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Title: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 20, 2020, 06:19:20 AM
Just got a polar 8.75 football and it's got me curious about their other shapes? Anyone have any feedback on the P2 P9 or arrigato? 1991 and 1992 as well if you got it but I'm more interested in the first 3.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Freelancevagrant on August 20, 2020, 06:37:58 AM
Never had the p2 or p9 but I've had the 91, 92, and dane1

That being said, I think that the p9 might be a slimmed down version of the 91. Sorry that probably doesn't help at all.

But of the three that I've had I prefer the Dane1, super fun shape
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on August 20, 2020, 07:53:14 AM
Currently have Dane 1 and Shin Surf model set up. Both really fun but not ideal (for me) to do my best skateboarding. I love shaped boards but the short noses throw me off. Hard lesson I just learned. I've also skated the P1 and P2s and found those super functional. I really liked the P5 (I think) 8.5 pop with the squared off nose and tail.

I have a Shin skate rabbit on ice right now and that looks great, basically a popsicle that's 8.75 up front that sidecuts into 8.38 out back but with good nose and tail shape and dimensions.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: TheLowerBack on August 20, 2020, 09:04:33 AM
P2 is probably my favorite board shape. On one now and have had a few in the past. I really only do noseslide and Kgrind variations, so the big blocky nose is really nice for those. The tapered tail is good for scooping tricks and it doesnít start until the bolts. So you donít need to ride smaller trucks on it. If theyíd make a 8.6 with a 14.25 wb, Iíd never ride another deck.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: VHS Fisheye on August 20, 2020, 10:35:57 AM
just bought an arigato ill let you know how it is once its set up
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FUBAR on August 20, 2020, 01:15:08 PM
My P2 Chatman arrives today so Iíll also chime in after a while
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lukabrazi on August 20, 2020, 01:29:21 PM
have skated around on the Dane, 1992, and the newest Shin, I could never skate any of them as a main board but see how they could compliment certain styles of skating.

the P2 is also a fun one, my buddy has had 4 this summer , 8.25 on the back truck , 8.5 on the front, that scooped out shovel nose is crazy, but as I normally skate an 8"-8.125" I was still able to skate this one surprisingly well.

roommate just got an Arigato yesterday so I am curious how that one skates, definitely one of the weirder shapes

the Football shape is pretty cool , have just cruised on that one, and I'm not the biggest fan of the P9
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: burn_to_live on August 20, 2020, 02:30:06 PM
The 1992 shape is wonderful, just set it up with 159s because 149s are too small.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: maggotspawn on August 20, 2020, 04:00:42 PM
(https://www.tactics.com/a/ccrl/9/polar-skate-co-boserio-cash-is-queen-925-1991-shape-skateboard-deck.webp)
This 1991 is calling me. Probably going to snag it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 20, 2020, 04:17:18 PM
have skated around on the Dane, 1992, and the newest Shin, I could never skate any of them as a main board but see how they could compliment certain styles of skating.

the P2 is also a fun one, my buddy has had 4 this summer , 8.25 on the back truck , 8.5 on the front, that scooped out shovel nose is crazy, but as I normally skate an 8"-8.125" I was still able to skate this one surprisingly well.

roommate just got an Arigato yesterday so I am curious how that one skates, definitely one of the weirder shapes

the Football shape is pretty cool , have just cruised on that one, and I'm not the biggest fan of the P9

Leaning heavily towards a p2 vs a reg 8.5. please do let me know about the arrigato.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: AsianVegan on August 20, 2020, 06:16:49 PM
More info here:
https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=107835.0

I just setup a 1992 to push around on - I feel like anything that big and shapey is gonna be a cruiser for me, basically anything over 8.5

I liked the P8. Defs agree with the Welcome comparison cause the dims makes it sound bigger than it feels but you can skate it as a normal street board.

The Arigato seems like an updated P8 in pics, super squared off and the same riders seem to have had pro models on both shapes?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: sketchyrider on August 20, 2020, 07:37:25 PM
P2 is probably my favorite board shape. On one now and have had a few in the past. I really only do noseslide and Kgrind variations, so the big blocky nose is really nice for those. The tapered tail is good for scooping tricks and it doesnít start until the bolts. So you donít need to ride smaller trucks on it. If theyíd make a 8.6 with a 14.25 wb, Iíd never ride another deck.

not exactly what you want, but they make an 8.625 with a 14.375 wb. i really wanna try it actually.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on August 20, 2020, 07:40:49 PM
I have no idea what the designated shape is, but I have a 9" Polar popsicle and it's one of the best decks of its kind I have skated. I have two completes, and I have gone through a number of others while the Polar keeps skating perfectly after basically an entire summer. Can't really recommend it enough. Going to keep skating these, for sure
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: VHS Fisheye on August 20, 2020, 10:47:10 PM
i can confirm the arigato is a beast, i got the wheel well version and i dont think ive ever liked a shape more.

(https://i.ibb.co/vQsL9T8/117860228-799785040769805-3677456869609296837-n.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vQsL9T8)

the nose is super square and long, tails pretty pig and even more squared off
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: TheLowerBack on August 20, 2020, 10:49:49 PM
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P2 is probably my favorite board shape. On one now and have had a few in the past. I really only do noseslide and Kgrind variations, so the big blocky nose is really nice for those. The tapered tail is good for scooping tricks and it doesnít start until the bolts. So you donít need to ride smaller trucks on it. If theyíd make a 8.6 with a 14.25 wb, Iíd never ride another deck.
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not exactly what you want, but they make an 8.625 with a 14.375 wb. i really wanna try it actually.

Itís a fun shape. Full nose and tapered tail. I just really dig the square nose on the p2.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on August 21, 2020, 12:36:03 AM
On Shinís surf model at the moment but the nose is way mellow so you have to think about the direction itís going before tricks (I.e. quick shove it before you nollie etc.), would be a great park board but I donít know if Iíll do too much on it other than cruise. Arigato shape seems like it would fit me well dimensions wise but theyíre pretty hard to come across ....
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: eckstarr on August 21, 2020, 12:58:07 AM
VHS has summed up the Arigato quite well. My 8.38 tapered down to about 8.18 from front to back, steepish kicks and full concave. I think Iíd love that board even more if it was a true full shape With a .25 inch longer tail
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 21, 2020, 03:19:38 AM
VHS has summed up the Arigato quite well. My 8.38 tapered down to about 8.18 from front to back, steepish kicks and full concave. I think Iíd love that board even more if it was a true full shape With a .25 inch longer tail

Thanks for all the feedback pals. Going with the P2 for now. The arrigato sounds great and I want to try a shorter board with a small WB But that taper is too much for my 5.8 ventures.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: VHS Fisheye on August 21, 2020, 08:14:56 AM
VHS has summed up the Arigato quite well. My 8.38 tapered down to about 8.18 from front to back, steepish kicks and full concave. I think Iíd love that board even more if it was a true full shape With a .25 inch longer tail

Aii eckstarr what size trucks are you riding on your arigato? im riding venture 5.2 and they fit well on the tail cause of the taper but they could be biger on the nose im debating on grabbing some 5.6's or 149's but im scared they'll be too big. i wear size 7 shoes and im only 5'4 so i can only go so big on the deck width.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: sexhaver2006 on August 21, 2020, 03:52:08 PM
Anyone know how big the 1992 is over the back truck? I have some thunder 161's (9.1 in axle) that im hoping will work. Pretty sure theyre gonna be too big tho...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: eckstarr on August 21, 2020, 04:01:08 PM
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VHS has summed up the Arigato quite well. My 8.38 tapered down to about 8.18 from front to back, steepish kicks and full concave. I think Iíd love that board even more if it was a true full shape With a .25 inch longer tail
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Aii eckstarr what size trucks are you riding on your arigato? im riding venture 5.2 and they fit well on the tail cause of the taper but they could be biger on the nose im debating on grabbing some 5.6's or 149's but im scared they'll be too big. i wear size 7 shoes and im only 5'4 so i can only go so big on the deck width.

Have used both Tensor 5.5 ATG and Thunder 148, so essentially 8.25 trucks. Anything wider may look a bit strange at the tail end, depends on your OCD level though
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: AsianVegan on August 21, 2020, 05:14:21 PM
Anyone know how big the 1992 is over the back truck? I have some thunder 161's (9.1 in axle) that im hoping will work. Pretty sure theyre gonna be too big tho...

It tapers to 8.5, I've got Ace 55's (9" axle) on mine and they fit almost perfect, no turtling.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FUBAR on August 23, 2020, 06:47:40 AM
After a couple flatground sessions on my P2, I will say I love it. Iím learning dumb stuff like switch shove-its and those fakie big spins everyone hates, and maybe its in my head, but doing stuff off the nose is a dream. If you skate 8.5s, this may be worth checking out. Wood feels solid, too. The grip it came with sucks ass, but that is my fault for not upgrading.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on August 24, 2020, 05:45:30 PM
After a couple flatground sessions on my P2, I will say I love it. Iím learning dumb stuff like switch shove-its and those fakie big spins everyone hates, and maybe its in my head, but doing stuff off the nose is a dream. If you skate 8.5s, this may be worth checking out. Wood feels solid, too. The grip it came with sucks ass, but that is my fault for not upgrading.

What trucks are you using on it?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FUBAR on August 24, 2020, 06:49:32 PM
Thunder 149 lights.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on August 25, 2020, 01:21:47 AM
how are the kicks on the P2 shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on August 25, 2020, 05:20:13 AM
how are the kicks on the P2 shape?
(https://www.slapmagazine.com/blob:https://www.slapmagazine.com/e72d2e39-9c28-4b25-8ad3-c6053f3eb4bc)

https://www.tactics.com/a/ccti/9/polar-skate-co-ron-chatman-model-t-85-p2-shape-skateboard-deck-side.jpg
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on August 25, 2020, 01:32:52 PM
I pulled the trigger and bought this P2

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLAPRSTP2DK-1.jpg&nw=500)

I'm riding some 5.8 Venture hi's at the moment, so we'll see how this shape meshes.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 25, 2020, 03:16:06 PM
I pulled the trigger and bought this P2

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLAPRSTP2DK-1.jpg&nw=500)

I'm riding some 5.8 Venture hi's at the moment, so we'll see how this shape meshes.

Just picked this up yesterday. On some 5.8 too. Really excited. First time on a P2.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on August 25, 2020, 04:35:08 PM
anyone know where i can cop the shin sanbongi with the wheel wells?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: matty_c on August 25, 2020, 05:36:08 PM
Anyone had any issues with the wheel wells? My mate broke a board on flat the other night, was only a couple days old

I got one of those 8.75 footballs, love it
Never had a polar or a shaped board before
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on August 25, 2020, 08:33:58 PM
anyone know where i can cop the shin sanbongi with the wheel wells?

https://www.tactics.com/polar-skate-co/sanbongi-queen-838-arigato-shape-wheel-well-skateboard-deck/white
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on August 25, 2020, 08:46:13 PM
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how are the kicks on the P2 shape?
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(https://www.slapmagazine.com/blob:https://www.slapmagazine.com/e72d2e39-9c28-4b25-8ad3-c6053f3eb4bc)

https://www.tactics.com/a/ccti/9/polar-skate-co-ron-chatman-model-t-85-p2-shape-skateboard-deck-side.jpg
so the tail is mellow? i can never see and tell unless its completely obvious
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: shawngreg on August 26, 2020, 06:56:05 AM
i mentioned it in the Set-up thread, but if anyones got an 8.625 Boserio deck, shoot me a message please!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: concerned_parent on August 26, 2020, 07:03:01 AM
P1 is superior
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 26, 2020, 08:19:38 AM
i mentioned it in the Set-up thread, but if anyones got an 8.625 Boserio deck, shoot me a message please!

https://www.tactics.com/polar-skate-co/boserio-cash-is-queen-8625-skateboard-deck/red
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: fs1/2cab on August 26, 2020, 10:47:34 AM
Is that arigato shape tapered? Looks really nice from the pictures.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: HeavyLiquid on August 26, 2020, 06:18:45 PM
i ride the 1992 with indy 159s. i love it bc i liked shaped boards, but also don't want to sacrifice the nose. i would be interested in try the surf shape with the wheel wells
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Freelancevagrant on August 26, 2020, 07:32:27 PM
I forgot to post this earlier, but the last polar deck I had was this Paul Grind 1992 a few months ago and I fucking loved it.
(https://i.ibb.co/HgjGf4r/IMG-20200129-184126.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HgjGf4r)

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on August 27, 2020, 01:17:59 PM
I just set up a 1992 too, and I absolutely love it too. It's my first Polar deck, and definitely not my last.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Slugboi22 on August 27, 2020, 02:13:51 PM
Polarís new side cuts shape is absolutely fantastic. Goes from 8.75 to about 8.38 in the back. Nice square nose and rounded tail
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: VHS Fisheye on August 31, 2020, 10:46:21 AM
Anyone had any issues with the wheel wells? My mate broke a board on flat the other night, was only a couple days old

I got one of those 8.75 footballs, love it
Never had a polar or a shaped board before

ive got an arigato with wheel wells and its already got 2 pressure cracks and a big chip
(haven't chipped a deck in 3 or 4 years) also i still wheelbite like crazy but thats my own fault cause i ride my trucks so loose with big wheels. personally wouldnt buy a board with wheel wells again the arigatos shape is top tier tho
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on August 31, 2020, 10:51:02 AM
For anyone not on Insta, they posted two upcoming/test shapes, a larger Shin Surf and a 1991 Jr.:

(https://i.imgur.com/aGN1xM0.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/BFbjMBH.png)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: planman on August 31, 2020, 12:18:12 PM
I've skated two P8s back to back, probably my favorite shape from them hands down. If you like a Square tail that's not too square and a PHAT round nose then it's the one for you. Pretty much just fall asleep on top of crooks til it's time to come out.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7HQawapEhq/

I also had a P9 after those two. Makes flip tricks very easy but the square tail is still there so all your tricks pop nice and even.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_JJDdSFbDq/

Would love to hear what that Arigato shape is like, is it just a smaller P8?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on August 31, 2020, 03:17:34 PM
I've skated two P8s back to back, probably my favorite shape from them hands down. If you like a Square tail that's not too square and a PHAT round nose then it's the one for you. Pretty much just fall asleep on top of crooks til it's time to come out.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7HQawapEhq/

I also had a P9 after those two. Makes flip tricks very easy but the square tail is still there so all your tricks pop nice and even.
https://www.instagram.com/p/B_JJDdSFbDq/

Would love to hear what that Arigato shape is like, is it just a smaller P8?
im pretty sure they stopped putting out p8 shapes so you should snag any that you find if you still want to ride more of them
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Skibb on September 02, 2020, 02:01:54 PM
I got one of those 8.75 footballs, love it

YESSSS! I'm on my fourth one right now. Love that shit. Starting to become hard to get though...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on September 02, 2020, 03:33:12 PM
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I got one of those 8.75 footballs, love it
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YESSSS! I'm on my fourth one right now. Love that shit. Starting to become hard to get though...

Got a p2 and 8.75 football from this latest drop. I'm really excited to try both. Never gone shaped or about 8.5 so should be fun seeing what the first couple sessions are like.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: texasplant on September 02, 2020, 09:24:40 PM
Thoughts on the Arigato? I just copped one, havenít skated it yet, itís flat as fuck!! Not sure Iím gonna like that
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: eckstarr on September 02, 2020, 11:53:42 PM
Thoughts on the Arigato? I just copped one, havenít skated it yet, itís flat as fuck!! Not sure Iím gonna like that

May have been were it was pressed on the stack? Iím looking at my sonís Dane Brady arigato right now and it has a deep concave
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Junglist on September 03, 2020, 12:17:50 AM
Any testimony on their 7.875? Nice that there is an option for a 14.25 wheelbase under 8Ē
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on September 03, 2020, 12:25:44 AM
Any testimony on their 7.875? Nice that there is an option for a 14.25 wheelbase under 8Ē

(https://i.ibb.co/0JmjMpc/IMG-20200715-164729-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0JmjMpc)

That's all I've skated for past two years.

Its amazing.  Paired with ventures it's heaven.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lenny the Fatface on September 03, 2020, 10:08:10 AM
I pulled the trigger and bought this P2

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLAPRSTP2DK-1.jpg&nw=500)

I'm riding some 5.8 Venture hi's at the moment, so we'll see how this shape meshes.

Had one sesh with this deck. My early impressions are that the pop is insane when paired with venture hiís, almost as if it was made with this truck in mind. Not crazy about my nollies with the square steep nose but Iíll see how I feel when I get used to it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roald Dahnkle on September 03, 2020, 11:43:33 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/kR6JuV9.jpg)

Turned 30 this week, so as treat to myself I built a full set up with this 1991 shape.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on September 03, 2020, 11:56:57 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/kR6JuV9.jpg)

Turned 30 this week, so as treat to myself I build a full set up with this 1991 shape.
+1
white wheels with a cherry red deck :o
happy belated, way to treat yourself
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on September 03, 2020, 12:01:26 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/kR6JuV9.jpg)

Turned 30 this week, so as treat to myself I build a full set up with this 1991 shape.
169? size wheels? hows the fit?  take a top down pic bc i always wanna see the 1991 shape
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: slutonparade on September 03, 2020, 12:23:57 PM
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I got one of those 8.75 footballs, love it
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YESSSS! I'm on my fourth one right now. Love that shit. Starting to become hard to get though...

What size trucks are you running on the football?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on September 03, 2020, 01:00:55 PM
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I got one of those 8.75 footballs, love it
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YESSSS! I'm on my fourth one right now. Love that shit. Starting to become hard to get though...
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What size trucks are you running on the football?

Im going to run mine with 5.8 ventures.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: sexhaver2006 on September 03, 2020, 01:13:21 PM
Just bought the 1992, I hope some of the pairs of trucks I have laying around work well with it :)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lou Strux on September 03, 2020, 08:09:14 PM
Just here to echo what @planman said about the P8 shape. Shit is magic for me. Iím on number 2 w/ 2 more on ice.
If what @off said about the P8 being discontinued is correct, Iíd better grab another couple of Ďem pronto.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roald Dahnkle on September 03, 2020, 11:15:33 PM
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(https://i.imgur.com/kR6JuV9.jpg)

Turned 30 this week, so as treat to myself I build a full set up with this 1991 shape.
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169? size wheels? hows the fit?  take a top down pic bc i always wanna see the 1991 shape

I found 159s sit better on there with how much it tapers and donít feel too small up front either. 55mm but might go bigger, bit of a wheel drought in the UK at the minute.

(https://i.imgur.com/qz0AWaZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lz2A79H.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: VHS Fisheye on September 04, 2020, 02:58:38 PM
Thoughts on the Arigato? I just copped one, havenít skated it yet, itís flat as fuck!! Not sure Iím gonna like that

the longer i skate it the less im liking it, the nose is proving a little too big and i dont fuck with the wheel wells like i thought i would. concave is fine doesnt seem flat to me at all probably go back to welcome shapes when the shin is done
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on September 06, 2020, 12:39:53 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Z57nifE.jpg)

My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Sundaynuggets on September 06, 2020, 05:28:22 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Z57nifE.jpg)

My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.

Dang, that surf shape looks awesome. Didnít realize itís similar length to Dane 1. Now I must find one
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FakieFlipCG on September 06, 2020, 05:41:48 PM
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Any testimony on their 7.875? Nice that there is an option for a 14.25 wheelbase under 8Ē
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(https://i.ibb.co/0JmjMpc/IMG-20200715-164729-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0JmjMpc)

That's all I've skated for past two years.

Its amazing.  Paired with ventures it's heaven.

I just got one for the first time and I love it on 147s and 52s; I'm definitely going to stick with this shape for a while. I haven't figured out exactly what is making it feel so comfortable, but I want to say it has a longer tail and nose compared to other boards in this size range. Btw, the sticker said the wheelbase was 14.125 though, not 14.25.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: matty_c on September 06, 2020, 06:08:19 PM
I got Indy 149s on the football
It took me a few hours to get used to the smaller tail but I hadnít skated for a few months so was mad rusty anyway
They are hard to find now for sure but I will defz get another when I see one
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Junglist on September 06, 2020, 06:45:34 PM
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Any testimony on their 7.875? Nice that there is an option for a 14.25 wheelbase under 8Ē
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(https://i.ibb.co/0JmjMpc/IMG-20200715-164729-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0JmjMpc)

That's all I've skated for past two years.

Its amazing.  Paired with ventures it's heaven.
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I just got one for the first time and I love it on 147s and 52s; I'm definitely going to stick with this shape for a while. I haven't figured out exactly what is making it feel so comfortable, but I want to say it has a longer tail and nose compared to other boards in this size range. Btw, the sticker said the wheelbase was 14.125 though, not 14.25.
Iíve noticed that practically every website (including Polarís) lists wheelbases for this shape as both 14.125 and 14.25. Do they make two versions where the only difference is 1/8Ē difference in wheelbase, on what is their (probably) least popular shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on September 07, 2020, 03:56:58 AM
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Any testimony on their 7.875? Nice that there is an option for a 14.25 wheelbase under 8Ē
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(https://i.ibb.co/0JmjMpc/IMG-20200715-164729-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0JmjMpc)

That's all I've skated for past two years.

Its amazing.  Paired with ventures it's heaven.
[close]

I just got one for the first time and I love it on 147s and 52s; I'm definitely going to stick with this shape for a while. I haven't figured out exactly what is making it feel so comfortable, but I want to say it has a longer tail and nose compared to other boards in this size range. Btw, the sticker said the wheelbase was 14.125 though, not 14.25.
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Iíve noticed that practically every website (including Polarís) lists wheelbases for this shape as both 14.125 and 14.25. Do they make two versions where the only difference is 1/8Ē difference in wheelbase, on what is their (probably) least popular shape?

Interesting....

They all do differ just slightly. My first Hjalte deck has much smaller wb than that others. All advertised as 14.25 that I can see.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on September 07, 2020, 04:14:48 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Z57nifE.jpg)

My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.
so the shin grew on you too huh?
I really like mine now...
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Post by: finknoos on September 07, 2020, 01:34:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Z57nifE.jpg)

My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.

Some crazy angle on those board/lip slide marks on the left board! Are you sliding super over/under rotated or something?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on September 07, 2020, 03:55:33 PM
Nollie lipslides on curbs (don't report me). and  frontside board slides on a ledge caused those, I think. I've also been over-rotating regular board slides on double sided curbs recently as they feel more secure... and I hope to lift one into a hurricane some day.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on September 10, 2020, 11:29:57 AM
Nollie lipslides on curbs (don't report me). and  frontside board slides on a ledge caused those, I think. I've also been over-rotating regular board slides on double sided curbs recently as they feel more secure... and I hope to lift one into a hurricane some day.
nollie back lip might be passable but if its FS definitely pushing the bounds of legality
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on September 10, 2020, 01:34:20 PM
I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on September 10, 2020, 01:53:58 PM
I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on September 10, 2020, 02:04:40 PM
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I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
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just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.
Ha! No shit! I will head over to that thread and recommend using something else.  ;D
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on September 10, 2020, 02:05:28 PM
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I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
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just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.
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Ha! No shit! I will head over to that thread and recommend using something else.  ;D
i dont have the 92 but i meant i wouldve done the same as you and tried tried with 6.1
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Post by: Frank and Fred on September 10, 2020, 02:07:19 PM
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Nollie lipslides on curbs (don't report me). and  frontside board slides on a ledge caused those, I think. I've also been over-rotating regular board slides on double sided curbs recently as they feel more secure... and I hope to lift one into a hurricane some day.
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nollie back lip might be passable but if its FS definitely pushing the bounds of legality

I do apologize. I try to do them when no one is looking. In my defense I am very old and I can do them pretty far. Reckon I pushed one over 12' the other day but I do respect your concern and will try to do better.
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Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on September 10, 2020, 02:12:14 PM
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I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
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just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.
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Ha! No shit! I will head over to that thread and recommend using something else.  ;D
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i dont have the 92 but i meant i wouldve done the same as you and tried tried with 6.1
Yeah it definitely didn't jive for me bud. While we are here.. I have those hollow 161s that may go on it eventually. But I am definitely going to keep them on that other setup for now because I love it. I did order risers for it because I put bigger wheels on it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on September 10, 2020, 02:45:25 PM
I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies

Ace 55
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Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on September 10, 2020, 03:10:21 PM
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Ace 55
Those are 9" correct? I have never tried aces, but by the time I'm ready to revisit this board maybe I can justify getting some.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: AsianVegan on September 10, 2020, 08:16:38 PM
I've got 55's on mine too, fit great.
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Post by: YungJugg on September 10, 2020, 08:50:41 PM
Yeah 55 are 9Ē. I donít remember the width of 1992 mounting holes but theyíre flush enough and pair well.
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Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on September 11, 2020, 02:29:50 AM
 ^ Cool thanks guys
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Post by: texasplant on September 21, 2020, 04:43:06 PM
Anyone skated the Side Cut shape? 8.75 front 8.25 rear. I just picked one up and am curious if anyone has any opinions. I put 149s on it but considering 55s. Wish there was an 8.75 ace.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: yourbreakfsat on September 22, 2020, 10:00:13 AM
Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.
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Post by: Frank and Fred on September 22, 2020, 01:31:37 PM
Anyone skated the Side Cut shape? 8.75 front 8.25 rear. I just picked one up and am curious if anyone has any opinions. I put 149s on it but considering 55s. Wish there was an 8.75 ace.

I have one ready to go. I'll be using Ace 44s on mine. I thought about putting Thunder 151s but they seemed two wide out the back. I typically like to line my back truck up. So the front will be a bit magic carpet but that's fine by me.

I totally agree on an Ace 8.75" though and it should be coming in 2021...

Just saw your post in the set up thread. The 149s looks perfect on it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on September 22, 2020, 01:41:21 PM
Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.
I think 159s on the 92 would be the way to go man, 169s will stick really far.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on September 22, 2020, 05:35:01 PM
Are the kicks on  Polar popsicles considered steep?
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Post by: yourbreakfsat on September 23, 2020, 04:53:44 PM
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Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.
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I think 159s on the 92 would be the way to go man, 169s will stick really far.

Damn that's disappointing to hear. Then again, I don't mind overhang too much. I'll probably have to inspect it in person.
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Post by: Freelancevagrant on September 23, 2020, 05:01:56 PM
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Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.
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I think 159s on the 92 would be the way to go man, 169s will stick really far.
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Damn that's disappointing to hear. Then again, I don't mind overhang too much. I'll probably have to inspect it in person.

I had ace 159ís on my 1992 and it worked out great, then I copped a pair of ace 55s and never looked back.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: white guy in a durag on September 23, 2020, 06:20:08 PM
I got a '92 on hand at the moment, so here's some measurements for my fellow truck aspies

Width over the front truck: 8.75
Width over the back truck: 8.25

I was planning on setting it up with standard Venture 5.8s, but I also have some fresh 55s I want to try on it as well.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on September 24, 2020, 12:30:28 PM
really tempted by the new polar restock to grab an arigato. anyone used the arigato with thunders? i think with that short wb it might be perfect
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Post by: jay_nev on September 24, 2020, 01:01:44 PM
really tempted by the new polar restock to grab an arigato. anyone used the arigato with thunders? i think with that short wb it might be perfect
yeah, not mine but found in another polar thread, pics are attached wtihin post

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=107835.msg3303974#msg3303974

New Dane Brady arigato shape, setup with Thunder 148 hollow lights and Spitfire Conicals 99D 54mm, yet to ride due to weather.
All dimensions as per website, tapers from 8.38 at the front to approx. 8.20 at the back but not that noticeable. Steepish kicks and a deep concave  :D This is noticeable against the Enjoi Cairo Foster in the second pic which is mellow as

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: TimmyB88 on September 25, 2020, 04:00:20 PM
1992
159's
Oj super Juice 60mm
(https://i.ibb.co/6YkL9PB/IMG-20190606-125905-106.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6YkL9PB)
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Post by: os89 on September 25, 2020, 04:01:45 PM
1992
159's
Oj super Juice 60mm
(https://i.ibb.co/6YkL9PB/IMG-20190606-125905-106.jpg) (https://ibb.co/6YkL9PB)

That looks fun. Nice grip job too.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Freelancevagrant on September 25, 2020, 04:13:49 PM
Has anyone had a football with the wheel wells?

I want to buy one tomorrow and Iím really tempted but Iím nervous.

I want to pull the trigger, but Iím afraid my fat ass will snap that shit on flat.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: planman on September 30, 2020, 01:49:05 AM
Are the kicks on  Polar popsicles considered steep?
had one that was steep and three that weren't, think it's very much dependent on whose board along with the shape, and also where in the stack it was pressed
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Post by: matty_c on September 30, 2020, 02:04:40 AM
Has anyone had a football with the wheel wells?

