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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31410 on: June 09, 2022, 09:12:49 PM »
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Seeing 8 set-ups on here always makes me happy and nostalgic, especially if theyre paired with venture los!

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Right there with you man. Had a Girl 8" on venture lows not too long ago just for nostalgias sake. Then the madness struck and I was on another setup shortly after.

A small part of me still wishes I could get an 8" Think deck. Red with the flame font. With venture lows, pig wheels, and lucky bearings. That was my favorite and most sentimental setup from that time period.

my most sentimental setup was Think Wade Speyer checkered flame deck frm 1995 with Venture 5.0, Channel One wheels and NMB bearings..the other would be a 1991 SCS Tom Knox cop killer deck.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31411 on: June 09, 2022, 11:17:17 PM »
Correct. All are 8.25. The irony is that the Polar deck is suppose to have 14.125 WB, but actually has larger wheelbase then both the Alltimers & Passport, which has 14.25.

Ah, cool. My Pass~Port is listed as a 8.0, but it feels more like an 8.125 underfoot.

Guess BBS measurements are all over the place?
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31412 on: June 10, 2022, 06:43:44 AM »
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@iw0 99a boardycakes are stickier than f4 in 99a
same deal with these vs 97a f4s
the butterballs will slide with a little more effort/speed
i have accepted that nothing slides like f4
but spitfire doesnt make a readily available f4 thats sub 50mm
boardycakes fills this niche so well that its hard to complain
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Wouldn't just buying f4 classics in 50mm and wearing them down be ideal? In my experience, narrower f4s wear down pretty quick in 99s.
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never owned classics but maybe
the idea of wearing down wheels gives me ptsd after the last set
thought it would be genius to take 58mm radial fulls down to 50
admittedly i just dont have the patience these days
want em small right away
That's fair. For what it's worth, the narrower f4s wear down in a much more manageable time. I try to think of it as you get a broken in wheel in your size when you size up where as if you buy your size, youre skating off borrowed time in terms of your ideal measurement haha.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31413 on: June 10, 2022, 06:58:12 AM »
@hobochimp thanks man, ive had a clanger or two
but i cleaned up my act, pun intended. glad you like em
its super snappy off of the few flatground tricks i threw down
easily the closest feeling i can get to venture lows on an 8.75

@iw0 99a boardycakes are stickier than f4 in 99a
same deal with these vs 97a f4s
the butterballs will slide with a little more effort/speed
i have accepted that nothing slides like f4
but spitfire doesnt make a readily available f4 thats sub 50mm
boardycakes fills this niche so well that its hard to complain
Don't the "Lil Smokies" run 50/sub 50mm? Or am I trippin?
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31414 on: June 10, 2022, 07:35:56 AM »
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@hobochimp thanks man, ive had a clanger or two
but i cleaned up my act, pun intended. glad you like em
its super snappy off of the few flatground tricks i threw down
easily the closest feeling i can get to venture lows on an 8.75

@iw0 99a boardycakes are stickier than f4 in 99a
same deal with these vs 97a f4s
the butterballs will slide with a little more effort/speed
i have accepted that nothing slides like f4
but spitfire doesnt make a readily available f4 thats sub 50mm
boardycakes fills this niche so well that its hard to complain
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Don't the "Lil Smokies" run 50/sub 50mm? Or am I trippin?
they do, but they are extremely hard to find now, as well as the 50mm classic F4s

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31415 on: June 10, 2022, 11:02:05 AM »
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@hobochimp thanks man, ive had a clanger or two
but i cleaned up my act, pun intended. glad you like em
its super snappy off of the few flatground tricks i threw down
easily the closest feeling i can get to venture lows on an 8.75

@iw0 99a boardycakes are stickier than f4 in 99a
same deal with these vs 97a f4s
the butterballs will slide with a little more effort/speed
i have accepted that nothing slides like f4
but spitfire doesnt make a readily available f4 thats sub 50mm
boardycakes fills this niche so well that its hard to complain
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Don't the "Lil Smokies" run 50/sub 50mm? Or am I trippin?
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they do, but they are extremely hard to find now, as well as the 50mm classic F4s

