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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1200 on: April 30, 2017, 07:06:00 PM »
trying to figure out best cruiser wheels

just had to return some bones ATFs cuz they cracked.

so whatre yalls experiences?

ive had an awful time with zip zinger wheels, but I love OJ3s and wanted something similar to that but more versatile

http://www.tactics.com/powell-peralta/bombers-3-skateboard-wheels/white-60-85a These. Perfect durometer, smooth, durable and they slide really well for bombing hills too, no flatspots.

those dont look like they have a core?

i think ive had the worst experience with the cored wheels

They don't have a core.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1201 on: May 01, 2017, 07:57:28 AM »
thinking about grabbing some OJ hot juice wheels for the cruiser.

it's just under 8"..

55mm or 60mm?

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1202 on: May 01, 2017, 08:39:41 AM »
thinking about grabbing some OJ hot juice wheels for the cruiser.

it's just under 8"..

55mm or 60mm?

i just got one and have .25"risers on it and would say 55mm

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1203 on: May 02, 2017, 09:30:35 PM »
How far do the OJ hot juice extend past the axles? If you want your wheels flush, should you go 1/4", 1/2", 1" smaller on your truck size?

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« Reply #1204 on: May 02, 2017, 09:48:55 PM »
How far do the OJ hot juice extend past the axles? If you want your wheels flush, should you go 1/4", 1/2", 1" smaller on your truck size?

I used to do 129's on an 8.5 that was flush with the OJ 60mms, so 1/2" or so?

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1205 on: May 04, 2017, 07:28:05 PM »
I'm only familiar with the OJ Geoff Rowley Street Heat 54mm 99a Euro so i don't have a reply

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1206 on: May 04, 2017, 07:30:36 PM »
I'm only familiar with the OJ Geoff Rowley Street Heat 54mm 99a Euro so i don't have a reply
Prove it.
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1207 on: May 04, 2017, 07:33:15 PM »
I'm only familiar with the OJ Geoff Rowley Street Heat 54mm 99a Euro so i don't have a reply
Prove it.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1208 on: May 11, 2017, 03:25:59 PM »
Because I was ashamed to mash up his granny's face.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1209 on: June 27, 2017, 02:36:07 PM »
Any recommendations for cruiser wheel/bearing setup?

Edit: just read the above suggestions for the bombers, those looks decent. Still lost when it comes to bearings though. I've only skated flip HKD bearings for my entire skate life.
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1210 on: June 27, 2017, 03:10:46 PM »
Any recommendations for cruiser wheel/bearing setup?

Edit: just read the above suggestions for the bombers, those looks decent. Still lost when it comes to bearings though. I've only skated flip HKD bearings for my entire skate life.

I'd recommend super redz! I've been riding some on my main set-up and they're real fine 8)

Not as expensive as swiss/six balls, but seem smoother and tougher than plain redz.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1211 on: June 27, 2017, 07:30:41 PM »
Bones Bearings with Spitfire 80HD Bigheads work miracles for my cruiser, especially where it's super rough. Can't really do tricks though.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1212 on: June 27, 2017, 09:05:40 PM »
Any recommendations for cruiser wheel/bearing setup?

Edit: just read the above suggestions for the bombers, those looks decent. Still lost when it comes to bearings though. I've only skated flip HKD bearings for my entire skate life.

I suggest OJs Keyframes and whatever bearings you like. As for wheel size, the bigger they are, the smoother the ride. I'm running 54 mm Keyframes on my other cruiser with a normal popsicle deck and the only difference to my main setup (54 mm wheels also) is that it's way grippier and will go much nicer over rough stuff. Then I have another cruiser with 60 mm Ricta Clouds with a shaped deck. Even though I prefer Keyframes to Clouds, the set up with the Clouds goes smoother due to the bigger wheel size. You do notice the bigger wheel size when pushing especially since I put risers on that setup but I don't really mind it as the point was to set up a wide and smooth ride, not something similar to my main setup. So, it really depends on what you want from your cruiser.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1213 on: June 28, 2017, 12:25:19 PM »


All right, so my first picture post and it took me a min. Had to relearn how to use my photobucket, couldnt get the other ways to work. 