I want to buy one tomorrow and Iím really tempted but Iím nervous.

I want to pull the trigger, but Iím afraid my fat ass will snap that shit on flat.

Donít do it mate, get one without the cutouts. And they arenít really in the right place even

My mate would be like 65kg and broke his over the wheel wells on flat, it was an 8 and he shreds but still was only a couple days old and the fakie heel was bolts, i know that trick can be a board breaker but I saw that shit happen
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on October 09, 2020, 09:50:28 AM
I like to think myself as someone that can easily adapt to shapes but god damn some nollie tricks are finicky on the Surf after a few days of only popsicle.
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Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 09, 2020, 10:40:22 AM
I like to think myself as someone that can easily adapt to shapes but god damn some nollie tricks are finicky on the Surf after a few days of only popsicle.
you have to ride that board directionally, nollie tricks aren't happening on that nose...
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Post by: Made In China on October 09, 2020, 12:29:45 PM
Really heavily considering ordering the 8.75 football shape and saving it for when my current deck (8.75 shaped Enjoi Thayan) is done. I've been wanting to try a football shape and a Polar deck for awhile now.
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Post by: Colt Cannon's Cargos on October 09, 2020, 12:36:28 PM
SHAPES !
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Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on October 09, 2020, 01:19:07 PM
Really heavily considering ordering the 8.75 football shape and saving it for when my current deck (8.75 shaped Enjoi Thayan) is done. I've been wanting to try a football shape and a Polar deck for awhile now.
It's wicked fun! I'm not a big fan of the wheel wells but it such a good shape.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: doomstation55 on October 09, 2020, 04:27:14 PM
Picked up some Indy 169s on that daddies sale, was considering getting the dane1 shape... any reviews on that?
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Post by: Freelancevagrant on October 09, 2020, 04:34:45 PM
Picked up some Indy 169s on that daddies sale, was considering getting the dane1 shape... any reviews on that?

To this day the dane1 is the best shape Iíve ever owned.

Itís fucking perfect, it doesnít feel massive, but you have so much real estate.

Helped me learn some new flip tricks too, and the wheel base is short enough itís just a 3flip machine.
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Post by: doomstation55 on October 09, 2020, 04:42:53 PM
Rad! Good fit for 169s or should I size down on trucks?
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Post by: Freelancevagrant on October 09, 2020, 05:45:02 PM
Rad! Good fit for 169s or should I size down on trucks?

I think 169 would be okay, and shouldnít hot rod.

I ride mine with ace 55s which have a 9 inch axle and I think 169s have a 9.125 inch axle so you should be solid my dude!
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Post by: Sundaynuggets on October 09, 2020, 07:00:00 PM
Picked up some Indy 169s on that daddies sale, was considering getting the dane1 shape... any reviews on that?

I love the Dane 1 I have. Since it tapers in the back and has a shorter wheelbase I really like my Thunder 151ís on it best, but Indy 159ís feel good on it too. I havenít tried 169ís on it though.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: max_o on October 09, 2020, 10:15:33 PM
I've been eyeing up the Shin cutaway shape Ė wondering if anyone else has skated it and what trucks they were running. I have Ace 44s and I guess they'd fit up the back (8.375) but may be too small at the front? Also wondering how it skates as far as regular flatground, curbs etc. as opposed to a regular 8.5.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on October 10, 2020, 05:34:19 AM
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I think 169 would be okay, and shouldnít hot rod.

I ride mine with ace 55s which have a 9 inch axle and I think 169s have a 9.125 inch axle so you should be solid my dude!
check out the 9Ē+ thread thereís a set up posted in the last 24 hrs with dane1/169. Iíve ridden that combo too, but Iím super tall and was just getting back into it and the short length and wb was noticeable. Also tried venture 6.1.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on October 10, 2020, 01:38:41 PM
Just posted in the Set Up thread but here's the newer Shin with Stage 8 146s. About the same size as Ace 44s.

(https://i.imgur.com/UKt6nIh.jpg)
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Post by: max_o on October 10, 2020, 10:12:16 PM
Just posted in the Set Up thread but here's the newer Shin with Stage 8 146s. About the same size as Ace 44s.

(https://i.imgur.com/UKt6nIh.jpg)
Thanks for sharing, looks like a functional 'shape'
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 10, 2020, 11:22:19 PM
Looks different from the type though right? Can you give us a grip side up shot?
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Post by: Frank and Fred on October 11, 2020, 09:03:00 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/Xtk2pvg.jpg)

The cutaway looks a little more subtle in the photo.
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Post by: off on October 11, 2020, 04:58:12 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/Xtk2pvg.jpg)

The cutaway looks a little more subtle in the photo.
how does it flip? crazy seeing the difference between 8.75 and 8.38, really doesnt look like much at all in pictures
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 11, 2020, 05:30:41 PM
Well, I guess I know what my next board will be! His surf shape tapers quite a lot too...
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Post by: Frank and Fred on October 11, 2020, 06:48:15 PM
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(https://i.imgur.com/Xtk2pvg.jpg)

The cutaway looks a little more subtle in the photo.
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how does it flip? crazy seeing the difference between 8.75 and 8.38, really doesnt look like much at all in pictures

Flips just fine on my carpet (waiting until I use up another board before I use it) but I skate pretty wide boards usually anyway and the trucks are a fair bit narrower up front, which also helps.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on October 11, 2020, 06:49:59 PM
Well, I guess I know what my next board will be! His surf shape tapers quite a lot too...

Surf shape would be better if it had the same nose and tail size as this cutaway shape.

I think someone mentioned there is a longer surf shape due out at some point. I'd stock up on those for sure if they have wheel wells.
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Post by: Macho Taildrop on October 14, 2020, 07:29:35 AM
From the Polar IG stories:

(https://i.imgur.com/TeCxc3v.jpg)
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Post by: Freelancevagrant on October 14, 2020, 07:37:30 AM
From the Polar IG stories:

(https://i.imgur.com/TeCxc3v.jpg)

Fuck thatís so sick. Any word on how wide?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on October 14, 2020, 09:28:09 AM
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Well, I guess I know what my next board will be! His surf shape tapers quite a lot too...
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Surf shape would be better if it had the same nose and tail size as this cutaway shape.

I think someone mentioned there is a longer surf shape due out at some point. I'd stock up on those for sure if they have wheel wells.

I know this is a Polar thread, but Black Label's 8.88 Curb Vulture shape is pretty much a meatier surf shape. Nose has an extra quarter inch at least, and is slightly more full. Both boards taper to just about the same amount over the trucks and have the same tail length. Only thing that sets it off is the 14.75wb compared to Surf's 14.38*, and lack of wheel wells.

Eager to see the Surf XL specs.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on October 14, 2020, 10:08:24 AM
Dane 1 Jr looks similar just less wide at the peak. Maybe 9.25" wide but still the same wb and length? Nose is still crazy pointed and the tail looks super long
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on October 14, 2020, 10:45:50 AM
was hyped on this shape before i really took a second to think about it. the OG dane is already too short for my long ass legs, so the jr would be a cruiser if it gets any shorter
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 14, 2020, 06:35:55 PM
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Well, I guess I know what my next board will be! His surf shape tapers quite a lot too...
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Surf shape would be better if it had the same nose and tail size as this cutaway shape.

I think someone mentioned there is a longer surf shape due out at some point. I'd stock up on those for sure if they have wheel wells.
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I know this is a Polar thread, but Black Label's 8.88 Curb Vulture shape is pretty much a meatier surf shape. Nose has an extra quarter inch at least, and is slightly more full. Both boards taper to just about the same amount over the trucks and have the same tail length. Only thing that sets it off is the 14.75wb compared to Surf's 14.5, and lack of wheel wells.

Eager to see the Surf XL specs.
surf is 14.375 wheelbase, which is about the max I can go, 14.75 feels way too longboard for me
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Post by: YungJugg on October 14, 2020, 09:11:33 PM
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Well, I guess I know what my next board will be! His surf shape tapers quite a lot too...
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Surf shape would be better if it had the same nose and tail size as this cutaway shape.

I think someone mentioned there is a longer surf shape due out at some point. I'd stock up on those for sure if they have wheel wells.
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I know this is a Polar thread, but Black Label's 8.88 Curb Vulture shape is pretty much a meatier surf shape. Nose has an extra quarter inch at least, and is slightly more full. Both boards taper to just about the same amount over the trucks and have the same tail length. Only thing that sets it off is the 14.75wb compared to Surf's 14.5, and lack of wheel wells.

Eager to see the Surf XL specs.
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surf is 14.375 wheelbase, which is about the max I can go, 14.75 feels way too longboard for me

Fixed, dunno why I thought 14.5. But yeah the wb is too long for me to skate like how I skate my surf. Made it my cruiser but Iím tempted to redrill it down.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on October 16, 2020, 07:40:27 PM
Surf model is fun but the nose is tiny. I am presuming the XL will have a longer nose and tail but keep a nice tight wheelbase...
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Post by: GardenSkater77 on October 16, 2020, 08:37:41 PM
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Rad! Good fit for 169s or should I size down on trucks?
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I think 169 would be okay, and shouldnít hot rod.

I ride mine with ace 55s which have a 9 inch axle and I think 169s have a 9.125 inch axle so you should be solid my dude!
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check out the 9Ē+ thread thereís a set up posted in the last 24 hrs with dane1/169. Iíve ridden that combo too, but Iím super tall and was just getting back into it and the short length and wb was noticeable. Also tried venture 6.1.


I just want to say 169s are perfect on the Dane 1. Fucking love it. It zig zags like crazy. Never skated Aces but I bet they would be bananas. For all of yíall that started skating in 88-91 this board will make you feel 12 again. I have this new thing where I donít drive to spots I just skate around town and hit shit. Iím 6í1Ē w size 12 shoe and the Dane 1 is perfect for me. I am not even thinking about my regular deck.

(https://i.imgur.com/yCshHmM.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/a24eGil.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on December 03, 2020, 04:45:42 AM
I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Post by: TumKayo on December 03, 2020, 06:36:11 AM
I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"

Venture Los only go to 8.0Ē, what does the P9 taper down to?
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Post by: RichardBarkley on December 03, 2020, 06:44:07 AM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Venture Los only go to 8.0Ē, what does the P9 taper down to?

Dam

Not sure but it's nowhere near 8

So my options are venture or thunder

Ace seem to be too high for me?. I like the stability of a lower truck
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Post by: jay_nev on December 03, 2020, 06:59:02 AM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Venture Los only go to 8.0”, what does the P9 taper down to?
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Dam

Not sure but it's nowhere near 8

So my options are venture or thunder

Ace seem to be too high for me?. I like the stability of a lower truck
there's a bunch of the shaped P9 examples in the set up thread, search "polar 8.625"
8.25" and 8.5" wide trucks would both work fine, ace 44 pretty ideal though I bet.
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Post by: RichardBarkley on December 03, 2020, 09:35:12 AM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Venture Los only go to 8.0Ē, what does the P9 taper down to?
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Dam

Not sure but it's nowhere near 8

So my options are venture or thunder

Ace seem to be too high for me?. I like the stability of a lower truck
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there's a bunch of the shaped P9 examples in the set up thread, search "polar 8.625"
8.25" and 8.5" wide trucks would both work fine, ace 44 pretty ideal though I bet.

Thanks dog

Just tryna see what pops best with that wheel base and shape
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Post by: slutonparade on December 03, 2020, 11:42:32 AM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Venture Los only go to 8.0Ē, what does the P9 taper down to?
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Dam

Not sure but it's nowhere near 8

So my options are venture or thunder

Ace seem to be too high for me?. I like the stability of a lower truck
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there's a bunch of the shaped P9 examples in the set up thread, search "polar 8.625"
8.25" and 8.5" wide trucks would both work fine, ace 44 pretty ideal though I bet.
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Thanks dog

Just tryna see what pops best with that wheel base and shape

I have Indy 149Ti on my P9 right now, I like it.  The dims above are correct.  8.5" over the front truck, 8.625" in the middle and 8.25"ish over the back truck
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 03, 2020, 12:37:51 PM
Have an 8.38 with a 14.5 listed WB but itís actually 14.375. Have an 8.25 listed at 14.125 but itís 14.25. The 8.25 is identical to Pass Port 8.25s. Shalom
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on December 03, 2020, 12:50:58 PM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Venture Los only go to 8.0Ē, what does the P9 taper down to?
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Dam

Not sure but it's nowhere near 8

So my options are venture or thunder

Ace seem to be too high for me?. I like the stability of a lower truck
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there's a bunch of the shaped P9 examples in the set up thread, search "polar 8.625"
8.25" and 8.5" wide trucks would both work fine, ace 44 pretty ideal though I bet.
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Thanks dog

Just tryna see what pops best with that wheel base and shape
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I have Indy 149Ti on my P9 right now, I like it.  The dims above are correct.  8.5" over the front truck, 8.625" in the middle and 8.25"ish over the back truck

How you finding the shape ?

I can't do Indy. I skated them for decade before moving to the blessed Venture.

Feels wrong to go back to indy. Id like another truck
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 02:07:20 PM
Whoís got that Shin sidecut shape?
How much do you love/ hate it?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on December 03, 2020, 02:26:07 PM
I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"

I tried out a friendís P9 with Venture lights a few days ago. It felt pretty funky to me. I have been using Indy and Ace on 14.5 wheelbase. He ended up ordering Ace 44ís for it because he wasnít feeling the Ventures on the P9.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 03, 2020, 02:55:47 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CIWiaBRjJv1/?igshid=173y197go0ntm

Awww shit
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on December 03, 2020, 03:01:44 PM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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I tried out a friendís P9 with Venture lights a few days ago. It felt pretty funky to me. I have been using Indy and Ace on 14.5 wheelbase. He ended up ordering Ace 44ís for it because he wasnít feeling the Ventures on the P9.


Thanks mate
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: slutonparade on December 03, 2020, 03:10:46 PM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Venture Los only go to 8.0Ē, what does the P9 taper down to?
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Dam

Not sure but it's nowhere near 8

So my options are venture or thunder

Ace seem to be too high for me?. I like the stability of a lower truck
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there's a bunch of the shaped P9 examples in the set up thread, search "polar 8.625"
8.25" and 8.5" wide trucks would both work fine, ace 44 pretty ideal though I bet.
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Thanks dog

Just tryna see what pops best with that wheel base and shape
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I have Indy 149Ti on my P9 right now, I like it.  The dims above are correct.  8.5" over the front truck, 8.625" in the middle and 8.25"ish over the back truck
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How you finding the shape ?

I can't do Indy. I skated them for decade before moving to the blessed Venture.

Feels wrong to go back to indy. Id like another truck

It's my first time with a shaped deck and I'm liking it a lot.  I'll definitely ride more of them in the future
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on December 03, 2020, 03:59:43 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CIWiaBRjJv1/?igshid=173y197go0ntm

Awww shit

Shit. Many of those are calling to me. Surf shape, Dane, 9 inch Popsicle, 8.375, wheel wells. RIP wallet.

Ace 44 or 55 on that surf shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 04:05:35 PM
If itís the OG surf shape, 44s
https://www.instagram.com/p/CD3cQqVF-SK/?igshid=bh74x4oh2t14
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on December 03, 2020, 04:12:09 PM
If itís the OG surf shape, 44s


Right on. Thanks.
Is there a non-OG surf shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on December 03, 2020, 04:46:19 PM
Surf is 8.5 front and 8.25 rear. Theyíre releasing an XL Surf but I donít think itís this drop.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 04:56:45 PM
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If itís the OG surf shape, 44s

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Right on. Thanks.
Is there a non-OG surf shape?
yeah, apparently they are coming out with a bigger version
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on December 03, 2020, 04:57:12 PM
Surf is 8.5 front and 8.25 rear. Theyíre releasing an XL Surf but I donít think itís this drop.
no new shapes this drop. thank pontus because i was this close to making some really financially irresponsible decisions
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 05:14:57 PM
Other than that Astro boy board (wall hanger), I donít really need anything from this drop, my surf shape is still in good condition.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on December 03, 2020, 05:50:29 PM
Looks like theyíre not available in their US store yet. Really want another surf shape itís so fun to skate. I have mine on Ace 44s and 56mm conical fulls. Great curb board.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 03, 2020, 05:58:39 PM
Looks like they’re not available in their US store yet. Really want another surf shape it’s so fun to skate. I have mine on Ace 44s and 56mm conical fulls. Great curb board.
available Tuesday in US it’s looking like

Liking the Ryan Metz art pieces they used
https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYF3GipV4_/?igshid=1qszm30argulq

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-96eVcpnRR/?igshid=1mo2a92nuag27
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on December 03, 2020, 06:23:05 PM
People skating the surf shape, how much flat does the tail have? Pretty curious about that one.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on December 03, 2020, 07:30:26 PM
People skating the surf shape, how much flat does the tail have? Pretty curious about that one.

Iíd say theres like one finger of flat. And the wheel wells are well positioned for Indys, though on a deep-pinchy crook the bite mark will dig just south the wheel well.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 08:16:32 PM
Also be aware that the nose on the surf shape will fuck with your nollie pop...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on December 03, 2020, 09:10:55 PM
Yeah that Shin surf shape looked so good but totally ruined anything I could do off the nose. Better as a cruiser. Someone mentioned them doing a longer version...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 03, 2020, 11:29:08 PM
You can ride it backwards for nollie tricks/ noseslides
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 04, 2020, 04:18:30 AM
winter 20 live on Eu site
https://polarskateco.com/collections/winter-20-hardgoods

No must have’s for me
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on December 04, 2020, 06:07:23 AM
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People skating the surf shape, how much flat does the tail have? Pretty curious about that one.
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Iíd say theres like one finger of flat. And the wheel wells are well positioned for Indys, though on a deep-pinchy crook the bite mark will dig just south the wheel well.

Bummer. Looks very similar to the Tired Sigar, which I have been running as a cruiser but feels super nice for some stuff. That one has like 3 fingers of flat, which is a big part of why I like it so much.

Also be aware that the nose on the surf shape will fuck with your nollie pop...

Yeah, same with the Tired above. I kind of like having to skate it directionally because it is fun to throw the shove-its in there to set up.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 04, 2020, 06:32:22 AM
@FrozenIndustries i actually feel like the surf has more than 1 finger, feels like 2 - 3 to me but your results may vary. Yeah, quick
Shove its keep you in your toes so I donít mind either. My surf has big chunky 56mm wheels on it but thereís just something I love about it and the loooholes, just cruising around on it puts a massive smile on my face and you canít really argue with that can you?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on December 04, 2020, 06:47:45 AM
@FrozenIndustries i actually feel like the surf has more than 1 finger, feels like 2 - 3 to me but your results may vary. Yeah, quick
Shove its keep you in your toes so I donít mind either. My surf has big chunky 56mm wheels on it but thereís just something I love about it and the loooholes, just cruising around on it puts a massive smile on my face and you canít really argue with that can you?

Nice, maybe I will give it a shot, none of the locals here have had them in the past so I haven't been able to check one out in person. FWIW the Ace 44/56 V-cut combo (cribbed that from you initially) is something I just keep coming back to no matter what else I try. It has been my key these past few months.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 04, 2020, 06:53:58 AM
@FrozenIndustries i just pulled mine out of the cupboard and itís 2 of my fingers, will send you a pic!

Ace 44/ loophole 56 combo is just too good huh? Sure Iím not doing my tech-est tricks on it but boy am I having fun!!!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 04, 2020, 06:55:38 AM
Just got 54m V cut (95a crust formula) to throw on ace 55's with a polar 9" popsicle, pretty siked
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on December 04, 2020, 07:04:31 AM
@FrozenIndustries i just pulled mine out of the cupboard and itís 2 of my fingers, will send you a pic!

Ace 44/ loophole 56 combo is just too good huh? Sure Iím not doing my tech-est tricks on it but boy am I having fun!!!

That would rule, thank you!

Just got 54m V cut (95a crust formula) to throw on ace 55's with a polar 9" popsicle, pretty siked

Psyched to hear about it when you try them. The normal formula already beasts crusty spots so I can only imagine what the 95s will be like.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on December 04, 2020, 08:53:10 AM
Just got 54m V cut (95a crust formula) to throw on ace 55's with a polar 9" popsicle, pretty siked

That sounds delightful for winter time parking structure speed bombing and curb crushing.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 04, 2020, 10:53:05 AM
Winter 20 decks are dropping soon. Saw P2 P9 1991 1992 and surf shapes. Plus popsicles with wheel wells.Might have missed it but I didn't see any footballs or arigato's. Just wish polar had 8.5 decks with a shorter WB. A 8.5 with a 14.25 would be nice. All the 8.375+ are 14.5.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on December 04, 2020, 11:35:44 AM
14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Surf The Earth on December 04, 2020, 11:44:04 AM
https://polarskateco.com/

Just dropped Winter 20 decks!

Not to hyped on the dane1 graphic, but the shape seems to enticing. As does Boserio in 92
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 04, 2020, 11:56:43 AM
https://polarskateco.com/

Just dropped Winter 20 decks!

Not to hyped on the dane1 graphic, but the shape seems to enticing. As does Boserio in 92
not in the US yet, said Tuesday on IG as posted last page. Dane 1 has been around for a while now so you could possibly still find a graphic from summer season
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 04, 2020, 12:26:22 PM
14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement

Should have been more specific, besides the 8.625, popsicles do have 14.5 WB as far as I can tell. If there is a popsicle with a shorter WB I'd love to buy it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Surf The Earth on December 04, 2020, 01:56:01 PM
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https://polarskateco.com/

Just dropped Winter 20 decks!

Not to hyped on the dane1 graphic, but the shape seems to enticing. As does Boserio in 92
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not in the US yet, said Tuesday on IG as posted last page. Dane 1 has been around for a while now so you could possibly still find a graphic from summer season

Oh I don't have IG thanks for that info, Yeah unfortunately where I live the two shops that carry Polar sell out almost immediately so I have had a hard time trying to get my hands on one
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on December 04, 2020, 05:45:45 PM
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14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement
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Should have been more specific, besides the 8.625, popsicles do have 14.5 WB as far as I can tell. If there is a popsicle with a shorter WB I'd love to buy it.

Looks like this one is 8.5 x 14.25.
Not sure itís part of this drop though.
https://www.slamcity.com/products/polar-8-5-hjalte-halberg-memory-palace-skateboard-deck?_pos=17&_sid=42bb340dd&_ss=r

Edit: and the Dane Memory Palace is 8.375 x 14.25
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: switchfrontshuv on December 04, 2020, 09:17:11 PM
anyone else notice the nose is shorter than 6.5 on the surf shape? measured mine many times and its more like 6.35 or 6.3
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on December 04, 2020, 09:48:12 PM
anyone else notice the nose is shorter than 6.5 on the surf shape? measured mine many times and its more like 6.35 or 6.3

yeah its like 6.5 to the back of the bolt, 6.375 to the middle. 0.125 isnít too noticeable for me but I do wish the nose had a little extra meat.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 05, 2020, 02:37:01 AM
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14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement
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Should have been more specific, besides the 8.625, popsicles do have 14.5 WB as far as I can tell. If there is a popsicle with a shorter WB I'd love to buy it.
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Looks like this one is 8.5 x 14.25.
Not sure itís part of this drop though.
https://www.slamcity.com/products/polar-8-5-hjalte-halberg-memory-palace-skateboard-deck?_pos=17&_sid=42bb340dd&_ss=r

Edit: and the Dane Memory Palace is 8.375 x 14.25

Good looks, I'll check some sites and see if other places have the same measurements. I have the 8.5 Herrington from the last drop with a 14.5. might just switch to ace and move on from thunders.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on December 05, 2020, 10:59:53 AM
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I'm gonna try the P9 to have a bigger setup for the odd occasion.

Would people recommend venture lo or thunder for it?

8.625" at widest point x 32.25"
Nose 7.125"
Wheelbase 14.5"
Tail 6.5"
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Venture Los only go to 8.0Ē, what does the P9 taper down to?
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Dam

Not sure but it's nowhere near 8

So my options are venture or thunder

Ace seem to be too high for me?. I like the stability of a lower truck
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there's a bunch of the shaped P9 examples in the set up thread, search "polar 8.625"
8.25" and 8.5" wide trucks would both work fine, ace 44 pretty ideal though I bet.
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Thanks dog

Just tryna see what pops best with that wheel base and shape
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I have Indy 149Ti on my P9 right now, I like it.  The dims above are correct.  8.5" over the front truck, 8.625" in the middle and 8.25"ish over the back truck

Nice

I went to the local to try get ace 44 today but all gone

Might try thunder 149 cast on it. See if it compliments
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on December 06, 2020, 09:48:54 AM
Boom went with Thunder 149. Feels good.

(https://i.ibb.co/9HczxFn/IMG-20201206-172914-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/r2FTBCk)
c diff pics (https://imgbb.com/)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 06, 2020, 04:36:26 PM
Boom went with Thunder 149. Feels good.

(https://i.ibb.co/9HczxFn/IMG-20201206-172914-01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/r2FTBCk)
c diff pics (https://imgbb.com/)

Great looking deck. Haven't been able to find any from the new drop in the states yet.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 06, 2020, 04:46:53 PM
@Big Baby Jesus me either should be this week, polar IG said Tuesday.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 06, 2020, 08:16:56 PM
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14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement
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Should have been more specific, besides the 8.625, popsicles do have 14.5 WB as far as I can tell. If there is a popsicle with a shorter WB I'd love to buy it.
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Looks like this one is 8.5 x 14.25.
Not sure itís part of this drop though.
https://www.slamcity.com/products/polar-8-5-hjalte-halberg-memory-palace-skateboard-deck?_pos=17&_sid=42bb340dd&_ss=r

Edit: and the Dane Memory Palace is 8.375 x 14.25
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Good looks, I'll check some sites and see if other places have the same measurements. I have the 8.5 Herrington from the last drop with a 14.5. might just switch to ace and move on from thunders.

I've gotten several 8.38 and 8.5 that were actually 14.375, not 14.5
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 07, 2020, 02:34:06 AM
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14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement
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Should have been more specific, besides the 8.625, popsicles do have 14.5 WB as far as I can tell. If there is a popsicle with a shorter WB I'd love to buy it.
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Looks like this one is 8.5 x 14.25.
Not sure itís part of this drop though.
https://www.slamcity.com/products/polar-8-5-hjalte-halberg-memory-palace-skateboard-deck?_pos=17&_sid=42bb340dd&_ss=r

Edit: and the Dane Memory Palace is 8.375 x 14.25
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Good looks, I'll check some sites and see if other places have the same measurements. I have the 8.5 Herrington from the last drop with a 14.5. might just switch to ace and move on from thunders.
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I've gotten several 8.38 and 8.5 that were actually 14.375, not 14.5

Legitimately the one madness I have not taken up due to slap. Looks like I will now be measuring all my boards... ::)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on December 07, 2020, 05:30:11 AM
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14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement
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Should have been more specific, besides the 8.625, popsicles do have 14.5 WB as far as I can tell. If there is a popsicle with a shorter WB I'd love to buy it.
[close]

Looks like this one is 8.5 x 14.25.
Not sure itís part of this drop though.
https://www.slamcity.com/products/polar-8-5-hjalte-halberg-memory-palace-skateboard-deck?_pos=17&_sid=42bb340dd&_ss=r

Edit: and the Dane Memory Palace is 8.375 x 14.25
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Good looks, I'll check some sites and see if other places have the same measurements. I have the 8.5 Herrington from the last drop with a 14.5. might just switch to ace and move on from thunders.
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I've gotten several 8.38 and 8.5 that were actually 14.375, not 14.5
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Legitimately the one madness I have not taken up due to slap. Looks like I will now be measuring all my boards... ::)
im at a loss of words......you have madness but never measured your boards?

cant tell if im crazy or its you
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 07, 2020, 09:09:44 AM
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14.125 for the dane1

saying all of the decks 8.38+ are 14.5 was a gross overstatement
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Should have been more specific, besides the 8.625, popsicles do have 14.5 WB as far as I can tell. If there is a popsicle with a shorter WB I'd love to buy it.
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Looks like this one is 8.5 x 14.25.
Not sure itís part of this drop though.
https://www.slamcity.com/products/polar-8-5-hjalte-halberg-memory-palace-skateboard-deck?_pos=17&_sid=42bb340dd&_ss=r

Edit: and the Dane Memory Palace is 8.375 x 14.25
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Good looks, I'll check some sites and see if other places have the same measurements. I have the 8.5 Herrington from the last drop with a 14.5. might just switch to ace and move on from thunders.
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I've gotten several 8.38 and 8.5 that were actually 14.375, not 14.5
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Legitimately the one madness I have not taken up due to slap. Looks like I will now be measuring all my boards... ::)
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im at a loss of words......you have madness but never measured your boards?

cant tell if im crazy or its you

Im obsessed with bushings wheel shapes and nose and tail shape. Never actually measured a WB. Usually take what's listed at face value. I'm probably the crazy one.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 07, 2020, 01:53:27 PM
Looks
Like most polar w/b measurements are off, thereís no way the surf model is 14.375
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on December 07, 2020, 02:39:16 PM
Looks
Like most polar w/b measurements are off, thereís no way the surf model is 14.375

My surf reads 14.375 on the dot. FWIW all 6 Polars Iíve had this year have been correct on the wb specs (which were surfs and 8.5/14.5s).
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 07, 2020, 04:26:29 PM
Just bought a new Polar 8.25 and can confirm, WB is 14.25. I think Isle, Polar, and Passport use the same shapes for the most part. I have all 3 in that width and they measure and look identical.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Hanna Schygulla on December 08, 2020, 08:26:36 AM
Has there been any word on a release of that larger Sanbongi Surf Shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: geneparmesan on December 16, 2020, 09:12:20 AM
Looks like Tactics got the boards in, but havenít updated the site with the deck images yet. Just ordered a Dane 1.
https://www.tactics.com/search/polar+skate+co.+decks
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: TheLowerBack on December 16, 2020, 11:05:22 PM
Just got 54m V cut (95a crust formula) to throw on ace 55's with a polar 9" popsicle, pretty siked
Whereíd you find these?
Definitely gonna need a review, really curious about the slide.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 17, 2020, 11:02:47 AM
Just got another p2 deck. Looking to still probably get a p9 and a 8.625 popsicle or 8.5 with wheel wells. Still haven't made the jump to and 91/92 or dane1 shapes.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Freelancevagrant on December 17, 2020, 11:04:08 AM
Just got another p2 deck. Looking to still probably get a p9 and a 8.625 popsicle or 8.5 with wheel wells. Still haven't made the jump to and 91/92 or dane1 shapes.

