (thoughts?)

I want to learn flip tricks and slides and a bit of park / bowl action, there are dozens of skateparks around here.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Cherb on March 27, 2017, 03:09:27 PM
Going to buy my first board in ages, an 8", 14.25 wheelbase (I'm 6'3") from either Evisen, Northern CO, Zoo York, or 5boro (reading threads makes me think that South Central wood is the way to go).

Thunder trucks (deciding on solid or hollow trucks. Thoughts?)
Bones STF (deciding diameter... thoughts?)
Bones Swiss bearings (thoughts?)

I want to learn flip tricks and slides and a bit of park / bowl action, there are dozens of skateparks around here.
I like regular trucks. If you're getting Thunders I wouldn't go above 53mm wheels unless you buy some risers too. Bones Swiss or Hard Luck ceramics are both amazing bearings.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: crowned on March 27, 2017, 03:33:01 PM
Going to buy my first board in ages, an 8", 14.25 wheelbase (I'm 6'3") from either Evisen, Northern CO, Zoo York, or 5boro (reading threads makes me think that South Central wood is the way to go).

Thunder trucks (deciding on solid or hollow trucks. Thoughts?)
Bones STF (deciding diameter... thoughts?)
Bones Swiss bearings (thoughts?)

I want to learn flip tricks and slides and a bit of park / bowl action, there are dozens of skateparks around here.
I like regular trucks. If you're getting Thunders I wouldn't go above 53mm wheels unless you buy some risers too. Bones Swiss or Hard Luck ceramics are both amazing bearings.

Thanks.  Northern Co switched to Pennswood for whatever that's worth.  I'm leaning toward regular trucks and 52 or 53mm wheels.  I'll have a look at Hard Luck-
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: johnes on March 27, 2017, 04:15:59 PM
Contemplating the punk point nose. Who uses the better woodshop or does anyone have experience with either shape?
(https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/30958_149x448.jpg)
(https://images.bigcartel.com/product_images/193321082/BlackLabel_Webstore_Images_.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000)
I've had the BL shape and it felt great to me.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: teh canadian suit on March 28, 2017, 05:30:19 PM
Going to buy my first board in ages, an 8", 14.25 wheelbase (I'm 6'3") from either Evisen, Northern CO, Zoo York, or 5boro (reading threads makes me think that South Central wood is the way to go).

Thunder trucks (deciding on solid or hollow trucks. Thoughts?)
Bones STF (deciding diameter... thoughts?)
Bones Swiss bearings (thoughts?)

I want to learn flip tricks and slides and a bit of park / bowl action, there are dozens of skateparks around here.
I like regular trucks. If you're getting Thunders I wouldn't go above 53mm wheels unless you buy some risers too. Bones Swiss or Hard Luck ceramics are both amazing bearings.

Thanks.  Northern Co switched to Pennswood for whatever that's worth.  I'm leaning toward regular trucks and 52 or 53mm wheels.  I'll have a look at Hard Luck-

Northern is still South Central, only did a few boards with Pennswood
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Cherb on April 03, 2017, 12:08:55 PM
https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/bronson-speed-co/raw-bearings (https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/bronson-speed-co/raw-bearings)
(https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/BR_RAW_SingleCase_Angled_448x448.jpg)
Any one seen these? More expensive than the G3 and they said on the comments of their video that they're the same as them but "RAW Next Generation Bearings are designed to enhance the sound of SPEED. Equally fast, equally durable as G3 Bearings...but with greater sound... Hence the "Audible Speed Technology" feature" Sounds pretty whack.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on April 03, 2017, 12:10:40 PM
It's probably like putting a card on your bicycle to make it loud and pretend you're in a motorcycle.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Zimmer on April 03, 2017, 01:10:32 PM
This bronson guy is a kook.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Cherb on April 03, 2017, 01:22:36 PM
I don't know if you're calling me a kook or saying Bronsons suck. But both are true statements.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: HFS40000 on April 03, 2017, 01:29:21 PM
Those Habitat Twin Peaks decks are calling my name but I already have a couple extra decks lined up and I don't usually buy stuff for my wall unless it's cheap.  Maybe I'll settle for a Laura Palmer shirt once they get restocked.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Vitriol on April 03, 2017, 02:15:34 PM
Little did I know back then that I could just have popped the shields on my shitty bmx instead of putting cardboard in the spokes...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on April 03, 2017, 03:44:06 PM
This is the thread for me. I'll have family going to America in a couple of months, and I can finally get skate stuff for a reasonable price. I'll be able to order things online as soon as I find out where they'll stay. Getting a Christmas Complete would be too much to ask, because it would be a pain in the ass to carry, and because it would definitely give them a hard time through customs. So I'm trying to figure out parts to order, to get not only the most bang for my buck, but also to get things that are worth buying.

-Decks are out of the question due to size, and the fact that I can get something that's fundamentally the same here in The Old Country.

-Bearings are bearings, unless I'm buying something ultra fancy, like 6 balls swiss ceramics or whatever, which I can't really afford. But they're portable, tiny, and cheap, so perhaps a set or two of Mini Logos is in order...

-Wheels are definitely appealing to me. I'm pretty much sold on a set of Spitfire Formula Fours already.

-Trucks are a long-term investment, and I won't be needing those in the near future. Still I'm tempted to get something in the sweet spot between the two setups I have... I'm currently riding a comically tiny 7.5 deck with 127mm trucks (ikr) and a 8.25 on 149mm. So the option of getting, say, a 139mm set of Indys would be nice, to keep things between the 8 and 8.25 range.

-As for "assorted" junk... somehow I don't think getting a dufflebag full of Shorty Silverados is a smart shopping experience. Griptape is griptape. I need a new set of hard conical bushings for the big setup.
Are Silver tools really that good? I've been wanting to buy one.

-On the other side of gear, talking about DOPE FITS and all, I don't like the idea of paying FullRetail (tm) for shoes. I'll probably just hope for a bountiful harvest at the local Ross stores. I've been looking for a pair of Dylans for quite a while, but then... you know... and now I don't think I can get them anymore. There's nothing I really want for clothes, so I'll look around big websites and hope for the best.

It's happening. Besides a set of wheels, and obligatory set or two of bearings, what else could I get? That is, if I'm going to buy skate stuff at all... my shitty-ass phone is crapping out on me and I'll eventually have to buy another. I'm accepting Android phone suggestions. Pretend that it's for filming if you need to.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Yossi on April 04, 2017, 07:36:13 AM
Are there any skate (or other) insoles that are similar to the thick lunarlon insoles in the Koston 1 and 2? Trying to find something that fits well in the Kyle Walkers.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Joe Pesci on April 04, 2017, 07:50:55 AM
https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/bronson-speed-co/raw-bearings (https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/bronson-speed-co/raw-bearings)
[img]https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/BR_RAW_SingleCase_Angled_448x448.jpg[/img
Any one seen these? More expensive than the G3 and they said on the comments of their video that they're the same as them but "RAW Next Generation Bearings are designed to enhance the sound of SPEED. Equally fast, equally durable as G3 Bearings...but with greater sound... Hence the "Audible Speed Technology" feature" Sounds pretty whack.
Friend that gets Spitfire and Bronson sold me a set of f4s and these for the low, so far same as any other bearings, unsurprisingly
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Cherb on April 04, 2017, 08:40:35 AM
But how is the "Audible Speed Technology"? Screw performance. I need them to sound good!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on April 04, 2017, 09:09:07 AM
Are there any skate (or other) insoles that are similar to the thick lunarlon insoles in the Koston 1 and 2? Trying to find something that fits well in the Kyle Walkers.
FP orthotics and gamechangers are that size
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: rails on April 04, 2017, 05:19:14 PM
suggestions welcome on any/all of the four things:

- Vans classic slip-ons instead of authentic, fifty bucks

- the Ghetto Cowboy II deck, 8.12 by 32, around sixty-three bucks including grip-tape

- Bones medium bushings:
http://imgur.com/a/mSRwe (http://imgur.com/a/mSRwe)
bought them two weeks ago and i've been skating in these bunch, it's my first set but i feel like the action is kind of squirrel-y opposed to the Independent bushings which offers a little more stability. particularly for traveling higher speeds and cruising transitions, Independent bushings seem a little better to me. bones bushings do seem immediately better for technical street, but i wonder if Independent bushings will be just as good over time without having any deficiencies in the higher speeds and transition areas.

- just got this set 52 mm:
http://i.imgur.com/akpXZTo.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/akpXZTo.jpg)
if you look at my posts in the Wheels Thread, ive been looking for wheels that offer a little more bearing slack for easier set up and removal. does anyone with experience with Girl wheels have any comment on this aspect, ideally before i open the package? also im a little hesitant regarding the Stout shape; i think the thinner Spitfire classics fit my feet size better. but maybe the Stout shape would be better if I size up to the Ghetto Cowboy deck? the wheels were 25 bucks.

for context, my present set-up:

50mm Spitfire Classics
assorted bearings - two Enjoi, two Speed Demons, two china Bones, one abec-3 Steadfast, one Spitfire cheapshots
Independent 139 - the series Independent was on in the year 2000.
7.75 by 31.75 Mini-Logo
Shorty's hardware
Jessup griptape
size 8 Vans authentic black:
http://imgur.com/a/c4UvI (http://imgur.com/a/c4UvI)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on April 04, 2017, 05:37:01 PM
suggestions welcome on any/all of the four things:

- Vans classic slip-ons instead of authentic, fifty bucks

- the Ghetto Cowboy II deck, 8.12 by 32, around sixty-three bucks including grip-tape

- Bones medium bushings:
http://imgur.com/a/mSRwe (http://imgur.com/a/mSRwe)
bought them two weeks ago and i've been skating in these bunch, it's my first set but i feel like the action is kind of squirrel-y opposed to the Independent bushings which offers a little more stability. particularly for traveling higher speeds and cruising transitions, Independent bushings seem a little better to me. bones bushings do seem immediately better for technical street, but i wonder if Independent bushings will be just as good over time without having any deficiencies in the higher speeds and transition areas.

- just got this set 52 mm:
http://i.imgur.com/akpXZTo.jpg (http://i.imgur.com/akpXZTo.jpg)
if you look at my posts in the Wheels Thread, ive been looking for wheels that offer a little more bearing slack for easier set up and removal. does anyone with experience with Girl wheels have any comment on this aspect, ideally before i open the package? also im a little hesitant regarding the Stout shape; i think the thinner Spitfire classics fit my feet size better. but maybe the Stout shape would be better if I size up to the Ghetto Cowboy deck? the wheels were 25 bucks.

for context, my present set-up:

50mm Spitfire Classics
assorted bearings - two Enjoi, two Speed Demons, two china Bones, one abec-3 Steadfast, one Spitfire cheapshots
Independent 139 - the series Independent was on in the year 2000.
7.75 by 31.75 Mini-Logo
Shorty's hardware
Jessup griptape
size 8 Vans authentic black:
http://imgur.com/a/c4UvI (http://imgur.com/a/c4UvI)

Let me ask you something: why do you want to have easily accessible bearings? Having them slip out of the core is quite a nagging issue for me. I had to force them back into place all the time, back when I was running shitty wheels, and having to fiddle with my board all of the time like if I was in Street League sucked. Ideally, you shouldn't have to touch them other than to clean them when they feel too bad.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: rails on April 04, 2017, 08:44:19 PM
Let me ask you something: why do you want to have easily accessible bearings? Having them slip out of the core is quite a nagging issue for me. [...]

what wheels do u have? and are your four axle nuts very loose?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on April 05, 2017, 09:18:41 AM
Let me ask you something: why do you want to have easily accessible bearings? Having them slip out of the core is quite a nagging issue for me. [...]

what wheels do u have? and are your four axle nuts very loose?

Nothing noteworthy. They were 49mm "Next" wheels, which are Moska's "entry-level" wheels... Brazilian brand. I've bought them for next to nothing in a sale. They slid great, screeched like a banshee. But you get what you pay for. I eventually gave them away. Tightening the nuts only made them slow down earlier, as the bearings would be pushed outwards and eventually get stuck. I tried to run them tight with washers and the inner spacer, but it wouldn't work too well.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: rails on April 05, 2017, 06:43:38 PM
Nothing noteworthy. They were 49mm "Next" wheels, which are Moska's "entry-level" wheels... Brazilian brand. I've bought them for next to nothing in a sale. They slid great, screeched like a banshee. But you get what you pay for. I eventually gave them away. Tightening the nuts only made them slow down earlier, as the bearings would be pushed outwards and eventually get stuck. I tried to run them tight with washers and the inner spacer, but it wouldn't work too well.

is there anything noteworthy about your bearings? sometimes the cause can be on the bearing end not the wheels end
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: 20matar on April 05, 2017, 07:08:56 PM
Nothing noteworthy. They were 49mm "Next" wheels, which are Moska's "entry-level" wheels... Brazilian brand. I've bought them for next to nothing in a sale. They slid great, screeched like a banshee. But you get what you pay for. I eventually gave them away. Tightening the nuts only made them slow down earlier, as the bearings would be pushed outwards and eventually get stuck. I tried to run them tight with washers and the inner spacer, but it wouldn't work too well.

is there anything noteworthy about your bearings? sometimes the cause can be on the bearing end not the wheels end

No. I've only experienced that with those wheels, no matter what bearings I'd run.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Bumpovertrash on April 06, 2017, 02:46:15 AM
I don't know if you're calling me a kook or saying Bronsons suck. But both are true statements.
Do Bronson's really suck all I've ever rode are bones and whatever I can get my hands on. Thought about trying em out
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Roisto on April 06, 2017, 08:26:33 AM
Quote from: Bumpovertrash  link=topic=93150.msg2628727#msg2628727 date=1491471975
I don't know if you're calling me a kook or saying Bronsons suck. But both are true statements.
Do Bronson's really suck all I've ever rode are bones and whatever I can get my hands on. Thought about trying em out

The cages break really easily. Easiest of all bearings I've had. Definitely wouldn't recommend them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yapple dapple on April 06, 2017, 08:56:27 AM
Nothing noteworthy. They were 49mm "Next" wheels, which are Moska's "entry-level" wheels... Brazilian brand. I've bought them for next to nothing in a sale. They slid great, screeched like a banshee. But you get what you pay for. I eventually gave them away. Tightening the nuts only made them slow down earlier, as the bearings would be pushed outwards and eventually get stuck. I tried to run them tight with washers and the inner spacer, but it wouldn't work too well.

is there anything noteworthy about your bearings? sometimes the cause can be on the bearing end not the wheels end

No. I've only experienced that with those wheels, no matter what bearings I'd run.
Blind Jeans. anyone know if there out yet? Here's a pre-order
https://www.oldskullskateboards.com/pre-order-blind-classic-jeans/ (https://www.oldskullskateboards.com/pre-order-blind-classic-jeans/)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: dime a dozen trend skater on April 06, 2017, 02:21:22 PM
Genuinely considering getting these (http://[url=http://scene7.zumiez.com/is/image/zumiez/pdp_hero/Rothco-BDU-Sky-Blue-Camo-Cargo-Pants-_283014-front-US.jpg]http://scene7.zumiez.com/is/image/zumiez/pdp_hero/Rothco-BDU-Sky-Blue-Camo-Cargo-Pants-_283014-front-US.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on April 06, 2017, 02:58:39 PM
Nothing noteworthy. They were 49mm "Next" wheels, which are Moska's "entry-level" wheels... Brazilian brand. I've bought them for next to nothing in a sale. They slid great, screeched like a banshee. But you get what you pay for. I eventually gave them away. Tightening the nuts only made them slow down earlier, as the bearings would be pushed outwards and eventually get stuck. I tried to run them tight with washers and the inner spacer, but it wouldn't work too well.

is there anything noteworthy about your bearings? sometimes the cause can be on the bearing end not the wheels end

No. I've only experienced that with those wheels, no matter what bearings I'd run.
Blind Jeans. anyone know if there out yet? Here's a pre-order
https://www.oldskullskateboards.com/pre-order-blind-classic-jeans/ (https://www.oldskullskateboards.com/pre-order-blind-classic-jeans/)


wooooof
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ducky darnsworth on April 11, 2017, 06:32:32 AM
i have a problem, for a while i was going steady on a 8.8 board and thunders, and that was going good until a chunk of it came off, so i switched to my 9" backup board and indys, and ive been getting used to that, and now i have to opportunity to get a new board and i dont know what size to get now, i either have to get used to the 8.8 again, or fully get into skating a 9" full time, damn.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: pile on April 11, 2017, 09:59:34 PM
i want a pair of those polar cargos in army, but i can't find them in north america in a medium. probably better off not spending $100 us on a pair of pants anyways.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on April 12, 2017, 07:37:26 AM
Anyone skated the Emerica Indicator? I didnt get on with Huf Classics  so im hoping this will skate more to how i like but still have the same look.

didn't skate them, but tried them on at the shop. i am not into the toecaps too much cause they hurt my toes in a weird way (all of these toe cap shoes!)

compared to the huf classic they got a VERY thin sole that is also part felt material. Friend of mine skated the indicators and they seemed to last for him. personally i am not a fan of the emerica vulc sole and prefer their cupsole options- but whatever floeats your boat i guess!

I don't know how Emerica can put out a shoe with felt on the fucking sole. They should be ashamed of themselves.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on April 12, 2017, 07:53:24 AM
Anyone skated the Emerica Indicator? I didnt get on with Huf Classics  so im hoping this will skate more to how i like but still have the same look.

didn't skate them, but tried them on at the shop. i am not into the toecaps too much cause they hurt my toes in a weird way (all of these toe cap shoes!)

compared to the huf classic they got a VERY thin sole that is also part felt material. Friend of mine skated the indicators and they seemed to last for him. personally i am not a fan of the emerica vulc sole and prefer their cupsole options- but whatever floeats your boat i guess!

I don't know how Emerica can put out a shoe with felt on the fucking sole. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on April 12, 2017, 12:23:27 PM
Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.

I know why they do it. I just don't know how they can live with themselves. Converse does it on their NON-skate line.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on April 12, 2017, 03:17:49 PM
Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.

I know why they do it. I just don't know how they can live with themselves. Converse does it on their NON-skate line.

Well Mr. Smarty Pants you didn't use the rhetorical question please don't answer font. The other answer is that Emerica is sort of like a 9 or 10 year old dog. Fine for a little while longer.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Bizarro Jerry on April 12, 2017, 06:19:29 PM
Really thinking about stepping up to an 8.25 after skating an 8 for years on end.  Lately my board has just been feeling a little small under my feet and I would love some extra room.  Also the indy 144 looks awesome and I'm sick of looking at a tiny pair of dinky krux.  Also sick of people asking me how I'm even skating krux.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: bea! on April 13, 2017, 08:23:11 AM
Has anybody ever skated a Pocket Pistols deck?

Despite the cringe-worthy name, they have a decent team and there's this Ron Chatman 9" deck that I have my eye on.  Not sure where they are pressed and I generally hate ordering boards online without seeing them in person first, but the dimensions are perfect.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on April 13, 2017, 08:26:45 AM
Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.

I know why they do it. I just don't know how they can live with themselves. Converse does it on their NON-skate line.

Well Mr. Smarty Pants you didn't use the rhetorical question please don't answer font. The other answer is that Emerica is sort of like a 9 or 10 year old dog. Fine for a little while longer.

Sad but trueeeeeeugh
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: j....soy..... on April 13, 2017, 11:20:03 PM
Has anybody ever skated a Pocket Pistols deck?

Despite the cringe-worthy name, they have a decent team and there's this Ron Chatman 9" deck that I have my eye on.  Not sure where they are pressed and I generally hate ordering boards online without seeing them in person first, but the dimensions are perfect.

Post in the woodshop thread someone will know....
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on April 13, 2017, 11:41:05 PM
Has anybody ever skated a Pocket Pistols deck?

Despite the cringe-worthy name, they have a decent team and there's this Ron Chatman 9" deck that I have my eye on.  Not sure where they are pressed and I generally hate ordering boards online without seeing them in person first, but the dimensions are perfect.

Supposedly they're made in California, which i think would be Watson?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: CINCINNATI on June 07, 2017, 02:09:38 PM
yay or nay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Grind King Rims on June 07, 2017, 02:34:40 PM
yay or nay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG)

Fuuuuck, that's a gorgeous piece of artwork from a great era of skateboarding, but 400 bucks is a week's wages (on a good week) for my broke ass.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: childhood on June 07, 2017, 02:37:17 PM
Personally, I'd say buy the Welsh deck.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: asakusa75 on June 07, 2017, 03:48:06 PM
yay or nay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG)

Its trippy when you see boards you rode back in the day in now they are $400.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Tracer on June 07, 2017, 03:56:33 PM
yay or nay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brian-Wenning-Habitat-Skateboard-Nos-/122535851483?hash=item1c87b4b5db:g:FGkAAOSwfpVZNZEG)
Not even Wenning himself would skate that dipped piece of crap.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Grind King Rims on June 07, 2017, 04:48:57 PM
Why don't people like dipped boards?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Zimmer on June 07, 2017, 07:18:42 PM
Why don't people like dipped boards?

Dipped boards are like a well done steak, undignified and chewy.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on June 08, 2017, 12:54:08 PM
Why don't people like dipped boards?

Dipped boards are like a well done steak, undignified and chewy.

Not to mention that the paint on the edges acts as a physical barrier to restrain explosive energy or some other shit I don't know I made it up dipped boards are awful
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on June 08, 2017, 09:18:03 PM

Why don't people like dipped boards?

dipped boards are awful
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shitcunt on June 09, 2017, 07:29:21 AM

Why don't people like dipped boards?

dipped boards are awful

They look like cheap shitty wal mart boards when the edges get dinged up
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: yapple dapple on June 09, 2017, 02:40:33 PM
Quote from: Bumpovertrash  link=topic=93150.msg2628727#msg2628727 date=1491471975
I don't know if you're calling me a kook or saying Bronsons suck. But both are true statements.
Do Bronson's really suck all I've ever rode are bones and whatever I can get my hands on. Thought about trying em out
Yes! They really are garbage. It's all marking and gimmicks. Right out of the box there fast, smooth, and super quite. Give them about a month, one or two will stop rolling the other bearings are a magnet for dirt and grime and the cages bend when you try to clean em. From my uneducated guess their made in China at the same factory as other cheap bearings with some fancy packaging. Stick to Bones Swiss.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Makaveli on June 09, 2017, 02:47:14 PM
I back dipped boards.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on June 09, 2017, 04:19:38 PM
I back dipped boards.

holy crap, me too. 

who woulda thought we're best friends again Mak!?

(http://www.the-fanboy-perspective.com/uploads/1/7/3/8/17382151/8920949_orig.gif)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: asakusa75 on June 09, 2017, 05:13:01 PM
I back dipped boards.

I did from about 98-2002/3ish....all the Workshop ones.
I rode a lot of those.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Zimmer on June 09, 2017, 06:15:26 PM
Quote from: Bumpovertrash  link=topic=93150.msg2628727#msg2628727 date=1491471975
I don't know if you're calling me a kook or saying Bronsons suck. But both are true statements.
Do Bronson's really suck all I've ever rode are bones and whatever I can get my hands on. Thought about trying em out
Yes! They really are garbage. It's all marking and gimmicks. Right out of the box there fast, smooth, and super quite. Give them about a month, one or two will stop rolling the other bearings are a magnet for dirt and grime and the cages bend when you try to clean em. From my uneducated guess their made in China at the same factory as other cheap bearings with some fancy packaging. Stick to Bones Swiss.

This. Fast and nice for the first month or two, then they start dropping like flies. 90% marketing.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: wuust on June 11, 2017, 07:08:36 AM
for reasons unknown i seem to be drawn to buy some nike koston 3 hyperfeel.
they look so strange yet intreaging..
anyone that has them that can aid or steer me away from them?
feel free to share your opinions.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on June 11, 2017, 09:26:46 AM
for reasons unknown i seem to be drawn to buy some nike koston 3 hyperfeel.
they look so strange yet intreaging..
anyone that has them that can aid or steer me away from them?
feel free to share your opinions.


They're really good. I have a pair that a skated for a little and I like the way they skate. Really stable, great boardfeel, ok impact support, ventilated. They may not be worth 150 euros (no skate shoe is) but I found some pairs for like 35 on the nike outlet a couple weeks ago, and that's a no brainer.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: jamersonbass on June 11, 2017, 10:44:51 AM
I back dipped boards.

holy crap, me too. 

who woulda thought we're best friends again Mak!?

