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Title: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: MyUserName on October 22, 2020, 05:57:48 AM
Bones Reds: My cruiser has changed considerably in the last 10 years, different combinations of trucks, decks, etc. But the one constant is my set of Reds that go through dirt, mud, rain, etc. regularly and still roll wonderfully. In the ten years I've had them, they've never been cleaned once and still work better than the 3-4 Swiss sets I've gone through on my "regular" board.

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: FrozenIndustries on October 22, 2020, 06:40:37 AM
2 sets of reds the are 3+ years old. I had a third, but two of those somehow got full seized up so I took the rest of the set out of rotation to use them as backups.
Indy 149s that I've had for 5 years. They always seems to end up on a lesser used setup so they're not as ground as many of my trucks, but they have held up super will in spite of the abuse they've been through.
Reflex tool. I've had it for 15 years, the axle rethreader is still great.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: MaitlandPrivado on October 22, 2020, 07:58:04 AM
Still rolling on the set of Bones Super Swiss 6 I bought in 2001. Coming up on our 20th anniversary next year. The skating's been off and on and I pretty much always have a quiver but they're still rolling.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: doctorkickflip on October 22, 2020, 08:09:58 AM
Still rolling on the set of Bones Super Swiss 6 I bought in 2001. Coming up on our 20th anniversary next year. The skating's been off and on and I pretty much always have a quiver but they're still rolling.

Are those the ones with six bigger ball bearings instead of the standard 8? If so I can vouch for those as well. Longest lasting bearings I've ever skated. Had mine in for about a year or so and I skate nearly every day.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: YungJugg on October 22, 2020, 08:12:51 AM
I still use some Black Panthers from like '06-'07.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: ClayH on October 22, 2020, 08:18:44 AM
Bought a cruiser in '08(ish) and the OJIII's and mini logo bearings are still kicking, despite a different deck and trucks, although I did ride the same trucks and wheels on it til 2016. It wasn't under the most "high-stress" circumstances, but the bearings lasting as long as they did is the main shock for me.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Adriii on October 22, 2020, 08:36:32 AM
Indy standarts 149, ive had them for almost a year now and if it weren't for the crooked grind groove, I could use them for ten more years

OJ elite 5  5mm 101a same thing, they got smaller buri think because the are so 101a, they slide a lot and dont flatspot.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Rogue on October 22, 2020, 09:20:47 AM
I've had the same tools that I stole from my dad back in 93.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: graypubes on October 22, 2020, 09:42:55 AM
My formula 4s just won't quit
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Peepeeboy69 on October 22, 2020, 09:47:40 AM
My formula 4s just won't quit

1 year in my 53's turned into 38's

love them more than ever
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Gabagoolslide on October 22, 2020, 09:59:32 AM
Indy 149s from 2003
Gone through a few kingpins and sets of bushings. I rode them on my main board for 10 years, I go back to them now and again, I barely grind stuff with them because the new kingpins stick out.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: TheBoognish on October 22, 2020, 02:00:11 PM
Iíve got some 12-year old Swiss on my cruiser, but at least 8 of those years were of actual skating.


1 set of Indy Stage 8ís, 2 sets of 9ís and 2-3 sets of Stage 10 that still have plenty of life left. All 139ís.

Finally, my Savier bottle opener has been steady opening beers since Ď02. I donít even want to know how many beers Iíve popped with it. Still got 2 others.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: El Fapinator on October 22, 2020, 03:14:13 PM
Indy 149s from 2003
Gone through a few kingpins and sets of bushings. I rode them on my main board for 10 years, I go back to them now and again, I barely grind stuff with them because the new kingpins stick out.
Angle grinder will chomp tthose kingpins down with a rethreader.

I've had 4 sets of Reds and a set of Swiss 6's since 03' I like to clean them no matter what... .If you treat em right and don't be a jackass a good set of bearings will last forever.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: j....soy..... on October 22, 2020, 03:25:00 PM
Indy stage 8's on zip zinger and stage 9's on 80's set up.  Bones ditch techs....
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: jimgrude on October 22, 2020, 04:21:49 PM
In this thread: cruiser boards.

