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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #600 on: August 20, 2018, 11:02:59 PM »
Ryan Lay's are beasts! I'd like to try the 420s but I'd have to try them on (which is not going to happen where I currently live)

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #601 on: August 22, 2018, 08:38:34 PM »
My indecision is being a bitch right now and making debate on which shoes I should pick up.

Should I go tried and true and pick up another pair of the Ryan Lays?

Or do I try something new like the NM420/868?

Go way into left field and try some Globe eagles!

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #602 on: August 24, 2018, 05:50:03 PM »
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #603 on: August 24, 2018, 10:20:47 PM »
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?

Iíve always backed dwindle wood cause the best shape that always always worked for me

The full concave shape steep kicks

Is the best!! And these days theyíre really good, they made so much money they now do single cold press for each deck rather than the old way so each deck has a more consistent shape and so far I dig it
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #604 on: August 25, 2018, 02:33:35 AM »
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?
Same as always imo, not the best but above average.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #605 on: August 25, 2018, 03:17:53 AM »
I'm contemplating buying a whole 7.75" set up and I'm not even sure why.

I've been off the board for 6 weeks now. Might get the permission to start riding a bit again next week (fingers crossed!) I usually ride a 8.38" or a 8.5" with at least a 14.5" wheelbase but I was just thinking back some years ago when I tested a Penny size cruiser with a cork top and it was surprisingly fun and nimble. I guess I'm thinking of possibly getting some sort of same vibes from a 7.75" set up but I dunno. I've never skated small boards and I'm a big guy so it might be a total waste of money or it might be really fun. 🤔

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #606 on: August 25, 2018, 04:23:26 AM »
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?
Same as always imo, not the best but above average.

Well, I bit the bullet. 8.125 by 31.7. Says it has mellow concave and steep kicks, though standing on it they didnít seem overly steep.

Interested to see how it compares to the 8.06 krooked Iím currently skating, which feels pretty damn good.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #607 on: August 25, 2018, 08:11:34 AM »
I have the opportunity to get an Almost board pretty cheap. I havenít ridden any Dwindle wood for more than ten years. I know it wasnít the best back then. Whatís it like these days?
Same as always imo, not the best but above average.

Well, I bit the bullet. 8.125 by 31.7. Says it has mellow concave and steep kicks, though standing on it they didnít seem overly steep.

Interested to see how it compares to the 8.06 krooked Iím currently skating, which feels pretty damn good.
Iíve been riding nothing but bbs boards for many years now, couple of yrs ago my gf got me this palace board b/c it has some cute kittens on it so I gave it shot. Didnít like the dimension of that board but wood was okay imo, it felt impossible to break but still somehow ĒdeadĒ compared to bbs ones...
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #608 on: August 25, 2018, 09:05:02 AM »
I'm contemplating buying a whole 7.75" set up and I'm not even sure why.

I've been off the board for 6 weeks now. Might get the permission to start riding a bit again next week (fingers crossed!) I usually ride a 8.38" or a 8.5" with at least a 14.5" wheelbase but I was just thinking back some years ago when I tested a Penny size cruiser with a cork top and it was surprisingly fun and nimble. I guess I'm thinking of possibly getting some sort of same vibes from a 7.75" set up but I dunno. I've never skated small boards and I'm a big guy so it might be a total waste of money or it might be really fun. 🤔

You're thinking crazy because you haven't skated in 6 weeks. You're basically sending drunk texts at 3am. Just jerk off and go to sleep.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #609 on: August 25, 2018, 11:54:50 AM »
I'm contemplating buying a whole 7.75" set up and I'm not even sure why.

I've been off the board for 6 weeks now. Might get the permission to start riding a bit again next week (fingers crossed!) I usually ride a 8.38" or a 8.5" with at least a 14.5" wheelbase but I was just thinking back some years ago when I tested a Penny size cruiser with a cork top and it was surprisingly fun and nimble. I guess I'm thinking of possibly getting some sort of same vibes from a 7.75" set up but I dunno. I've never skated small boards and I'm a big guy so it might be a total waste of money or it might be really fun. 🤔

You're thinking crazy because you haven't skated in 6 weeks. You're basically sending drunk texts at 3am. Just jerk off and go to sleep.

Well, I was looking on maybe putting 70 mm longboard wheels on it with three sets of 1/8" Diamond risers, cuz they fit nicely on Aces, so maybe you're right.  :D

Your advice sounds good, I'm gonna go do just that.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #610 on: August 30, 2018, 08:53:37 PM »
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #611 on: August 30, 2018, 09:11:40 PM »
Slip on pro over owensÖ never had janoski slips, but they look pretty good maybe you should check them out

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #612 on: August 31, 2018, 08:05:14 AM »
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

owens are the best slip ons I've ever used, they fit my wide ass feet really nice and since its a "vlk" sole (vulc/cup hybrid) they're super supportive for a slip on too, if you catch a heavy primo you won't hate your life the next day.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #613 on: August 31, 2018, 08:19:46 AM »
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

owens are the best slip ons I've ever used, they fit my wide ass feet really nice and since its a "vlk" sole (vulc/cup hybrid) they're super supportive for a slip on too, if you catch a heavy primo you won't hate your life the next day.

if you're looking for slip ons, have you tried the emerica wino g6 slip on? i'm skating the white collin provost ones atm, and i really like them. right now you can buy two for $70 over at active.

https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027894
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027892
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-x-reserve-shoe-1000028145