(http://www.the-fanboy-perspective.com/uploads/1/7/3/8/17382151/8920949_orig.gif)

This is one of my favorite quotes to use when encountered with chaos.  Cheers!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on June 11, 2017, 11:31:47 AM
for reasons unknown i seem to be drawn to buy some nike koston 3 hyperfeel.
they look so strange yet intreaging..
anyone that has them that can aid or steer me away from them?
feel free to share your opinions.


What size? I have some to sell. Skated once.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: asakusa75 on June 11, 2017, 03:13:18 PM
for reasons unknown i seem to be drawn to buy some nike koston 3 hyperfeel.
they look so strange yet intreaging..
anyone that has them that can aid or steer me away from them?
feel free to share your opinions.



My friend has them, he says they are one of the best skate shoes he has ever worn, just hard to look at.
He also smokes more weed than anybody I know...and is one of those dudes who can just rip on any board with any shoes, so I am not sure how accurate his advice is.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 11, 2017, 05:28:35 PM
anyone ever skated polar's p8 shape?
you dig it?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Makaveli on June 12, 2017, 06:42:08 AM
Been eyeing some vintage boards on eBay for a while now, but I can't convince myself that $150-$300 is a good price for what would essentially be office wall decor.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: kook nukem on June 14, 2017, 11:02:14 AM
I back dipped boards.

I did from about 98-2002/3ish....all the Workshop ones.
I rode a lot of those.
Always avoided them if at all possible, but ended up with a couple. Always felt heavier to me.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 14, 2017, 06:28:25 PM
currently riding a dipped board, don't usually go out of my way to buy them but I've had some rad ones in the past.
I think getting over the initial fist few chips to the paint and wearing through the paint on the tail/ nose to expose the ply are the biggest mental hurdles you need to get past.

I had a rad pink dipped anti hero board back in the late 90's and I loved that shit. From memory it was a Cardiel and it was part of series that was inspired by sailor/ old school tattoos. These days you wouldn't even bat an eyelid at those graphics but this was when hiphop reigned supreme and wu-inspired graphics were a dime a dozen. My mate had the floor green version which was Stranger's board.

Also had a rad all black dipped zero board in around 99 (all black with the original zero eagle in yellow) and it was tough as NAILS! Ended up giving it to mate after I was done with it and watched it get run over by a car which didn't even phase it in the slightest.

p.s. THIS:
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/LZh1s0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poLZh1s0j)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on June 14, 2017, 09:43:19 PM

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/924/LZh1s0.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/poLZh1s0j)

Posted a Caballero re-issue a while ago. These are better off ass wall hangers, unless you don't mind not having a nose and weird concave. I actually think the Hawk is the most expensive one, sick board but honestly better off as a cruiser in my opinion.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on June 14, 2017, 09:48:14 PM
Posted a Caballero re-issue a while ago. These are better off ass wall hangers, unless you don't mind not having a nose and weird concave. I actually think the Hawk is the most expensive one, sick board but honestly better off as a cruiser in my opinion.
no doubt, I won of the mountain ones and it's def going back on the wall. The hawk board though ... well it was my first pro board back in the day so I have a really gooey soft spot for it.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on June 14, 2017, 10:44:39 PM
Posted a Caballero re-issue a while ago. These are better off ass wall hangers, unless you don't mind not having a nose and weird concave. I actually think the Hawk is the most expensive one, sick board but honestly better off as a cruiser in my opinion.
no doubt, I won of the mountain ones and it's def going back on the wall. The hawk board though ... well it was my first pro board back in the day so I have a really gooey soft spot for it.
Then do it dude! I'm bummed my first board was a Tony Tave Element board I'll never see again because it wasn't iconic. Definitely envious!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: TwisT on June 15, 2017, 01:35:10 PM
I back dipped boards.

I did from about 98-2002/3ish....all the Workshop ones.
I rode a lot of those.

all man dude me too! I miss the era of alien so much, I like new alien, but it just doesn't do it for me.
Full dips look sick, but when the scuff they look bad. also, full dips tend to not have a stained bottom or middle, which is a pet peeve for me.

I like the full green and full purple stains creature has.

Drifter Skateboard MFG just posted these
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/19050646_1795175387460896_4516160585645162496_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on June 22, 2017, 01:38:02 PM
Keyframes vs. Rough Riders?

Also, has anyone tried the hard luck 6 ball bearings?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: le88 on June 22, 2017, 02:38:16 PM
Keyframes vs. Rough Riders?

Also, has anyone tried the hard luck 6 ball bearings?

I've tried the 6 ball bearings and they all broke within a short time frame, so just get the cheaper Hard Times bearings, way better
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: noninjasinstreetfighter on June 22, 2017, 11:04:16 PM
footprint kingdom orthotics.

half-size or true to size? I'd like to use them in the era pros but i'm open to other shoe suggestions with said insole.
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Post by: chillclinton87 on June 23, 2017, 08:04:24 AM
footprint kingdom orthotics.

half-size or true to size? I'd like to use them in the era pros but i'm open to other shoe suggestions with said insole.

for me they work TTS but i have to get half size down in vans pros!


on the subject i am thinking about getting some fine ass DC Kalis lites in the cream/ white/ red colorway, maybe even to skate in them....anyone tried skating them?
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Post by: gsosa on June 23, 2017, 08:32:05 AM
Keyframes vs. Rough Riders?

Also, has anyone tried the hard luck 6 ball bearings?
I havent tried the rough riders, but Keyframes are the best cruiser wheel Ive tried, and I dont really feel the need to try anything else, they are that fucking good.
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Post by: thespacewolf on June 23, 2017, 10:25:50 AM
Been thinking of picking up some Thunder Hollow Lights

Been skating indys for a while, but they keep turning unexpectedly towards the left, kind of don't want to buy new bushings, so why not new trucks?
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Post by: Makaveli on June 23, 2017, 12:23:06 PM
I back dipped boards.

I did from about 98-2002/3ish....all the Workshop ones.
I rode a lot of those.

all man dude me too! I miss the era of alien so much, I like new alien, but it just doesn't do it for me.
Full dips look sick, but when the scuff they look bad. also, full dips tend to not have a stained bottom or middle, which is a pet peeve for me.

I like the full green and full purple stains creature has.

Drifter Skateboard MFG just posted these
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/19050646_1795175387460896_4516160585645162496_n.jpg)

I remember dipped boards always just being really high quality stuff. Back in '04, I had a Rasa Libre Matt Field deck, the one with the owl in outer space. It was full dipped, had a matted feel to it. No matter how many noseslides I did, the graphic would not scratch much. Loved DLX Rasa. Magenta sort of reminds me of them. Super high-quality boards.
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Post by: Zimmer on June 23, 2017, 12:45:11 PM
I back dipped boards.

I did from about 98-2002/3ish....all the Workshop ones.
I rode a lot of those.

all man dude me too! I miss the era of alien so much, I like new alien, but it just doesn't do it for me.
Full dips look sick, but when the scuff they look bad. also, full dips tend to not have a stained bottom or middle, which is a pet peeve for me.

I like the full green and full purple stains creature has.

Drifter Skateboard MFG just posted these
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/19050646_1795175387460896_4516160585645162496_n.jpg)

I remember dipped boards always just being really high quality stuff. Back in '04, I had a Rasa Libre Matt Field deck, the one with the owl in outer space. It was full dipped, had a matted feel to it. No matter how many noseslides I did, the graphic would not scratch much. Loved DLX Rasa. Magenta sort of reminds me of them. Super high-quality boards.

You just reminded me I need to get a Magenta deck!
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Post by: tangar on June 23, 2017, 09:34:37 PM
footprint kingdom orthotics.

half-size or true to size? I'd like to use them in the era pros but i'm open to other shoe suggestions with said insole.

for me they work TTS but i have to get half size down in vans pros!


on the subject i am thinking about getting some fine ass DC Kalis lites in the cream/ white/ red colorway, maybe even to skate in them....anyone tried skating them?
Just got laced up with a pair from Nallid da gawd, I'm thinking about skating them too. Will update if I get a chance soon.
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Post by: Roisto on June 23, 2017, 10:52:45 PM
Keyframes vs. Rough Riders?

Also, has anyone tried the hard luck 6 ball bearings?
I havent tried the rough riders, but Keyframes are the best cruiser wheel Ive tried, and I dont really feel the need to try anything else, they are that fucking good.

I haven't skated the rough riders either but keyframes are indeed excellent. Better than ricta clouds or spitfire 80 hd's at least. Only thing is that they're too grippy for slides but so are all other soft wheels.
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Post by: chillclinton87 on June 24, 2017, 04:03:32 AM
footprint kingdom orthotics.

half-size or true to size? I'd like to use them in the era pros but i'm open to other shoe suggestions with said insole.

for me they work TTS but i have to get half size down in vans pros!


on the subject i am thinking about getting some fine ass DC Kalis lites in the cream/ white/ red colorway, maybe even to skate in them....anyone tried skating them?
Just got laced up with a pair from Nallid da gawd, I'm thinking about skating them too. Will update if I get a chance soon.

damn tangar!
can't wait for your feedback on those....i was tempted to get em couple months ago but did not pull the trigger......but i saw them again for 40? and that really got me thinking again  ??? can't really decide, so any feedback would be cool....i remember a couple pals talking bout skating them
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Post by: tangar on June 24, 2017, 08:14:24 PM
So after a quick 10 minute sesh. I have no idea what to think about the kalis lites lol. At first I thought there was no way I would enjoy skating them. They were super lite in weight but felt very bulky compared to the super snug boozys I've been skating. Then when i jumped on the board the grip was incredible. Ollies felt good because of the weight and sole was super grippy. After a couple warm up ollies I landed my front shoves in a couple tries which is pretty normal. Then I landed a kickflip 3rd try which is pretty good for me. The flick was good and the impact protection felt good as well. I landed primo on one and it didn't really hurt at all. Fakie flip took me a minute because positioning my feet was a little awkward with all that grip but I can't say that's a bad thing. They also feel a little high, but again that's being compared to skating boozys and I can't say if that's necessarily good or bad.
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Post by: jpmulls on June 24, 2017, 09:29:24 PM
Keyframes vs. Rough Riders?

Also, has anyone tried the hard luck 6 ball bearings?
I havent tried the rough riders, but Keyframes are the best cruiser wheel Ive tried, and I dont really feel the need to try anything else, they are that fucking good.

I haven't skated the rough riders either but keyframes are indeed excellent. Better than ricta clouds or spitfire 80 hd's at least. Only thing is that they're too grippy for slides but so are all other soft wheels.

What makes them so much better? Looking to get a set of cruiser wheels soon.
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Post by: Roisto on June 24, 2017, 11:46:36 PM
Keyframes vs. Rough Riders?

Also, has anyone tried the hard luck 6 ball bearings?
I havent tried the rough riders, but Keyframes are the best cruiser wheel Ive tried, and I dont really feel the need to try anything else, they are that fucking good.

I haven't skated the rough riders either but keyframes are indeed excellent. Better than ricta clouds or spitfire 80 hd's at least. Only thing is that they're too grippy for slides but so are all other soft wheels.

What makes them so much better? Looking to get a set of cruiser wheels soon.

I feel like they're faster. Clouds and the spitfires feel kinda mushy compared to the keyframes and just overall slower. I haven't made any real scientific tests or comparisons but that's the feeling I've gotten.
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Post by: mgeorge402 on June 27, 2017, 08:10:49 AM
Considering picking up a pair of Kyle Walker Vans from an outlet near me. Not sure if anyone has experience with them, but they seem like a solid shoe and you can't argue with 60% off.
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Post by: DaveFuck on June 27, 2017, 09:26:02 AM
Considering picking up a pair of Kyle Walker Vans from an outlet near me. Not sure if anyone has experience with them, but they seem like a solid shoe and you can't argue with 60% off.
absolutely get them. they last a while and your feet will thank you. imo it's the best shoe they make
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Post by: shitcunt on June 27, 2017, 10:12:54 AM
I'm thinking of picking up a set of ventures soon. I have a perfectly good set of thunder 149s but I just want to try ventures. I really want grind a set of each of the big 3 to the axel so I can really decide which are best.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on July 04, 2017, 05:50:27 PM
Those new Huf Soto cupsoles, I have a pair sitting in a shopping cart just waiting to hit the button.
Anyone rocked them before? Are they true to size?
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Post by: chillclinton87 on July 05, 2017, 03:06:01 AM
Considering picking up a pair of Kyle Walker Vans from an outlet near me. Not sure if anyone has experience with them, but they seem like a solid shoe and you can't argue with 60% off.
absolutely get them. they last a while and your feet will thank you. imo it's the best shoe they make
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: jpmulls on July 06, 2017, 04:30:29 PM
Need a new deck ASAP but won't be able to make it to a shop this week. I'm planning on buying online but am unsure about shapes/concave. Anyone know what the silver spoon concave is like from scumco and sons? Same with Politic. Orchard has a batch of Joey Pepper boards coming in tomorrow that has my curiosity piqued.
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Post by: mgeorge402 on July 06, 2017, 07:37:06 PM
Was never really into Primitive products...buuuuuuuuut they do have those Don Pendleton collabs dropping at midnight.
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Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on July 06, 2017, 08:41:09 PM
I want to pick up that DC Tiago shoe, but I'm sitting on a surplus of shoes right now...
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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on July 06, 2017, 10:33:01 PM
Need a new deck ASAP but won't be able to make it to a shop this week. I'm planning on buying online but am unsure about shapes/concave. Anyone know what the silver spoon concave is like from scumco and sons? Same with Politic. Orchard has a batch of Joey Pepper boards coming in tomorrow that has my curiosity piqued.
The silver spoon is on the medium concave side, nose and tail are def more rounded.
Here is a decent photo of the shape
https://www.instagram.com/p/BV5bNR3hSJs/?taken-by=comfortskateshop (https://www.instagram.com/p/BV5bNR3hSJs/?taken-by=comfortskateshop)

Politics are on the medium side as well. They have been pretty round in the past, but the last few i have gotten have had a slightly pointer nose.
Hope that helps
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Post by: patrick c. on July 09, 2017, 06:54:29 PM
Really contemplating this Shorty's Steve Olson board on Craigslist:
https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/spo/6206642460.html (https://sfbay.craigslist.org/pen/spo/6206642460.html)
(https://images.craigslist.org/00I0I_k2udhIhTdZm_600x450.jpg)
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Post by: Dr. Octagon on July 09, 2017, 08:41:10 PM
god damn ^^^
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Post by: MaitlandPrivado on July 10, 2017, 03:03:17 PM
Damn, I would buy that Olson in a fucking heartbeat.
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Post by: Ham Sandwiches on July 11, 2017, 03:40:28 AM
How cushie are the Lucas ADV Premieres? Looking to grab some of the Primeknit ones for chilling.
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 11, 2017, 03:50:13 AM
How cushie are the Lucas ADV Premieres? Looking to grab some of the Primeknit ones for chilling.

Not much, very supportive and breathable but once you remove the insole they are pretty hard. Not sure on the primeknit ones but the regular ones have me happy and considering a pair of the primeknits

Also, should I get Vans Slip ons or the Dylan slip on (using the skatewarehouse sale)

*edit: didn't want to double post
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Post by: Fart Sounds on July 11, 2017, 05:23:17 PM
Need a new deck ASAP but won't be able to make it to a shop this week. I'm planning on buying online but am unsure about shapes/concave. Anyone know what the silver spoon concave is like from scumco and sons? Same with Politic. Orchard has a batch of Joey Pepper boards coming in tomorrow that has my curiosity piqued.

silver spoon concave is a little weird at first (the concave doesn't totally flatten out at the bolts, the concave sort of bowls at the end), but i really like it. i think the nose/tail feel a bit more responsive(?), like you can ~feel it~ better, as dumb as that sounds.
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Post by: Ham Sandwiches on July 12, 2017, 02:41:27 AM
How cushie are the Lucas ADV Premieres? Looking to grab some of the Primeknit ones for chilling.

Not much, very supportive and breathable but once you remove the insole they are pretty hard. Not sure on the primeknit ones but the regular ones have me happy and considering a pair of the primeknits

Also, should I get Vans Slip ons or the Dylan slip on (using the skatewarehouse sale)

*edit: didn't want to double post
I mean, as long as they're not like Vans or the Boozetits Vulc (which are the only Adidas shoes I've ever skated) I'm sure it will be cool.
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Post by: yapple dapple on July 15, 2017, 08:34:40 AM
Real tempted to get "The Flair" on iTunes but want my hands on a hard copy.
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Post by: Mark Renton on July 18, 2017, 12:58:59 PM
Has anyone tried the Lakai Flacos aka los zapatos por la patineta? I want to give Lakai some money but I want to make sure they are alright first. Is the insole good? Cheers.
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 18, 2017, 03:05:41 PM
How cushie are the Lucas ADV Premieres? Looking to grab some of the Primeknit ones for chilling.

Not much, very supportive and breathable but once you remove the insole they are pretty hard. Not sure on the primeknit ones but the regular ones have me happy and considering a pair of the primeknits

Also, should I get Vans Slip ons or the Dylan slip on (using the skatewarehouse sale)

*edit: didn't want to double post
I mean, as long as they're not like Vans or the Boozetits Vulc (which are the only Adidas shoes I've ever skated) I'm sure it will be cool.

Not sure about Boozetits Vulc but, they actyally have support for the arch but lack cushion. Where is SKATAN when we need him?
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Post by: wuust on July 18, 2017, 11:20:09 PM
been eyeing some Koston Max.
worth the purchase?
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Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on July 18, 2017, 11:26:15 PM
been eyeing some Koston Max.
worth the purchase?
If you can get them cheap, yea, but otherwise spend a little more and get a real runner.
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Post by: Durndle on July 24, 2017, 03:38:59 PM
found some good shoe deals online. can't decide between Cons one star, Breakpoint or Lakai Fremont. Never skated Cons though. Should I go half a size up for em?
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Post by: the_unknown_soldier on July 24, 2017, 06:11:01 PM
I really want those Reynolds G6s. I really don't need shoes right now so I'd feel bad buying them, but I saw someone with them the other day and they look like the perfect shoe.
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Post by: oyolar on July 24, 2017, 09:01:18 PM
Really want those Romero Hi X Truman Reserve boots just to wear during the fall/spring.
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Post by: ferraveemo on July 25, 2017, 01:27:51 AM
Anymore feedback on those Riptide Pivot Cups? been seeing some on the setup thread and i got a homie who just got them in his Ace's which normally doesn't play well with any other pivot cups. how durable are they?
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Post by: Cherb on July 25, 2017, 04:24:29 AM
Anymore feedback on those Riptide Pivot Cups? been seeing some on the setup thread and i got a homie who just got them in his Ace's which normally doesn't play well with any other pivot cups. how durable are they?
Got em in Ace 44's and 66's. They're simply amazing and are holding up really well.
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Post by: CINCINNATI on July 25, 2017, 06:29:59 AM
found some good shoe deals online. can't decide between Cons one star, Breakpoint or Lakai Fremont. Never skated Cons though. Should I go half a size up for em?

yup, i skate 13 exclusively in everything from adidas to vans but converse have always been a 12 for me.
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Post by: Cherb on July 25, 2017, 06:39:09 AM
found some good shoe deals online. can't decide between Cons one star, Breakpoint or Lakai Fremont. Never skated Cons though. Should I go half a size up for em?

yup, i skate 13 exclusively in everything from adidas to vans but converse have always been a 12 for me.
Converse for as long as I can remember have always ran a full size big.
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Post by: Jonny Utah on July 25, 2017, 09:37:11 AM
the shoe has been out forever now but how do people on here feel about the Emerica Figueroa? 
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Post by: tzhangdox on July 25, 2017, 02:23:09 PM
found some good shoe deals online. can't decide between Cons one star, Breakpoint or Lakai Fremont. Never skated Cons though. Should I go half a size up for em?

yup, i skate 13 exclusively in everything from adidas to vans but converse have always been a 12 for me.

Same here, I'm a 13 for literally everything, except converse, for which I'm a 12.
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Post by: IcanthelpitImfromMilwaukee on July 25, 2017, 05:59:52 PM
I've been debating on copping a pair of Domestics, though I honestly don't know anyone else who's ever worn them and am kind of apprehensive. Generally, I think spending $70 plus on a pair of pants is corny, but I'd make an exception for these (for obvious reasons). Anyone have a pair? What's up?

That Freddy Hubba ad the dude who posted before me has as his sig jogged my memory.
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Post by: the_unknown_soldier on July 25, 2017, 07:31:42 PM
the shoe has been out forever now but how do people on here feel about the Emerica Figueroa? 


I'm clearly a bit of an Emerica fanboy but I really liked mine. Had two pairs of 'em. The shape of the toe is super nice for flip tricks, and it's got just the right amount of padding for a low profile shoe. Would definitely recommend.
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Post by: Xen on July 25, 2017, 08:03:20 PM
https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/space-53mm-insaneathane-101a-oj-skateboard-wheels (https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/space-53mm-insaneathane-101a-oj-skateboard-wheels)

Not that I need new wheels but that shape tho...
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Post by: CINCINNATI on July 26, 2017, 06:34:37 AM
I've been debating on copping a pair of Domestics, though I honestly don't know anyone else who's ever worn them and am kind of apprehensive. Generally, I think spending $70 plus on a pair of pants is corny, but I'd make an exception for these (for obvious reasons). Anyone have a pair? What's up?

That Freddy Hubba ad the dude who posted before me has as his sig jogged my memory.

I had a custom pair made for me. Mid weight navy. they are all cotton and shrunk in the washer. not really a bad unwearable shrinking, but more of a levis "shrink to fit" kind of deal. I guess im just used to loose 874's. they are quality pants, except for the front thigh region has turned a blue/brown from wear, and ive only had them like 2 months. they are pretty hot for summer stuff, and the fact that they wore in the thigh region kinda made me apprehensive about trying to get a second pair, but I guess if I got a heavier duck canvas or ripstop material this wouldnt be a problem. When I bought them, they sent me two free t shirts so you never know what youll get. plus I only paid $55 when I emailed them (i asked how much for customs and they said $55, i didnt haggle price). in the end, I will probably stick with 874's unless I am feeling really patriotic.
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Post by: Blind Fisherman on July 28, 2017, 05:26:30 AM
I've been debating on buying a pair of Accel Slims, but I'm not sure if they'll be durable enough for me to get my money's worth. Anyone have any experience with these shoes? How do they feel in terms of transitioning from vulc (CTAs pro) to cupsole? Did any of you have problems with the toe cap blowing out quick?
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Post by: Nora9 on July 28, 2017, 05:54:42 AM
i have the accel og in size 13 which fit great and maybe a little roomy, i tried on the slim and the swift in 13 and they were way too tight i would seriously go a full size up and they had like 1/4 of the material and felt like they would be torn to shreds after 40 kickflips or less.

ideally something SLIGHTLY less bulky than the og would be ideal, there is prob an emerica shoe that fits the bill BUT who the HELL wants AMERICA on their foot
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Post by: Nora9 on July 28, 2017, 05:55:40 AM
something halfway between the accel slim mid and accel og with the velcro strap PLEASE @eS
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Post by: Nora9 on July 28, 2017, 05:57:03 AM
the ogs are legit imo but took a while to break in and if u got a skinny foot they might be kinda loose
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Post by: Blind Fisherman on July 28, 2017, 06:03:49 AM
the ogs are legit imo but took a while to break in and if u got a skinny foot they might be kinda loose
I was afraid that they would fall apart pretty quick due to my overabundance of flip tricks, so I'm kind of wary. I've considered the OGs, but that would look funny on me. I have a wider/flat foot, and the OGs would probably feel better. I just can't stand a bulky shoe. I think I'm going to go ahead and give them a try. If I don't like them, then I can always go back to skating Cons.
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Post by: Nora9 on July 28, 2017, 06:13:30 AM
i have a wide foot too and they are super comfy once they break in

i think people are trippin a bit on the fat shoes look weird thing chunky dcs and accels are still tight dont let fad followers tell u otherwise
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Post by: Nora9 on July 28, 2017, 06:13:57 AM
if u got a wide foot skinny shoes give off clown/duck feet vibe imo
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Post by: Blind Fisherman on July 28, 2017, 07:33:31 AM
if u got a wide foot skinny shoes give off clown/duck feet vibe imo
Yeah, I get the clown shoes comment a lot, but that's just what's comfy for me. I hate struggling to break in a shoe.
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Post by: CINCINNATI on July 28, 2017, 08:07:15 AM
charley harper habitat deck, kerrry getz model. NOS in shrink. i have too many boards.
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Post by: shitcunt on July 28, 2017, 12:24:48 PM
I've been debating on buying a pair of Accel Slims, but I'm not sure if they'll be durable enough for me to get my money's worth. Anyone have any experience with these shoes? How do they feel in terms of transitioning from vulc (CTAs pro) to cupsole? Did any of you have problems with the toe cap blowing out quick?
They're pretty good, thin for a cup sole so I don't think adjustment should be to bad. Heel lock is average. Durability is okay but I wasn't doing kickflips at the time due to ankle problems. My only complaint about them was that the toe box got really baggy. Like so baggy I could point my toes at the ceiling without flexing the sole. That made them way too unstable for me so I have them to some Kid in Cuba. As far as sizing I'm a 10 in busenitz, 9.5 in most other shoes and got a 10 in the accel slims. They weren't too big before the aforementioned stretching, but I probably would have been better off if I'd gotten a 9.5.
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Post by: lampshade on July 28, 2017, 03:49:55 PM
I've been debating on copping a pair of Domestics, though I honestly don't know anyone else who's ever worn them and am kind of apprehensive. Generally, I think spending $70 plus on a pair of pants is corny, but I'd make an exception for these (for obvious reasons). Anyone have a pair? What's up?

