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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #30 on: December 28, 2017, 11:10:42 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.

rowley solos gave my pinky the worst blisters because of the stitching

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #31 on: December 28, 2017, 12:24:38 PM »
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.

rowley solos gave my pinky the worst blisters because of the stitching
Exactly! I've been soaking my feet in Epsom salt more than lately because of those shoes. It took leaving them in my car on a hot day to break in and feel comfortable,but a few flip tricks in my pinky toe gets jacked.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #32 on: December 28, 2017, 12:55:23 PM »
Adidas Stan Smith vulc
terrible terrible shoe...

Funny story... the killer on the first episode of John Walsh's The hunt episodes changes into a pair of these shoes in the woods after killing his family...rewound it a few times cuz it threw me off and sure nuff...Stan Smith vulcs :o

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #33 on: December 28, 2017, 03:56:34 PM »
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.

rowley solos gave my pinky the worst blisters because of the stitching
Exactly! I've been soaking my feet in Epsom salt more than lately because of those shoes. It took leaving them in my car on a hot day to break in and feel comfortable,but a few flip tricks in my pinky toe gets jacked.
I got two pairs of them on seperate occasions because I used to work at a shop that sold vans and it was the only time I was not thrilled to get free shoes. Solos were like the era pro only exponentially worse

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #34 on: December 28, 2017, 05:09:28 PM »
I really can't get into dlx boards. The long wheelbases don't go well with my stupid short legs. Every once in a while I'll cave and get a krooked board, thinking I'll get over the wheelbase but it never happens. I love the wood and the shape, but if they made an 8.25 x 31.5 with a 14 or 14.25 wheelbase I'd be set.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2017, 07:06:55 PM »
I really can't get into dlx boards. The long wheelbases don't go well with my stupid short legs. Every once in a while I'll cave and get a krooked board, thinking I'll get over the wheelbase but it never happens. I love the wood and the shape, but if they made an 8.25 x 31.5 with a 14 or 14.25 wheelbase I'd be set.

Dude...I am in the same boat!!

I love the boards but at times the wheel base gets to me and I canít snap a quick tiny rocket pop proper just for those big cracks and Iím doubting if I can even skate anymore

That feeling of a quick snap is all I want and itís 50/50 with a deluxe lately

Back then idk if they did do shorter wheel bases but damn my first real was the best board I ever had! It was a jt aultz the age of quarrel series, 8.25x31.8 I think or maybe 32 and it was so thin and light but strong as fuck and it popped so perfect every time and felt so good but then 2 deluxe boards later they didnít feel the same
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2017, 07:15:39 PM »
I really can't get into dlx boards. The long wheelbases don't go well with my stupid short legs. Every once in a while I'll cave and get a krooked board, thinking I'll get over the wheelbase but it never happens. I love the wood and the shape, but if they made an 8.25 x 31.5 with a 14 or 14.25 wheelbase I'd be set.

https://www.tactics.com/real/wair-shine-oval-825-full-shape-skateboard-deck

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #37 on: December 28, 2017, 07:44:23 PM »
I really can't get into dlx boards. The long wheelbases don't go well with my stupid short legs. Every once in a while I'll cave and get a krooked board, thinking I'll get over the wheelbase but it never happens. I love the wood and the shape, but if they made an 8.25 x 31.5 with a 14 or 14.25 wheelbase I'd be set.

https://www.tactics.com/real/wair-shine-oval-825-full-shape-skateboard-deck

14.25 wb
The 8.4Ē shape has the 14.25Ē wheelbase also.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #38 on: December 28, 2017, 07:47:12 PM »
Adidas Stan Smith vulc
terrible terrible shoe...

Funny story... the killer on the first episode of John Walsh's The hunt episodes changes into a pair of these shoes in the woods after killing his family...rewound it a few times cuz it threw me off and sure nuff...Stan Smith vulcs :o

So what youíre saying is if you like the shoe thereís something wrong with you?

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2017, 11:29:50 PM »


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.

Bought a pair of TK's shoe and the side blew out the same day I swapped insoles for a pair of FP Game changers. Got a pair of shifters on sale and the sole wore out quickly and the shoe hurt the joints connecting my toes to my feet. Kinda sketched out on trying anything else from them.

Adidas Stan Smith vulc
terrible terrible shoe...

Funny story... the killer on the first episode of John Walsh's The hunt episodes changes into a pair of these shoes in the woods after killing his family...rewound it a few times cuz it threw me off and sure nuff...Stan Smith vulcs :o

So what youíre saying is if you like the shoe thereís something wrong with you?

I'm not agreeing with this but, I rarely dislike people before meeting them and the one of the few people I do dislike from right off the bat owns a pair he uses often.
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2017, 11:36:11 PM »
Iím gonna vent about that Stan smith vulc more.... it honestly blows me away that Diego Najera skates those things.
like how do these dudes even walk in those joints? those internal stripes were like razor blades
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2017, 11:42:59 PM »
Adidas Stan Smith vulc
terrible terrible shoe...

Funny story... the killer on the first episode of John Walsh's The hunt episodes changes into a pair of these shoes in the woods after killing his family...rewound it a few times cuz it threw me off and sure nuff...Stan Smith vulcs :o
makes sense, you wouldnít be able to kill your family while wearing them because the shoes are too busy trying to murder your feet ;)
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #42 on: December 29, 2017, 05:07:44 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
looks like I might have dodged a bullet with that one as I wanted one for quite a while now. Stood on one in a skate shop and the owner was like, ďgood of you like a really long skinny noseĒ which is actually the opposite of what I was looking for. The shape still kinda teases me though... I think polar needs to shorten the wheelbase on a lot of their shaped models.
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #43 on: December 29, 2017, 05:33:13 AM »
any dwindle board i had. which luckily only were a few and years ago, that blind board i snapped after 2h of skating when i was 15 still haunts me.

tensors and ventures, of course.

any kinda pointy board in general.
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2017, 07:52:53 AM »


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.

