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Title: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on April 30, 2019, 10:52:35 AM
Guys who do a ton of slappy grinds. Do you setup boards specifically with slappy in mind and if so, whatís your setup?
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Post by: curbslayer on April 30, 2019, 11:08:45 AM
the wider/looser the truck the easier the climb. a little bit of a riser is good idea to   
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Post by: pizzafliptofakie on April 30, 2019, 11:11:07 AM
Thereís a kid around here who canít ollie and only does slappies, and he has a set up thatís basically a cruiser. Heís also strangely pompous about the fact that he canít ollie.
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Post by: SadandLonely on April 30, 2019, 12:01:57 PM
Does a big board make it easier too? A lot of people who do slappies always ride a big board
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Post by: curbslayer on April 30, 2019, 12:08:26 PM
Does a big board make it easier too? A lot of people who do slappies always ride a big board

big board means big trucks so yes
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on April 30, 2019, 12:29:14 PM
Seen some people say smaller wheels help, not sure what they mean by smaller. I imagine dudes that do slap pies riding 58mm on a normal day so maybe 54 is small for them. 😂
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Post by: sharkin on April 30, 2019, 12:41:17 PM
rounder edged wheels help learning i guess

once you figure out the technique you can do em on any board
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Post by: reverbtank on April 30, 2019, 12:42:46 PM
rounder edged wheels help learning i guess

once you figure out the technique you can do em on any board

Nice, I figured that. Iíve got a shaped deck with 159 Indys  and some Conical 54mm wheels Iím gonna learn on.
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Post by: SadandLonely on April 30, 2019, 01:06:20 PM
I can only do fs slappies
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Post by: givecigstosurfgroms on April 30, 2019, 01:13:47 PM
 I cant slappy.  Pretty impressive trick.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: planman on April 30, 2019, 01:17:47 PM
Bigger wheels, fat board, loose trucks so you can carve into it real nice
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Post by: SadandLonely on April 30, 2019, 01:19:25 PM
Bigger wheels, fat board, loose trucks so you can carve into it real nice
My next setup Iím thinking about getting a fat antihero board so I can just do slappies...
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: talklessSkateMore on April 30, 2019, 01:28:26 PM
169's, 1/4 risers and 60mm oj3's make for a cheater setup. Pretty much rolling over and up any curb you see
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on April 30, 2019, 02:52:10 PM
So bigger wheels are preferred over small?
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Post by: SadandLonely on April 30, 2019, 02:53:20 PM
So bigger wheels are preferred over small?
how big do you usually ride?
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Post by: curbslayer on April 30, 2019, 03:02:38 PM
So bigger wheels are preferred over small?

well ya you want somthing at least 54 mm with a good round edge. so when they crash they climb up rather than just smash the edge of the curb. this is also when those big loose trucks come in to play. 
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Post by: radcunt on April 30, 2019, 03:16:26 PM
I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: curbslayer on April 30, 2019, 03:53:46 PM
if you can walk like a green army man from toy story you can slap. you just step up onto the curb thats the trick you dont really ride into them. your step up just gives the illusion of riding up on to them. try it  8)   
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: talklessSkateMore on April 30, 2019, 04:25:56 PM
I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.

Nice

I'm still pretty picky on my curbs. No idea how dudes ride short square curbs the way they do slopers
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on April 30, 2019, 04:37:38 PM
I ride 56mm 97a Slimeballs on my curb setups.  I have a 8.8 14.75 wb black label with 159ís and an old Blockhead Reissue 10.something 15 wb with 169ís. 

Loose trucks. 

The biggest key is to keep your body low/knees bent and pull your body up into the slappy.

Have fun!
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Post by: SadandLonely on April 30, 2019, 04:38:59 PM
If the curb ainít sloped I canít ride it...
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Post by: Paco Supreme on April 30, 2019, 04:47:39 PM
you know it's really more in the person than the board right?  having 9 inch trucks and 60mm wheels isnt gonna help you if you're just shit

i learned them on 139s on a 8.25 144s felt better and 149s took a bit to break em in but i dont see how riding a lucero sized board would make what you have to do with your legs/feet easier
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on April 30, 2019, 07:52:46 PM
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So bigger wheels are preferred over small?
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how big do you usually ride?

I took my 159 cruiser setup, took off the 59mm G Slides I had on it and put some F4 54mm Conicals on it I had laying around. I work at a shop so I can grab some cheap 56s or something and throw a 1/4 or 1/8 riser under there pretty easy.

Usually I ride 8.4 with 149s and 53mm F4 classics for skating boxes and shit.
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Post by: SadandLonely on April 30, 2019, 08:08:05 PM
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So bigger wheels are preferred over small?
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how big do you usually ride?
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I took my 159 cruiser setup, took off the 59mm G Slides I had on it and put some F4 54mm Conicals on it I had laying around. I work at a shop so I can grab some cheap 56s or something and throw a 1/4 or 1/8 riser under there pretty easy.

Usually I ride 8.4 with 149s and 53mm F4 classics for skating boxes and shit.
I would get 58ís cuz I skated them on an 8.25 and I liked it but you need risers...
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Chavo on May 01, 2019, 12:10:21 AM
I ride 56mm 97a Slimeballs on my curb setups.  I have a 8.8 14.75 wb black label with 159ís and an old Blockhead Reissue 10.something 15 wb with 169ís. 

Loose trucks. 

The biggest key is to keep your body low/knees bent and pull your body up into the slappy.

Have fun!

I set up an old board with reissue Slimeballs. It seems more difficult to slappy with bigger (wider) wheels since you have to travel farther into the curb to reach your trucks.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 01, 2019, 12:19:37 AM
Lucero and Armijo pioneered slappies in the early/mid 80s on much wider wheels. 

Going fast helps.

Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Serious Tea Drinker on May 01, 2019, 10:00:45 PM
If you have to a sloppy specific setup you might have already lost.

In saying that. Loose wide trucks to help. Soft wheels do not.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: beatifk on May 01, 2019, 11:21:06 PM
It's easier for me to do slappies on my setup with indy 139s than it is with my setup with ace 44s which are slightly wider and certainly looser, but I'm positive it's just because the 139s are way more broken in.

I really don't think the setup makes a difference. Learning where to put your feet (basically bolts) and how to quickly shift your weight are the key.

And yeah, if you're setting up a board JUST for slappies, you're probably just an old guy and are ok with the fact that your knees have had enough impact for the rest of your life.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 12:30:34 AM
Iím a middle aged barney that had 4 sets of trucks so I made 4 completes.

2 curb boards, my primary rider for transition and a cruiser longboard to commemorate the deceased homie.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: radcunt on May 02, 2019, 01:53:21 AM
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I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.
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Nice

I'm still pretty picky on my curbs. No idea how dudes ride short square curbs the way they do slopers

Yeah, in Australia its nearly all tall & square.  Sucks.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 02, 2019, 08:14:24 AM
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I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.
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Nice

I'm still pretty picky on my curbs. No idea how dudes ride short square curbs the way they do slopers
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Yeah, in Australia its nearly all tall & square.  Sucks.

ya i feel that! here in Texas they are all tall and round. they all suck for slappys. we end up just stick to parking blocks out here. its funny how perfect cali curbs are the trick actually makes sense out there.   
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 08:16:21 AM
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I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.
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Nice

I'm still pretty picky on my curbs. No idea how dudes ride short square curbs the way they do slopers
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Yeah, in Australia its nearly all tall & square.  Sucks.
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ya i feel that! here in Texas they are all tall and round. they all suck for slappys. we end up just stick to parking blocks out here. its funny how perfect cali curbs are the trick actually makes sense out there.
I live in California and can confirm that not all curbs are not perfect..
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 09:10:39 AM
Just got back from Austin Tx.  Took my 5 year old nephew to No Comply and got him his first setup and gave him his first skate lessons.

I was bumming on all the round curbs.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: curbslayer on May 02, 2019, 10:08:11 AM
Just got back from Austin Tx.  Took my 5 year old nephew to No Comply and got him his first setup and gave him his first skate lessons.

I was bumming on all the round curbs.

dude i hate em!!! as a kid trying my hart out to learn to slappy on those round turds sucked so much. its funny how curb construction changes across the country. northeast has metal curbs. The middle of the country has round curbs, and in the west you have the square curbs.       
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 10:12:27 AM
My friend said there were some decent curbs by the Dell buildings.
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 10:38:04 AM
My friend said there were some decent curbs by the Dell buildings.
To bad you canít see them, known perverts canít be in public...
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 10:52:42 AM
Aww are you gonna nip at my heels like a puppy wherever I post?

Adorable.

Yip yip yip!
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 10:54:16 AM
Aww are you gonna nip at my heels like a puppy wherever I post?

Adorable.

Yip yip yip!
its actually nip nip.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: curbslayer on May 02, 2019, 11:45:23 AM
so i guess this topic is over  :'(
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 12:09:41 PM
so i guess this topic is over  :'(
I like a small board with small trucks Iím gonna do slappies
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 12:13:39 PM
so i guess this topic is over  :'(

I could talk about curbs and curb setups forever, my dude.

Semi-interesting story: Was actually hanging in Austin with Richard Armijo last week (Name drop!  Stacey Peralta Instagram posted a well known pic of him and Lucero about how they pioneered curb skating at Whittier Skate Park ages ago) and we were both bitching about the round TX curbs but he found the good stuff over by Dell Corporate.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 12:17:42 PM
I still did slappies on the round fuckers by my sisters pad in Round Rock.  Had fun but itís just harder to lock in and travel far on them without the sharper lip.  They remind me of the double sided tootsie roll curbs in Venice.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 02, 2019, 12:38:22 PM
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so i guess this topic is over  :'(
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I could talk about curbs and curb setups forever, my dude.

Semi-interesting story: Was actually hanging in Austin with Richard Armijo last week (Name drop!  Stacey Peralta Instagram posted a well known pic of him and Lucero about how they pioneered curb skating at Whittier Skate Park ages ago) and we were both bitching about the round TX curbs but he found the good stuff over by Dell Corporate.

hell ya we back at it  8)

with out a good edge you are all over the place on your grind man. those venice curbs look hard for that reason.
around here we just have a normal parking block slappy we made. its 4 barking blocks mortared together its chill     
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 12:42:47 PM
Iím spoiled because I have a 2 minute walk to a Circle K/business plaza from our house here in Gilbert, AZ thatís got super fun curbs.

When I visited Oceanside in Jan I got to session that yellow double sided curb that Ace Pelka posts clips on Instagram.  Holy fuck it was fun as hell.

