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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3810 on: May 26, 2018, 08:27:19 PM »
If it was reg hangar and reg baseplate it wasn’t the new ones as they are now. The old ones had a baseplate where the bushings sat directly on it like a built in washer, this one is different angles and a bottom washer for better turning. The old ones were hollow and magnesium just like these but these are different the hanger is way different and these are a bit heavier than the regs were so I doubt what you tried is like these. I’m taking some comparison photos between these and the regs now there’s alot noticeably different. My first impressions is they don’t turn like the regs which were kind of harsh precision turn that bottomed out quick with a fast rebound. These feel comfortable and surfy forsure, deeper and they feel less like uncontrollable air when popping, beefier and more solid. Softer bushings too. But time will tell haven’t grinded them yet. Is it ericsentianen the designer you are talking about?

Yeah I saw the pic of the prototype baseplate he had up and asked and he said he’s let me try a prototype hangar

Yeah the prototype compared to the final the only thing I got from similarity was probably the height and an experimental geometry that wasn’t the final

The final result though everything except height is different compared to the ones he sent me

I wish dlx would just re-release the classic 149er but as the 149er low and shave some excess weight and I would straye from mini logo for them 100%

I had them but they were kinda heavy but had such solid feel and control
You interested in trying them? I would need to know your address for shipping but I’m serious I’d get some for you to try. I’m gonna try mini logo next forsure. Even if they are ugly a/f

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« Reply #3811 on: May 27, 2018, 09:43:16 AM »
thunder lights high or thunder hollow lights high for an all around truck?

All around? Team Hollows.

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« Reply #3812 on: May 27, 2018, 11:19:31 AM »
thunder lights high or thunder hollow lights high for an all around truck?

All around? Team Hollows.

hell yeah. thanks.

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« Reply #3813 on: May 27, 2018, 01:54:36 PM »
I got the 148's team hollows.....super nice truck...haven't had much of a wheel bite problem, love how they turn...8.25 is a little more stable.  I'd recommend them.

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« Reply #3814 on: May 27, 2018, 03:43:04 PM »
I've been trying to get old kingpins out of a pair of Indy baseplates for the last few days. Hammer, c-clip, I've tried it all. Anything I can do to help loosen them up to remove the kingpin? Should I heat them or warm them up in some way?



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« Reply #3815 on: May 27, 2018, 04:21:22 PM »
I've been trying to get old kingpins out of a pair of Indy baseplates for the last few days. Hammer, c-clip, I've tried it all. Anything I can do to help loosen them up to remove the kingpin? Should I heat them or warm them up in some way?

Cast or Forged?  If forged, good luck. If cast, take them to a parking block with a hole on the top (where they slide it onto the rebar) use a cloth, wrap the plate up, place the pin over the hole and whackit with a ten ton hammer, son.

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« Reply #3816 on: May 27, 2018, 05:22:07 PM »
If you do enough slappys it will knock your king pin loose. All my front trucks are like that.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3817 on: May 27, 2018, 11:37:02 PM »
I've been trying to get old kingpins out of a pair of Indy baseplates for the last few days. Hammer, c-clip, I've tried it all. Anything I can do to help loosen them up to remove the kingpin? Should I heat them or warm them up in some way?


I use a product by bel-ray oils called "6 in 1" shits magic. Also get a heat gun or hair dryer and heat it up really good. You can apply a serious amount of heat without and troubles other than burning yourself. Probably best to hold the baseplate in a vice.

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« Reply #3818 on: May 28, 2018, 01:14:43 AM »
put the baseplates without pivot cups in oven 10 min full heat, magic trick

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« Reply #3819 on: May 28, 2018, 01:33:13 AM »
thunder lights high or thunder hollow lights high for an all around truck?

All around? Team Hollows.

hell yeah. thanks.

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« Reply #3820 on: May 28, 2018, 10:29:25 AM »
when you guys switch up trucks, do you also switch up deck wheelbses so the final wb is always the same? for example, if I usually skated Indys on a 14.25 wb, for thunders I would go to a deck with maybe a 14 wb since thunders have a slightly longer wb than Indys.

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« Reply #3821 on: May 28, 2018, 01:36:15 PM »
when you guys switch up trucks, do you also switch up deck wheelbses so the final wb is always the same? for example, if I usually skated Indys on a 14.25 wb, for thunders I would go to a deck with maybe a 14 wb since thunders have a slightly longer wb than Indys.
i think you mean indys have a longer wb than thunder. youd probably want 14.5 with thunder and 14.25 with indy

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« Reply #3822 on: May 28, 2018, 01:45:34 PM »
when you guys switch up trucks, do you also switch up deck wheelbses so the final wb is always the same? for example, if I usually skated Indys on a 14.25 wb, for thunders I would go to a deck with maybe a 14 wb since thunders have a slightly longer wb than Indys.
i think you mean indys have a longer wb than thunder. youd probably want 14.5 with thunder and 14.25 with indy

Thunders definitely have a longer wb than Indys

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« Reply #3823 on: May 28, 2018, 04:16:50 PM »
when you guys switch up trucks, do you also switch up deck wheelbses so the final wb is always the same? for example, if I usually skated Indys on a 14.25 wb, for thunders I would go to a deck with maybe a 14 wb since thunders have a slightly longer wb than Indys.
i think you mean indys have a longer wb than thunder. youd probably want 14.5 with thunder and 14.25 with indy

Thunders definitely have a longer wb than Indys

This. Though it's a couple years outdated this guy's chart is still fairly accurate.

