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reverbtank

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Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« on: April 30, 2019, 10:52:35 AM »
Guys who do a ton of slappy grinds. Do you setup boards specifically with slappy in mind and if so, whatís your setup?

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 11:08:45 AM »
the wider/looser the truck the easier the climb. a little bit of a riser is good idea to   

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 11:11:07 AM »
Thereís a kid around here who canít ollie and only does slappies, and he has a set up thatís basically a cruiser. Heís also strangely pompous about the fact that he canít ollie.

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 12:01:57 PM »
Does a big board make it easier too? A lot of people who do slappies always ride a big board

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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 12:08:26 PM »
Does a big board make it easier too? A lot of people who do slappies always ride a big board

big board means big trucks so yes

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 12:29:14 PM »
Seen some people say smaller wheels help, not sure what they mean by smaller. I imagine dudes that do slap pies riding 58mm on a normal day so maybe 54 is small for them. 😂

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 12:41:17 PM »
rounder edged wheels help learning i guess

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

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2019, 12:42:46 PM »
rounder edged wheels help learning i guess

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

Nice, I figured that. Iíve got a shaped deck with 159 Indys  and some Conical 54mm wheels Iím gonna learn on.

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2019, 01:06:20 PM »
I can only do fs slappies

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
 I cant slappy.  Pretty impressive trick.
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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2019, 01:17:47 PM »
Bigger wheels, fat board, loose trucks so you can carve into it real nice

I saw your mom do a ollie to cooch drop straight down the big black pole, it was gnarly. she defiantly shut that shit down

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2019, 01:19:25 PM »
Bigger wheels, fat board, loose trucks so you can carve into it real nice
My next setup Iím thinking about getting a fat antihero board so I can just do slappies...

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2019, 01:28:26 PM »
169's, 1/4 risers and 60mm oj3's make for a cheater setup. Pretty much rolling over and up any curb you see
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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2019, 02:52:10 PM »
So bigger wheels are preferred over small?

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2019, 02:53:20 PM »
So bigger wheels are preferred over small?
how big do you usually ride?

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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2019, 03:02:38 PM »
So bigger wheels are preferred over small?

well ya you want somthing at least 54 mm with a good round edge. so when they crash they climb up rather than just smash the edge of the curb. this is also when those big loose trucks come in to play. 

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2019, 03:16:26 PM »
I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2019, 03:53:46 PM »
if you can walk like a green army man from toy story you can slap. you just step up onto the curb thats the trick you dont really ride into them. your step up just gives the illusion of riding up on to them. try it  8)   

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2019, 04:25:56 PM »
I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.

Nice

I'm still pretty picky on my curbs. No idea how dudes ride short square curbs the way they do slopers
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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2019, 04:37:38 PM »
I ride 56mm 97a Slimeballs on my curb setups.  I have a 8.8 14.75 wb black label with 159ís and an old Blockhead Reissue 10.something 15 wb with 169ís. 

Loose trucks. 

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

Have fun!

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2019, 04:38:59 PM »
If the curb ainít sloped I canít ride it...

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2019, 04:47:39 PM »
you know it's really more in the person than the board right?  having 9 inch trucks and 60mm wheels isnt gonna help you if you're just shit

i learned them on 139s on a 8.25 144s felt better and 149s took a bit to break em in but i dont see how riding a lucero sized board would make what you have to do with your legs/feet easier

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2019, 07:52:46 PM »
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So bigger wheels are preferred over small?
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how big do you usually ride?

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

Usually I ride 8.4 with 149s and 53mm F4 classics for skating boxes and shit.
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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2019, 08:08:05 PM »
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So bigger wheels are preferred over small?
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how big do you usually ride?
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I took my 159 cruiser setup, took off the 59mm G Slides I had on it and put some F4 54mm Conicals on it I had laying around. I work at a shop so I can grab some cheap 56s or something and throw a 1/4 or 1/8 riser under there pretty easy.

Usually I ride 8.4 with 149s and 53mm F4 classics for skating boxes and shit.
I would get 58ís cuz I skated them on an 8.25 and I liked it but you need risers...

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #24 on: May 01, 2019, 12:10:21 AM »
I ride 56mm 97a Slimeballs on my curb setups.  I have a 8.8 14.75 wb black label with 159ís and an old Blockhead Reissue 10.something 15 wb with 169ís. 

Loose trucks. 

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

Have fun!

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

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #25 on: May 01, 2019, 12:19:37 AM »
Lucero and Armijo pioneered slappies in the early/mid 80s on much wider wheels. 

Going fast helps.

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #26 on: May 01, 2019, 10:00:45 PM »
If you have to a sloppy specific setup you might have already lost.

In saying that. Loose wide trucks to help. Soft wheels do not.

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #27 on: May 01, 2019, 11:21:06 PM »
It's easier for me to do slappies on my setup with indy 139s than it is with my setup with ace 44s which are slightly wider and certainly looser, but I'm positive it's just because the 139s are way more broken in.

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

And yeah, if you're setting up a board JUST for slappies, you're probably just an old guy and are ok with the fact that your knees have had enough impact for the rest of your life.

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #28 on: May 02, 2019, 12:30:34 AM »
Iím a middle aged barney that had 4 sets of trucks so I made 4 completes.

2 curb boards, my primary rider for transition and a cruiser longboard to commemorate the deceased homie.

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Re: Slappy setups, is that a thing?
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2019, 01:53:21 AM »
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I'm bashing my head against a wall learning this shit, but it's super fun.  I have a Blind Gonz reissue with 169s and 56mm and I can get up on some decent sized curbs, staying on them is the trick.
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Nice

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

Yeah, in Australia its nearly all tall & square.  Sucks.