Iím gonna have a curb session tonight at Circle K.  Talking about it in this thread got me hyped.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 02, 2019, 01:17:04 PM
i can hear your grinds from here lol got me pumped i cant wait to get off now! you are right its going down bout to catch that power hour till the sun goes down once i get out of this desk. 

do you have multiple set ups or just that lable ?
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 02, 2019, 01:28:08 PM
I also have a 10.something 15wb Blockhead reissue with 169ís and pink 56mm 97a Slimeballs with Mob and Super Reds.  Probably gonna ride the Blockhead tonight.

Iím getting close to figuring out backside hurricanes on curbs so hopefully I make some progress tonight.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 02, 2019, 01:42:01 PM
dam that is a big boy!! i need to step it up. i got a crazy Frankenstein set up that has become my go to slappy ride.
8.6 punk point transportation unit, 54 mm key frames and 180 mm paris long board trucks i got for free. i put a upside down kruks king pin in them so they dont snag, since its a reverse king pin.  with such a short wheel base, small wheels and high trucks i know it sounds crazy but that thing rides!!!   
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 03:11:33 PM
I heard conicals are good for slappies. Opinions?
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Post by: curbslayer on May 02, 2019, 03:22:39 PM
they all slap with loose trucks. i do like that shape a lot, i got a set on my regular board i dig em. hard to say a wheel is good for slappys kinda depends on the spot you skate honestly.   
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 05:55:48 PM
they all slap with loose trucks. i do like that shape a lot, i got a set on my regular board i dig em. hard to say a wheel is good for slappys kinda depends on the spot you skate honestly.
thats some good shit. Did a no comply slappy tail slide.
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Post by: talklessSkateMore on May 02, 2019, 06:02:38 PM
Check big stores, office buildings/industrial zones and storage unit places. They really are everywhere if there's buildings in your part of town
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Post by: reverbtank on May 02, 2019, 06:35:07 PM
Went out tonight and tried fs slappys for a while. Easier than I expected! Still got some work to do though. This curb is not painted and really needed wax too which I didnít have, so I grinded all of 3 ft maybe.

Iím on a Welcome Golem shape, 159 Indy hollows, 54mm conical F4s, and Bones bushings. 🤷‍♂️ Seemed to work great! Big board is nice, feels more comfortable and surfy when youíre carving onto the curb.

Pumped to get them down good and start trying BS ones and crooks and shit.
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 08:11:57 PM
Went out tonight and tried fs slappys for a while. Easier than I expected! Still got some work to do though. This curb is not painted and really needed wax too which I didnít have, so I grinded all of 3 ft maybe.

Iím on a Welcome Golem shape, 159 Indy hollows, 54mm conical F4s, and Bones bushings. 🤷‍♂️ Seemed to work great! Big board is nice, feels more comfortable and surfy when youíre carving onto the curb.

Pumped to get them down good and start trying BS ones and crooks and shit.
I want to skate a shaped board so badly but Iím scared to leave my 8.0
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Post by: reverbtank on May 02, 2019, 08:45:32 PM
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Went out tonight and tried fs slappys for a while. Easier than I expected! Still got some work to do though. This curb is not painted and really needed wax too which I didnít have, so I grinded all of 3 ft maybe.

Iím on a Welcome Golem shape, 159 Indy hollows, 54mm conical F4s, and Bones bushings. 🤷‍♂️ Seemed to work great! Big board is nice, feels more comfortable and surfy when youíre carving onto the curb.

Pumped to get them down good and start trying BS ones and crooks and shit.
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I want to skate a shaped board so badly but Iím scared to leave my 8.0

I wouldnít look at it as a replacement for your 8. I have an 8.4 popsicle with a shorter wheelbase I use for your every day skating. I had my shaped board set up as a cruiser but I put 54 wheels on it and took the riser off and now itís doing this curb thing for me. They each do their own thing and while I can Ollie onto ledges/boxes with the 9Ē shaped deck and do nollie flips and shit, itís cumbersome for it. Thatís what my popsicle is for.

If you do want to try something similar to a popsicle that is shaped, a Welcome Bunyip is probably the closest thing to a popsicle they make I think. Not much taper if any and the nose is round, just has a slightly shaped tail, but even that feels like a regular popsicle tail. There is a small bunyip then the big bunyip. The big one is 8.5 I think. So small one should be closer to 8.

Personally I say go all out and get some 159 or 169 trucks and grab an 8.75 or 9 shaped deck and go have fun on it.
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 02, 2019, 09:16:26 PM
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Went out tonight and tried fs slappys for a while. Easier than I expected! Still got some work to do though. This curb is not painted and really needed wax too which I didnít have, so I grinded all of 3 ft maybe.

Iím on a Welcome Golem shape, 159 Indy hollows, 54mm conical F4s, and Bones bushings. 🤷‍♂️ Seemed to work great! Big board is nice, feels more comfortable and surfy when youíre carving onto the curb.

Pumped to get them down good and start trying BS ones and crooks and shit.
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I want to skate a shaped board so badly but Iím scared to leave my 8.0
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I wouldnít look at it as a replacement for your 8. I have an 8.4 popsicle with a shorter wheelbase I use for your every day skating. I had my shaped board set up as a cruiser but I put 54 wheels on it and took the riser off and now itís doing this curb thing for me. They each do their own thing and while I can Ollie onto ledges/boxes with the 9Ē shaped deck and do nollie flips and shit, itís cumbersome for it. Thatís what my popsicle is for.

If you do want to try something similar to a popsicle that is shaped, a Welcome Bunyip is probably the closest thing to a popsicle they make I think. Not much taper if any and the nose is round, just has a slightly shaped tail, but even that feels like a regular popsicle tail. There is a small bunyip then the big bunyip. The big one is 8.5 I think. So small one should be closer to 8.

Personally I say go all out and get some 159 or 169 trucks and grab an 8.75 or 9 shaped deck and go have fun on it.
Ill try
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Post by: beatifk on May 02, 2019, 11:08:17 PM
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Went out tonight and tried fs slappys for a while. Easier than I expected! Still got some work to do though. This curb is not painted and really needed wax too which I didnít have, so I grinded all of 3 ft maybe.

Iím on a Welcome Golem shape, 159 Indy hollows, 54mm conical F4s, and Bones bushings. 🤷‍♂️ Seemed to work great! Big board is nice, feels more comfortable and surfy when youíre carving onto the curb.

Pumped to get them down good and start trying BS ones and crooks and shit.
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I want to skate a shaped board so badly but Iím scared to leave my 8.0

Shaped boards are kinda funny... I've skated several shaped boards (not including all the "old school" boards I skated in my youth) and I find that it is very possible to not feel like you're skating a huge 80s deck if you find the right shape. Many of the shapes tend to taper down from the waist to the nose/tail so even if the deck is marked as a 9 or 8.75 it skates like a much smaller deck because the measurement is taken at the absolute widest point of the deck. Also, nose tends to be shorter and often times the tail is tapered and shorter so the deck feels smaller than you might think.

I'd say if you wanna try something shaped but want to keep the same truck wheel setup to start, it's totally possible. You just gotta shop around a bit.

If you love it you can always setup a big fat shaped deck with big trucks and wheels after.
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 07:51:08 AM
Iím not really into flip tricks Iím really into late 70ís 80ís skating.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 03, 2019, 07:54:27 AM
Iím not really into flip tricks Iím really into late 70ís 80ís skating.

then there is no reason for you not to have a shape in your quiver

no one should only have one set up

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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 08:11:31 AM
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Iím not really into flip tricks Iím really into late 70ís 80ís skating.
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then there is no reason for you not to have a shape in your quiver

no one should only have one set up
im broke.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 03, 2019, 08:27:48 AM
Prioritys homie you can make it 3 weeks with no food lol i honestly have like 9 completes but dont own a cell phone and never have more than a quarter tank of gas. 
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 08:46:43 AM
Prioritys homie you can make it 3 weeks with no food lol i honestly have like 9 completes but dont own a cell phone and never have more than a quarter tank of gas.
fat yikes
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 09:07:41 AM
means you need to skate more homie!   that slappy nose slide in the other thred all you need to do is stand wide stance foot on the nose and tail. go fast and push up on top of what ever you are attacking.

save up you need a bigger board than a 8 dude you are not 12
your right Iím 12.5 lmao
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 09:51:25 AM
time to grow up big boy you will be a teen soon and then you will have to get a job and start paying bills your time is now STEP IT UP
i was born today.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 03, 2019, 10:31:54 AM
i guess you are just a troll then.   i liked this thread.  you just killed it for a second time  :'(
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 10:33:41 AM
i guess you are just a troll then.   i liked this thread.  you just killed it for a second time  :'(
how am I a troll? I just canít spend money. And I skate pretty regularly. Do you need a hug?
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 10:36:37 AM
Do a no comply tail slide count as a trick? Or am I just lame?
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Post by: reverbtank on May 03, 2019, 10:47:40 AM
So anyways, how do yíall like to make non-painted curbs grindable? Enamel, lacquer, wax, combo?

Got a perfect curb that was waxed like last year. Trying to make it nice. Maybe theyíll painted it after we fuck it up and make it al black.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 03, 2019, 10:58:17 AM
So anyways, how do yíall like to make non-painted curbs grindable? Enamel, lacquer, wax, combo?

Got a perfect curb that was waxed like last year. Trying to make it nice. Maybe theyíll painted it after we fuck it up and make it al black.


take your time and Brick rub the shit out of them. then just clear coat enamel is what we have done makes it ice 
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Post by: reverbtank on May 03, 2019, 11:41:01 AM
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So anyways, how do yíall like to make non-painted curbs grindable? Enamel, lacquer, wax, combo?

Got a perfect curb that was waxed like last year. Trying to make it nice. Maybe theyíll painted it after we fuck it up and make it al black.
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take your time and Brick rub the shit out of them. then just clear coat enamel is what we have done makes it ice


Hell yea. Gonna head out tonight in the darkness and get to work.
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 03, 2019, 12:00:17 PM
SadandLonely is really tempting me to try out this boards ignore function.
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 12:01:07 PM
SadandLonely is really tempting me to try out this boards ignore function.
do it bitch
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Post by: talklessSkateMore on May 03, 2019, 12:29:26 PM
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So anyways, how do yíall like to make non-painted curbs grindable? Enamel, lacquer, wax, combo?

Got a perfect curb that was waxed like last year. Trying to make it nice. Maybe theyíll painted it after we fuck it up and make it al black.
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take your time and Brick rub the shit out of them. then just clear coat enamel is what we have done makes it ice
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Hell yea. Gonna head out tonight in the darkness and get to work.

