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Polar P1
« on: May 24, 2015, 06:43:26 AM »
I bought one as a cruiser but then decided to skate it as my regular board.

Are there any other similar shapes to this about? Really enjoyed skating it.
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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 07:48:16 AM »
The p5 is similar with less taper but similar squared tail and rounded nose.
Same Wheelbase and length.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 08:06:32 AM »

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 01:26:35 AM »
Skated the P3 shape as my normal skate deck and loved it.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2015, 06:11:30 PM »
Skated the P3 shape as my normal skate deck and loved it.

Strangely enough, I usually skate a 8.1 or so and bought the p1 thinking it was 8.25, it slowly dawned on me that it was 8.75, but didn't really feel too wide at all.

May buy another.
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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2015, 06:42:41 PM »
where can i know the differences between the shapes and stuff

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2015, 06:49:27 PM »
where can i know the differences between the shapes and stuff

Theres even more P shapes now but there's this chart


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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2015, 12:07:55 AM »
Skated the P3 shape as my normal skate deck and loved it.

Strangely enough, I usually skate a 8.1 or so and bought the p1 thinking it was 8.25, it slowly dawned on me that it was 8.75, but didn't really feel too wide at all.

May buy another.
Yeah I was skeptical buying it cause I even knew the size going in but I really liked it too, had no trouble flipping my board still.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2015, 06:41:17 PM »
Sorry to bump this but I'm going to pick up a couple more and was wondering what the "widest point nose 7.0" means?
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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2015, 06:51:15 PM »
The wording is a little weird but it's meant to be width then nose.  For example the P1 is 8.75 at the widest point (it tapers toward the rear) and has a 7.125 Nose

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2015, 06:51:29 PM »
Sorry to bump this but I'm going to pick up a couple more and was wondering what the "widest point nose 7.0" means?
Where it says 'widest point' it's referring to the width. These boards taper except the P5 I think, so 8.75 at the widest point, tapering smaller toward the tail.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2015, 06:52:09 PM »
Widest point refers to the upper spot before the bolts where the deck is widest.
Nose is showing the length of the nose with measurements following.
Two separate aspects .

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2015, 06:52:48 PM »
Aren't we some helpful guys  ;D

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2015, 04:14:22 AM »
Thanks. Sorry, I was reading it weirdly. I see, if it said 8.75 (widest point), nose 7.125 may be I'd have got it. Bit slow today...

I'd actually like to know the width of the board at the truck end.

Still, I think I will pick up a P3 and P4. Really enjoyed the P1.

I was skating it with 8 inch Thunder highs and it seemed fine but would 149's suit it better?

Cheers for the replies and for listening to my banal questions!

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2015, 04:43:43 AM »
Hopefully this helps


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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2015, 07:46:33 AM »
And actually those are the old p1 measurements. Pontus posted about shortening the tail by 1/8 and the overall length too.
And we had one of each t the shop and it is a noticeable difference.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2015, 09:06:15 AM »
basically i'm using P3 and P1 switching beetwen the two of them.
great both the P1 if u need more space into ollie and having longer boards.
p3 is perfect for everythings.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2015, 05:04:26 AM »
Cheers for that Diagram Paco Supreme. Ive got a better idea of the dimensions.

So, am I right in saying thunder 149s would be too big for these boards, as the back trucks will hot rod out a bit?
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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2015, 07:01:46 AM »
Cheers for that Diagram Paco Supreme. Ive got a better idea of the dimensions.

So, am I right in saying thunder 149s would be too big for these boards, as the back trucks will hot rod out a bit?
No that is the size you would want, if you went with a 147 your front truck would be sitting way in and your back truck would be slightly as well.
I ride 149s on this set up fine.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2015, 08:49:39 AM »
I used 149s on this shape as well and don't think any other truck size wold work that well. In saying that, I did not get along with the P1 very well. The taper is pretty dramatic. I wasn't feeling how narrow it was towards the back truck.

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Re: Polar P1
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2015, 12:54:48 AM »
I used 149s on this shape as well and don't think any other truck size wold work that well. In saying that, I did not get along with the P1 very well. The taper is pretty dramatic. I wasn't feeling how narrow it was towards the back truck.
Exactly. I still have my p1 set up as a cruiser board. I've had 3 p5's and they're great.