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Nth syd bear

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2018, 08:24:55 AM »
Itís funny how people say they ride bigger boards coz they are old
I ride smaller boards because Iím old and thatís what I grew up skating so it feels right

Preference is interesting but you really canít be faulted on it

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2018, 08:33:21 AM »
Is 8 big or small size?

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2018, 08:59:39 AM »
I've been on an 8.5 for about 11 years. There have been a few 8.3s in there but 8.5 is what works for me. I'd be real heartbroken if their availability started to disappear.
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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #63 on: August 31, 2018, 10:57:33 AM »
Is 8 big or small size?
Apperantly on the smaller side..
I find it big but good to skate

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #64 on: August 31, 2018, 02:51:49 PM »
Is 8 big or small size?
Apperantly on the smaller side..
I find it big but good to skate


to me it's medium (6'1 size 11)
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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #65 on: August 31, 2018, 02:58:11 PM »
Is 8 big or small size?
small-ish, yeah

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #66 on: August 31, 2018, 07:04:28 PM »
I've been on an 8.5 for about 11 years. There have been a few 8.3s in there but 8.5 is what works for me. I'd be real heartbroken if their availability started to disappear.

Im also in the double digit years skating 8.5s. All my hometown has is a zumiez and they only get like 2 8.5s a month which is super dank cuz 3 out of the 7 skateboarders in this town skate 8.5s. Ordering boards is so annoying.

I rode a friends 9 for like three days. Thing felt so fucked.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #67 on: August 31, 2018, 08:22:02 PM »
People at the local will consistently act shocked about my riding a 'tiny' 8.0 but damn if I remember even one older skate homie from my childhood riding anything above that. Still trips me out

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #68 on: September 01, 2018, 03:29:08 PM »
Even when 7.75 was standard i rode big boards. Thin boards are just uncomfortable to me , my foot sticks out too much.
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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #69 on: September 03, 2018, 04:01:45 AM »
I always rode an 8, lowest I went was a 7.75 Workshop around '04. Started going up about 3 years ago. I'm on an 8.75 at the moment,  but definitely dropping back to an 8.5 next board, along with narrower trucks. Backside grinds on pool coping slip out too easily when I've got 9" of truck hanging back into the bowl. I would like to find an 8.5 with a 15" wheelbase.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #70 on: September 03, 2018, 10:38:06 AM »
I always rode an 8, lowest I went was a 7.75 Workshop around '04. Started going up about 3 years ago. I'm on an 8.75 at the moment,  but definitely dropping back to an 8.5 next board, along with narrower trucks. Backside grinds on pool coping slip out too easily when I've got 9" of truck hanging back into the bowl. I would like to find an 8.5 with a 15" wheelbase.

Here are two 8.5/15wb options:
http://www.deckcrafters.tv/Shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=201
http://www.deckcrafters.tv/Shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=262

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #71 on: September 03, 2018, 01:11:32 PM »
I always rode an 8, lowest I went was a 7.75 Workshop around '04. Started going up about 3 years ago. I'm on an 8.75 at the moment,  but definitely dropping back to an 8.5 next board, along with narrower trucks. Backside grinds on pool coping slip out too easily when I've got 9" of truck hanging back into the bowl. I would like to find an 8.5 with a 15" wheelbase.

Here are two 8.5/15wb options:
http://www.deckcrafters.tv/Shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=201
http://www.deckcrafters.tv/Shop/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=65&products_id=262

Thanks!
Just need to find something like that down under. Most brands make 8.5 x 14.75 their long wb

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #72 on: September 03, 2018, 04:20:36 PM »
8,18 with a square nose is perfect for me and my foot size is 8,5.

I think i'm the only one in this board who dont care about wheel bases


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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #73 on: September 03, 2018, 05:08:48 PM »
I love ride on a 7.9, but my homie give me free 8. 8 is good but, for my flip tricks, flick and my quick feet 7.9 is perfect.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #74 on: September 03, 2018, 07:15:41 PM »
Anything 8 and up is a vert board. And vertís dead.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2018, 02:13:33 AM »
Itís funny how people say they ride bigger boards coz they are old
I ride smaller boards because Iím old and thatís what I grew up skating so it feels right

Preference is interesting but you really canít be faulted on it

Yep.
Anything over a 7.75" feels too big.
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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #76 on: September 04, 2018, 02:25:21 AM »
Itís funny how people say they ride bigger boards coz they are old
I ride smaller boards because Iím old and thatís what I grew up skating so it feels right

Preference is interesting but you really canít be faulted on it

Until you hit 200 lbs and start learning fs slashes like every other dude over 40.
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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #77 on: September 04, 2018, 04:41:19 AM »
i ride a 9 with indy 169 and nollie flipped at the bottom of el toro. big money big cars who the fuck you think you are?