I've broken the 2 rub bricks I've purchased while breaking in crusty ditch lips and poorly finished riding surfaces in that ditch. The dust really fucks your nose up

Find a rock or an actual brick to bash down big chunks or crack off chips so you save the finishing work for your rub brick. Go easy on the spray to, that stuff gets glassy fast
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Post by: curbslayer on May 03, 2019, 12:32:19 PM
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So anyways, how do yíall like to make non-painted curbs grindable? Enamel, lacquer, wax, combo?

Got a perfect curb that was waxed like last year. Trying to make it nice. Maybe theyíll painted it after we fuck it up and make it al black.
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take your time and Brick rub the shit out of them. then just clear coat enamel is what we have done makes it ice
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Hell yea. Gonna head out tonight in the darkness and get to work.

get it dude!!! put a couple coats of clear. take the can and spray it after each session. after a while it will thicken up real nice  8)
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Post by: curbslayer on May 03, 2019, 12:34:24 PM
I also have a 10.something 15wb Blockhead reissue with 169ís and pink 56mm 97a Slimeballs with Mob and Super Reds.  Probably gonna ride the Blockhead tonight.

Iím getting close to figuring out backside hurricanes on curbs so hopefully I make some progress tonight.

you get that  backside hurricane? it rained right when i got off  >:(
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Post by: SadandLonely on May 03, 2019, 06:42:53 PM
Any tips for sore ankles?
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 03, 2019, 10:18:49 PM
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I also have a 10.something 15wb Blockhead reissue with 169ís and pink 56mm 97a Slimeballs with Mob and Super Reds.  Probably gonna ride the Blockhead tonight.

Iím getting close to figuring out backside hurricanes on curbs so hopefully I make some progress tonight.
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you get that  backside hurricane? it rained right when i got off  >:(

Adult life got in the way and I had to spend the evening compiling documents with the Mrs. for a thing we had to deal with today. 

I was gonna skate tonight but my stomach has been fucked the past week so Iím currently drinking 8oz of Gatorade/Miralax every 15 minutes.  Tonightís gonna be fun lol

Gonna skate my brains out this weekend, I really need it.
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 04, 2019, 05:17:44 PM
Got a Jeff Grosso board with 159ís and 58mm. Rides like a roller coaster.
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Post by: moonordie on May 05, 2019, 11:30:13 PM
Do a no comply tail slide count as a trick? Or am I just lame?
I wouldn't say lame but it doesn't count
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Post by: moonordie on May 06, 2019, 03:53:39 AM
the wider/looser the truck the easier the climb. a little bit of a riser is good idea to
User name checks.
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Post by: Thomas on May 06, 2019, 07:57:09 AM
My slappy setup is 9" at the widest, 8.4" at the narrowest, with rails.
I usually skate 8.25" boards, which also works great for slappies, but I love to take my slappy setup on sunday morning.
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 06, 2019, 08:05:11 AM
My slappy setup is 9" at the widest, 8.4" at the narrowest, with rails.
I usually skate 8.25" boards, which also works great for slappies, but I love to take my slappy setup on sunday morning.
do you live in New York? Believe I met you.
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 06, 2019, 09:39:01 AM
Iíve never rocked a riser on any of my slappy setups.  Thatís also why I never go over 56mm. 
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Post by: reverbtank on May 06, 2019, 09:41:24 AM
Yeah Iím on 54mm and I havenít found the need for risers. I also wax my wheel bite spots beforehand too, which might help.
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Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 06, 2019, 10:59:13 AM
Years ago an older friend told me ďwheelbite is your skateboards way of telling you that youíre not going fast enough.Ē
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 06, 2019, 11:11:21 AM
Years ago an older friend told me ďwheelbite is your skateboards way of telling you that youíre not going fast enough.Ē
I donít think thatís completely true. Sometimes you just need risers.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 06, 2019, 01:58:17 PM
Iíve known pool dudes that ride 60ís with no risers and sloppy loose trucks.

Go faster.
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 06, 2019, 02:50:30 PM
Iíve known pool dudes that ride 60ís with no risers and sloppy loose trucks.

Go faster.
because going faster equals wheel height non existent. Thank you Einstein.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Hfuhruhurr on May 06, 2019, 02:56:42 PM
I donít know the physics behind it because I have a high school education.

I just know when Iím hauling ass I donít get wheelbite and I hate riser pads.

If youíre riding something crazy big like 63s you probably need risers though.


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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 06, 2019, 03:28:21 PM
I donít know the physics behind it because I have a high school education.

I just know when Iím hauling ass I donít get wheelbite and I hate riser pads.

If youíre riding something crazy big like 63s you probably need risers though.
risers arenít that bad once you get used to them.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: FROTHY on May 06, 2019, 03:54:34 PM
I usually fs slappy my life away, but the other day I made myself do some backside. It's not very natural for me, but I'm going to keep making myself do them. I have slightly worn down 59mm wheels on 159s. Gonna pick up some 1/8th" risers because I'm getting a lot of wheel bite.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on May 06, 2019, 05:20:25 PM
I've been practicing FS slappys. It's tough. I filmed myself and realized I was slapping my front truck onto the curb and then lifting my front foot when the back one was getting on. Didn't even realize I was doing it. Got to keep trying I guess, it all feels very unnatural. haha
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 06, 2019, 08:29:58 PM
I've been practicing FS slappys. It's tough. I filmed myself and realized I was slapping my front truck onto the curb and then lifting my front foot when the back one was getting on. Didn't even realize I was doing it. Got to keep trying I guess, it all feels very unnatural. haha
The first time I did one was a weird realization. I carved into it and did it and it was pretty amazing.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 07, 2019, 08:53:25 AM
I've been practicing FS slappys. It's tough. I filmed myself and realized I was slapping my front truck onto the curb and then lifting my front foot when the back one was getting on. Didn't even realize I was doing it. Got to keep trying I guess, it all feels very unnatural. haha

just carve way harder than you think. the more you lean back the lighter you will be on your toe side the easier the climb and grind. front side is definitely the go to once you get it a few times.
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Post by: Dustwardprez on May 07, 2019, 07:07:23 PM
I donít feel like reading this.

Yes slappie wheels exist. They are complete spheres.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: moonordie on May 08, 2019, 01:51:03 AM
I heard conicals are good for slappies. Opinions?
Curious about this, I've heard the same thing
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Post by: reverbtank on May 08, 2019, 06:45:28 AM
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I heard conicals are good for slappies. Opinions?
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They arenít hindering me in any way. Iíve seen some setups from dudes that kill it on curbs and some had either Conical or Radial shapes.

Radial is slightly more round on the edge of the wheel, so I imagine it gets on the curb a little better and once itís on locks in about the same as Conical. Itís probably barely noticeable differences tbh.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 08, 2019, 08:23:12 AM
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I heard conicals are good for slappies. Opinions?
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Itís probably barely noticeable differences tbh.
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Post by: reverbtank on May 08, 2019, 12:01:14 PM
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I heard conicals are good for slappies. Opinions?
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Curious about this, I've heard the same thing
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Itís probably barely noticeable differences tbh.
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Curbkiller on IG rides what looks like a conical OJ, probably 99a and he rides 52-54mm. He also rides hard Indy bushings, which probably feels like a medium or even softer for him cuz heís a little fluffy.

I think a wider board/truck with looser trucks has more of an effect than wheel size, from my own experience swapping between my 8.4 and 9.25.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 08, 2019, 12:32:32 PM
here is a question for you curb rats what rails do you use? big square ones, thin flat, or round ?

i ask so maybe one day i could figure out the curb dance that is board slide to hurricane 
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 08, 2019, 01:34:05 PM
here is a question for you curb rats what rails do you use? big square ones, thin flat, or round ?

i ask so maybe one day i could figure out the curb dance that is board slide to hurricane
should I invest in rails or no???
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Post by: curbslayer on May 08, 2019, 01:55:49 PM
if you have a good spot to do long board slides i say yes
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Post by: sharkin on May 08, 2019, 02:47:49 PM
If youíre four pages in on this thread looking for advice and havenít tried hauling ass at a curb and slashing the fuck out of it with whatever board you already have, thereís no hope

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Post by: reverbtank on May 08, 2019, 05:23:15 PM
If youíre four pages in on this thread looking for advice and havenít tried hauling ass at a curb and slashing the fuck out of it with whatever board you already have, thereís no hope

Weíre way ahead of you.
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 08, 2019, 05:55:21 PM
I wanna try welcomes rails. Candy bars right?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on May 08, 2019, 06:23:23 PM
I put 90a Cylinder Indy bushings in tonight and set the nut flush and shit Iím too fat for them I think. Wheel bite heel side like crazy. Might try the 92a. Iím 175lbs. 
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Post by: talklessSkateMore on May 08, 2019, 07:02:06 PM
Someone needs to make a loose vs kook loose truck adjustments guide
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Post by: reverbtank on May 08, 2019, 08:36:39 PM
Someone needs to make a loose vs kook loose truck adjustments guide

You got tips?

I always just screw the nut in flush and use the washers and all. Works with Bones mediums, but I can sit on the wheels just leaning with Indy mediums.
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 08, 2019, 08:56:46 PM
I skate with out washers so I can turn better.
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Post by: reverbtank on May 08, 2019, 09:00:14 PM
I skate with out washers so I can turn better.

So what Iím experiencing is like really comfortable looseness when Iím riding, but once Iím leaning into a turn there is no resistance to keep me from leaning straight into the wheel and getting bucked forward.

How do I get initial looseness but hardness when Iím deeper into a turn.

Say Iím carving into a fs slappy, Iím getting wheel bite on my heel side when I really lay into it to get on the curb.
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 08, 2019, 09:32:24 PM
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I skate with out washers so I can turn better.
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So what Iím experiencing is like really comfortable looseness when Iím riding, but once Iím leaning into a turn there is no resistance to keep me from leaning straight into the wheel and getting bucked forward.

How do I get initial looseness but hardness when Iím deeper into a turn.

Say Iím carving into a fs slappy, Iím getting wheel bite on my heel side when I really lay into it to get on the curb.
I unfortunately canít answer that question. What I do for my trucks is I make them as loose as possible but not falling off my board. I think of a fs slappy like powersliding in a way. Like I just go up to the curb at a 90í angle and just kinda slap on. If you lived near me I would show you.
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Post by: Paco Supreme on May 08, 2019, 10:42:52 PM
This whole thread is rob level overthinking
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Post by: moonordie on May 08, 2019, 11:56:06 PM
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I heard conicals are good for slappies. Opinions?
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Curious about this, I've heard the same thing
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Itís probably barely noticeable differences tbh.
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Curbkiller on IG rides what looks like a conical OJ, probably 99a and he rides 52-54mm. He also rides hard Indy bushings, which probably feels like a medium or even softer for him cuz heís a little fluffy.

