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« Reply #420 on: July 14, 2018, 06:05:04 PM »
I had one Quasi that was too stiff and too steep. The soggier flatter ones I enjoyed the most and usually Bledsoe 8.3s are pretty good usually in the middle steepness. I like PSstix boards but dont like the forward feeling due to short tails and longer noses which dlx boards feels center even if you skate the board backwards

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« Reply #421 on: July 15, 2018, 08:56:33 AM »

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« Reply #422 on: July 15, 2018, 10:33:25 AM »
I had one Quasi that was too stiff and too steep. The soggier flatter ones I enjoyed the most and usually Bledsoe 8.3s are pretty good usually in the middle steepness. I like PSstix boards but dont like the forward feeling due to short tails and longer noses which dlx boards feels center even if you skate the board backwards

This. Did the stiff Quasi you had have all raw wood plies? As in no dyed plies

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« Reply #423 on: July 15, 2018, 03:00:35 PM »
It was the Quasi "Graphic" deck with the cherries and it was only middle ply that was stained the rest was natural. It was so stiff it would throw me off balance when I did anything besides ollie.

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #424 on: July 17, 2018, 12:55:25 PM »
I have the current Proto 8.25 deck. Squared tips, stained middle ply. Thing is weird, but super fun to skate.  The nose and tail are a tad short, which is super weird for nollies.

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #425 on: July 20, 2018, 09:09:00 AM »
Can anyone comment on similarity between the Polar 8.375/8.5 shapes and the Killing Floor or Anti Hero shapes in the same size?  Looking at the Kanfoush decks or a few of the others.

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« Reply #426 on: July 20, 2018, 10:24:34 AM »
I have the current Proto 8.25 deck. Squared tips, stained middle ply. Thing is weird, but super fun to skate.  The nose and tail are a tad short, which is super weird for nollies.

That shape is my favorite 'full' type [and quasi] shape, been tempted to pick another one up after my current board is toast; I prefer the short tail on it; rode it with thunder 147s and could vault my ollies, super fun.

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #427 on: July 20, 2018, 12:54:28 PM »
oddly nollie tricks and no complies have taken time to adjust, but everything else is pretty solid.

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« Reply #428 on: July 20, 2018, 01:16:01 PM »
Can anyone comment on similarity between the Polar 8.375/8.5 shapes and the Killing Floor or Anti Hero shapes in the same size?  Looking at the Kanfoush decks or a few of the others.

Been a minute since I've had the Polar in 8.3, but I remember it feeling close to DLX specs (same woodshop after all). Maybe a smidge mellower concave on the Polar, AH's can be a bit steep. Biggest difference would be wheelbase. AH's in those widths can have anywhere from 14.5-14.75" wb. Polar's also run a bit shorter overall.

Socal's site has pretty good measuring charts for all their decks to nerd out on.   

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« Reply #429 on: July 21, 2018, 07:15:03 AM »
A prominent skateboard manufacturer contacted my company this week looking for a clear varnish that can go over top of skateboard graphics. I donít believe solvent based coatings can go over top of paint. It makes me wonder what they are trying to do. Sounds like they are trying to make a decent slick deck. Company policy prevents me from helping them look for alternative coatings while testing ours but just in case this company is lurking, any ideas might help them and the next generation of skateboard decks.

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« Reply #430 on: July 21, 2018, 08:17:17 AM »
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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #431 on: July 26, 2018, 04:18:01 AM »
Blenders 'Heated Wheel' decks are Watson Laminates, as is his G&S reissue. 

From my time with his Heated Wheel decks, they do a sick job.  The stains are amazing.

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« Reply #432 on: July 26, 2018, 11:27:30 AM »
8.5 with 14.25 wheelbase is my favorite right now, Colony, Hockey, DOA, all make them for sure (all different woodshops).

last three hockey boards (bbs?) i've had just delam/crumble/deteriorate way quicker but i'm so particular about that one shape - 8.5x32, 14.25 wb, full/square nose and tail but not as steep as quasi.

anyone know what shop DOA uses? i might grab that pulp board even though i hate buying decks online.
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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #433 on: July 26, 2018, 02:18:38 PM »
last three hockey boards (bbs?) i've had just delam/crumble/deteriorate way quicker but i'm so particular about that one shape - 8.5x32, 14.25 wb, full/square nose and tail but not as steep as quasi.

anyone know what shop DOA uses? i might grab that pulp board even though i hate buying decks online.

DOA uses Clutch and they are great. What size are you looking for? DOA is doing a couple shapes/sizes with different dimensions. (wb, length, etc)

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« Reply #434 on: July 26, 2018, 02:26:20 PM »
Blenders 'Heated Wheel' decks are Watson Laminates, as is his G&S reissue. 

From my time with his Heated Wheel decks, they do a sick job.  The stains are amazing.

Any of the g&s reissues floating around?

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #435 on: July 26, 2018, 02:32:01 PM »
8.5 with 14.25 wheelbase is my favorite right now, Colony, Hockey, DOA, all make them for sure (all different woodshops).

last three hockey boards (bbs?) i've had just delam/crumble/deteriorate way quicker but i'm so particular about that one shape - 8.5x32, 14.25 wb, full/square nose and tail but not as steep as quasi.

anyone know what shop DOA uses? i might grab that pulp board even though i hate buying decks online.