Anyways, this is a fun one. Old Santa Cruz pro, Richard Kirby, (from like the mid to late 90's) started his little jam called Big Mess a few years back and I had a couple of these decks.  Roskob rip off which got Kirby a cease &  desist from NHS. This was his 3 F*ckin' Months celebration deck.  I tried setting up as a mini ramp jammer, but it was a little too short, I kept getting pitched forward. 31.25 by 8.5 (in the widest part) with a big dbl wheelbase at 14.75 or 14.25.  Im rocking some old Indys, prob Stage 8s so they could be the 159, I dont really remember. The axle slips like crazy on both of them and I just ended up keeping them in a box for years. Initially, I had set up some Bones Filmbot 56mm Softies, which were actually too soft and the board would bounce all over the place. I found the OJ Ditch Witch 56mm with a 92a, but they feel a little harder, could be the shape though.  They slide great and can go through some rough shit, but I did chip a couple times after the first session. So ignore the Bones sticker and OJ wheels set up please. Bones Super Reds and Im just waiting for the speed cream to burn off before I pop the shields.

This is a fun set up and I usually keep it in my car for when I find a new spot of if I break down, I dont have to walk. Some of them board wall hanger collector guys on Skull&Bones would lose their shit cause Im riding this, but fuck it.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1214 on: June 29, 2017, 10:48:06 AM »
That shape looks super fun, and with those dimensions I'd use it as a regular setup.
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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1215 on: July 03, 2017, 08:14:10 PM »
Any recommendations for cruiser wheel/bearing setup?

Edit: just read the above suggestions for the bombers, those looks decent. Still lost when it comes to bearings though. I've only skated flip HKD bearings for my entire skate life.

I suggest OJs Keyframes and whatever bearings you like. As for wheel size, the bigger they are, the smoother the ride. I'm running 54 mm Keyframes on my other cruiser with a normal popsicle deck and the only difference to my main setup (54 mm wheels also) is that it's way grippier and will go much nicer over rough stuff. Then I have another cruiser with 60 mm Ricta Clouds with a shaped deck. Even though I prefer Keyframes to Clouds, the set up with the Clouds goes smoother due to the bigger wheel size. You do notice the bigger wheel size when pushing especially since I put risers on that setup but I don't really mind it as the point was to set up a wide and smooth ride, not something similar to my main setup. So, it really depends on what you want from your cruiser.

This has been really helpful, thanks! What do you think would be the biggest wheel size I can get away with, without using riser pads? I love being low to the ground but wheel bite's a bitch..

I'm thinking the 56mm's?





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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1216 on: July 03, 2017, 09:30:41 PM »
Any recommendations for cruiser wheel/bearing setup?

Edit: just read the above suggestions for the bombers, those looks decent. Still lost when it comes to bearings though. I've only skated flip HKD bearings for my entire skate life.

I suggest OJs Keyframes and whatever bearings you like. As for wheel size, the bigger they are, the smoother the ride. I'm running 54 mm Keyframes on my other cruiser with a normal popsicle deck and the only difference to my main setup (54 mm wheels also) is that it's way grippier and will go much nicer over rough stuff. Then I have another cruiser with 60 mm Ricta Clouds with a shaped deck. Even though I prefer Keyframes to Clouds, the set up with the Clouds goes smoother due to the bigger wheel size. You do notice the bigger wheel size when pushing especially since I put risers on that setup but I don't really mind it as the point was to set up a wide and smooth ride, not something similar to my main setup. So, it really depends on what you want from your cruiser.

This has been really helpful, thanks! What do you think would be the biggest wheel size I can get away with, without using riser pads? I love being low to the ground but wheel bite's a bitch..

I'm thinking the 56mm's?

It all depends on what you like and what trucks you have and how they're set up. I run 54 mm wheels normally with Indys or Aces and with Indys I still get wheelbite every now and then but it's manageable enough.

I put 1/8" risers on the cruiser with 60 mm wheels to get the same clearance as 54 mm wheels with no risers and I like it. I personally like a deep turn though. I have 1/4" risers laying around too, but I couldn't set them up when i set up the cruiser cuz I didn't have long enough bolts. Might change it up sometime to see if I'd like an even deeper turn better. Personally I don't think I would use wheels bigger than 54 mm without risers, but it really is personal preference.

