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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32070 on: September 15, 2022, 10:35:58 AM »


Anti-Hero 8.25
Indy Titanium 149
53mm F4 Conicals
Quantum Isotopes
Pepper Grip


Got influenced by the dlx 8.25 proselytizers in these threads after a short stint with PS Stix (never again). I haven’t had a wheelbase over 14.25 in years, if ever.

It was one of the best sessions I’ve had in months. It somehow feels more stable but also more nimble for flips than the shorter dlx 8.5.

I’ll probably go back to F4 classics, but this might be the deck that calms the madness for a while.
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32071 on: September 15, 2022, 10:45:30 AM »


Snapped my Weaknd so had to replace with this

Skatedeluxe 8.25
Ace 44 classic (removed bottom washer)
55 conical full
G2s
Combi hardware

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32072 on: September 15, 2022, 12:07:08 PM »


Quit trying to force myself to be a venture rider and went back to my roots. Indys and bigger wheels.

Antihero 8.5
Indy 149 hollow standard
Spitfire f4 tablets 55mm
Don’t even remember the bearings or bolts.
Jessup?


Feels good and pop is much better than it’s been recently
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32073 on: September 15, 2022, 12:29:02 PM »
I had that exact eagle and it was great. One of those decks where I learned or re-learned a lot of stuff and just all the sessions were fun.

But to the poster talking about the DLX 8.25 above that deck is hard to hate. It doesn't index super high in any specific category, but it does everything really really well.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32074 on: September 15, 2022, 01:13:49 PM »
Decided to spoil myself for my birthday this year and ended up with basically a Christmas complete.

Polar 9.0
Indy 169 Ti Hanger/Standard hollow baseplate/92 blue top+94 black bottom bushing combo.
Powell Dragons 56mm
Bones Big Balls
Mob grip
Shorty's 1 1/8" Allen Hardware
Bones 1/8th risers
New Deal Rails

After 1 session I'm really happy with the set up. 3rd Polar 9.0 in a row for me and its now my go to shape. The Dragons are very nice so far, overall improvement over the sample set I've been on the last ~2 months.





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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32075 on: September 15, 2022, 01:39:57 PM »
Decided to spoil myself for my birthday this year and ended up with basically a Christmas complete.

Polar 9.0
Indy 169 Ti Hanger/Standard hollow baseplate/92 blue top+94 black bottom bushing combo.
Powell Dragons 56mm
Bones Big Balls
Mob grip
Shorty's 1 1/8" Allen Hardware
Bones 1/8th risers
New Deal Rails

After 1 session I'm really happy with the set up. 3rd Polar 9.0 in a row for me and its now my go to shape. The Dragons are very nice so far, overall improvement over the sample set I've been on the last ~2 months.




That setup looks hella cool.

Have you tried the bushing combo 94 top and 92 bottom? That will give your trucks an even more stable and surfier feel and they will return back to center a bit easier.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32076 on: September 15, 2022, 02:11:37 PM »
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Decided to spoil myself for my birthday this year and ended up with basically a Christmas complete.

Polar 9.0
Indy 169 Ti Hanger/Standard hollow baseplate/92 blue top+94 black bottom bushing combo.
Powell Dragons 56mm
Bones Big Balls
Mob grip
Shorty's 1 1/8" Allen Hardware
Bones 1/8th risers
New Deal Rails

After 1 session I'm really happy with the set up. 3rd Polar 9.0 in a row for me and its now my go to shape. The Dragons are very nice so far, overall improvement over the sample set I've been on the last ~2 months.



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That setup looks hella cool.

Have you tried the bushing combo 94 top and 92 bottom? That will give your trucks an even more stable and surfier feel and they will return back to center a bit easier.

Thanks, it's a fun one. I'll have to give it a try if this combo doesn't work out for me. I usually ride my trucks a little tighter but the softer top gives me a little extra give when comes to carving and my wheelbite isn't as bad as the last combo I had in. Also, forget to note that I've got a conical bottom, are you recommending a 92 barrel or conical for your combo?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32077 on: September 15, 2022, 02:44:05 PM »
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Decided to spoil myself for my birthday this year and ended up with basically a Christmas complete.

Polar 9.0
Indy 169 Ti Hanger/Standard hollow baseplate/92 blue top+94 black bottom bushing combo.
Powell Dragons 56mm
Bones Big Balls
Mob grip
Shorty's 1 1/8" Allen Hardware
Bones 1/8th risers
New Deal Rails

After 1 session I'm really happy with the set up. 3rd Polar 9.0 in a row for me and its now my go to shape. The Dragons are very nice so far, overall improvement over the sample set I've been on the last ~2 months.



