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139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:55:49 AM »
i'm thinking about go up in size but i don't want to loose my flip tricks...my current set up is a 8.125 with 139, and i'd like to try a 8.25 with 149 but i hesitate...i know Reynolds prefers 139's even if he rides 8.5 boards
i know it's a current question in the setup thread but feel free to share your experience in this one

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2014, 11:13:24 AM »
I just set up some 149`ersa few weeks ago.
Didn`t make a gib difference. It feels more stable while setting the feet in position for flip tricks.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 11:52:21 AM »
skating 149's on an 8.25 right now and it feels better than the 139s i had on before. more stable and i think a better turn. i'm diggin' it and don't think i'll switch back.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2014, 11:54:13 AM »
i'm thinking about go up in size but i don't want to loose my flip tricks...my current set up is a 8.125 with 139, and i'd like to try a 8.25 with 149 but i hesitate...i know Reynolds prefers 139's even if he rides 8.5 boards
i know it's a current question in the setup thread but feel free to share your experience in this one

Haha, I get "Loose" because you're talking about trucks HAHAHA, nice.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2014, 12:11:40 PM »
yeah, this is the foreign humor haha

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2014, 12:30:10 PM »
Get the crail truck 145mm right in the middle  ;)

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2014, 12:36:47 PM »
If Spartans skateboarder they would ride Indy 149s and a 8.25

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2014, 02:36:36 PM »
149s

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2014, 03:51:08 PM »
Unless you're a super tech skate... 149s feel way better on 8.25" and up board. Nicer turn, more grind surface and you'll get used to the rest.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2014, 03:58:39 PM »
I would consider myself very much a tech guy and have no problems with flip tricks on an 8.5 board and 149's. It might feel a tad big at first, but you'll adjust more quickly than you expect. The whole setup just feels better and more stable on 149's in my experience. I wouldn't ride 139's on anything bigger than an 8.125 board.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2014, 06:48:51 PM »
149's on an 8.25 (or 8.38 even) is like the greatest skate feeling ever.  You will wonder how you made it on such narrow trucks.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2014, 07:00:17 PM »
Once you ride 149s you will never look back. You may even wonder how you ever rode 139s.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2014, 07:40:50 PM »
149's on an 8.25 (or 8.38 even) is like the greatest skate feeling ever.  You will wonder how you made it on such narrow trucks.
just set up a new 8.38 on Koston 149s today and felt fantastic. Much better than my 8.1

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2014, 10:46:34 PM »
so everyone is rooting for the 149's ? no 139's supporters ?

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2014, 01:51:38 AM »
so everyone is rooting for the 149's ? no 139's supporters ?

Ive tried to step up to 149's twice over the last year while trying 8.25's. The 8.25 is alright but with the bigger trucks, it just feels too big and clunky to me.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2014, 01:52:07 AM »
been alternating between 8.25 and 8.1s recently with reynolds hollow 149s. currently skating a FA 8.1 with the 149s and it feels great. took some getting used to at first but i don't see myself sizing down truck wise

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2014, 02:11:32 AM »
Get the crail truck 145mm right in the middle  ;)

That's the worst suggestion you could give.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2014, 02:13:47 AM »
so everyone is rooting for the 149's ? no 139's supporters ?

Ive tried to step up to 149's twice over the last year while trying 8.25's. The 8.25 is alright but with the bigger trucks, it just feels too big and clunky to me.

Same here, couldnt get down with the 149. 139 for life.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2014, 03:13:42 AM »
im riding super loose 149s/8.5 board and it feels great

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2014, 07:06:36 AM »
I tried to go from 8" Venture Highs to Indy 149s. I thought the board felt like a boat, it didn't turn as well, and I lost a half inch of wheelbase despite the deck having a longer WB than my old 8.12" deck.

While it was easier to slash pool coping, I didn't like the way it felt when I did the "standing slash" aka "not properly locked in 5-0".

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2014, 08:04:16 AM »
i used to skate 149 when i was riding 8.2 and up, and it was great. honestly tho they both feel somewhat similar if you match your board size up. my only complaint was when i started to ride smaller boards with the 149's i felt like my stability in grinds was way off, but that only makes sense.....

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2014, 09:49:09 AM »
if changing your truck size a 1/2 an inch causes you to lose your flip tricks, you never had them in the first place; you were just getting lucky.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #22 on: July 10, 2014, 11:44:06 AM »
Get the crail truck 145mm right in the middle  ;)

That's the worst suggestion you could give.
It is reasonable. 149rs are too wide for me and 139 too narrow. CRAIL happen to make pretty damn good metal.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #23 on: July 10, 2014, 12:54:39 PM »
I ride Thunder, but the 147 = Indy 149.

The 147 is good for 7.9" - 8.2"ish.

I was on the 145s on an 8.1" and it felt terrible. the 147s feel amazing. I'm probably going to stick to 8" - 8.2" for the foreseeable future.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #24 on: July 10, 2014, 01:18:59 PM »
I ride Thunder, but the 147 = Indy 149.

The 147 is good for 7.9" - 8.2"ish.

I was on the 145s on an 8.1" and it felt terrible. the 147s feel amazing. I'm probably going to stick to 8" - 8.2" for the foreseeable future.

Nah bruh, the 147 is like indy 139. 145's are like 129's and are made for little baby children that rides their bike to school with an orange flag swingin from the back, thats why they felt terrible on a young adult sized skateboard.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #25 on: July 10, 2014, 02:21:37 PM »
i think i'll stay with the 139's till they make 145's indys...thanks for the feedbacks pals

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2014, 03:04:52 PM »
so everyone is rooting for the 149's ? no 139's supporters ?
I like 139's in Indy but 44's in Aces. I change board size quite regularly and recently I've been 8.125 or under so have been sticking with the Indy's.

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2014, 07:38:11 PM »
8.25 + 149 = you're fucking stupid if you dont

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2014, 08:41:02 PM »
If you really have the flip tricks on lock you wouldn't lose it

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Re: 139 vs 149 - pro and cons
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2014, 09:35:37 PM »
If you really have the flip tricks on lock you wouldn't lose it


^^^^^ bingo
I ride 169's on a 8.6  and my homies can still do flip tricks on my board.