Also worth taking into account with soft wheels that wheelbite is much worse than with hard wheels due to how grippy the wheels are. You'll get pitched way easier.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1217 on: July 03, 2017, 10:03:25 PM »
Any recommendations for cruiser wheel/bearing setup?

Edit: just read the above suggestions for the bombers, those looks decent. Still lost when it comes to bearings though. I've only skated flip HKD bearings for my entire skate life.

I suggest OJs Keyframes and whatever bearings you like. As for wheel size, the bigger they are, the smoother the ride. I'm running 54 mm Keyframes on my other cruiser with a normal popsicle deck and the only difference to my main setup (54 mm wheels also) is that it's way grippier and will go much nicer over rough stuff. Then I have another cruiser with 60 mm Ricta Clouds with a shaped deck. Even though I prefer Keyframes to Clouds, the set up with the Clouds goes smoother due to the bigger wheel size. You do notice the bigger wheel size when pushing especially since I put risers on that setup but I don't really mind it as the point was to set up a wide and smooth ride, not something similar to my main setup. So, it really depends on what you want from your cruiser.

This has been really helpful, thanks! What do you think would be the biggest wheel size I can get away with, without using riser pads? I love being low to the ground but wheel bite's a bitch..

I'm thinking the 56mm's?

It all depends on what you like and what trucks you have and how they're set up. I run 54 mm wheels normally with Indys or Aces and with Indys I still get wheelbite every now and then but it's manageable enough.

I put 1/8" risers on the cruiser with 60 mm wheels to get the same clearance as 54 mm wheels with no risers and I like it. I personally like a deep turn though. I have 1/4" risers laying around too, but I couldn't set them up when i set up the cruiser cuz I didn't have long enough bolts. Might change it up sometime to see if I'd like an even deeper turn better. Personally I don't think I would use wheels bigger than 54 mm without risers, but it really is personal preference.

Also worth taking into account with soft wheels that wheelbite is much worse than with hard wheels due to how grippy the wheels are. You'll get pitched way easier.

This. With soft wheels you'll want your trucks a lot higher than usual (however high you'd set them for a regular wheels, add another 1/8th of an inch), wheel bite with hard wheels is annoying, with softies.. its death.

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1218 on: July 04, 2017, 12:42:22 AM »
Any recommendations for cruiser wheel/bearing setup?

Edit: just read the above suggestions for the bombers, those looks decent. Still lost when it comes to bearings though. I've only skated flip HKD bearings for my entire skate life.

I suggest OJs Keyframes and whatever bearings you like. As for wheel size, the bigger they are, the smoother the ride. I'm running 54 mm Keyframes on my other cruiser with a normal popsicle deck and the only difference to my main setup (54 mm wheels also) is that it's way grippier and will go much nicer over rough stuff. Then I have another cruiser with 60 mm Ricta Clouds with a shaped deck. Even though I prefer Keyframes to Clouds, the set up with the Clouds goes smoother due to the bigger wheel size. You do notice the bigger wheel size when pushing especially since I put risers on that setup but I don't really mind it as the point was to set up a wide and smooth ride, not something similar to my main setup. So, it really depends on what you want from your cruiser.

This has been really helpful, thanks! What do you think would be the biggest wheel size I can get away with, without using riser pads? I love being low to the ground but wheel bite's a bitch..

I'm thinking the 56mm's?

It all depends on what you like and what trucks you have and how they're set up. I run 54 mm wheels normally with Indys or Aces and with Indys I still get wheelbite every now and then but it's manageable enough.

I put 1/8" risers on the cruiser with 60 mm wheels to get the same clearance as 54 mm wheels with no risers and I like it. I personally like a deep turn though. I have 1/4" risers laying around too, but I couldn't set them up when i set up the cruiser cuz I didn't have long enough bolts. Might change it up sometime to see if I'd like an even deeper turn better. Personally I don't think I would use wheels bigger than 54 mm without risers, but it really is personal preference.

Also worth taking into account with soft wheels that wheelbite is much worse than with hard wheels due to how grippy the wheels are. You'll get pitched way easier.

This. With soft wheels you'll want your trucks a lot higher than usual (however high you'd set them for a regular wheels, add another 1/8th of an inch), wheel bite with hard wheels is annoying, with softies.. its death.

I had no idea - You fellas are life savers.