Short to long,

Ace/Theeve > Indy > Thunder > Venture

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« Reply #3824 on: May 29, 2018, 06:34:54 AM »
I do think wheelbases are a big deal but axle placement also affects the fulcrum point of your tail/nose which likely plays a bigger part in the feel of your setup. Even if you change decks to equalize your wheelbase, it's still going to feel way different.


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« Reply #3825 on: May 30, 2018, 11:19:39 AM »
Was wondering how an 8.25 deck with thunder 147s rides? Lot of the boards I see and like are that width but I just bought 147s.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3826 on: May 30, 2018, 11:55:47 AM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad

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« Reply #3827 on: May 30, 2018, 11:56:46 AM »
Was wondering how an 8.25 deck with thunder 147s rides? Lot of the boards I see and like are that width but I just bought 147s.

It will skate just fine; you could always drop down to 8.18" if you had access.

I can't skate 8s anymore decks or trucks; 8.18 min (and it has to be a full shape to boot).

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3828 on: May 30, 2018, 03:22:35 PM »
put the baseplates without pivot cups in oven 10 min full heat, magic trick
Going to try this tonight, thank you



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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3829 on: May 30, 2018, 04:50:15 PM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad

Put them in your trucks and skate them?

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« Reply #3830 on: May 30, 2018, 05:59:42 PM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad

Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

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« Reply #3831 on: May 30, 2018, 06:24:55 PM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad

Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

I had a set of white meds that seemed to get harder as they sat - compared to my black meds which are noticeably softer (unless it is a pigment thing).

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« Reply #3832 on: May 30, 2018, 07:04:36 PM »
Iím not currently riding them, but Iíve always had a soft spot for Ventures.  If thunder and Indy had a baby, I think they would be Ventures.  They are a nice middle ground of having a little more meat on them than thunders but not as heavy as Indyís. 

I feel like they are super underrated.  It might also be a little bit of nostalgic sentimentality on my part because I happened to be riding some hand-me-down Ventures when I really fell in love with skating and started really progressing.

Curious to know what everyone else thinks about them.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3833 on: May 30, 2018, 07:08:56 PM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad

Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

I had a set of white meds that seemed to get harder as they sat - compared to my black meds which are noticeably softer (unless it is a pigment thing).

Mine could have too, i wasn't paying a great deal of attention and haven't any fresh ones to compare, but sounds pretty reasonable

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3834 on: May 30, 2018, 10:18:34 PM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad

Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

I had a set of white meds that seemed to get harder as they sat - compared to my black meds which are noticeably softer (unless it is a pigment thing).

Mine could have too, i wasn't paying a great deal of attention and haven't any fresh ones to compare, but sounds pretty reasonable

I thought i noticed the yellow part detaching from the bushing so that's why i thought they might be fucked

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« Reply #3835 on: May 30, 2018, 10:26:19 PM »
if the core bit is coming out then yeah that's a bit more of a problem, id still say skate them, bones dont last forever anyway

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3836 on: May 31, 2018, 07:06:04 AM »
Iím not currently riding them, but Iíve always had a soft spot for Ventures.  If thunder and Indy had a baby, I think they would be Ventures.  They are a nice middle ground of having a little more meat on them than thunders but not as heavy as Indyís. 

I feel like they are super underrated.  It might also be a little bit of nostalgic sentimentality on my part because I happened to be riding some hand-me-down Ventures when I really fell in love with skating and started really progressing.

Curious to know what everyone else thinks about them.

I agree that Ventures seem to be underrated around here, I'm surprised to see so few people going for them. I bounce back and forth between Thunder and Venture, but lately I've been appreciating the stability and grind clearance of Ventures. I feel like I can grind and slide through the shittiest of ledges and roll over rough ground with them and not be as jostled or get pitched as often as I would with Thunder. Indy for me has always felt too heavy and just not for me.

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« Reply #3837 on: May 31, 2018, 07:11:11 AM »
ive never skated em, but I get psyched when I see people skate Ventures... makes me think of 00's AVE and/or other ledge skaters of that era.  glad to see they are getting a resurgence
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« Reply #3838 on: May 31, 2018, 07:35:03 AM »
Venture is the all time street truck....if Gonz was to put a board in the smithsonian it'd have Ventures.  The other thing about Vemtures which is sick is the tshirts and the hats.....you kinda can't wear them unless you skate them. 

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« Reply #3839 on: May 31, 2018, 07:52:56 AM »
Venture is the all time street truck....if Gonz was to put a board in the smithsonian it'd have Ventures.  The other thing about Vemtures which is sick is the tshirts and the hats.....you kinda can't wear them unless you skate them.

Yeah Iíd definitely get a venture t shirt if itís on sale.  I predict that ventures will become pretty trendy in about 5 years.  I donít have any evidence of this, just a gut feeling.