Once you jump, you will never go back
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 17, 2020, 06:44:50 PM
Been liking the 14.5” wb on my 9” polar popsicle so I’m guessing I’d like the 91 shape a lot with the 14.5” wb similarly
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 17, 2020, 10:14:05 PM
Reckon I can rock film 6.0 trucks on a Dane 1?
Nothing else from the new drop is really taking my fancy (well Iíd like a 1992 but it has red top ply and I already have a surf model)...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chat noir on December 18, 2020, 01:05:52 PM
Polar USA has their Winter 2020 decks up on the site now.

https://usa.polarskateco.com/collections/hardgoods (https://usa.polarskateco.com/collections/hardgoods)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on December 20, 2020, 07:38:55 AM
Are there any other companies making a shape similar to the P2? I really like how stable it is popping off the ever so slightly squared off nose and tail, but it would be nice to have more options than the one p2 in this seasonís drop.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 23, 2020, 04:51:50 AM
Best size trucks for the dane1 or 92 shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Sundaynuggets on December 23, 2020, 04:55:58 AM
Best size trucks for the dane1 or 92 shape?

I like Thunder 151ís best on Dane1. Good turn and they push the wb out a bit more than Indy/Ace.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 23, 2020, 06:18:44 AM
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I like Thunder 151ís best on Dane1. Good turn and they push the wb out a bit more than Indy/Ace.

Been wondering this myself. Iím short so I was thinking ace....itís a bummer to setup something specific and have it not workout. Between OFFís Dane1, and villewester skating a flat looking 91 or 92 i started wanting one of these things again. Less internet maybe
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Freelancevagrant on December 23, 2020, 07:07:21 AM
Best size trucks for the dane1 or 92 shape?

I use my ace 55s on both.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Sundaynuggets on December 23, 2020, 07:08:27 AM
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Best size trucks for the dane1 or 92 shape?
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I like Thunder 151ís best on Dane1. Good turn and they push the wb out a bit more than Indy/Ace.
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Been wondering this myself. Iím short so I was thinking ace....itís a bummer to setup something specific and have it not workout. Between OFFís Dane1, and villewester skating a flat looking 91 or 92 i started wanting one of these things again. Less internet maybe

Iím 5í7 but the Thunder/wb thing is more about the pop for me as the kicks are mellower than Iím used to on both Dane1ís Iíve had. I havenít tried Aces on it yet though so now Iím curious
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 23, 2020, 07:29:49 AM
Anyone have feedback on the 8 or 8.125 shapes? Would pair with 139 forged hollow or maybe some lows.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 23, 2020, 07:30:48 AM
Havenít tried aceís on the Dane 1 either.. always a million combinations when you have 2/3 trucks in the mix and a few decks to try.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 23, 2020, 07:39:56 AM
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I like Thunder 151ís best on Dane1. Good turn and they push the wb out a bit more than Indy/Ace.
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Been wondering this myself. Iím short so I was thinking ace....itís a bummer to setup something specific and have it not workout. Between OFFís Dane1, and villewester skating a flat looking 91 or 92 i started wanting one of these things again. Less internet maybe
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Iím 5í7 but the Thunder/wb thing is more about the pop for me as the kicks are mellower than Iím used to on both Dane1ís Iíve had. I havenít tried Aces on it yet though so now Iím curious

Same height. Damn, the mellow looking kicks look rad, itís not helping the lust.

Jay-

Yeah I get that same thing going where Iím bouncing back and forth between truck brands and sizes, for maximum chaos. But when it works....
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Sundaynuggets on December 23, 2020, 08:26:45 AM
Havenít tried aceís on the Dane 1 either.. always a million combinations when you have 2/3 trucks in the mix and a few decks to try.

For real. I constantly flip back and forth between the big 4 trucks on my bigger set ups
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 23, 2020, 03:55:54 PM
Goddammit.

Anyone want to chime in with some opinions?
What is flattest, easiest to flip of the 1991, 1992, and Dane1?
I want the comfort/looking down feeling of nostalgia, but I want to be able to ollie, kickflip etc.
please and thanks.
(I shouldnít look at shit on the internet because then I want to buy shit).
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: SteveHarvey_Weinstein on December 23, 2020, 04:42:50 PM
Goddammit.

Anyone want to chime in with some opinions?
What is flattest, easiest to flip of the 1991, 1992, and Dane1?
I want the comfort/looking down feeling of nostalgia, but I want to be able to ollie, kickflip etc.
please and thanks.
(I shouldnít look at shit on the internet because then I want to buy shit).

Never had the Dane shape, but I've skated a bunch of the 1991 and 1992s, the 92 is my current board and it's my favorite shape ever. The 91 is definitely flatter and the nose is more rounded, longer wheelbase as well. The 92 has more concave and is a lot easier to flip around IMO. highly recommend both tho tbh
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on December 23, 2020, 05:26:05 PM
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Goddammit.

Anyone want to chime in with some opinions?
What is flattest, easiest to flip of the 1991, 1992, and Dane1?
I want the comfort/looking down feeling of nostalgia, but I want to be able to ollie, kickflip etc.
please and thanks.
(I shouldn’t look at shit on the internet because then I want to buy shit).
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Never had the Dane shape, but I've skated a bunch of the 1991 and 1992s, the 92 is my current board and it's my favorite shape ever. The 91 is definitely flatter and the nose is more rounded, longer wheelbase as well. The 92 has more concave and is a lot easier to flip around IMO. highly recommend both tho tbh
have you tried diff trick set ups on both? Any insight on your learnings with either?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: hobochimp on December 23, 2020, 06:04:56 PM
Howís the polar 8.6 shape ? Iíve enjoyed the 8.5 on ace 44s but I like the sound of the shorter wheelbase on the 8.6. Been skating dlx 8.5 with 14.25 wb and ace 44. Would the polar 8.6 with ace 55s be just a slight step up or a gnarly change ?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on December 25, 2020, 06:18:37 AM
Howís the polar 8.6 shape ? Iíve enjoyed the 8.5 on ace 44s but I like the sound of the shorter wheelbase on the 8.6. Been skating dlx 8.5 with 14.25 wb and ace 44. Would the polar 8.6 with ace 55s be just a slight step up or a gnarly change ?

I just got a $150 gift card to a shop for Christmas. I'm having the same problem. Can decide what trucks to pair with either the 8.6, p9, or surf shape. Torn between 44/55s or 149/159 Indy's.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Sundaynuggets on December 25, 2020, 06:46:26 AM
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Howís the polar 8.6 shape ? Iíve enjoyed the 8.5 on ace 44s but I like the sound of the shorter wheelbase on the 8.6. Been skating dlx 8.5 with 14.25 wb and ace 44. Would the polar 8.6 with ace 55s be just a slight step up or a gnarly change ?
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I just got a $150 gift card to a shop for Christmas. I'm having the same problem. Can decide what trucks to pair with either the 8.6, p9, or surf shape. Torn between 44/55s or 149/159 Indy's.

Indies feel better to me on the surf shape and in general on BBS popsicles and shapes because they turn about as nice as Aces but are a little taller and push the wb out a hair more, so the pop feels better. Thunders usually feel even better to me on those decks. If you go with Indyís, I love 159ís because they feel good on everything from 8.5-9 popsicles and -9.5 shaped decks. Seem pretty universal
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 25, 2020, 07:58:53 AM
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Howís the polar 8.6 shape ? Iíve enjoyed the 8.5 on ace 44s but I like the sound of the shorter wheelbase on the 8.6. Been skating dlx 8.5 with 14.25 wb and ace 44. Would the polar 8.6 with ace 55s be just a slight step up or a gnarly change ?
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I just got a $150 gift card to a shop for Christmas. I'm having the same problem. Can decide what trucks to pair with either the 8.6, p9, or surf shape. Torn between 44/55s or 149/159 Indy's.
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Indies feel better to me on the surf shape and in general on BBS popsicles and shapes because they turn about as nice as Aces but are a little taller and push the wb out a hair more, so the pop feels better. Thunders usually feel even better to me on those decks. If you go with Indyís, I love 159ís because they feel good on everything from 8.5-9 popsicles and -9.5 shaped decks. Seem pretty universal

I donít buy Indyís anymore, and am also contemplating/lusting after some 55ís. That being rambled, I have some old 159s and they are what Sunday said: versatile and very functional. Favorite Indy.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Basingstoke on December 25, 2020, 01:33:50 PM
Anyone have feedback on the 8 or 8.125 shapes? Would pair with 139 forged hollow or maybe some lows.

 I have been riding for the past five or so years the 8 or the 8.125 with Indy 139 titanium, they work very well as an all around board more towards the street/tech side of things. My height for ref is 5 7" weight 153lbs with 30years of skating.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: tangar on December 25, 2020, 10:42:42 PM
Goddammit.

Anyone want to chime in with some opinions?
What is flattest, easiest to flip of the 1991, 1992, and Dane1?
I want the comfort/looking down feeling of nostalgia, but I want to be able to ollie, kickflip etc.
please and thanks.
(I shouldnít look at shit on the internet because then I want to buy shit).
the 1992 might flip better for you because its shorter and shorter wb. but I LOVE the 1991 shape, its easily one of my favorite shapes to skate. I don't have a lot of flip tricks but I was able to do bs flips and fake flips fairly consistently on it and all of my shove it tricks. it is super fun to look down at too. the 1992 felt a little more boxy and awkward and the taper was a little too much for me. 1991 stays a little more consistent down the rails. never skated the dane but I know my 9.8ish krooked was way harder to flip than the 1991. I use 55s on the 1991 btw.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 25, 2020, 11:38:31 PM
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Goddammit.

Anyone want to chime in with some opinions?
What is flattest, easiest to flip of the 1991, 1992, and Dane1?
I want the comfort/looking down feeling of nostalgia, but I want to be able to ollie, kickflip etc.
please and thanks.
(I shouldnít look at shit on the internet because then I want to buy shit).
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the 1992 might flip better for you because its shorter and shorter wb. but I LOVE the 1991 shape, its easily one of my favorite shapes to skate. I don't have a lot of flip tricks but I was able to do bs flips and fake flips fairly consistently on it and all of my shove it tricks. it is super fun to look down at too. the 1992 felt a little more boxy and awkward and the taper was a little too much for me. 1991 stays a little more consistent down the rails. never skated the dane but I know my 9.8ish krooked was way harder to flip than the 1991. I use 55s on the 1991 btw.

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on December 26, 2020, 11:42:46 PM
dane 1 is shorter than all the other big polars. 9+/32ish/14.25 shapes never truly clicked with me, always felt like riding worse versions of my popsicle with similar dims. big football shapes will be my last try in that size range before i give up completely.

9.75/31.375/14.125 paired with my 36" inseam legs has been working a dream. flick cant be missed with the short nose, it takes purpose to overflip, wide landing surface goes without saying. if it had a steeper tail it would be the perfect shape for me.

not much more to be said other than try them out and see what works. 1991/92 seem pretty similar outside of shape and wb, dane 1 is the most different of them all.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 30, 2020, 07:27:22 PM
Bought a Polar 8.25 yesterday, once again the label is not accurate. It says 8.25x31.785, 14.125 WB, 7.25 nose, 6.75 tail. The width is right, length is 31.9, WB is 14.25, nose is 7.06, tail is 6.625.

Oddly the 8 that I got is true to the label. I know that how you measure matters, so for the 8 and 8.38 I used the method that got the label dimensions (tape flat against the plys) although the 8.38 WB is still listed wrong.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 30, 2020, 08:05:58 PM
Bought a Polar 8.25 yesterday, once again the label is not accurate. It says 8.25x31.785, 14.125 WB, 7.25 nose, 6.75 tail. The width is right, length is 31.9, WB is 14.25, nose is 7.06, tail is 6.625.

Oddly the 8 that I got is true to the label. I know that how you measure matters, so for the 8 and 8.38 I used the method that got the label dimensions (tape flat against the plys) although the 8.38 WB is still listed wrong.

Different company, but I bought a board recently that I was all hyped on because the listed measurements are/were 31.1 in length, more like 32. Thatís what I get for chasing unicorns. Was looking for that wide flat short. Oh well, I shouldnít be so particular (my specificity doesnít result in competence).

I now have the above board and another deck to get thru before I can order a polar. Shop that I buy from has all of them in, couldnít decide between 91, 92, dane1, or the 9Ē popsicle (been watching to much villewester) so I got none of em.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 30, 2020, 10:35:04 PM
Are the dimensions correct on the p9: I.e. does it have a 14.5 wheelbase, or is it 14.375?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on December 31, 2020, 12:56:41 AM
Are the dimensions correct on the p9: I.e. does it have a 14.5 wheelbase, or is it 14.375?
I'd love to know that too. Also considering just redrilling to 14.12 with a six hole baseplate.

Coincidentally, I just realized last night that the 8.25 Polar I bought in October that I just set up is 8.125 wide. No big deal really but this is the third BBS deck I've gotten since the pandemic started that hasn't been the listed dimensions.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: puddy on December 31, 2020, 05:35:05 AM
Are the dimensions correct on the p9: I.e. does it have a 14.5 wheelbase, or is it 14.375?

I'm on my third P9 this year. I just measured them and they're all 14.5. They're about 8 3/8 across at the middle of the back truck and about 8 1/2 at the front.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on December 31, 2020, 06:01:06 AM
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I'd love to know that too. Also considering just redrilling to 14.12 with a six hole baseplate.

Coincidentally, I just realized last night that the 8.25 Polar I bought in October that I just set up is 8.125 wide. No big deal really but this is the third BBS deck I've gotten since the pandemic started that hasn't been the listed dimensions.

Special Shape: P9
8.625" (Widest Point) x 32.25"
Wheelbase: 14.5"
Nose: 7.125"
Tail: 6.5"

Do you bring both ends in on longer boards or just one?  I am looking at that tail thinking that could come in a bit more but then how much does it change the feel of it? 

Indy 6 hole baseplates* can give you another 3/8 of an inch so it would be 6.875 on the tail but I guess you already know and do that too?

Edit: * When re drilling the back truck to make a shorter wheelbase, just in case that wasn't clear.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Croquet temper on December 31, 2020, 06:26:36 AM
Even their normal popsicle shape decks are fucking excellent. I just got the Dane Brady memory palace at 8.125 and it feels like what I fondly remember of early 2000ís Black Label.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on December 31, 2020, 06:34:21 AM
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I'm on my third P9 this year. I just measured them and they're all 14.5. They're about 8 3/8 across at the middle of the back truck and about 8 1/2 at the front.
cheers, thanks for that! 14.5 is stretching it for me, although Shinís surf shape @ 14.375 doesnít feel too longboardy.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jamersonbass on December 31, 2020, 08:32:07 AM
Even their normal popsicle shape decks are fucking excellent. I just got the Dane Brady memory palace at 8.125 and it feels like what I fondly remember of early 2000ís Black Label.

What was it about early oughts Label wood?  I was probably 17 or 18 and went through a couple that seemed like they would last so much longer than other decks at the time.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on December 31, 2020, 08:47:19 AM
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I'd love to know that too. Also considering just redrilling to 14.12 with a six hole baseplate.

Coincidentally, I just realized last night that the 8.25 Polar I bought in October that I just set up is 8.125 wide. No big deal really but this is the third BBS deck I've gotten since the pandemic started that hasn't been the listed dimensions.
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Special Shape: P9
8.625" (Widest Point) x 32.25"
Wheelbase: 14.5"
Nose: 7.125"
Tail: 6.5"

Do you bring both ends in on longer boards or just one?  I am looking at that tail thinking that could come in a bit more but then how much does it change the feel of it? 

Indy 6 hole baseplates* can give you another 3/8 of an inch so it would be 6.875 on the tail but I guess you already know and do that too?

Edit: * When re drilling the back truck to make a shorter wheelbase, just in case that wasn't clear.
I got what you were saying about bringing in the back truck. You were the person who pointed out that you could use the 6 hole plates to redrill and so that's what got me thinking. I haven't done it yet though. I love the P9 and the 1991 but I feel like 14.5 is pushing it for my shortish legs. I'm probably gonna try it on the P9 and see how I like it. Frankly I would be scared to start drilling in the back what with the fingers of flat stuff.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 31, 2020, 09:13:41 AM
Even their normal popsicle shape decks are fucking excellent. I just got the Dane Brady memory palace at 8.125 and it feels like what I fondly remember of early 2000ís Black Label.

I swear whatever extra they pay BBS really matters. They always last twice as long as anything other than Pass~Port. Even the paint takes longer to slide off. They seem harder to chip too and their shapes are super dependable and solid. They do enough of each in every drop that you can always get one from a dope rider or a dope team graphic
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 31, 2020, 09:41:38 AM
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Even their normal popsicle shape decks are fucking excellent. I just got the Dane Brady memory palace at 8.125 and it feels like what I fondly remember of early 2000ís Black Label.
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I swear whatever extra they pay BBS really matters. They always last twice as long as anything other than Pass~Port. Even the paint takes longer to slide off. They seem harder to chip too and their shapes are super dependable and solid. They do enough of each in every drop that you can always get one from a dope rider or a dope team graphic

Yeah I dunno why I quit riding their stuff, probably me being lame and just tired of the ubiquity of Polar for awhile there. The boards, especially in the early going with the dope graphics, were just super good, well balanced shapes, and like you both mentioned, very nice quality.
If I had to stick to one company, their range of shapes would have it covered (they have a sick 7.875, and then all the way up to their 90ís shapes and 9Ē popsicle).
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on December 31, 2020, 11:00:45 AM
For me the nice part is dependability and overlap with other brands I like. I could ride Polar 8, Polar 8.125, Polar 8.25, same in Pass~Port, the Anti Hero Eagle 8.125, DLX Full SE 8.25, and my favorite shop deck.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on December 31, 2020, 06:09:04 PM

I got what you were saying about bringing in the back truck. You were the person who pointed out that you could use the 6 hole plates to redrill and so that's what got me thinking. I haven't done it yet though. I love the P9 and the 1991 but I feel like 14.5 is pushing it for my shortish legs. I'm probably gonna try it on the P9 and see how I like it. Frankly I would be scared to start drilling in the back what with the fingers of flat stuff.

The best thing is without drilling anything, just attach the truck with the two deck bolts through the last holes and stand on it to see if that would work.  That will tell you right there if it is a go or not.  If not, then have the tail in the normal holes and drill the front down.  You can always cut or grind the nose down a bit more, or live like it is 93 and have a 7.5 inch nose.

That is if you have already bought it.  If you haven't then at least it is not a board that is going to give you grief now you know the wheelbase.

Options all round.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on January 04, 2021, 12:13:31 PM
Any recommendations on trucks with the 1992 shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on January 04, 2021, 12:27:21 PM
Ace 55
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Post by: Ok on January 04, 2021, 01:24:43 PM
Ace 55

Perfect thanks!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on January 04, 2021, 02:35:45 PM
Does anyone ever get shape anxiety?

I'd seriously be lost if they ever stopped making the P9. It's so perfect for me.

If I had money id buy a load now. Alas I don't.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on January 04, 2021, 03:25:55 PM
Does anyone ever get shape anxiety?

I'd seriously be lost if they ever stopped making the P9. It's so perfect for me.

If I had money id buy a load now. Alas I don't.

Yes, I stopped skating shaped boards for this exact reason. Worrying about them becoming scarce (they did) made me way too precious. Also having a stack doesn't help.

Shaped boards aren't good for people with attachment issues.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 04, 2021, 04:57:06 PM
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Does anyone ever get shape anxiety?

I'd seriously be lost if they ever stopped making the P9. It's so perfect for me.

If I had money id buy a load now. Alas I don't.
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Yes, I stopped skating shaped boards for this exact reason. Worrying about them becoming scarce (they did) made me way too precious. Also having a stack doesn't help.

Shaped boards aren't good for people with attachment issues.

Yeah totally!!!

But I can't see Polar going out of business any time soon, or dropping the various lines of shapes from their catalog either.  From what I have seen around and definitely read on here, this is the most stable of brands with shapes and beats the pants of other brands who were known for the shaped boards like Welcome.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on January 04, 2021, 08:25:58 PM
Just got my first polar board. shin astro boy in 8.5 with a 14.5 wheelbase. first time using 14.5 so this should be interesting
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Post by: RichardBarkley on January 05, 2021, 05:48:00 AM
Just got my first polar board. shin astro boy in 8.5 with a 14.5 wheelbase. first time using 14.5 so this should be interesting

I was paranoid as hell changing wb after reading all the nonsense on here.

If anything I find 14.25 and up works better for flip tricks.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jamersonbass on January 05, 2021, 11:36:02 AM
Just ordered the Halberg ACAB Surf shape.  The ground is covered in snow here in MI, but I couldn't sleep on the graphic and throwing Hjalte some royalties.  Curious to see if my 44's or Indy 149's work better for it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on January 05, 2021, 12:57:55 PM
Just ordered the Halberg ACAB Surf shape.  The ground is covered in snow here in MI, but I couldn't sleep on the graphic and throwing Hjalte some royalties.  Curious to see if my 44's or Indy 149's work better for it.

I run my surf with 149s and love it, but my moneys on 44s. Pretty sure that shape, down to the wheel well placements, was made with 44s in mind.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on January 05, 2021, 01:15:45 PM
I feel like a lot of the polars were made with ace in mind, no?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on January 05, 2021, 01:47:27 PM
Pretty much, majority of the team rides them.  But now that I think about it, doesnít Hjalte ride Indys? Would be cool if each riders surf shape had their wheel well placement align with their preferred truck.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on January 05, 2021, 01:53:31 PM
Run it on 44s, best combo!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CD3cQqVF-SK/?igshid=178rmvjjt13p9
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jamersonbass on January 05, 2021, 03:14:10 PM
Run it on 44s, best combo!
https://www.instagram.com/p/CD3cQqVF-SK/?igshid=178rmvjjt13p9

I will definitely start there.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: bigdave on January 06, 2021, 09:08:14 AM
Just got the 9" KELZ and 9" Shin Memory Palace decks delivered.
Have some new Ace 55s and I am gonna swap out some 52s I have for 54s. Not sure which brand yet. I like to support small/local brands when I can. Maybe SML since theyre literally here.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on January 23, 2021, 05:51:28 AM
Just got the 9" KELZ and 9" Shin Memory Palace decks delivered.
Have some new Ace 55s and I am gonna swap out some 52s I have for 54s. Not sure which brand yet. I like to support small/local brands when I can. Maybe SML since theyre literally here.

How are the polar 9s as a so it all board? I like full shapes & medium/ mellow kicks but im not able to try One before buying.

I cant decide between a 9" polar or 8.75 AH classic eagle.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: professor pound cake on January 23, 2021, 11:13:39 AM
does polar make a "twin tail" or symmetrical deck?

sharom
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 23, 2021, 08:38:27 PM
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Just got the 9" KELZ and 9" Shin Memory Palace decks delivered.
Have some new Ace 55s and I am gonna swap out some 52s I have for 54s. Not sure which brand yet. I like to support small/local brands when I can. Maybe SML since theyre literally here.
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How are the polar 9s as a so it all board? I like full shapes & medium/ mellow kicks but im not able to try One before buying.

I cant decide between a 9" polar or 8.75 AH classic eagle.

A couple of sites have good info, the Polar site has a really good view of the board too, front, back and concave.


POLAR - BENGT ALV PROBABILITY STUDIES 9.0" SKATEBOARD DECK

WIDTH
9.0
LENGTH
32.25
WHEEL BASE
14.5


https://polarskateco.com/collections/9-0/products/klez-kidney-for-sale-2-0-black
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on January 23, 2021, 08:42:52 PM
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Just got the 9" KELZ and 9" Shin Memory Palace decks delivered.
Have some new Ace 55s and I am gonna swap out some 52s I have for 54s. Not sure which brand yet. I like to support small/local brands when I can. Maybe SML since theyre literally here.
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How are the polar 9s as a so it all board? I like full shapes & medium/ mellow kicks but im not able to try One before buying.

I cant decide between a 9" polar or 8.75 AH classic eagle.
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A couple of sites have good info, the Polar site has a really good view of the board too, front, back and concave.


POLAR - BENGT ALV PROBABILITY STUDIES 9.0" SKATEBOARD DECK

WIDTH
9.0
LENGTH
32.25
WHEEL BASE
14.5


https://polarskateco.com/collections/9-0/products/klez-kidney-for-sale-2-0-black

I posted that board set up twice in the 9Ē+ thread. Once with ace 55 and the other 6.1.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 24, 2021, 04:09:55 AM
does polar make a "twin tail" or symmetrical deck?


I don't recall seeing one, but as far as I recall these brands do / did / releasing in the future - Real, Krooked, Deathwish, Heroin, Clutch woodshop, a few other smaller brands, maybe in the woodshop thread.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 24, 2021, 04:12:27 AM
I posted that board set up twice in the 9Ē+ thread. Once with ace 55 and the other 6.1.

That's why I went looking for it, but couldn't find any still in stock.

Looks pretty good and a nice wheelbase for a big rider too, easier than the orange eagle / other 15" wheelbases.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Pjscore on January 24, 2021, 05:14:29 AM
Looking at picking up a 91 or 92 in the near future. Does 169s suit one of these shapes better than the other?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on January 24, 2021, 05:36:08 AM
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I posted that board set up twice in the 9”+ thread. Once with ace 55 and the other 6.1.
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That's why I went looking for it, but couldn't find any still in stock.

Looks pretty good and a nice wheelbase for a big rider too, easier than the orange eagle / other 15" wheelbases.

yeah agree completely, way more manageable. Flips well, good size nose, full shape. Not too steep. I don’t know how guys ride ace on them though, maybe with risers and 60mm wheels to get pop leverage or could be I’m doing something wrong.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on January 24, 2021, 10:29:28 AM
Looking at picking up a 91 or 92 in the near future. Does 169s suit one of these shapes better than the other?
We talk a lot about the Polar big boys in this thread:
https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=97297.0

General consensus is 159/55s but they both work with 169s too. The real difference aside from the shape is that the 91s wheelbase is a little longer
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: hobochimp on January 24, 2021, 12:29:28 PM
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I posted that board set up twice in the 9Ē+ thread. Once with ace 55 and the other 6.1.
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That's why I went looking for it, but couldn't find any still in stock.

Looks pretty good and a nice wheelbase for a big rider too, easier than the orange eagle / other 15" wheelbases.

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yeah agree completely, way more manageable. Flips well, good size Jose, full shape. Not too steep. I donít know how guys ride ace on them though, maybe with risers and 60mm wheels to get pop leverage or could be Iím doing something wrong.