Yes I have a set of 48mm Lil Smokies on ice. Will be a step up for me as my current Bones 100s are smaller  ;D
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31416 on: June 10, 2022, 12:51:56 PM »


Chocolate G052 (8.12 - 8.25 x 31.875 & 14 wb)
Indy Titanium 144
Indy blue aftermarkets (top bushing cut in half)
Magenta Bolts
Modus Blue Bearings
Spitfire Conicals 52mm
Jessup
Spraypaint because I didn't vibed with the graphic

First sesh today


Coming from a Darkroom BBS Deck, this Chocolate takes a bit getting used to for me. The 14 wb is sick but the taper is a bit funky. This deck feels hella stiff and crispy. Not sure if I will get another one in the future but so far it is fine. Next on the list is a Magenta 8.25
Any recommendations for a BBS 8.25 with a 14 wb?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31417 on: June 10, 2022, 01:21:55 PM »
April and Primitive do 8.25 with 14, but not many other BBS brands do. Limousines and some Hockey/FA are 14.1.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31418 on: June 10, 2022, 02:45:22 PM »

pennswood whitewash 8.75/31.75/14wb
venture 6.1 hollow thanks for the plates @Ronnie Rodriguez
boardycakes butterball jr 43mm 97a
quantum atoms
bronze
jessup

might do a sticker job, have to sort thru my stack

lovely setup @off
you're still in nyc, right? how are the 48mm boardycakes holding up in the more rugged streets?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31419 on: June 10, 2022, 04:38:41 PM »
Correct. All are 8.25. The irony is that the Polar deck is suppose to have 14.125 WB, but actually has larger wheelbase then both the Alltimers & Passport, which has 14.25.

Polar consistently misrepresenting the wheelbase baffles me.
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31420 on: June 10, 2022, 05:32:42 PM »
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pennswood whitewash 8.75/31.75/14wb
venture 6.1 hollow thanks for the plates @Ronnie Rodriguez
boardycakes butterball jr 43mm 97a
quantum atoms
bronze
jessup

might do a sticker job, have to sort thru my stack
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lovely setup @off
you're still in nyc, right? how are the 48mm boardycakes holding up in the more rugged streets?
thank for the setup love
im still in ny, and honestly the fresh ceramic bearings are helping
i dont skate anything gall level crusty, not my style but
@43mm i do have to be cautious with what i try and roll over
sidewalk cracks havent been much of a problem
shitty streets require dedicated pushes and balance
main worries are sticks, stones, and inebriated skating
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31421 on: June 11, 2022, 01:35:29 AM »
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Correct. All are 8.25. The irony is that the Polar deck is suppose to have 14.125 WB, but actually has larger wheelbase then both the Alltimers & Passport, which has 14.25.
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Polar consistently misrepresenting the wheelbase baffles me.

Yeah. Maybe its time to send them an email and get some freebies

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31422 on: June 11, 2022, 02:18:21 AM »






Sour Solution 8.25 x 31.88 14.2wb s1
Old thunder 149s
Old 54mm Spitfire Lance Mountain F1 streetburners
Bones Swiss that have been rusted out and rebuilt twice
Jessup

Got gifted a really cool set of trucks so I set this up to try them out. They've got the made in the USA stamp and 6 hole plates, any thundie boi historians out there that can ID/date them? They're in basically new shape so I'm assuming the bushings and hardware are original. Gonna run to McDonald's for breakfast in a minute and see how they do.


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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31423 on: June 11, 2022, 03:39:16 AM »
Really want a Sour deck. What's the wood like ?
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31424 on: June 11, 2022, 07:22:43 AM »
8.25 This Shop Deck 14 WB
53mm OG Classics F4
Jessup
Shake Junt Hardware
Some leftover Speedball bearings from an old cruiser board
Ace AF1 44s
Blazer Mids

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31425 on: June 11, 2022, 10:14:50 PM »


Anti hero 8.75 with 14.25 wheelbase 31.75 length - this board is kinda insane. The nose and tails feel like little stubs. Its good if you like wider boards but still like doing flip tricks. This is perfect for that.
Ace af1 60 8.75 trucks
Spitfire 58mm radial full kaders
Bones reds bearings

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31426 on: June 11, 2022, 11:30:04 PM »
OK, I was in a hurry and I forgot to take a pic, but I just found an oooooold setup of mine from when I was a kid and its HILARIOUS. This is like a meme or something. I could see Gifted Hater building and skating this as a joke.

