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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18780 on: August 09, 2018, 05:57:59 PM »
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Twist - How are you liking the Crupie so far?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18781 on: August 09, 2018, 06:57:06 PM »
8.25 City Stars
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Crupie 53mm 101a
Diamond bearings
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Twist - How are you liking the Crupie so far?

I've actually only got one day on them. Since I setup this board, I've been plagued with rain, I went out of town. I did skate yesterday, but I'm a little pissed at how heavy this CityStars deck is. The plys are thicker than like a dwindle or BBS.

Anyway, for one day out on the wheels. I got 101a but they still felt too grippy, but thats just a day one impression

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18782 on: August 09, 2018, 07:55:45 PM »
8.25" OG
148 Team Hollows (stock bushings, riptide cups)
52mm F4 classics
Swiss Six
Mob M80
Thunder bolts

Already put some hours on it, feels very comfy and much flippier/pointier/less full than what I've been running but wanted to change it up from bigger wheels, taller trucks, longer deck/WB; will probably go back to the B2 shape after this one is done for a bit more concave/fullness but not full full likeDLX/NHS.




How are the pivot cups compared to the stock Thunders?



Riptide cups are fantastic, if pricey, in any truck (just like Khiros would be if they fit); I'm using the Indy riptides, they're the same shape as thunder cups (perhaps a bit taller on the hanger as thunder cups sit lower and one either indy or thunder have a flat or pointed bottom) but they squish in and reform just fine and are still flush with the top of the pivot cavity.

They're higher quality (all stock cups suck, they're stiff and cheap and plasticiky) and each truck I use them in (Theeve, Indy, Thunder, Ace) all feel smoother.

Genuinely curious; what is the benefit of swapping out stock cups for these replacements? Is it an overall improvement in the quality of the turn, better response? I've never really thought about swapping them out before but the amount of people doing that on here have peaked my interest.

Most pivot cups are rock hard cheap plastic bits much like how some stock bushings are of low quality. Usually, replacement/aftermarket parts of better build quality and materials (think Indy aftermarket bushings).

Riptides say they are infused with some lubrication,....you can feel the difference compared to a stock cup just on your fingertips it's smoother, a bit more malleable - they feel like a quality product.

I feel all trucks benefit from them as the turns feel smoother a bit more fluid - much like bushings, the softer you go the less rigid they feel- they also last longer (at least in my ACEs and Indys); if you ride tight I doubt you'd really get any benefit other than longevity.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18783 on: August 10, 2018, 08:08:58 AM »
I feel all trucks benefit from them as the turns feel smoother a bit more fluid - much like bushings, the softer you go the less rigid they feel- they also last longer (at least in my ACEs and Indys); if you ride tight I doubt you'd really get any benefit other than longevity.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18784 on: August 10, 2018, 08:25:02 AM »
Antihero Grant Taylor number I on press 8.25x32
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18785 on: August 10, 2018, 09:04:08 AM »
flying rat done already? bummer ::)

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18786 on: August 10, 2018, 09:22:46 AM »
must be an old series, got it for cheap at local shop, flying rat is still in the air

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18787 on: August 11, 2018, 04:05:05 AM »
Frank 8.25 shouts to Eniz
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18788 on: August 11, 2018, 11:01:11 AM »


Studio 8.25
Indy Ti 144 w/ aftermarket Indy bushings
F4 101 Classics
Swiss 6
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I was wanting to switch it up.  I was really tempted to grab a Quasi, and even though I've never had issues with the 3 I've ridden, all the PS Stix QC talk of late made me go a different route.  First time skating anything from Control, but I'm liking it so far.  I also went from Radial Slims to Classics, and the Classic's feel slower in comparison.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18789 on: August 11, 2018, 12:18:25 PM »
Were this slims f4? I got a set of sml wheels and they feel like crap compared to the lock ins that are f4s.
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18790 on: August 11, 2018, 02:50:22 PM »
Jamerson -  that Studio board is sick.

Edit: just re-read your post. Control pressed.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18791 on: August 11, 2018, 03:19:20 PM »
8.25" OG
148 Team Hollows (stock bushings, riptide cups)
52mm F4 classics
Swiss Six
Mob M80
Thunder bolts

Already put some hours on it, feels very comfy and much flippier/pointier/less full than what I've been running but wanted to change it up from bigger wheels, taller trucks, longer deck/WB; will probably go back to the B2 shape after this one is done for a bit more concave/fullness but not full full likeDLX/NHS.