I agree with this, I havent ridden the Polar 9 but i do have the 8.6 on 55s and it is a pretty big feeling board and I just cannot get leverage to make it leave the ground. Running 55 wheels too
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Slugboi22 on January 24, 2021, 02:53:43 PM
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I posted that board set up twice in the 9Ē+ thread. Once with ace 55 and the other 6.1.
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That's why I went looking for it, but couldn't find any still in stock.

Looks pretty good and a nice wheelbase for a big rider too, easier than the orange eagle / other 15" wheelbases.

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yeah agree completely, way more manageable. Flips well, good size Jose, full shape. Not too steep. I donít know how guys ride ace on them though, maybe with risers and 60mm wheels to get pop leverage or could be Iím doing something wrong.
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I agree with this, I havent ridden the Polar 9 but i do have the 8.6 on 55s and it is a pretty big feeling board and I just cannot get leverage to make it leave the ground. Running 55 wheels too
8.6 polar with 44s and 53 conical fulls was one of my favorite setups ever. that 8.6 shape is almost perfect for me
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Pjscore on January 24, 2021, 11:44:02 PM
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Looking at picking up a 91 or 92 in the near future. Does 169s suit one of these shapes better than the other?
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We talk a lot about the Polar big boys in this thread:
https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=97297.0

General consensus is 159/55s but they both work with 169s too. The real difference aside from the shape is that the 91s wheelbase is a little longer

Cheers, thanks for the advice!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chat noir on January 26, 2021, 05:22:32 PM
The dane1 shape is godly. I'm sure you all know, but I have never felt so comfortable on a board. Feels like home.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on January 26, 2021, 06:38:57 PM
The dane1 shape is godly. I'm sure you all know, but I have never felt so comfortable on a board. Feels like home.
I recently set one up as a cruiser w/ ace 55s and Keyframe 56mm, itís a lot of fun ... but I feel like I may be doing it a disservice if I donít get some regular wheels on it eventually
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on January 26, 2021, 08:07:39 PM
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The dane1 shape is godly. I'm sure you all know, but I have never felt so comfortable on a board. Feels like home.
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I recently set one up as a cruiser w/ ace 55s and Keyframe 56mm, itís a lot of fun ... but I feel like I may be doing it a disservice if I donít get some regular wheels on it eventually

I set up a dane as cruiser initially and thought the same. So I set it up with some 151s and some worn down 54mms. Super fun to flip around such a big board. Get one with wheel wells if you can.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on January 27, 2021, 06:51:03 AM
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I posted that board set up twice in the 9Ē+ thread. Once with ace 55 and the other 6.1.
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That's why I went looking for it, but couldn't find any still in stock.

Looks pretty good and a nice wheelbase for a big rider too, easier than the orange eagle / other 15" wheelbases.

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yeah agree completely, way more manageable. Flips well, good size nose, full shape. Not too steep. I donít know how guys ride ace on them though, maybe with risers and 60mm wheels to get pop leverage or could be Iím doing something wrong.

Thanks for the input guys, what would i do without you??

Is it allright paired with indys? With pop leverage do you mean that the tail hitting too soon and not getting enough power? Maybe that's getting better with time as the tail wears down haha
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on January 28, 2021, 01:54:57 AM
Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Seventyfuhkinseven on January 28, 2021, 02:00:24 AM
Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.
Definitely not stupid questions but I think you answered your own question IMO bud. Aces are great for decks with no flat before the kicks.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 28, 2021, 02:11:34 AM
Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.

I think the mix is fairly even on the truck front, lots of people (including Polar team riders) on Ace, but also some on Indy and at least one on Thunder trucks.  I don't recall many on Venture, but I have seen some people with Venture trucks on Polar boards and they still work fine.

If the holes are drilled too close to the kicks, it will really mess with everything on the ride, especially if the kicks are anything other than super mellow, but Ace have the shortest wheelbase of all trucks, so they might work best.

Try whatever you have there first and see, but I have had boards like that and they felt terrible, so I drilled them in a bit and everything worked.


** Note too, Polar is skater owned, Ace is skater owned, so for some people who are sick of the big corp non skater types and brands, these two could be perceived as a fresh new step in the right direction.

Thought I would add that in there, as it is relevant to the choice people make.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on January 28, 2021, 02:31:37 AM
Thanks guys really helpful.

I'm rocking this new polar with thunder 149. It's great but sometimes it feels like there's a bit of resistance in the pop.

I'm happy with wb just wish there was more fingers of flat

Width: 8.375". Length: 32". Nose: 7". Wheel base: 14.5". Tail: 6.625".

(https://i.ibb.co/vVTGWLf/IMG-20210127-154634-02.jpg) (https://ibb.co/KbfkgVB)

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: m477 on January 28, 2021, 02:23:41 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/aGN1xM0.png)

Any updates or rumors on this surf xl? I'm guessing this one posted is maybe 9.25x32.5 (tapering to 8.5 over the rear truck mounting holes)? 

Looks pretty dang good although if it were up to me, I'd prefer a daintier, less square, maybe slightly rounder tail. I'm picturing some 8.25 trucks with 60mm hot juice type wheels to make a killer cruiser.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Wafools on January 30, 2021, 09:43:42 PM
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Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.
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I think the mix is fairly even on the truck front, lots of people (including Polar team riders) on Ace, but also some on Indy and at least one on Thunder trucks.  I don't recall many on Venture, but I have seen some people with Venture trucks on Polar boards and they still work fine.

If the holes are drilled too close to the kicks, it will really mess with everything on the ride, especially if the kicks are anything other than super mellow, but Ace have the shortest wheelbase of all trucks, so they might work best.

Try whatever you have there first and see, but I have had boards like that and they felt terrible, so I drilled them in a bit and everything worked.


** Note too, Polar is skater owned, Ace is skater owned, so for some people who are sick of the big corp non skater types and brands, these two could be perceived as a fresh new step in the right direction.

Thought I would add that in there, as it is relevant to the choice people make.

I think it does have to do with the kicks. I tried thunder and venture on polar and the pushed our wb felt so steep and kept getting ghost pop with polar. Indy and ace seem to mellow it out. But currently on polar with aces and I wonít ride anything else. Itís absolutely perfect.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: moonordie on January 31, 2021, 01:32:08 PM
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does polar make a "twin tail" or symmetrical deck?

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I don't recall seeing one, but as far as I recall these brands do / did / releasing in the future - Real, Krooked, Deathwish, Heroin, Clutch woodshop, a few other smaller brands, maybe in the woodshop thread.
Add AWS to that list
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on February 01, 2021, 10:12:06 AM
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Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.
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I think the mix is fairly even on the truck front, lots of people (including Polar team riders) on Ace, but also some on Indy and at least one on Thunder trucks.  I don't recall many on Venture, but I have seen some people with Venture trucks on Polar boards and they still work fine.

If the holes are drilled too close to the kicks, it will really mess with everything on the ride, especially if the kicks are anything other than super mellow, but Ace have the shortest wheelbase of all trucks, so they might work best.

Try whatever you have there first and see, but I have had boards like that and they felt terrible, so I drilled them in a bit and everything worked.


** Note too, Polar is skater owned, Ace is skater owned, so for some people who are sick of the big corp non skater types and brands, these two could be perceived as a fresh new step in the right direction.

Thought I would add that in there, as it is relevant to the choice people make.
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I think it does have to do with the kicks. I tried thunder and venture on polar and the pushed our wb felt so steep and kept getting ghost pop with polar. Indy and ace seem to mellow it out. But currently on polar with aces and I wonít ride anything else. Itís absolutely perfect.

Fuck me the urge to buy aces is so strong now. Everyday I go on the locals site and stare at them. What's wrong with me lol.

I just bought new thunder 149s 2 months ago so I just can't justify it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Wizard0f0dds on February 01, 2021, 10:29:07 AM
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Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.
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I think the mix is fairly even on the truck front, lots of people (including Polar team riders) on Ace, but also some on Indy and at least one on Thunder trucks.  I don't recall many on Venture, but I have seen some people with Venture trucks on Polar boards and they still work fine.

If the holes are drilled too close to the kicks, it will really mess with everything on the ride, especially if the kicks are anything other than super mellow, but Ace have the shortest wheelbase of all trucks, so they might work best.

Try whatever you have there first and see, but I have had boards like that and they felt terrible, so I drilled them in a bit and everything worked.


** Note too, Polar is skater owned, Ace is skater owned, so for some people who are sick of the big corp non skater types and brands, these two could be perceived as a fresh new step in the right direction.

Thought I would add that in there, as it is relevant to the choice people make.
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I think it does have to do with the kicks. I tried thunder and venture on polar and the pushed our wb felt so steep and kept getting ghost pop with polar. Indy and ace seem to mellow it out. But currently on polar with aces and I wonít ride anything else. Itís absolutely perfect.
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Fuck me the urge to buy aces is so strong now. Everyday I go on the locals site and stare at them. What's wrong with me lol.

I just bought new thunder 149s 2 months ago so I just can't justify it.

Fuck it, you only live once. I say do it!

I'm a bit biased, as I swear by Ace ever since I switched from Indy last year. Best trucks out without a doubt imo.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Pee nis on February 01, 2021, 11:16:29 AM
Can someone confirm whether polar makes a squared off 8.25 shape with a 14 WB? Online it seems the 8.25 are all 14.12 WB. Trying to find a shorter wheelbase square shape to go with venture hollow and 8.18 FA/Hockey is all I see at moment.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lorem_Ipsum on February 01, 2021, 11:22:12 AM
Can someone confirm whether polar makes a squared off 8.25 shape with a 14 WB? Online it seems the 8.25 are all 14.12 WB. Trying to find a shorter wheelbase square shape to go with venture hollow and 8.18 FA/Hockey is all I see at moment.

I just started skating Nick Boserio's pro model 8.25 with a shovel nose, and a 14.12 wheelbase like you mentioned. The nose is big and wide like the FA/Hockey decks but the tail is a little more traditional. I'm riding it on ventures and am really enjoying it. The short wheelbase makes lots of difference to me, personally. Coming from a Krooked 8.38 with 14.4 wheelbase and it's great
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Pee nis on February 01, 2021, 11:34:27 AM
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Can someone confirm whether polar makes a squared off 8.25 shape with a 14 WB? Online it seems the 8.25 are all 14.12 WB. Trying to find a shorter wheelbase square shape to go with venture hollow and 8.18 FA/Hockey is all I see at moment.
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I just started skating Nick Boserio's pro model 8.25 with a shovel nose, and a 14.12 wheelbase like you mentioned. The nose is big and wide like the FA/Hockey decks but the tail is a little more traditional. I'm riding it on ventures and am really enjoying it. The short wheelbase makes lots of difference to me, personally. Coming from a Krooked 8.38 with 14.4 wheelbase and it's great

Thanks! The v-hollow venture push out WB 3.4 inches so was trying to find 14 but 14.12 wouldnít be bad. Will probably order one soon and give it a try.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lorem_Ipsum on February 01, 2021, 11:41:37 AM
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Can someone confirm whether polar makes a squared off 8.25 shape with a 14 WB? Online it seems the 8.25 are all 14.12 WB. Trying to find a shorter wheelbase square shape to go with venture hollow and 8.18 FA/Hockey is all I see at moment.
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I just started skating Nick Boserio's pro model 8.25 with a shovel nose, and a 14.12 wheelbase like you mentioned. The nose is big and wide like the FA/Hockey decks but the tail is a little more traditional. I'm riding it on ventures and am really enjoying it. The short wheelbase makes lots of difference to me, personally. Coming from a Krooked 8.38 with 14.4 wheelbase and it's great
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Thanks! The v-hollow venture push out WB 3.4 inches so was trying to find 14 but 14.12 wouldnít be bad. Will probably order one soon and give it a try.

Yeah man. I hope you enjoy
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Urtripping on February 05, 2021, 07:55:53 AM
Does anybody have details on the specs of the Shin Sanbongi Astro Boy graphic in 8.0? My local has one left on their site but I'm wondering about WB, concave, and kicks. Not super familiar with polar shapes.

(https://i.imgur.com/FJyeSBS_d.webp?maxwidth=640&shape=thumb&fidelity=medium)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: art hellman on February 05, 2021, 08:46:08 AM
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Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.
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I think the mix is fairly even on the truck front, lots of people (including Polar team riders) on Ace, but also some on Indy and at least one on Thunder trucks.  I don't recall many on Venture, but I have seen some people with Venture trucks on Polar boards and they still work fine.

If the holes are drilled too close to the kicks, it will really mess with everything on the ride, especially if the kicks are anything other than super mellow, but Ace have the shortest wheelbase of all trucks, so they might work best.

Try whatever you have there first and see, but I have had boards like that and they felt terrible, so I drilled them in a bit and everything worked.


** Note too, Polar is skater owned, Ace is skater owned, so for some people who are sick of the big corp non skater types and brands, these two could be perceived as a fresh new step in the right direction.

Thought I would add that in there, as it is relevant to the choice people make.

Hjalte skates Indys and I can confirm Indys fit perfectly into his wheel-well boards.  ive skated em with 54 classics and 54 conical fulls and both truck/whl combos hit dead center in the well (if you can get em to hit)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: GlenSuggittsflexfit on February 05, 2021, 06:29:54 PM
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Two questions... Probably both stupid.

Why does everyone always ride Ace with Polar?

And

What truck if any is good for no fingers flat? Like the kick starts right at the end of the baseplate.
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I think the mix is fairly even on the truck front, lots of people (including Polar team riders) on Ace, but also some on Indy and at least one on Thunder trucks.  I don't recall many on Venture, but I have seen some people with Venture trucks on Polar boards and they still work fine.

If the holes are drilled too close to the kicks, it will really mess with everything on the ride, especially if the kicks are anything other than super mellow, but Ace have the shortest wheelbase of all trucks, so they might work best.

Try whatever you have there first and see, but I have had boards like that and they felt terrible, so I drilled them in a bit and everything worked.


** Note too, Polar is skater owned, Ace is skater owned, so for some people who are sick of the big corp non skater types and brands, these two could be perceived as a fresh new step in the right direction.

Thought I would add that in there, as it is relevant to the choice people make.
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Hjalte skates Indys and I can confirm Indys fit perfectly into his wheel-well boards.  ive skated em with 54 classics and 54 conical fulls and both truck/whl combos hit dead center in the well (if you can get em to hit)
Roasted
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Dwyck on February 05, 2021, 06:34:30 PM
it's funny to cite "skater-owned" when you're referring to a board company and a truck company
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on February 05, 2021, 11:05:56 PM
it's funny to cite "skater-owned" when you're referring to a board company and a truck company

It is almost weird saying it yes, but I know a lot of people have actively chosen NOT to ride Indy because of the direction the ownership (non skater) has taken the company.

I still ride Indy (stage 11) as my preferred truck of choice, as they do what I want how I want, but I think too when skateboarders become political, it sometimes causes curious alliances or weird outcomes, eg one guy I know now hates NHS and anything to do with them and all associated brands, but is always whinging about how his set up sucks with other brand trucks when he was happy on Indy not too long ago.


To keep it on topic "Polar shapes" I recently had a Polar 8.75 come to me which was a reasonable shape apart from a seemingly shorter pointy tail, which after looking up some other 8.75 boards, it seems to be similar.  Just wondering if anyone else had the same thing, or the tail is not such an issue?

It reminds me of a "Baker tail" on a DLX board, if that makes any sense.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DarkPools on February 05, 2021, 11:42:33 PM
Funny, I just rewatched "I like it here..." (filmed 2012-2015) and it seemed like almost everyone was on Indys. Then again, at a glance, Ace looks almost exactly like Indy until you look closer.

I ran three 8.5" Polars in a row with Indy 149s (Dane, Hjalte, Dane) I had the forged hollow baseplates on them  with a standard hangar. Loved em! Got a Polar a few months ago and it was ghost pop city/heavy as fuck. Felt so much steeper than u remembered the shape to be. Recently, it dawned on me, i switched my forged hollow to some standard base plates during early Lockdowns because they got mangled.  My conclusion: 53.5mm height with Polar 8.5 is a pretty ideal combination. 55mm is a bit hefty unless you got long legs and/or the power for it. If almost everyone on Polar is running Ace on em, that would put the height somewhere around 52-53mm? Maybe that's the ideal height to steepness combo with Polar shapes.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on February 06, 2021, 05:26:13 AM
Funny, I just rewatched "I like it here..." (filmed 2012-2015) and it seemed like almost everyone was on Indys. Then again, at a glance, Ace looks almost exactly like Indy until you look closer.

I ran three 8.5" Polars in a row with Indy 149s (Dane, Hjalte, Dane) I had the forged hollow baseplates on them  with a standard hangar. Loved em! Got a Polar a few months ago and it was ghost pop city/heavy as fuck. Felt so much steeper than u remembered the shape to be. Recently, it dawned on me, i switched my forged hollow to some standard base plates during early Lockdowns because they got mangled.  My conclusion: 53.5mm height with Polar 8.5 is a pretty ideal combination. 55mm is a bit hefty unless you got long legs and/or the power for it. If almost everyone on Polar is running Ace on em, that would put the height somewhere around 52-53mm? Maybe that's the ideal height to steepness combo with Polar shapes.
curious - what does the height of truck have to do with having long legs? Higher truck, longer to press down to pop, longer legs help that?

I too used stid Indy baseplates with ti hangers (169 size) recently and it seemed less drastic of a change from going full ti w forget baseplate.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on February 06, 2021, 05:34:06 AM
I tried matching villeís set up bc at the time had just gotten same deck and 55ís but just had 55 or 54mm wheels instead of 60mm.. I guess that wasnít an accurate representation with the 5nm wheel diff/2.5ish mm of board height that would translate to. Felt pretty hefty I guess the added height wouldíve helped w pop leverage. 53.5mm plus 1/8Ē riser plus 60mm wheels, that seems really tall.


(https://i.ibb.co/Z8zQb0g/ED25-CE74-2389-41-A1-8-E81-16-BB0-A93-E517.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Z8zQb0g)

(https://i.ibb.co/q9d4jVR/BF4162-C8-435-F-4-D55-9-AD5-F9715-A76-E8-A8.jpg) (https://ibb.co/q9d4jVR)


(https://i.ibb.co/5xggmMB/68-C07-C28-DE70-43-E5-A6-D0-B7-F00-C07-DC50.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5xggmMB)

(https://i.ibb.co/9N1x097/9-D43-EB27-9-D5-E-455-F-8-F5-A-7-BA0-BB507898.jpg) (https://ibb.co/9N1x097)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DarkPools on February 06, 2021, 11:34:12 AM
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Funny, I just rewatched "I like it here..." (filmed 2012-2015) and it seemed like almost everyone was on Indys. Then again, at a glance, Ace looks almost exactly like Indy until you look closer.

I ran three 8.5" Polars in a row with Indy 149s (Dane, Hjalte, Dane) I had the forged hollow baseplates on them  with a standard hangar. Loved em! Got a Polar a few months ago and it was ghost pop city/heavy as fuck. Felt so much steeper than u remembered the shape to be. Recently, it dawned on me, i switched my forged hollow to some standard base plates during early Lockdowns because they got mangled.  My conclusion: 53.5mm height with Polar 8.5 is a pretty ideal combination. 55mm is a bit hefty unless you got long legs and/or the power for it. If almost everyone on Polar is running Ace on em, that would put the height somewhere around 52-53mm? Maybe that's the ideal height to steepness combo with Polar shapes.
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curious - what does the height of truck have to do with having long legs? Higher truck, longer to press down to pop, longer legs help that?

I too used stid Indy baseplates with ti hangers (169 size) recently and it seemed less drastic of a change from going full ti w forget baseplate.

My logic with leg height is maybe it has some relationship to setup height. In that, someone who is shorter and/or has shorter legs would prefer a lower setup since there legs don't hold as much energy or has a quicker snap when engaging them to pop compared to the taller fellas with longer legs: Westgate running Venture Los as an example. Maybe the physics on it disagree with my interpretation this dynamic last night? Hahah

For me personally, I'm about 5' 11" and am slightly more leg than torso If the kicks are too steep, I need to drop the truck height. My thinking is that longer leg skaters can handle taller  setups since their legs can channel more kinetic energy into popping compared to the short leg skaters who have less kinetic energy channeling into their pop but it's quicker. Maybe I have it backwards with leg height affecting set up height?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on February 06, 2021, 04:54:55 PM
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Funny, I just rewatched "I like it here..." (filmed 2012-2015) and it seemed like almost everyone was on Indys. Then again, at a glance, Ace looks almost exactly like Indy until you look closer.

I ran three 8.5" Polars in a row with Indy 149s (Dane, Hjalte, Dane) I had the forged hollow baseplates on them  with a standard hangar. Loved em! Got a Polar a few months ago and it was ghost pop city/heavy as fuck. Felt so much steeper than u remembered the shape to be. Recently, it dawned on me, i switched my forged hollow to some standard base plates during early Lockdowns because they got mangled.  My conclusion: 53.5mm height with Polar 8.5 is a pretty ideal combination. 55mm is a bit hefty unless you got long legs and/or the power for it. If almost everyone on Polar is running Ace on em, that would put the height somewhere around 52-53mm? Maybe that's the ideal height to steepness combo with Polar shapes.
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curious - what does the height of truck have to do with having long legs? Higher truck, longer to press down to pop, longer legs help that?

I too used stid Indy baseplates with ti hangers (169 size) recently and it seemed less drastic of a change from going full ti w forget baseplate.
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My logic with leg height is maybe it has some relationship to setup height. In that, someone who is shorter and/or has shorter legs would prefer a lower setup since there legs don't hold as much energy or has a quicker snap when engaging them to pop compared to the taller fellas with longer legs: Westgate running Venture Los as an example. Maybe the physics on it disagree with my interpretation this dynamic last night? Hahah

For me personally, I'm about 5' 11" and am slightly more leg than torso If the kicks are too steep, I need to drop the truck height. My thinking is that longer leg skaters can handle taller  setups since their legs can channel more kinetic energy into popping compared to the short leg skaters who have less kinetic energy channeling into their pop but it's quicker. Maybe I have it backwards with leg height affecting set up height?
there probably is no correlation at all, more preference based. im 6'5 all legs and i would never ride that ville setup even though i can "handle" it.

id can that theory, theres too many variables involved to even consider getting an answer that isnt muddy
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DarkPools on February 06, 2021, 05:02:46 PM
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Funny, I just rewatched "I like it here..." (filmed 2012-2015) and it seemed like almost everyone was on Indys. Then again, at a glance, Ace looks almost exactly like Indy until you look closer.

I ran three 8.5" Polars in a row with Indy 149s (Dane, Hjalte, Dane) I had the forged hollow baseplates on them  with a standard hangar. Loved em! Got a Polar a few months ago and it was ghost pop city/heavy as fuck. Felt so much steeper than u remembered the shape to be. Recently, it dawned on me, i switched my forged hollow to some standard base plates during early Lockdowns because they got mangled.  My conclusion: 53.5mm height with Polar 8.5 is a pretty ideal combination. 55mm is a bit hefty unless you got long legs and/or the power for it. If almost everyone on Polar is running Ace on em, that would put the height somewhere around 52-53mm? Maybe that's the ideal height to steepness combo with Polar shapes.
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curious - what does the height of truck have to do with having long legs? Higher truck, longer to press down to pop, longer legs help that?

I too used stid Indy baseplates with ti hangers (169 size) recently and it seemed less drastic of a change from going full ti w forget baseplate.
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My logic with leg height is maybe it has some relationship to setup height. In that, someone who is shorter and/or has shorter legs would prefer a lower setup since there legs don't hold as much energy or has a quicker snap when engaging them to pop compared to the taller fellas with longer legs: Westgate running Venture Los as an example. Maybe the physics on it disagree with my interpretation this dynamic last night? Hahah

For me personally, I'm about 5' 11" and am slightly more leg than torso If the kicks are too steep, I need to drop the truck height. My thinking is that longer leg skaters can handle taller  setups since their legs can channel more kinetic energy into popping compared to the short leg skaters who have less kinetic energy channeling into their pop but it's quicker. Maybe I have it backwards with leg height affecting set up height?
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there probably is no correlation at all, more preference based. im 6'5 all legs and i would never ride that ville setup even though i can "handle" it.

id can that theory, theres too many variables involved to even consider getting an answer that isnt muddy

In retrospect, definitely a lofty "realization" of mine that wasn't scientifically backed and just a thought full of hot air. Haha! Oh well, I thought I cracked some Da Vinci code.

I guess the general rule here is ideal setup height is based on preference dictated by whatever your legs/core can handle comfortably, regardless of if you're all legs or not?

That Ville setup is a monster!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 16, 2021, 04:08:31 AM
Boserio seems to be riding the hajlte 8.5 acab with wheel wells in his latest story. Iím wondering if heís running standard indy 55mm height with risers and the 60mm wheels which look worn down a bit. Or maybe forged plates with risers?



His set up does look high but pretty stable/not wobbly loose


https://www.instagram.com/p/CMbpBMAn7U4/?igshid=1s8i8dnrj6lh0 (https://www.instagram.com/p/CMbpBMAn7U4/?igshid=1s8i8dnrj6lh0)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Freelancevagrant on March 16, 2021, 06:04:49 AM
Boserio seems to be riding the hajlte 8.5 acab with wheel wells in his latest story. Iím wondering if heís running standard indy 55mm height with risers and the 60mm wheels which look worn down a bit. Or maybe forged plates with risers?


His set up does look high but pretty stable/not wobbly loose


https://www.instagram.com/p/CMbpBMAn7U4/?igshid=1s8i8dnrj6lh0 (https://www.instagram.com/p/CMbpBMAn7U4/?igshid=1s8i8dnrj6lh0)

Heís on ace, so probably 44ís.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 16, 2021, 06:46:03 AM
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Boserio seems to be riding the hajlte 8.5 acab with wheel wells in his latest story. I’m wondering if he’s running standard indy 55mm height with risers and the 60mm wheels which look worn down a bit. Or maybe forged plates with risers?


His set up does look high but pretty stable/not wobbly loose

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He’s on ace, so probably 44’s.

yeah, wtf my bad. looked at the wrong team page. could be one of the new sizes. but yeah 52mm height with 1/8 risers gets it to indy std height


(https://i.ibb.co/Kr6zZVL/image.png) (https://ibb.co/Kr6zZVL)


(https://i.ibb.co/c28YsDp/image.png) (https://ibb.co/c28YsDp)

(https://i.ibb.co/n1hFX63/image.png) (https://ibb.co/n1hFX63)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ballintoohard on March 16, 2021, 10:04:54 AM
I have an 8 with forged hollow 139s and for some reason it skates more stable and ďbigger than my wider boards with Thunder Team Hollows. I dunno what it is about the shape. I had an 8.38 with Team Hollows and also with Indy 149 and it felt the same, but it was nice having more room.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on March 20, 2021, 03:49:42 PM
I have some Indy 169s and old wheels that i want to use for a cruiser. Dont know if i should go for a 1991 shape or a dane1.

Im 6'5 and ride 14.5 wb normally. Dimensions on the Dane sounds really short compared to what im used to, the 1991 shape has dimensions that im comfy with but idk if 169s is to Wide in the back?

Anybody tried 169 on the 1991 shape?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 20, 2021, 04:55:14 PM
I have some Indy 169s and old wheels that i want to use for a cruiser. Dont know if i should go for a 1991 shape or a dane1.

Im 6'5 and ride 14.5 wb normally. Dimensions on the Dane sounds really short compared to what im used to, the 1991 shape has dimensions that im comfy with but idk if 169s is to Wide in the back?

Anybody tried 169 on the 1991 shape?
had 169 on Dane 1. the short wb and short length left me cramped, I’m 6’4” as well. I like the polar 14.5” wb and have been wanting to try the 1991 shape. Maybe this spring drop. I think 9” trucks either ace 55 or yeah 169 would be fine on the 1991. I mean people ride 55’s on 8.75” popsicles etc
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on March 20, 2021, 09:26:15 PM
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I have some Indy 169s and old wheels that i want to use for a cruiser. Dont know if i should go for a 1991 shape or a dane1.

Im 6'5 and ride 14.5 wb normally. Dimensions on the Dane sounds really short compared to what im used to, the 1991 shape has dimensions that im comfy with but idk if 169s is to Wide in the back?

