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Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« on: July 10, 2018, 01:34:16 AM »
What are your favorite small independent brands for all parts of your setup?

Iíve been really liking the Quasi 8.5 proto and have been wanting to update the rest of my setup with smaller companies
Got a set of ace 55s coming
Also picking up some sml wheels
Any thoughts for bearings?

This whole grimplestix shit is bumming me out. I really donít like the idea of an established group shitting on up and comers for doing their own thing. Feels so trashy and petty.

Just wanted to do what I can to support people who are trying to get something going.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2018, 01:48:38 AM »
This reminds me of those put your money where your mouth is threads.


Not that Iíve ever ridden one but Iím a big fan of DOA, I just like what heís doing with it and heís a flat board purist like me

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2018, 06:11:09 AM »
Hopps, Northern Co, and State. Does Evisen count as a small brand?

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2018, 06:32:05 AM »
Scumco

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2018, 06:49:17 AM »
What are your favorite small independent brands for all parts of your setup?

Iíve been really liking the Quasi 8.5 proto and have been wanting to update the rest of my setup with smaller companies
Got a set of ace 55s coming
Also picking up some sml wheels
Any thoughts for bearings?

This whole grimplestix shit is bumming me out. I really donít like the idea of an established group shitting on up and comers for doing their own thing. Feels so trashy and petty.

Just wanted to do what I can to support people who are trying to get something going.
It's skateboarding, it's not that serious.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 08:50:56 AM »
nike

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 11:08:18 AM »
Magenta Skateboards is an awesome company out of France. Cool artsy graphics and great videos. Really like the shape of their popsicles just wish they had some bigger sizes.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 11:13:43 AM »
What are your favorite small independent brands for all parts of your setup?

Iíve been really liking the Quasi 8.5 proto and have been wanting to update the rest of my setup with smaller companies
Got a set of ace 55s coming
Also picking up some sml wheels
Any thoughts for bearings?

This whole grimplestix shit is bumming me out. I really donít like the idea of an established group shitting on up and comers for doing their own thing. Feels so trashy and petty.

Just wanted to do what I can to support people who are trying to get something going.

If you get bummed out by that how did you not get bummed out by every other thing in skateboarding ever

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 12:10:14 PM »
Deckcrafters/Pi Wheels, Skaterbuilt, Rainskates, Skeleton Key Mfg.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 12:12:20 PM »
politic/scumco

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2018, 01:25:44 PM »
DOA cause most of them skate around my neighborhood!

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2018, 01:30:42 PM »
Rad thanks guys

I dig scumcos short wheel bases and doa sounds fun with the flatness.

Any ideas for bearings?

Getting some state keys finally

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2018, 01:33:59 PM »
Loser Machine is Adrian Lopez's company I think. He's a pretty small skater, no?

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2018, 02:23:02 PM »
Rad thanks guys

I dig scumcos short wheel bases and doa sounds fun with the flatness.

Any ideas for bearings?

Getting some state keys finally

I've heard really good things about Modus but haven't tried them. Seems like they've got a distro company that started around them that handles Aussie distro for ripndip and Nike which could be an issue if you're trying to cut any and all ties to big or questionable companies, but it looks like Modus came first if that makes any difference.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2018, 02:47:32 PM »
Rad thanks guys

I dig scumcos short wheel bases and doa sounds fun with the flatness.

Any ideas for bearings?

Getting some state keys finally
Don't over think it...just go bones swiss.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2018, 05:31:55 PM »
Hopps, Northern Co, and State. Does Evisen count as a small brand?
Hell yes they do! I like Northern Co., Passport, Magenta and Polar
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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2018, 05:51:02 PM »
Any ideas for bearings?



If you can track them down, i guess Rockin' Rons would count as a small time company

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2018, 05:58:26 PM »

Rad ty, iím not going to go too crazy or anything, just figured it couldnít hurt to support small businesses if I can.

Rad thanks guys

I dig scumcos short wheel bases and doa sounds fun with the flatness.

Any ideas for bearings?

Getting some state keys finally

I've heard really good things about Modus but haven't tried them. Seems like they've got a distro company that started around them that handles Aussie distro for ripndip and Nike which could be an issue if you're trying to cut any and all ties to big or questionable companies, but it looks like Modus came first if that makes any difference.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2018, 07:56:23 PM »
carpet company

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2018, 10:11:37 PM »
Bloodwizard
ACE
Theeve
Shipyard
Quasi
Wayward

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2018, 11:10:18 PM »
Scumco & sons is the best.
Just hate that they use different woodshops. Even though they use a few different ones the decks are solid still and they hook up Kyle Nicholson.

Most of the Theories camp is gold too.

Carpet seems solid but never had any of their product.

As for bearings I just stick to Black Panther ceramics. Amazing bearings for a good price.

Bought a pair of Proper footwear. Good shoes but went back to Blazers 😶

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #24 on: July 11, 2018, 01:14:18 PM »
politic, northern, scumco

DOA is looking rad, need some sort of video from them first

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« Reply #25 on: July 11, 2018, 09:31:13 PM »
Nothing I do deserves more than an iphone camera.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #26 on: July 11, 2018, 10:32:43 PM »
Black Label, they are the raddest. You could argue, but you'd be wrong.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #27 on: July 11, 2018, 11:16:18 PM »
Any ideas for bearings?

https://www.olympia.supply/shop/silver-g.-bearings
Really hyped on these

Nice packaging (even if the wax seal is a bit excessive).

Got to stand out a little  8)

I'm assuming it's the ABEC rating, but their website does nothing to distinguish the $8 difference other than white shields and better packaging lol.

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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2018, 12:50:06 PM »
i like northern co and state, mainly for putting chris athans on, been following him for some time and he has a great style and constantly gets better. scumco is sick too, great graphics and team. doa also seems cool but i donít know much about the company
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Re: Best/favorite Small skater owned companies
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2018, 02:00:34 PM »
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