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Gear that you tried and didnít like
« on: December 27, 2017, 09:53:29 PM »
Basically anything you tried and thought was pretty shitty.

Iíll start this off with Bronson G3s. Was recommended them as a cheaper alternative to Swiss with the same performance. They were fast at first, but after the first month they felt like crap. Shouldíve just stuck to Swiss.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2017, 10:18:49 PM »
Adidas Stan Smith vulc and Huf Hufnagel 2

Stan smiths hurt walking let alone skating

Huf 2 was slippery and "unresponsive"

Krux aren't all they are cracked up to be either

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 10:51:08 PM »
Basically anything you tried and thought was pretty shitty.

Iíll start this off with Bronson G3s. Was recommended them as a cheaper alternative to Swiss with the same performance. They were fast at first, but after the first month they felt like crap. Shouldíve just stuck to Swiss.

Seconded. These all broke almost simultaneously for me after a few months. Even Reds are better

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 11:09:48 PM »
the fuck would you ever buy bearings that aren't Bones?  are you stupid?

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 11:16:01 PM »
Been riding indy's exclusively since 96. Tried some thunders last year. Hated them.

Basically ride 8" boards and when I order them online, the majority work out. Had one Heroin I ordered and just never got along with it. Gave to my buddies kid.


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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 11:16:41 PM »
the fuck would you ever buy bearings that aren't Bones?  are you stupid?

More like a man-child and hyped on a team. Damn you Andale

Girl Pop Secret, felt dead on the first day and had close to nothing for concave

Enjoi Impact Plus, too flat

Huf Soto, lack of arch support

Any grip that isn't Mob

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 11:45:49 PM »
Adidas Stan Smith vulc
terrible terrible shoe...
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Re: Gear that you tried and didn’t like
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 02:42:53 AM »
Emerica Figgy shoe... comfortable, good cupsole support, flick felt nice, but the shoe upper is too thin for my taste. To me it felt like ankle sock boosted with rubber sole.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2017, 04:30:26 AM »
The one set of OJ wheels I had felt plasticy and slow

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2017, 04:41:16 AM »
venture 5.25's - after coming off thunder 149's these things just sucked.

welcome soul splitter - love to love punk point boards but the nose felt small as hell.

emerica indicator - the whole cloth sole thing was not working out for me.

etnies jameson HT - i thought shoes couldn't be "too high" and then i got these.

huf socks - don't make you skate better.

any adidas shoe - just doesn't feel right ever.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2017, 05:08:31 AM »
-Adidas matchcourts
-Thunder 149er team editions
-Bronson G3s....love the Bronson logo but like people stated above they die after a few weeks :(
-Real Full Shape....never understood the hype around real
-Transworld Skateboard Magazine....Thrasher is the only skate magazine I recognize.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2017, 05:30:16 AM »
Every few years I get it in my head that I should skate some Vans.  I like chilling in them and the outlet nearby always has smokin deals. 

So grippy.  Such board feel.  Then I bail one flip trick, stomp on the concrete from 1 ft in the air and realize once again that I cannot skate this shit.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2017, 05:34:15 AM »
the polar k1/p9 shape is flat as shit, and the tail is weird and at the worse angle. on indys i could barely do anything but flip tricks. really put me off shaped boards for now
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2017, 06:21:39 AM »
Wayward wheels are dog shit

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 06:38:37 AM »
I've been noticing a ton of people have seemed to have bad luck with the Bronson G3's.  I've been riding a set for a while now and I thought they were pretty good.  I didn't feel like they've slowed down or anything like everyone else has reported, but it has made me paranoid that maybe I just "think" they're fast because I'm used to them.  There was another post where a lot of people where showing love for Indy Blacks, and I found a good deal on a set so I'm going to give them a shot.

I know I'm in the minority on this but I just can't get the setup right on Indy trucks.  I had a set and I kept changing bushings and adjusting the tightness all of the time trying to get it to where I felt stable.  Eventually, I got a set of Thunder 149 team highs and once I put bones medium bushings on them, the setup worked really well and I finally feel comfortable on them.  Someone gave me a set of Krux 8.25's and they aren't bad, but I am constantly messing with the bushings and tightness on those too.
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2017, 06:44:23 AM »
Wayward wheels are dog shit
I just bought a pair on sale :(
(luckily I also have a pair of spitfire classics F4 99s on ice in case the are that bad)
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2017, 07:02:55 AM »
Oj hot juice 60mm for my cruiser, the edges crumbled and cracked just thinking about a powerslide

Replaced them with 78duro 53mm ricta clouds and now I'm a happy camper

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2017, 07:18:22 AM »
the fuck would you ever buy bearings that aren't Bones?  are you stupid?

This for not trusting my gut.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2017, 08:23:25 AM »
Been riding indy's exclusively since 96. Tried some thunders last year. Hated them.