Anybody tried 169 on the 1991 shape?
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had 169 on Dane 1. the short wb and short length left me cramped, Iím 6í4Ē as well. I like the polar 14.5Ē wb and have been wanting to try the 1991 shape. Maybe this spring drop. I think 9Ē trucks either ace 55 or yeah 169 would be fine on the 1991. I mean people ride 55ís on 8.75Ē popsicles etc
169s should be fine and fit pretty dead on on the 1991 as it doesn't look like much taper going on. If it's gonna be more of a cruiser, 169s would be great. If you really have the old school set up bug, grab some 8.75" trucks. No question get the deck with the wheelbase you're used to. There's a lot of talk of Polar shapes in the Big Boards thread.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: concerned_parent on March 23, 2021, 09:12:30 AM
159's on the 1991 feel real good.

(https://i.imgur.com/9ieY6B0.jpeg)
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Post by: jay_nev on March 23, 2021, 11:32:58 AM
159's on the 1991 feel real good.

(https://i.imgur.com/9ieY6B0.jpeg)
are those tablets? top down view too? What is the width at the rear truck bolts?
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Post by: concerned_parent on March 23, 2021, 11:37:07 AM
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159's on the 1991 feel real good.

(https://i.imgur.com/9ieY6B0.jpeg)
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are those tablets? top down view too? What is the width at the rear truck bolts?

58 f4 OG classic

don't have the width handy

(https://i.imgur.com/45ADovw.jpeg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: BMCsteve on March 23, 2021, 12:36:16 PM
Width over the rear bolts on a 1991 is 8.75
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 25, 2021, 07:15:32 PM
1991 junior shape!! 8.625” but no other dimensions

https://www.tactics.com/polar-skate-co/rozenberg-tribal-chief-865-1991-jr-shape-skateboard-deck
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on March 25, 2021, 10:26:20 PM
1991 junior shape!! 8.625Ē but no other dimensions

https://www.tactics.com/polar-skate-co/rozenberg-tribal-chief-865-1991-jr-shape-skateboard-deck
Damn what is that I wonder? No mention on the Polar site. The magic number is gonna be what wb.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lurkey on March 26, 2021, 08:36:57 AM
I'm sure we'll get the actual numbers within the hour, but here's my quick analysis from Tactics product photos of P9 vs 1991 Jr lol. Just quickly drew over the silhouettes in illustrator, so they're not super symmetrical. 1991 JR looks maybe a little fuller and slightly shorter WB.

(https://i.imgur.com/twu7KGT.png)
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Post by: Macho Taildrop on March 26, 2021, 10:14:45 AM
Here is a top view of a sample from a while ago:

(https://i.imgur.com/BFbjMBH.png)

Looking at it reminded me that I want this to happen:

(https://i.imgur.com/aGN1xM0.png)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lurkey on March 26, 2021, 11:12:05 AM
Really want big surf shape. I love the look of it, but it was way too short for me.
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Post by: fs1/2cab on March 26, 2021, 12:46:59 PM
Woah the big surf looks similar to the brown bomber. Very nice.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on March 26, 2021, 03:50:10 PM
Not sure if the big surf is in the new season, both https://prime-skateboard.com/products/list.php?category_id=19 and  https://www.duskskateshop.com/product-list/483 have some boards from the new drop already!
I like the regular surf so Iím not phased but I really want Shinís sidecut board to make a come back... seems like it (and the arigato shape too) were only around for one season
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: bonafidekook on March 27, 2021, 09:26:50 AM
Really want big surf shape. I love the look of it, but it was way too short for me.

Big Surf shape is only 1/4" wider and same length/wb. Although on another shop page it was listed as 9.5"

Honestly hoping for the latter as I love my current surf shape but would be happier if it were a little wider, and my dane1 is just a little too wide for anything but my dedicated cruiser. Happy medium.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roald Dahnkle on March 27, 2021, 09:38:04 AM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CM4LwkpLnFN/

Green is the big surf! As already mentioned it's 1/4 inch wider.

If you go on Polar's tagged pictures lots of shops overseas getting em in.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on March 27, 2021, 09:42:04 AM
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Really want big surf shape. I love the look of it, but it was way too short for me.
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Big Surf shape is only 1/4" wider and same length/wb. Although on another shop page it was listed as 9.5"

Honestly hoping for the latter as I love my current surf shape but would be happier if it were a little wider, and my dane1 is just a little too wide for anything but my dedicated cruiser. Happy medium.

Interesting. Only a 1/4Ē width difference seems like a waste of a new/differentiating shape imo. Would love to see a bigger/fuller nose on the surf.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Pee nis on March 27, 2021, 11:01:52 AM
Anyone ever used thunder hollow 148 on an 8.25 polar with 14.125 WB? Just set this up for hell of it as a second setup but havenít skated it yet. Itís the Brady bistro 8.25 deck with below specs for reference.

WIDTH (IN):   8.25
LENGTH (IN):   31.875
WHEELBASE (IN):   14.125
NOSE (IN):   7.125
TAIL (IN):   6.75
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on March 27, 2021, 12:34:32 PM
I hope that larger green surf shape makes it stateside soon. Want. It would have been nice if the Dane shape had wheel wells this time around. That 9.0 pop with wheel wells is sick too.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on March 27, 2021, 12:46:03 PM
I hope that larger green surf shape makes it stateside soon. Want. It would have been nice if the Dane shape had wheel wells this time around. That 9.0 pop with wheel wells is sick too.
I did a dig looking for the wb on the 1991 jr. Searching through tagged photos, I saw 2 new Dane1s, one of which is a team board and is also up at Tactics and another is a Dane Brady model that has the same graphics as a pop from this season. No wheel wells unfortunately. We still haven't seen what the 1991 or 1992 is gonna be so maybe there will be another Dane1 that hasn't show up yet that has them?

On the 1991 jr, I'm almost positive it's gonna be a 14.38wb. There's an 8" this season with the same graphic which has a 14.25wb and the post here shows the jr as slightly longer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CM6_nLiMxe-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 27, 2021, 09:03:08 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/CM6OdjfDWLE/

1.
Model
@shin_sanbongi
L→R
7.875 x 31.625 w14.125
8.125 x 32 w14.25
8.5 x 32.125 w14.5
Wht 9 x 31.5
Lime 8.75 x 31.5

Price •11.000
taxin
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2.
Team model(red)
L→R
8.125 x 32 w14.25
8.375 x 32 w14.5
9.75 x 31.375 w14.125
@danebrady (blue)
8.25 x 31.875 w14.125
9.0 x 32.25 w14.5
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3.
Model @oski (wht)
L→R
8.0 x 31.875 w14.25
8.25 x 31.875 w14.125
8.5 x 32.125 w14.5
8.67 x 32
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on March 28, 2021, 04:31:43 AM
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Really want big surf shape. I love the look of it, but it was way too short for me.
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Big Surf shape is only 1/4" wider and same length/wb. Although on another shop page it was listed as 9.5"

Honestly hoping for the latter as I love my current surf shape but would be happier if it were a little wider, and my dane1 is just a little too wide for anything but my dedicated cruiser. Happy medium.
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Interesting. Only a 1/4Ē width difference seems like a waste of a new/differentiating shape imo. Would love to see a bigger/fuller nose on the surf.
↑THIS! 1/4 of an inch in width and no increase in nose length is pretty meh imho. I LOVE my surf shape but nollies and nose slides pretty much donít happen, itís fun as a second setup but I couldnít make it my dedicated main board for those reasons. If they bumped it to 9.25 and lengthened the nose I would heavily consider it...
Still want to see his sidecut shape make a comeback!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Slugboi22 on March 28, 2021, 10:16:13 AM
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Really want big surf shape. I love the look of it, but it was way too short for me.
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Big Surf shape is only 1/4" wider and same length/wb. Although on another shop page it was listed as 9.5"

Honestly hoping for the latter as I love my current surf shape but would be happier if it were a little wider, and my dane1 is just a little too wide for anything but my dedicated cruiser. Happy medium.
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Interesting. Only a 1/4Ē width difference seems like a waste of a new/differentiating shape imo. Would love to see a bigger/fuller nose on the surf.
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↑THIS! 1/4 of an inch in width and no increase in nose length is pretty meh imho. I LOVE my surf shape but nollies and nose slides pretty much donít happen, itís fun as a second setup but I couldnít make it my dedicated main board for those reasons. If they bumped it to 9.25 and lengthened the nose I would heavily consider it...
Still want to see his sidecut shape make a comeback!
that sidecut shape was so nice. super bummed i never ended up getting a second one. :/
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Post by: BoxStuffer on March 28, 2021, 10:50:10 AM
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Still want to see his sidecut shape make a comeback!
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that sidecut shape was so nice. super bummed i never ended up getting a second one. :/

Add me to the list that enjoyed the sidecut shape.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on March 28, 2021, 04:42:58 PM
Just got a Dane1 ordered. Have a p9 and I'm on a p2 at the moment. Looking forward to my next few set ups.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Slugboi22 on March 28, 2021, 04:51:57 PM
Just got a Dane1 ordered. Have a p9 and I'm on a p2 at the moment. Looking forward to my next few set ups.
would love to know how the p9 works out for you. been meaning to get one but never went through with it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on March 28, 2021, 11:03:51 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/rfgJ7kX/D0225-E31-B5-CC-4944-AAD2-8-CB2-FE85-D67-D.png) (https://ibb.co/rfgJ7kX)

In case anyone missed it
8.65x32x14.375. 7.0 nose, 6.5 tail.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: hiljentaa on March 29, 2021, 08:24:21 PM
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Polar_Oskar_Tribal_Chief_1991_JR_Deck/descpage-PLORTC91JDK.html

SW has the new 91 Jr shape in.

Super tempted myself.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: bigdave on March 29, 2021, 08:28:25 PM
new catalog, with no straight 9" 14.5 wb w/o wheel wells is hella annoying.
Still thinking about ordering that Dane tho.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on March 29, 2021, 08:44:37 PM
Dang no 1992 is a drag
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on March 29, 2021, 08:49:47 PM
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Polar_Oskar_Tribal_Chief_1991_JR_Deck/descpage-PLORTC91JDK.html

SW has the new 91 Jr shape in.

Super tempted myself.
they are also listing the Shin board as 9.75?
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Polar_Sanbongi_Freedom_Lime_WW_SURFJR_Deck/descpage-PLSFRDMSJDK.html
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on March 29, 2021, 09:06:03 PM
Dang no 1992 is a drag
I really hope they are saving their big guns for the summer drop...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: baaaaaaguette on March 30, 2021, 01:49:54 AM
Really itching to buy one of their boards for street. What should I get? And how long do these woods last for?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: finknoos on March 30, 2021, 02:26:41 AM
Really itching to buy one of their boards for street. What should I get? And how long do these woods last for?

Depends who you are and what you skate of course, I've had my Hjalte 8.0 with the wheel wells for about 6 months and its still sweet as and I dont see it flopping any time soon. That being said I cant wait to try and scoop one of these for my next setup, that shape looks great!

(https://i.imgur.com/T9opNj7.png)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on March 30, 2021, 02:54:03 AM
Not so much shape related as more just an interesting thing I noticed, which I am seeing more and more, but from FTC and other places, they specifically have "For sale in store only" or something similar and will not list online or ship them out.

Anyone else noticed this?

ftcsanfrancisco
@polarskateco decks available for in-store purchase only 🌊 #polarskateco


https://www.instagram.com/p/CNA7z32Fs24/
Title: Re: Polar Shape
Post by: baaaaaaguette on March 30, 2021, 03:08:09 AM
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Really itching to buy one of their boards for street. What should I get? And how long do these woods last for?
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Depends who you are and what you skate of course, I've had my Hjalte 8.0 with the wheel wells for about 6 months and its still sweet as and I dont see it flopping any time soon. That being said I cant wait to try and scoop one of these for my next setup, that shape looks great!

(https://i.imgur.com/T9opNj7.png)

Wow that might be a bit too much for me, Iím really looking for a classic popsicle with a slightly elongated nose. As for usage I skate at least an hour minimum everyday and I was told that polar wood held up really well
Title: Re: Polar Shape
Post by: Mbrimson88 on March 30, 2021, 03:33:12 AM
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Really itching to buy one of their boards for street. What should I get? And how long do these woods last for?
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Depends who you are and what you skate of course, I've had my Hjalte 8.0 with the wheel wells for about 6 months and its still sweet as and I dont see it flopping any time soon. That being said I cant wait to try and scoop one of these for my next setup, that shape looks great!

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Wow that might be a bit too much for me, Iím really looking for a classic popsicle with a slightly elongated nose. As for usage I skate at least an hour minimum everyday and I was told that polar wood held up really well

What size do you usually ride?

They have everything from 7.875 through to 9.0 in popsicles, pretty much all being a good shape...
Title: Re: Polar Shape
Post by: baaaaaaguette on March 30, 2021, 03:40:43 AM
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Really itching to buy one of their boards for street. What should I get? And how long do these woods last for?
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Depends who you are and what you skate of course, I've had my Hjalte 8.0 with the wheel wells for about 6 months and its still sweet as and I dont see it flopping any time soon. That being said I cant wait to try and scoop one of these for my next setup, that shape looks great!

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Wow that might be a bit too much for me, Iím really looking for a classic popsicle with a slightly elongated nose. As for usage I skate at least an hour minimum everyday and I was told that polar wood held up really well
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What size do you usually ride?

They have everything from 7.875 through to 9.0 in popsicles, pretty much all being a good shape, eg this 8.0 x 31.875, 14.25 wheelbase, 7" nose.

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLHHMP8DK-2.jpg)


Usually stick to 8,5 since Iíve got big feet (30cm gang wya). My previous two boards were these: https://www.milk-store.com/en/collections/skateboard/products/milk-script-logo-deck?variant=39281190043784 but they chipped really fast and the wood thins out ALOT too. So you can see how long the nose is compared to the tail I really love these kinds of shape


Basically Iím looking for a heavy, solid board that wonít razor tail in 2 weeks
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on March 30, 2021, 04:26:41 AM
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Dang no 1992 is a drag
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I really hope they are saving their big guns for the summer drop...

I Read in their ig comments that theyre going to discontinue the 1992/1991 shapes. This is supposed to be the last stop with 1991s. Hope they chance their mindes, the 1991 to me looks like the ultimate old school/ cruiser shape.

I found a 92 shape from last batch that i've been eyeing, is there a big difference between the 91 & 92 in how they ride? Maybe the 92 would be a Little more nimble and cruisey as the wb is a Lil shorter.

Dont know if the 92 fit 169s as the back looks more taperad than the 91
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: backside bonerless on March 30, 2021, 04:59:24 AM
do they not make their football shape anymore? can't seem to find one
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Post by: jay_nev on March 30, 2021, 05:20:58 AM
do they not make their football shape anymore? can't seem to find one
not for this drop it seems
Title: Re: Polar Shape
Post by: Mbrimson88 on March 30, 2021, 07:20:25 AM

Usually stick to 8,5 since Iíve got big feet (30cm gang wya). My previous two boards were these: https://www.milk-store.com/en/collections/skateboard/products/milk-script-logo-deck?variant=39281190043784 but they chipped really fast and the wood thins out ALOT too. So you can see how long the nose is compared to the tail I really love these kinds of shape


Basically Iím looking for a heavy, solid board that wonít razor tail in 2 weeks

Updated size to 8.5 which is about the same dimensions I have as a perfect all rounder in other brands from the same BBS woodshop and they are so good.

I think the main thing with something like razor tail is no matter what board you get, it will still happen, but the concave is definitely different with BBS wood compared to some / most other woodshops.  If you can go into the shop and stand on a lot of different decks, you will find that some will be quite different to others, but the shop boards will also be a fair bit cheaper than the pro decks, which look rather expensive from that shop.


Standard shape and size 8.5 x 32.125, 14.5 wheelbase, 7.125 nose and 6.75 tail.

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLORTTC85DK-2.jpg)

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: backinaction on March 30, 2021, 07:28:03 AM
I saw someone post in the comments on Instagram that this is the last drop with a 1991 shape in it.  They had confirmed it by DM

Bummer no '92 shape.  I'm loving the one I currently have.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: topfrog10 on March 30, 2021, 09:07:23 AM
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I hope that larger green surf shape makes it stateside soon. Want. It would have been nice if the Dane shape had wheel wells this time around. That 9.0 pop with wheel wells is sick too.
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I did a dig looking for the wb on the 1991 jr. Searching through tagged photos, I saw 2 new Dane1s, one of which is a team board and is also up at Tactics and another is a Dane Brady model that has the same graphics as a pop from this season. No wheel wells unfortunately. We still haven't seen what the 1991 or 1992 is gonna be so maybe there will be another Dane1 that hasn't show up yet that has them?

On the 1991 jr, I'm almost positive it's gonna be a 14.38wb. There's an 8" this season with the same graphic which has a 14.25wb and the post here shows the jr as slightly longer.
https://www.instagram.com/p/CM6_nLiMxe-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

does the one farthest to the left seem pretty full on the tail to anyone or am i tripping? checked their site and it seems less full so idk.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: topfrog10 on March 30, 2021, 09:09:28 AM
Not so much shape related as more just an interesting thing I noticed, which I am seeing more and more, but from FTC and other places, they specifically have "For sale in store only" or something similar and will not list online or ship them out.

Anyone else noticed this?

ftcsanfrancisco
@polarskateco decks available for in-store purchase only 🌊 #polarskateco


https://www.instagram.com/p/CNA7z32Fs24/
i've noticed this about a lot of shops lately, i think it's mostly to do with the limited amount of stock they have been able to get in.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 30, 2021, 09:10:52 AM
Shops have been doing that w the last hockey/FA drop too. They know they go quick and locals should get first go Ďround
Title: Re: Polar Shape
Post by: baaaaaaguette on March 30, 2021, 10:50:23 AM
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Usually stick to 8,5 since Iíve got big feet (30cm gang wya). My previous two boards were these: https://www.milk-store.com/en/collections/skateboard/products/milk-script-logo-deck?variant=39281190043784 but they chipped really fast and the wood thins out ALOT too. So you can see how long the nose is compared to the tail I really love these kinds of shape


Basically Iím looking for a heavy, solid board that wonít razor tail in 2 weeks
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Updated size to 8.5 which is about the same dimensions I have as a perfect all rounder in other brands from the same BBS woodshop and they are so good.

I think the main thing with something like razor tail is no matter what board you get, it will still happen, but the concave is definitely different with BBS wood compared to some / most other woodshops.  If you can go into the shop and stand on a lot of different decks, you will find that some will be quite different to others, but the shop boards will also be a fair bit cheaper than the pro decks, which look rather expensive from that shop.


Standard shape and size 8.5 x 32.125, 14.5 wheelbase, 7.125 nose and 6.75 tail.

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLORTTC85DK-2.jpg)

My local was all out so I grabbed another favorite of mine. Does Sour use BBS wood as well?
Title: Re: Polar Shape
Post by: Kevve on March 30, 2021, 12:54:15 PM
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Usually stick to 8,5 since Iíve got big feet (30cm gang wya). My previous two boards were these: https://www.milk-store.com/en/collections/skateboard/products/milk-script-logo-deck?variant=39281190043784 but they chipped really fast and the wood thins out ALOT too. So you can see how long the nose is compared to the tail I really love these kinds of shape


Basically Iím looking for a heavy, solid board that wonít razor tail in 2 weeks
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Updated size to 8.5 which is about the same dimensions I have as a perfect all rounder in other brands from the same BBS woodshop and they are so good.

I think the main thing with something like razor tail is no matter what board you get, it will still happen, but the concave is definitely different with BBS wood compared to some / most other woodshops.  If you can go into the shop and stand on a lot of different decks, you will find that some will be quite different to others, but the shop boards will also be a fair bit cheaper than the pro decks, which look rather expensive from that shop.


Standard shape and size 8.5 x 32.125, 14.5 wheelbase, 7.125 nose and 6.75 tail.

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLORTTC85DK-2.jpg)
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My local was all out so I grabbed another favorite of mine. Does Sour use BBS wood as well?

They use Jart, "fried in Europe".. i've got mine on the wall so cant really say much about how it rides. Judging by the looks of it its superb!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 30, 2021, 01:46:24 PM
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Dang no 1992 is a drag
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I really hope they are saving their big guns for the summer drop...
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I Read in their ig comments that theyre going to discontinue the 1992/1991 shapes. This is supposed to be the last stop with 1991s. Hope they chance their mindes, the 1991 to me looks like the ultimate old school/ cruiser shape.
before i go searching, can you link/source? If so i'll have to grab that 1991 Boserio.. but a part of me doesn't want to do that and love it if it's gone for good.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on March 30, 2021, 02:12:36 PM
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Dang no 1992 is a drag
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I really hope they are saving their big guns for the summer drop...
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I Read in their ig comments that theyre going to discontinue the 1992/1991 shapes. This is supposed to be the last stop with 1991s. Hope they chance their mindes, the 1991 to me looks like the ultimate old school/ cruiser shape.

I found a 92 shape from last batch that i've been eyeing, is there a big difference between the 91 & 92 in how they ride? Maybe the 92 would be a Little more nimble and cruisey as the wb is a Lil shorter.

Dont know if the 92 fit 169s as the back looks more taperad than the 91
Yes it's mostly a wheelbase thing since the shapes aren't too far of from each other. 92 is a little more squared overall.

169s fit all of them with some hot rodding. The 9+ Polar shapes other than the Surf Shape are all 8.75 over the back trucks so a lot of us prefer 8.75 trucks.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on March 30, 2021, 05:49:41 PM
Can anyone confirm the ACTUAL width of the new, large Shin Surf shape?? Polar only has the original, 8.75" listed on their US site, and as of yet are not responding on IG.

Also, I'm fairly positive that SW is erroneously listing the lime green as being the larger, when it's the white that actually is? Further, the length and wheelbase of both Shin Surfs is the same, it's just the width that's expanded ĖĖ right?

I think people are confused and the Surf shape in this drop is the same old. The actual Polar catalog lists it as the surf jr at 8.75", and based on the pics the big surf looks proportionately larger.

AFAIK no one has posted anything definitive about it being the new larger version, aside from what appear to be misprints on various web stores.

Kind of related but I wonder if this will ever come out:

(https://i.imgur.com/TeCxc3v.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 30, 2021, 06:12:44 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/16vS3Zv/F5-BDE738-70-F0-44-AA-880-E-34-B189-AE5-DDD.jpg) (https://ibb.co/16vS3Zv)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 30, 2021, 07:01:00 PM
I’d refer to the polar site for sizing.. don’t trust SW
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on March 30, 2021, 07:02:11 PM
Polarís site lists the Lime colored Surf deck as the Surf JR 8.75. It looks like the White one isnít listed on their site anymore but it was listed as Surf SR

Tactics lists the Lime color as 9.0 and the White color as 8.75.

Parade has the White surf deck listed as both 8.75 and 9.0 and also has the Lime color listed as 8.75.

Here is the response given by Polar.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 30, 2021, 07:04:42 PM
Love it. Pontus is awesome. He can’t control what shops put up.
“ No Angel will come down from heaven”

Wow lime green surf jr already OOS on polar site!??  As is the Dane 9” wheel wells AND Boserio 1991 shape. Wow
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on March 30, 2021, 07:11:29 PM
Love it. Pontus is awesome. He canít control what shops put up.
ď No Angel will come down from heavenĒ

Wow lime green surf he already OOS on polar site!??

Yeah I understand and agree that they canít control what shops put up but they could have at least answered the question while they were typing up that shitty response. Not too hard to clear up. Theyíve answered plenty of questions in the past too, but I guess this one was different somehow.

Edit: delivery arrived. The white colored Surf shape from this drop is 8.75 and is the same as the previously released yellow Surf deck.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 30, 2021, 07:27:34 PM
They’re both the same just 2 diff colors per my a local shop site ?

SURF JR. SPECIAL SHAPE - WITH WHEEL WELLS
8.75" (WIDEST POINT) X 31.5"
NOSE: 6.25"
WHEEL BASE: 14.375"
TAIL: 6.5"

@DeepSpace9mm that was quick. Local order?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on March 30, 2021, 07:38:51 PM
Can anyone confirm the ACTUAL width of the new, large Shin Surf shape?? Polar only has the original, 8.75" listed on their US site, and as of yet are not responding on IG.

Also, I'm fairly positive that SW is erroneously listing the lime green as being the larger, when it's the white that actually is? Further, the length and wheelbase of both Shin Surfs is the same, it's just the width that's expanded ĖĖ right?

Iíd refer to the polar site for sizing.. donít trust SW


The best thing I have seen on SW is they show the tops of the boards, so when bringing up the pic to the full 100% size, it clearly shows all the measurements on the Polar sticker on top of the board.

Of course when I went to look at that one in question, it might be the ONLY Polar board that doesn't have the sticker on it.

I wonder how accurate it would be using the deck bolts as reference and superimposing other images over it to see if it matches up to anything else, but I guess that is a lot of work for what might not be anywhere near close to what it actually is in measurements.

The white Surf is 8.75 x 31.5 with 14.375 wb and the other green one looks almost the same in length and wb, just wider, so maybe it is as stated.

Also on some other shops I found it is SURF Sr (not Jr) so it is a wider version of the same board, at 9 x 31.5 with 14.375 wb.

https://canolaskateshop.com/items/605d75f2a87fc5716e5f507e


* I am guessing they added Jr to the normal one and Sr to the bigger one, to try to avoid confusion, but not sure if it has helped at all.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on March 30, 2021, 07:53:03 PM
Theyíre both the same just 2 diff colors per my a local shop site

SURF JR. SPECIAL SHAPE - WITH WHEEL WELLS
8.75" (WIDEST POINT) X 31.5"
NOSE: 6.25"
WHEEL BASE: 14.375"
TAIL: 6.5"

@DeepSpace9mm that was quick. Local order?

Very quick, yes.
Not local.

Since my local shop likely wonít get this shape and I didnít want to take the risk of it selling out (it did) I just smashed a buy button. Never seen that shape there in the past. If they do get it Iíll grab one.

Very confusing listings.
Iím pretty (99%) sure that before it was removed the Polar site had the white one listed as 9.0, 14.5 wheelbase, yadda yadda. Thatís what I wanted.

Since the listings are all over the place I guess Iíll just go ahead and order the Lime colored one as well. For science. Iíll report back if nobody else beats me to it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ldmch11 on March 30, 2021, 09:06:20 PM


Here is the response given by Polar.
lol what a kooky ass response, could've easily just answered your question
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on March 31, 2021, 03:05:51 AM
Honestly kinda bummed on Polar. Between no more big boards and that shitty DM response I'm sorta over it. I was gonna buy a 1992 from this drop too since I missed the one from the last drop.
Title: Re: Polar Shape
Post by: baaaaaaguette on March 31, 2021, 05:16:35 AM
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Usually stick to 8,5 since Iíve got big feet (30cm gang wya). My previous two boards were these: https://www.milk-store.com/en/collections/skateboard/products/milk-script-logo-deck?variant=39281190043784 but they chipped really fast and the wood thins out ALOT too. So you can see how long the nose is compared to the tail I really love these kinds of shape


Basically Iím looking for a heavy, solid board that wonít razor tail in 2 weeks
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Updated size to 8.5 which is about the same dimensions I have as a perfect all rounder in other brands from the same BBS woodshop and they are so good.

I think the main thing with something like razor tail is no matter what board you get, it will still happen, but the concave is definitely different with BBS wood compared to some / most other woodshops.  If you can go into the shop and stand on a lot of different decks, you will find that some will be quite different to others, but the shop boards will also be a fair bit cheaper than the pro decks, which look rather expensive from that shop.


Standard shape and size 8.5 x 32.125, 14.5 wheelbase, 7.125 nose and 6.75 tail.

(https://img.skatewarehouse.com/watermark/rs.php?path=PLORTTC85DK-2.jpg)
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My local was all out so I grabbed another favorite of mine. Does Sour use BBS wood as well?
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They use Jart, "fried in Europe".. i've got mine on the wall so cant really say much about how it rides. Judging by the looks of it its superb!

Yeah canít wait to skate it. Seems very solid and the graphic is mint, Iíve never tried that wood curious to see how it holds up
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on March 31, 2021, 06:37:06 AM
Polarís site lists the Lime colored Surf deck as the Surf JR 8.75. It looks like the White one isnít listed on their site anymore but it was listed as Surf SR

Tactics lists the Lime color as 9.0 and the White color as 8.75.

Parade has the White surf deck listed as both 8.75 and 9.0 and also has the Lime color listed as 8.75.

Here is the response given by Polar.

Thanks for clarifying. Wild they made them so similar, the 1/4" inch doesn't seem like it would make much difference on the shape.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on March 31, 2021, 07:11:56 AM
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Polarís site lists the Lime colored Surf deck as the Surf JR 8.75. It looks like the White one isnít listed on their site anymore but it was listed as Surf SR

Tactics lists the Lime color as 9.0 and the White color as 8.75.