Quasi's newest 8.5x32 have that wheelbase and square nose/tail. I noticed my Proto 2 deck was less steep than the other Quasi so I emailed them and asked which decks have this exact same shape.  Catherine, Lux, Proto, and the ++ Crockett decks all do.

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #436 on: July 26, 2018, 03:42:05 PM »
Just got the Catherine the flattest one they have. Short nose and feels flexy. The watermelon one was wayyyyyyy stiff

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #437 on: July 27, 2018, 10:12:14 AM »

DOA uses Clutch and they are great. What size are you looking for? DOA is doing a couple shapes/sizes with different dimensions. (wb, length, etc)

i ordered the DOA Pulp online, we'll see how it feels once it gets here. DM'd the dude and it seems like it'll work.

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #438 on: July 27, 2018, 10:13:55 AM »

Quasi's newest 8.5x32 have that wheelbase and square nose/tail. I noticed my Proto 2 deck was less steep than the other Quasi so I emailed them and asked which decks have this exact same shape.  Catherine, Lux, Proto, and the ++ Crockett decks all do.

good to know, thank you

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #439 on: July 27, 2018, 01:14:57 PM »
i liked all the bbs boards (multiple aws 3.0, isle and dlx boards) iíve skated before but this baker iím skating right now feels different and in some ways worse (chipped more easily and razortailed quicker), even though it seems like theyíre made in the same place. i live in europe though so iím wondering if they arenít using some different manufacturer here. is it just me or do they use different wood for europe, like flip or skatemafia?
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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #440 on: July 27, 2018, 05:18:18 PM »
Ya I think super possible....

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #441 on: July 27, 2018, 06:17:52 PM »
Just got a Tired deck that's PS Stix

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #442 on: July 27, 2018, 09:00:06 PM »
Need a good recommendation for a board that's skinny (as in ply thickness,would skate a 6 ply board if I could), square-ish nose and tail, a medium concave and anything from 8.1 - 8.25. Closest I've encountered were mother/early quasi boards but I don't know if I'm tripping but I feel like they've gotten flatter and and a tad thicker over the years. Not prepared to skate a flight board either.
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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #443 on: July 27, 2018, 11:21:18 PM »
Opposite no?  Early Quasi was ps which tend to be thicker than BBS.....do P2's seem a bit thinner? 

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #444 on: July 28, 2018, 06:06:49 AM »
Blenders 'Heated Wheel' decks are Watson Laminates, as is his G&S reissue. 

From my time with his Heated Wheel decks, they do a sick job.  The stains are amazing.

Any of the g&s reissues floating around?

Nah they sold out immediately

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #445 on: July 30, 2018, 06:19:01 PM »
anyone have any idea what these shortyís reissues are on? tempted to get one to skate and for the wall but donít wanna end up with cheap wood


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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #446 on: July 30, 2018, 06:57:09 PM »
Prime or Watson.....so meh.....or....meh.

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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #447 on: July 31, 2018, 04:58:37 AM »
i liked all the bbs boards (multiple aws 3.0, isle and dlx boards) iíve skated before but this baker iím skating right now feels different and in some ways worse (chipped more easily and razortailed quicker), even though it seems like theyíre made in the same place. i live in europe though so iím wondering if they arenít using some different manufacturer here. is it just me or do they use different wood for europe, like flip or skatemafia?

For Baker I doubt it as they are pretty pricey in Europe (70EUR), maybe just a Monday board :)
I recently saw a Baker in the wild here and it seemed nothing changed in the last years (pointy shape).

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« Reply #448 on: July 31, 2018, 11:11:56 PM »
Aside from DLX brands, who else uses the same 8.5 shape as Anti-Hero? I cracked my Daan board but I really liked how flat it felt and it feels really weird switching to my 8.5 Polar backup board, which feels pretty steep compared to the AH.

Can anyone comment on similarity between the Polar 8.375/8.5 shapes and the Killing Floor or Anti Hero shapes in the same size?  Looking at the Kanfoush decks or a few of the others.

Been a minute since I've had the Polar in 8.3, but I remember it feeling close to DLX specs (same woodshop after all). Maybe a smidge mellower concave on the Polar, AH's can be a bit steep. Biggest difference would be wheelbase. AH's in those widths can have anywhere from 14.5-14.75" wb. Polar's also run a bit shorter overall.

Socal's site has pretty good measuring charts for all their decks to nerd out on.   
I've had two Polar 8.375s and liked them a lot but havent skated a TKF or AH board in that size. As I said above, AH had mellower concave and looked/felt wider than an 8.5, more like an 8.6. Polar also had a longer tail, methinks. I might be able to take some side by side pics of each board, if you like.
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Re: Woodshop Directory 2018 Thread
« Reply #449 on: August 01, 2018, 08:14:04 AM »
I just noticed that an 8.375 BBS pressed deck I got has off center concave, meaning, more concave on one side. I'm not sure how that mistake can be made, but I've seen it a few times over the years. I didn't notice it on this deck until I stood on it and I could actually feel the difference under my foot. Then I looked, and sure enough, the concave isn't centered on the deck. Glad it's not one I intended to ride.