I think a wider board/truck with looser trucks has more of an effect than wheel size, from my own experience swapping between my 8.4 and 9.25.
Sounds like a good excuse to cop some F4 99 conical 54mm
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Post by: curbslayer on May 09, 2019, 08:11:34 AM
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I skate with out washers so I can turn better.
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So what Iím experiencing is like really comfortable looseness when Iím riding, but once Iím leaning into a turn there is no resistance to keep me from leaning straight into the wheel and getting bucked forward.

How do I get initial looseness but hardness when Iím deeper into a turn.

Say Iím carving into a fs slappy, Iím getting wheel bite on my heel side when I really lay into it to get on the curb.

i have never tryed this but try a harder bottom bushing softer top could be your happy medium

i used to ride thunders with no bottom washer and flush back in the day
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Post by: Cool Ceith on May 09, 2019, 04:34:24 PM
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I've been practicing FS slappys. It's tough. I filmed myself and realized I was slapping my front truck onto the curb and then lifting my front foot when the back one was getting on. Didn't even realize I was doing it. Got to keep trying I guess, it all feels very unnatural. haha
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The first time I did one was a weird realization. I carved into it and did it and it was pretty amazing.

That's how I felt too  :D Like an A-ha! moment.

About setups: Just need loose trucks and keep your shoulders/feet perpendicular w/ the board. Keep your back foot off the tail to avoid lifting the front truck too.
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 09, 2019, 06:04:14 PM
Can anyone define this to me. Basically Iím doing some weird thing on a curb. So I approach the curb to do a board stall and go over a little bit to do a smith or feeble stall? Then to a axel stall then pop out. I donít know if this is a legit trick or Iím lazy.
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Post by: sharkin on May 09, 2019, 07:36:02 PM
sounds like you're tick tacking onto the curb

try the same motion entirely without lifting your truck, and don't forget to haul absolute fuck towards the curb with no regard for your safety
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 09, 2019, 08:24:28 PM
sounds like you're tick tacking onto the curb

try the same motion entirely without lifting your truck, and don't forget to haul absolute fuck towards the curb with no regard for your safety
I know how to slappy but I was playing around on a parking block. I did a nocomply tail bonk thing whatever you call it.
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Post by: Paco Supreme on May 09, 2019, 10:31:13 PM
It's often referred to as curb dancing, guys like pastras do it but they do haul balls and make it look good.

doing it stationary is as useless as a handjob from a priest
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Post by: moonordie on May 10, 2019, 01:05:53 AM
I love this thread, hopefully it will be 9832648909 pages long
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Post by: Chatbot on May 10, 2019, 06:54:58 AM
Learned bs slappys recently. I found this tips to help, feet on bolts, approach at a sharp angle, quick carve in and keep you legs loose otherwise you'll go into boardslide/ feeble. Bigger wheels definitely help.

fs though... I'm having trouble with those.
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Post by: sharkin on May 10, 2019, 07:29:51 AM
just try smash fucking your truck against the curb

head on dead on, carve and get on
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Post by: curbslayer on May 10, 2019, 07:48:39 AM
just try smash fucking your truck against the curb

head on dead on, carve and get on

this method works best
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Post by: talklessSkateMore on May 10, 2019, 08:44:00 AM
Fs is so fucked at first, same as fs carves/riding through corners.. One day man
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Post by: curbslayer on May 10, 2019, 10:58:08 AM
 front side slap is the most aggressive thing you can do on a skateboard.   
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Post by: Cool Ceith on May 10, 2019, 12:29:46 PM
front side slap is the most aggressive thing you can do on a skateboard.
Aside from beamingÖ or a flamingo.
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Post by: 43 on May 10, 2019, 02:08:30 PM
Tighten those trucks.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VhK4F-wj0Lc/UdCXO8sZ7aI/AAAAAAAAbDI/K6Jyblm7w_E/s800/orb.jpg)
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Post by: curbslayer on May 10, 2019, 03:38:26 PM
you just blew my mind. that is a good beginner trick fo sho 
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Post by: bkskyzoo on May 10, 2019, 03:53:15 PM
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I ride 56mm 97a Slimeballs on my curb setups.  I have a 8.8 14.75 wb black label with 159ís and an old Blockhead Reissue 10.something 15 wb with 169ís. 

Loose trucks. 

The biggest key is to keep your body low/knees bent and pull your body up into the slappy.

Have fun!
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I set up an old board with reissue Slimeballs. It seems more difficult to slappy with bigger (wider) wheels since you have to travel farther into the curb to reach your trucks.

Your slimeball reissues u are riding, are they the 78 duro 60 mm or the smaller harder 97 duro or something, and is it harder to do slappies with softer wheels?  I dont even really fuck wit em since Im not too confident in throwing myself at chunky canadian winter-fucked curbs cuz they just seem to grab my trucks.  I realize faster is better but ive just stuck so many times on the unpainted shitty curbs I got round my way that I have pretty much ignored getting slappies down, though Im gonna push myself to get some in this summer cuz the odd one I have pulled off are fun.  I am usually fucking around on my cruiser setup when I try the odd slappy, prolly cuz its really a setup I dont feel confortable jumping at all due to my super soft bouncy wheels, high trucks, riser pads, and lack of skill definately comes into play
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Post by: reverbtank on May 10, 2019, 05:02:59 PM
Tighten those trucks.
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VhK4F-wj0Lc/UdCXO8sZ7aI/AAAAAAAAbDI/K6Jyblm7w_E/s800/orb.jpg)

This is so sick! 😂

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Post by: Hefe43 on May 10, 2019, 10:11:33 PM
I learned slappies on 149s w/50mms. It doesnít matter what size your wheels are. The most important thing is speed and commitment. Iím usually almost (if not fully) perpendicular when I come at the curb. I haul ass and at the last second compress, carve and smack that curb hard as fuck while leaning back farther than I ever thought I should. Almost like youíre gonna slip out and land on your ass. Hitting the curb brings your weight over the board again(I think). Donít use your tail/nose. Feet over the bolts and when you carve donít carve like a bitch. Throw that back hip into the curb as hard as you can.  It took me from fully flared to pretty sweet to learn them so donít give up.

Oh and donít forget to land and roll away itís that easy (I hate when trick tips say that shit.) nothing on a skateboard is easy

Shalom and Destroy
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 11, 2019, 02:51:26 PM
I found a really nice curb in my area and I want to know what itís made of. Itís a very sandy type concrete and rough and it grinds good and makes your trucks wear down fast. Does anyone have any idea? Should I start a thread and ask or does anybody here know?
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Post by: Francis Xavier on May 11, 2019, 08:42:25 PM
You answered your own question, it's concrete. Prob unpolished
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Post by: talklessSkateMore on May 11, 2019, 08:53:08 PM
No man, it's totally called Shitestone
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 11, 2019, 09:14:01 PM
You answered your own question, it's concrete. Prob unpolished
Maybe? Iím not sure but should I wax or paint it?
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Post by: Francis Xavier on May 11, 2019, 09:36:21 PM
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You answered your own question, it's concrete. Prob unpolished
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Maybe? Iím not sure but should I wax or paint it?
Salba sauce,and you wont have to worry about shit after.
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Post by: reverbtank on May 12, 2019, 08:04:30 AM
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You answered your own question, it's concrete. Prob unpolished
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Maybe? Iím not sure but should I wax or paint it?

If youíve already been grinding it, you might not have to brick it, but wonít hurt. Get a brick, rub it down like some vandal and then spray it with clear flat enamel or lacquer to look even more like a vandal. Let it sit for a day, maybe put some more coats on it. Bonus points if itís during daylight business hours.
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Post by: moonordie on May 21, 2019, 02:19:29 AM
Not necessary a "Slappy setup", just a second one that I'm putting together since I'll be going to a place with really rough streets, also the fact that Prague is covered by cobblestone like on 96%
This will go with some Ricta Clouds 57mm 86a, reds and I'm not sure if 55 or 66 Ace's.
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(https://i.imgur.com/hCTuN0Zl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8jiAtsyl.jpg)
Hopefully I won't need risers.
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Post by: curbslayer on May 21, 2019, 08:25:19 AM
55 ace will fit perfect
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Post by: moonordie on May 22, 2019, 01:08:35 AM
55 ace will fit perfect
Already have the 44 on my other setup, curious about how 66 would feel on that 9.25
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Post by: curbslayer on May 22, 2019, 08:18:20 AM
i hear the 66 and also the 215's have like a wired slow then fast turn. like they are almost too wide for the pivot of the bace plate to give a fluid turn.  if that makes any scene. i have never had a set tho
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Post by: moonordie on May 23, 2019, 02:18:13 AM
i hear the 66 and also the 215's have like a wired slow then fast turn. like they are almost too wide for the pivot of the bace plate to give a fluid turn.  if that makes any scene. i have never had a set tho
Going for some nice 55  :)
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Post by: Dustwardprez on May 23, 2019, 09:59:51 AM
OJ Little Doodies

Thatís the round slappy wheels
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Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 24, 2019, 10:27:59 PM
OJ Little Doodies

Thatís the round slappy wheels
I heard those went crazy. I always wanted a pair but OJ stopped making them.
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Post by: Roisto on May 25, 2019, 12:09:18 AM
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OJ Little Doodies

Thatís the round slappy wheels
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I heard those went crazy. I always wanted a pair but OJ stopped making them.

I have a barely used set. They're really slow on rougher ground probably because the of shape. They won't ride over anything nicely like a wider wheel would. Never managed to try slappies with them. Threw them in my extra parts bin pretty much after riding them around for a bit.
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Post by: Dustwardprez on May 25, 2019, 05:39:36 PM
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OJ Little Doodies

Thatís the round slappy wheels
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I heard those went crazy. I always wanted a pair but OJ stopped making them.
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I have a barely used set. They're really slow on rougher ground probably because the of shape. They won't ride over anything nicely like a wider wheel would. Never managed to try slappies with them. Threw them in my extra parts bin pretty much after riding them around for a bit.

Yeah I figured there like that.

There would be a strange contact especially if they are mad soft.