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #614 on: August 31, 2018, 08:46:12 AM »
Can anyone comment on the Lakai Bristols? I haven't skated vulcs in a minute but they seem pretty nice and I'm feeling nostalgic for a pair of Lakais for whatever reason. My feet are super wide, so sizing advice would be appreciated especially.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #615 on: August 31, 2018, 08:48:10 AM »
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

owens are the best slip ons I've ever used, they fit my wide ass feet really nice and since its a "vlk" sole (vulc/cup hybrid) they're super supportive for a slip on too, if you catch a heavy primo you won't hate your life the next day.

if you're looking for slip ons, have you tried the emerica wino g6 slip on? i'm skating the white collin provost ones atm, and i really like them. right now you can buy two for $70 over at active.

https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027894
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-shoe-1000027892
https://www.activerideshop.com/collections/labor-day-sale/products/emerica-wino-g6-slip-on-x-reserve-shoe-1000028145

I was thinking about getting the Winos too but they don't look too good fuction wise. They look sorta flimsy. I'm skating my third pair of the Lakai Owen slip ons and they're amazing.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #616 on: August 31, 2018, 09:18:06 AM »
Can anyone comment on the Lakai Bristols? I haven't skated vulcs in a minute but they seem pretty nice and I'm feeling nostalgic for a pair of Lakais for whatever reason. My feet are super wide, so sizing advice would be appreciated especially.
Wide feet, donít do it. I got some that I really wanted to make work but I donít have the time or patience to try to break in a pair of shoes that are causing me pain out the box.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #617 on: August 31, 2018, 10:47:16 AM »
Can anyone comment on the Lakai Bristols? I haven't skated vulcs in a minute but they seem pretty nice and I'm feeling nostalgic for a pair of Lakais for whatever reason. My feet are super wide, so sizing advice would be appreciated especially.
Wide feet, donít do it. I got some that I really wanted to make work but I donít have the time or patience to try to break in a pair of shoes that are causing me pain out the box.

Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #618 on: September 01, 2018, 07:26:55 PM »
Some Lynx OG's, but i may have missed my chance, they're being sold on ebay for close to $200 and I'm just not that willing to spend that much  :( Anyone know of any size 11's for sale asking the original price or cheaper?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #619 on: September 02, 2018, 12:43:21 AM »
Some Lynx OG's, but i may have missed my chance, they're being sold on ebay for close to $200 and I'm just not that willing to spend that much  :( Anyone know of any size 11's for sale asking the original price or cheaper?
This is a long shot I know but in my country(Finland) they just donít sell, every shop has every colorway and size in stock so if I were you Iíd search them from EU, have no clue about how much shipping across pond would cost but Iíd say you still have pretty good chance to get them under 200$
https://en.beyondstore.fi/product/13066/ for example
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #620 on: September 02, 2018, 03:57:12 AM »
Some Lynx OG's, but i may have missed my chance, they're being sold on ebay for close to $200 and I'm just not that willing to spend that much  :( Anyone know of any size 11's for sale asking the original price or cheaper?
This is a long shot I know but in my country(Finland) they just donít sell, every shop has every colorway and size in stock so if I were you Iíd search them from EU, have no clue about how much shipping across pond would cost but Iíd say you still have pretty good chance to get them under 200$
https://en.beyondstore.fi/product/13066/ for example

Sweet, I'll take a look.  Thanks a lot for your help!!!

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #621 on: September 02, 2018, 11:11:33 AM »
I've been debating buying a camera. We have a VX1000 among our crew, but a lot of times schedules don't really align so I kinda wanna just get something on my own so we can at least have two cameras among us. I dunno if I'm gonna get a VX myself, but probably something comparable. Was considering a TRV900 cuz the prices are pretty reasonable for someone who likely isn't gonna exceed being a hobbyist.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #622 on: September 02, 2018, 11:31:59 AM »
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

may want to consider looking at the state keys. i found them to be slightly more comfortable than the vans slip ons with a slider wide foot.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #623 on: September 02, 2018, 09:33:48 PM »
I need help. Slip on pros or Lakai Owens? I already know how slip on pros are, I've had a bunch, I just want to see what else is out there.

may want to consider looking at the state keys. i found them to be slightly more comfortable than the vans slip ons with a slider wide foot.
Really? I had a pair I hated. Thought they were way narrow compared to slip on pros. They also made fart sounds every step I took too.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #624 on: September 04, 2018, 08:10:34 PM »
I was thinking about buying the Daniel Castillo guest board, but canít think of a reason.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #625 on: September 05, 2018, 08:39:23 AM »
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?

was going to put my 159s on it.

was also thinking about these --

https://proper-skateboarding.myshopify.com/products/cinex-mid-white
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #626 on: September 15, 2018, 12:16:46 AM »
Anybody running the Clear Weather shoes? I really want a pair


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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #627 on: September 15, 2018, 01:29:16 AM »
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?
Not really, regular generator they seem to be.
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« Reply #628 on: September 15, 2018, 05:00:05 PM »
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?
Not really, regular generator they seem to be.

I'd look at baker/deathwish or creature for a flatter 8.5

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #629 on: September 15, 2018, 08:30:55 PM »
a flat 8.5, are doomsayers flatish?

was going to put my 159s on it.

was also thinking about these --

https://proper-skateboarding.myshopify.com/products/cinex-mid-white

cinexs are great, been on and off skating my pair between vans pros, real stable but not super stiff by the ankle, alright insole and supportive and flexy midsole. boardfeel's pretty there for a cup.

not a lot of mid-high top cupsoles out there right now and these do me good. lotta compliments too
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