How are the pivot cups compared to the stock Thunders?



Riptide cups are fantastic, if pricey, in any truck (just like Khiros would be if they fit); I'm using the Indy riptides, they're the same shape as thunder cups (perhaps a bit taller on the hanger as thunder cups sit lower and one either indy or thunder have a flat or pointed bottom) but they squish in and reform just fine and are still flush with the top of the pivot cavity.

They're higher quality (all stock cups suck, they're stiff and cheap and plasticiky) and each truck I use them in (Theeve, Indy, Thunder, Ace) all feel smoother.

Genuinely curious; what is the benefit of swapping out stock cups for these replacements? Is it an overall improvement in the quality of the turn, better response? I've never really thought about swapping them out before but the amount of people doing that on here have peaked my interest.

Most pivot cups are rock hard cheap plastic bits much like how some stock bushings are of low quality. Usually, replacement/aftermarket parts of better build quality and materials (think Indy aftermarket bushings).

Riptides say they are infused with some lubrication,....you can feel the difference compared to a stock cup just on your fingertips it's smoother, a bit more malleable - they feel like a quality product.

I feel all trucks benefit from them as the turns feel smoother a bit more fluid - much like bushings, the softer you go the less rigid they feel- they also last longer (at least in my ACEs and Indys); if you ride tight I doubt you'd really get any benefit other than longevity.


This right here^

Riptide Indy cracked ice in Theeves is the best.

Ahhh okay! I guess I've never really considered the quality of pivot cups haha. I just picked up a set of Ace 44s today and the pivot cup fell out while I was swapping out bushings, picking it up I could absolutely see a benefit from grabbing something, such as the Riptides, that are a bit more malleable. Definitely going to look into grabbing some.

Thanks to both of ya for your input, Xen and Firebert, much appreciated!

Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18792 on: August 11, 2018, 03:25:49 PM »
You idiots are really paying $15 for pivot cups?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18793 on: August 11, 2018, 04:47:54 PM »
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18794 on: August 11, 2018, 06:38:56 PM »
You idiots are really paying $15 for pivot cups?

As picky as I am, about my setup, Iíve never even considered the pivot cups.
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18795 on: August 11, 2018, 06:44:24 PM »
You idiots are really paying $15 for pivot cups? to not have to replace pivot cups once every three months

Sure am, havenít touched my trucks to replace them in over a year, first set of trucks Iíve had that happen on

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18796 on: August 11, 2018, 06:50:18 PM »
8.25 SHFC deck
Thunder 148 team lights
Spitfire f4 conical 32
Collective Co bearings
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18797 on: August 11, 2018, 07:33:48 PM »
Yeah but what kind of floors do you have?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18798 on: August 11, 2018, 07:40:41 PM »
We rent. But theyíre some kind of floating board.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18799 on: August 12, 2018, 08:16:07 PM »
That Santa Cruz Wide Tip was not working for me.

Back on the Big Boy shape.. Huge fan of this new Crail wood


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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18800 on: August 13, 2018, 12:08:07 AM »
^ nice one steve



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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18801 on: August 13, 2018, 05:30:55 AM »
That Santa Cruz Wide Tip was not working for me.

Back on the Big Boy shape.. Huge fan of this new Crail wood


this looks fun to skate, update me about how you liking this new board

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18802 on: August 13, 2018, 06:05:54 AM »
Chico gets me so hyped to skate one of those boards and now they have the wood upgrade?
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18803 on: August 13, 2018, 08:50:05 AM »
That Santa Cruz Wide Tip was not working for me.

Back on the Big Boy shape.. Huge fan of this new Crail wood


this looks fun to skate, update me about how you liking this new board

Had my first session on it yesterday and it was great.  a few notes -

This is the 3rd Big Boy that I've skated.  The first two were on Indy's and while I loved the shape, the 14" WB was not working for me with Indy's. 

I've been back on Thunder for about 6 weeks now and had a feeling that the shorter WB might work with them so I picked this up.  I was right, the board feels perfect now.  easy to flick around (I'm terrible at flip tricks) but stable in the bowl, on manuals and great pop.

The nose and tail are really long (both 7"+) so it doesn't feel like a short board.  Indy's work for Chico because I'm guessing he's about 5'9 but I couldn't do it being 6'.

let me know if you have any other questions on it

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #18804 on: August 13, 2018, 09:43:47 PM »
Always jealous of your setups Steve. Really clean. Decided to set up a new board for the school year.

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