I had these bones Ditch tech formula wheels once. They were the shit for crash trick.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Trail on May 26, 2019, 02:17:28 AM
Preferred truck brand for slappyís?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: SirPizzaSlayer on May 26, 2019, 03:02:58 PM
Preferred truck brand for slappyís?
Indyís or Thunders. Indyís for stability and strength. Thunders for comfort and feeling. Canít feeble on Indyís but can on thunders because of the axel.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dustwardprez on May 26, 2019, 04:17:48 PM
Preferred truck brand for slappyís?

Any old thing worked well for me except venture feather lites. I have broken thunder king pins but it was rare.

If I was to make a board specifically for slappy I would pick ace tracker or Indy maybe a gullwing if I could get a pair of og sidewinder in Golden Apple green.



Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: robby13 on May 30, 2019, 02:06:17 PM
The heavier the board, the easier it is imo. I have a Powell reissue with 159s and 58mm 80hd and it just feels easier and better than my normal 8.12 deck.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on June 17, 2019, 02:01:56 PM
I'm on 9.25 (tapers a bit so maybe 9" average, it's a Welcome Golem shape) deck, 169mm Indys, 54mm Conicals, and medium hard Indy bushing running kinda loose (I'm 175 lbs). Been working great since I started this thread.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Diocletian on June 17, 2019, 06:22:29 PM
I learned frontside slappies pretty fast a few years ago on a perfectly painted parking block for the handicap spot at my local park. Itís effortless with any size board/trucks I ride. However, when I skate a more rounded curb I definitely feel itís easier with a bigger set-up. I wish I could backside slappy anything...I just canít figure them out. Itís weird because on transition I am much more comfortable doing backside grinds vs frontside.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Xen on March 10, 2020, 07:03:40 PM
Odd question and I don't have an average to go by, but the most common curb width for say, a double sided, would and 8.75" be able to sit on top of the curb with enough clearance for the wheels? I know 149s don't, on average but would rather go 8.75: versus 9"+ if I cna help it.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Uncle Poseur on March 11, 2020, 07:38:53 PM
Odd question and I don't have an average to go by, but the most common curb width for say, a double sided, would and 8.75" be able to sit on top of the curb with enough clearance for the wheels? I know 149s don't, on average but would rather go 8.75: versus 9"+ if I cna help it.

Indy 169s on a 9.25" deck.
When in doubt, check to see what Lucero is riding.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: sharkin on March 12, 2020, 08:35:47 AM
if you want to learn slappys a bigger board can help

but big balls help most

just smash into the fucking thing. get drunk, stay loose, pump into the curb and you too will grind
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on March 23, 2020, 03:53:08 PM
I love this thread. Been going through the madness deciding whether I like my 8.4 or my 10 for slappies. 8.4 locks in seems easier, 10 is way more fun.

People in here skating popsicle or shapes? Itís nice having a nose and a shorter wheelbase on the pop, but nothing feels better than a fast frontside grind on the big boy
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: curbslayer on March 23, 2020, 04:10:43 PM
8.5 Popsicle for me. i love a slappy crook or front nose grind <3 but you are right nothing beats the feeling of a head on big boy slap WAAAPOW!  just feels right with a long wheelbase.     
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jtrpma on March 23, 2020, 04:18:56 PM
I like shaped boards for slappies or at least something wider over the trucks so you have more leverage when actually slapping onto a curb without having to run your trucks stupid loose.

Also for some reason indies tend to get caught less than aces when slapping trickier curbs.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on March 23, 2020, 06:01:03 PM
This should get moved into the gear section, would like to see more peopleís setups, even though it will probably cross over the big boy thread
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on March 24, 2020, 06:20:42 AM
I ride a 9 inch Powell flight pool shape with 169 indys. I just changed over from Bones SPFs to some Spitfire 80ís and now it just glides onto curbs.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Weezil on March 24, 2020, 11:45:26 AM
I never have any luck with a bigger board for curbs but it always looks like it's more fun. I just use my normal setup for curbs, 8.25, 149s/ace44s, 56mm conical fulls.

bout to set one up though I have this old BA anti-hero that still has a little life left with some hollow 159s and whatever wheels I have lying around, I always set it up, do slappys and take it apart because I feel stupid, pandemic got me itching to set it up again though and try it. worst case I just buy a 8.5 for the 159s this summer once I run out've 8.25s.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: fs1/2cab on March 24, 2020, 02:14:01 PM
I ride a 9 inch Powell flight pool shape with 169 indys. I just changed over from Bones SPFs to some Spitfire 80ís and now it just glides onto curbs.

I always thought the spit 80 HDs would be too soft for slappy stuff. I use mine on the rain cruiser.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: authentic_creed_bratton on March 24, 2020, 07:11:49 PM
i have roughrider 59mm and they are 80a too. they bump onto a curb really well, and they roll really fast on crusty ashphalt, but they are so soft that they wear away like you put them on a belt sander when they get pinched up on a grind. really fun for slappies but they dont last very long. i may try super juices next
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on March 24, 2020, 07:19:51 PM
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I ride a 9 inch Powell flight pool shape with 169 indys. I just changed over from Bones SPFs to some Spitfire 80ís and now it just glides onto curbs.
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I always thought the spit 80 HDs would be too soft for slappy stuff. I use mine on the rain cruiser.

Try them for slappying and let me know if itís just in my head
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jtrpma on March 24, 2020, 08:07:28 PM
I feel soft wheels are easy to roll up curbs and therefore often easier to slappies, as long as they are rounded off.

The chargers might work well, keyframes surely do. They do get cracks and damages easily though.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on March 25, 2020, 02:47:12 PM
A mate of mine exploded two sets of 80HDs in two months skating just slappies. He said he LOVED them but they just chip and split
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: curbslayer on March 25, 2020, 04:02:15 PM
too soft!!!! your wheels will be pulverized!!! one locked in feeble on a curb and the inside of your wheels will be destroyed. good for ditch skating and cruising not curb skating. 
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Weezil on March 25, 2020, 05:01:40 PM
I always thought soft wheels sucked for curbs, tried some big ass soft cruiser wheels once and while it felt super cool barreling through grass and dirt to slappy stuff the stick factor was higher for me.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: malakawarrior on March 26, 2020, 02:20:31 AM
i learned on a normal set up however i feel like the bigger the better. Also shaped boards with very small or very triangle noses make them so much easier
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on March 26, 2020, 04:09:00 PM
A mate of mine exploded two sets of 80HDs in two months skating just slappies. He said he LOVED them but they just chip and split

I fucked around and found out :'(
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on March 28, 2020, 03:33:35 AM
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A mate of mine exploded two sets of 80HDs in two months skating just slappies. He said he LOVED them but they just chip and split
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I fucked around and found out :'(

He hasnít learnt his lesson... heís about to buy set number 3. Told him to try Mini Juice
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Skart on March 28, 2020, 07:28:21 AM
Learning frontside feels terrible until it suddenly happens

Same shit with baby wall rides
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: skatingisntspecialstupid on March 28, 2020, 03:00:26 PM
Always thought bs was easier to just smash into the ledge. Radial f4s feel nice for it. Once you can keep your front truck from going to feeble itll grind straight. Still havent figured out frontside. Probably just being a poosey.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on March 28, 2020, 09:18:58 PM
Always thought bs was easier to just smash into the ledge. Radial f4s feel nice for it. Once you can keep your front truck from going to feeble itll grind straight. Still havent figured out frontside. Probably just being a poosey.

Front foot over the bolts, and make it light as you hit. Keep carving in, and switch the weight onto the front foot and lighten up and the back will bump on, as long as you keep turning
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Skart on March 28, 2020, 09:48:41 PM
Ride up almost straight and then turn helped me

A few went to tail but I found the zone

Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on March 31, 2020, 09:19:56 AM
I use my normal set up. But Iím a proponent for not having multiple set ups, IMO you should be able to skate everything on the same board. Act like your grinding a QP thatís helped me a lot on slappies
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: uptherecazaly on March 31, 2020, 07:24:30 PM
I use my normal set up. But Iím a proponent for not having multiple set ups, IMO you should be able to skate everything on the same board. Act like your grinding a QP thatís helped me a lot on slappies

I don't think anyone 'should' do anything except what they want to do when they're skating. 
It's a beautiful thing to have more than one board, but a first world priviledge.
I've got a regular 8.5 popsicle, and several old school shaped boards.
It's nice to have a popsicle nose for tricks and it's nice to have a fat deck in transition.
 
9" shaped SkullSkates
Goofy footed friend's old axle-grooved 149s swapped front/back (wearing regular stance grooves now)
F4 101 Classics worn to 53mm

Welcome shaped 9"
169s that are a little defective, but when loose not too noticable.
Bones STF V1 worn to 50mm

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49722792326_f2891f5722_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iKQiQS)Slappies (https://flic.kr/p/2iKQiQS)   (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/)
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on March 31, 2020, 08:52:56 PM
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I use my normal set up. But Iím a proponent for not having multiple set ups, IMO you should be able to skate everything on the same board. Act like your grinding a QP thatís helped me a lot on slappies
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I don't think anyone 'should' do anything except what they want to do when they're skating. 
It's a beautiful thing to have more than one board, but a first world priviledge.
I've got a regular 8.5 popsicle, and several old school shaped boards.
It's nice to have a popsicle nose for tricks and it's nice to have a fat deck in transition.
I have a goofy footed friend's old axle-grooved Indy 149s on a 9" shaped SkullSkates for slappies, I've put his back truck on the front and am now wearing grooves into the other side (I'm regular)
Also have an old Welcome shaped 9" with 169s that are a little defective, but I ride them loose so it's not too noticable. Basically they're boards I don't skate a lot and trucks I don't give a shit about.

To each his own. Just my opinion. Whatever works for the skater. 
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Mort Garson on April 01, 2020, 12:34:46 AM
I had a quarantine slappy sesh today on a 10Ē scram with some 169s that were loose enough to be approaching Palmer territory. Felt like a dream, albeit a very sketchy dream where I might have been Dead Dave. Learned back slappy 5-0, felt like a boss.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on April 01, 2020, 08:03:53 PM
I had a quarantine slappy sesh today on a 10Ē scram with some 169s that were loose enough to be approaching Palmer territory. Felt like a dream, albeit a very sketchy dream where I might have been Dead Dave. Learned back slappy 5-0, felt like a boss.

Iím fortunate to have a curb and good flat right in front of my house. Got out the other day and randomly tried a el apply back five for the first time in years. Did it first go and just did like 15 or so after. Super fun. My curbs rounded so not the easiest to sit on 50-50s
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on April 06, 2020, 05:21:16 PM
Anyone skated a Winkowski setup for slappies? Or similar? Will lack of nose/length be an issue?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: TastyBurrito on April 06, 2020, 07:05:12 PM
Anyone skated a Winkowski setup for slappies? Or similar? Will lack of nose/length be an issue?

