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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2010 on: October 22, 2022, 04:00:24 PM »
If someone is trying to find some technical advantage of riding a shape that isnít a popsicle maybe itís just not for you.
For me riding a shaped board is a mix of boredom and being sentimental/nostalgic about skating back in the early 90ís.
Everyoneís experience is different but thatís just how it is for me.
  The footballs spin flatter then a popsicle, its physics.
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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2011 on: October 23, 2022, 03:51:24 PM »
new Freddy egg (9"wide is the only stat provided, but I believe that makes it different from the previous Raybourn egg)

Edit: found more stats on the Metal website (duh) 9.0 x 32.25, 14.25 Wheelbase
https://www.metalskateboards.com/products/gall-toxic-avenger-9-0

This looks great for me. I havenít skated an egg for a minute but this might be a cop for me. Is metal bbs or ps? I canít seem to find out for sure

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2012 on: October 23, 2022, 09:17:54 PM »
Quick lesson for me please
Why do people skate egg shaped boards ? Iím assuming there is a symmetrical egg shapes and regular eggs?

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2013 on: October 24, 2022, 07:22:25 AM »
Quick lesson for me please
Why do people skate egg shaped boards ? Iím assuming there is a symmetrical egg shapes and regular eggs?

i thought this summed it up well

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Forgive my noob shit when it comes to shaped boards, but in reading through a lot of this thread I see a lot of things like ď9.0 but rides like an 8.5Ē ó why would that be?  Because of the taper near the trucks?

What other advantages/disadvantages would an egg shaped board have?
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I have a regular popsicle and a love seat
Yesterday afternoon I wasn't feeling like doing much but the love seat was sitting to the left of my tv
Just looking at it made me get off my ass and I went and skated for a couple hours

Long story short. shaped boards (especially eggs) make me want to go skate
That's the first thing I thought when I read your question

There's plenty of other reasons
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Totally get the motivation piece, I guess Iím curious about those other reasons.
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Real estate in the middle. responsiveness off the tail and nose. you can ride a wide board that feels comfy on tranny but will still flip really well. and you can ride a variety of truck widths on them depending on how what and how you like to skate. for instance with a cardiel 9.18 Huffer, people dig everything from 8.5" axles to 9.125" axles. that's a big range.

on a personal note, being older than shit, my most progressive skateboarding years were when big shapes narrowed down to eggs and before the advent of the super skinny popsicle. so there's a nostalgia angle for me. to this day i find myself doing my best skateboarding on eggs and i love the way they look.

mostly skate the Huffer but also dig the loveseat/ couch and occasional heroin egg. really like the Black Label squared off 'blunted egg' shapes also, slide the spider egg.

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2014 on: October 24, 2022, 09:04:49 AM »
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new Freddy egg (9"wide is the only stat provided, but I believe that makes it different from the previous Raybourn egg)

Edit: found more stats on the Metal website (duh) 9.0 x 32.25, 14.25 Wheelbase
https://www.metalskateboards.com/products/gall-toxic-avenger-9-0
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This looks great for me. I havenít skated an egg for a minute but this might be a cop for me. Is metal bbs or ps? I canít seem to find out for sure

Last Metal drop was BBS so I assume this one will be too.

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2015 on: October 24, 2022, 03:49:09 PM »
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new Freddy egg (9"wide is the only stat provided, but I believe that makes it different from the previous Raybourn egg)

Edit: found more stats on the Metal website (duh) 9.0 x 32.25, 14.25 Wheelbase
https://www.metalskateboards.com/products/gall-toxic-avenger-9-0
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This looks great for me. I havenít skated an egg for a minute but this might be a cop for me. Is metal bbs or ps? I canít seem to find out for sure
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Last Metal drop was BBS so I assume this one will be too.

Sick thank you. Hope this one makes it over to one my locals

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2016 on: October 30, 2022, 12:38:54 PM »
Had a blast with this Polar 8.75 football. My first egg shaped board. And my first time back out since blowing out my knee out at the end of August.

Have to sayÖI was all in on the full/shovel nose shape (Quasi and Metal) and didnít think Iíd dig the egg. I had so much fun with it. I was most skating small transition and it really carved like a surf board.

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2017 on: November 06, 2022, 10:11:55 AM »
Got me these Heroins yesterday. Had to include the Emericas I got also.



These are my first egg shapes other than the Tim Gavin Blind reissue with the evil veterinarian graphic, which I didnít skate that much. Theyíre way more work to skate than I thought, lol. Maybe 9.5 is past my limit. Also, does anyone notice any difference in functionality with Heroinís ďrazor edgeĒ in comparison to normal edged boards?

Hereís the one I set up after an hour session at the local parking garage. I know itís symmetrical but I donít like to treat em like that


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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2018 on: November 07, 2022, 11:26:33 AM »
heroin lovers, whats your favorite shape?
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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2019 on: November 09, 2022, 06:44:59 AM »
heroin lovers, whats your favorite shape?

9.0 & 9.75 symmetricals

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2020 on: November 09, 2022, 04:11:23 PM »
heroin lovers, whats your favorite shape?

Symmetrical 9.75 egg with 169s and Dead Dave with 215s

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2021 on: November 19, 2022, 04:07:24 PM »
Posted also on the 9"+ boards thread.





I bought this setup for my birthday on November 2nd but I couldn't skate until today.
- 9" Black Label Suffer: My first football shape but I felt confortable all along. I was doing ollies, manuals and fakie shove its only.
- Ace AF1 55: My first push was WTF is this! They felt really loose but got used to it after a minute. Now I love them!
- Spitfire F4 Radials 52mm 101d: Just... wheels.
- Bronson G2: Smooth.
- 1/8 Ace risers: Just... risers.
- Jessup grip (tail), generic and shitty clear grip from Murasaki Sports (middle), Shake Junt (nose)

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2022 on: November 22, 2022, 10:01:54 AM »



I copped one of those Fred Gall Metal Toxic Avenger boards in time for Halloween but forgot to post it!

9" wide, 14.25" wb, not sure on length.
spit og classics 55mm, rode down to about 50mm
thunder 151 team hollows
mixed bushings, mixed bearings, generic hardware
slab o' grip from Rampapalooza 11 up in St. Cloud Minnesota a couple weeks before, and torn up jessup
bonus thrashed pic (still skatin great)


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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2023 on: November 23, 2022, 09:00:32 AM »

Got this Theories Nucleus shape in their black friday sale.  Dimensions are 8.75, 14.25wb
about 8.6 over front truck, 8.375 over back.
Crossposting this here because I think it's a nice egg shape I just got from Theories. 

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2024 on: November 23, 2022, 10:25:18 AM »
i've wanted a Flyer shape (8.75"/ 14.25 WB)  slick for awhile. Just ordered with a BF deal. Prob set up with some Af1 55s and some smallish F4 101s to kill myself slipping out on curb /low ledge combos. 1992 here we come.


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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2025 on: November 24, 2022, 12:14:10 PM »
The only football I care about on Thanksgiving. 55F and sunny here in the DC area. The park was empty!




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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2026 on: November 24, 2022, 11:24:15 PM »
The only football I care about on Thanksgiving. 55F and sunny here in the DC area. The park was empty!



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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2027 on: November 24, 2022, 11:36:24 PM »
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The only football I care about on Thanksgiving. 55F and sunny here in the DC area. The park was empty!


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nice

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Re: Egg Shaped Boards
« Reply #2028 on: November 25, 2022, 08:46:28 PM »
heroin lovers, whats your favorite shape?

8.88 Symmetrical Egg with 55 AF1s