Parade has the White surf deck listed as both 8.75 and 9.0 and also has the Lime color listed as 8.75.

Here is the response given by Polar.
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Thanks for clarifying. Wild they made them so similar, the 1/4" inch doesn't seem like it would make much difference on the shape.
yeah, interested to see measurement differences between them. I jumped the gun and thought they were all on the polar site. Think it was removed. Interesting as @Mbrimson88 all the surf shapes Iíve seen donít have the black top dims sticker.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: art hellman on March 31, 2021, 07:49:39 AM
anyone have experience skating the P2 shape?  Is it basically just a regular Polar 8.5, but with a shovel nose? 
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on March 31, 2021, 08:13:45 AM
anyone have experience skating the P2 shape?  Is it basically just a regular Polar 8.5, but with a shovel nose?

yeah i've skated a few of them, i think they're pretty cool. you're pretty much right, but i would add that the tail is squared off a bit too. i like how stable and predictable the pop is from a less rounded nose/tail, although i think it makes scooping 360 flips and stuff like that a bit more difficult as a trade-off. i've been on the hunt for similar shapes from other companies for a while now but still no leads. it'd be nice to have an alternative for when polar stuff inevitably sells out a week after each drop.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on March 31, 2021, 11:50:51 AM
anyone have experience skating the P2 shape?  Is it basically just a regular Polar 8.5, but with a shovel nose?

Skating one right now. Have one on deck too. Medium concave and kicks. Rounder tail with the more square nose. Doesn't feel like 8.5 popsicles, it feels smaller. I've done some of my best skating on it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lukabrazi on March 31, 2021, 02:47:50 PM
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anyone have experience skating the P2 shape?  Is it basically just a regular Polar 8.5, but with a shovel nose?
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Skating one right now. Have one on deck too. Medium concave and kicks. Rounder tail with the more square nose. Doesn't feel like 8.5 popsicles, it feels smaller. I've done some of my best skating on it.

that is because it is 8.5" at its widest point, and tapers down to 8.25" at the tail. so it is a unique shape, not just like a normal polar board, the shovel nose is pretty crazy , but the taper in the board definitely makes it feel smaller than a normal 8.5
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on March 31, 2021, 07:33:32 PM
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Polarís site lists the Lime colored Surf deck as the Surf JR 8.75. It looks like the White one isnít listed on their site anymore but it was listed as Surf SR

Tactics lists the Lime color as 9.0 and the White color as 8.75.

Parade has the White surf deck listed as both 8.75 and 9.0 and also has the Lime color listed as 8.75.

Here is the response given by Polar.
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Thanks for clarifying. Wild they made them so similar, the 1/4" inch doesn't seem like it would make much difference on the shape.
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yeah, interested to see measurement differences between them. I jumped the gun and thought they were all on the polar site. Think it was removed. Interesting as @Mbrimson88 all the surf shapes Iíve seen donít have the black top dims sticker.

Yeah it is almost as if that surf shape is the ONLY one they forgot to print the Polar sticker for, or for whatever reason they didn't do one (if the dimensions were incorrect), or maybe if it was more an experimental shape and they didn't want to have it tied down to one shape or size, as per now with the two options - the Jr and the Sr shapes.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: concerned_parent on April 01, 2021, 11:22:43 AM
i miss the p1
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on April 01, 2021, 03:48:18 PM
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Polarís site lists the Lime colored Surf deck as the Surf JR 8.75. It looks like the White one isnít listed on their site anymore but it was listed as Surf SR

Tactics lists the Lime color as 9.0 and the White color as 8.75.

Parade has the White surf deck listed as both 8.75 and 9.0 and also has the Lime color listed as 8.75.

Here is the response given by Polar.
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Thanks for clarifying. Wild they made them so similar, the 1/4" inch doesn't seem like it would make much difference on the shape.
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yeah, interested to see measurement differences between them. I jumped the gun and thought they were all on the polar site. Think it was removed. Interesting as @Mbrimson88 all the surf shapes Iíve seen donít have the black top dims sticker.


Case closed.

I just compared the Lime, White, and Yellow surf shapes.

The Lime is definitely wider and longer. SR 9.0 with a 14.5 wheelbase despite what Polarís site says about it being Surf JR shape.

The White is 8.75 JR and shorter with a 14.375 wheelbase as is the Yellow.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on April 01, 2021, 03:52:19 PM
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Polarís site lists the Lime colored Surf deck as the Surf JR 8.75. It looks like the White one isnít listed on their site anymore but it was listed as Surf SR

Tactics lists the Lime color as 9.0 and the White color as 8.75.

Parade has the White surf deck listed as both 8.75 and 9.0 and also has the Lime color listed as 8.75.

Here is the response given by Polar.
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Thanks for clarifying. Wild they made them so similar, the 1/4" inch doesn't seem like it would make much difference on the shape.
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yeah, interested to see measurement differences between them. I jumped the gun and thought they were all on the polar site. Think it was removed. Interesting as @Mbrimson88 all the surf shapes Iíve seen donít have the black top dims sticker.
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Case closed.

I just compared the Lime, White, and Yellow surf shapes.

The Lime is definitely wider and longer. 9.0 with a 14.5 wheelbase despite what Polarís site says about it being Surf JR shape.

The White is 8.75 and shorter as is the Yellow.

Gnarr'd, thank you.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on April 01, 2021, 03:56:39 PM
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Polarís site lists the Lime colored Surf deck as the Surf JR 8.75. It looks like the White one isnít listed on their site anymore but it was listed as Surf SR

Tactics lists the Lime color as 9.0 and the White color as 8.75.

Parade has the White surf deck listed as both 8.75 and 9.0 and also has the Lime color listed as 8.75.

Here is the response given by Polar.
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Thanks for clarifying. Wild they made them so similar, the 1/4" inch doesn't seem like it would make much difference on the shape.
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yeah, interested to see measurement differences between them. I jumped the gun and thought they were all on the polar site. Think it was removed. Interesting as @Mbrimson88 all the surf shapes Iíve seen donít have the black top dims sticker.
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Case closed.

I just compared the Lime, White, and Yellow surf shapes.

The Lime is definitely wider and longer. 9.0 with a 14.5 wheelbase despite what Polarís site says about it being Surf JR shape.

The White is 8.75 and shorter as is the Yellow.
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Gnarr'd, thank you.
Thanks :) and youíre welcome.

Now letís just wait and see if those JR and SR dimensions pop up in both colors.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on April 01, 2021, 04:48:36 PM
What’re the rear bolts? Any different?  Now I’m curious between the 1991 JR and that 9” surf shape.


Looking like the 91 and 92 and Dane 1 will be gone soon. In favor of these new surfs, the Dane 1 jr and the 1991 jr.

I would guess catering shapes and sizes to their risers. Not many on the big shapes anymore. Which is cool.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on April 01, 2021, 04:56:26 PM
Whatíre the rear bolts? Any different?  Now Iím curious between the 1991 JR and that 9Ē surf shape.


Looking like the 91 and 92 and Dane 1 will be gone soon. In favor of these new surfs, the Dane 1 jr and the 1991 jr.



I would guess catering shapes and sizes to their risers. Not many on the big shapes anymore. Which is cool.

It tapers from 8 and 5/16 at rearmost bolts to 8.5 at the inner rear bolts. About 8.375 in the middle of the bolts. 

If they do away with the Dane shape Iíll be sad. Super fun shape. Iíd try a Dane JR though.
 
I never got a chance to try the 1991 or 1992 but Iíd like to so I hope they put more of those out as well.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: BMCsteve on April 02, 2021, 12:35:00 PM
I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51090372032_c51f23bd8a_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: topfrog10 on April 02, 2021, 12:51:37 PM
I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51090372032_c51f23bd8a_z.jpg)

I've never been tempted by this shape until this picture but for some reason I am really tempted by it. How does the squareness of the tail feel compared to a more classic full tail like an FA/quasi or even a classic popsicle?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: BMCsteve on April 02, 2021, 08:32:38 PM
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I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51090372032_c51f23bd8a_z.jpg)
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I've never been tempted by this shape until this picture but for some reason I am really tempted by it. How does the squareness of the tail feel compared to a more classic full tail like an FA/quasi or even a classic popsicle?

It's definitely different than your traditional popsicle but the tail is not too far off from an 8.5 hockey/quasi shape.  Also, I'm not out here doing tre flips or technical stuff where a square tail may be more difficult
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: scrub74 on April 04, 2021, 07:49:20 AM
The 8.75 Polars specs look perfect to me, are they pretty constant or am I going to love it and then never be able to get another?

(https://media.rainpos.com/3261/team_i_like_it_here_sheep_in_motion_825.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on April 04, 2021, 08:14:48 AM
The 8.75 Polars specs look perfect to me, are they pretty constant or am I going to love it and then never be able to get another?

(https://media.rainpos.com/3261/team_i_like_it_here_sheep_in_motion_825.jpg)
theres been one in every drop as far as i can remember
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: scrub74 on April 04, 2021, 08:58:23 AM
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theres been one in every drop as far as i can remember

that's what I want to hear!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Xen on April 05, 2021, 02:00:51 PM
Are the larger/wider Polar decks true to length?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jay_nev on April 05, 2021, 05:05:11 PM
Are the larger/wider Polar decks true to length?
I’ll check, just got my Boserio 1991 shape today. Rear back bolts taper down to just over 8.5” I was surprised that narrow.

Wheelbase was listed as 14.375” on sticker too but to me it was 14.5” dead on center of hole to center and the website lists it as 14.5”.. not sure what that’s about.

Yeah listed 32.25” and that’s accurate, tape straight across not tape down
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Xen on April 05, 2021, 09:02:35 PM
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Iíll check, just got my Boserio 1991 shape today. Rear back bolts taper down to just over 8.5Ē I was surprised that narrow.

Wheelbase was listed as 14.375Ē on sticker too but to me it was 14.5Ē dead on center of hole to center and the website lists it as 14.5Ē.. not sure what thatís about.

Yeah listed 32.25Ē and thatís accurate, tape straight across not tape down

Thanks, gnar'd

Putting together and 8.75 ish curb crusher and was eyeing the polar with the wheel wells but was hoping they, like Quasi, measure shorter IRL.

My last polar was off on WB as well (listed as 14.12, came in at 14.3).
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FrankSweat on April 05, 2021, 09:24:21 PM
Coming from a 7.75 it's a big change and I'm trying to get used to flip this board but I really love this shape. I'd love to try a Dane Jr tho.


Polar Abuse Of Power 8.75x 31.5 Surf shape
Indy S11 Forged Hollow 149
Spitfire F4 54mm Conical full 101a
Bones Reds
Diamond Koston Hardware
Jessup griptape

(https://i.ibb.co/tKK1tg3/IMG-20210316-193954.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pwwk8cn)
(https://i.ibb.co/1RLPj2T/IMG-20210316-193909.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Yf31wjh)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Xen on April 06, 2021, 09:52:13 PM
Coming from a 7.75 it's a big change and I'm trying to get used to flip this board but I really love this shape. I'd love to try a Dane Jr tho.


Polar Abuse Of Power 8.75x 31.5 Surf shape
Indy S11 Forged Hollow 149
Spitfire F4 54mm Conical full 101a
Bones Reds
Diamond Koston Hardware
MessedupJessup griptape (just fucking with you...but really that touches my ocd in the wrong place)

(https://i.ibb.co/tKK1tg3/IMG-20210316-193954.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pwwk8cn)
(https://i.ibb.co/1RLPj2T/IMG-20210316-193909.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Yf31wjh)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on April 07, 2021, 12:46:56 PM
anyone riding the P9 Shin shape?  can I use 8.25 trucks on it?

The P9 is bomb

I rode standard thunder 149s on it
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: RichardBarkley on April 07, 2021, 12:58:43 PM
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anyone riding the P9 Shin shape?  can I use 8.25 trucks on it?
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The P9 is bomb

I rode standard thunder 149s on it
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do you know how wide the area over the back truck is?

or is there a website with this info

If memory serves...

Its 8.25
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: big_kev_215 on April 07, 2021, 01:02:11 PM
Anyone out there skate the polar popsicle shape with wheel wells on street? Any noticeable difference with the wheel wells - locking in on grinds, etc.?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on April 07, 2021, 05:38:04 PM
Anyone out there skate the polar popsicle shape with wheel wells on street? Any noticeable different with the wheel wells - locking in on grinds, etc.?

If the wheels fit into the wheel wells then you have an extra mm or two of truck movement before you get wheelbite, so can turn deeper or ride looser trucks or bigger wheels without issue.

Apart from that, it wouldn't matter what the shape or what you are riding, this will still be the case, but some trucks will be different in where the wheels hit the deck, as well as how wide the trucks are to where the wheels touch, eg magic carpet ride will have less if they don't really touch the wheel wells.

It is an interesting concept and one that other companies have used a lot over the years too.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FrankSweat on April 07, 2021, 06:47:10 PM
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Coming from a 7.75 it's a big change and I'm trying to get used to flip this board but I really love this shape. I'd love to try a Dane Jr tho.


Polar Abuse Of Power 8.75x 31.5 Surf shape
Indy S11 Forged Hollow 149
Spitfire F4 54mm Conical full 101a
Bones Reds
Diamond Koston Hardware
MessedupJessup griptape (just fucking with you...but really that touches my ocd in the wrong place)

(https://i.ibb.co/tKK1tg3/IMG-20210316-193954.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pwwk8cn)
(https://i.ibb.co/1RLPj2T/IMG-20210316-193909.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Yf31wjh)
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Hahaha I really suck at gripping boards. Believe me, when I saw it done I pushed myself to try to ignore it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: leanhead on April 09, 2021, 04:27:33 PM
I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51090372032_c51f23bd8a_z.jpg)

this convinced me to get this board over a surf shape for my new cruiser, such a beautiful graphic
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: zahed on May 01, 2021, 05:52:34 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/j45n0bZ/IMG-4423-min.jpg)

Setup my first Polar surf shape today. Here's my setup:

All in all i'm stoked on the shape. If anyone needs Ace 55s HMU. Never traded/sold on SLAP so point me in the right direction if there is a dedicated spot.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on May 13, 2021, 05:02:10 PM
Currently skating the 8.5" pop and the WB is definitely 14.375" and not the advertised 14.5". I'm totally fine with it, but is this the case for all of their 8.5" pops? Someone mentioned getting one like this several pages back but otherwise I didn't see any other mention of it in this thread.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on May 13, 2021, 05:14:56 PM
Currently skating the 8.5" pop and the WB is definitely 14.375" and not the advertised 14.5". I'm totally fine with it, but is this the case for all of their 8.5" pops? Someone mentioned getting one like this several pages back but otherwise I didn't see any other mention of it in this thread.

All my Polar 8.5s have been 14.5
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: TheCrimsonShroud on May 13, 2021, 06:00:28 PM
This thread made me want an arigato but theyíre out of stock  everywhere I look.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on May 14, 2021, 10:14:43 AM
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Currently skating the 8.5" pop and the WB is definitely 14.375" and not the advertised 14.5". I'm totally fine with it, but is this the case for all of their 8.5" pops? Someone mentioned getting one like this several pages back but otherwise I didn't see any other mention of it in this thread.
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All my Polar 8.5s have been 14.5

Interesting, good to know. The whole thing made me curious so I measured the board and it is measures 8.375" x 32" with a 14.375" WB. I don't think that is even a size they normally do.

Still, I can't complain because I am loving how it skates.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on May 14, 2021, 11:42:54 AM
(https://i.postimg.cc/qqnk6y0C/F9-E017-AC-F891-4918-ADBC-0839-FE7-B49-E2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/rRV6vdD8)

First time quiver owner. Back to back p2 boards. First time on a p9 but love the shape so far. Have a dane1 on deck as well. Excited for these next few months.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on May 18, 2021, 08:27:14 AM
The 8.75 Polars specs look perfect to me, are they pretty constant or am I going to love it and then never be able to get another?

(https://media.rainpos.com/3261/team_i_like_it_here_sheep_in_motion_825.jpg)

What type of riding are u going to on that size deck?

Im on a 9 right now and thinking about sizing down to a 8.75 or 8.625 for my next board. Its really nice for everything except learning flip tricks as its pretty hefty
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: scrub74 on May 18, 2021, 09:25:13 AM
@Kevve I’m old so that 8.75 does slappies, ollies and Jersey barrier wall rides for me. It’s feeling nice if not a little narrow for my 169 Indy trucks. Just bought an 8.5 to try with my 159 Indys. I definitely like to ride wider trucks than most for a given deck size.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on June 05, 2021, 04:03:12 AM
I immediately fell in love with my 9Ē popsicle and now Iím teetering on the edge of the Polar shaped rabbit hole.  Iím looking to buy a 1991 Jr or P9 before the morning is over, if I could ever decide.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Argyle on June 06, 2021, 12:54:28 AM
I immediately fell in love with my 9Ē popsicle and now Iím teetering on the edge of the Polar shaped rabbit hole.  Iím looking to buy a 1991 Jr or P9 before the morning is over, if I could ever decide.

Would love to know how both of these feel. Did you end up getting one and which did you go with?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: finknoos on June 06, 2021, 08:18:20 AM
Im considering getting a surf jr deck which is advertised as 8.625 However i only have little ace 33 trucks and cant afford new trucks and deck at the same time. Do any of you know whether this would feel/act weirdly or might it work?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Argyle on June 06, 2021, 08:30:48 AM
Im considering getting a surf jr deck which is advertised as 8.625 However i only have little ace 33 trucks and cant afford new trucks and deck at the same time. Do any of you know whether this would feel/act weirdly or might it work?

Thought the surf jr was 8.75? I used to have the p1 and p4 (i think) which is 8.75 on 149's. That felt decent but i think 33s might be pushing it. 44s would be better
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: smoothbrain on June 06, 2021, 08:32:09 AM
Im considering getting a surf jr deck which is advertised as 8.625 However i only have little ace 33 trucks and cant afford new trucks and deck at the same time. Do any of you know whether this would feel/act weirdly or might it work?

It depends how much the shape tapers, the original surf shape was okay with 44's as the widest point at the bottom truck is like 8.25 ish I never had a problem with 44's on it. if in doubt send polar a message on instagram they're usually pretty helpful if you have questions.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: concerned_parent on June 07, 2021, 08:06:04 AM
I immediately fell in love with my 9Ē popsicle and now Iím teetering on the edge of the Polar shaped rabbit hole.  Iím looking to buy a 1991 Jr or P9 before the morning is over, if I could ever decide.

screw both of them and find a 1991
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Velcro Wallet on June 08, 2021, 10:37:44 PM
Iíve never had a Polar which is weird but do they have a shape anything like the Joel Tired board?

I think thatís my favourite shape ever.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on June 09, 2021, 06:07:51 AM
Iíve never had a Polar which is weird but do they have a shape anything like the Joel Tired board?

I think thatís my favourite shape ever.

Closest thing is the football shape: 8.75"x31.75", 14.375" WB. Not currently in the lineup but they could rotate it back in.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on June 14, 2021, 06:39:16 AM
iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Wizard0f0dds on June 14, 2021, 06:49:49 AM
iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare

From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: white guy in a durag on June 14, 2021, 06:52:33 AM
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iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
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From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
Yeah, the dims on the polar popsicles are insane. 8.38 is basically the same board, but with an eight taken off the nose. The 8.63 would be worth a try. It's actually got a shorter WB 8.38 and has a bigger nose.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Slugboi22 on June 14, 2021, 10:01:59 AM
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iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
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From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
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Yeah, the dims on the polar popsicles are insane. 8.38 is basically the same board, but with an eight taken off the nose. The 8.63 would be worth a try. It's actually got a shorter WB 8.38 and has a bigger nose.
the 8.6 polar shape is great! the p2 is 8.5 which tapers down to 8.25 in the back and also has a shorter wheelbase of 14.25. just another suggestion
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roisto on June 15, 2021, 12:14:52 AM
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iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
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From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
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Yeah, the dims on the polar popsicles are insane. 8.38 is basically the same board, but with an eight taken off the nose. The 8.63 would be worth a try. It's actually got a shorter WB 8.38 and has a bigger nose.

The 8.5Ē and 8.375Ē are almost identical on paper but feel very different. The 8.5Ē feels way bigger. I have no idea how or why, but it does.

Also every Polar board Iíve had & measured has had 14.375Ē wheelbase instead of the advertised 14.5Ē. This includes the 8.375Ē, 8.5Ē, 9.0Ē and P9. I doubt any of those boards ever came in the 14.5Ē they have listed for them.

Also I was wondering if the 1991 shape is similar to the Antihero 9.25 BA Lance deck shape. Iím skating that currently and absolutely love it. Could get a 1991 to go after that if itís similar enough.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on June 15, 2021, 12:36:47 AM
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iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
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From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
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Yeah, the dims on the polar popsicles are insane. 8.38 is basically the same board, but with an eight taken off the nose. The 8.63 would be worth a try. It's actually got a shorter WB 8.38 and has a bigger nose.
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The 8.5Ē and 8.375Ē are almost identical on paper but feel very different. The 8.5Ē feels way bigger. I have no idea how or why, but it does.

Also every Polar board Iíve had & measured has had 14.375Ē wheelbase instead of the advertised 14.5Ē. This includes the 8.375Ē, 8.5Ē, 9.0Ē and P9. I doubt any of those boards ever came in the 14.5Ē they have listed for them.

Also I was wondering if the 1991 shape is similar to the Antihero 9.25 BA Lance deck shape. Iím skating that currently and absolutely love it. Could get a 1991 to go after that if itís similar enough.
I would say they're similar but the nose and tail of the BA are more like a 1992. The 1991 I have has a 14.38wb even though it listed 14.5. 1992 is 14.25 and it's unclear if there are gonna be anymore made according to rumor. They are all gonna feel alike and the wb is probably the only crucial dimension you'd wanna pay attention to.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roisto on June 15, 2021, 01:32:11 AM
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iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
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From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
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Yeah, the dims on the polar popsicles are insane. 8.38 is basically the same board, but with an eight taken off the nose. The 8.63 would be worth a try. It's actually got a shorter WB 8.38 and has a bigger nose.
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The 8.5Ē and 8.375Ē are almost identical on paper but feel very different. The 8.5Ē feels way bigger. I have no idea how or why, but it does.

Also every Polar board Iíve had & measured has had 14.375Ē wheelbase instead of the advertised 14.5Ē. This includes the 8.375Ē, 8.5Ē, 9.0Ē and P9. I doubt any of those boards ever came in the 14.5Ē they have listed for them.

Also I was wondering if the 1991 shape is similar to the Antihero 9.25 BA Lance deck shape. Iím skating that currently and absolutely love it. Could get a 1991 to go after that if itís similar enough.
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I would say they're similar but the nose and tail of the BA are more like a 1992. The 1991 I have has a 14.38wb even though it listed 14.5. 1992 is 14.25 and it's unclear if there are gonna be anymore made according to rumor. They are all gonna feel alike and the wb is probably the only crucial dimension you'd wanna pay attention to.

Thanks. The BA Lance has a 14.375Ē WB also which Iíve thought to be a tad short for me but at least with Ace AF1 66s it has worked out beautifully for me.  :)

I think Iíll get the current Boserio 1991. Local would have it in but Iím away for 1,5 months. So I think Iíll have to order it online. Iím also interested in the P2 and for some reason the 7.875Ē. I guess thatís what happens when reading the internet.  :D
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on June 15, 2021, 11:31:34 PM
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iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
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From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
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Yeah, the dims on the polar popsicles are insane. 8.38 is basically the same board, but with an eight taken off the nose. The 8.63 would be worth a try. It's actually got a shorter WB 8.38 and has a bigger nose.
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The 8.5Ē and 8.375Ē are almost identical on paper but feel very different. The 8.5Ē feels way bigger. I have no idea how or why, but it does.

Also every Polar board Iíve had & measured has had 14.375Ē wheelbase instead of the advertised 14.5Ē. This includes the 8.375Ē, 8.5Ē, 9.0Ē and P9. I doubt any of those boards ever came in the 14.5Ē they have listed for them.

Also I was wondering if the 1991 shape is similar to the Antihero 9.25 BA Lance deck shape. Iím skating that currently and absolutely love it. Could get a 1991 to go after that if itís similar enough.

No 8.38 polars left at the shop, so i went with an 8.38 anti hero. i think those are fairly similar in shape, at least with listed dimensions. Itís weird, i want flip tricks but i am trying so hard not to compensate on the 14.5 WB. It just feels too good on transition. 
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roisto on June 16, 2021, 04:31:05 AM
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iíve skated 2 polar 8.5s and they are my favorite board. only complaint was i lost all my flip tricks. anyone skate the polar 8.38? how does that compare
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From my experience, the 8.38 is pretty similar to the 8.5, I believe they have the same wheelbase (?) while the 8.25 has a quite shorter wheelbase. I personally loved the 8.5 and 8.38 paired with Aces, but never tried those shapes with anything else. Skated their 8.25 on indys and it was pretty good also IMO, easier to flip but not as much stability in transitions.
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Yeah, the dims on the polar popsicles are insane. 8.38 is basically the same board, but with an eight taken off the nose. The 8.63 would be worth a try. It's actually got a shorter WB 8.38 and has a bigger nose.
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The 8.5Ē and 8.375Ē are almost identical on paper but feel very different. The 8.5Ē feels way bigger. I have no idea how or why, but it does.

Also every Polar board Iíve had & measured has had 14.375Ē wheelbase instead of the advertised 14.5Ē. This includes the 8.375Ē, 8.5Ē, 9.0Ē and P9. I doubt any of those boards ever came in the 14.5Ē they have listed for them.

Also I was wondering if the 1991 shape is similar to the Antihero 9.25 BA Lance deck shape. Iím skating that currently and absolutely love it. Could get a 1991 to go after that if itís similar enough.
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No 8.38 polars left at the shop, so i went with an 8.38 anti hero. i think those are fairly similar in shape, at least with listed dimensions. Itís weird, i want flip tricks but i am trying so hard not to compensate on the 14.5 WB. It just feels too good on transition.

The DLX 8.38Ē is very different to the Polar 8.38Ē in my experience.

Iíve had three different DLX 8.38Ē decks recently and never really got along with them for some reason.

The 8.38Ē Polar I had I really liked but it did feel a tad short which was both positive and negative.

The DLX 8.38Ē Full on the other hand Iíve really liked even though thatís noticeably bigger than the normal DLX 8.38Ē and the Polar 8.38Ē.

So, yeah, I have no idea why I like the stuff I do even though Iíve kinda thought I did.  ;D
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on June 16, 2021, 06:24:08 AM
https://www.tactics.com/search/polar+skate+co/decks/new-arrivals

looks like tactics got the new summer season listed. graphics are looking so dope.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on June 17, 2021, 08:17:28 AM
Fuck yeah, new collection still has a Dane 1! Those rumors had me worried it was gonna get cut
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: white guy in a durag on June 17, 2021, 08:54:23 AM
All the graphics are great, but that Grund surf jr is a thing of beauty
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: GardenSkater77 on June 17, 2021, 09:29:34 AM
Fuck yeah, new collection still has a Dane 1! Those rumors had me worried it was gonna get cut

This is good news. Thank you sir!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: 2pushSetUp on June 17, 2021, 09:44:05 AM
I donít know what Iíd do without a dane1
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on June 23, 2021, 11:29:11 AM
did some legwork to find the dims on the 1991 jr and heres what i got

width: 8.75 front truck, 8.38ish back truck
length: 31.875
wheelbase: 14.25 :o

was told the nose and tail are on the steeper side. ordering one today
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on June 24, 2021, 01:06:31 PM
After falling madly in love with my Dane Brady 9Ē popsicle, Iím pretty sad to see that there apparently isnít another 9Ē in the current drop.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Skibb on June 24, 2021, 02:58:19 PM
I donít know what Iíd do without a dane1
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Skrotum on July 09, 2021, 12:50:16 AM
I really hope there is a 1992 shape in the next drop
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on July 17, 2021, 11:48:51 PM
I've been seeing the surf jr for sale. 8.625x31.5x14 according to Tactics. Can anyone confirm if these measurements are accurate?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: christ0v on July 18, 2021, 12:05:07 AM
As weíre talking about surf jr. What trucks do you guys have on it ? Iím thinking g about putting ace 44 classic on one
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Post by: SneakySecrets on July 18, 2021, 12:27:12 AM
Just bought a 1991 jr jawn online on impulse without looking up any of the dims.  Just liked the graphic.  Hope I donít hate it.