Shouldn't be a problem. If you're doing boardslides and slappy 50-50s. If you're trying to do a crooked slappies. Then the short nose might be a problem.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: malakawarrior on April 08, 2020, 05:49:46 AM
learned slappies on the bottom stair of a 4set at my local, have never skated an actual parking block. However i feel like a steep nose is a must, trucks 149 and up-maybe 144- and preferably loose. The bigger wheels the better and never smaller than 52mm.
Obviously i have never skated a slappy curb so my advice is based on what ive skated which i guess would work really well on a curb.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jtrpma on April 14, 2020, 11:42:26 PM
Actually learned sloppiest in the winkowski. The extra width helps with levering the front truck up and not biting it. Works perfectly fine.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Skart on April 15, 2020, 01:57:48 AM
learned slappies on the bottom stair of a 4set at my local, have never skated an actual parking block. However i feel like a steep nose is a must, trucks 149 and up-maybe 144- and preferably loose. The bigger wheels the better and never smaller than 52mm.
Obviously i have never skated a slappy curb so my advice is based on what ive skated which i guess would work really well on a curb.

No
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jtrpma on April 16, 2020, 12:26:49 AM
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learned slappies on the bottom stair of a 4set at my local, have never skated an actual parking block. However i feel like a steep nose is a must, trucks 149 and up-maybe 144- and preferably loose. The bigger wheels the better and never smaller than 52mm.
Obviously i have never skated a slappy curb so my advice is based on what ive skated which i guess would work really well on a curb.
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No

ThereĎs a lot of people that like to slap on <50mm wheels, you need a little more power on small wheels but once you have the hang of getting your back Teich up it is no real difference. they help avoiding wheelbite when running your trucks sloppy loose. I just canĎt skate any spots on small wheels not even considering between them.

It takes time, like any trick to learn, that is the only secret to slappies
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: rocklobster on April 16, 2020, 12:56:09 AM
Glad I decided to click into this thread. I've got a Real 8.18 that I'm not really feeling, a pair of Venture 5.8 and a shitty curb at the bottom of my apartment. Setting up later but I only have tiny 52mm wheels.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Skart on April 16, 2020, 03:05:20 AM
On 52 full conical and 6.1's

Terrible example though. Just realized I lifted to get on

https://youtu.be/Fsb43CuRkrk
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jay_nev on April 16, 2020, 05:37:02 AM
On 52 full conical and 6.1's

Terrible example though. Just realized I lifted to get on

https://youtu.be/Fsb43CuRkrk
the ventures even sound harder. Do try groove up well? My indyís just seemed smoother on a painted curb
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Skart on April 16, 2020, 09:59:52 PM
I went from ace to venture so I'm warped on truck hardness. Either way it's tolerable
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: rocklobster on April 16, 2020, 10:46:07 PM
On 52 full conical and 6.1's

Terrible example though. Just realized I lifted to get on

https://youtu.be/Fsb43CuRkrk

Damn you guys got some nice curbs, the ones near me are all crust, missing chunks, unpainted and probably 2 inches too high. Butt fuck it I'll give it a whirl today.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on April 17, 2020, 06:01:53 PM
Decided against the Winkowski, decided instead to stop having a big setup and a normal setup, so Iím going to meet in the middle. 8.25 or 8.4 Grimple with 149 or 44 and 55mms. Not too sure yet. Maybe even thinking 159 on 8.25 could be nice.

Also I canít for the life of me stop lifting my front truck onto backside 50s. I treat it like a quarter so Iím used to doing it that way. I donít weigh fuck all either so I feel like I need to charge way harder than someone who weighs a bit more.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Mike Oxwelling on April 21, 2020, 11:19:57 AM
I ride an 8.25 with the 8.25 indy that are relatively loose and usually ~ 53mm wheel.

I've been learning slappies in my later years.  I could never do them as a kid.  But this is what I thought the OP meant for "set up".   I read the whole thread and didn't really see my last point stated.


Carving (or  approaching the curb at maybe a 25-30 angle) helps alot.

Putting your front foot way up on the nose is crucial for learning as well.   Watch how alot of people do slappy crooks.  I used to think it looked horrible with your feet super spread apart but now I understand its just technique that really helps.

Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on April 21, 2020, 12:15:25 PM
Decided against the Winkowski, decided instead to stop having a big setup and a normal setup, so Iím going to meet in the middle. 8.25 or 8.4 Grimple with 149 or 44 and 55mms. Not too sure yet. Maybe even thinking 159 on 8.25 could be nice.

Also I canít for the life of me stop lifting my front truck onto backside 50s. I treat it like a quarter so Iím used to doing it that way. I donít weigh fuck all either so I feel like I need to charge way harder than someone who weighs a bit more.

I lift just a little on BS slappies. Who cares? As long as your having fun. I feel itís more FS slappies you donít wanna lift up on as front truck goes up first. At least thatís how this two work for me.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Fred Gerwer Frank Gall on April 21, 2020, 03:11:36 PM
No lifting either way!

fun is fun, correct.

but proper is also proper.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Fred Gerwer Frank Gall on April 21, 2020, 03:13:12 PM
try keeping front foot behind the bolts and carving at a steeper angle.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on April 22, 2020, 06:56:39 AM
No lifting either way!

fun is fun, correct.

but proper is also proper.

Never heard that. Upon further review of my own. I only lift up after Iím on the curb to move the front truck into place. Have I been doing these wrong this whole time? Haha
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on April 22, 2020, 10:50:18 PM
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No lifting either way!

fun is fun, correct.

but proper is also proper.
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Never heard that. Upon further review of my own. I only lift up after Iím on the curb to move the front truck into place. Have I been doing these wrong this whole time? Haha

Yeah I lift only once my wheel has hit the curb, itís almost like a bounce haha
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Thom on April 23, 2020, 07:20:44 AM
Iíd say for a truly proper text book slappy of any kind

-donít ride up with your foot on the nose or tail unless itís a crooked grind, you can tuck your foot into the pocket of the tail or nose for almost every other grind
-wait until both trucks make contact with the curb to go into most other grinds (smith,5-0 etc)
-donít throw your arms up to lift your weight on the way in, carve it and suck your knees up to your stomach right before impact with the curb




Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on April 24, 2020, 09:17:21 AM
Iíd say for a truly proper text book slappy of any kind

-donít ride up with your foot on the nose or tail unless itís a crooked grind, you can tuck your foot into the pocket of the tail or nose for almost every other grind
-wait until both trucks make contact with the curb to go into most other grinds (smith,5-0 etc)
-donít throw your arms up to lift your weight on the way in, carve it and suck your knees up to your stomach right before impact with the curb

Iíd have to disagree with both trucks touching on a 5-0. By definition thatís not a proper 5-0. In my mind as long as your not Olly-ing into it lifting up into a slappy 5-0 is fine. But Iím not well versed in slappie etiquette so what do I know.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Thom on April 25, 2020, 05:48:56 PM
Iím not saying it needs to be a 50-50, but the front truck should make contact with the curb before the back truck does going into a slappy 5-0 because thatís just kind of the original way of doing it and looks more natural and better IMO
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jay_nev on April 25, 2020, 06:52:48 PM
Conical fulls?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Thom on April 25, 2020, 08:51:13 PM
if you ride certain wheels on transition then they will be good for slappies

Some people like round walls cause they roll on easier but I like the way conicals kinda snap in and lock so I ride wider conical wheels on my curb setup
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: w425 on April 29, 2020, 07:38:21 PM
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Does a big board make it easier too? A lot of people who do slappies always ride a big board
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big board means big trucks so yes

Excuse me sir some people like to ride smaller trucks with bigger boards :)
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: TastyBurrito on May 20, 2020, 11:33:26 AM
I'm having trouble with my slappy crooks. I feel like when I hit the curb, I stick. Not sure if I'm not shifting weight properly, not hitting with enough speed, to fat, etc?

Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Dr Steve Brule on May 20, 2020, 12:15:25 PM
I'm having trouble with my slappy crooks. I feel like when I hit the curb, I stick. Not sure if I'm not shifting weight properly, not hitting with enough speed, to fat, etc?

lean back a little farther than you might initially expect. just ease your front truck on, the front truck wants to crooked grind so just keep your front foot on the ledge and you will see it come to life. try it switch too because it's easier than you anticipate
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Fred Gerwer Frank Gall on May 20, 2020, 01:09:09 PM
Good advice above. Also, with your front foot, I find having it back a bit closer to the bolts with your heel hanging off a bit helps.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Jory4 on May 20, 2020, 01:20:35 PM
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I'm having trouble with my slappy crooks. I feel like when I hit the curb, I stick. Not sure if I'm not shifting weight properly, not hitting with enough speed, to fat, etc?
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lean back a little farther than you might initially expect. just ease your front truck on, the front truck wants to crooked grind so just keep your front foot on the ledge and you will see it come to life. try it switch too because it's easier than you anticipate

I found trying to push the board away from me slightly and unweighting for a split second as the wheels hit the curb ( like a Chinese Nollie ) before standing up on the front foot helped.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: hereticx on June 03, 2020, 01:49:31 AM
Guys who do a ton of slappy grinds. Do you setup boards specifically with slappy in mind and if so, whatís your setup?

good slappy setup would be like an 8.5+ board indy 159's and small ass wheels
https://www.boardycakes.com (https://www.boardycakes.com)
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on June 03, 2020, 10:09:26 AM
if you ride certain wheels on transition then they will be good for slappies

Some people like round walls cause they roll on easier but I like the way conicals kinda snap in and lock so I ride wider conical wheels on my curb setup


I learned slappies on conical and I keep slipping out. May try switching back.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: fs1/2cab on June 03, 2020, 12:21:43 PM
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Guys who do a ton of slappy grinds. Do you setup boards specifically with slappy in mind and if so, whatís your setup?
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good slappy setup would be like an 8.5+ board indy 159's and small ass wheels
https://www.boardycakes.com (https://www.boardycakes.com)

I am currently running the AH brown bomber, with Indy 159s and 50 MM spit classics. Started as a low-impact/slappy setup but now I use it for everything.