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That setup looks hella cool.

Have you tried the bushing combo 94 top and 92 bottom? That will give your trucks an even more stable and surfier feel and they will return back to center a bit easier.
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Thanks, it's a fun one. I'll have to give it a try if this combo doesn't work out for me. I usually ride my trucks a little tighter but the softer top gives me a little extra give when comes to carving and my wheelbite isn't as bad as the last combo I had in. Also, forget to note that I've got a conical bottom, are you recommending a 92 barrel or conical for your combo?

I personally only ride 92 barrel bushings but a conical bushing will give you more turn.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32078 on: September 16, 2022, 06:54:01 AM »



Isle (RIP) Mike Arnold 8.25
Jessup Grip
Thunder Hollow Lights 148
Spitfire Radial Slims 54mm
Bones Red
Thunder Hardware 7/8"
Lakai Trudgers

Loving this set up. 360 flips are starting to click again.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32079 on: September 16, 2022, 07:57:17 PM »
New Whip



Birdhouse 8.25
Tensor 5.5 mag ATG
Spitfire 53mm 99a F4 Classic
Bones swiss bearings
WKND 7/8 phillips hardware
Mob x Thrasher Grip

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32080 on: September 17, 2022, 07:14:11 AM »


Polar pontus alv self portrait 8.25
Indy 149
Spitfire 52mm f4 classics

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32081 on: September 17, 2022, 08:13:27 AM »
facebook photos upload

Love this shape. First one in a while, good to be back.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32082 on: September 17, 2022, 02:23:03 PM »


Deathwish 8.38
159 hollow standards
58mm conical full f4 99a

Coming from a Dane 1 feels like a toothpick, but so far so good.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32083 on: September 18, 2022, 07:45:13 AM »


Back to the trusty Evisen 8.5
Thunder 149s, w/krux dlk
Spitfire F4 99a Conical 52mm
Quantum Isotopes
Jessup Grip.
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Get hungry on it!

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32084 on: September 18, 2022, 01:29:45 PM »


My niece wants to start skating.

Evan Smith Uma Landsleds 8.5
Bones Reds
Shorts Lights 7/8ths hardware
Preproduction Skate One wheels 52mm 93a
Jessup
Krux Trucks but if she behaves she'll get trucks that turn.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32085 on: September 18, 2022, 03:05:09 PM »



Forgot to take a picture before I started the process of destroying this fine deck…

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Not Mob? (Had to throw a piece of generic grip on there cause I messed up my Mob cutting it with a dull razor blade. Tragic.)

I put some Riptides and flat top washers on the Tensors and they are more surfy.  I also think they ended up just looser in general.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32086 on: September 19, 2022, 09:42:21 AM »

Forgot to take a picture before I started the process of destroying this fine deck…

Quasi egg
Maglight 8.50”
55 mm F4 Classics
Swiss
Not Mob? (Had to throw a piece of generic grip on there cause I messed up my Mob cutting it with a dull razor blade. Tragic.)

I put some Riptides and flat top washers on the Tensors and they are more surfy.  I also think they ended up just looser in general.

Two sets of Tensor mags in the last few setups... my madness has been so curious about these for some time now. As a heavier skater, I've heard all sorts of mixed reviews about how these do.

May have to bite the bullet and see for myself.
Let us all take a moment of silence for all our brothers and sisters who are dealing with truck madness. We have reached page 100 and shown the world that it’s not easy, but we’re strong as one.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32087 on: September 19, 2022, 09:48:39 AM »
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Forgot to take a picture before I started the process of destroying this fine deck…

Quasi egg
Maglight 8.50”
55 mm F4 Classics
Swiss
Not Mob? (Had to throw a piece of generic grip on there cause I messed up my Mob cutting it with a dull razor blade. Tragic.)

I put some Riptides and flat top washers on the Tensors and they are more surfy.  I also think they ended up just looser in general.
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Two sets of Tensor mags in the last few setups... my madness has been so curious about these for some time now. As a heavier skater, I've heard all sorts of mixed reviews about how these do.

May have to bite the bullet and see for myself.