(https://www.tactics.com/a/cvjv/2/polar-skate-co-boserio-year-2020-865-1991-jr-shape-skateboard-deck.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Shoebox on July 18, 2021, 12:50:40 AM
Dane 1 Iíve had for a bit, skated it with 159s and thunder 151s and hated it.

Decided to stick my 66s on it and I think they fit fine 🤷🏻‍♂️ Love it now!
Worn down conical 52 f4s with reds

(https://i.ibb.co/vq2FLLB/E2636892-F851-444-E-A7-DD-ED8-BF89-D686-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vq2FLLB)

(https://i.ibb.co/WHxDQ1y/6-B8-E6567-4798-4856-B5-B0-675-EBADE8758.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WHxDQ1y)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on July 18, 2021, 02:13:22 AM
Just bought a 1991 jr jawn online on impulse without looking up any of the dims.  Just liked the graphic.  Hope I donít hate it.

(https://www.tactics.com/a/cvjv/2/polar-skate-co-boserio-year-2020-865-1991-jr-shape-skateboard-deck.jpg)

Been eying this exact board. Dims seem really similar to the p9 which I love. Let me know how you like it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 18, 2021, 06:36:17 AM
I've been seeing the surf jr for sale. 8.625x31.5x14 according to Tactics. Can anyone confirm if these measurements are accurate?
wheelbase is 14.375 and itís 8.75 from memory but yes, probably that short...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on July 18, 2021, 07:18:31 PM
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I've been seeing the surf jr for sale. 8.625x31.5x14 according to Tactics. Can anyone confirm if these measurements are accurate?
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wheelbase is 14.375 and itís 8.75 from memory but yes, probably that short...

I'm confused. I know there's a big surf shape that's a 9.0.. is the 8.75 now called Surf Jr? Did Tactics just mislabel it as a 8.625? For reference:

https://www.tactics.com/polar-skate-co/sanbongi-faces-875-surf-shape-wheel-well-skateboard-deck/white

https://www.tactics.com/polar-skate-co/grund-cold-streak-8625-surf-jr-shape-skateboard-deck/orange-stain
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on July 18, 2021, 08:27:00 PM
Yeah idk, the ďbigĒ version is what created all this confusion in the first place, itís not even that big when compared to the non-big version!
AFAIK there isnít a 8.625 version ...
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on July 18, 2021, 11:25:30 PM
Yeah idk, the ďbigĒ version is what created all this confusion in the first place, itís not even that big when compared to the non-big version!
AFAIK there isnít a 8.625 version ...

Yeah it wouldn't make sense to have 3 different versions of this shape like a quarter inch a part each other in width. Cool thanks man
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on July 28, 2021, 09:14:32 AM
Dane 1 Iíve had for a bit, skated it with 159s and thunder 151s and hated it.

Decided to stick my 66s on it and I think they fit fine 🤷🏻‍♂️ Love it now!
Worn down conical 52 f4s with reds

(https://i.ibb.co/vq2FLLB/E2636892-F851-444-E-A7-DD-ED8-BF89-D686-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vq2FLLB)

(https://i.ibb.co/WHxDQ1y/6-B8-E6567-4798-4856-B5-B0-675-EBADE8758.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WHxDQ1y)
Danes and Aces: perfect combo like peanut butter and jelly

I currently have Ace 55s on the same deck, been really loving it. Sometimes I wonder if I undersized the trucks a little, but a deck with that much taper can kinda go either way imoó either match the wider or the narrower section. Having more leverage on edges that extend (magic carpet style) out past the wheels can put you into tighter turns, but has the trade off that it also risks more wheelbite. ...Right?

Another interesting tidbit: Paul Schmitt claimed in his recent 9 Club ep that slightly narrower trucks can actually help on slappies for some sort of physics reason I donít totally understand. Heís kind of a weirdo so idk how true it is but interesting to think about. Maybe bc you just get more twitchy control over the trucks?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on July 28, 2021, 09:40:59 AM
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Dane 1 Iíve had for a bit, skated it with 159s and thunder 151s and hated it.

Decided to stick my 66s on it and I think they fit fine 🤷🏻‍♂️ Love it now!
Worn down conical 52 f4s with reds

(https://i.ibb.co/vq2FLLB/E2636892-F851-444-E-A7-DD-ED8-BF89-D686-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vq2FLLB)

(https://i.ibb.co/WHxDQ1y/6-B8-E6567-4798-4856-B5-B0-675-EBADE8758.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WHxDQ1y)
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Danes and Aces: perfect combo like peanut butter and jelly

I currently have Ace 55s on the same deck, been really loving it. Sometimes I wonder if I undersized the trucks a little, but a deck with that much taper can kinda go either way imoó either match the wider or the narrower section. Having more leverage on edges that extend (magic carpet style) out past the wheels can put you into tighter turns, but has the trade off that it also risks more wheelbite. ...Right?

Another interesting tidbit: Paul Schmitt claimed in his recent 9 Club ep that slightly narrower trucks can actually help on slappies for some sort of physics reason I donít totally understand. Heís kind of a weirdo so idk how true it is but interesting to think about. Maybe bc you just get more twitchy control over the trucks?

I don't always agree with what he has to say, but I felt very validated or reassured or whatever with his comment about that.

When your wheels sit in from the edge of your board, you have more leverage to get up on to the curb. I know the standard train of thought is wider is better for slappies, but for me an Ace 44 has always worked better than say a 55 and it has always confused me. Now I feel like I have a bit of an explanation.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: fs1/2cab on July 28, 2021, 12:10:56 PM
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Dane 1 Iíve had for a bit, skated it with 159s and thunder 151s and hated it.

Decided to stick my 66s on it and I think they fit fine 🤷🏻‍♂️ Love it now!
Worn down conical 52 f4s with reds

(https://i.ibb.co/vq2FLLB/E2636892-F851-444-E-A7-DD-ED8-BF89-D686-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vq2FLLB)

(https://i.ibb.co/WHxDQ1y/6-B8-E6567-4798-4856-B5-B0-675-EBADE8758.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WHxDQ1y)
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Danes and Aces: perfect combo like peanut butter and jelly

I currently have Ace 55s on the same deck, been really loving it. Sometimes I wonder if I undersized the trucks a little, but a deck with that much taper can kinda go either way imoó either match the wider or the narrower section. Having more leverage on edges that extend (magic carpet style) out past the wheels can put you into tighter turns, but has the trade off that it also risks more wheelbite. ...Right?

Another interesting tidbit: Paul Schmitt claimed in his recent 9 Club ep that slightly narrower trucks can actually help on slappies for some sort of physics reason I donít totally understand. Heís kind of a weirdo so idk how true it is but interesting to think about. Maybe bc you just get more twitchy control over the trucks?
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I don't always agree with what he has to say, but I felt very validated or reassured or whatever with his comment about that.

When your wheels sit in from the edge of your board, you have more leverage to get up on to the curb. I know the standard train of thought is wider is better for slappies, but for me an Ace 44 has always worked better than say a 55 and it has always confused me. Now I feel like I have a bit of an explanation.

If you ride a magic carpet, the narrower truck is easier to navigate toward the railside of the deck. If you stand on the edges of your deck, (which you probably will for bs slappies) it is a bit easier to tip the board sideways since the narrower trucks doesn't get in the way.
Hope that made sense, english isn't my first language.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: GBLange on July 28, 2021, 06:53:51 PM
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Dane 1 Iíve had for a bit, skated it with 159s and thunder 151s and hated it.

Decided to stick my 66s on it and I think they fit fine 🤷🏻‍♂️ Love it now!
Worn down conical 52 f4s with reds

(https://i.ibb.co/vq2FLLB/E2636892-F851-444-E-A7-DD-ED8-BF89-D686-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/vq2FLLB)

(https://i.ibb.co/WHxDQ1y/6-B8-E6567-4798-4856-B5-B0-675-EBADE8758.jpg) (https://ibb.co/WHxDQ1y)
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Danes and Aces: perfect combo like peanut butter and jelly

I currently have Ace 55s on the same deck, been really loving it. Sometimes I wonder if I undersized the trucks a little, but a deck with that much taper can kinda go either way imoó either match the wider or the narrower section. Having more leverage on edges that extend (magic carpet style) out past the wheels can put you into tighter turns, but has the trade off that it also risks more wheelbite. ...Right?

Another interesting tidbit: Paul Schmitt claimed in his recent 9 Club ep that slightly narrower trucks can actually help on slappies for some sort of physics reason I donít totally understand. Heís kind of a weirdo so idk how true it is but interesting to think about. Maybe bc you just get more twitchy control over the trucks?
[close]

I don't always agree with what he has to say, but I felt very validated or reassured or whatever with his comment about that.

When your wheels sit in from the edge of your board, you have more leverage to get up on to the curb. I know the standard train of thought is wider is better for slappies, but for me an Ace 44 has always worked better than say a 55 and it has always confused me. Now I feel like I have a bit of an explanation.
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If you ride a magic carpet, the narrower truck is easier to navigate toward the railside of the deck. If you stand on the edges of your deck, (which you probably will for bs slappies) it is a bit easier to tip the board sideways since the narrower trucks doesn't get in the way.
Hope that made sense, english isn't my first language.

yes exactly.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Shoebox on July 30, 2021, 01:17:41 AM
Iíd like to get some 55s to try but I already had the 66s so thought Iíd give them a go.
Aces are the perfect truck for a Dane for sure hope they keep the shape going Iíll be having another one.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Maccat on July 30, 2021, 03:55:39 AM
I donít know what Iíd do without a dane1
Me too.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: CaderSk8r on July 31, 2021, 09:40:28 AM
Really enjoying the 8.5 shape. Kinda reminds me of a slightly less squared off FA nose with a tapered DLX tail. Wheelbase on mine was 14.38 and not the advertised 14.5. I would suggest it to people who like FA/Hockey decks but donít like the short tails. Wheel wells are also the truth!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roisto on August 03, 2021, 10:41:36 AM
Really enjoying the 8.5 shape. Kinda reminds me of a slightly less squared off FA nose with a tapered DLX tail. Wheelbase on mine was 14.38 and not the advertised 14.5. I would suggest it to people who like FA/Hockey decks but donít like the short tails. Wheel wells are also the truth!

The wheelbase of every single Polar deck Iíve measured has been less than advertised. I think they measure it wrong like Heroin did. Outer edge to the outer edge of the holes probably instead of center to center or outer to inner or inner to outer.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: LebowskisRug on August 04, 2021, 06:40:31 PM
My 8.25 WB measures longer at 14.25.

Speaking of that can anyone confirm that all current 8.25 are like this? I love this shape.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: fs1/2cab on August 05, 2021, 12:26:55 PM
My 8.25 WB measures longer at 14.25.

Speaking of that can anyone confirm that all current 8.25 are like this? I love this shape.

Yeah all the 8.25s seem to be the same mold. That longer tail is great and the sticker says 14.125 wb. But feels more like 14.25 wb to me personally.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: LebowskisRug on August 05, 2021, 01:26:51 PM
Measures 14.25 center to center and the nose is shorter than stated. Really digging it and have a second on the way. The kicks feel like the perfect shape for me, sorta pointy but not like a Baker and have some fullness from the steepness.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on August 07, 2021, 12:18:11 PM
After a few p2 and p9 shapes I decided to branch out a little bit. Both look like a lot of FUN.

(https://i.postimg.cc/x1VWkVsS/IMG-20210807-102015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vcXPjkFP)

Polar Dane1
Ace 55
Spitfire 60mm OG Classics
Krooked Risers
Super Reds
Shorty's Hardware
Mob

Polar 8.75 Football
Indy 149 forged Hollow
Spitfire 52mm OG Classics
Reds
Bronze Hardware
Mob

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on August 19, 2021, 04:36:57 AM
How do u guys like the 9" surf shape? Im afraid that The Nose might be too short for my Long legs? Nose is 6,5" & overall length is 31,5 which sounds very Short in my head.

Everything else ticks My boxes; Wheelbase, width, wheels wells.


Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on August 19, 2021, 07:31:08 AM
How do u guys like the 9" surf shape? Im afraid that The Nose might be too short for my Long legs? Nose is 6,5" & overall length is 31,5 which sounds very Short in my head.

Everything else ticks My boxes; Wheelbase, width, wheels wells.
6'5 all legs, rough times with a sub 6.75 nose regardless of the other dims. every trick looks worse, less control with my flick and leveling out, nollie pop goes straight to hell, etc

good for a cruiser or a "fun" board but i quit having multiple setups a minute ago
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on August 19, 2021, 07:42:02 AM
I had a tonne of fun with my 8.75 version but yeah, you might struggle if itís your only setup and you like nollie tricks and/ or slappy nose slides
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on August 19, 2021, 12:41:25 PM
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How do u guys like the 9" surf shape? Im afraid that The Nose might be too short for my Long legs? Nose is 6,5" & overall length is 31,5 which sounds very Short in my head.

Everything else ticks My boxes; Wheelbase, width, wheels wells.
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6'5 all legs, rough times with a sub 6.75 nose regardless of the other dims. every trick looks worse, less control with my flick and leveling out, nollie pop goes straight to hell, etc

good for a cruiser or a "fun" board but i quit having multiple setups a minute ago

Thanks for the input guys, so hard to find shapes im Comfy on! I found a 9" pop from polar so i safed and got it instead. Such a tank but really nimble with some aces
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: white guy in a durag on August 19, 2021, 12:58:15 PM
Ordered a grund surf jr. Please stay tuned for my review, from the perspective of a chubby guy who can barely ollie.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Slugboi22 on August 19, 2021, 01:10:56 PM
Ordered a grund surf jr. Please stay tuned for my review, from the perspective of a chubby guy who can barely ollie.
looking forward to your review considering iím in the same boat. Picked up a 91 Jr and the shape looks great! stoked to set it up after my 8.5 popsicle
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on August 31, 2021, 02:05:05 PM
Anybody run 159s on the Surf Jr shape? I reallllly don't want to downsize trucks but if its going to hotrod like crazy in the back I'll do it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: fs1/2cab on August 31, 2021, 02:07:59 PM
Anybody run 159s on the Surf Jr shape? I reallllly don't want to downsize trucks but if its going to hotrod like crazy in the back I'll do it.

I have the same question.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: white guy in a durag on August 31, 2021, 04:07:48 PM
I think it's worth a shot. I've got 8.5" trucks on mine, wide ass wheels, and extra washers on the inside; and I've only got a little monster trucking in the back. If you favor slimmer wheels, you might not even notice. I do have a high tolerance for monster trucking, so take my advice with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on August 31, 2021, 05:58:33 PM
Anybody run 159s on the Surf Jr shape? I reallllly don't want to downsize trucks but if its going to hotrod like crazy in the back I'll do it.

Too much hot rod for my taste out the back. I just got one and I'm about to set it up (after I digest the tempeh burrito I just murdered) with Classic 44s and wide OJ mini juice. 8.25 to 8.5" trucks seem to fit best on that shape.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on August 31, 2021, 06:11:51 PM
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Anybody run 159s on the Surf Jr shape? I reallllly don't want to downsize trucks but if its going to hotrod like crazy in the back I'll do it.
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Too much hot rod for my taste out the back. I just got one and I'm about to set it up (after I digest the tempeh burrito I just murdered) with Classic 44s and wide OJ mini juice. 8.25 to 8.5" trucks seem to fit best on that shape.

I trust your judgement. I'm fairly newly back on Indy so it's been hard to navigate having to choose between 8.5" and 8.75" (I previously just tried to make Ace 44 classics work on everything).
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on August 31, 2021, 10:03:31 PM
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Anybody run 159s on the Surf Jr shape? I reallllly don't want to downsize trucks but if its going to hotrod like crazy in the back I'll do it.
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Too much hot rod for my taste out the back. I just got one and I'm about to set it up (after I digest the tempeh burrito I just murdered) with Classic 44s and wide OJ mini juice. 8.25 to 8.5" trucks seem to fit best on that shape.

+1 I run Indy 144s or Ace 44s with wide wheels and they fit great
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on September 01, 2021, 06:37:19 AM
After a few p2 and p9 shapes I decided to branch out a little bit. Both look like a lot of FUN.

(https://i.postimg.cc/x1VWkVsS/IMG-20210807-102015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vcXPjkFP)

Polar Dane1
Ace 55
Spitfire 60mm OG Classics
Krooked Risers
Super Reds
Shorty's Hardware
Mob

Polar 8.75 Football
Indy 149 forged Hollow
Spitfire 52mm OG Classics
Reds
Bronze Hardware
Mob

These both look super sick

Where did you get the decks? Did you have them stashed from previous drops? I havenít seen any polar footballs around lately and the current Dane has a graphic that Iím not too hyped on (painting of a coffee cupÖ but I bought one anyway and Iíll probably set it up soon)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on September 01, 2021, 05:00:48 PM
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After a few p2 and p9 shapes I decided to branch out a little bit. Both look like a lot of FUN.

(https://i.postimg.cc/x1VWkVsS/IMG-20210807-102015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vcXPjkFP)

Polar Dane1
Ace 55
Spitfire 60mm OG Classics
Krooked Risers
Super Reds
Shorty's Hardware
Mob

Polar 8.75 Football
Indy 149 forged Hollow
Spitfire 52mm OG Classics
Reds
Bronze Hardware
Mob
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These both look super sick

Where did you get the decks? Did you have them stashed from previous drops? I havenít seen any polar footballs around lately and the current Dane has a graphic that Iím not too hyped on (painting of a coffee cupÖ but I bought one anyway and Iíll probably set it up soon)

Thanks! Yeah theyíve been stashed for a bitÖFootball was from Fall 20 and Spring 21 for the Dane1. I hit up Polar and all they said was they have more footballs coming soon. I LOVE the 8.75 football. Been really eying a 91jr or surfjr but havenít pulled the triggerÖ
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: smellsdead on September 01, 2021, 06:42:07 PM
just popping in to say my 91 jr has already exceeded my expectations.
loved the 91
loved the dane1

ive had good luck with polar shapes so there may be some bias

from the setup thread

(https://i.postimg.cc/ryPjkWwh/1785-D21-B-B4-F3-4-F32-9-CD7-D2-A5-FFA10368.jpg)
polar 91 jr
ace 44
swiss
conical f4 53
1/8" risers


board feels great
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on September 02, 2021, 08:39:37 AM
just popping in to say my 91 jr has already exceeded my expectations.
loved the 91
loved the dane1

ive had good luck with polar shapes so there may be some bias

from the setup thread

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(https://i.postimg.cc/ryPjkWwh/1785-D21-B-B4-F3-4-F32-9-CD7-D2-A5-FFA10368.jpg)
polar 91 jr
ace 44
swiss
conical f4 53
1/8" risers


board feels great
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This looks sick. How do you feel about the size down from from 55s to 44s?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: smellsdead on September 02, 2021, 10:26:04 AM
This looks sick. How do you feel about the size down from from 55s to 44s?

i still run 55s on my 8.5 popsicles so daddy still gets his fatty fix
honestly ive tried a few 8.3s and 8.4s with the 44s and this 91jr has by far felt the most stable. maybe im mental and finally got used to the width of the 44s.

whatever me and this board are vibing
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: DeepSpace9mm on September 08, 2021, 12:33:54 PM
Dane 1 JRís and the new drop are available on Paradeworld.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: white guy in a durag on September 08, 2021, 12:38:00 PM
Any body got dims on the dane 1 jr?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Skibb on September 08, 2021, 01:45:53 PM
After a few p2 and p9 shapes I decided to branch out a little bit. Both look like a lot of FUN.

(https://i.postimg.cc/x1VWkVsS/IMG-20210807-102015.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/vcXPjkFP)

Polar Dane1
Ace 55
Spitfire 60mm OG Classics
Krooked Risers
Super Reds
Shorty's Hardware
Mob

Polar 8.75 Football
Indy 149 forged Hollow
Spitfire 52mm OG Classics
Reds
Bronze Hardware
Mob

You fucking nailed those two setups, brother. Everything from the graphics to the truck and wheel combo: the absolute dogs bollocks.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: fs1/2cab on September 08, 2021, 02:03:13 PM
Anyone tried 159s on the 91 Jr. yet?

I think the widest point is 8.6, so I am not sure if 159s will hot rod too much in the back.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on September 12, 2021, 11:14:23 PM
Anyone tried 159s on the 91 Jr. yet?

I think the widest point is 8.6, so I am not sure if 159s will hot rod too much in the back.

Came here to ask this exact same question. Anyone know?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lurkey on September 13, 2021, 02:31:24 PM
Any body got dims on the dane 1 jr?

Finally found it listed:

Dane 1 Jr Shape
Width: 8.65" (widest point)
Length: 31"
Nose: 6.0"
Wheelbase: 14.25"
Tail: 6.5"
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on September 14, 2021, 07:03:21 PM
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Anyone tried 159s on the 91 Jr. yet?

I think the widest point is 8.6, so I am not sure if 159s will hot rod too much in the back.
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Came here to ask this exact same question. Anyone know?

I had 9Ē aces on my 1991 which is 8.5 at the back truck and it was all good. Changed back to my old 159s for the extra wheelbase. I think it Will be perfect, in worst case just run them without any speed rings on the inside
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on September 15, 2021, 04:10:09 AM
I just got 1991 Jr in the mail Monday. That shit is small around the back trucks. Less than 8.25 at the back so a 159 would hot rod pretty good.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: FatGuy92 on September 15, 2021, 11:22:50 AM
I just got 1991 Jr in the mail Monday. That shit is small around the back trucks. Less than 8.25 at the back so a 159 would hot rod pretty good.

Damn so I guess an 8.5 truck would be best. Good to know thanks man
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: fs1/2cab on September 15, 2021, 11:54:37 AM
I just got 1991 Jr in the mail Monday. That shit is small around the back trucks. Less than 8.25 at the back so a 159 would hot rod pretty good.

Thanks mate. Maybe 144s could work then.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on September 15, 2021, 03:10:12 PM
New Polar drop went up on Parade. Catalog of the Polar US site hasn't been updated yet but so far it looks like Dane Jr, 1991 Jr and a Boserio Dane is what they have for the shaped crowd. Probably a bunch of P9s and 2s as well
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Seventyfuhkinseven on September 15, 2021, 03:18:26 PM
New Polar drop went up on Parade. Catalog of the Polar US site hasn't been updated yet but so far it looks like Dane Jr, 1991 Jr and a Boserio Dane is what they have for the shaped crowd. Probably a bunch of P9s and 2s as well
I hope there is a 9" pop w/o wheel wells
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on September 16, 2021, 05:21:30 PM
Recently mentioned 1991 Jr
(https://i.imgur.com/lkM4YfN.jpg)

5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on September 16, 2021, 05:26:26 PM
Recently mentioned 1991 Jr
(https://i.imgur.com/lkM4YfN.jpg)

5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.
steep tail? on a polar? swore a pal told me it was on the mellow side.... comparison pics would be well appreciated
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Damoforce on September 16, 2021, 10:46:26 PM
Do any of the polars have a fuller / fatter nose on them?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: art hellman on September 17, 2021, 07:30:46 AM
Do any of the polars have a fuller / fatter nose on them?

the P2 is like a shovel.

their standard noses (at least on the 8.25 and 8.5) are longer and fuller than most brands.  Quasi/AWS/Hockey/FA are all full, but not as long
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Woodshop on September 18, 2021, 09:30:59 AM
I thought this question from the Gear you are contemplating thread might be best here:

@jsettle

Been eying one of the new polar p9 shaped decks from the latest release. They have the sick shin graphic in that shape with the wheel cut outs and a sick new oski graphic in that shape. Been abiut a yr since i rode a shaped deck. Wondering how 8.5 trucks will fit on this deck in the back since it looks fairly skinny back there


I don't have any P9 decks, but after going looking, I came up with this info from Conflict Skates (who always list the width over front and back trucks):


https://www.conflictskates.co.uk/polar-skate-co-chain-smoke-p9---herrington-skateboard-deck-8625-x-32-white--pool-inc-grip-34377-p.asp


8.625" x 32.0"
7.0" nose
6.5" tail
14.5" WB (measured from inner to inner holes)
Concave : Medium/Deep
Profile : Double Kick
Width over front truck : 8.5"
Width over rear truck : 8.25"


If you like the trucks sitting well inside the deck, this might bug you a bit, but a lot of people rode 149s on 8.25 decks before 144s came out, so this would still work well enough.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: al_cvbrera on September 18, 2021, 10:12:49 AM
can anyone give their thoughts on the wheel wells on polar boards? Iím thinking of getting a deck but how functional are they really? i ride loose trucks so some more clearance would be good but i wanna know if they actually are good in practice
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on September 18, 2021, 10:39:30 AM
I have some Ace trucks on Shin board with wheel wells and they line up great. I love wheel wells being a bigger bloke who like loose trucks.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on September 18, 2021, 11:13:57 AM
Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Roisto on September 18, 2021, 01:54:49 PM
Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.

Not sure if the 1991 jr. is labeled wrong also but the P9 actually has an 14.375Ē wheelbase, not 14.5Ē as itís stated.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on September 18, 2021, 01:59:56 PM
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Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.
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Not sure if the 1991 jr. is labeled wrong also but the P9 actually has an 14.375Ē wheelbase, not 14.5Ē as itís stated.

Uhmm thats weird. I never measured the P9ís tbh. Kinda weird if they have the same wheelbase cause they arenít that much different other than the wheelbase.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Woodshop on September 18, 2021, 03:17:45 PM
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Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.
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Not sure if the 1991 jr. is labeled wrong also but the P9 actually has an 14.375Ē wheelbase, not 14.5Ē as itís stated.
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Uhmm thats weird. I never measured the P9ís tbh. Kinda weird if they have the same wheelbase cause they arenít that much different other than the wheelbase.

Re P9 shape with wheelbase of 14.375 and not 14.5 - thanks!


I hadn't seen any of the 1991 Jr in person either, but when I looked into them, this is what a few places have:


Polar Skateboard Deck Year 2020 1991 Shape 8.75" x 31.875" Yellow 14.25" WB

Then Polar site has:

https://polarskateco.com/collections/1991-junior/products/oskar-rozenberg-tribal-chief

1991 JR. SPECIAL SHAPE
8.65" (WIDEST POINT) X 32"
NOSE: 7.0"
WHEEL BASE: 14.375"
TAIL:6.5"


https://polarskateco.com/products/aaron-herrington-chain-smoker-wheel-well?_pos=5&_sid=71051514b&_ss=r

P9 SPECIAL SHAPE
8.625 (WIDEST POINT)" X 32"
NOSE: 7"
WHEEL BASE: 14.5"
TAIL: 6.5"


* P9 has wheel wells in this board, but not in others.


So the 1991 Jr when compared to the P9 is a bit wider, a bit shorter with a shorter wheelbase going by some of those dimensions, but others it seems to be about the same, so I think someone would need to have both in hand to measure and line up to really check for differences.

When putting one image over another, the 1991 Jr is a bit more squared off in all aspects than the P9 but that is not the best way to assess differences.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on September 18, 2021, 04:48:51 PM
can anyone give their thoughts on the wheel wells on polar boards? Iím thinking of getting a deck but how functional are they really? i ride loose trucks so some more clearance would be good but i wanna know if they actually are good in practice

9Ē popsicle with Ace 55 classics and 52ish Spitfire Classics. Trucks turned 1/2 past flush. I missed the wheel wells by about half an inch. They look dope though.

The p9 might be slightly rounder overall, maybe a little wider at the back truck? The 1991 jr does taper in a fair amount, it surprised me when I first got my hands on it. Just looking at pics now thatís my impression, but comparing shapes with shop pics can be pretty worthless.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Urtripping on September 19, 2021, 06:37:16 AM
I am wishing for an 8.75 football with a shorter wb
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: al_cvbrera on September 19, 2021, 06:39:42 AM
I have some Ace trucks on Shin board with wheel wells and they line up great. I love wheel wells being a bigger bloke who like loose trucks.
which graphic specifically? and is it the normal popsicle shape or one of the shaped boards
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on September 19, 2021, 07:31:42 AM
The 8.75" surf shape.

(https://i.imgur.com/IzNGOFh.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: pops on September 19, 2021, 07:50:36 AM
 :)
Recently mentioned 1991 Jr
(https://i.imgur.com/lkM4YfN.jpg)

5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.