(https://s12.directupload.net/images/200603/s4wgelq5.jpg) (https://www.directupload.net)
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on June 03, 2020, 02:07:39 PM
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Guys who do a ton of slappy grinds. Do you setup boards specifically with slappy in mind and if so, whatís your setup?
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good slappy setup would be like an 8.5+ board indy 159's and small ass wheels
https://www.boardycakes.com (https://www.boardycakes.com)
I personally just skate my regular board. 8.5 board venture 5.8 and 53 mm f4 lock ins.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: ZachV on June 10, 2020, 10:22:41 AM
Guys who do a ton of slappy grinds. Do you setup boards specifically with slappy in mind and if so, whatís your setup?

I do a ton of slappy grinds but I dont have a setup for specifically slappys, just ride what your comfortable with.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Xen on June 10, 2020, 11:57:09 AM
I made one just for kicks/covid boredom.

Krooked Worrest Slick Twin Tail
Tensor Mag lights
Spitfire Lockins

It all works the way I intended, tho I think lockins are just a gimmick, they don't feel any more locked in than a radial slim or bones V2/V5 and those are at-least all reversible.

The twin tail aspect of a slappy setup is great (really any setup) as you don't have to worry about it once you get used it and truck wise you get even disbursement of grooves ;)
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Weezil on June 10, 2020, 02:24:24 PM
same^ don't usually do slappy setups but i saw a krooked board that looked cool and set one up.

krooked dan's rig
thunder 151 standard
spitfire f4 classics 56mm, spitfire cheapshots
pig rails

board is fun as fuck, slappys feel amazing, trucks turn really good and I'm not getting any wheelbite surprisingly without risers, trucks are stock. low-key think thunders are the best slappy truck if indys aren't your thing.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: fake nollie.sk8er on June 10, 2020, 03:21:40 PM
I still don't see the point of slappys.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: ZachV on June 10, 2020, 03:52:41 PM
I still don't see the point of slappys.

Why would you ollie onto a curb if you could just effortlessly ride onto it.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on June 10, 2020, 07:53:23 PM
I still don't see the point of slappys.

They are delicate yet aggressive, nimble yet violent. They are all of skating on a feature accessible to all.


Plus, they are fun.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Lloyd Braun on June 12, 2020, 07:55:31 AM
I still don't see the point of slappys.

Can you slappy? Super fun satisfying grinds that are relatively easy.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Esmith5488 on June 12, 2020, 11:11:41 AM
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I still don't see the point of slappys.
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Can you slappy? Super fun satisfying grinds that are relatively easy.
The answer is no. They can not
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on June 13, 2020, 08:18:17 PM
Not sure if this is the right place but landed my first backside slappy. I have been trying for years and gave up because front side was easier but, I think the secret was to twist my hips to get the back truck on.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: ZachV on June 13, 2020, 08:32:07 PM
Not sure if this is the right place but landed my first backside slappy. I have been trying for years and gave up because front side was easier but, I think the secret was to twist my hips to get the back truck on.

turning your hips more helped me learn them, I also found that I have to have more weight on my front foot when doing slappy 50 50s
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on June 14, 2020, 12:42:19 AM
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Not sure if this is the right place but landed my first backside slappy. I have been trying for years and gave up because front side was easier but, I think the secret was to twist my hips to get the back truck on.
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turning your hips more helped me learn them, I also found that I have to have more weight on my front foot when doing slappy 50 50s

That helps until you end up doing willy grinds
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: DA BIG BODY BENZ on June 14, 2020, 07:16:49 PM
Seen some people say smaller wheels help, not sure what they mean by smaller. I imagine dudes that do slap pies riding 58mm on a normal day so maybe 54 is small for them. 😂


I cant do slappies but I was trying to with some like 40mm wheels and i was actually getting into it sometimes but now that I got bigger new wheels im not getting as close so maybe small wheels do help
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: ZachV on June 14, 2020, 09:35:36 PM
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Not sure if this is the right place but landed my first backside slappy. I have been trying for years and gave up because front side was easier but, I think the secret was to twist my hips to get the back truck on.
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turning your hips more helped me learn them, I also found that I have to have more weight on my front foot when doing slappy 50 50s
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That helps until you end up doing willy grinds

Yeah but the reason im heavier on my front foot is so I can get my back truck on, I slap my front truck on and my back truck is just along for the ride.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on June 15, 2020, 04:10:59 AM
I find bigger wheels are easier to get o and lock on.

You donít drive off road with tiny tires, do you? You wanna roll up a bit.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Skart on June 15, 2020, 07:28:08 AM
Damn why did Fred Gerwer Frank Gall focus?

He actually skated
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Weezil on June 15, 2020, 11:34:33 AM
I don't put my weight on my front leg when doing fs or bs slappys. all in the back leg, front leg just guides you into the initial truck bash and the back leg does all the work, you'll get a longer, more controlled slappy that way. I've been working on doing them switch a little more consistently and I notice alot of the time I'll have my weight on my front foot and have to do this ugly fakie pivot out of them, been working on fixing that. when you're first learning them the trick doesn't make sense so alot of people put their front foot on the nose or lean forward too much, it works but you can get pitched pretty bad if you slip out. work on leaning back and getting into them with your feet back a little more, if you miss the curb or slip out you can just kick the board out instead of slamming that way.

also I don't think small wheels really help with them or fuck them up, but really big wheels definitely make you lock in too much, anywhere from 53-56mm is the sweet spot for wheels imo.
gotta say spitfire classics are nice because of the rounded sidewall, you can roll right up some of the steeper curbs if you get your angle right.  but your average parking block it isn't as important, just bash and lock on. curbs are fun.



Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: ZachV on June 15, 2020, 02:37:49 PM
Maybe im lying to myself. I feel like my front foot is always heavier and my slappies are just fine.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: FrozenIndustries on June 16, 2020, 09:19:31 AM
Damn why did Fred Gerwer Frank Gall focus?

He actually skated

Kind of shocked you're the only person who mentioned this. Dude was a good poster.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Frank and Fred on June 16, 2020, 10:43:40 AM
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Damn why did Fred Gerwer Frank Gall focus?

He actually skated
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Kind of shocked you're the only person who mentioned this. Dude was a good poster.

You guys are too nice. I had to take a break from all forms of social media. Silly to cancel a Slap account but it was an all or nothing type reaction. Thank the Lord Lee Ralph for skateboarding.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: FrozenIndustries on June 16, 2020, 11:37:41 AM
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Damn why did Fred Gerwer Frank Gall focus?

He actually skated
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Kind of shocked you're the only person who mentioned this. Dude was a good poster.
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You guys are too nice. I had to take a break from all forms of social media. Silly to cancel a Slap account but it was an all or nothing type reaction. Thank the Lord Lee Ralph for skateboarding.

I get it, I've focused Instagram (my only other social) 3 times before. Welcome back.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Thom on June 16, 2020, 01:30:40 PM
Slap is the only social media I have and I like it this way

Glad ur back
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Benchpress on June 28, 2020, 08:15:02 AM
Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: mynameisnotjeff on June 28, 2020, 08:23:12 AM
I see that Roger scrapes off the wax of the Venice curbs. When do you know itís time to scrape the was off?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: layzieyez on June 28, 2020, 09:10:13 AM
Karate kidding me?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jtrpma on June 28, 2020, 11:45:02 AM
Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.

Do it
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on June 28, 2020, 09:59:56 PM
Been trying out my various set-ups on slappy, and my cruiser is the easiest to rip them by a long shot.

Black Label Auby 10-inch, older Indy 169s, and the magic ingredient

https://powell-peralta.com/powell-peralta-rat-bones-skateboard-wheels-60mm-90a-green-4-pack
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: sammyz on June 28, 2020, 10:20:43 PM
Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.

Aussie curbs are hard to slappy...square, tall and most street slope down into the curb so you got that shit angle to work with too.

we finally found a good parking lot with ok curbs, but only lasted an hour before security kicked us out...by that time all of us had managed to do 1 or 2 slappys.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Benchpress on June 29, 2020, 12:57:13 AM
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Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.
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Aussie curbs are hard to slappy...square, tall and most street slope down into the curb so you got that shit angle to work with too.

we finally found a good parking lot with ok curbs, but only lasted an hour before security kicked us out...by that time all of us had managed to do 1 or 2 slappys.

Yeah Australian street curbs are brutal. Can rock a few newer ones but all the older streets are no go. Mainly hang out at carparks during this time of the year.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jtrpma on June 29, 2020, 03:25:06 PM
Been trying out my various set-ups on slappy, and my cruiser is the easiest to rip them by a long shot.

Black Label Auby 10-inch, older Indy 169s, and the magic ingredient

https://powell-peralta.com/powell-peralta-rat-bones-skateboard-wheels-60mm-90a-green-4-pack

That sounds like such a good setup. would you mind uploading a pic? I know it is a bit of a hassle.
still sad I slept on all the auby label decks, they were sick and auby and john are worth supporting. That bullnose they used to make, still fiending for that!
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on June 29, 2020, 05:35:38 PM
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Been trying out my various set-ups on slappy, and my cruiser is the easiest to rip them by a long shot.

Black Label Auby 10-inch, older Indy 169s, and the magic ingredient

https://powell-peralta.com/powell-peralta-rat-bones-skateboard-wheels-60mm-90a-green-4-pack
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That sounds like such a good setup. would you mind uploading a pic? I know it is a bit of a hassle.
still sad I slept on all the auby label decks, they were sick and auby and john are worth supporting. That bullnose they used to make, still fiending for that!

Since you asked, here you go

(https://i.ibb.co/dKYy3RR/15246-D3-D-BE1-A-4340-B6-C9-DF05888-A6-D4-D.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/nLY9C2G/8-FDB82-EF-4939-4-A16-AF8-A-F619-D91032-B8.jpg)


I had rails on it but the got torn out riding some rough curbs
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: sammyz on June 29, 2020, 07:19:35 PM
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Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.
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Aussie curbs are hard to slappy...square, tall and most street slope down into the curb so you got that shit angle to work with too.

we finally found a good parking lot with ok curbs, but only lasted an hour before security kicked us out...by that time all of us had managed to do 1 or 2 slappys.
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Yeah Australian street curbs are brutal. Can rock a few newer ones but all the older streets are no go. Mainly hang out at carparks during this time of the year.

hey man...where abouts in aus are you based?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: rocklobster on June 29, 2020, 08:17:54 PM
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Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.
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Aussie curbs are hard to slappy...square, tall and most street slope down into the curb so you got that shit angle to work with too.

we finally found a good parking lot with ok curbs, but only lasted an hour before security kicked us out...by that time all of us had managed to do 1 or 2 slappys.