Nothing wrong with that, but it should be specified when talking about the longevity of gear.

Reds lasting a decade is only indicative of how you're riding them. The truth is that they're fragile af. I've probably had a dozen sets of them over the years, and never went more than a month before at least two bearings imploded or completely seized up beyond saving. They're hands down the least durable bearings I've ever had for street skating, and I've tried a lot.

Edit: Same block of grip gum for probably 12 years. Still use it weekly.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: j....soy..... on October 22, 2020, 04:48:56 PM
I think there's an argument that as far as skateboarding is concerned and bearings....it's just luck....I have a protec full cut that doesn't get a lot of action....
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Mantracker on October 22, 2020, 04:49:07 PM
Iíve had the same Almost weed nug of wax for like 4-5 years now

I donít like to use wax a lot but I always have it on me at the sesh and canít believe I havenít lost it or misplaced it
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Seventyfrigginseven on October 22, 2020, 04:52:21 PM
I've had the same tools that I stole from my dad back in 93.
Same

* just to clarify I ganked my shit from MY pops..not yours, I would never steal from your dad.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Paco Supreme on October 22, 2020, 04:52:58 PM
Theeve titanium bolts Iíve used on every regular board for the last 10 + years. Only lost one so far, and I have enough on deck for another two boards that are still sealed in their packs
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: jamersonbass on October 22, 2020, 05:21:53 PM
Bones Swiss 6 from 4 years ago.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: sharkin on October 22, 2020, 05:28:12 PM
Does hardware count?

Iíd say south central decks, formula fours, and bones Swiss 6 are some of the longest lasting gear when compared to other options.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Gabagoolslide on October 22, 2020, 05:36:14 PM
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I've had the same tools that I stole from my dad back in 93.
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Same

* just to clarify I ganked my shit from MY pops..not yours, I would never steal from your dad.

This but Ď97
Still canít bring myself to buy a ďskate toolĒ
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: newspaperparty on October 22, 2020, 05:44:43 PM
Bones Reds: My cruiser has changed considerably in the last 10 years, different combinations of trucks, decks, etc. But the one constant is my set of Reds that go through dirt, mud, rain, etc. regularly and still roll wonderfully. In the ten years I've had them, they've never been cleaned once and still work better than the 3-4 Swiss sets I've gone through on my "regular" board.

This is a complete mystery to me because any bearings I have, including reds, go to shit in about 3 months. My last set completely seized up after one month. And it's not just reds, literally any bearings I have no matter what go bad within a few months.

This has led to my development of a theory that not only do bearings not even matter, but that you are either lucky with bearings, or unlucky with bearings. Similar to my theory that you can either impossible and back 3, or you just can't. And if you don't have the gift, it's literally impossible to learn them. If you're unlucky with bearings you just are, if you are lucky with bearings then, you just are.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: hillbilly shifty on October 22, 2020, 06:43:45 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/PWPnSOAm.jpg)
these indy stage 5 169s from my gonz in '88 or 89

rode them hard and then stashed in my goodies box when boards started to get egg shaped (maybe started riding grind kings briefly? went back to indys, probably stage 6 or 7 at that point)
pulled them out, rebuilt with new bushings/hardware, and put them back on a gonz reissue to recreate my set up from 30 years ago
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: anon on October 22, 2020, 07:04:24 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/PWPnSOAm.jpg)
these indy stage 5 169s from my gonz in '88 or 89

rode them hard and then stashed in my goodies box when boards started to get egg shaped (maybe started riding grind kings briefly? went back to indys, probably stage 6 or 7 at that point)
pulled them out, rebuilt with new bushings/hardware, and put them back on a gonz reissue to recreate my set up from 30 years ago
how do you have even wear on them?
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: hillbilly shifty on October 22, 2020, 08:38:53 PM
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(https://i.imgur.com/PWPnSOAm.jpg)
these indy stage 5 169s from my gonz in '88 or 89

rode them hard and then stashed in my goodies box when boards started to get egg shaped (maybe started riding grind kings briefly? went back to indys, probably stage 6 or 7 at that point)
pulled them out, rebuilt with new bushings/hardware, and put them back on a gonz reissue to recreate my set up from 30 years ago
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how do you have even wear on them?