Basically ride 8" boards and when I order them online, the majority work out. Had one Heroin I ordered and just never got along with it. Gave to my buddies kid.

I am reading this as "Gave heroin to my buddies kid." And it is making me not mind work. Thanks!
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2017, 08:29:56 AM »
Reflex bearings back in 2000. I got the Abec-5s I think. The balks shot out of the bearings in about an hour. I sent them to DNA and they sent me back Abec-7s. Same thing happened in maybe 15 minutes. Went back to Swiss.

Also tried Darkstar wheels cuz Mullen and hated them intensely.

Ricta wheels felt like hard plastic shit when I tried those as well.

Lakai shoes are hit or miss to me. Team models I've liked better than pro.

Tensor trucks in 2001 I tried for maybe 1 day. Couldn't even ride those. Sold em on eBay.

I used to ride Girl decks a lot in 99-01 even though I knew the quality sucked? I just wanted Mariano and Sheffey boards. Then I'd skate AWS and feel like a dumb dumb for even touching those boards. Didn't like yet kept purchasing. Good times
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2017, 08:37:37 AM »
emerica indicator - the whole cloth sole thing was not working out for me.

huf socks - don't make you skate better.

any adidas shoe - just doesn't feel right ever.
I had the Indicator Low and they didnít have the cloth sole. They were stitched in the right areas and had good cushioning/boardfeel.

Ha, theyíre just comfortable and thicker...good if you have shoes that stretched a bit too much. The performance ones have grip on the bottoms, which is good when you get sweaty.

We have completely different feet. Adidas always feels good except for Stan Smiths and Matchcourts.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2017, 08:48:34 AM »
the polar k1/p9 shape is flat as shit, and the tail is weird and at the worse angle. on indys i could barely do anything but flip tricks. really put me off shaped boards for now
I had that shape too and I didn't like it. tapered super weirdly in my opinion

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2017, 09:00:39 AM »
Reynolds' new shoe - too thick for me - rolled my ankle
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2017, 09:10:05 AM »
Iím gonna vent about that Stan smith vulc more.... it honestly blows me away that Diego Najera skates those things.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2017, 09:14:32 AM »

Did anyone ever give this stuff a try? I always felt like lighting your money on fire and watching it burn would be more effective use of the dollar. 
Am I wrong? What does this one method accomplish that a sweaty hand with repeated heavy slaps can't?
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2017, 09:50:38 AM »
I just haven't had good luck with indy. I love the turn when they're wobbly loose, but the axle threads always seem to get fucked up super easy, grind feel stickier than other trucks, and they require too much tinkering with bushings and washers before they turn well. Gonna get me some Thunder 151 when I get paid next.

Bought a P2 deck cause I thought it would hold up in the humidity. Nose and tail were chipped to shit after three weeks and the pop was completely gone.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2017, 10:01:29 AM »
a girl deck few years ago, broke on a switch fip on flat after 1 week, shittiest board ever

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2017, 10:56:39 AM »
Basically anything you tried and thought was pretty shitty.

Iíll start this off with Bronson G3s. Was recommended them as a cheaper alternative to Swiss with the same performance. They were fast at first, but after the first month they felt like crap. Shouldíve just stuck to Swiss.

Seconded. These all broke almost simultaneously for me after a few months. Even Reds are better

I tried a pair of the Bronsons when I was given a free pair. Seemed great for the first week, then all the bearing cages broke apart at the same time. Went right back to swiss and have been on the same set for over a year now.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2017, 11:01:25 AM »
99'- I regretted a Blind board that snapped on a 180 down a set.
00's-Any truck that wasn't a Indy just didn't flow right or grind right,I've heard good things about Ace but I just bought new 149s so it'll be a while.

Same situation with any wheel thats not Spitfire, Revolution wheels sucked,Darkstar wheels were like riding jaw breakers,Rictas were okay at first then turned to dogshit after a month.

I also regret not buying Hard Luck bearings sooner,they are great.

Rowley solos fucked up my toes,I had bad luck in the AV classics a few years back. The last Lakais I had fell off my feet,literally. I dodged a bullet trying on Supras before impulse buying them,the insole felt like a sandal.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2017, 11:07:16 AM »
I realized in the summer that I like boards with a 14 - 14.25 wheelbase because I can't really nosemanny with a longer wheelbase. I tried a bunch of different type boards with longer wheelbases and never could figure out why I sucked at some of my normal tricks until I set up a baker b16.

I'm also not a fan of the tails on the shaped boards that I've had. Like on a nimbus 5000 the board is 8.75 but it tapers so much that the tail feels way too small and short.
That said, I really would like to try the Dane1 Polar shape because it has a short wheelbase, and those curves are sexy as fuck.