That Freddy Hubba ad the dude who posted before me has as his sig jogged my memory.

I had a custom pair made for me. Mid weight navy. they are all cotton and shrunk in the washer. not really a bad unwearable shrinking, but more of a levis "shrink to fit" kind of deal. I guess im just used to loose 874's. they are quality pants, except for the front thigh region has turned a blue/brown from wear, and ive only had them like 2 months. they are pretty hot for summer stuff, and the fact that they wore in the thigh region kinda made me apprehensive about trying to get a second pair, but I guess if I got a heavier duck canvas or ripstop material this wouldnt be a problem. When I bought them, they sent me two free t shirts so you never know what youll get. plus I only paid $55 when I emailed them (i asked how much for customs and they said $55, i didnt haggle price). in the end, I will probably stick with 874's unless I am feeling really patriotic.

How did you measure yourself for customs?  Tailor?  Just you and a tapemeasurer?  How did you send the data?  Seriously curious b/c I have strange measurements (6'1 with long torso/short legs/33-34 waist) and $55 is cheap for some custom made Fred Gall pants. 
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Post by: sharkin on July 28, 2017, 03:50:55 PM
i need a pair of the new reynolds

mostly size 11 in Adidas, nike sb, 10.5 in vans .. how should I size for the g6?
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Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on July 28, 2017, 05:47:11 PM
I've been debating on copping a pair of Domestics, though I honestly don't know anyone else who's ever worn them and am kind of apprehensive. Generally, I think spending $70 plus on a pair of pants is corny, but I'd make an exception for these (for obvious reasons). Anyone have a pair? What's up?

That Freddy Hubba ad the dude who posted before me has as his sig jogged my memory.

I had a custom pair made for me. Mid weight navy. they are all cotton and shrunk in the washer. not really a bad unwearable shrinking, but more of a levis "shrink to fit" kind of deal. I guess im just used to loose 874's. they are quality pants, except for the front thigh region has turned a blue/brown from wear, and ive only had them like 2 months. they are pretty hot for summer stuff, and the fact that they wore in the thigh region kinda made me apprehensive about trying to get a second pair, but I guess if I got a heavier duck canvas or ripstop material this wouldnt be a problem. When I bought them, they sent me two free t shirts so you never know what youll get. plus I only paid $55 when I emailed them (i asked how much for customs and they said $55, i didnt haggle price). in the end, I will probably stick with 874's unless I am feeling really patriotic.

How did you measure yourself for customs?  Tailor?  Just you and a tapemeasurer?  How did you send the data?  Seriously curious b/c I have strange measurements (6'1 with long torso/short legs/33-34 waist) and $55 is cheap for some custom made Fred Gall pants. 
I'm 200% sure that shit is just rebranded surplus BDUs.
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Post by: Dr. Octagon on July 28, 2017, 09:33:55 PM
gino dunks. such a good colorway
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 30, 2017, 01:00:33 PM
Buddy of mine got the Gabriel Rodriguez 101 re-issue. Loved the shape but sketched out by not knowing the WB or woodshop
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Post by: Dr. Octagon on July 30, 2017, 01:04:37 PM
Buddy of mine got the Gabriel Rodriguez 101 re-issue. Loved the shape but sketched out by not knowing the WB or woodshop

dwindle
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on July 30, 2017, 01:26:51 PM
Buddy of mine got the Gabriel Rodriguez 101 re-issue. Loved the shape but sketched out by not knowing the WB or woodshop

dwindle

Gnar'd but that's disappointing. At least the shape will be the same due to their single press.
Now, scree print or heat transfer?

Is the $5 difference for screen print worth it?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: CINCINNATI on July 30, 2017, 06:49:45 PM
I've been debating on copping a pair of Domestics, though I honestly don't know anyone else who's ever worn them and am kind of apprehensive. Generally, I think spending $70 plus on a pair of pants is corny, but I'd make an exception for these (for obvious reasons). Anyone have a pair? What's up?

That Freddy Hubba ad the dude who posted before me has as his sig jogged my memory.

I had a custom pair made for me. Mid weight navy. they are all cotton and shrunk in the washer. not really a bad unwearable shrinking, but more of a levis "shrink to fit" kind of deal. I guess im just used to loose 874's. they are quality pants, except for the front thigh region has turned a blue/brown from wear, and ive only had them like 2 months. they are pretty hot for summer stuff, and the fact that they wore in the thigh region kinda made me apprehensive about trying to get a second pair, but I guess if I got a heavier duck canvas or ripstop material this wouldnt be a problem. When I bought them, they sent me two free t shirts so you never know what youll get. plus I only paid $55 when I emailed them (i asked how much for customs and they said $55, i didnt haggle price). in the end, I will probably stick with 874's unless I am feeling really patriotic.

How did you measure yourself for customs?  Tailor?  Just you and a tapemeasurer?  How did you send the data?  Seriously curious b/c I have strange measurements (6'1 with long torso/short legs/33-34 waist) and $55 is cheap for some custom made Fred Gall pants. 
I'm 200% sure that shit is just rebranded surplus BDUs.

I wear a 38x36 in pretty much everything (except 874 dickies I'm a 39x36 but I have to get a 40 since 39 isn't made...) and just asked domestics to make a 38x36. they are definitely on the longer side though, so you can roll them up if you desire so the backs don't get dragged on the ground and fucked up.


@level 60, got any background info on this? not hating, just curious.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on July 30, 2017, 07:05:07 PM
I've been debating on copping a pair of Domestics, though I honestly don't know anyone else who's ever worn them and am kind of apprehensive. Generally, I think spending $70 plus on a pair of pants is corny, but I'd make an exception for these (for obvious reasons). Anyone have a pair? What's up?

That Freddy Hubba ad the dude who posted before me has as his sig jogged my memory.

I had a custom pair made for me. Mid weight navy. they are all cotton and shrunk in the washer. not really a bad unwearable shrinking, but more of a levis "shrink to fit" kind of deal. I guess im just used to loose 874's. they are quality pants, except for the front thigh region has turned a blue/brown from wear, and ive only had them like 2 months. they are pretty hot for summer stuff, and the fact that they wore in the thigh region kinda made me apprehensive about trying to get a second pair, but I guess if I got a heavier duck canvas or ripstop material this wouldnt be a problem. When I bought them, they sent me two free t shirts so you never know what youll get. plus I only paid $55 when I emailed them (i asked how much for customs and they said $55, i didnt haggle price). in the end, I will probably stick with 874's unless I am feeling really patriotic.

How did you measure yourself for customs?  Tailor?  Just you and a tapemeasurer?  How did you send the data?  Seriously curious b/c I have strange measurements (6'1 with long torso/short legs/33-34 waist) and $55 is cheap for some custom made Fred Gall pants. 
I'm 200% sure that shit is just rebranded surplus BDUs.

I wear a 38x36 in pretty much everything (except 874 dickies I'm a 39x36 but I have to get a 40 since 39 isn't made...) and just asked domestics to make a 38x36. they are definitely on the longer side though, so you can roll them up if you desire so the backs don't get dragged on the ground and fucked up.


@level 60, got any background info on this? not hating, just curious.

No, I've just seen other people/companies do it with BDU pants/military gear. Buy a bunch of $20 jints without a label, sew one in, boom, $40 profit...  I don't know about the other domestics pants. I wasn't even aware they made other pants besides BDUs until I looked it up.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Nora9 on August 01, 2017, 08:43:46 AM
really wanna spend like 300 on random shit but i dont need anything fuck
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: doublesteveburger on August 01, 2017, 03:55:50 PM
really wanna spend like 300 on random shit but i dont need anything fuck

Buy me something.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Nora9 on August 01, 2017, 10:03:20 PM
dead at me buying guys stuff
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Nora9 on August 02, 2017, 08:10:44 AM
what skateboarding companys are worth supporting these days? i like some of the polar graphics
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Nora9 on August 02, 2017, 08:11:45 AM
there may actually be 100 new companies which is insane who the hell owns them
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: truthislie on August 06, 2017, 10:21:09 AM
I am thinking about getting the Nike FC classic since I found them for pretty cheap. I remember a lot of people on Slap liked them when they come out but I have never seen anybody skating them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on August 06, 2017, 04:17:29 PM
How're GX1000 tees ? specifically the long sleeves. Found a decent one that i'm on the fence of getting, i hate super thin ill fitting longsleeves
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ThugWaffle on August 06, 2017, 06:01:48 PM
Really want some Adidas matchcourts in all white or some black gum busenitz pro. Anyone know how they fit? Should I go true to size?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: asakusa75 on August 06, 2017, 06:25:37 PM
Really want some Adidas matchcourts in all white or some black gum busenitz pro. Anyone know how they fit? Should I go true to size?

True to size man, I have had a bunch of them. Skate really good too.
Picked up some Herman G6 vulcs from the sale pile at the local again. Black suede vulc shoe, really is a no brainer for the price.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 06, 2017, 11:35:29 PM
Picked up some Herman G6 vulcs from the sale pile at the local again. Black suede vulc shoe, really is a no brainer for the price.
good looking shoe, how you liking them?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: asakusa75 on August 07, 2017, 01:43:57 AM
Picked up some Herman G6 vulcs from the sale pile at the local again. Black suede vulc shoe, really is a no brainer for the price.
good looking shoe, how you liking them?

Will find out after these Chimas wear out....and so far they are skating sick.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: AndimGonnaKillYewNeow on August 07, 2017, 07:15:45 AM
http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Dooks_Silencers_Pads_1_16/descpage-DOSIXRP.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Dooks_Silencers_Pads_1_16/descpage-DOSIXRP.html)

For me, every ride is noisy as fuck when it comes to squeaky trucks, in my earlier days I put effort into solving it before giving up and just accepting my nastiness. I have tried switching out brands, harder/softer bushings, over-oiling everything, but still I sound like a rusty shed door, especially when I compress or set my feet up for tricks.

I never seen these before and I feel like this is yet another lucky rabbits foot snake oil-type 'skate accessory,' Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Nora9 on August 07, 2017, 07:28:30 AM
put headphones on and turn ur music up
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: sharkin on August 07, 2017, 07:38:06 AM
http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Dooks_Silencers_Pads_1_16/descpage-DOSIXRP.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Dooks_Silencers_Pads_1_16/descpage-DOSIXRP.html)

For me, every ride is noisy as fuck when it comes to squeaky trucks, in my earlier days I put effort into solving it before giving up and just accepting my nastiness. I have tried switching out brands, harder/softer bushings, over-oiling everything, but still I sound like a rusty shed door, especially when I compress or set my feet up for tricks.

I never seen these before and I feel like this is yet another lucky rabbits foot snake oil-type 'skate accessory,' Any thoughts?

did you try messing with pivot cups? that's where a lot of squeak comes from
 put a little wax on grease on the pivot cup, or replace them if they're misshaped

Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on August 07, 2017, 08:29:50 AM
http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Dooks_Silencers_Pads_1_16/descpage-DOSIXRP.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/Dooks_Silencers_Pads_1_16/descpage-DOSIXRP.html)

For me, every ride is noisy as fuck when it comes to squeaky trucks, in my earlier days I put effort into solving it before giving up and just accepting my nastiness. I have tried switching out brands, harder/softer bushings, over-oiling everything, but still I sound like a rusty shed door, especially when I compress or set my feet up for tricks.

I never seen these before and I feel like this is yet another lucky rabbits foot snake oil-type 'skate accessory,' Any thoughts?

Definitely your pivot cups.

Just put a drop of speed cream in them - I use blade oil that came with my beard trimmer and it'll silence that noise for a couple weeks...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: AndimGonnaKillYewNeow on August 07, 2017, 09:09:07 AM
DANG
i'm afraid of dis-assembling my truck and doing a thorough job but just some oil around the base of dem badboys has made 90% difference.
The silence alone made me wanna go skate
silence is golden indeed
thanks players
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on August 07, 2017, 11:27:22 AM
DANG
i'm afraid of dis-assembling my truck and doing a thorough job but just some oil around the base of dem badboys has made 90% difference.
The silence alone made me wanna go skate
silence is golden indeed
thanks players
No need to disassemble. Just a drop will work it's way in via some turning.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 10, 2017, 05:45:18 PM
where can I find out about Northern Co.'s board dimensions? I really want to get one of their boards but width alone isn't enough info for me...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on September 10, 2017, 09:58:11 PM
where can I find out about Northern Co.'s board dimensions? I really want to get one of their boards but width alone isn't enough info for me...

I would say, just buy one! There's an 80% chance it'll be a great deck 8)

I need to get some 101 F4 radials. I tried them in 53mm 99s, so I'm excited about 101a 54mm. The slide has to be orgasmic.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on September 10, 2017, 10:54:26 PM
I would say 95% but I just want to know cuz I remember seeing one of their 8.5 boards on here with a 15" wheelbase? :o
why can't they just give out their dimensions and make my life easier?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on September 10, 2017, 11:51:12 PM
I would say 95% but I just want to know cuz I remember seeing one of their 8.5 boards on here with a 15" wheelbase? :o
why can't they just give out their dimensions and make my life easier?

That's exactly why I need to get a northern co.! I would love a 15" wheelbase :D
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ducky darnsworth on September 11, 2017, 05:42:28 AM
i actually bought some of those dook silencer pads, i only used them once so i dont know if they even work, also i was looking for some new cruiser wheels and i thought these ojs looked interesting, not sure if these, keyframes or those bones rough riders
(http://i.imgur.com/zfZcVF9.png?1)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: concerned_parent on September 11, 2017, 05:45:47 AM
I would say 95% but I just want to know cuz I remember seeing one of their 8.5 boards on here with a 15" wheelbase? :o
why can't they just give out their dimensions and make my life easier?

That's exactly why I need to get a northern co.! I would love a 15" wheelbase :D

just buy one.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: CINCINNATI on September 11, 2017, 07:56:55 AM
I would say 95% but I just want to know cuz I remember seeing one of their 8.5 boards on here with a 15" wheelbase? :o
why can't they just give out their dimensions and make my life easier?

That's exactly why I need to get a northern co.! I would love a 15" wheelbase :D

just buy one.

can't go wrong with a 15" wheelbase.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on September 11, 2017, 08:11:58 AM
I would say 95% but I just want to know cuz I remember seeing one of their 8.5 boards on here with a 15" wheelbase? :o
why can't they just give out their dimensions and make my life easier?

That's exactly why I need to get a northern co.! I would love a 15" wheelbase :D

just buy one.

I can't just "buy" one! Its not like going down to the corner shop to buy a stick of gum!! :o
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: concerned_parent on September 11, 2017, 09:55:05 AM
I would say 95% but I just want to know cuz I remember seeing one of their 8.5 boards on here with a 15" wheelbase? :o
why can't they just give out their dimensions and make my life easier?

That's exactly why I need to get a northern co.! I would love a 15" wheelbase :D

just buy one.

I can't just "buy" one! Its not like going down to the corner shop to buy a stick of gum!! :o

pretty sure i've seen the 8.75" 's have a 15" wheelbase.

http://www.tactics.com/northern-company/lent-thermometer-875-skateboard-deck (http://www.tactics.com/northern-company/lent-thermometer-875-skateboard-deck)

go get 'er before i do.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on September 11, 2017, 11:40:48 AM
Really want some Adidas matchcourts in all white or some black gum busenitz pro. Anyone know how they fit? Should I go true to size?

you're trying to decide between the worst adidas shoe and the best adidas shoe (currently).  buz are true to size.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on September 11, 2017, 12:00:56 PM
I would say 95% but I just want to know cuz I remember seeing one of their 8.5 boards on here with a 15" wheelbase? :o
why can't they just give out their dimensions and make my life easier?

That's exactly why I need to get a northern co.! I would love a 15" wheelbase :D

just buy one.

I can't just "buy" one! Its not like going down to the corner shop to buy a stick of gum!! :o

pretty sure i've seen the 8.75" 's have a 15" wheelbase.

http://www.tactics.com/northern-company/lent-thermometer-875-skateboard-deck (http://www.tactics.com/northern-company/lent-thermometer-875-skateboard-deck)

go get 'er before i do.
Said it before and will say it again that 35th ave is the spot for accurate dimensions(including wheelbase):
http://www.35thave.com/shop/Skate/Decks/Northern-Co.htm (http://www.35thave.com/shop/Skate/Decks/Northern-Co.htm)
The 8.5's with the 15" wheelbase were from their run with Pennswood from two seasons ago.  I have looked exhaustively and haven't found any of those boards online.  Their most recent run(the Shiloh guest board, Jerky graphic, Botelho photo board etc) was with South Central and from the boards I've held look like pretty typical South Central shapes.  From my memory:
8.5" with a 14.5 wb and fairly well defined/pilly nose and tail
8.38" with a 14.375 wb and pilly nose/tail
I would look on 35th's site and even hit up Northern if you have questions about a particular board.  Regardless their boards are solid.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MC3 on September 11, 2017, 11:31:42 PM
Are Koston 3s worth $75? I found a pair but I'm not sure what to think
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on September 13, 2017, 07:29:51 AM
Are Koston 3s worth $75? I found a pair but I'm not sure what to think
I'd say yes. They're pretty great.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Kumiko on September 13, 2017, 10:24:45 AM
Thunder 148s.

I'm riding 147s right now and almost always stick to 8.25" boards, but the board I'm waiting to set up is an 8.0" and I'm not sure if 148s will be too wide to go down to an 8.0 when I want to and I don't really have intentions of going more than an 8.38 board in the near future so I'm unsure if I should stick with 147s which fit the width range I stick in or if I should get the "proper" sizing for 8.25" decks since I usually stick to that size. I don't think I've ever blamed my lack of skill on my trucks so am I better off sticking with 147s or will I be able to survive using 148s on an 8.0" deck every 5 or so boards?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: le88 on September 13, 2017, 03:40:21 PM
Thunder 148s.

I'm riding 147s right now and almost always stick to 8.25" boards, but the board I'm waiting to set up is an 8.0" and I'm not sure if 148s will be too wide to go down to an 8.0 when I want to and I don't really have intentions of going more than an 8.38 board in the near future so I'm unsure if I should stick with 147s which fit the width range I stick in or if I should get the "proper" sizing for 8.25" decks since I usually stick to that size. I don't think I've ever blamed my lack of skill on my trucks so am I better off sticking with 147s or will I be able to survive using 148s on an 8.0" deck every 5 or so boards?

hey i just got some 148s recently and i would say to get some. i rode 149s for a while and just wanted to try them out with my 8.25 and i have no complaints. yeah it was funny to look at my trucks and notice them being a bit smaller in width but i love them. they shouldn't be an issue with an 8 deck. but if u wanted to put 149s on an 8 then id say no
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Kumiko on September 13, 2017, 04:54:33 PM
Thunder 148s.

I'm riding 147s right now and almost always stick to 8.25" boards, but the board I'm waiting to set up is an 8.0" and I'm not sure if 148s will be too wide to go down to an 8.0 when I want to and I don't really have intentions of going more than an 8.38 board in the near future so I'm unsure if I should stick with 147s which fit the width range I stick in or if I should get the "proper" sizing for 8.25" decks since I usually stick to that size. I don't think I've ever blamed my lack of skill on my trucks so am I better off sticking with 147s or will I be able to survive using 148s on an 8.0" deck every 5 or so boards?

hey i just got some 148s recently and i would say to get some. i rode 149s for a while and just wanted to try them out with my 8.25 and i have no complaints. yeah it was funny to look at my trucks and notice them being a bit smaller in width but i love them. they shouldn't be an issue with an 8 deck. but if u wanted to put 149s on an 8 then id say no

Definitely going to get them now. Thanks!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on September 13, 2017, 06:06:33 PM
I really want a pair of Vans Slip On Pros. I'll probably just chill/cruise in them, but I've been rocking a really shitty pair of slip ons I've had for years and suddenly have the urge to upgrade. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: DaSk8D00D on September 13, 2017, 07:47:07 PM
Are Koston 3s worth $75? I found a pair but I'm not sure what to think
I'd say yes. They're pretty great.

Yeah I got mine on sale for about the same price and i loved em. Too expensive at retail price but they're definitely a great pick up at $75
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Post by: Parker on September 13, 2017, 08:54:50 PM
can't decide if I wanna buy Gilbert Crockett bass deck. Anyone got one for sale?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on September 19, 2017, 09:38:54 PM

Thinking about picking up a pair of the Vans Ultrarange Pro and was wondering if anyone has tried/has feedback on them?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on September 20, 2017, 02:39:09 AM

Thinking about picking up a pair of the Vans Ultrarange Pro and was wondering if anyone has tried/has feedback on them?

Oh god.. If you can get them, do it!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on September 22, 2017, 06:51:04 AM

Thinking about picking up a pair of the Vans Ultrarange Pro and was wondering if anyone has tried/has feedback on them?

Oh god.. If you can get them, do it!

Traded some old Busenitz to a SLAP Pal for these Ultrarange Pros and I gotta say, Vans did good with this one (http://www.thecoli.com/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/ehh3.png). They should've been using this kind of foam midsole a long time ago. I was so disappointed in my Crocket 1 Mid's because they looked so dope but a lot of aspects about their construction were so basic and cheap to me. These feel like Vans really tried to bring their A game, being the corporate giant that they are.

I sharpied the white stitching on the outside "window" so it mostly just looks like a basic black/white shoe with the Vans stripe. Also, you should probably go half a size up in these. I normally wear 10's and the ones I have are 10.5's and fit perfectly. They'd probably be too snug if I went with my normal size



(http://i.imgur.com/B0LcRYY.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on September 22, 2017, 11:22:19 AM
Thanks Art and Will
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MC3 on October 03, 2017, 08:41:00 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZzLoEOHUsK/?taken-by=girlskateboards
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 03, 2017, 11:06:48 PM
Will be in the market for a new deck soon... having a bit of a dilemma, I've narrowed it down to like 6 boards/ companies ;D Surely Skatewharhouse is going to have a massive sale soon right?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 07, 2017, 12:46:44 AM
So ... I'm leaning towards buying a Polar, anyone skated the P2 or Kev1 shapes?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: VCR on October 07, 2017, 07:26:20 AM
Those Girl chair graphics are really good. They remind me of better days.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on October 07, 2017, 11:39:53 AM
(http://www.tactics.com/a/9wxn/9/anti-hero-taylor-hurricane-84-skateboard-deck-yellow.jpg)

Really curious about the entire side cutouts, it looks like?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on October 07, 2017, 12:24:06 PM
I don't know.. I looked as close as I could, and I don't think those are cutouts. I thought so at first too, but if you look super closely the grain of the bottom ply seems to go through the different colours on the edge, which would suggest that its a fancy stain trick/colouring instead of a cutout.