there were these long square curbs at our high school that we skated constantly. they also went down each side of these stairs like little mini hubbas.
Assume the truck in the photo was the back truck in those days, the other truck only has axle exposed on one half. put the more worn truck up front on the reissue.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: moonordie on October 24, 2020, 04:10:11 PM
Currently some swiss 6 which are 2.5 years old.
Before I had some swiss which lasted me 5-6 years and before that probably some 7 years old bolts
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Willie on October 25, 2020, 06:56:22 AM
I think there's an argument that as far as skateboarding is concerned and bearings....it's just luck....I have a protec full cut that doesn't get a lot of action....

I have a Pro-Tec and Rector knee pads that are pre-1990. Not having decent knee pads probably stunted my attempts at vert skating. 

I just found a set of Stage V or VIs at my momís house but theyíre not double drilled so itís going to take effort to try them on something.



As for stuff used continuously, my current Ventures have to be at least 6 years old.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Octobre Rouge. on October 25, 2020, 09:51:38 AM
I'm still using a 12 years old philips bolt from my first setup. Still, it's a pain in the ass cause the others bolts are allen.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: DirtyHairHalo on October 25, 2020, 09:55:45 PM
Indy 149s stage 11 that have been my primary trucks for at least 6 or 7 years. Just replace the bushings
and pivot cups this year. Bones Reds on my cruisers for almost a decade without a single cleaning.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: DarkPools on October 25, 2020, 11:14:34 PM
Skate tool I've had for years. 4 maybe?
I have had a cruiser board for years so that takes the cake, technically.
In terms or regular skate gear I use.. My  current hardware is almost 2 years old and my trucks are 1.5 years old, everything else is much newer.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Frank on October 26, 2020, 01:48:42 AM
currently my trucks, which are a little over a year old.

i got tons of old shit on deck just in case. refurbished old bearings and indy hangars and baseplates of various stages and sizes. a bunch of bushings and a couple wheels which have been skated but are flatspot free and barely run down. just not f4 99s which is why i don't skate these. one pair is some 97a green jelly ojs i bought for skating indoor parks, but i never go there and skated them once maybe. they were just as slippy in the wooden ramps as regular wheels if i remember correctly, but rode pretty nicely on the pavement. i just cleaned up a bunch of stuff and wanted to build a winter board with these weird ass wheels. they must be about ten years old now but look brand new.

i don't keep a stack of decks, i have a couple old ones that i could ride if i had to though. pretty sure all my wallhangers are rather brittle by now, and apart from the scumco ones, all of them were warped as hell to begin with, otherwise i wouldn't just had them hang on my wall.

technically i own a piece of grip gum that i have been using since 2003 or 04. i think my skatetool is a bit newer than that.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: treflips_up_yer_nan on October 26, 2020, 03:56:48 AM
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My formula 4s just won't quit
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1 year in my 53's turned into 38's

love them more than ever
Same lol. Seems like the big pants small wheels joke isnt one after all
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: trash on October 26, 2020, 07:26:50 AM
I bought a blue unit tool 16 years ago that I still use. It's kind of stripped so it slips a bit when loosening my trucks, but I can't bring myself to retire it... 

Hoping to get it to 20 before releasing it back to the gods in a pyre.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: jay_nev on October 26, 2020, 07:27:54 AM
I bought a blue unit tool 16 years ago that I still use. It's kind of stripped so it slips a bit when loosening my trucks, but I can't bring myself to retire it... 

