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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1680 on: March 29, 2024, 04:28:04 PM »
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I gotta quit checking this thread. I’ve got a pile of non twins I need to skate, but Roger coming through with the dimensions I want. Fucking finally. Not sure why Deathwish has been the only company offering an 8.5 twin with 14.25ish wb (dw is 14.28).

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The 8.5x31.75 dimensions are correct. However, the WB is fucking 14" if NOT slightly LESS than 14"...WT A F...Still gonna skate it and see how it feels.

It's wide at the kicks like the 8.5 toy machine, it has lots of fingers of flat, almost THREE...was gonna ride indys now I'm not sure what to set up on it...Thunders? Gotta work that WB out a bit...




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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1681 on: March 29, 2024, 06:30:07 PM »
Xpost from setup thread, both twin tailers:


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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1683 on: March 29, 2024, 07:55:16 PM »
Yes. 6.75" paddles.

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1684 on: March 29, 2024, 08:08:07 PM »


Madness as usual but something is clicking.

So first session...it's kinda weird but in a good way. Ages ago I rode an 8.6 AWS, it had the best nose ever visually / skated great; this has that for both kicks which @6.79” length don't feel it because of their width (the asta's kicks by comparison feel long @ just 6.8", but narrow) - these kicks feel 'stumpy' in way? Not BIG SHOVEL like FA. That AWS 8.6 is the only thing that matches up.

Perhaps it's the fingers of flat voodoo (? I still don't fully know how to maximize it use the correct truck) but the 14" WB isn't noticeable to me and I'm very susceptible to short boards/WBs; so coming off the Asta (8.2x32x14.2WB) I would think this board being shorter 31.75" w/14" WB was going to screw with me (recently skate some 8.3s with 14.18WB that were 31.88ish and they were horrible...Hockey/Primitive; also the crail 8.25 with a 14" wb didn't sit right either).

Maybe it's the cast thunders plus the fingers of flat? I do have ghost pop coming off venture forged with the asta (previously thunder forged) but that will go away, it was the first session.

Finally, I would also like to call out that this board's wheel wells FUCKING WORK, I'm actually creating divots in the well...rode a jacuzzzi with wells and same thunders/wheels and that shit did not line up.



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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1685 on: March 29, 2024, 08:10:03 PM »
Yes. 6.75" paddles.

Lol shit I had my contacts in read those nose/tail dims TOTALLY different. Sweet Jeebus it;s a fucking snow/long board 34.7 FFS =D

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1686 on: March 29, 2024, 08:16:57 PM »
Yes it is. 17” wheelbase. Ollie’s at 20 mph, no worries

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1687 on: March 29, 2024, 09:29:43 PM »
Ordered the SC 8.4 Maurio McCoy twin, thought I'd enjoy the Opera 8.5 Twin Slick but the 14" wb is messing with me. Every time I crouch down I feel like my wheels are too close together. Couple that with steep kicks and new 54mm wheels is making a less than ideal setup. Have half a mind to try sizing down to 52mm V5s to get through this madness.

Really thought I'd enjoy the 14" WB with Ventures more, I rode an 8 x 32 x 14 4 years ago which felt like my goldilocks setup, but I paired it with Venture 5.2 Lo V-Hollows and 51mm wheels.
Venture Truck Height:

5.0 & 5.2 LO
STANDARD - 1.88” - 47.75mm
FORGED - 1.85”- 46.99mm

5.0 ,5.2, 5.6, 5.8 & 6.1 HI
STANDARD - 2.09” - 53.09mm
FORGED - 2.04” - 51.82m

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1688 on: March 29, 2024, 09:38:08 PM »
Maaaan, that sucks about the Opera! Hopefully the McCoy works for you! It's the same shape as the Asta just bigger; I was digging it at first then not so much (I made the mistake of riding a different setup, for a few days, then went back to the Asta...shouldn't have done that :)

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1689 on: March 29, 2024, 10:03:06 PM »
Maaaan, that sucks about the Opera! Hopefully the McCoy works for you! It's the same shape as the Asta just bigger; I was digging it at first then not so much (I made the mistake of riding a different setup, for a few days, then went back to the Asta...shouldn't have done that :)

The steepness and short wheelbase of the Opera couple with the bigger, flatter wheels is doing a number on my already limited flatground. It feels like I have to pop way harder and give up more stability to get anything going.

Makes me miss Venture Los, I'd gladly pay full retail for the 5.6 / 5.8 / 6.1 if the even did them in the Lo variant.
Venture Truck Height:

5.0 & 5.2 LO
STANDARD - 1.88” - 47.75mm
FORGED - 1.85”- 46.99mm

5.0 ,5.2, 5.6, 5.8 & 6.1 HI
STANDARD - 2.09” - 53.09mm
FORGED - 2.04” - 51.82m

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1690 on: March 31, 2024, 06:25:05 AM »





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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1691 on: March 31, 2024, 07:53:49 AM »






not crazy about the graphics but the 8.5 dimensions look good.

Are there any 8.75 popsicle twins? Largest popsicle that is readily available is 8.5, above that and you're in egg territory
Venture Truck Height:

5.0 & 5.2 LO
STANDARD - 1.88” - 47.75mm
FORGED - 1.85”- 46.99mm

5.0 ,5.2, 5.6, 5.8 & 6.1 HI
STANDARD - 2.09” - 53.09mm
FORGED - 2.04” - 51.82m

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1692 on: March 31, 2024, 08:06:51 AM »
Thinking about trying one. Most likely Real Ishod. Anyone skating a twin tail? Do you like it? Anything you miss about having a bigger nose?