There are 3 sets of Tensor ATGs in my previous setup pic. They're the hangers in the box (top left) and they all have bent axles. They skate like a dream, but yeah. Good luck!  :)
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32088 on: September 19, 2022, 09:59:53 AM »


Deathwish 8.38
159 hollow standards
58mm conical full f4 99a

Coming from a Dane 1 feels like a toothpick, but so far so good.

bonito bólido. 159's are the shit!  :-*

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32089 on: September 19, 2022, 10:08:42 AM »
Mid 30's crisis set-up (let's go back to what used to work around early 00's)

Magenta 8-31.5-14wb (they had some other better looking graphics with the same shape but this time really wanted to give some love to Özdogan)
AF1 44
LoopHole 52mm (teardrop shape)
Jessup
Random hardware-mixed bearings

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32090 on: September 19, 2022, 11:17:29 AM »
Weird question, but does Magenta not due a true 8.38 just that weird 8.4 shape?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32091 on: September 19, 2022, 03:57:02 PM »
Weird question, but does Magenta not due a true 8.38 just that weird 8.4 shape?

yep, some years ago they labeled them 8.4 (really similar to the AH's 8.4 i've had through the years) but what they're branding rn as 8.38 is definitely still in the 8.4 range but different shape than the DLX decks i've had in the past few years (either that or i had a misslabeled 8.38 magenta last time i got one).

Still great wood and i'm stoked to support euro companies with the right ethos (all their clothes are made in Europe as well)

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32092 on: September 19, 2022, 04:01:07 PM »
Is the super short length right? 31.7?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32093 on: September 19, 2022, 04:21:05 PM »
I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32094 on: September 19, 2022, 06:57:06 PM »
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Forgot to take a picture before I started the process of destroying this fine deck…

Quasi egg
Maglight 8.50”
55 mm F4 Classics
Swiss
Not Mob? (Had to throw a piece of generic grip on there cause I messed up my Mob cutting it with a dull razor blade. Tragic.)

I put some Riptides and flat top washers on the Tensors and they are more surfy.  I also think they ended up just looser in general.
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Two sets of Tensor mags in the last few setups... my madness has been so curious about these for some time now. As a heavier skater, I've heard all sorts of mixed reviews about how these do.

May have to bite the bullet and see for myself.
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There are 3 sets of Tensor ATGs in my previous setup pic. They're the hangers in the box (top left) and they all have bent axles. They skate like a dream, but yeah. Good luck!  :)

This is my first set.  Definitely grind as advertised.  Turning is also completely sufficient.  I fully expect to bend them since I do a lot of slappies and have been doing more slappy crooks specifically as of late.  We shall see. 

Worth checking out though for sure.  If an 8.75” comes out I might get another set for when my 159s are axled. 

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32095 on: September 20, 2022, 10:11:51 PM »




chocolate g30 shape (8.375 x 32)
thunder 148s
spitfire f4 54mm 99a
quantum science metallics

after skating 8.25 for 3-4 years i got a 8.375 x 32 deck (g30 crailtap shape) when i was gripping it i noticed it lacked concave compared to the deluxe boards I was skating mostly the last few years. was a bit hesitant skating it but it worked very well. I think im gonna stick to this size

Also i was gonna see how the 148s felt and they work just fine. I noticed my  kick and feel flips are easier to do. I also read and some other PALS have pointed on here how some pro's skate wide board with narrow trucks for this reason? anyways this set up works really well. loving the metallic bearings after having two bad exp with bones reds
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32096 on: September 20, 2022, 11:11:00 PM »
Left my board at the shop cause it was raining, came back today to pick it up and it was super warped. My fault for leaving it in a closet that traps a lot of heat. That meant new deck time :v




Black Label John Lucero "STREET THING" Full White Dip 9.88" x 32.25" 14.5"- 15" adjustable wheelbase
Independent x Toy Machine 159 Standards with stock bushings
NFG MFG 52D 60mm (marked as 60mm but they actually measure ~58mm)
Bones Super Reds Ceramics
Bones 1/8" riser pads
Independent x Slayer 1" hardware
Jessup Ultra

Second Street Thing deck this year. I rode the previous one with 169s and 161s, and 159s feel way better with this board so far. Back truck looks crooked because I'm still breaking in the bushings.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32097 on: September 21, 2022, 10:12:37 PM »

8.25 Quasi
Thunder 148 heavies
54mm Dragons
Bones swiss
Bones hard bushings

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32098 on: September 22, 2022, 02:13:58 PM »
chefs kiss

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #32099 on: September 23, 2022, 10:44:46 AM »
April 8.0
Thunder lights 147
Bones Swiss 6
Spitfire F4 99a Classic 53mm


Have a pair of Ricta cored clouds 86A 54mm and Bronson G3 for cruising around on shitty Ottawa pavement