I thought it would be cool, but what would be the point? And wouldn't it kind of weaken the deck?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 08, 2017, 06:33:00 PM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Joe Pesci on October 08, 2017, 10:23:18 PM
Not SB Blazers but the colorway is sick

https://www.amazon.com/Blazer-Black-Light-Brown-Casual/dp/B06ZZP2TJ6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1507526444&sr=8-5&keywords=nike+blazer+mid
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on October 08, 2017, 10:27:15 PM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 08, 2017, 10:35:13 PM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on October 08, 2017, 10:40:37 PM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 08, 2017, 11:32:20 PM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
HA, Na , I don't get the hype i guess. I just don't like spitfire in general. I have never had a set that I liked or thought skated well. I have flatspotted some in less than an hour, had others break in half, others wore down too quickly for how much they cost. But... I have never tried the F4s that everyone swears by. I might try them if the shop has a white set other than that i don't like the weird tan color ones.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: tzhangdox on October 08, 2017, 11:41:44 PM
I don't know.. I looked as close as I could, and I don't think those are cutouts. I thought so at first too, but if you look super closely the grain of the bottom ply seems to go through the different colours on the edge, which would suggest that its a fancy stain trick/colouring instead of a cutout.

I thought it would be cool, but what would be the point? And wouldn't it kind of weaken the deck?

I saw a vid of that board in the dlx office on someone's insta story. Unless my eyesight is seriously defective, they are real cutouts. Though I don't quite understand the functional advantage either... reduced weight????
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Roisto on October 09, 2017, 01:04:13 AM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
HA, Na , I don't get the hype i guess. I just don't like spitfire in general. I have never had a set that I liked or thought skated well. I have flatspotted some in less than an hour, had others break in half, others wore down too quickly for how much they cost. But... I have never tried the F4s that everyone swears by. I might try them if the shop has a white set other than that i don't like the weird tan color ones.

There are no white F4s.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: concerned_parent on October 09, 2017, 04:15:57 AM
So ... I'm leaning towards buying a Polar, anyone skated the P2 or Kev1 shapes?

kev1 is like a welcome nimbus 3000

P2 is rad, P1 is the best one
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on October 09, 2017, 07:48:22 AM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
HA, Na , I don't get the hype i guess. I just don't like spitfire in general. I have never had a set that I liked or thought skated well. I have flatspotted some in less than an hour, had others break in half, others wore down too quickly for how much they cost. But... I have never tried the F4s that everyone swears by. I might try them if the shop has a white set other than that i don't like the weird tan color ones.

There are no white F4s.

Not only that, but F4s are a whole new wheel. The classic formula and older don't compare at all! You don't get the hype cause you aren't willing to try the wheel that everyone loves.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on October 09, 2017, 08:17:31 AM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
HA, Na , I don't get the hype i guess. I just don't like spitfire in general. I have never had a set that I liked or thought skated well. I have flatspotted some in less than an hour, had others break in half, others wore down too quickly for how much they cost. But... I have never tried the F4s that everyone swears by. I might try them if the shop has a white set other than that i don't like the weird tan color ones.

There are no white F4s.

Not only that, but F4s are a whole new wheel. The classic formula and older don't compare at all! You don't get the hype cause you aren't willing to try the wheel that everyone loves.

Moe likes his little companies leave him be
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 09, 2017, 08:54:17 AM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
HA, Na , I don't get the hype i guess. I just don't like spitfire in general. I have never had a set that I liked or thought skated well. I have flatspotted some in less than an hour, had others break in half, others wore down too quickly for how much they cost. But... I have never tried the F4s that everyone swears by. I might try them if the shop has a white set other than that i don't like the weird tan color ones.

There are no white F4s.

Not only that, but F4s are a whole new wheel. The classic formula and older don't compare at all! You don't get the hype cause you aren't willing to try the wheel that everyone loves.

Moe likes his little companies leave him be
I don't get the hype because I have never had an outstanding experience with anything spitfire related. Even before the new formulas all my friends swore by spitfire, I could never understand why. Thats why I'm hesitant. 
SFB its true I do prefer the smaller companies, mostly because some good people I know run them and they are worth supporting.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 09, 2017, 09:53:38 AM
I don't know.. I looked as close as I could, and I don't think those are cutouts. I thought so at first too, but if you look super closely the grain of the bottom ply seems to go through the different colours on the edge, which would suggest that its a fancy stain trick/colouring instead of a cutout.

I thought it would be cool, but what would be the point? And wouldn't it kind of weaken the deck?
They are cutouts
https://instagram.com/p/BaCM2njgpUi/
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on October 09, 2017, 11:49:59 AM
I'm so confused. Hurricanes, floods, weird side cutouts.. Is it the end of the world?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on October 09, 2017, 11:58:14 AM
I had no idea it was my board's fault that I couldn't do hurricanes*. This fucking piece of shit after all these years it comes at me like this??





*jk I can do hurricanes**






** I have done hurricanes
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: concerned_parent on October 09, 2017, 12:25:09 PM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
HA, Na , I don't get the hype i guess. I just don't like spitfire in general. I have never had a set that I liked or thought skated well. I have flatspotted some in less than an hour, had others break in half, others wore down too quickly for how much they cost. But... I have never tried the F4s that everyone swears by. I might try them if the shop has a white set other than that i don't like the weird tan color ones.

There are no white F4s.

Not only that, but F4s are a whole new wheel. The classic formula and older don't compare at all! You don't get the hype cause you aren't willing to try the wheel that everyone loves.

Moe likes his little companies leave him be
I don't get the hype because I have never had an outstanding experience with anything spitfire related. Even before the new formulas all my friends swore by spitfire, I could never understand why. Thats why I'm hesitant. 
SFB its true I do prefer the smaller companies, mostly because some good people I know run them and they are worth supporting.

i too like small companies but i have to admit there isn't anything better than conical full f4 56mm best wheel on this side of the mississipi
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: N.L. on October 09, 2017, 01:55:55 PM
I don't know.. I looked as close as I could, and I don't think those are cutouts. I thought so at first too, but if you look super closely the grain of the bottom ply seems to go through the different colours on the edge, which would suggest that its a fancy stain trick/colouring instead of a cutout.

I thought it would be cool, but what would be the point? And wouldn't it kind of weaken the deck?
They are cutouts
https://instagram.com/p/BaCM2njgpUi/

If they can go through the effort to cut out the rails how about some wheel wells??
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on October 09, 2017, 02:00:58 PM
Could you imagine landing primo on that cutout edge :-*
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 09, 2017, 04:06:05 PM
Could you imagine landing primo on that cutout edge :-*
Can you imagine having a set up just to do hurricanes
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 09, 2017, 05:50:40 PM
So ... I'm leaning towards buying a Polar, anyone skated the P2 or Kev1 shapes?

kev1 is like a welcome nimbus 3000

P2 is rad, P1 is the best one
cheers mate! I'm already riding a square tail/ tapered nose type board so perhaps the P2 is the better choice. I just saw a kev1 shaped gripped up though and it looked damn sexy.
Did you find the 14.5 wheelbase on the P2 too long, or was it pretty chill?
Funny that Pontus has all these shapes up his sleeve but only around 2-3 get touched in each season.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on October 09, 2017, 05:59:56 PM
Someone explain to me the purpose of those antihero cut out rail boards, is it for maximum dipped smiths or is it a grab thing?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: concerned_parent on October 10, 2017, 05:12:50 AM
So ... I'm leaning towards buying a Polar, anyone skated the P2 or Kev1 shapes?

kev1 is like a welcome nimbus 3000

P2 is rad, P1 is the best one
cheers mate! I'm already riding a square tail/ tapered nose type board so perhaps the P2 is the better choice. I just saw a kev1 shaped gripped up though and it looked damn sexy.
Did you find the 14.5 wheelbase on the P2 too long, or was it pretty chill?
Funny that Pontus has all these shapes up his sleeve but only around 2-3 get touched in each season.

i'm no wheelbase nerd but it felt fine. kev1 is cool but it definitely has a good amount of taper to it so i'd be mindful of that. P1 is great if you like a really fat nose...i've got an aaron herrington P1 just begging to be set up...green one

(http://blackheavenshop.com/bilder/produkte/normal/Aaron-Herrington-Deck-Natural.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: sharkin on October 10, 2017, 06:15:37 AM
(http://socalskateshop.com/images/products/large_82425_101SkateboardsNataKaupasDevilWorshipDeckB.jpg)

been thinking about one of these for the longest time now
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Matthew_James on October 10, 2017, 06:16:35 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZzLoEOHUsK/?taken-by=girlskateboards

This. My friend had the Colin McKay chair deck, remember when he was on Girl?

There's all sorts of goofy Palace shit I contemplate buying, same with some Supeeme shit. My girl looks out for me though, she reminds me that being in your 30's and wearing what the non skateboard community considers "hype beast" clothing makes me look like a community college weed dealer.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on October 10, 2017, 06:26:16 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BZzLoEOHUsK/?taken-by=girlskateboards

This. My friend had the Colin McKay chair deck, remember when he was on Girl?

There's all sorts of goofy Palace shit I contemplate buying, same with some Supeeme shit. My girl looks out for me though, she reminds me that being in your 30's and wearing what the non skateboard community considers "hype beast" clothing makes me look like a community college weed dealer.

smart girl
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: calvinsdream on October 10, 2017, 06:28:22 AM
Someone explain to me the purpose of those antihero cut out rail boards, is it for maximum dipped smiths or is it a grab thing?

From what the description on tactics says, something about smith and feeble grinds.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 10, 2017, 06:42:28 PM
i'm no wheelbase nerd but it felt fine. kev1 is cool but it definitely has a good amount of taper to it so i'd be mindful of that. P1 is great if you like a really fat nose...i've got an aaron herrington P1 just begging to be set up...green one
Again, thanks for that! At this point I'm leaning towards the P2 but I've now found a few p1s online from their prior seasons so I'll sit with it for a while before pulling the trigger. I've got at least another 30 tabs open with boards I want to ride at the moment though LOL
This actually looks similar to the p1 shape imo: https://www.basementskate.com.au/pass-port-public-tiles-shakespeare-8.75-skateboard/ wonder if any slap heads have actually ridden one?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 10, 2017, 10:52:15 PM
Contemplating buying some spit f4 conicals, I can't track down the Pushers I usually skate so I gotta find something else for now. I can't stand spitfire and hate the color of them. But they are the only conicals my local has  :-\
Is Pusher done?
No, they are just sold out of 54mm conical wheels I usually skate.
What's wrong with Spitfire? You a rollerblader or something?
HA, Na , I don't get the hype i guess. I just don't like spitfire in general. I have never had a set that I liked or thought skated well. I have flatspotted some in less than an hour, had others break in half, others wore down too quickly for how much they cost. But... I have never tried the F4s that everyone swears by. I might try them if the shop has a white set other than that i don't like the weird tan color ones.

There are no white F4s.

Not only that, but F4s are a whole new wheel. The classic formula and older don't compare at all! You don't get the hype cause you aren't willing to try the wheel that everyone loves.

Moe likes his little companies leave him be
I don't get the hype because I have never had an outstanding experience with anything spitfire related. Even before the new formulas all my friends swore by spitfire, I could never understand why. Thats why I'm hesitant. 
SFB its true I do prefer the smaller companies, mostly because some good people I know run them and they are worth supporting.

i too like small companies but i have to admit there isn't anything better than conical full f4 56mm best wheel on this side of the mississipi
I just couldn't pull the trigger on the spits, Grabbed some SML conicals instead.
(http://static.shoplightspeed.com/shops/604229/files/004013298/156x230x2/sml-sml-signs-aaron-herrington-54mm-v-cut-ag-formu.jpg)
sorry I let you guys down.

 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 10, 2017, 11:02:05 PM
you tripping if didn't want to commit to F4's, having said that let us know how the SMLs go, I'd be down to support James especially after seeing his nine club episode
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on October 10, 2017, 11:17:39 PM
I had some "Grocery bag" conical like SMLs. They were aight. Went back to f4s though.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on October 10, 2017, 11:18:14 PM
you tripping if didn't want to commit to F4's, having said that let us know how the SMLs go, I'd be down to support James especially after seeing his nine club episode
I have ridden tons of Sml and have liked them so far , but this is the first time I have tried the AG formula so I will report back.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 10, 2017, 11:39:44 PM
I had some "Grocery bag" conical like SMLs. They were aight. Went back to f4s though.
that's what I'm guessing, like I might experiment but F4 just set the bar way too high for me to dedicate to anything else.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on October 11, 2017, 02:06:49 PM
I had some "Grocery bag" conical like SMLs. They were aight. Went back to f4s though.
that's what I'm guessing, like I might experiment but F4 just set the bar way too high for me to dedicate to anything else.

The funny thing is, the only wheels that can compare to F4s (IMO) are STFs, and that's only because they're so different. Bones have a whole different ride and slide feel, they don't need to compete, some people will just prefer them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on October 11, 2017, 05:52:31 PM
Anyone try the Killing Floor square shape guest board? i found one for $70 and was curious
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 11, 2017, 06:05:04 PM
Anyone try the Killing Floor square shape guest board? i found one for $70 and was curious
the Matt Rodriguez one? Looks like such a rad shape...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on October 11, 2017, 06:12:58 PM
Anyone try the Killing Floor square shape guest board? i found one for $70 and was curious
the Matt Rodriguez one? Looks like such a rad shape...

Yeah, thats the one. I'm a big fan of a square tail but the nose has me unsure, i don't wanna end up with a mike v barnyard lookin' thing
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 11, 2017, 06:24:20 PM
Yeah, thats the one. I'm a big fan of a square tail but the nose has me unsure, i don't wanna end up with a mike v barnyard lookin' thing
mightn't be the board for you then because it looks pretty damn symmetrical to me. That Mike V board was probably his inspiration for that shape, dude has been riding square nose boards since waaaay before it was cool.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on October 11, 2017, 06:28:21 PM
Good point G.I.S.M, i've got more boards than i need anyway. i gotta go read the sale gear thread thing that SFB wrote again to stop myself buying needless shit

Quote
You're considering those purely because of the price. You're just trying to decide if you want to spend money on pressing a button. You won't care about them when you receive them in the mail.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 11, 2017, 06:49:02 PM
yeah, it's crazy when you see good shit on sale. I mean if you go through boards pretty quickly then it's fine to stockpile to an extent.

***
going back to my new board dilemma, it looks like this passport I want might be pretty damn close to the p1 shape:
(https://i.imgur.com/gNNuNpq.jpg?1) vs. (https://i.imgur.com/mMRZWPI.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Jonny Utah on October 11, 2017, 08:50:40 PM
Destructo trucks
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on October 12, 2017, 09:55:00 AM
That new Reynolds shoe...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on October 12, 2017, 09:56:19 AM
Yeah, the all black color is a must have. But should I paint a silver outline around the E logo?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on October 12, 2017, 10:30:33 AM
I'd do the black/white sole. I can't do black on black...
(https://brightestyoungthings.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Beavis-Butt-Head-01-e1357931491578-350x300.gif)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on October 12, 2017, 11:21:17 AM
ah, I see. I grew up in baker2g era before black/white soles were cool, always wanting these:
https://imgur.com/a/DZafO

(https://imgur.com/a/DZafO)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on October 12, 2017, 12:26:41 PM
ah, I see. I grew up in baker2g era before black/white soles were cool, always wanting these:
https://imgur.com/a/DZafO

(https://imgur.com/a/DZafO)

I grew up in the 90s, and black/white soles were always cool.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: concerned_parent on October 12, 2017, 12:33:23 PM
yeah, it's crazy when you see good shit on sale. I mean if you go through boards pretty quickly then it's fine to stockpile to an extent.

***
going back to my new board dilemma, it looks like this passport I want might be pretty damn close to the p1 shape:

just get the P1. you won't be sad.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on October 12, 2017, 12:40:40 PM
ah, I see. I grew up in baker2g era before black/white soles were cool, always wanting these:
https://imgur.com/a/DZafO

(https://imgur.com/a/DZafO)

I grew up in the 90s, and black/white soles were always cool.

You either had black with white sole, or you had lime green with yellow sole. Not much in between.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit4breakfast on October 12, 2017, 02:27:00 PM
Have my eye on some Jack Purcell Pro's, but worried that they're too thin. I'm skating Classic Lo Ess' right now and dig them, but the bottoms are super slick and have worn down faster than I expected. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on October 12, 2017, 04:12:27 PM
Have my eye on some Jack Purcell Pro's, but worried that they're too thin. I'm skating Classic Lo Ess' right now and dig them, but the bottoms are super slick and have worn down faster than I expected.

I'm watching you punk
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit4breakfast on October 12, 2017, 05:29:10 PM
Have my eye on some Jack Purcell Pro's, but worried that they're too thin. I'm skating Classic Lo Ess' right now and dig them, but the bottoms are super slick and have worn down faster than I expected.

I'm watching you punk

(https://media.giphy.com/media/752AAmG6x6rgk/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on October 12, 2017, 05:30:24 PM
Have my eye on some Jack Purcell Pro's, but worried that they're too thin. I'm skating Classic Lo Ess' right now and dig them, but the bottoms are super slick and have worn down faster than I expected.

I'm watching you punk

(https://media.giphy.com/media/752AAmG6x6rgk/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on October 12, 2017, 08:27:50 PM
just get the P1. you won't be sad.
yeah, I'm heading to the big smoke early next month and I know a shop that has the passport, a p1 and that p2 boserio board I was drooling over so I might just check them all out in the flesh before dedicating. I appreciate the help though ;)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on October 13, 2017, 12:20:26 AM
Can you guys recommend any boards similar to the Gabriel Rodriguez Jesus graphic from 101? Got my hands on a reissue and the size and concave feel really nice.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MaitlandPrivado on October 13, 2017, 08:22:31 AM
(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=DWFBBDK-1.jpg&nw=435)

I've been so stoked on this guy for some time. Growing up with Bob's Big Boy right down the road, now living in OK it gives me a bit of a nostalgic feeling too. I've been waiting for the price to drop or catch a good sale so I can procure one for the wall.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Mark Renton on October 29, 2017, 12:07:53 PM
How are the cons purcell pro? Never tried cons.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: cosmicgypsies on October 29, 2017, 12:17:58 PM
a new set of 149 thunders

i like mine now for the fact they have a lovely groove and it makes locking in easy but kingpin issues, the back hangar hole is battered so the bushing doesnt sit right and it feeling like its russian roulette everytime i have to change bearings/get new wheels makes me want to buy new ones
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: j....soy..... on October 29, 2017, 06:20:13 PM
I wanna skate one of those double tail ishods.....
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ducky darnsworth on October 29, 2017, 06:38:23 PM
im contemplating buying 50 pairs of shoes but i need the funds first
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: DaSk8D00D on October 29, 2017, 07:48:13 PM
I wanna skate one of those double tail ishods.....

If you're interested they're worth checking out. I've skated the 8.3 and 8.38 ones and they both served me pretty well.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on October 30, 2017, 11:26:22 AM
im contemplating buying 50 pairs of shoes but i need the funds first
Feel this.  Really want these but have to wait till the price drops(if it ever does):
(http://www.skateparkoftampa.com/spot/productimages/colors/3568_77098.jpg)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on October 30, 2017, 11:29:29 AM
im contemplating buying 50 pairs of shoes but i need the funds first
Feel this.  Really want these but have to wait till the price drops(if it ever does):
(http://www.skateparkoftampa.com/spot/productimages/colors/3568_77098.jpg)

SPoT has them for $50
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on October 30, 2017, 09:46:47 PM
SPoT has them for $50
Thanks for the heads up can't decide if I should spend more money on shoes though(sitting on two new pairs already).
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: tzhangdox on October 30, 2017, 10:37:42 PM
There's a pair of og nike prod 1s on ebay, auction ending tomorrow, starts at 38 and doesnt look like anyones gonna bit. so tempted to swoop. I skate dunks and similar cupsoles, has anyone skated the prod 1s? How are they
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on October 31, 2017, 12:37:39 AM
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=28394 (http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=28394)
(http://socalskateshop.com/images/products/large_28394_Ace_Mag_baseplate_FLG.jpg)
*palms get sweaty*
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Lt. Frank Drebin on October 31, 2017, 08:21:07 PM
http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=28394 (http://socalskateshop.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=28394)
(http://socalskateshop.com/images/products/large_28394_Ace_Mag_baseplate_FLG.jpg)
*palms get sweaty*

Wish those weren't for the lows, I'd be all over them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on November 01, 2017, 10:51:29 PM
You guys seen the new Dickies flex pants?
Tried a pair on at Walmart and they felt legit. Same dickies fit bit with a bunch more stretch, might fuck with a pair this weekend.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on November 04, 2017, 10:18:26 AM
HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THEIR FEET ON THE NEW GONZ BLIND REISSUE?  I want to know cause I'm hoping the kicktail is super mellow. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Spitfire4life on November 06, 2017, 06:43:06 PM
I'm strongly considering getting an 8.25 for my next deck. I haven't been skating nearly as much as I used to, but I'm doing it on a much regular basis now, and damn the 8.5 is killing me. I'm thinking about just buying two Chapman blanks because I've heard great things about their wood and it's much cheaper to buy two of them and have them shipped here than going to a local shop and buying two. But then I feel bad not supporting my local shop. Definitely getting a chapman board of some sorts. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on November 07, 2017, 06:05:21 AM
SPoT has them for $50
Thanks for the heads up can't decide if I should spend more money on shoes though(sitting on two new pairs already).

Can never have enough shoes. Felt this way after seeing someone's stock pile of Reynolds Mids. Shoes I like seems to get discontinued pretty often so I need to start building a reserve myself.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on November 07, 2017, 11:58:50 AM
SPoT has them for $50
Thanks for the heads up can't decide if I should spend more money on shoes though(sitting on two new pairs already).

Can never have enough shoes. Felt this way after seeing someone's stock pile of Reynolds Mids. Shoes I like seems to get discontinued pretty often so I need to start building a reserve myself.

This. Shoes come and go like/with the seasons...colorways even more so.

If you find a shoe that does everything you want, no reason to not stockpile a few pairs when you catch them on sale.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on November 08, 2017, 12:40:32 AM
SPoT has them for $50
Thanks for the heads up can't decide if I should spend more money on shoes though(sitting on two new pairs already).

Can never have enough shoes. Felt this way after seeing someone's stock pile of Reynolds Mids. Shoes I like seems to get discontinued pretty often so I need to start building a reserve myself.

This. Shoes come and go like/with the seasons...colorways even more so.

If you find a shoe that does everything you want, no reason to not stockpile a few pairs when you catch them on sale.
You all make some good points.  If they're still up by the end of the week I'll probably end up buying a pair.  Reading this thread it feels like I have financial prudence on my right shoulder and Slap on my left.
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Post by: OldManSkate on November 08, 2017, 11:19:09 AM
You guys seen the new Dickies flex pants?
Tried a pair on at Walmart and they felt legit. Same dickies fit bit with a bunch more stretch, might fuck with a pair this weekend.
I got a pair for work, havenít skated in them. Theyíre nice and comfy. After washing them, they got stretchier.
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Post by: ducky darnsworth on November 08, 2017, 01:28:33 PM
im debating buying a regular board, or a p2 board, but i dont know how fast p2 boards razor tail
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Post by: tzhangdox on November 08, 2017, 01:40:34 PM
im debating buying a regular board, or a p2 board, but i dont know how fast p2 boards razor tail

They razortail and chip like a normal NHS board would. They do however keep their crispy feeling for a longer.
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Post by: ducky darnsworth on November 08, 2017, 01:50:24 PM
im debating buying a regular board, or a p2 board, but i dont know how fast p2 boards razor tail

They razortail and chip like a normal NHS board would. They do however keep their crispy feeling for a longer.
ehh, aight i think il buy it, on the plus side with it i should have to worry about it snapping when i eventually relearn lipslides and do them down a handrail.
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Post by: fergus on November 08, 2017, 03:38:08 PM
Kyle Walkers pro shoe. My body needs a break from vulcs and trying to get something that isn't too crazy.
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Post by: chillclinton87 on November 09, 2017, 12:32:01 PM
Kyle Walkers pro shoe. My body needs a break from vulcs and trying to get something that isn't too crazy.

good deal!

really grippy. it might feel a little bulky in the beginning depending on what other shoes you are coming from! i'm on my 8th pair or something. should last pretty good too!
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Post by: alonelikeastone on November 16, 2017, 10:45:43 AM
Greco's new shoe, but not to skate in. I think i'll grab them if they are not too thin.
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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on November 16, 2017, 02:59:17 PM
HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THEIR FEET ON THE NEW GONZ BLIND REISSUE?  I want to know cause I'm hoping the kicktail is super mellow.