Thought it was just me, the curbs in Singapore are really tall and square, not like the beautiful red ones you see the pros in LA skating. I managed to find 1 curb slab at a carpark, it's pretty short but I'll skate anything at this point in time.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Benchpress on June 30, 2020, 03:54:56 AM
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Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.
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Aussie curbs are hard to slappy...square, tall and most street slope down into the curb so you got that shit angle to work with too.

we finally found a good parking lot with ok curbs, but only lasted an hour before security kicked us out...by that time all of us had managed to do 1 or 2 slappys.
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Yeah Australian street curbs are brutal. Can rock a few newer ones but all the older streets are no go. Mainly hang out at carparks during this time of the year.
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hey man...where abouts in aus are you based?

Adelaide. Yourself?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: sammyz on June 30, 2020, 05:26:47 AM
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Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.
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Aussie curbs are hard to slappy...square, tall and most street slope down into the curb so you got that shit angle to work with too.

we finally found a good parking lot with ok curbs, but only lasted an hour before security kicked us out...by that time all of us had managed to do 1 or 2 slappys.
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Yeah Australian street curbs are brutal. Can rock a few newer ones but all the older streets are no go. Mainly hang out at carparks during this time of the year.
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hey man...where abouts in aus are you based?
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Adelaide. Yourself?

Ah damn...Sydney...thought it could be the start of a slappy crew!
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: ZachV on June 30, 2020, 10:19:39 AM
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Anyone ever ridden a heroin curb crusher? Considering one of those in 10.25, with a pair of 215s. Can already slappy my regular ass board daily and nightly but just want something cool for crusing to the shops and roasting the grim Australian curbs.
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Aussie curbs are hard to slappy...square, tall and most street slope down into the curb so you got that shit angle to work with too.

we finally found a good parking lot with ok curbs, but only lasted an hour before security kicked us out...by that time all of us had managed to do 1 or 2 slappys.
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Thought it was just me, the curbs in Singapore are really tall and square, not like the beautiful red ones you see the pros in LA skating. I managed to find 1 curb slab at a carpark, it's pretty short but I'll skate anything at this point in time.

Iím so glad I live in California lmao, having access to perfect painted curbs almost anywhere you go is so nice.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Ziad on July 01, 2020, 12:34:38 AM
I ride a 8.5 deck, 58 wheels conical shape, venture 6.1 loose trucks and I can't slappy for shit I even wear high top chucks :'( maybe I need more plaid shirts
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Ziad on July 01, 2020, 12:45:59 AM
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Been trying out my various set-ups on slappy, and my cruiser is the easiest to rip them by a long shot.

Black Label Auby 10-inch, older Indy 169s, and the magic ingredient

https://powell-peralta.com/powell-peralta-rat-bones-skateboard-wheels-60mm-90a-green-4-pack
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That sounds like such a good setup. would you mind uploading a pic? I know it is a bit of a hassle.
still sad I slept on all the auby label decks, they were sick and auby and john are worth supporting. That bullnose they used to make, still fiending for that!
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Since you asked, here you go

(https://i.ibb.co/dKYy3RR/15246-D3-D-BE1-A-4340-B6-C9-DF05888-A6-D4-D.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/nLY9C2G/8-FDB82-EF-4939-4-A16-AF8-A-F619-D91032-B8.jpg)


I had rails on it but the got torn out riding some rough curbs

this is a beautiful board
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: GBLange on July 01, 2020, 06:03:47 AM
My slappy setup is a AH orange crusher with Indy 169 and 53mm Slimeball 97a.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: jay_nev on July 01, 2020, 03:30:03 PM
My slappy setup is a AH orange crusher with Indy 169 and 53mm Slimeball 97a.
that thing is probably a beast. do you notice a big difference with the 97a wheels? in softness versus the crust?
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Post by: GBLange on July 03, 2020, 05:15:51 AM
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My slappy setup is a AH orange crusher with Indy 169 and 53mm Slimeball 97a.
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that thing is probably a beast. do you notice a big difference with the 97a wheels? in softness versus the crust?

Honestly i can't really tell the difference..seems like the slimeball vomits has some offset. Like if i put the graphics side out, it's kinda flush with the side of the board. If i put the  blank side out, it's not flush with the board
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Benchpress on July 13, 2020, 02:23:31 AM
https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on July 14, 2020, 02:09:46 AM
https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique
you got on fine. Just to make coming off easier, try to avoid having your shoulders open to the direction youíre going. As you get on the curb square up a bit (this will make getting on easier to) and continue rotating as if you were carving a bowl. Youíll stay aligned and it wonít be as awkward getting off
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Benchpress on July 14, 2020, 03:23:33 AM
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https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique
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you got on fine. Just to make coming off easier, try to avoid having your shoulders open to the direction youíre going. As you get on the curb square up a bit (this will make getting on easier to) and continue rotating as if you were carving a bowl. Youíll stay aligned and it wonít be as awkward getting off

Cheers man, appreciate the help! :)
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: slutonparade on July 14, 2020, 08:07:03 AM
I ride a 8.5 deck, 58 wheels conical shape, venture 6.1 loose trucks and I can't slappy for shit I even wear high top chucks :'( maybe I need more plaid shirts

Ahhhh, you're missing a key ingredient... cuffed pants

But, for real.  Just keep charging at the curb and it'll eventually click.  I ended up just spending an entire session focusing on slappies and it eventually clicked.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Frank and Fred on July 14, 2020, 09:21:13 AM
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https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique
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you got on fine. Just to make coming off easier, try to avoid having your shoulders open to the direction youíre going. As you get on the curb square up a bit (this will make getting on easier to) and continue rotating as if you were carving a bowl. Youíll stay aligned and it wonít be as awkward getting off

No critique necessary. Your feet positioning looks perfect. I'm not sure how it works but I know I've done a good backside slappy when my tail actually slaps on the exit... What cucktard said is correct. think of it almost as carve grind in a pool shallow end. Bend your knees and carve in and out. Don't be afraid to go a bit faster and see what happens. Sometimes, with speed and a loose approach you can end up doing all kinds of unplanned moves... 180 out, into lip slide and so on... watch barker barret.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAS7nOyH_Gk (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAS7nOyH_Gk)
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: FUBAR on July 19, 2020, 06:26:55 AM
I have been playing with em since it seems Iím the only dude that canít slappy. I started on a 4Ē curb with nobody around because that shits embarassing, learning the slap into fs and bs. I did find that a wider board and looser trucks makes it easier for me. I donít slappy on my 8.25, I use my 8.5 with Thunder 149s if itís slap-time. I still canít do them every time, which is lame, and I sure do eat shit a lot.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on July 20, 2020, 12:03:26 AM
https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique

This is crazy... I set these curbs up!!!
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: cucktard on July 20, 2020, 12:14:42 AM
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https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique
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This is crazy... I set these curbs up!!!

Have a gnar
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Benchpress on July 20, 2020, 12:17:20 AM
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https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique
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This is crazy... I set these curbs up!!!

The fuck, haha. That's crazy bro, thankyou. Skate there so often and wondered who had done it. Hope you don't mind.

Did you rub brick it out of interest? It's like butter. So hard to find a good curb spot in Adelaide. I'll make sure to clean it clean and respectful haha.
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: texasplant on July 20, 2020, 05:35:09 AM
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https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM (https://youtu.be/_S8TEoVOIHM)

Well took a while but fiddled around with my setup and finally got my first slappy. I toyed with the idea of getting a dedicated slappy setup with 215's and a 10 inch board, turns out just ballsing up and going at it works much better, haha. I did switch to some F4 conical fulls and do find they're way easier to get into than my old V3 STFs. Beyond stoked, such a good feeling.

Was just messing around and got it on film, would be really appreciative for any critique
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This is crazy... I set these curbs up!!!
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The fuck, haha. That's crazy bro, thankyou. Skate there so often and wondered who had done it. Hope you don't mind.

Did you rub brick it out of interest? It's like butter. So hard to find a good curb spot in Adelaide. I'll make sure to clean it clean and respectful haha.

All yours man. Might even see you down there one day.

Yeah rubbed and many many coats of clear, the outer two are pretty gritty because I rushed them a little haha
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: AusFire on August 15, 2020, 11:22:58 PM
Guys who do a ton of slappy grinds. Do you setup boards specifically with slappy in mind and if so, whatís your setup?

I ride Ace 55s with an 8.8 board and 54mm Spitfires...
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: AusFire on August 15, 2020, 11:25:25 PM
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I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.
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Nice

I'm still pretty picky on my curbs. No idea how dudes ride short square curbs the way they do slopers
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Yeah, in Australia its nearly all tall & square.  Sucks.

I'm in australia too... I have no problem with bigger or square curbs.. Its really about the angle
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on November 19, 2020, 12:12:12 PM
Dang this thread blew up since I was last around.

When I made it I really had just started learning slappies and shit. Been skating a curb behind my work a lot and have dialed in my setups now. Frontside slappy is second nature now.

Pretty much anything over 8.75 with 159+ trucks feels good. I have that and a Zip Zogger with 215s now.  8) Got 101 53mm tablets on it and 99 53mm Skate Like a Girl Radials on the 8.75. No riser on either. Blue medium hard bushings with the nut level with the kingpin. Single rail on each. Iím 33 and hurt a lot, so besides skating a box or QP we also have behind work, itís basically just curbs!

Can slappy with any setup, but damn does it feel good on a wide, surfy feeling board.

Iíll post some pics!
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: reverbtank on November 19, 2020, 06:37:54 PM


My Zip Zogger and a fs slappy if you swipe.  ::)

http://www.instagram.com/p/CHyfNhBlMEu/?igshid=1105g511ssiga
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: JugeL on January 11, 2021, 09:38:38 PM
Since this thread is one of my favorites, gonna shamelesly bump it up. Maybe someone could move it to shoes & gear since it kind off belongs there?

Currently riding 8,75 Quasi, Venture 6.1 and 60mm Spitfire classics. Since covid hit again in my country beginning of the winter, i've been trying my ass off to learn slappies in the near by parking garage. Yesterday managed to learn switch backside slappy which suprisingly came so easy compared to regular bs slappies. 60mm wheels have definitely helped since you can ride away from everything. Ventures kinda need lot of wax, but haven't been a problem yet. Had to change bushings for bones mediums since the cold weather didn't really allow bushings to turn properly. Also put 1/8" Thunder risers on to help with wheelbite. Maybe when i get to the axle, i could try Ace or Indy. If anyone has experiences on Aces and slappys, would love to hear it. Anyone else been slappying around lately?
Title: Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 12, 2021, 03:11:15 AM
I am very rusty with slappy grinds, but this setup makes them fun.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ77M1klTQh/