Hoping to get it to 20 before releasing it back to the gods in a pyre.
got 2 unit tools from maybe 15 years ago (gotta check my math..) that are still 100% functional. Always wanted one of the ratchet tools but these are still fine
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Vintagebody on October 26, 2020, 08:32:15 AM
Bones Swiss 6. Had them for 7 years. Started to have some play, but by most skaters standards they are brand new! Lol
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 11, 2021, 09:37:34 PM
I guess a well looked after skate tool could last almost til the end of time, but more often than not it is "borrowed" by a mate or some random and then not returned, I guess like the elusive lighter among a circle of smokers.

What is crazy is to see people still skating boards, either completes or just parts of boards from their very first setups or pre skateboard explosion setups, eg early 80s but I don't think some of those boards get ridden too hard.

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on January 11, 2021, 09:59:19 PM
currently my trucks, which are a little over a year old.

i got tons of old shit on deck just in case. refurbished old bearings and indy hangars and baseplates of various stages and sizes. a bunch of bushings and a couple wheels which have been skated but are flatspot free and barely run down. just not f4 99s which is why i don't skate these. one pair is some 97a green jelly ojs i bought for skating indoor parks, but i never go there and skated them once maybe. they were just as slippy in the wooden ramps as regular wheels if i remember correctly, but rode pretty nicely on the pavement. i just cleaned up a bunch of stuff and wanted to build a winter board with these weird ass wheels. they must be about ten years old now but look brand new.

i don't keep a stack of decks, i have a couple old ones that i could ride if i had to though. pretty sure all my wallhangers are rather brittle by now, and apart from the scumco ones, all of them were warped as hell to begin with, otherwise i wouldn't just had them hang on my wall.

technically i own a piece of grip gum that i have been using since 2003 or 04. i think my skatetool is a bit newer than that.

my trucks are like three years old. i just started trying more grinds because for some reason all the shit i do is really making sense to me finally. like the creative process is revealing itself or some shit.

they are thunder 148's. kingpins are loose but i've grown to like them because my trucks are stupid loose, i wanna tighten but i crave the carve man.

also been skating baker and deathwish decks for the past 2 years, they are insanely durable. i've been skating janoski sbs for the past 10 or so years because they last forever with shoogoo. i got some half cab pros though and i like them a lot.

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 12, 2021, 03:21:55 AM
I went digging, not too far as I knew where they were and I am not trying to make this a competition, but I have a skate tool from at least 1985 maybe earlier even as we were skating from the very early 80s, but it would have to be about the only thing that has ever made it to now in what I have from way back then in the 80s.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ74vBiltTz/
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: GlenSuggittsflexfit on January 12, 2021, 12:41:05 PM
I went digging, not too far as I knew where they were and I am not trying to make this a competition, but I have a skate tool from at least 1985 maybe earlier even as we were skating from the very early 80s, but it would have to be about the only thing that has ever made it to now in what I have from way back then in the 80s.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ74vBiltTz/
I locked into your instagram page for an hour. It was fucking sick, you are like the anti hero Ben Degros. Sick older product and in-depth descriptions/explanations on every post. I also like doing disaster to truck tricks so your footage was very satisfying. Suck on that online course I was supposed to be doing.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: j....soy..... on January 12, 2021, 01:41:03 PM
No silver tool?
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: El Fapinator on January 12, 2021, 01:47:12 PM
Real HW the best budget high tech board

Santa Cruz VX gets rubbery if cracked but still holds up well

Powell Flights are worth the money

 Of all decks mentioned the heavyweights deck doesnít razor tail as fast.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Urtripping on January 12, 2021, 04:19:56 PM
I went digging, not too far as I knew where they were and I am not trying to make this a competition, but I have a skate tool from at least 1985 maybe earlier even as we were skating from the very early 80s, but it would have to be about the only thing that has ever made it to now in what I have from way back then in the 80s.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ74vBiltTz/

Those old tools are so fucking cool. I want one!
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: j....soy..... on January 12, 2021, 07:04:38 PM
Elephant tool....
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Xen on January 12, 2021, 07:08:48 PM
Set of Indy Blacks, surprisingly long lasting and a pair of Lucky risers that have gone through many a cruiser.