It's between mellow and high. The board itself is pretty flat, dug the shape but the heat transfer kind is made from shit wood. Only saying this because I'm on a Gabriel 101 re-issue that is screen printed and skates great
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Post by: MC3 on November 17, 2017, 04:44:12 PM
Anyone skated the Huf Hupper 2 Lo?

Also any word on the Hupper 2 Hi?
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Post by: Rusty Shackleford on November 17, 2017, 08:40:07 PM
(https://www.tactics.com/a/9yzj/9/paisley-vicar-in-a-tutu-925-hot-water-music-shape-signed-skateboard.jpg)
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on November 17, 2017, 09:13:21 PM
HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THEIR FEET ON THE NEW GONZ BLIND REISSUE?  I want to know cause I'm hoping the kicktail is super mellow.

It's between mellow and high. The board itself is pretty flat, dug the shape but the heat transfer kind is made from shit wood. Only saying this because I'm on a Gabriel 101 re-issue that is screen printed and skates great
Thanks for that.
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Post by: 1121317 on November 18, 2017, 11:03:56 AM
(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=GLSPBW-1.jpg)

globe sprouts. they honestly look really clean too

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Post by: mynameisnotjeff on November 18, 2017, 12:47:21 PM
HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THEIR FEET ON THE NEW GONZ BLIND REISSUE?  I want to know cause I'm hoping the kicktail is super mellow.

It's between mellow and high. The board itself is pretty flat, dug the shape but the heat transfer kind is made from shit wood. Only saying this because I'm on a Gabriel 101 re-issue that is screen printed and skates great
Thanks for that.
Nevermind, it is pretty flat
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 19, 2017, 05:18:52 AM
Anyone skated one of those doom sayers 8.4 shovel boards? Don't really know much about the brand but that shape/ wheelbase combo looks nice
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 19, 2017, 07:15:21 PM
I've got like 6(?) prospective boards I want to buy so I'm going to list them here so I don't forget, any input on them would be preeshed!

that doom sayers I posted above in 8.4 with fat nose - deluxe wood, short wheelbase, big nose. If this was a magnenta or a passport I probably would have already pulled the trigger on it

Passport 8.5 (8.75?) tiles board, shaped - stepped on one last week in a shop in Tokyo and feel like I would absolutely love it. Kinda want to get off the square tail bandwagon for a while though and get back on something I can get more "tech" with

Antihero 8.28 shaped Raney board - another one I saw over the weekend, I honestly think the shape is pretty much prefect for me and it's deluxe wood with a classic graphic. Probably a season or two old but I doubt that would affect deluxe's quality too much would it?

Weekend 8.25 on green w/ gold logo - simple graphic and that fucking nose! peeps were saying hockey skated like old adrenalins which kinda piqued my interest in PS Stix again. Am on a welcome at the moment and wanted to try up some different wood if possible, this board may keep me on the ps bandwagon though.

Northern Co. 8.25 mountain graphic - one of these popped up on my feed this morning with split bottom plies and it is a work of art. Again though, I'm having trouble finding wheelbase dimensions for this one and want to keep it 14.25 or below. Also, are their concaves super steep? Site I'm looking at is saying fairly steep... heard great things about SC wood and I'm keen to try one of the last made in USA woodshops

polar 8.25 dear skating striped mint board - Salman homage graphic, great dimensions and it's polar. looked at a few of their shaped boards too but the wheelbase is always 14.5 plus and I kinda want to size down in that department.



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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on November 19, 2017, 07:31:27 PM
I've got like 6(?) prospective boards I want to buy so I'm going to list them here so I don't forget, any input on them would be preeshed!

that doom sayers I posted above in 8.4 with fat nose - deluxe wood, short wheelbase, big nose. If this was a magnenta or a passport I probably would have already pulled the trigger on it

Passport 8.5 (8.75?) tiles board, shaped - stepped on one last week in a shop in Tokyo and feel like I would absolutely love it. Kinda want to get off the square tail bandwagon for a while though and get back on something I can get more "tech" with

Antihero 8.28 shaped Raney board - another one I saw over the weekend, I honestly think the shape is pretty much prefect for me and it's deluxe wood with a classic graphic. Probably a season or two old but I doubt that would affect deluxe's quality too much would it?

Weekend 8.25 on green w/ gold logo - simple graphic and that fucking nose! peeps were saying hockey skated like old adrenalins which kinda piqued my interest in PS Stix again. Am on a welcome at the moment and wanted to try up some different wood if possible, this board may keep me on the ps bandwagon though.

Northern Co. 8.25 mountain graphic - one of these popped up on my feed this morning with split bottom plies and it is a work of art. Again though, I'm having trouble finding wheelbase dimensions for this one and want to keep it 14.25 or below. Also, are their concaves super steep? Site I'm looking at is saying fairly steep... heard great things about SC wood and I'm keen to try one of the last made in USA woodshops

polar 8.25 dear skating striped mint board - Salman homage graphic, great dimensions and it's polar. looked at a few of their shaped boards too but the wheelbase is always 14.5 plus and I kinda want to size down in that department.
I loved the WKND board I had a little while ago. The more square shape was a nice change from what I have been skating recently. 
Canít go wrong with a Northern Co mountain board though. The concave on the south central boards are on the medium side not really all that steep.
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Post by: Paco Supreme on November 19, 2017, 08:15:32 PM
Anyone skated one of those doom sayers 8.4 shovel boards? Don't really know much about the brand but that shape/ wheelbase combo looks nice

I was under the impression the 8.4 Doomwood shovel and the Antihero Miorana shovel shape we're twins. so dont think of it as a doomsayers board but just that good dlx wood
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Post by: colt cannon lunchbox on November 19, 2017, 08:32:38 PM
I've got like 6(?) prospective boards I want to buy so I'm going to list them here so I don't forget, any input on them would be preeshed!

that doom sayers I posted above in 8.4 with fat nose - deluxe wood, short wheelbase, big nose. If this was a magnenta or a passport I probably would have already pulled the trigger on it

Passport 8.5 (8.75?) tiles board, shaped - stepped on one last week in a shop in Tokyo and feel like I would absolutely love it. Kinda want to get off the square tail bandwagon for a while though and get back on something I can get more "tech" with

Antihero 8.28 shaped Raney board - another one I saw over the weekend, I honestly think the shape is pretty much prefect for me and it's deluxe wood with a classic graphic. Probably a season or two old but I doubt that would affect deluxe's quality too much would it?

Weekend 8.25 on green w/ gold logo - simple graphic and that fucking nose! peeps were saying hockey skated like old adrenalins which kinda piqued my interest in PS Stix again. Am on a welcome at the moment and wanted to try up some different wood if possible, this board may keep me on the ps bandwagon though.

Northern Co. 8.25 mountain graphic - one of these popped up on my feed this morning with split bottom plies and it is a work of art. Again though, I'm having trouble finding wheelbase dimensions for this one and want to keep it 14.25 or below. Also, are their concaves super steep? Site I'm looking at is saying fairly steep... heard great things about SC wood and I'm keen to try one of the last made in USA woodshops

polar 8.25 dear skating striped mint board - Salman homage graphic, great dimensions and it's polar. looked at a few of their shaped boards too but the wheelbase is always 14.5 plus and I kinda want to size down in that department.

A deck that is too seasons old will be fine. I skated an alien Dylan Rieder board recently god knows how old it was. It skated great!
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 19, 2017, 09:09:37 PM
A deck that is too seasons old will be fine. I skated an alien Dylan Rieder board recently god knows how old it was. It skated great!
yeah, I'm sure it will be fine. My wife has one of my old magenta boards from 4+ years ago and it still pops great.

I was under the impression the 8.4 Doomwood shovel and the Antihero Miorana shovel shape we're twins. so dont think of it as a doomsayers board but just that good dlx wood
yeah, the graphics aren't terrible either (https://www.tactics.com/doom-sayers-club/inaugural-84-shovel-shape-skateboard-deck) I just don't have any affiliation with them whatsoever.

I loved the WKND board I had a little while ago. The more square shape was a nice change from what I have been skating recently. 
Canít go wrong with a Northern Co mountain board though. The concave on the south central boards are on the medium side not really all that steep.
cheers moe! the nose on the wknd just looks like so much fun. good to hear about the northern co. concave, it's pink/ green spilt stain and it is teasing me as it sits in my shopping cart.

gnars for feeding my deck OCD boys, got my credit card waiting for these Black Friday sales
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Post by: concerned_parent on November 20, 2017, 05:45:59 AM
Anyone skated the Huf Hupper 2 Lo?

Also any word on the Hupper 2 Hi?

hupper 2 high spotted on Jake Anderson's instagram in some video clip noted they will be out "real soon"

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbdoTp7DSD1/?hl=en&taken-by=vtanderson_ (https://www.instagram.com/p/BbdoTp7DSD1/?hl=en&taken-by=vtanderson_)
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on November 20, 2017, 07:25:42 AM
 I'm looking at this board called the Dogtown Bigfoot.  Looks fun maybe.
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Post by: MC3 on November 20, 2017, 12:06:51 PM
Anyone skated the Huf Hupper 2 Lo?

Also any word on the Hupper 2 Hi?

hupper 2 high spotted on Jake Anderson's instagram in some video clip noted they will be out "real soon"


Thanks guy!
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Post by: nopes on November 20, 2017, 02:51:28 PM
i really want to get the manderson one stars but im sure they will be too narrow. i tried on a pair of 10s that are .5 too small and i still almost bought them because i want them so bad.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 20, 2017, 04:23:51 PM
i really want to get the manderson one stars but im sure they will be too narrow. i tried on a pair of 10s that are .5 too small and i still almost bought them because i want them so bad.
channel your inner beastie boy
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Post by: nopes on November 20, 2017, 04:29:56 PM
My inner beastie boy would direct me to breakpoints because of the gratitude video.
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Post by: expired on November 24, 2017, 08:55:20 AM
I don't really need any more shoes, but zumiez is having a Black Friday online sale and Ive really wanted to try a pair of states, the Hudson in navy for $25 and maybe the Romero/independent for $35 ill probably give in once I have a couple drinks over the weekend

Are Hudson's true to size?
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Post by: patrick c. on November 28, 2017, 09:53:20 AM
Has anyone tried skating in the Nike bruin max vapors? Contemplating buying a pair for work.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 28, 2017, 11:50:16 PM
somehow managed to avoid buying any decks during the Black Friday sales, still want a new board/ wheels though.
Looks like the polar ship has sailed for me but I've still got that passport and northern co. in my sights and now I'm also lusting after one of those theories x traffic boards  or one of the theories 10 year anniversary boards. so much good shit around at the moment...
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Post by: planman on November 29, 2017, 12:21:41 AM
somehow managed to avoid buying any decks during the Black Friday sales, still want a new board/ wheels though.
Looks like the polar ship has sailed for me but I've still got that passport and northern co. in my sights and now I'm also lusting after one of those theories x traffic boards  or one of the theories 10 year anniversary boards. so much good shit around at the moment...
Why's the Polar ship sailed? I'm on a heavy Polar kick right now, plus I love their shapes. I haven't understood why so many people stick to a few brands until now, I'm in love.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 29, 2017, 12:58:31 AM
Why's the Polar ship sailed?
just because I can't get one shipped out here for cheap anymore now that the sales have finished. Was looking at the nick boserio P2 shape or the Ron chatman/ dear skating in kev 1 shape. I could still actually get one of those kev 1 shapes over here but I want to go UNDER 14.5 wheelbase and I want a square/ chunky nose (hence me looking at the P2 shape).
That's why I was originally looking at the doom sayers shovel but then got interrupted because traffic is pulling at my nostalgia strings. Also found one of these: https://theories-of-atlantis.myshopify.com/collections/traffic/products/traffic-matchbook-series in 8.38 with a big square tail which looks like it could be a lot of fun, just wondering how many seasons old it is... ahhh SLAP you've gone and fucked my board OCD nice and good.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on November 30, 2017, 04:21:28 PM
northern co., traffic/ theories or passport?
can't make up my mind...
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Post by: SKATELYNJENNER on December 02, 2017, 08:08:43 AM
in the 21 years I've been skating I've only rode independent trucks except for when I was in middle school and gimmicky skate tech got the best of me and I got my mom to buy me some of those stupid tensor slider trucks but lately I've been thinking about buying a set of ace 55's. I've been wanting to try a set out for a while (mostly because I think they look cool) but I really like the way indy 169's ride, anybody have experience with both trucks that can shine some light on the situation?
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Post by: tzhangdox on December 02, 2017, 11:57:25 AM
in the 21 years I've been skating I've only rode independent trucks except for when I was in middle school and gimmicky skate tech got the best of me and I got my mom to buy me some of those stupid tensor slider trucks but lately I've been thinking about buying a set of ace 55's. I've been wanting to try a set out for a while (mostly because I think they look cool) but I really like the way indy 169's ride, anybody have experience with both trucks that can shine some light on the situation?

Haven't skated indys for a while, but I would definitely recommend trying ace 55s. Like everyone says, the turn is really surfy. You can have it really loose and it will still be stable, or you can tighten it up more and it will still turn. They do shorten the wheel base of your setup a little more than indys do though so keep that in mind.
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Post by: SKATELYNJENNER on December 03, 2017, 04:55:15 AM
Aiight cool, I think I'm gonna go ahead a bit a set the. I've got a 9.5" shaped deck laying around that I've been wanting to set up and I think these will be great for it.
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Post by: Seadramon on December 04, 2017, 12:01:20 AM
Kinda wanna squander some wealth on this. Would be a wall board.(https://scontent-yyz1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/24312831_10159688493810375_6555130225926685466_n.jpg?oh=0a2ed6db334413834f1b93c6bb7f8797&oe=5A952A55)
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Post by: GOATMOON on December 04, 2017, 10:48:14 PM
I'm thinking about picking up some blazers, but how supportive are they compared to the average vulc sole? Just the regular low version, not the GTs if that makes any difference
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Post by: CINCINNATI on December 05, 2017, 02:35:09 PM
I'm thinking about picking up some blazers, but how supportive are they compared to the average vulc sole? Just the regular low version, not the GTs if that makes any difference

been skating the regular black and white non gt blazers and they are nice. I originally thought that they had the blazer mid herringbone sole, but they actually have the gt blazer sole. its a smaller more shallow herringbone which seems to wear down faster than the ones on the mid's. thats my only complaint. Pretty sure ill just ride mid's from now on though, the ankle support is pretty nice.
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Post by: nopes on December 05, 2017, 05:42:40 PM
im past contemplating and ready to buy some manderson one stars but i cant find them in 10.5 in the states.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on December 05, 2017, 06:24:15 PM
doom sayers double shovel board 8.58, anyone ever ridden one on here?
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on December 05, 2017, 08:22:55 PM
      {gear review so far) -My g slide 56mms came in.  they are fast and maybe a lil wider than I usually like but they glide along really well. They have a  nylon core which is bigger than other cores so the wheel's urethane can be soft without deforming under weight as much as usual soft wheels do.  I got the expensive urethane pivot cups and it's a nicer pivot cup than the regular ones.  You feel the diference.  Still waiting on my dogtown bigfoot deck from socal. And I got these 1/16 inch shock pads to put under the trucks.  I don't thing the hardcore barrel bushings I got are meant for indy's.  I'll just sand the height on them down to make them fit later.
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Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on December 05, 2017, 08:49:58 PM
I always wanted to setup that new Gonz beemer board with some 215's and Tactics currently has a similar one thats 9.96 wide so I'm really considering it. Has anyone here ever setup a board that big?
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Post by: Paco Supreme on December 05, 2017, 09:01:13 PM
I always wanted to setup that new Gonz beemer board with some 215's and Tactics currently has a similar one thats 9.96 wide so I'm really considering it. Has anyone here ever setup a board that big?

For a second i thought you meant one of those bevelled out ones that were super limited, i wouldve been on it in a heartbeat.
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Post by: Monkey_Mcpott on December 05, 2017, 09:05:57 PM
I always wanted to setup that new Gonz beemer board with some 215's and Tactics currently has a similar one thats 9.96 wide so I'm really considering it. Has anyone here ever setup a board that big?

For a second i thought you meant one of those bevelled out ones that were super limited, i wouldve been on it in a heartbeat.

No yeah i wanted one of those too but were sold out quick. I saw a few people posted therm on ebay for a few hundred bucks which sucks because I actually wanna just skate it.
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on December 06, 2017, 06:34:46 AM

I always wanted to setup that new Gonz beemer board with some 215's and Tactics currently has a similar one thats 9.96 wide so I'm really considering it. Has anyone here ever setup a board that big?

For a second i thought you meant one of those bevelled out ones that were super limited, i wouldve been on it in a heartbeat.
 


That Beamer beveled shit is all Wes Humson.  He's got a company (bds) and you can contact him and get in line for a custom order Beamer.   Gonz has been riding his boards for the last couple of years and thought he'd use Wes's shit (board design and the word "beamer") and use it for krooked.  He also referred to the Beamer as his design in a ad for krooked
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Post by: shit4breakfast on December 12, 2017, 01:29:51 PM
Since none of you fuckers chimed in....Anyone contemplating Jack Purcell pros, get em, they're fucking great. The canvas is super durable and they break-in real fast. The Zoom insoles took a little bit of getting used to though, felt super hard at first.
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Post by: planman on December 12, 2017, 09:17:55 PM
Contemplating buying those CTAS pros that are black with the pink suede backing and I'm basically sitting on the page trying to decide whether or not purchase. I just wanna look like Al Davis
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Post by: ZEBRA on December 12, 2017, 09:36:16 PM
Yo, what's up with the Spitfire F4 Lock-In's?? Thinking about getting some, but I really have no complaints about sticking with the classic shape.....
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Post by: tzhangdox on December 13, 2017, 01:04:40 AM
Yo, what's up with the Spitfire F4 Lock-In's?? Thinking about getting some, but I really have no complaints about sticking with the classic shape.....

They're pretty good, riding surface is something between a conical and a conical full, so a bit wider than classics. The outside shape is a conical, and the inside is straight cut. In my experience, they definitely do lock you into ledges, rails etc quite well. Definitely feels more secure when the trucks are cross pinched for a 5050 on a round rail compared to a classic or something. I would have preferred the outside shape to be a classic though, as I find the classic shape the easiest to slappy with. Not a big deal though. Biggest con is the fact that you can't really flip them when they cone.
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Post by: chodekaka on December 15, 2017, 10:32:43 AM
Since none of you fuckers chimed in....Anyone contemplating Jack Purcell pros, get em, they're fucking great. The canvas is super durable and they break-in real fast. The Zoom insoles took a little bit of getting used to though, felt super hard at first.
Canvas is never durable fuck converse too. If they break in real fast and are made of canvas then they arenít durable.
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Post by: fat philly skater on December 15, 2017, 11:11:25 AM
Since none of you fuckers chimed in....Anyone contemplating Jack Purcell pros, get em, they're fucking great. The canvas is super durable and they break-in real fast. The Zoom insoles took a little bit of getting used to though, felt super hard at first.
Canvas is never durable fuck converse too. If they break in real fast and are made of canvas then they arenít durable.
I don't know why they didn't stick with full suede on the jacks. The full suede polar ones looked pretty solid
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Post by: concerned_parent on December 18, 2017, 10:40:12 AM
Contemplating buying those CTAS pros that are black with the pink suede backing and I'm basically sitting on the page trying to decide whether or not purchase. I just wanna look like Al Davis

i have the pink backed pink ones and they're awesome, they'll never rip ever ever ever.
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Post by: Spitfire4life on December 20, 2017, 12:39:41 PM
Indy 149's. I'm riding Thunders right now, and while they're great for flat and ledges, I can't stand the way they carve. I have Indy 139's and 169's but I'm really digging the 149 size on an 8.25. Not looking forward to breaking in new bushings, that's for sure.
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Post by: planman on December 20, 2017, 12:54:40 PM
Contemplating buying those CTAS pros that are black with the pink suede backing and I'm basically sitting on the page trying to decide whether or not purchase. I just wanna look like Al Davis

i have the pink backed pink ones and they're awesome, they'll never rip ever ever ever.
Well they came in the mail today, can't wait to skate them and see how they are. That Lunarlon insole feels great too
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on December 20, 2017, 01:22:23 PM
Indy 149's. I'm riding Thunders right now, and while they're great for flat and ledges, I can't stand the way they carve. I have Indy 139's and 169's but I'm really digging the 149 size on an 8.25. Not looking forward to breaking in new bushings, that's for sure.

You should try the 159's, seriously!
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Post by: Spitfire4life on December 20, 2017, 02:51:15 PM
Indy 149's. I'm riding Thunders right now, and while they're great for flat and ledges, I can't stand the way they carve. I have Indy 139's and 169's but I'm really digging the 149 size on an 8.25. Not looking forward to breaking in new bushings, that's for sure.

You should try the 159's, seriously!
On an 8.25 though? On 8.5 that would be super sick, but 159's on an 8.25 would have .25 inches poking out of each side which sounds a little crazy to me. That being said, if I ever go back to 8.5 I will most definitely get 159's. I love having trucks that are a little bigger than the board is. 
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Post by: Roisto on December 20, 2017, 09:14:28 PM
Iím considering Thunder 149s. Could get them a bit cheaper than normal. Iím happy with my Aces though and have 149 Indys and 5.8 Ventures on other set ups. Iíve never really tried Thunders so I kinda want to give them a shot even though I really donít need them.  :P
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Post by: bawtawd5 on December 21, 2017, 02:50:04 AM
Hook UPS ass grab
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Post by: jockboy on December 21, 2017, 04:36:10 AM
Girl skateboards bluetooth speaker for the sesh, skate rock!

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Post by: Sloboldmanstyle on December 22, 2017, 12:07:19 AM
I've  been swapping between 3 sets of wheels for about a year now and looking to try something new. 2 sets of 99a F-4's. 54mm conical fulls feel the most controllable all around, 52mm classics are my favorite for street and slides, but scare the shit out of me when locking onto coping at speed. Also skate some 56mm SPF V5's, the speed and grip are what I love about them. I skate park and a mini ramp almost exclusively and even when it's street, it's slappies, low ledge and manny pad shit. Been trying to decide between some STF's, probably V3. 101radial F4's radial and recently some Crupies because people seem to love them. Anyone want to help me make up my mind so I can stop swapping my fucking wheels all the time?
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Post by: Spitfire4life on December 22, 2017, 09:34:36 PM
F4 101's; because truck madness apparently wasn't enough for me.
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Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on December 23, 2017, 12:28:52 AM
heroin skateboards. I've been riding scumco for the last year and while i love them i feel they wear down really fast but i could just be skating a lot.
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on December 23, 2017, 11:44:16 AM
heroin skateboards. I've been riding scumco for the last year and while i love them i feel they wear down really fast but i could just be skating a lot.

You need to get onboard!
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Post by: Mongoloid on December 27, 2017, 08:20:57 AM
I slept on the Becky Factory Nico deck, and now theyíre sold out in American shops. Fuck I wanted that as a wall hanger.
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Post by: fat philly skater on December 27, 2017, 08:30:20 AM
I slept on the Becky Factory Nico deck, and now theyíre sold out in American shops. Fuck I wanted that as a wall hanger.
I wanted the smiths one they did but I think they only did it in 8.125 so it would have been too small
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Post by: nopes on December 27, 2017, 01:42:51 PM
im thinking about trying out one of those polar 1991 shaped decks.
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Post by: planman on December 27, 2017, 08:07:12 PM
An 8.38 DLX board. Probably won't because I just bought a brand spanking new complete last month but the year-old 8.38 Polar I keep going back to has a slightly shorter tail than the 8.5 I just bought and I skate infinitely better on the old board than the new.
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Post by: fat philly skater on December 27, 2017, 08:12:13 PM
im thinking about trying out one of those polar 1991 shaped decks.
I really liked the one I had
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Post by: Smartass on December 27, 2017, 08:43:23 PM
An 8.38 DLX board. Probably won't because I just bought a brand spanking new complete last month but the year-old 8.38 Polar I keep going back to has a slightly shorter tail than the 8.5 I just bought and I skate infinitely better on the old board than the new.