Well, I decided on Spitfire 58mm Spitfire Chargers. I also grabbed 2 sets of 1/8" risers (incase 1/8" isn't enough clearance). I had my eye on OJ keyframes but caught these for a great price online.

Thanks again for all the advice, Pals.





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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1219 on: September 15, 2017, 05:43:34 PM »
Little 1991 inspired cruiser:

REAL TG 9.1 with a small wheelbase of 14"
149s on 1/4"  risers
56 80hd/ Indy Blacks

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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1220 on: September 17, 2017, 12:39:12 PM »
Little 1991 inspired cruiser:

REAL TG 9.1 with a small wheelbase of 14"
149s on 1/4"  risers
56 80hd/ Indy Blacks



Been looking at this board, but I ride 159s. I haven't found/seen the board in person. Based on what you've seen, will 159s be too wide on the back?

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« Reply #1221 on: September 17, 2017, 03:53:31 PM »
159s will probably be a better fit than the 149s I have on it.

Unfortunately, I slipped out in traffic and the board went under an Audio and is now in 2 pieces. First session, so bummed.



But the local skate shop hooked up a bit of a deal on this Krooked....

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« Reply #1222 on: September 17, 2017, 05:25:01 PM »
159s will probably be a better fit than the 149s I have on it.

Unfortunately, I slipped out in traffic and the board went under an Audio and is now in 2 pieces. First session, so bummed.



But the local skate shop hooked up a bit of a deal on this Krooked....


Slipped out in traffic or hit a pebble, ate shit and focused your setup?

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« Reply #1223 on: September 17, 2017, 06:01:40 PM »
Last time I focussed a board I felt like I took a few hundred steps back on the slow road to enlightenment. Fuck that.

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« Reply #1224 on: September 17, 2017, 10:07:40 PM »
That really breaks my heart. My condolences..





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Re: Post Your Cruiser
« Reply #1225 on: September 18, 2017, 03:50:22 PM »
Looking at maybe getting a cruiser to get around, but have never really experimented with them

I have my eyes on this Krooked Zig Zagger, a buddy of mine had one and it was the perfect shape but he had BIG wheels on it.

http://www.tactics.com/krooked/zig-zagger-86-skateboard-deck/racing

Truck/wheel recommendations? I want something that can get over rough-ish terrain but still feel like a real board/hit a curb every once and while

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« Reply #1226 on: September 18, 2017, 05:47:20 PM »
Looking at maybe getting a cruiser to get around, but have never really experimented with them

I have my eyes on this Krooked Zig Zagger, a buddy of mine had one and it was the perfect shape but he had BIG wheels on it.

http://www.tactics.com/krooked/zig-zagger-86-skateboard-deck/racing

Truck/wheel recommendations? I want something that can get over rough-ish terrain but still feel like a real board/hit a curb every once and while

I would recommend indy 159s, they're not overly wide (so you can use it on a non-cruising set up), but they help a taller ride feel better.

And if you want to still feel like you're riding something close to a real board, stay under 58mm or so IMO. Once you get to 60mm and over it gets really out of hand with ollies and such.

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« Reply #1227 on: September 18, 2017, 05:58:33 PM »
That really breaks my heart. My condolences..

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« Reply #1228 on: September 18, 2017, 06:42:17 PM »
Looking at maybe getting a cruiser to get around, but have never really experimented with them

I have my eyes on this Krooked Zig Zagger, a buddy of mine had one and it was the perfect shape but he had BIG wheels on it.

http://www.tactics.com/krooked/zig-zagger-86-skateboard-deck/racing

Truck/wheel recommendations? I want something that can get over rough-ish terrain but still feel like a real board/hit a curb every once and while

I would recommend indy 159s, they're not overly wide (so you can use it on a non-cruising set up), but they help a taller ride feel better.

And if you want to still feel like you're riding something close to a real board, stay under 58mm or so IMO. Once you get to 60mm and over it gets really out of hand with ollies and such.


I should probably size up the trucks on my Zig Zagger. I think I've got like 147s on it or something. :p

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« Reply #1229 on: September 18, 2017, 07:23:25 PM »
That really breaks my heart. My condolences..

Thanks Pals. Literally 15 mins into its debut ride... The driver called me 'irresponsible.' I agreed with him and walked away with a piece of board in each hand.
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