Every tool I get breaks.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: imjusthereforthechips on January 12, 2021, 07:18:26 PM
trucks. jesus, i have so many trucks.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Weezil on January 12, 2021, 07:27:21 PM
I've had the same unit tool since I was like 13. I've had others and lost them, but still have the first one I got somehow.

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: dunc on January 12, 2021, 08:49:06 PM
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I went digging, not too far as I knew where they were and I am not trying to make this a competition, but I have a skate tool from at least 1985 maybe earlier even as we were skating from the very early 80s, but it would have to be about the only thing that has ever made it to now in what I have from way back then in the 80s.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CJ74vBiltTz/
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Those old tools are so fucking cool. I want one!
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Well as a kid watching Gleaming the Cube I thought you could start a car with one of those tools.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 13, 2021, 02:00:55 AM
No silver tool?

It's a funny thing, but I have had so many thoughts of all the different and amazing skate tools out there, but I never actually got any, even with wholesale access for the shop, the simple ones seem to last longer and work better overall, not to mention the fact that the fancy ones always seem to go missing faster.

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: El Fapinator on January 13, 2021, 10:01:15 AM
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No silver tool?
[close]

It's a funny thing, but I have had so many thoughts of all the different and amazing skate tools out there, but I never actually got any, even with wholesale access for the shop, the simple ones seem to last longer and work better overall, not to mention the fact that the fancy ones always seem to go missing faster.
Had a dickhead kook come over to my house and "borrow" my silver tool (probably forgot to grab it afterwards) even though it was sick as fuck I'm still salty about it for the ratchet mounting part was a rad feature.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: YungJugg on January 13, 2021, 10:27:58 AM
Those older tools are sick Brimson. My reflex tool from early-mid 00ís still going strong, though the screwdriver/allen part is long gone.

Anyway to get replacements for those?
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 13, 2021, 05:19:13 PM
Those older tools are sick Brimson. My reflex tool from early-mid 00ís still going strong, though the screwdriver/allen part is long gone.

Anyway to get replacements for those?

No, once they are gone they are gone, just like the one on this one I have.

I usually see allen hardware always comes with an allen key so have a million of those floating round, but I am more keen on the big soft grip phillips head screwdriver as it is easier to hold when using it for gripping boards, or doing up bolts or whatever I need, even using the butt end to push down around grip around deck bolts once they are in.

I prefer phillips over allen from the time in the 90s or 00s the allen size changed for different brands so if you didn't have the right size, you were stuck.

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: pizzafliptofakie on January 13, 2021, 06:28:20 PM
I got a Krooked Zig Zagger complete in 2010 and still use the deck as a cruiser. Itís very razor tailed but since I only use it as a cruiser itís still in reasonably okay shape.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: SKATELYNJENNER on January 14, 2021, 03:48:51 AM
I've had a set of Bones Swiss for close to ten years and I still have a New Deal skate tool I got in middle school.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: gaunting on January 22, 2021, 10:16:38 PM
I guess these Indy forged base plates Iíve had for 5 years that I just put on new hangers after my old ones are grinded down. same pivot cups too. and this pig hardware Iíve been using for two years.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: rocklobster on January 22, 2021, 10:59:56 PM
Thunder 148 Titanium - rode them for 4 decks consecutively and they are my go to for 8.25 boards despite my love for Venture. Thunder are the marriage material truck: reliable, you know what you're getting, works with every deck I throw at it and perform well on slides and grinds. Venture are like the bad girlfriend: gets you into hard drugs, steals from you, your parents hate her, but the sex is great. When you find the right deck with them it's heaven, but other times I'm struggling with the WB shifting out too far.