Deck: 7.5" CCS - Blank (Black)
Trucks: Phantom II Trucks - Black (oh yeah baby)
Risers: It looked like a double stack with a soft pad/hard riser combo? It had some sort of spooky/edgy words on it, so maybe it was Phantom branded. For some reason I recall them being built into the truck (see: glued on to it as factory default)... but I can't find any evidence of that online.
Wheels: 40mm(?) CCS - generic blank Black wheels... like barely bigger than the bearings.

...and of course the logical allocation of budget went to

Bearings: Bones Swiss

Gotta love how kids think. Get some awful deck and wheels, so you can get some sick bearings. And then my dumbass at the time didn't even know you could take bearings out of wheels, so they only got used until that board was unusable. Which actually was a decent amount of time since as a kid, gotta make things last as long as possible. That meant until the tail razor tailed... then I would use the board the other way until the nose razor tailed.

I remember I would always ride really tight trucks and tic-tac instead of lean (probably from always skating such awful trucks that couldn't turn anyways).

I was in a hurry but I took the wheels and bearings off the board so I could salvage the Bones Swiss (it looked like they still rolled well despite sitting in a basement for so long). I will have to take a picture of these wheels before I take the bearings out. They are so small, I don't know how these things could even roll over sidewalk cracks.

I'm not sure what's the funniest part. The phantom trucks? The small wheel size + tall riser combo? The budget build with Bones Swiss (its like a sleeper car as they call it in street racing LOL)?

I will say though, the aesthetic was ON POINT. Black on black on black on black with some red and black hardware. Good job little me.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31427 on: June 12, 2022, 02:10:56 AM »

Anti hero 8.75 with 14.25 wheelbase 31.75 length - this board is kinda insane. The nose and tails feel like little stubs. Its good if you like wider boards but still like doing flip tricks. This is perfect for that.
Ace af1 60 8.75 trucks
Spitfire 58mm radial full kaders
Bones reds bearings


Interesting you say that about the kicks, because I was thinking those dimensions were pretty short and in bigger (wider) boards I usually anticipate longer kicks as well as longer wheelbase and overall length, or I go more for longer boards, eg when I skated the black eagle, 8.12 x 32 with 14.25 wb, the kicks were excellent on that.

The 8.5 with 14.0 wb in that same series is the same length, so I would have thought that board should have been 32 for comparison with the 14.25 wb.

I also wonder if the bigger wheels make it feel more stubby too, but on Ace trucks, they should sit in that tiny bit more.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31428 on: June 12, 2022, 06:28:36 AM »


Anti hero 8.75 with 14.25 wheelbase 31.75 length - this board is kinda insane. The nose and tails feel like little stubs. Its good if you like wider boards but still like doing flip tricks. This is perfect for that.
Ace af1 60 8.75 trucks
Spitfire 58mm radial full kaders
Bones reds bearings

Man this exact board is the next one Im setting up. Now you got me paranoid haha. Im not a huge fan of super short tails. Im in the middle of a love affair with 8.75 with 14.25 or less wheelbases. The creature stumps has been my favorite. Gonna start looking for the AWS 8.75 I think they are 32+ with a 14.25 wb. Which I think is gonna be the one I stick with. But idk. Im rambling.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31429 on: June 12, 2022, 06:36:35 AM »
8.25 This Shop Deck 14 WB
53mm OG Classics F4
Jessup
Shake Junt Hardware
Some leftover Speedball bearings from an old cruiser board
Ace AF1 44s
Blazer Mids


Sick setup, sick graphic

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31430 on: June 12, 2022, 09:09:11 AM »
My wife got sent the wrong deck in an order, so I ended up with a free Welcome I wasn't planning on.  Tossed on some spare parts I had lying around, et voila

Welcome Nora 8.6
AF1 55s
OJ wheels
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31431 on: June 12, 2022, 09:56:23 AM »


Anti hero 8.75 with 14.25 wheelbase 31.75 length - this board is kinda insane. The nose and tails feel like little stubs. Its good if you like wider boards but still like doing flip tricks. This is perfect for that.
Ace af1 60 8.75 trucks
Spitfire 58mm radial full kaders
Bones reds bearings

Perfection.