Currently skating a Real 8.38 Full and loving it. I picked up an Otherness 8.375 to try out, but ended up going back to the Real after a month.
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Post by: nsskater1993 on December 28, 2017, 05:16:51 AM
Empire's having a pretty decent sale, and I'm considering buying the kyle walker pros since this is the only time I've noticed them for cheaper than normal. Ended up putting a pair of the brown colorway and a spitfire x cardiel t shirt in my cart, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Anybody want to help convince me to? lol
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Post by: calvinsdream on December 28, 2017, 06:00:47 AM
heroin skateboards. I've been riding scumco for the last year and while i love them i feel they wear down really fast but i could just be skating a lot.

I got that revenge of the egg shape and itís been a lot of fun to ride. 14.75 wb and a football tail.
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Post by: fat philly skater on December 28, 2017, 08:49:53 AM
Empire's having a pretty decent sale, and I'm considering buying the kyle walker pros since this is the only time I've noticed them for cheaper than normal. Ended up putting a pair of the brown colorway and a spitfire x cardiel t shirt in my cart, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Anybody want to help convince me to? lol
It's a shirt with cardiel on it
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on December 28, 2017, 09:59:35 AM
Empire's having a pretty decent sale, and I'm considering buying the kyle walker pros since this is the only time I've noticed them for cheaper than normal. Ended up putting a pair of the brown colorway and a spitfire x cardiel t shirt in my cart, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Anybody want to help convince me to? lol

The kyle walkers are a safe bet, they stand out a lot from the rest of Vans crap! I wore my last pair till they stunk.
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Post by: theloniousmonk on December 28, 2017, 07:32:28 PM
I keep looking at the polar dane1 shape... anybody ride one? Is the concave mellow? Care to give a review? Thanks in advance
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Post by: nopes on December 29, 2017, 09:46:40 AM
id love to know how it compares to the 1991 shape too
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Post by: Tim on January 01, 2018, 07:28:33 AM
Any verdict on SML wheels?  I'm really thinking about getting a pair
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Post by: fat philly skater on January 01, 2018, 07:56:43 AM
Any verdict on SML wheels?  I'm really thinking about getting a pair
formula 4s are all you need
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on January 01, 2018, 11:42:40 AM
Any verdict on SML wheels?  I'm really thinking about getting a pair
formula 4s are all you need

or STFs
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Post by: concerned_parent on January 02, 2018, 09:56:38 AM
Any verdict on SML wheels?  I'm really thinking about getting a pair
formula 4s are all you need

or STFs

nah just formula 4
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on January 02, 2018, 11:09:08 AM
I'm buying my second set of STFs ever (I have a whole drawer full of spits). I'll never stop riding F4s, but there's something special about that bones mix.
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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on January 02, 2018, 05:57:22 PM
Contemplating getting a slimmer ankle brace. Maybe just the lace up kind without all the extra straps. I know they make your ankle weak blah blah blah but I have virtually no cartilage in my pop ankle and have to wear one to keep my foot from bending up too much do the bones in my foot donít hit.
Anyone fuck with the lace up one instead of the criss cross strap kind?
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Post by: Paco Supreme on January 02, 2018, 06:19:26 PM
which one you running at present?
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Post by: tzhangdox on January 02, 2018, 06:29:06 PM
Contemplating getting a slimmer ankle brace. Maybe just the lace up kind without all the extra straps. I know they make your ankle weak blah blah blah but I have virtually no cartilage in my pop ankle and have to wear one to keep my foot from bending up too much do the bones in my foot donít hit.
Anyone fuck with the lace up one instead of the criss cross strap kind?

My ankles are in a different situation to yours, but I do use criss cross braces on both feet and have the same issue with bones in my ankle touching(on my left, flick foot) if I bend it one way too much. Can't do any regular kickflip tricks anymore.

I am personally skeptical about the lace up ones, if I don't use the criss cross straps on my brace, it doesn't feel like the brace does too much at all, and feels no more supportive than a flimsy high top. That being said, braces designed specifically to only be lace up might fare a bit better, and if maximum ankle roll prevention isn't your highest priority, I think it would be fine for you, a slimmer profile ankle brace would definitely be much nicer to skate in.
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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on January 02, 2018, 07:14:08 PM
Contemplating getting a slimmer ankle brace. Maybe just the lace up kind without all the extra straps. I know they make your ankle weak blah blah blah but I have virtually no cartilage in my pop ankle and have to wear one to keep my foot from bending up too much do the bones in my foot donít hit.
Anyone fuck with the lace up one instead of the criss cross strap kind?

My ankles are in a different situation to yours, but I do use criss cross braces on both feet and have the same issue with bones in my ankle touching(on my left, flick foot) if I bend it one way too much. Can't do any regular kickflip tricks anymore.

I am personally skeptical about the lace up ones, if I don't use the criss cross straps on my brace, it doesn't feel like the brace does too much at all, and feels no more supportive than a flimsy high top. That being said, braces designed specifically to only be lace up might fare a bit better, and if maximum ankle roll prevention isn't your highest priority, I think it would be fine for you, a slimmer profile ankle brace would definitely be much nicer to skate in.
Iím running a criss cross one now and Iím pretty over having one fat shoe and one normal one. Thanks for the input, I gotta find a lace up brace to try on to see how it feels
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Post by: concerned_parent on January 03, 2018, 05:25:14 AM
Contemplating getting a slimmer ankle brace. Maybe just the lace up kind without all the extra straps. I know they make your ankle weak blah blah blah but I have virtually no cartilage in my pop ankle and have to wear one to keep my foot from bending up too much do the bones in my foot donít hit.
Anyone fuck with the lace up one instead of the criss cross strap kind?

My ankles are in a different situation to yours, but I do use criss cross braces on both feet and have the same issue with bones in my ankle touching(on my left, flick foot) if I bend it one way too much. Can't do any regular kickflip tricks anymore.

I am personally skeptical about the lace up ones, if I don't use the criss cross straps on my brace, it doesn't feel like the brace does too much at all, and feels no more supportive than a flimsy high top. That being said, braces designed specifically to only be lace up might fare a bit better, and if maximum ankle roll prevention isn't your highest priority, I think it would be fine for you, a slimmer profile ankle brace would definitely be much nicer to skate in.
Iím running a criss cross one now and Iím pretty over having one fat shoe and one normal one. Thanks for the input, I gotta find a lace up brace to try on to see how it feels

i've tweaked both ankles countless times and after a real bad roll this past year (whilst vacationing to tampa pro nonetheless) i need high tops and an ankle brace for my left ankle in order to even feel okay to stand near a skateboard. i run one of those compression sleeve braces now, instead of the fold over ones, and it's been light years better. fits in my shoes fine, allows enough flex to make my ankle still feel normal, and my ankle has been much more comfy since then. something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Ankle-Sleeve-Black-Charcoal-X-Large/dp/B004SRX3KU/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1514985580&sr=1-4&nodeID=7147441011&psd=1&keywords=ankle%2Bbrace&th=1 (https://www.amazon.com/Ankle-Sleeve-Black-Charcoal-X-Large/dp/B004SRX3KU/ref=sr_1_4?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1514985580&sr=1-4&nodeID=7147441011&psd=1&keywords=ankle%2Bbrace&th=1)

doesn't have to be a nike one, i just pick them up at CVS for $5-$10. swap them out every month or so just because they do stretch and aren't as compressed to the ankle after you skate in them for a bit. i'd take this over the fold over type or the lace up type anyday.
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Post by: Bizarro Jerry on January 03, 2018, 05:37:48 PM
I used to rock an ETC ankle stabilizer (Ronnie Creager's brand) for a solid 3 years or so after I tore some ligaments in my ankle. I cut the straps off of it so it was slimmer and just the lace up part. Eventually I felt too dependent on it and decided to try to skate without it (despite bone spurs in my ankle that are constantly grinding into my foot bones and causing permanent hot pockets). I found that just skating the right shoes for my foot shape and condition is really the best option. Ironically, some of my favorite and most stabilizing shoes I've had over the years are slim and low shoes like the Romero laced, Emerica Figgy, and the Lakai MJ (now the daly). I guess I just worked up some more strength in my ankle or whatever to ease out of the ankle brace. Just my 2 cents.
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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on January 03, 2018, 06:06:49 PM
All solid advice, unfortunately my issue isnít an ankle strength issue. Itís a Immobilization issue. Iím my ankle bends upward too much the bones collide and Iím out for a week or so. Imagine a permanent hot pocket feeling. Iím more looking for something that isnít as bulky but offers the same amount of support. 
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Post by: oneOone on January 04, 2018, 01:20:09 AM
All solid advice, unfortunately my issue isnít an ankle strength issue. Itís a Immobilization issue. Iím my ankle bends upward too much the bones collide and Iím out for a week or so. Imagine a permanent hot pocket feeling. Iím more looking for something that isnít as bulky but offers the same amount of support.

Have you ever tried kinesiology tape?
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Post by: tzhangdox on January 04, 2018, 01:49:32 AM
I know the permanent hot pocket feeling, lasts for a week every time I try a kickflip now. I think it could be worth it going into a pharmacy/walgreens or whatever and trying some on, and moving your ankle around in them to see how they are.
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Post by: Bizarro Jerry on January 04, 2018, 06:19:45 PM
The permanent hot pocket thing does really suck. Any flatground trick landed slightly off may cause a pretty bad hot pocket that will keep me off the board for a couple days. I still think that weening off the ankle brace only helped my situation but the bone spurs won't ever go away. Skating now is really just knowing my limits and a lot of warm up and stretching.
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on January 04, 2018, 07:24:55 PM
The permanent hot pocket thing does really suck. Any flatground trick landed slightly off may cause a pretty bad hot pocket that will keep me off the board for a couple days. I still think that weening off the ankle brace only helped my situation but the bone spurs won't ever go away. Skating now is really just knowing my limits and a lot of warm up and stretching.

I'm almost glad I didn't start skating a lot till my 20's, all my friends who were dropping stairs and big rails are crippled these days. My one buddies ankles just randomly give out on him.
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Post by: Smartass on January 04, 2018, 10:44:20 PM
All solid advice, unfortunately my issue isnít an ankle strength issue. Itís a Immobilization issue. Iím my ankle bends upward too much the bones collide and Iím out for a week or so. Imagine a permanent hot pocket feeling. Iím more looking for something that isnít as bulky but offers the same amount of support.

Have you ever tried kinesiology tape?

If you do decide to, try out Rocktape. Their waterproof series has a super strong adhesive that will stay on for a couple days if you tape yourself up properly. Showering with it is pretty much no issue.
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Post by: DaveFuck on January 19, 2018, 09:17:26 AM
whats up with vans half cabs?
sizing, break in time, pros/cons, etc
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Post by: calvinsdream on January 19, 2018, 09:52:10 AM
whats up with vans half cabs?
sizing, break in time, pros/cons, etc

Just nooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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Post by: fang on January 19, 2018, 10:25:48 AM
whats up with vans half cabs?
sizing, break in time, pros/cons, etc

Sizing is normal. Break in time is like 5 minutes. Only con for me has been : seems one tongue will always be sideways no matter what
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Post by: Pigeon on January 19, 2018, 12:54:58 PM
Busenitz Boost


https://theories-of-atlantis.myshopify.com/collections/polar/products/polar-oski-jacket-green

https://theories-of-atlantis.myshopify.com/collections/jackets/products/copy-of-magenta-skateboards-zipped-plant-windbreaker-white
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Post by: concerned_parent on January 19, 2018, 04:07:41 PM
Busenitz Boost


https://theories-of-atlantis.myshopify.com/collections/polar/products/polar-oski-jacket-green

https://theories-of-atlantis.myshopify.com/collections/jackets/products/copy-of-magenta-skateboards-zipped-plant-windbreaker-white

busenitz boost: don't do it

oski jacket: don't do it

magenta windbreaker: it's cool, but it's $100
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Post by: Pigeon on January 19, 2018, 04:48:18 PM
^
Iíd get the Boosts for $60, and only use them for casual/walking shoes...still not good?

Have you had the Oski jacket? Iím kind of curious about how it is in 20-40 F weather, but am leaning towards the Magenta. Itís reflective and I can just layer up if needed.

$100 is cool with me since Iíve always gotten high-quality clothes from Theories brands (minus the actual Theories brand). I rather have a couple good pieces of clothing than a shitload of mediocre clothing...cleaning out my wardrobe or whatever the fuck itís called.
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Post by: DaveFuck on January 19, 2018, 05:06:51 PM
^
Iíd get the Boosts for $60, and only use them for casual/walking shoes...still not good?

Have you had the Oski jacket? Iím kind of curious about how it is in 20-40 F weather, but am leaning towards the Magenta. Itís reflective and I can just layer up if needed.

$100 is cool with me since Iíve always gotten high-quality clothes from Theories brands (minus the actual Theories brand). I rather have a couple good pieces of clothing than a shitload of mediocre clothing...cleaning out my wardrobe or whatever the fuck itís called.

i suggest getting one of polar's fleeces for 20-40F weather. the hjalte one i got is perfect for the cold
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Post by: nopes on January 20, 2018, 08:04:29 PM
how if huf sizing? specifically the hupper 2 lo. thinking about grabbing the butter colab.
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Post by: concerned_parent on January 22, 2018, 10:02:42 AM
^
Iíd get the Boosts for $60, and only use them for casual/walking shoes...still not good?

Have you had the Oski jacket? Iím kind of curious about how it is in 20-40 F weather, but am leaning towards the Magenta. Itís reflective and I can just layer up if needed.

$100 is cool with me since Iíve always gotten high-quality clothes from Theories brands (minus the actual Theories brand). I rather have a couple good pieces of clothing than a shitload of mediocre clothing...cleaning out my wardrobe or whatever the fuck itís called.

i bought the white boosts thinking that A) they would be comfortable and B) they were also around the 60-70 dollar price range which seemed good for boosts. let me tell you, they looked like shit on my feet, they fit like shit, and they were not very comfortable. any of the youtube reviews saying it's a comfortable shoe is just some little hype kid that wanted ultra boosts but mom and dad could only afford the busenitz's for them. i say spend the extra $$ and get a normal pair of boosts. Those Iniki's or whatever they are look pretty good.

Oski jacket looks nice I'm just always wary of polar stuff. I've had jackets that fit great and sweatshirts in XL's that fit lengthwise like a small. Just buy yourself a columbia jacket for $30, columbia is kinda in right now so everyone will still think you're the man. plus those pockets look a little high...

magenta jacket has the nice jersey lining, those are the ones that fit real nice and don't feel like garbage. i had a DQM one for years before i sold it to someone on here. even for $100 i wouldn't entertain but do you bruh.

if you take anything away from all of this: don't buy the busenitz boosts, you will be sad and will return them.
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Post by: cold budweisers on January 22, 2018, 01:50:36 PM
the busenitz boost is pretty comfortable i think, i had the iniki runners and hated them, they do look better than the busenitz boost though
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Post by: B. Hopper on January 22, 2018, 03:33:32 PM
A Powell Flight Deck
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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on January 22, 2018, 11:29:29 PM
Thinking about picking up some Huf classics. Howís the sizing?
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Post by: Pigeon on January 23, 2018, 12:25:11 AM
Thinking about picking up some Huf classics. Howís the sizing?
I had to size up .5 to avoid hurting my flexor tendons, in the high tops. The low tops are generally true to size.
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Post by: Roisto on January 23, 2018, 02:20:31 AM
Thinking about picking up some Huf classics. Howís the sizing?
I had to size up .5 to avoid hurting my flexor tendons, in the high tops. The low tops are generally true to size.

True to size for the highs for me. Havenít tested the lows.
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Post by: cosmicgypsies on January 24, 2018, 06:36:46 AM
i had some sutters and i wish i'd went a half size up
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Post by: Firebert on January 24, 2018, 08:23:57 AM
Thinking about picking up some Huf classics. Howís the sizing?

TTS for me
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Post by: Pigeon on January 24, 2018, 08:31:04 AM
I almost bought one of those $75 Zippos that Andrew Allen etched. Iím glad they sold out immediately because even I thought it was a waste of money.
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Post by: jorelle on January 24, 2018, 11:31:52 AM
Most recent deck I skated was a WKND 8.5 X 14.25 WB but I noticed it razor tailed relatively quickly. Considering a Habitat with similar dimensions (graphics are easy on the eyes too)--any recommendations? PS Stix vs BBS wood in general?
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Post by: roba on January 24, 2018, 11:35:51 AM
Most recent deck I skated was a WKND 8.5 X 14.25 WB but I noticed it razor tailed relatively quickly. Considering a Habitat with similar dimensions (graphics are easy on the eyes too)--any recommendations? PS Stix vs BBS wood in general?

i'm skating a habitat p2 right now and it's one of the best decks i've ever had, it's still stiff after 2 months of actively skating it, doesn't have any chips and still has a lot of pop
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Post by: roba on January 25, 2018, 03:29:27 AM
(http://heshdawgz.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/AntiHelpDeptHoodie.jpg)

do any of you know how do anti hero hoodies fit? iím thinking about buying the one in the picture but i canít try it on. i remember that spitfire hoodies used to be printed on gildan, is that the case with 18 too?
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Post by: fang on January 25, 2018, 06:04:13 AM
(http://heshdawgz.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/AntiHelpDeptHoodie.jpg)

do any of you know how do anti hero hoodies fit? iím thinking about buying the one in the picture but i canít try it on. i remember that spitfire hoodies used to be printed on gildan, is that the case with 18 too?

In my opinion.. deluxe hoodies fit a bit large. I get size large hoodies in basically every other company but medium from deluxe. But then I wouldn't dry the mediums. I just felt like the last 2 dlx hoodies I had in large felt like they were from the hip hop style size. In saying that though maybe if you dry them they end up fitting ok?
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Post by: fang on January 25, 2018, 06:12:00 AM
To further explain.. the body of the hoodie felt a bit long. As in come-down-over-my-hips-and-get-stretched-at-the bottom-thus-making-it-weird-shaped. Possibly fixed with a shrinking but then sometimes the arms or the body don't shrink evenly or the hood itself shrinks too much. Hence why I don't put hoodies in the dryer
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Post by: OldManSkate on February 18, 2018, 09:03:50 AM
Thinking about picking up some Thunder Team Hollow 148s. Somebody convince me out of it.
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Post by: Smartass on February 18, 2018, 11:04:45 AM
Thinking about picking up some Thunder Team Hollow 148s. Somebody convince me out of it.

What size deck are you going to be putting them on?

If an 8-8.25 thatís fine, anything bigger just get 149s.
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Post by: OldManSkate on February 18, 2018, 11:48:25 AM
Thinking about picking up some Thunder Team Hollow 148s. Somebody convince me out of it.

What size deck are you going to be putting them on?

If an 8-8.25 thatís fine, anything bigger just get 149s.
8.125. I really like my Ace 44s but Iím curious to see how Thunders feel.
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Post by: Smartass on February 18, 2018, 04:59:00 PM
8.125. I really like my Ace 44s but Iím curious to see how Thunders feel.

Havenít tried Aces yet, but I do like the responsiveness of thunders, and that quicker pop due to the height.
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Post by: Ckrey23 on February 22, 2018, 03:35:46 AM
Santa Cruz taper tip deck...curious about those
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Post by: hey pickle on February 22, 2018, 08:50:34 AM
could easily and came close to splurging $500 on domestics gear. only thing holding me back was having to pay the rent. sorry uncle freddy, one day
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Post by: Joe Pesci on February 22, 2018, 10:51:33 AM
Thinking about picking up some Thunder Team Hollow 148s. Somebody convince me out of it.

What size deck are you going to be putting them on?

If an 8-8.25 thatís fine, anything bigger just get 149s.
8.125. I really like my Ace 44s but Iím curious to see how Thunders feel.
Different trucks aren't gonna make you better at skating, sorry
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Post by: dstrytruitt on February 22, 2018, 01:34:59 PM
Thinking about picking up some Thunder Team Hollow 148s. Somebody convince me out of it.

What size deck are you going to be putting them on?

If an 8-8.25 thatís fine, anything bigger just get 149s.
8.125. I really like my Ace 44s but Iím curious to see how Thunders feel.
Different trucks aren't gonna make you better at skating, sorry
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Post by: Dwyck on February 22, 2018, 02:01:07 PM
do you guys like enjoy skating or just trying to dunk on dudes online
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Post by: Beeker on February 22, 2018, 02:56:00 PM
Thinking about picking up some Thunder Team Hollow 148s. Somebody convince me out of it.

What size deck are you going to be putting them on?

If an 8-8.25 thatís fine, anything bigger just get 149s.
8.125. I really like my Ace 44s but Iím curious to see how Thunders feel.
Different trucks aren't gonna make you better at skating, sorry

There's a huge difference between saying "I wanna see how they feel" and "I want to skate better."
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Post by: curbsmash on February 22, 2018, 03:35:05 PM
Thinking about picking up some Thunder Team Hollow 148s. Somebody convince me out of it.

What size deck are you going to be putting them on?

If an 8-8.25 thatís fine, anything bigger just get 149s.
8.125. I really like my Ace 44s but Iím curious to see how Thunders feel.
Different trucks aren't gonna make you better at skating, sorry

There's a huge difference between saying "I wanna see how they feel" and "I want to skate better."

*guy on slap voice* don't you fucking DARE try to have fun on that skateboard, son. you'll keep the trucks you have and you'll fucking LIKE IT.

lame as fuck. get whatever trucks you want. it'll probably be fun.
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Post by: shit_for_brains on February 22, 2018, 03:51:52 PM
do you guys like enjoy skating or just trying to dunk on dudes online

It can be both.
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Post by: Casey Daisey on February 23, 2018, 07:21:58 AM
Debating the Carpet x Killing Floor deck- it's $60 + shipping on most sites and haven't wanted to pull the trigger and spend around $70 on a new board even though there were only 50 made so I feel like I should just go for it

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/fPKAj3.jpg)
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on February 23, 2018, 10:45:04 AM
I've been wanting one of those scumco ben gore decks for months now.. But I spent too much money over the winter already.
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Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 23, 2018, 10:18:06 PM
Debating the Carpet x Killing Floor deck- it's $60 + shipping on most sites and haven't wanted to pull the trigger and spend around $70 on a new board even though there were only 50 made so I feel like I should just go for it

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/800x600q90/924/uJ5Q4f.jpg)
looks beautiful, if I didn't have a brand new board I'd probably drop the hammer on one
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on February 24, 2018, 06:20:34 AM
Anyone have a pair of dunk high elites?
How are they?
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Post by: fat philly skater on February 24, 2018, 07:02:17 AM
Anyone have a pair of dunk high elites?
How are they?
Go half a size up. Good while they last but fell apart quick on me. In the end nike gave me $130 in store credit when i paid $60 for them so it worked out in my favor
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Post by: tzhangdox on February 26, 2018, 12:01:05 AM
Anyone have a pair of dunk high elites?
How are they?

They form exactly to your feet so it feels tight in comparison to regular dunks, but if you don't mind that it's fine. The mesh falls apart fairly quick so you should shoe goo that. At first it's really stiff and not very skateable but wear them for a while and they will skate quite nicely.
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Post by: concerned_parent on February 26, 2018, 04:44:48 AM
Anyone have a pair of dunk high elites?
How are they?

felt cool, but definitely go the half size up and prepare for your ankles feeling weird after you take them off. don't wear them for an extended period of time if you're not skating or not moving (i.e. don't wear them if you're going to drive for 2 hours and not really move your feet around). they do a great job at stabilizing your ankle but i felt like it was to the degree of it immobilizes it so much that it's actually preventing it from moving freely. i skated them three times and gave in and went back to converse, i regret nothing.

that being said you should totz get them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: SonictheHedgehog on February 26, 2018, 10:17:21 AM
Dunk Elite Highs skate well, but aren't very comfortable when you aren't skating. That is disappointing because the Dunk Elite Low is a great chiller.