Hand File - gripped close to 30 boards (myself, friends) with this thing, the Silver tool doesnt get a good a line.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: igrindtwinkies on January 22, 2021, 11:45:57 PM
I've had the same set of Red's for about 10 years.  I think with bearings it's alot of luck. 
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: listentoaheartbeat on January 23, 2021, 12:06:56 AM
Recently gave away a set of Destructos that I skated around 2000. Then there are some wheels from the 90s in a box that I kept taking along when moving, they still look skateable. The wheels on my cruiser are 15 years old and still feel good, used them on my filming setup back in the day.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: tuesday on January 23, 2021, 12:23:49 AM
Tracker tool. Not so great trucks, but really great tool.
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Phantasma Del Mar on January 28, 2021, 10:03:52 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/fXJSCrT/4-D1-E9979-B809-41-DF-80-E0-373-D60-DAC681.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fXJSCrT)

I would like to add some skate tools I didnít see above. Iím the type to lose and repurchase only to find it a couple years later. Spitfire tool, grind king tool and new deal fix stix! Yes, I am old enough to use the phrase they donít make stuff like they used to. These tools will easily last me for life and are 20+ years old minus the spitfire
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: dr.prestige on January 28, 2021, 02:02:55 PM
I'm not still wearing them but I got the first run of Janoskis with the leather laces and I remember those lasting longer than any other shoe I've skated, I was pretty surprised they held up as long as they did. I got another pair of Janoskis a year or two later and they wore out in a month or two, I think by that time they had moved their production to a different country so I blamed that for why they didn't last as long
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Telly on January 28, 2021, 03:18:45 PM
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I've had the same tools that I stole from my dad back in 93.
[close]
Same

* just to clarify I ganked my shit from MY pops..not yours, I would never steal from your dad.
[close]

This but Ď97
Still canít bring myself to buy a ďskate toolĒ

Same.  I love tools, even single use tools, but never a skateboard tool.  I did buy an extra 1/4 breaker bar and the couple sockets I need to set up a deck/truck/wheels. (Check Craigslist for good deals on non snap-on American tools, especially cornwell, matco and sk.)  And/or the dewalt impact. 
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Mbrimson88 on January 28, 2021, 04:08:56 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/fXJSCrT/4-D1-E9979-B809-41-DF-80-E0-373-D60-DAC681.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fXJSCrT)

I would like to add some skate tools I didnít see above. Iím the type to lose and repurchase only to find it a couple years later. Spitfire tool, grind king tool and new deal fix stix! Yes, I am old enough to use the phrase they donít make stuff like they used to. These tools will easily last me for life and are 20+ years old minus the spitfire

Fix Stix!

That is a good one!!

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Phantasma Del Mar on January 30, 2021, 05:09:25 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/nwDLTHK/65-EE9-E87-CF62-4470-8-F88-801494674-B65.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nwDLTHK)

Don’t exactly use a magazine, but I didn’t wanna bump a super old thread. Doin spring cleaning and these are all the Slaps I found. Always loved that tattoo issue, slap was full of good ideas like that. I purged mostly everything mag wise except for anything Corey Duffel, Matty Hunt, and Metro skate shop (the hometown heroes)

Edit: Also if you wanna get technical my Consolidated blanket is in the background and that thing is super old and still going strong
Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: lemonchicken91 on January 30, 2021, 05:37:34 PM
cruiser aside,

I had an old creature that would not quit. Wish I still had the deck sitting around.
My friends have been saying newer ones are weak and get stress fractures quickly.

plus one one the bones reds, but yea its a gamble, unless you want to pony up for the big balls

Fourmula 4s classic shape as well.
Did like my OJs better for the bigger transition and grip but not as good on street

Title: Re: Longest-Lasting Skate Gear You Still Use
Post by: Xen on January 30, 2021, 07:45:29 PM
cruiser aside,

I had an old creature that would not quit. Wish I still had the deck sitting around.
My friends have been saying newer ones are weak and get stress fractures quickly.

plus one one the bones reds, but yea its a gamble, unless you want to pony up for the big balls

Fourmula 4s classic shape as well.
Did like my OJs better for the bigger transition and grip but not as good on street



Bones Big Balls aren't worth it. Better off with SuperRedz or make the jump to Swiss6