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #78 on: September 04, 2018, 08:36:22 AM »
I always rode an 8, lowest I went was a 7.75 Workshop around '04. Started going up about 3 years ago. I'm on an 8.75 at the moment,  but definitely dropping back to an 8.5 next board, along with narrower trucks. Backside grinds on pool coping slip out too easily when I've got 9" of truck hanging back into the bowl. I would like to find an 8.5 with a 15" wheelbase.

Powell / Mini Logo have their 181 shape which is an 8.5 w 15".  I'm skating one as my pool board and it has a nice steep concave.  The Mini Logo wood may not be as nice as BBS, but right now you can get them for $20 each if you buy at least two.   https://www.skateone.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?q=bomb&soc_deck_mold%5B0%5D=K15&soc_deck_width_range%5B0%5D=8.50%22

NOTE:  Their newer 8.5 uses their mellower concave and has a 14.375 wb.  It's not a shape I dig at all. 
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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #79 on: September 04, 2018, 09:30:39 AM »
Anything 8 and up is a vert board. And vertís dead.
Vert is so fucking fun.  I would have done anything to grow up around all these parks that had transition, if you aren't taking advantage you're blowing it.  Learning airs on vert is just as fun as ledge dancing on your 7.75" I promise.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #80 on: September 05, 2018, 06:52:52 AM »
20 years on the board here, from Chile.

Always felt the board size should be related to your height and shoe size.
Big dudes, big boards; small shoes, small board and so on

I'm 6 feet tall, US 9 shoe
always skated 7.75 as kid
got into 8.0 around 5 years ago, mainly cause you couldnīt  find smaller boards here (the good ones of course)

been using 8.1 and US 9 NewBalance 868's for 1 1/2 years, my flatground its on point on this setup
tried bigger boards (8.25) a few times but can't make 360 flips or my classic flat game, same happens when I skate on slim shoes (adidas adiease or vans)

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #81 on: September 05, 2018, 07:39:20 PM »
nah, big boards are more comfy and tricks look burlier. 

that said, this thread makes me want to set up something just under eight with the lightest thunders and little wheels.  just to have around.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #82 on: September 07, 2018, 05:44:58 PM »
8.5 minimum

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #83 on: September 08, 2018, 03:46:55 AM »
if anything all my friends are moving up sizes and i'd like to think i've had something to do with that

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #84 on: September 08, 2018, 06:31:16 AM »
if anything all my friends are moving up sizes and i'd like to think i've had something to do with that
A lil pat on the back aye...

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #85 on: September 08, 2018, 09:08:43 AM »
You haven't lived until you've landed a nice kickflip on a modest 9" Creature.

That's the feeling of true accomplishment.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #86 on: September 08, 2018, 01:15:15 PM »
Is 8 big or small size?

8 is big.  average penis is 6

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #87 on: September 09, 2018, 08:41:25 AM »
Is 8 big or small size?

8 is big.  average penis is 6

Three pages before a dick joke on a thread about deck size.

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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #88 on: September 10, 2018, 01:23:10 AM »
I feel much safer on a wider board. I tried skating a 7.6 Toy Machine board I got as a present and ate shit on a regular basis, rolled my ankles over and over. I fall way less trying the same stuff on my 8.375 deck.
I can’t flip my new board but I’m working on my no complies and bonelesses

Looking at Polar’s P9 shape (8.625) as a possible next board.
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Re: Skateboarding of big decks?
« Reply #89 on: September 10, 2018, 01:37:01 AM »
8,18 with a square nose is perfect for me and my foot size is 8,5.

I think i'm the only one in this board who dont care about wheel bases

I'm with you. I never pay attention to wheelbase. Length of nose & tail, sure, but I couldn't tell you what kind of wheelbase I have on my board, and it's the fourth same board in a row.

Maybe we should pay attention.