How's the wheelbite?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31432 on: June 12, 2022, 01:18:38 PM »


8.38 Hockey AA
5.8 Venture w/ 97du supercush bushings
54mm Spitfire Conical Full
Bones Big Balls
Bronze Hardware
Pepper Grip

Vans Crockett Hi
flat spotted 3 times in 2 weeks, other than that awesome wheels

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31433 on: June 14, 2022, 12:14:05 AM »
Sorry I've been sleeping on the thread but I gotta say I love this setup!! 
I'm straight up addicted to the Couch shape, have had 4 in a row now...my only complaint is that they need more graphics available but we'll done on this setup!



I was dreading this day but it had to come eventually and it was time to rip the bandaid off.  After seven lovely months on my 169s its about time to start breaking in a new set of trucks.

Chocolate couch
Indy Hollow 159s
55mm F4 classics
Swiss
Mob
hardware
Last Resort VM001 canvas highs

Shoutout to @Ronnie Rodriguez for the broken-in Indy bushings

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31434 on: June 14, 2022, 04:02:51 AM »

Limosine 8.38
Ace 44s
F4 OG Classics
Reds
Mob
Skate Half Cabs

Skated it for an hour last night. Shape is very nice.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31435 on: June 14, 2022, 06:45:47 AM »
My wife got sent the wrong deck in an order, so I ended up with a free Welcome I wasn't planning on.  Tossed on some spare parts I had lying around, et voila

Welcome Nora 8.6
AF1 55s
OJ wheels
Raws



Zumiez order?

I've gotten the wrong stuff from zumiez before and offered to take it back to the store, and they've just be like, nah keep it. One time I told them that my order hand been clearly opened gone thru and lazily repackaged, which wasn't their fault, but I thought they'd have have a line to complain to UPS cause all my shit was being opened at the time. They apologized and resent the same order.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31436 on: June 14, 2022, 06:54:04 AM »
Heroin 9.25"x32.25"x14.25"
Ace Classic 66s
Bones Swiss
56mm Radial Fulls
Hella Tight
Mob

Short and Stubby, ready to roll



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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31437 on: June 14, 2022, 07:01:03 AM »


Same old shit: Indy 144, 54 Classic Fulls now 53, Quantum Atoms, Pepper Grip that has glitter in it. Oh the deck is Sci Fi Fantasy 8.38. Unfortunately this one is on the steeper side which is a bummer for my flip tricks so far.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31438 on: June 14, 2022, 07:52:24 AM »
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My wife got sent the wrong deck in an order, so I ended up with a free Welcome I wasn't planning on.  Tossed on some spare parts I had lying around, et voila

Welcome Nora 8.6
AF1 55s
OJ wheels
Raws


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Zumiez order?

I've gotten the wrong stuff from zumiez before and offered to take it back to the store, and they've just be like, nah keep it. One time I told them that my order hand been clearly opened gone thru and lazily repackaged, which wasn't their fault, but I thought they'd have have a line to complain to UPS cause all my shit was being opened at the time. They apologized and resent the same order.

Nah, I forget the shop name now but it was a smaller place.  She was after a different Nora deck so the mix up is easy to understand.  Apparently they just said "ah shit sorry, we'll ship out a new one, keep both".

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #31439 on: June 14, 2022, 08:53:40 PM »
Really want a Sour deck. What's the wood like ?

Good. It's snappy and durable. I like the HLC molds a lot although I waffle a bit on the "epoxy vs glue" thing (both have pros and cons). Honestly if the sour s1 was like 31.5ish length I'd probably skate these all the time.

Also whoever posted about the phantom 2 risers... They were foam and glued on to the baseplate. I soaked mine in lighter fluid and burned them off and my board stunk for months when I was a kid. There's a skull cutout in the foam as well IIRC.