I picked up my highs for $60. I'd say try it out if you are interested in the sock liner, certainly a unique feeling shoe.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: le88 on February 26, 2018, 12:46:26 PM
dunk hi elites are the worst shoes. dont even feel like shoes and the soles rip apart QUICK. good luck if you get them
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Post by: Dwyck on February 26, 2018, 12:49:09 PM
Dunk Elite Highs skate well, but aren't very comfortable when you aren't skating.

I hate this trade-off. I'm gonna find myself carrying my AV classics around between spots like soccer cleats. the heel of a comfy shoe is my worst enemy on the board
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Fat_Dude_Arnold on February 27, 2018, 11:50:19 AM
Thinking about getting that SC Eric Winowsky, big 10 and some 215s.  Skate warehouse only has the blue marc gonsalez 215s in the complete builder though.
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Post by: the_unknown_soldier on February 28, 2018, 09:30:17 PM
Kinda wanna try the Wino G6 slip ons that Emerica is pushing so hard. I'm skating the laced version right now and for such a thin shoe they're holding up reasonably well. In fact it looks like the flap with the lace holes is gonna blow faster than the toe itself, so skating the same shoe without that specific part sounds swell.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Roisto on March 01, 2018, 02:19:51 AM
Kinda wanna try the Wino G6 slip ons that Emerica is pushing so hard. I'm skating the laced version right now and for such a thin shoe they're holding up reasonably well. In fact it looks like the flap with the lace holes is gonna blow faster than the toe itself, so skating the same shoe without that specific part sounds swell.

Iím digging the colllin colorway quite a bit but Iíve got enough shoes as it is, so Iíll likely at least try to resist.  :-[
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Post by: Bristol_Palin on March 01, 2018, 03:08:18 AM
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I love when halfcabs have the black tongues.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on March 01, 2018, 08:04:59 AM
Kinda wanna try the Wino G6 slip ons that Emerica is pushing so hard. I'm skating the laced version right now and for such a thin shoe they're holding up reasonably well. In fact it looks like the flap with the lace holes is gonna blow faster than the toe itself, so skating the same shoe without that specific part sounds swell.

Iím digging the colllin colorway quite a bit but Iíve got enough shoes as it is, so Iíll likely at least try to resist.  :-[

I'd definitely go for the Colllin ones. I actually have a pair of Vans Slip On Pros in white, but they're just chillin shoes. I also have a pair of Reynolds G6 on deck, but I like having one thick and one thin shoe to skate for whatever mood I'm in that day.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Sad Hippo on March 01, 2018, 08:20:34 AM
Has anyone skated the Nike Delta Force Vulc? I can get them for $30, but all of the reviews are terrible. They can't be THAT bad for $30.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Sad Hippo on March 02, 2018, 11:33:16 PM
Never mind, I bought them, they're awful. Luckily I got them from Nike so I can return them. I would feel bad about trying to return something to a skateshop.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: tortfeasor on March 03, 2018, 08:06:39 AM
Mini logo bearings... yay or nay?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: JusticeAbberdash on March 03, 2018, 08:14:45 AM
Mini logo bearings... yay or nay?

nay!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: theloniousmonk on March 03, 2018, 07:49:55 PM
Mini logo bearings... yay or nay?

Swiss 6 are my favorite, but letís face it, if you have a quiver sometimes you a couple sets of cheap bearings just to keep em moving.  Iíve had good luck with mini logo. I keep them clean and lubricated, they seem as good as reds. I think rocknrons made a post about how all bearings besides Swiss or the rockets are very cheaply made. So these are made cheaply, but in my experience can hold up if cleaned a couple times a year.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Deekay on March 05, 2018, 01:45:28 AM
Mini logo bearings... yay or nay?

Swiss 6 are my favorite, but letís face it, if you have a quiver sometimes you a couple sets of cheap bearings just to keep em moving.  Iíve had good luck with mini logo. I keep them clean and lubricated, they seem as good as reds. I think rocknrons made a post about how all bearings besides Swiss or the rockets are very cheaply made. So these are made cheaply, but in my experience can hold up if cleaned a couple times a year.

As far as cheaper bearings go, I'd bet money on the Independent black winning any test. I rode a bunch of different ones but couldn't stand how fast they all went shitty so I'd just ride Swiss. Since I found the Independent blacks though, I get those every now and then and I feel like they're insanely good for their price. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: tortfeasor on March 05, 2018, 08:26:44 AM
thanks. i bough them for what i thought was going to be a skate emergency but turns out i have enough time to get the bronson "raw" which im pretty hyed to try.

ill prob just keep the minilogo on the back burner in case i ever need them. its not like they expire.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Crap on March 05, 2018, 01:53:47 PM
Mini logo bearings... yay or nay?

I've skated a set, and they're fine. They felt as good as Reds to me, and a few bucks cheaper. Lasted a reasonable amount of time. If you're set on that pricepoint, you probably can't do much better.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: theloniousmonk on March 05, 2018, 08:00:20 PM
Mini logo bearings... yay or nay?

Swiss 6 are my favorite, but letís face it, if you have a quiver sometimes you a couple sets of cheap bearings just to keep em moving.  Iíve had good luck with mini logo. I keep them clean and lubricated, they seem as good as reds. I think rocknrons made a post about how all bearings besides Swiss or the rockets are very cheaply made. So these are made cheaply, but in my experience can hold up if cleaned a couple times a year.

As far as cheaper bearings go, I'd bet money on the Independent black winning any test. I rode a bunch of different ones but couldn't stand how fast they all went shitty so I'd just ride Swiss. Since I found the Independent blacks though, I get those every now and then and I feel like they're insanely good for their price.
Cool, I'm going to try a set of blacks this spring!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Mongoloid on March 05, 2018, 08:41:33 PM
Mini logo bearings... yay or nay?

I've had some very good sets of Mini Logo bearings that were purchased for rain setups, but really I think most sets of bearings can be decent/good with proper care (cleaning/graphite lubrication).

Reds to me are the best bang for your buck, and I would never hesitate to spend the little extra for those over mini logo.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ThugWaffle on March 07, 2018, 02:12:50 PM
Where to cop cargos or joggers that fit like this?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on March 07, 2018, 03:08:36 PM
Where to cop cargos or joggers that fit like this?

www.cargosorjoggersthatfitlike.com/this.gifv
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ThugWaffle on March 07, 2018, 03:19:06 PM
Where to cop cargos or joggers that fit like this?

www.cargosorjoggersthatfitlike.com/this.gifv

very witty!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on March 07, 2018, 06:59:38 PM
Where to cop cargos or joggers that fit like this?

www.cargosorjoggersthatfitlike.com/this.gifv

very witty!

Thanks I trot it out from time to time people seem to like it
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Blind Fisherman on March 09, 2018, 09:32:52 AM
Been skating the Ishod Dunks for a few months now, and Iím absolutely in love with the way the shoe feels as a whole.
Debating on purchasing some Dunk Low Pros. Can anyone compare the two? Are there even any differences? I really need new shoes, but I donít want to shell out nearly $70 if they donít feel almost exactly the same.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on March 12, 2018, 08:27:52 PM
Anybopdy skate Madrid Flypaper before?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: backinaction on March 12, 2018, 09:53:18 PM
Anybopdy skate Madrid Flypaper before?

In 1988.  It was the shit.

Since then?  No.

Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Joust Ostrich on March 14, 2018, 02:37:07 PM
Anybopdy skate Madrid Flypaper before?

In 1988.  It was the shit.

Since then?  No.

Same. 
Did not have the shoes though, but I knew people that did.
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Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on March 14, 2018, 02:44:27 PM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: botefdunn on March 14, 2018, 03:17:37 PM
my toaster quit on me this morning, just inexplicably stopped working. Already had the eggs in the poacher, wtf had to do the sourdough in a frying pan. Anyway, think I'll stop by the St Vincent de Paul later and pick up a new/used toaster.
Hope they have something other than that Hamilton Beach scrap.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: ungzilla on March 15, 2018, 05:52:58 AM
Been skating the Ishod Dunks for a few months now, and Iím absolutely in love with the way the shoe feels as a whole.
Debating on purchasing some Dunk Low Pros. Can anyone compare the two? Are there even any differences? I really need new shoes, but I donít want to shell out nearly $70 if they donít feel almost exactly the same.

if they're thin they're the same as the ishod ones, if they're puffy they're wider and have a different insole (and sole feels less grippy imo). the former are way better to skate in (for me), but the latter are almost infinitely more comfortable. idk about the recent deconstructed (and soulland) ones.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on March 15, 2018, 09:49:39 AM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with
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Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the snake on March 15, 2018, 10:26:35 AM
your mom  :o
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on March 15, 2018, 12:42:28 PM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with
(http://www.weartested.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/1U0B8162-1024x1024.jpg)

Damn, I completely forgot weartested these

Thanks
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Post by: teh canadian suit on March 17, 2018, 11:03:38 AM
my toaster quit on me this morning, just inexplicably stopped working. Already had the eggs in the poacher, wtf had to do the sourdough in a frying pan. Anyway, think I'll stop by the St Vincent de Paul later and pick up a new/used toaster.
Hope they have something other than that Hamilton Beach scrap.

My lady just got me a cuisinart and it's honestly pretty fucking wonderful. The toast comes out so perfectly toasted I almost forgot I was at home and thought I was at some fancy $18 avocado toast place.
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Post by: MOE SYZLAK on March 17, 2018, 08:50:37 PM
Been skating the Ishod Dunks for a few months now, and Iím absolutely in love with the way the shoe feels as a whole.
Good to know, I have heard mixed reviews.
Just picked up a pair from lurkalldayís sale so Iím anticipating their arrival
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 17, 2018, 11:05:52 PM
 plane ticket 125 street bike, surf rack, rain suit, drugs
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on March 18, 2018, 08:03:32 AM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with

I mentioned them a little earlier on the page, but I have them and like them well enough. I think they're reasonably supportive given that they are a pretty thin shoe. I have a pair of FP Insoles that I tend to use for thinner shoes like these which I feel achieves the perfect balance.
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Post by: JusticeAbberdash on March 18, 2018, 08:44:58 AM
plane ticket 125 street bike, surf rack, rain suit, drugs

I dunno about the first two, but a rain suit and drugs is a pretty safe purchase.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on March 18, 2018, 07:57:33 PM
plane ticket 125 street bike, surf rack, rain suit, drugs

I dunno about the first two, but a rain suit and drugs is a pretty safe purchase.
  Yea you're right  , dancing in the rain.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on March 21, 2018, 04:56:29 PM
I'm usually a Deluxe guy for boards, but I tried out my friend's Habitat and really liked how square it was. Been kinda tempted to try a new shape (but not a shaped board) so I might go to the shop this week and try something new!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on March 21, 2018, 05:10:18 PM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with

I mentioned them a little earlier on the page, but I have them and like them well enough. I think they're reasonably supportive given that they are a pretty thin shoe. I have a pair of FP Insoles that I tend to use for thinner shoes like these which I feel achieves the perfect balance.

I held a pair in store and they still felt a little too thin for my tastes, ended up getting a pair of Laced. Cupsole but feels really reminiscent of the older Cons vulc style before they "upgraded"
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on March 21, 2018, 05:21:48 PM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with

I mentioned them a little earlier on the page, but I have them and like them well enough. I think they're reasonably supportive given that they are a pretty thin shoe. I have a pair of FP Insoles that I tend to use for thinner shoes like these which I feel achieves the perfect balance.

I held a pair in store and they still felt a little too thin for my tastes, ended up getting a pair of Laced. Cupsole but feels really reminiscent of the older Cons vulc style before they "upgraded"

The Laced are nice too. But if you want a low profile cupsole I think they nailed it with the Figgy. I'm actually kinda bummed he's getting a second shoe because I love his first one so much.



After I made my post a few minutes ago about board shapes I saw Krooked teasing a football shape they're releasing in my size. hmmmmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Porkchop Sandwiches on March 21, 2018, 05:25:05 PM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with

I mentioned them a little earlier on the page, but I have them and like them well enough. I think they're reasonably supportive given that they are a pretty thin shoe. I have a pair of FP Insoles that I tend to use for thinner shoes like these which I feel achieves the perfect balance.

I held a pair in store and they still felt a little too thin for my tastes, ended up getting a pair of Laced. Cupsole but feels really reminiscent of the older Cons vulc style before they "upgraded"

The Laced are nice too. But if you want a low profile cupsole I think they nailed it with the Figgy. I'm actually kinda bummed he's getting a second shoe because I love his first one so much.



After I made my post a few minutes ago about board shapes I saw Krooked teasing a football shape they're releasing in my size. hmmmmmmmmmmm
When I saw the second pro model I started hoarding Figgy's
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: streetsoup on March 22, 2018, 05:59:55 PM
Want to try one of those MaxAllure boards coming out of BakerBoys... I like simple graphics with not much to them.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: iwshilvdnfinland on March 22, 2018, 09:28:09 PM
Wino G6's, anyone know what the midsole part is like on these, i dont wanna end up with another overly thin shoe that i can't do anything with

I mentioned them a little earlier on the page, but I have them and like them well enough. I think they're reasonably supportive given that they are a pretty thin shoe. I have a pair of FP Insoles that I tend to use for thinner shoes like these which I feel achieves the perfect balance.

I held a pair in store and they still felt a little too thin for my tastes, ended up getting a pair of Laced. Cupsole but feels really reminiscent of the older Cons vulc style before they "upgraded"

The Laced are nice too. But if you want a low profile cupsole I think they nailed it with the Figgy. I'm actually kinda bummed he's getting a second shoe because I love his first one so much.



After I made my post a few minutes ago about board shapes I saw Krooked teasing a football shape they're releasing in my size. hmmmmmmmmmmm

i just wanna say the Wino G6 Slip on feels pretty great
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on March 23, 2018, 10:39:43 AM
i just wanna say the Wino G6 Slip on feels pretty great
Best slip on out right now, perfect for those who like to switch out thick insoles too, not that you'd need to.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on March 23, 2018, 03:35:29 PM
Y'all have convinced me. Next pair are gonna be the white ones.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Stanley Spadowski on March 25, 2018, 09:24:48 AM
(https://www.sneakerfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nike-sb-blazer-pine-green-university-red-1.jpg)
Found a deal on these. Love blazer lows. But I need some opinions on these? Yay or nay?
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Post by: ALZ on March 25, 2018, 12:00:04 PM
Thinking of buying the Dylan Slip-ons in leather. I wear size 9 in the Classic Hi (with some wiggle room to spare)..should I go half a size down for the slip-ons?
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Post by: alraunen on March 25, 2018, 02:52:17 PM
They feel pretty much the same that the classics in my opinion, the canvas Dylans are slightly bigger than the leather ones
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Post by: Roisto on March 25, 2018, 03:39:27 PM
Thinking of buying the Dylan Slip-ons in leather. I wear size 9 in the Classic Hi (with some wiggle room to spare)..should I go half a size down for the slip-ons?

I have a pair in some sand colored leather and they fit really weird. Loads of room in them. Theyíre not really too long but way too roomy otherwise. I think I should have gone half size down but Iím not sure how those would have fit lengthwise. I put these insole heightening things under the stock insoles and now they work ok but feel kinda weird and tall. I just wish Tammy doesn't find out Iím heightening!
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Post by: Deekay on March 25, 2018, 04:08:21 PM
Thinking of buying the Dylan Slip-ons in leather. I wear size 9 in the Classic Hi (with some wiggle room to spare)..should I go half a size down for the slip-ons?

I have a pair in some sand colored leather and they fit really weird. Loads of room in them. Theyíre not really too long but way too roomy otherwise. I think I should have gone half size down but Iím not sure how those would have fit lengthwise. I put these insole heightening things under the stock insoles and now they work ok but feel kinda weird and tall. I just wish Tammy does any find out Iím heightening!

Haha I see you my guy, +1
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Joe Pesci on March 25, 2018, 07:52:46 PM
[img]https://www.sneakerfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nike-sb-blazer-pine-green-university-red-1.jpg[/img
 Yay
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Sad Hippo on March 25, 2018, 08:43:19 PM
(https://www.sneakerfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nike-sb-blazer-pine-green-university-red-1.jpg)
Found a deal on these. Love blazer lows. But I need some opinions on these? Yay or nay?
Not a fan of mids, but that's a nice colorway.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on March 25, 2018, 09:30:08 PM
nike-sb-blazer-university-red
Found a deal on these. Love blazer lows. But I need some opinions on these? Yay or nay?
Not a fan of mids, but that's a nice colorway.

The Blazer mids have a inner bootie and feel better
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Sad Hippo on March 27, 2018, 11:12:40 AM
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Anyone skated a stereo lately?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on March 27, 2018, 11:29:51 AM
Not even Chris Pastras
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Mcidraque on March 28, 2018, 10:42:30 PM
nike-sb-blazer-university-red
Found a deal on these. Love blazer lows. But I need some opinions on these? Yay or nay?
Not a fan of mids, but that's a nice colorway.

The Blazer mids have a inner bootie and feel better

mids all day
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Blind Fisherman on March 29, 2018, 05:26:30 PM
My local is about to get an order of States in, but Iím not sure if Iíll actually like them.
Do they fit true to size? And, how is the insole/impact protection? (I know...vulc =/= impact protection)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 29, 2018, 05:43:22 PM
sizing in the first few runs seemed to be all over the place but for me a size 10 fits like 10 and 1/4 in length but a 9.5 in width if that makes sense. I'm talking about the Madisons though and perhaps that's one of their slimmer models? Insole is one of the best in the game at the moment though, big brands need to take note. Also quality is top notch. Basically like how vans pros should be made

*sole is a pebble magnet and that is the only area I can fault them in
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Post by: colt cannon lunchbox on March 29, 2018, 07:03:15 PM
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Anyone skated a stereo lately?

Yep. Had an 8.25 x 14.25 x 32 last year and it was amazing. Nice and flat with a pretty round nose and tail. Would recommend.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Roisto on March 29, 2018, 09:53:13 PM
sizing in the first few runs seemed to be all over the place but for me a size 10 fits like 10 and 1/4 in length but a 9.5 in width if that makes sense. I'm talking about the Madisons though and perhaps that's one of their slimmer models? Insole is one of the best in the game at the moment though, big brands need to take note. Also quality is top notch. Basically like how vans pros should be made

*sole is a pebble magnet and that is the only area I can fault them in

I have similar experiences with the Elgins. They are quite "shallow"; tight on top of my foot. Normally I wear a size 11 in everything but I could fit a 10.5 in Elgins otherwise but those squeeze my foot too much. The 11s I got still squeeze my foot but I can get along with them. Sole is a pebble magnet. They look really good and feel solid. I have not skated mine yet. I'm hoping they adjust the fit of their shoes and fix the pebble problem because I really dig these shoes otherwise. And while the fit isn't perfect, it's not so bad that I'd have to get rid of them. I'm actually quite looking forward to skating these cuz the last pair of "too tight" shoes I skated I really liked skating in the end, the HUF Ramondettas.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on March 29, 2018, 10:10:37 PM
I think the "tightness" might also because they have rubber under the suede/ canvas panels and thus it takes a lot longer to stretch them out? I still have to wear fairly thin socks with mine whereas the etnies Ryan Lay's I got at around the same time are now broken in perfectly. Really want to try some of the Salems but you can get bishops online for like $15 which is a steal!!! They also had a cupsole in the works but not sure what happened to it...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: MOE SYZLAK on March 29, 2018, 11:01:42 PM
I think the "tightness" might also because they have rubber under the suede/ canvas panels and thus it takes a lot longer to stretch them out? I still have to wear fairly thin socks with mine whereas the etnies Ryan Lay's I got at around the same time are now broken in perfectly. Really want to try some of the Salems but you can get bishops online for like $15 which is a steal!!! They also had a cupsole in the works but not sure what happened to it...
The cupsole got canned because there werenít enough prebooks to justify production. Really loving the Harlem model though great fit and really comfortable
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Post by: Blind Fisherman on March 30, 2018, 08:07:56 AM
Thanks for all the info, fellas. Iím going to give them a shot once they arrive. Iíll just have to try going a size up.
I hope theyíre not so narrow that they hurt my feet, though. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Post by: CINCINNATI on April 04, 2018, 03:57:54 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/OYqfXyV.png)

i really need to stop buying boards.
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Post by: concerned_parent on April 05, 2018, 05:12:34 AM
are these on a wall or in a box somewhere? i feel like you've got like 80 of these just chilling
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Post by: MaitlandPrivado on April 05, 2018, 05:22:12 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/OYqfXyV.png)

i really need to stop buying boards.

Really digging the aqualung and jailbreak boards.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: CINCINNATI on April 05, 2018, 05:38:33 AM
are these on a wall or in a box somewhere? i feel like you've got like 80 of these just chilling

haven't pulled the trigger yet, but these are out there waiting to be bought haha. but yea, the ones ive got are all hung up, minus a few in a box in my closet.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on May 01, 2018, 06:18:46 AM
I've been sorta vocally bummed about bigger companies in skating, but I've also been bummed on a lot of the shoes I've been trying to skate and feeling a total gear crisis. I think the Busenitz Pros are the shoe that I'm looking for. I had a pair years ago and liked them well enough, but I went to two shops yesterday and they had zero pairs in my size. -_-
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: art hellman on May 01, 2018, 07:14:18 AM
I've been sorta vocally bummed about bigger companies in skating, but I've also been bummed on a lot of the shoes I've been trying to skate and feeling a total gear crisis. I think the Busenitz Pros are the shoe that I'm looking for. I had a pair years ago and liked them well enough, but I went to two shops yesterday and they had zero pairs in my size. -_-

anytime i buy shoes that arent the Busenitz Pros (except the Lucas Pro, Silas SLR, and Busenitz ADV... all of which are no longer made), I think to myself, "why didnt I just get some busenitz pros?"

I really would be comfortable saying that they really are the best overall skateboard shoe ever made
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on May 01, 2018, 07:25:27 AM
(https://www.tactics.com/a/ah2w/2/2.jpg)
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Post by: maggotspawn on May 01, 2018, 08:36:59 AM
(http://www.sk8factory.com/store/image/cache/data/Blank_Decks/Pool-Boards/Retro-300x700.png)

Sk8factory Retro Old School Pool Board

9.0" Wide
32.5" Long
15" Wheelbase
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: sorry on May 01, 2018, 11:36:40 AM
(https://static.supersklep.sk/252935/934483/l/doska-antihero-fan-club-light-yellow.jpg)

contemplating this board
its for 52Ä (~63$) but the sticker on the deck says not to pay more than 40 buckos
wat do pals
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on May 01, 2018, 01:34:42 PM
I've been sorta vocally bummed about bigger companies in skating, but I've also been bummed on a lot of the shoes I've been trying to skate and feeling a total gear crisis. I think the Busenitz Pros are the shoe that I'm looking for. I had a pair years ago and liked them well enough, but I went to two shops yesterday and they had zero pairs in my size. -_-

anytime i buy shoes that arent the Busenitz Pros (except the Lucas Pro, Silas SLR, and Busenitz ADV... all of which are no longer made), I think to myself, "why didnt I just get some busenitz pros?"

I really would be comfortable saying that they really are the best overall skateboard shoe ever made

The third shop I went to only had one pair in my size but I wasnít too hyped on the color, but I tried on some Suciu ADVs and they feel like exactly what Iím looking for. The rubber insole was kind of a trip but people online have been swearing by them so I went ahead and grabbed them. Definitely have high hopes!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: snowman600 on May 01, 2018, 02:35:32 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/OYqfXyV.png)

i really need to stop buying boards.