That's a really nice looking board. I was going to get it as well but decided to go with Anti hero shaped eagle. That taper is a little too much for me so I'm happy with my AH now.  Do all the Polar surf shapes taper this much?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on September 20, 2021, 01:38:27 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/HGspQDZ/348-B20-A6-89-AB-4-E50-90-DD-C06782-C22645.jpg) (https://ibb.co/L9WhfzK)
(https://i.ibb.co/HTsNYFH/22-D959-B9-4743-4-C7-F-A73-F-DE96-F9-C92544.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m5wvtDc)

Polar Dane 1 (9.75Ē at widest points 14.125Ē wb)
Spit 97a 56mm conical full
Ace 55
Bones Swiss
Jessup
1/8Ē Indy risers that donít quite fit the ace baseplate
Mismatched hardware
Pig rail

Set up a Dane 1 that I bought last drop
It's good!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: finknoos on September 22, 2021, 02:13:31 PM
can anyone give their thoughts on the wheel wells on polar boards? Iím thinking of getting a deck but how functional are they really? i ride loose trucks so some more clearance would be good but i wanna know if they actually are good in practice

Im riding a polar 8.0 with wheel wells and ace 33s, wheel wells are perfectly placed for me. Hit right in the middle as I do still occasionally get wheel bite as my trucks are very loose, but noticeably wayyy less than previous setups without the wheel wells. If possible all my future boards will have them.
That being said, I did swap out the bushings for bones hardcore medium/soft with one washer nearest the baseplate so im not sure if that changes the geometry or not.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on October 19, 2021, 08:35:05 AM
Do you guys notice a difference with a 0.125 (0.3cm) change in wheelbase? I loved the shape & mellow concave on my polar 9Ē but i found it a tad too wide.

On a 8.75 PS stix now which feels great w 14.5 wb like the 9Ē. But theyíre so hard to come by here.. just wanna find a shape that i can fit on and are not to hard to find.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: fs1/2cab on October 19, 2021, 01:11:58 PM
Do you guys notice a difference with a 0.125 (0.3cm) change in wheelbase? I loved the shape & mellow concave on my polar 9Ē but i found it a tad too wide.

On a 8.75 PS stix now which feels great w 14.5 wb like the 9Ē. But theyíre so hard to come by here.. just wanna find a shape that i can fit on and are not to hard to find.

Me personally? No. But I notice it, if the width is smaller or longer. In the length not so much.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Velcro Wallet on October 19, 2021, 02:52:04 PM
Recently mentioned 1991 Jr
(https://i.imgur.com/lkM4YfN.jpg)

5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.

This board should be in the ďbest ofĒ thread. Just beautiful.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: art hellman on October 19, 2021, 02:52:51 PM
^ the Library logo is one of my fav shop logos.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on October 19, 2021, 07:20:38 PM
Ahh thanks @Velcro Wallet ! Since I posted that last month that board has become my main ride. I couldnít stay away from it. Just with Ace 44s now.

I have this rad Library sticker with Garfield that my daughter loves. Always a pleasure to order from them.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: ginz2 on October 25, 2021, 02:00:03 PM
Disappointed with my Herrington 8.5 with wheel wells, snapped the nose in 2 sessions. The gimmick didn't work out for me. :'(
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: hiljentaa on October 25, 2021, 05:45:46 PM
Recently mentioned 1991 Jr
(https://i.imgur.com/lkM4YfN.jpg)

5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.

Gat dang, that looks so fun.

Thinking about getting one for myself, or maybe a New Deal Montessi?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Kevve on October 25, 2021, 06:09:35 PM
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Recently mentioned 1991 Jr
(https://i.imgur.com/lkM4YfN.jpg)

5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.
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Gat dang, that looks so fun.

Thinking about getting one for myself, or maybe a New Deal Montessi?

Did anyone figure out the diffrence between the p9 and the  91jr yet? Same dims,but the jr seems to be a tad wider in the front half of the board.

Love my 91 shape would be fun to try the jr in the future
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Woodshop on October 26, 2021, 05:52:32 PM
I don't think anyone else posted or has both to compare (but havent' checked right through) but this was from the last page.


https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=112584.msg3641652#msg3641652

So the 1991 Jr when compared to the P9 is a bit wider, a bit shorter with a shorter wheelbase going by some of those dimensions, but others it seems to be about the same, so I think someone would need to have both in hand to measure and line up to really check for differences.

When putting one image over another, the 1991 Jr is a bit more squared off in all aspects than the P9 but that is not the best way to assess differences.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on October 26, 2021, 11:46:22 PM
I love the 8.5 shape, will i like the p9?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on October 27, 2021, 05:29:08 AM
The 8.75" surf shape.

(https://i.imgur.com/IzNGOFh.jpg)

This board looks great. Without having to scroll back for five pages, can someone tell me what the story is with the ďsurfĒ shape? Is this intended to be primarily used as a cruiser?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mean salto on October 27, 2021, 05:38:17 AM
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The 8.75" surf shape.

(https://i.imgur.com/IzNGOFh.jpg)
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I think it's shin sanbongis prefered shape. Maybe not so much a cruiser but less intended for those who want to do a lot of nollie/tech stuff
This board looks great. Without having to scroll back for five pages, can someone tell me what the story is with the ďsurfĒ shape? Is this intended to be primarily used as a cruiser?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 27, 2021, 06:55:06 AM
Shin skates it as a regular board, I did with mine too (just with bigger wheels). Not the greatest for nollie tricks off the nose, but other than that itís a tonne of fun! His dad is a surfer/ he grew up by the ocean hence where he probably got the inspo from.
Check pic 4
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUc_JrooYV6/?utm_medium=copy_link
God knows how he does nose blunts on that thing!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on October 27, 2021, 07:14:59 AM
Shin skates it as a regular board, I did with mine too (just with bigger wheels). Not the greatest for nollie tricks off the nose, but other than that itís a tonne of fun! His dad is a surfer/ he grew up by the ocean hence where he probably got the inspo from.
Check pic 4
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUc_JrooYV6/?utm_medium=copy_link
God knows how he does nose blunts on that thing!

Yeah, it's a custom shape that Polar did for shin that ended up in the main rotation, sort of like the Dane1 (for Dane) and the P9 (for KRod). I can see why people like it for cruising...I remember someone on here once comparing it to a scaled up penny board.

I've been skating mine for a little less than a week and I love it. I tend to gravitate towards the 9"+ Polar shapes and was worried it would feel small but it does not. Initially I was running Indy 149 Reynolds hollows but between those, risers, and 60mm wheels I could not get the thing off the ground. I switched to Ace 44s with the same wheels and 1/16" shock pads and it feels perfect, no noticeable wheelbite. I can also do my little mini bag of nollie tricks on it with the Aces (not with the Indys)

(https://i.imgur.com/beBbWKy.jpg)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on October 27, 2021, 07:25:35 AM
Yeah works best with ace 44s, thatís cool you can nollie on it, I just used to do a quick shove ala early 90s before doing nollie tricks
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Maccat on October 27, 2021, 06:50:44 PM
can anyone give their thoughts on the wheel wells on polar boards? Iím thinking of getting a deck but how functional are they really? i ride loose trucks so some more clearance would be good but i wanna know if they actually are good in practice
Got a Dane 1 on loose 159s, 52mm, no bite. It's wonderful for the loose truck crowd.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: off on October 29, 2021, 12:59:02 AM
any pals who rode the surf shapes with ventures, how was it?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on October 29, 2021, 10:28:32 AM
any pals who rode the surf shapes with ventures, how was it?

I'm going to find out this week.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: big_kev_215 on October 29, 2021, 12:05:09 PM
Whatís the consensus best truck width for the Dane 1 shape? 9 inches?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: mj23 on October 29, 2021, 12:25:29 PM
i like mine with ace 55s for sure, and they have a 9" axle. you could probably go a little bigger depending on preferences; i thought i had undersized my truck at first but now i'm used to it and i think it rocks. the extra leverage of a magic carpet accentuates the carvy surfy feeling that a deck like the dane does nicely. i use it mostly for curbs and transition/ditches.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Frank and Fred on October 29, 2021, 12:31:16 PM
Dane 1 I used 151s (8.75)" and 55s (9"). I preferred it with the 151s.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: big_kev_215 on October 29, 2021, 12:41:10 PM
Thanks for the responses!  I havenít skated Indys in a while and Iím debating 159s vs 169s to pair with the Dane 1.  Iíll probably use it mostly for curbs and stuff. 
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: jakeumms on October 29, 2021, 01:10:13 PM
I tried it on 159s and 169 Ti's with and without 1/8th risers and I thought it felt much better with 159/151s
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on November 03, 2021, 12:07:06 PM
any pals who rode the surf shapes with ventures, how was it?

@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: tzhangdox on November 03, 2021, 12:40:00 PM
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@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.

Hows wheelbite? I'm interested in a shin surf as a cruiser to put my 60mm super juice on. Would prefer to not have risers since the wheels already make it way higher. Wheel wells sound like they'd be the perfect solution in theory.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on November 03, 2021, 12:49:08 PM
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@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.
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Hows wheelbite? I'm interested in a shin surf as a cruiser to put my 60mm super juice on. Would prefer to not have risers since the wheels already make it way higher. Wheel wells sound like they'd be the perfect solution in theory.

No noticeable bite. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and skating them with pretty much everything stock (tightened the back truck 1/4 turn). The super juices might be different since they're wider and softer but I am so psyched to be able to run this without risers.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: tzhangdox on November 03, 2021, 01:28:50 PM
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@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.
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Hows wheelbite? I'm interested in a shin surf as a cruiser to put my 60mm super juice on. Would prefer to not have risers since the wheels already make it way higher. Wheel wells sound like they'd be the perfect solution in theory.
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No noticeable bite. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and skating them with pretty much everything stock (tightened the back truck 1/4 turn). The super juices might be different since they're wider and softer but I am so psyched to be able to run this without risers.

I see, I probably skate a similar tightness and weigh about 190. How about the bite compared to when you had aces or indys? I always skate venture on my street setup but something a bit turnier sounds kinda nice.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: YungJugg on November 03, 2021, 01:41:28 PM
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@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.
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Hows wheelbite? I'm interested in a shin surf as a cruiser to put my 60mm super juice on. Would prefer to not have risers since the wheels already make it way higher. Wheel wells sound like they'd be the perfect solution in theory.
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No noticeable bite. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and skating them with pretty much everything stock (tightened the back truck 1/4 turn). The super juices might be different since they're wider and softer but I am so psyched to be able to run this without risers.
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I see, I probably skate a similar tightness and weigh about 190. How about the bite compared to when you had aces or indys? I always skate venture on my street setup but something a bit turnier sounds kinda nice.

The wheel wells are intended for Ace so I imagine they would handle bite the best. Indys line up decently enough for sure but they don't hit the exact center of the wells. Curious where Ventures sit, relative to the WWs.

*just realized not all Surfs have WWs, disregard if yours doesn't.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on November 03, 2021, 01:42:34 PM
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@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.
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Hows wheelbite? I'm interested in a shin surf as a cruiser to put my 60mm super juice on. Would prefer to not have risers since the wheels already make it way higher. Wheel wells sound like they'd be the perfect solution in theory.
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No noticeable bite. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and skating them with pretty much everything stock (tightened the back truck 1/4 turn). The super juices might be different since they're wider and softer but I am so psyched to be able to run this without risers.
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I see, I probably skate a similar tightness and weigh about 190. How about the bite compared to when you had aces or indys? I always skate venture on my street setup but something a bit turnier sounds kinda nice.

Indy had the worst bite for sure, but it was still doable with the risers. The aces didn't bite even with the little 1/16" shock pads. I would recommend the Ace 44 classics if you want to go with one of the surfier trucks.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: tzhangdox on November 03, 2021, 03:11:18 PM
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@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.
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Hows wheelbite? I'm interested in a shin surf as a cruiser to put my 60mm super juice on. Would prefer to not have risers since the wheels already make it way higher. Wheel wells sound like they'd be the perfect solution in theory.
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No noticeable bite. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and skating them with pretty much everything stock (tightened the back truck 1/4 turn). The super juices might be different since they're wider and softer but I am so psyched to be able to run this without risers.
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I see, I probably skate a similar tightness and weigh about 190. How about the bite compared to when you had aces or indys? I always skate venture on my street setup but something a bit turnier sounds kinda nice.
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Indy had the worst bite for sure, but it was still doable with the risers. The aces didn't bite even with the little 1/16" shock pads. I would recommend the Ace 44 classics if you want to go with one of the surfier trucks.

Honestly interested in lurpivs when they drop. How come classics over the af1s though?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on November 03, 2021, 06:23:58 PM
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@off skating the Surf Jr with Venture 5.8s now. Running the trucks fully stock, 60mm spits, no risers. Initially tried it with Indy 149s and 1/4" (and then 1/8") risers, then with Ace 44s and 1/16" risers. Same wheels every time.

Two sessions in and the Ventures feel the best with this so far in regards to pop and manual point. Even though they shorten the nose a bit, I was still able to do my nollie tricks (unlike with Indy) and it made the long tail feel perfectly responsive and balanced. The only thing I don't like with them is that I keep sticking/stalling on grinds, though maybe that will be alleviated as the trucks break in and I get more used to them.

Even though I am a slappy addict, the pop on this feels good enough that I want to resist putting the Aces back on and make these work.
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Hows wheelbite? I'm interested in a shin surf as a cruiser to put my 60mm super juice on. Would prefer to not have risers since the wheels already make it way higher. Wheel wells sound like they'd be the perfect solution in theory.
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No noticeable bite. I'm 6'3", 200lbs and skating them with pretty much everything stock (tightened the back truck 1/4 turn). The super juices might be different since they're wider and softer but I am so psyched to be able to run this without risers.
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I see, I probably skate a similar tightness and weigh about 190. How about the bite compared to when you had aces or indys? I always skate venture on my street setup but something a bit turnier sounds kinda nice.
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Indy had the worst bite for sure, but it was still doable with the risers. The aces didn't bite even with the little 1/16" shock pads. I would recommend the Ace 44 classics if you want to go with one of the surfier trucks.
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Honestly interested in lurpivs when they drop. How come classics over the af1s though?

I've spent a lot more time on the classics but in general they're more stable and I've never had the pivot issues the others have reported with the AF1s.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on November 03, 2021, 06:49:28 PM
The classics are just the ace turn.
I have not spent that much time on my af1 44s, but they felt slightly dumbed down with an overly soft/mushy pivot cup (I feel like this was a Ďhackí to try and get a turny feel, because I think they kinda changed the geo, thatís why the wb on afís is closer to an indy, not as vertical of a kp angleÖ.Iím an idiot, I want this to be very clear, not a truck scientist or even someone that knows how to use a protractor, this is 100 out of my ass/shit Iíve read here). Anyways, I rode the af1s for not long enough to really break them in, and wasnít all that hyped. The most interesting thing to me, with trucks and different setups, is the different Ďpop feelí (sounds dumb) or leverage or whatever. I like how different trucks make different things easier or more attainable to me. As an example, itís easier for me to do 360 flips, from the pocket/and in general, with indys or ace, whilst kickflips are much more consistent for me with thunders. I ollie best with ventures. And on and on. The af1s didnít give me my little drug addict hit of instant nollie heels or whatever so Ö.I went back to rotating the usual suspects.
Lots of folks have had a bad time with the af1s, and the pivot cavity debacle. I had, and was really into the stage 1 ace trucks, and those had problems, but really gave back something unique: a gnarly turn. Also, watching the amount of full grown adult skateboarders, that post here, that grab brand new trucks, and tighten the living fuck out of them, and then complain about the bushings being fuckedÖ.well I kinda just assumed it was more of that. Iíll deal with a little fragility for some performance. Iím not trying to make two $20-30 hunks of crudely shaped metal last for 2 years as my unskilled self beats them into every hard surface I can. But the af1 pivot thing seems to just be a straight up flaw, with very little reward.
I repeat myself. A lot.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: tzhangdox on November 03, 2021, 08:45:04 PM
I see I see. Yeah I skated aces for about two years a while ago and was a big fan of how they felt. Thanks!
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on November 04, 2021, 07:26:05 AM
Iím really curious to skate the AF1s. Iím not as sensitive as a lot of people here, so my hope is that they will skate imperceptibly different from the Classics, such that I wonít care if Ace stops making the Classics forever.

I know the pivot issue seems to bother a lot of people here, but I know a number of people skating AF1s in real life and none of them have had any problem. Meanwhile, my Classics had two kingpins bust loose from the baseplate and I eventually realized that the axles were completely bent, so despite what Slap says, itís sort of hard to imagine the AF1 having a worse QC problem than that.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on November 05, 2021, 10:51:10 PM
Got my first p9 shape - iím excited to try it out. Only heard good things about it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on November 06, 2021, 07:48:37 AM
Got my first p9 shape - iím excited to try it out. Only heard good things about it.

Like every Polar Iíve ever owned, itís a great skateboard. Maybe Iíd be enjoying a similarly sized popsicle just as much, but itís fun to be on something different, especially as winter sets in and skating is reduced to slappys and manuals in parking garages.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on November 06, 2021, 03:02:05 PM
What's the narrowest truck anyone here has ran on a Dane 1? Saw a guy with 149s and 60mm OG classics and it looked good. I've seen people do big 9" trucks and they always look too wide in the back to me.

I'd love to run my current 44 classics with 60s and a bunch of washers, but I kind of think it's going to be pushing it as far as magic carpet goes.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on November 06, 2021, 06:28:21 PM
What's the narrowest truck anyone here has ran on a Dane 1? Saw a guy with 149s and 60mm OG classics and it looked good. I've seen people do big 9" trucks and they always look too wide in the back to me.

I'd love to run my current 44 classics with 60s and a bunch of washers, but I kind of think it's going to be pushing it as far as magic carpet goes.

Great question.
I feel like the move on shaped boards is to match the truck, with the deck width at the rear truck holes, and then just magic carpet the front. I remember the older shapes often times having concave primarily at the front, which helped increase turning leverage. Or something.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Mbrimson88 on November 10, 2021, 07:13:57 AM
I guess many people have a preference, but I know a lot of people I skate with that ride the 80s / fish shaped / tapering boards will often have a bit of wheel sticking out at the back, with wheels often just on or not too far under at the front.

Many boards of about 9 to 9.5 at the widest point will taper down so much that something like Indy 169s almost feel too wide, so 159s fit a bit better, but 149s often feel too narrow unless on some fat (wide profile) wheels like 60mm Slimeballs.  I had just set up a board with 129s and Powell Mini Cubic wheels, as those things are so super wide and need a really narrow truck, but the board didn't feel that stable, when compared to other boards with wider trucks and normal wheels.

The widest point of the board still sits out past the truck or wheel line so you are not likely to catch a toe on a rear wheel or axle, but for those who are not a fan of seeing wheels at all, riding more narrow trucks does have some tippiness but might be a safer option.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on November 12, 2021, 02:25:01 PM
New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on November 12, 2021, 05:13:17 PM
New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.

Meaning a lot of summer closeout decks on Black Friday sale
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: big_kev_215 on November 12, 2021, 06:53:49 PM
Thanks for the responses!  I havenít skated Indys in a while and Iím debating 159s vs 169s to pair with the Dane 1.  Iíll probably use it mostly for curbs and stuff.

(https://i.ibb.co/YRQqSxw/519-D1955-38-ED-4827-8165-15-C3-B58-E2873.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YRQqSxw)(https://i.ibb.co/R2yhKsn/4-ABD8-F30-BF43-44-BC-B2-F3-3-DEAEECD28-F1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/R2yhKsn)

Ended up grabbing some 169 Tiís for it.  If they feel too wide and Iím liking the shape I might end up going back to the drawing board with some 159ís.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: thanksgiving on November 18, 2021, 10:14:51 PM
8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Gray Imp Sausage Metal on November 19, 2021, 12:31:16 AM
8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
ace 44s :p
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on November 19, 2021, 06:20:59 AM
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8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
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ace 44s :p

The board is like 8.375" over the back trucks so Ace 44 classics are pretty bang on. If you did Lurpivs you would want their 149s as the 139s are going to be a little small. With Ventures you could pull off a 5.6 if you used wide wheels, but I would recommend the 5.8s.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on November 19, 2021, 06:31:19 AM
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8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
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ace 44s :p

Yeah, I had the Shin Surf Jr. with 44 Classics and it was a pretty magical combo
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: thanksgiving on November 19, 2021, 12:34:41 PM
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8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
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ace 44s :p
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Yeah, I had the Shin Surf Jr. with 44 Classics and it was a pretty magical combo
thanks for all the opinions guys. make me happy to see everyone so stoked on this shape. think iíll just rock my 44 af1s with some sort of big wheel. local has 60 f4 classics and 58 97 conical fulls... so hyped to set this guy up
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: big_kev_215 on November 19, 2021, 07:34:43 PM
Got fully hooked on the Dane 1 shape (my first one) over the last week and of course there isnít a Dane 1 in the newest drop.  Iím hoping the next drop has one. 
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: pops on November 19, 2021, 11:45:38 PM
Got fully hooked on the Dane 1 shape (my first one) over the last week and of course there isnít a Dane 1 in the newest drop.  Iím hoping the next drop has one.

It's favorite of mine as well, especially for just cruising the streets. I paired mine with Af1 55's, so good
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Macho Taildrop on November 21, 2021, 03:29:30 PM
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Got fully hooked on the Dane 1 shape (my first one) over the last week and of course there isnít a Dane 1 in the newest drop.  Iím hoping the next drop has one.
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It's favorite of mine as well, especially for just cruising the streets. I paired mine with Af1 55's, so good

@pops can you post a pic? Debating running mine with Indy 149s but not sure if that is going to be too small.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: scrub74 on November 22, 2021, 12:57:14 PM
Indy 159s on a surf junior go/no go?

I like this one

(https://i.ibb.co/PtrbPJH/B4-EB6933-CC43-4-F48-987-B-52-ECB588-B93-E.jpg) (https://ibb.co/PtrbPJH)
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: big_kev_215 on November 24, 2021, 04:45:02 PM
Has anyone on here skated a 1991 Jr?  If so, how was it? From the dimensions and appearance online it seems like a good shaped deck for conventional use. 
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Slugboi22 on November 24, 2021, 05:05:42 PM
Has anyone on here skated a 1991 Jr?  If so, how was it? From the dimensions and appearance online it seems like a good shaped deck for conventional use.
skating it right now and itís pretty good. liked the original 91 better but this one is a nice scaled down version. only complaint is the small nose but besides that itís a great shape. i mostly skate curbs small ledges and flat so take that as you will
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: big_kev_215 on November 24, 2021, 06:05:30 PM
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Has anyone on here skated a 1991 Jr?  If so, how was it? From the dimensions and appearance online it seems like a good shaped deck for conventional use.
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skating it right now and itís pretty good. liked the original 91 better but this one is a nice scaled down version. only complaint is the small nose but besides that itís a great shape. i mostly skate curbs small ledges and flat so take that as you will

Sweet.  Thatís a lot of what I skate too.  I was comparing the sizes and noticed the nose is 3/4 of an inch longer than the Surf Jr.  I do a lot of questionably legal nollie grind variations so that looks promising. 
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on November 24, 2021, 07:32:03 PM
I noseslide things to death and I was surprised by how much I liked the nose on the 1991 Jr. I really like the whole shape, I find it to be super functional. I donít regularly skate shaped boards and bought it on a whim, but for a few weeks it was the only board I skated.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: topfrog10 on November 27, 2021, 03:45:56 PM
New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on November 27, 2021, 06:05:01 PM
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New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
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anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources

this is what they told me when I dmíed them and is around the same time last year their winter collection dropped, but with the supply chain all wonky, who knows
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on November 28, 2021, 04:52:45 AM
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New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
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anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources

New graphics are all over online retailers, and my local posted a photo of a pile of new Polar decks. I don't think they are even waiting until the 3rd.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: topfrog10 on November 28, 2021, 10:29:54 AM
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New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
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anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources
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this is what they told me when I dmíed them and is around the same time last year their winter collection dropped, but with the supply chain all wonky, who knows
yeah i jumped the gun by a day, it's posted on their instagram now
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: typeischeap on November 30, 2021, 07:46:00 AM
What's the Slap wisdom on the Polars with wheel wells as far as wheel size allowances? Will an 8.5 w/ wheel wells allow me to run 56mm F4s on Indy 159s with no risers? i'm thinking I'm going to try it.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lurkey on November 30, 2021, 08:20:26 AM
What's the Slap wisdom on the Polars with wheel wells as far as wheel size allowances? Will an 8.5 w/ wheel wells allow me to run 56mm F4s on Indy 159s with no risers? i'm thinking I'm going to try it.

That'd totally be fine 👍
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Lurkey on November 30, 2021, 08:21:29 AM
Anyone try out the Dane Jr? Wish there were more in this new season, wasn't crazy about the last graphic, but kinda wanna try it out.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: manysnakes on November 30, 2021, 08:42:02 AM
What's the Slap wisdom on the Polars with wheel wells as far as wheel size allowances? Will an 8.5 w/ wheel wells allow me to run 56mm F4s on Indy 159s with no risers? i'm thinking I'm going to try it.

Iím on a P9 with wheel wells, Indy 159 titaniums with a riser (so standard Indy height) and 56mm wheels. Itís a flawless combo, canít recommend a skateboard more.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Woodshop on December 01, 2021, 05:51:59 AM
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What's the Slap wisdom on the Polars with wheel wells as far as wheel size allowances? Will an 8.5 w/ wheel wells allow me to run 56mm F4s on Indy 159s with no risers? i'm thinking I'm going to try it.
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Iím on a P9 with wheel wells, Indy 159 titaniums with a riser (so standard Indy height) and 56mm wheels. Itís a flawless combo, canít recommend a skateboard more.


Yeah that sounds good!

They both do.

I am so surprised that any deck with wheel wells (from manufacturer or home done) allows for so much more turn overall.

Been messing around with cruiser setups and having wheel wells allows for 60mm+ wheels so easily on normal Indy standards with at max 1/8" risers and loose trucks.

That extra 1 to 2 mm depth of wheel wells really does give so much more clearance, as if there are 1/4" or taller risers, from testing boards that don't have wheel wells and then making some in the board and dropping the risers to see how much difference it makes.

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Argyle on December 04, 2021, 05:46:48 AM
Anyone try out the Dane Jr? Wish there were more in this new season, wasn't crazy about the last graphic, but kinda wanna try it out.

I haven't but been searching around to see if anyone has. It looks pretty nice.

Do you think 149s would fit like on the surf jr?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on December 09, 2021, 06:30:41 PM
How would the 1991 jr do with ace 44? I heard it tapers pretty hard to 8.1?
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Ok on December 09, 2021, 07:28:11 PM
How would the 1991 jr do with ace 44? I heard it tapers pretty hard to 8.1?

Canít comment on the 91 jr, other then to say I hope for more Ďminisí ĎJRísí and shaped boards, that are smaller.
Iíve ridden 44ís on 8.1s, totally fine. I prefer trucks smaller than the board, so it wasnít ideal, but 44s really seem to fit a wide range of shit for me.
On shaped boards I size the trucks to the width of the deck at the rear holes.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: chris. on December 09, 2021, 07:54:54 PM
Itís works great. Hereís my 91 Jr with Classic 44s. Wheels pushed out in the front, tucked in in the back.

(https://i.imgur.com/Mz7VYZj.jpg)

Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on December 09, 2021, 08:11:57 PM
Itís works great. Hereís my 91 Jr with Classic 44s. Wheels pushed out in the front, tucked in in the back.

(https://i.imgur.com/Mz7VYZj.jpg)

thank you! looks like they should do just fine
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: kenjiro on December 29, 2021, 10:43:18 AM
Iím using Ace 44 with my 91 jr but itís a little too heavy, hard to flip.

Iím looking at some indy forged hollow but I donít know which to choose between 144 and 149. Would to the 149 hot rod too much in back? Would the 144 be too small upfront? Obviously gonna use extra washers but i wonder if anyone else had to decide between 144 and 149?

after skating ace 44 classics and 8.5 for the better part of last year, i kinda like the magic carpet-ish feel.
Title: Re: Polar Shapes
Post by: Jowiththeflow on December 29, 2021, 12:19:51 PM
You kinda answered your question already, imo: 144. 'cause you don't mind a little magic carpet. You can play around with washers on them. But you can't make 149s smaller. And I noticed they are more like 153mm, if you run them with one washer on each side of the wheel, btw.

It really depends on the width of your wheels though.

I'm currently running F4 55mm Og-classics on Film Trucks (machined to 149mm) on the 1991jr.
The outside of the wheel is flush on the back with one washer; the trucknut is still a few mm in on the front.
I like it this way, but this is my transition set-up. I have no intend to flip it ;)

I had a P9 shape, which is quite similar in width; a while ago, that I set up with Indy 149 for bigger Transition; and then Ace Classics 44 for more versatile use. I was running that with two washers in and 37mm wide wheels, though.

I think you always have to compromise a bit on those tapered shapes...