Jake Wooten gotta twin tail

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1693 on: March 31, 2024, 02:31:49 PM »
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Thinking about trying one. Most likely Real Ishod. Anyone skating a twin tail? Do you like it? Anything you miss about having a bigger nose?
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Jake Wooten gotta twin tail

That's because he got FAT AF recently...matched up with his twin chins








That looks really nice.

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Ishod twin comes in 8.75
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Real_Wair_Cat_Scratch_Glitter_Deck/descpage-RLWCG87DK.html?_gl=1

Dimensions seem like it's gonna feel like a pig tho.

Welcome as well
https://www.zumiez.com/welcome-unchained-on-evil-twin-8-75-skateboard-deck.html
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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1694 on: March 31, 2024, 07:44:10 PM »

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1695 on: March 31, 2024, 07:48:57 PM »
Had a great session on my 8.5" pop secret Chocolate twin yesterday but really wish Craig would offer some other wheelbase options.

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1696 on: March 31, 2024, 07:58:30 PM »
Had a great session on my 8.5" pop secret Chocolate twin yesterday but really wish Craig would offer some other wheelbase options.

Is that the G096 shape with 14” wheelbase? I was stoked on this when I recently got back into skating after a months-long break. As soon as mh hips/ legs got more flexible, it feels way too short. I’d love to try a 14.5 wb twin

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1697 on: March 31, 2024, 08:00:14 PM »
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Had a great session on my 8.5" pop secret Chocolate twin yesterday but really wish Craig would offer some other wheelbase options.
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Is that the G096 shape with 14” wheelbase? I was stoked on this when I recently got back into skating after a months-long break. As soon as mh hips/ legs got more flexible, it feels way too short. I’d love to try a 14.5 wb twin

it is. i have Thunder 151s on it and its manageable. I wouldn't skate it in a bowl or anything but for curbs and flat i like it.

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1698 on: March 31, 2024, 10:35:26 PM »
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Had a great session on my 8.5" pop secret Chocolate twin yesterday but really wish Craig would offer some other wheelbase options.
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Had a great session on my 8.5" pop secret Chocolate twin yesterday but really wish Craig would offer some other wheelbase options.
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Is that the G096 shape with 14” wheelbase? I was stoked on this when I recently got back into skating after a months-long break. As soon as mh hips/ legs got more flexible, it feels way too short. I’d love to try a 14.5 wb twin
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8.5 Ishod might work for you 14.5" WB
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Real_Wair_Cat_Scratch_Glitter_Deck/descpage-RLWCG85DK.html

Maybe try the Habitat Apex Bold Twin: 8.375" x 32.25" WB 14.375" Feels much bigger than you'd expect.
https://habitatskateboards.com/products/apex-camo-twin-8-375-8-5

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1699 on: March 31, 2024, 11:51:46 PM »
Heroin 10" Dead Dave twin popsicle coming soon...
https://www.instagram.com/p/C5G9hdSvhHw/?hl=en

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1700 on: April 03, 2024, 03:54:47 AM »
I just received that Primitive Prod Twin in 8.5
Just wanted to point out it says "Made In Usa".

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1701 on: April 03, 2024, 04:03:52 AM »
I just received that Primitive Prod Twin in 8.5
Just wanted to point out it says "Made In Usa".
I am skating it. What wood shop would you say it is? Feels BBS.

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1702 on: April 03, 2024, 04:46:38 AM »
i'm actually wondering.
Made In The USA surely doesn't mean it's BBS though

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1703 on: April 03, 2024, 11:15:36 AM »
i'm actually wondering.
Made In The USA surely doesn't mean it's BBS though

Watson or clutch I'm guessing. Is it 'thicc' (SC?)

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1704 on: April 03, 2024, 11:56:14 AM »
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i'm actually wondering.
Made In The USA surely doesn't mean it's BBS though
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Watson or clutch I'm guessing. Is it 'thicc' (SC?)
Feels a lot like my Real. But a little thinner.

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1705 on: April 04, 2024, 03:33:40 PM »
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i'm actually wondering.
Made In The USA surely doesn't mean it's BBS though
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Watson or clutch I'm guessing. Is it 'thicc' (SC?)
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Feels a lot like my Real. But a little thinner.


It wouldn't be the first time a board made in Mexico is labelled as made in USA, but maybe more likely it could be Prime.

I got a Prime blank a while back and they feel surprisingly like BBS although not quite the same (and a little thinner), the woodshop is in USA and they could be big enough to be dealing with Primitive to make special boards like the twins for them.

That is all just speculation though.


I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1706 on: April 10, 2024, 01:15:55 PM »


This Primitive twin has a 4 on it and again made in USA.

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1707 on: April 10, 2024, 06:46:15 PM »

This Primitive twin has a 4 on it and again made in USA.


Copying to the Woodshop thread, if that is ok?

Just curious if anyone else has any more info where these are made too.



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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1708 on: April 15, 2024, 04:08:07 PM »
Powell Experimental twin (in the smaller size than what they have)

https://youtu.be/tuvbDMQPlTU?t=777

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Re: Twin tail
« Reply #1709 on: April 16, 2024, 08:00:20 AM »
Primitive twin was highly disappointing due to the 13.75 wheelbase on that shape specifically.All their 8.25s have had a 14” wheelbase so I assumed the twin would too.

 I just knew it wasn’t gonna work after a session and a half. Don’t know what they were thinking with that