+1
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: alraunen on May 01, 2018, 02:36:56 PM
(https://static.supersklep.sk/252935/934483/l/doska-antihero-fan-club-light-yellow.jpg)

contemplating this board
its for 52Ä (~63$) but the sticker on the deck says not to pay more than 40 buckos
wat do pals

Any generator board around 50 euros in Europe it's a fucking bargain. In Spain they're charging around 70-75...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: OldManSkate on May 02, 2018, 06:48:47 AM
Thinking about grabbing an Evisen deck...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Krooked antihero on May 02, 2018, 11:41:39 PM
(https://static.supersklep.sk/252935/934483/l/doska-antihero-fan-club-light-yellow.jpg)

contemplating this board
its for 52Ä (~63$) but the sticker on the deck says not to pay more than 40 buckos
wat do pals

Any generator board around 50 euros in Europe it's a fucking bargain. In Spain they're charging around 70-75...
Here in Finland theyíre always 69Ä, no matter what shop/brand.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: sorry on May 03, 2018, 01:54:02 AM
(https://static.supersklep.sk/252935/934483/l/doska-antihero-fan-club-light-yellow.jpg)

contemplating this board
its for 52Ä (~63$) but the sticker on the deck says not to pay more than 40 buckos
wat do pals

Any generator board around 50 euros in Europe it's a fucking bargain. In Spain they're charging around 70-75...
Here in Finland theyíre always 69Ä, no matter what shop/brand.

here in Slovakia you can get high quality eu brand "Ambassadors" boards for as little as 30Ä a piece, so I mostly ride those and when I find AH deck for 50 or less I get that... That's 20 bucks plus JUST for brand loyalty!!1!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shitcunt on May 03, 2018, 06:13:33 AM
Thinking about grabbing an Evisen deck...
Currently skating one. Shape is nice and it skated great for like 2 sessions then promptly went soggy on account of the DSM wood.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on May 03, 2018, 07:12:44 AM
Thinking about grabbing an Evisen deck...
Currently skating one. Shape is nice and it skated great for like 2 sessions then promptly went soggy on account of the DSM wood.

That sucks
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: OldManSkate on May 03, 2018, 03:53:41 PM
Thinking about grabbing an Evisen deck...
Currently skating one. Shape is nice and it skated great for like 2 sessions then promptly went soggy on account of the DSM wood.
Damn...where do you live? According to the Woodshop thread, the US Evisen decks are made by South Central.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on May 08, 2018, 05:32:14 PM
Thinking about grabbing an Evisen deck...
Currently skating one. Shape is nice and it skated great for like 2 sessions then promptly went soggy on account of the DSM wood.
Damn...where do you live? According to the Woodshop thread, the US Evisen decks are made by South Central.
never seen a non DSM evidence board so I think this may be an urban myth...
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Post by: streetsoup on May 08, 2018, 06:09:10 PM
I want an OG Toy Machine monster board for my wall.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: PeggyHillsShittySpanish on May 08, 2018, 09:03:23 PM
I want an OG Toy Machine monster board for my wall.

Would be sick. I always like the OG dead monster and poo poo head graphics.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: cosmicgypsies on May 09, 2018, 02:55:36 AM
(https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/212070493/product_image.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000)

thinking emoji
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: straight on May 14, 2018, 07:27:21 PM
is pennswood really as shitty as you say it is
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiNu9CrD3Xc/?hl=en
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Bristol_Palin on May 14, 2018, 09:06:55 PM
is pennswood really as shitty as you say it is
https://www.instagram.com/p/BiNu9CrD3Xc/?hl=en

I've skated scum co's on pennswood and really liked them. I can't imagine that the wood would be different for different brands, but I've seen other companies decks that were pressed by pennswood and they didn't look as high in quality as any scumco's I've seen pressed by pennswood. This could totally be in my head. I've really like any scumco's I had that were pressed by pennswood and would strongly suggest giving them a try.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Fifty8mm on May 14, 2018, 11:44:29 PM
(https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/212070493/product_image.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000)

thinking emoji
Looks great, what is it?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on July 17, 2018, 02:30:23 AM
Contemplating buying a box of 20 sheets of griptape.  Just tired of buying griptape. 
(http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/mfg/10642/product_image/thm/t700_3f0d1f6c66a994c8dc8b5c2acc9e1d99.jpg?1501104090)
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Post by: Paco Supreme on July 17, 2018, 02:47:06 AM
I did this, but due to infrequently setting up new boards, the grip mustíve gone shit and stopped sticking properly in the last few sheets
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on July 17, 2018, 02:59:24 AM
I did this, but due to infrequently setting up new boards, the grip mustíve gone shit and stopped sticking properly in the last few sheets
Bummer that happened to you but thanks for letting me know.  Not going to do it.
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Post by: Krooked antihero on July 17, 2018, 04:54:28 AM
I did this, but due to infrequently setting up new boards, the grip mustíve gone shit and stopped sticking properly in the last few sheets
How long did you store them? Asked because homies shop went bankrupt like 10yrs ago, and another friend who rides for local company bought all of his stock and still uses them🤔
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Post by: MetaldudeX on July 17, 2018, 05:43:09 AM
Contemplating krux kingpins. How well they work with Indyís? I assume I need to tighten with truck off board?
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Post by: artskool on July 17, 2018, 06:52:17 AM
I did this, but due to infrequently setting up new boards, the grip mustíve gone shit and stopped sticking properly in the last few sheets

I have done this as well. I always windex the wood before I grip. Sometimes the deck can be oily or dusty and grip doesn't stick well.
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Post by: Nth syd bear on July 17, 2018, 07:21:29 AM
I just used a sheet of jessup that was ten years plus old
Other than a shitty crease I cut out it worked fine..

Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: FS-OverKOOK on July 17, 2018, 08:31:37 AM
Contemplating buying a box of 20 sheets of griptape.  Just tired of buying griptape. 
(http://mediacdn.shopatron.com/media/mfg/10642/product_image/thm/t700_3f0d1f6c66a994c8dc8b5c2acc9e1d99.jpg?1501104090)
I bought the role and its worked out nice. you get about 18-20 decks out of it.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: patrick c. on July 17, 2018, 08:38:28 AM
Thanks for the input y'all. Going to think about it some more.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on July 17, 2018, 09:04:19 AM
I've bought both the roll and the 20-pack, and I must say I appreciate the pre-cut sheets. Especially if you like to do lines.
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Post by: SneakySecrets on July 17, 2018, 09:48:01 AM
Anyone have experience with hollow Ventures?  Iíve thought about getting them for a while now.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on July 17, 2018, 09:55:51 AM
If it gets too cold, Jessup totally loses all adhesive
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shripshrapper on July 17, 2018, 01:16:28 PM
If it gets too cold, Jessup totally loses all adhesive

It also melts in the heat easy. 30mins of skating in the Albuquerque sun and the edges of my jessup looked like shit.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: baustin on July 17, 2018, 02:00:10 PM
Jessup doesn't work for me. South Mississippi heat/humidity and rough ass ground will render it useless within a few days. Gotta go Mob for durability if nothing else.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Paco Supreme on July 17, 2018, 02:13:11 PM
I did this, but due to infrequently setting up new boards, the grip mustíve gone shit and stopped sticking properly in the last few sheets
How long did you store them? Asked because homies shop went bankrupt like 10yrs ago, and another friend who rides for local company bought all of his stock and still uses them🤔

It was about a year and a half ago, last sheets were used this January
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: plasticsurgerydisasters on July 17, 2018, 04:21:10 PM
contemplating getting the huf hupper 2 lo. anyone on here have an experience with them? true to size?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Crap on July 18, 2018, 07:59:32 AM
contemplating getting the huf hupper 2 lo. anyone on here have an experience with them? true to size?
True to size, slightly on the wider side in the forefoot, and a little more of a round toe shape than most Huf shoes I've tried. Probably fit best on a higher volume foot - if you have a skinny/narrow foot, you'll probably have to really choke the laces to get them tight, but they're perfect on a fat/wide foot like mine. The cushioning is the standard Huf vulc insole with the perforated neon green foam. I wear custom orthotics now, but I never liked the Huf insoles (they feel cheap/flimsy to me), and would previously switch them for Vans Ultracush.

Outsole feels stiff/thick out of the box, but that turns into a nice support/flex compromise once they're broken in - just walk in them for a few days before you skate in them. I've had two pairs, and one cut/blistered up my heel the first few days, but was eventually fine.

You'll quickly rip the stitching on the ollie area where the leather meets the canvas. Other than having to glue that spot down, the durability is great - the higher foxing tape really keeps the shoe protected. The volume combined with the lace/eyelet placement keeps the laces away from the grip nicely.

Other than what I think is kind of a crappy insole; overall, I recommend this shoe very highly.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on July 18, 2018, 09:31:10 AM
If it gets too cold, Jessup totally loses all adhesive

It also melts in the heat easy. 30mins of skating in the Albuquerque sun and the edges of my jessup looked like shit.

That's what happens with old Jessup stock, used to do that to me in Austin. The colored Jessup is much, much better than regular for some reason.
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Post by: OldManSkate on July 18, 2018, 01:28:56 PM
Polar 8.25 for a 2nd setup 🤔
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: roba on July 18, 2018, 01:43:20 PM
ace trucks, 44s to be exact. i don't really know what to do, i'm going to buy new trucks soon anyway and i'm really hyped on those aces but i'm so used to thunders that i'm not sure if i'm willing to change. is it hard to get used to them after skating thunders for 4+ years?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Firebert on July 18, 2018, 02:01:09 PM
ace trucks, 44s to be exact. i don't really know what to do, i'm going to buy new trucks soon anyway and i'm really hyped on those aces but i'm so used to thunders that i'm not sure if i'm willing to change. is it hard to get used to them after skating thunders for 4+ years?
Theeve
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: roba on July 18, 2018, 02:12:17 PM
ace trucks, 44s to be exact. i don't really know what to do, i'm going to buy new trucks soon anyway and i'm really hyped on those aces but i'm so used to thunders that i'm not sure if i'm willing to change. is it hard to get used to them after skating thunders for 4+ years?
Theeve

it's either aces or thunders again, i'm not even considering other brands
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Xen on July 18, 2018, 09:27:44 PM
ace trucks, 44s to be exact. i don't really know what to do, i'm going to buy new trucks soon anyway and i'm really hyped on those aces but i'm so used to thunders that i'm not sure if i'm willing to change. is it hard to get used to them after skating thunders for 4+ years?
Theeve

it's either aces or thunders again, i'm not even considering other brands

Well you couldn't pick two more opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to truck feel; if thunders are working for you and you are only getting new trucks because your currents are busted/at the axle, I'd stick with thunders.

What terrain do you skate the most?

Don't underestimate theeve tho, they're very underrated (on this forum, which is just a fraction of the people who actually buy shit) especially if you are considering ACE/Thunder as Theeve provides damn near the best of both of them tho they are in the ACE/Indy camp vs the thunder/venture camp in terms of feel.
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Post by: j....soy..... on July 18, 2018, 10:52:48 PM
Don't forget to consider mini logo!

Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: chillclinton87 on July 20, 2018, 05:22:32 AM
quick question: since adidas has a nice sale i consider getting the lucas premiers but i do not know how they fit! busenitz cup is true to size for me in a US 8. dorado boost adv was TTS once and then half size down another season.

thanks for any info!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: OldManSkate on July 20, 2018, 05:35:56 AM
quick question: since adidas has a nice sale i consider getting the lucas premiers but i do not know how they fit! busenitz cup is true to size for me in a US 8. dorado boost adv was TTS once and then half size down another season.

thanks for any info!
IMO, They run TTS. I had two pairs, size 11s.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: chillclinton87 on July 20, 2018, 05:55:56 AM
quick question: since adidas has a nice sale i consider getting the lucas premiers but i do not know how they fit! busenitz cup is true to size for me in a US 8. dorado boost adv was TTS once and then half size down another season.

thanks for any info!
IMO, They run TTS. I had two pairs, size 11s.


HELL YEAH!

Thanks a lot!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: backinaction on July 20, 2018, 10:40:25 AM
quick question: since adidas has a nice sale i consider getting the lucas premiers but i do not know how they fit! busenitz cup is true to size for me in a US 8. dorado boost adv was TTS once and then half size down another season.

thanks for any info!

I have used both and kept the same size in them.  I like the Lucas (wearing them now), but love the busenitz cup.  It could also just be that my busnitz soles are now so thin that they feel like slippers. 
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Smartass on August 20, 2018, 10:56:10 PM
My indecision is being a bitch right now and making debate on which shoes I should pick up.

Should I go tried and true and pick up another pair of the Ryan Lays?

Or do I try something new like the NM420/868?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 20, 2018, 11:02:59 PM
Ryan Lay's are beasts! I'd like to try the 420s but I'd have to try them on (which is not going to happen where I currently live)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shripshrapper on August 22, 2018, 08:38:34 PM
My indecision is being a bitch right now and making debate on which shoes I should pick up.

Should I go tried and true and pick up another pair of the Ryan Lays?

Or do I try something new like the NM420/868?

Go way into left field and try some Globe eagles!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Beer and Peanuts on August 24, 2018, 05:50:03 PM
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: rob on August 24, 2018, 10:20:47 PM
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?

Iíve always backed dwindle wood cause the best shape that always always worked for me

The full concave shape steep kicks

Is the best!! And these days theyíre really good, they made so much money they now do single cold press for each deck rather than the old way so each deck has a more consistent shape and so far I dig it
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Krooked antihero on August 25, 2018, 02:33:35 AM
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?
Same as always imo, not the best but above average.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Roisto on August 25, 2018, 03:17:53 AM
I'm contemplating buying a whole 7.75" set up and I'm not even sure why.

I've been off the board for 6 weeks now. Might get the permission to start riding a bit again next week (fingers crossed!) I usually ride a 8.38" or a 8.5" with at least a 14.5" wheelbase but I was just thinking back some years ago when I tested a Penny size cruiser with a cork top and it was surprisingly fun and nimble. I guess I'm thinking of possibly getting some sort of same vibes from a 7.75" set up but I dunno. I've never skated small boards and I'm a big guy so it might be a total waste of money or it might be really fun. 🤔
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Beer and Peanuts on August 25, 2018, 04:23:26 AM
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?
Same as always imo, not the best but above average.

Well, I bit the bullet. 8.125 by 31.7. Says it has mellow concave and steep kicks, though standing on it they didnít seem overly steep.

Interested to see how it compares to the 8.06 krooked Iím currently skating, which feels pretty damn good.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Krooked antihero on August 25, 2018, 08:11:34 AM
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?
Same as always imo, not the best but above average.

Well, I bit the bullet. 8.125 by 31.7. Says it has mellow concave and steep kicks, though standing on it they didnít seem overly steep.

Interested to see how it compares to the 8.06 krooked Iím currently skating, which feels pretty damn good.
Iíve been riding nothing but bbs boards for many years now, couple of yrs ago my gf got me this palace board b/c it has some cute kittens on it so I gave it shot. Didnít like the dimension of that board but wood was okay imo, it felt impossible to break but still somehow ĒdeadĒ compared to bbs ones...
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shit_for_brains on August 25, 2018, 09:05:02 AM
I'm contemplating buying a whole 7.75" set up and I'm not even sure why.

I've been off the board for 6 weeks now. Might get the permission to start riding a bit again next week (fingers crossed!) I usually ride a 8.38" or a 8.5" with at least a 14.5" wheelbase but I was just thinking back some years ago when I tested a Penny size cruiser with a cork top and it was surprisingly fun and nimble. I guess I'm thinking of possibly getting some sort of same vibes from a 7.75" set up but I dunno. I've never skated small boards and I'm a big guy so it might be a total waste of money or it might be really fun. 🤔

You're thinking crazy because you haven't skated in 6 weeks. You're basically sending drunk texts at 3am. Just jerk off and go to sleep.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Roisto on August 25, 2018, 11:54:50 AM
I'm contemplating buying a whole 7.75" set up and I'm not even sure why.

I've been off the board for 6 weeks now. Might get the permission to start riding a bit again next week (fingers crossed!) I usually ride a 8.38" or a 8.5" with at least a 14.5" wheelbase but I was just thinking back some years ago when I tested a Penny size cruiser with a cork top and it was surprisingly fun and nimble. I guess I'm thinking of possibly getting some sort of same vibes from a 7.75" set up but I dunno. I've never skated small boards and I'm a big guy so it might be a total waste of money or it might be really fun. 🤔

You're thinking crazy because you haven't skated in 6 weeks. You're basically sending drunk texts at 3am. Just jerk off and go to sleep.

Well, I was looking on maybe putting 70 mm longboard wheels on it with three sets of 1/8" Diamond risers, cuz they fit nicely on Aces, so maybe you're right.  :D

Your advice sounds good, I'm gonna go do just that.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: DONKEYSAUCE on August 30, 2018, 08:53:37 PM
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Joe Pesci on August 30, 2018, 09:11:40 PM
Slip on pro over owensÖ never had janoski slips, but they look pretty good maybe you should check them out
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Nate.Dog on August 31, 2018, 08:05:14 AM
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

owens are the best slip ons I've ever used, they fit my wide ass feet really nice and since its a "vlk" sole (vulc/cup hybrid) they're super supportive for a slip on too, if you catch a heavy primo you won't hate your life the next day.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: cloudy on August 31, 2018, 08:19:46 AM
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

owens are the best slip ons I've ever used, they fit my wide ass feet really nice and since its a "vlk" sole (vulc/cup hybrid) they're super supportive for a slip on too, if you catch a heavy primo you won't hate your life the next day.

if you're looking for slip ons, have you tried the emerica wino g6 slip on? i'm skating the white collin provost ones atm, and i really like them. right now you can buy two for $70 over at active.

https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027894 (https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027894)
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027892 (https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027892)
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-x-reserve-shoe-1000028145 (https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-x-reserve-shoe-1000028145)
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: baustin on August 31, 2018, 08:46:12 AM
Can anyone comment on the Lakai Bristols? I haven't skated vulcs in a minute but they seem pretty nice and I'm feeling nostalgic for a pair of Lakais for whatever reason. My feet are super wide, so sizing advice would be appreciated especially.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Chatbot on August 31, 2018, 08:48:10 AM
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

owens are the best slip ons I've ever used, they fit my wide ass feet really nice and since its a "vlk" sole (vulc/cup hybrid) they're super supportive for a slip on too, if you catch a heavy primo you won't hate your life the next day.

if you're looking for slip ons, have you tried the emerica wino g6 slip on? i'm skating the white collin provost ones atm, and i really like them. right now you can buy two for $70 over at active.

https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027894 (https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027894)
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027892 (https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027892)
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-x-reserve-shoe-1000028145 (https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-x-reserve-shoe-1000028145)

I was thinking about getting the Winos too but they don't look too good fuction wise. They look sorta flimsy. I'm skating my third pair of the Lakai Owen slip ons and they're amazing.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: DONKEYSAUCE on August 31, 2018, 09:18:06 AM
Can anyone comment on the Lakai Bristols? I haven't skated vulcs in a minute but they seem pretty nice and I'm feeling nostalgic for a pair of Lakais for whatever reason. My feet are super wide, so sizing advice would be appreciated especially.
Wide feet, donít do it. I got some that I really wanted to make work but I donít have the time or patience to try to break in a pair of shoes that are causing me pain out the box.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: baustin on August 31, 2018, 10:47:16 AM
Can anyone comment on the Lakai Bristols? I haven't skated vulcs in a minute but they seem pretty nice and I'm feeling nostalgic for a pair of Lakais for whatever reason. My feet are super wide, so sizing advice would be appreciated especially.
Wide feet, donít do it. I got some that I really wanted to make work but I donít have the time or patience to try to break in a pair of shoes that are causing me pain out the box.

Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Violator on September 01, 2018, 07:26:55 PM
Some Lynx OG's, but i may have missed my chance, they're being sold on ebay for close to $200 and I'm just not that willing to spend that much  :( Anyone know of any size 11's for sale asking the original price or cheaper?
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Krooked antihero on September 02, 2018, 12:43:21 AM
Some Lynx OG's, but i may have missed my chance, they're being sold on ebay for close to $200 and I'm just not that willing to spend that much  :( Anyone know of any size 11's for sale asking the original price or cheaper?
This is a long shot I know but in my country(Finland) they just donít sell, every shop has every colorway and size in stock so if I were you Iíd search them from EU, have no clue about how much shipping across pond would cost but Iíd say you still have pretty good chance to get them under 200$
https://en.beyondstore.fi/product/13066/ for example
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Violator on September 02, 2018, 03:57:12 AM
Some Lynx OG's, but i may have missed my chance, they're being sold on ebay for close to $200 and I'm just not that willing to spend that much  :( Anyone know of any size 11's for sale asking the original price or cheaper?
This is a long shot I know but in my country(Finland) they just donít sell, every shop has every colorway and size in stock so if I were you Iíd search them from EU, have no clue about how much shipping across pond would cost but Iíd say you still have pretty good chance to get them under 200$
https://en.beyondstore.fi/product/13066/ for example

Sweet, I'll take a look.  Thanks a lot for your help!!!
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on September 02, 2018, 11:11:33 AM
I've been debating buying a camera. We have a VX1000 among our crew, but a lot of times schedules don't really align so I kinda wanna just get something on my own so we can at least have two cameras among us. I dunno if I'm gonna get a VX myself, but probably something comparable. Was considering a TRV900 cuz the prices are pretty reasonable for someone who likely isn't gonna exceed being a hobbyist.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: nopes on September 02, 2018, 11:31:59 AM
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

may want to consider looking at the state keys. i found them to be slightly more comfortable than the vans slip ons with a slider wide foot.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: DONKEYSAUCE on September 02, 2018, 09:33:48 PM
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

may want to consider looking at the state keys. i found them to be slightly more comfortable than the vans slip ons with a slider wide foot.
Really? I had a pair I hated. Thought they were way narrow compared to slip on pros. They also made fart sounds every step I took too.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Pigeon on September 04, 2018, 08:10:34 PM
I was thinking about buying the Daniel Castillo guest board, but canít think of a reason.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: nooky on September 05, 2018, 08:39:23 AM
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?

was going to put my 159s on it.

was also thinking about these --

https://proper-skateboarding.myshopify.com/products/cinex-mid-white
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: tuque on September 15, 2018, 12:16:46 AM
Anybody running the Clear Weather shoes? I really want a pair
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Krooked antihero on September 15, 2018, 01:29:16 AM
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?
Not really, regular generator they seem to be.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: shripshrapper on September 15, 2018, 05:00:05 PM
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?
Not really, regular generator they seem to be.

I'd look at baker/deathwish or creature for a flatter 8.5
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Dwyck on September 15, 2018, 08:30:55 PM
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?

was going to put my 159s on it.

was also thinking about these --

https://proper-skateboarding.myshopify.com/products/cinex-mid-white

cinexs are great, been on and off skating my pair between vans pros, real stable but not super stiff by the ankle, alright insole and supportive and flexy midsole. boardfeel's pretty there for a cup.

not a lot of mid-high top cupsoles out there right now and these do me good. lotta compliments too
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: planman on September 16, 2018, 02:48:19 PM
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?
Not really, regular generator they seem to be.

I'd look at baker/deathwish or creature for a flatter 8.5
dlx and magenta have nice, flat 8.5s
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Switch_fsflip_noseslide on September 16, 2018, 08:50:01 PM
(https://skateparkoftampa.com/spot/productimages/colors/2_80236.jpg)

8.25 x 32 WB:14.81
This size seems interesting...wish it was 8.5. But the wheelbase seems crazy. Don't recall seeing my that
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: cosmicgypsies on September 19, 2018, 04:28:58 AM
(https://www.nativeskatestore.co.uk/images/the-national-skateboard-co-gregoire-cuadrado-x-catalogue-yellow-skateboard-deck-8-5-p35463-88104_image.jpg)

(https://www.nativeskatestore.co.uk/images/spitfire-wheels-classics-skateboard-wheels-56mm-p27987-68981_medium.jpg)

was contemplating hopping up to 8.75 again and getting some 58s or something (from an 8.6 and 52s) but with it nearly being winter aka park under the bridge season i wont be skating much transition so i think 8.5 and 56s is a good middle ground.
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: poor alice on September 20, 2018, 06:21:06 AM
These came up in the non-skate shoes that are good for skating. I had a pair of these Filaís in white when I was much much younger and didnít skate too much, but Iím hoping someone who has had a pair recently can give me their opinion on what these are like to skate in? In terms of how flexible and durable the leather is and how grippy the sole is.

https://www.footlocker.co.uk/en/p/fila-original-fitness-men-shoes-48655?v=314313171804
Title: Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
Post by: Pigeon on September 20, 2018, 09:04:25 AM
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Santa_Cruz_Drifter_Backpack/descpage-SCDFBP.html

Itís Santa Cruz, but it makes traveling easier/cheaper. Does anyone know of anything similar? I looked for other brands but only found bags with straps. Whenever I travel, I rather use a bag like this to get to the hotel/Airbnb and then carry a small backpack for day use (phone, wallet, portable charger, water, skate tool, hat, jacket).