Bought a pair of TK's shoe and the side blew out the same day I swapped insoles for a pair of FP Game changers. Got a pair of shifters on sale and the sole wore out quickly and the shoe hurt the joints connecting my toes to my feet. Kinda sketched out on trying anything else from them.

Adidas Stan Smith vulc
terrible terrible shoe...

Funny story... the killer on the first episode of John Walsh's The hunt episodes changes into a pair of these shoes in the woods after killing his family...rewound it a few times cuz it threw me off and sure nuff...Stan Smith vulcs :o

So what youíre saying is if you like the shoe thereís something wrong with you?

I'm not agreeing with this but, I rarely dislike people before meeting them and the one of the few people I do dislike from right off the bat owns a pair he uses often.
The soles on my eS Creager's went out pretty fast and made them unskateable until I shoe goo'd another sole on.
It's funny you mentioned the TK,because my homie swore they were the shit haha!

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #45 on: December 29, 2017, 08:36:44 AM »
An orange toque.....

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2017, 11:31:28 AM »
Ricta wheels: When you're 12, can't do most tricks, and get chunked out wheels and flat spots in a week, there's a problem.

Indy ABEC 5: Slowed down super fast and I had to clean them multiple times, the 7's were better, but still not great. Blacks are solid.

Bones Bushings: Tried mediums in Indy and Thunder, and they were way too tight. The blues are nice, but they tore in a few sessions. The mediums in Theeve are fine, but something doesn't feel right about Theeve and I don't know what it is.

Any griptape that isn't Mob

Thunder 147s: Way too low, the 149's are much better. Wish they would make a new version of the 147's that are the same as the 149's but not as wide.
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #47 on: December 29, 2017, 12:39:36 PM »
Had a Snack 8.38. Love the company but fuck that board and its mile-long tail.

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #48 on: December 29, 2017, 01:56:26 PM »
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.

Haha same!

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #49 on: December 29, 2017, 04:11:36 PM »
A friend gave me a Toy Machine board, shit was flat as fuck and heavy.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #50 on: December 29, 2017, 05:45:36 PM »
I really can't get into dlx boards. The long wheelbases don't go well with my stupid short legs. Every once in a while I'll cave and get a krooked board, thinking I'll get over the wheelbase but it never happens. I love the wood and the shape, but if they made an 8.25 x 31.5 with a 14 or 14.25 wheelbase I'd be set.
Anti-Hero usually comes out with a couple boards each drop that are 8.28 x 31.65 with a 14.12 WB.
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #51 on: December 29, 2017, 06:38:03 PM »
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.

Haha same!

Me too....I can skate pretty much any vulc except vans....

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #52 on: December 29, 2017, 07:08:45 PM »
A friend gave me a Toy Machine board, shit was flat as fuck and heavy.

In 2018 (if they havenít already) they are starting to use PS stix so fear no more

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #53 on: December 29, 2017, 07:45:03 PM »
Thunder 147s: Way too low, the 149's are much better. Wish they would make a new version of the 147's that are the same as the 149's but not as wide.

I believe the newer 147s are exactly that.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2017, 09:03:30 PM »
Bronson G2's- Was being cheap when buying new wheels, bought into the hype and figured what the hell. Out of the box speed was gone after the 4th session. Back to Swiss for me.

Mob grip- Kind of like being able to shift my feet without having to pick them up completely. I'd pay for Jessup over free Mob any day.

Es' Accel slims- Look good, but my feet hurt after walking in them, especially if I step on a pebble.

Insaneathane 101 EZ edge- Loved OJ II team riders back in the day and wanted to give one of my old favorites some business. Just felt slow, unpredictable and sloppy.

I feel like the get off my lawn old man. But fuck trying new shit when you already know what works for you.








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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #55 on: December 29, 2017, 09:26:28 PM »
Had a Snack 8.38. Love the company but fuck that board and its mile-long tail.
Was this recent? I'm sitting on an 8.38 Snack now and the tail looks fairly normal to me(I believe mine was from a run they did with South Central).  Just curious.
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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #56 on: December 29, 2017, 10:09:22 PM »
A friend gave me a Toy Machine board, shit was flat as fuck and heavy.

In 2018 (if they havenít already) they are starting to use PS stix so fear no more

People keep saying that is that for real? Not that I'm calling you a liar but can anyone prove that? I would love to support them if they stop fucking around with that bullshit.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #57 on: December 29, 2017, 10:25:34 PM »
PS serial number and everything.....

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #58 on: December 29, 2017, 10:47:45 PM »
A friend gave me a Toy Machine board, shit was flat as fuck and heavy.

In 2018 (if they havenít already) they are starting to use PS stix so fear no more

People keep saying that is that for real? Not that I'm calling you a liar but can anyone prove that? I would love to support them if they stop fucking around with that bullshit.

I heard it straight from the distributer. Not sure about Foundation but they may swap also.

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Re: Gear that you tried and didnít like
« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2017, 11:48:28 PM »
Thunder 147s: Way too low, the 149's are much better. Wish they would make a new version of the 147's that are the same as the 149's but not as wide.

I believe the newer 147s are exactly that.

Newer 147?

I donít think jim would let it happen to change the classic geo and height of the 147 hi. Cause itís been the same height and all for probably a decade or longer

Plus i feel trucks 8Ē or shorter should not go past 52mm tall cause itís like stilts after that with such a tall narrow width truck
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