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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4680 on: February 24, 2024, 10:06:29 PM »
Do all twin tails feel short and stubby or is it just me? Road the crail and the ishod, hated them. But I feel like thereís gotta be one out there that works
Which Crail? I skated the G069 and loved it.
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forgive me if i somehow missed it, but could someone help me with just how flat the flat as fuck decks really are?
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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4681 on: February 24, 2024, 10:22:45 PM »
Which shoes now days have the best look to reminisce of all black with white laces 90-92 big pants small wheels shoes style ?

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4682 on: February 25, 2024, 06:22:40 AM »
All black half-cabs.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4683 on: February 25, 2024, 07:54:31 AM »
Is there anyway to make a board slide like a slick, like applying lacquer to the nose and tail or something? I know wax will get the job done but Iím just curious

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4684 on: February 25, 2024, 08:14:29 AM »
Is there anyway to make a board slide like a slick, like applying lacquer to the nose and tail or something? I know wax will get the job done but Iím just curious

Thereís always the old Z-Skinz ďstick onĒ slick.  Oddly, they still have some available at good olí reliable Skull Skates.

http://www.skullskates.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/10/products_id/1939

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4685 on: February 25, 2024, 08:35:10 AM »
Which shoes now days have the best look to reminisce of all black with white laces 90-92 big pants small wheels shoes style ?

Black Chukka boots. Period correct even.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4686 on: February 25, 2024, 11:52:09 AM »
Is there anyway to make a board slide like a slick, like applying lacquer to the nose and tail or something? I know wax will get the job done but Iím just curious

Slizza slick tape
https://www.instagram.com/slizzaslicktape?igsh=czltdnpqMGJhbW1x


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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4687 on: February 25, 2024, 12:24:27 PM »
Flashback with that stick on slick - anyone tried it recently? Waaaay back that shit would slide for a day or so and then peel up.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4688 on: February 25, 2024, 01:12:07 PM »
Flashback with that stick on slick - anyone tried it recently? Waaaay back that shit would slide for a day or so and then peel up.

Sounds pretty close to real slicks then. Theyíd last about 2 days then go through and start flapping until it got pulled off out of anger.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4689 on: February 25, 2024, 04:37:52 PM »
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Is there anyway to make a board slide like a slick, like applying lacquer to the nose and tail or something? I know wax will get the job done but Iím just curious
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Thereís always the old Z-Skinz ďstick onĒ slick.  Oddly, they still have some available at good olí reliable Skull Skates.

http://www.skullskates.com/catalog/product_info.php/manufacturers_id/10/products_id/1939



I tried that a few times back in 1990 or so and it worked to a point, but we only really put it on the end of the tail to make it last longer, as well as slide.

Young and impressionable...



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Flashback with that stick on slick - anyone tried it recently? Waaaay back that shit would slide for a day or so and then peel up.
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Sounds pretty close to real slicks then. Theyíd last about 2 days then go through and start flapping until it got pulled off out of anger.


That was always the white backing stuff wasn't it?

I remember desperately trying to stick it back down if it came off too quickly, but then once it all came off, the board would be so sticky underneath as well.


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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10157687267001187&set=p.10157687267001187&type=3



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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4690 on: February 26, 2024, 06:40:03 PM »
Got some bone Swiss for the first time ever, gamechanger. Iím about 6 months in and one of my wheels seized up. Cleaned my bearing with isopropyl alcohol and now three out of four are seizing up. I didnít have speed cream or anything to put in em. Are they just fucked now or does this happen after cleaning them without using lube?

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4691 on: February 26, 2024, 08:17:16 PM »
Got some bone Swiss for the first time ever, gamechanger. Iím about 6 months in and one of my wheels seized up. Cleaned my bearing with isopropyl alcohol and now three out of four are seizing up. I didnít have speed cream or anything to put in em. Are they just fucked now or does this happen after cleaning them without using lube?
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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4692 on: February 26, 2024, 09:38:59 PM »
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Got some bone Swiss for the first time ever, gamechanger. Iím about 6 months in and one of my wheels seized up. Cleaned my bearing with isopropyl alcohol and now three out of four are seizing up. I didnít have speed cream or anything to put in em. Are they just fucked now or does this happen after cleaning them without using lube?
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Shields off WD40 but like a drop of

No, WD40 is not a good lubricant and does more damage in the long run. Use a drop of Speed Cream, sewing machine oil or motor oilÖ.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4693 on: February 26, 2024, 09:51:00 PM »
oh here we go......this actually deserves a thread......


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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4694 on: February 27, 2024, 01:39:02 AM »
Using WD-40 is as smart as kicking your own balls
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forgive me if i somehow missed it, but could someone help me with just how flat the flat as fuck decks really are?
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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4695 on: February 27, 2024, 06:07:30 AM »
Maybe I'm crazy here, but does anyone else ever feel like when you go to set up for a trick on a deck with steeper kicks, it slows you down more than setting up on a mellow deck?  Especially nollie and fakie.  I don't know, maybe this is in my head, but I really feel like I lose more speed on steeper shapes. 

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4696 on: February 27, 2024, 09:28:26 AM »
Which shoes now days have the best look to reminisce of all black with white laces 90-92 big pants small wheels shoes style ?
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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4697 on: February 27, 2024, 03:48:14 PM »
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Flashback with that stick on slick - anyone tried it recently? Waaaay back that shit would slide for a day or so and then peel up.
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Sounds pretty close to real slicks then. They’d last about 2 days then go through and start flapping until it got pulled off out of anger.

Ridden a few REAL slicks and never had an issue with them peeling up at all (all within the last few years tho). NHS slicks are still the best as they actually feel like they make a significant difference compared to the DLX ones, heavy tho.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4698 on: February 27, 2024, 04:10:11 PM »
Got some bone Swiss for the first time ever, gamechanger. Iím about 6 months in and one of my wheels seized up. Cleaned my bearing with isopropyl alcohol and now three out of four are seizing up. I didnít have speed cream or anything to put in em. Are they just fucked now or does this happen after cleaning them without using lube?


Sometimes cleaning them doesn't get everything out, or can remove the good stuff that keeps them rolling.

Quite simply there are options, but lube is 100% required, be it liquid as people have said, or dry grphite powder, but the two do not mix at all either.

WD40 is a cleaning agent too, so although it might work short term, it doesn't work long term for bearings.  It does smell nice though.

I think people often can get confused about some things and what works or doesn't work, or even the fact that cleaning bearings will bring them back to rolling like new, but more often than not it can cause other issues, eg things not put back together correctly in some cases, damaged parts getting them apart and back together.


More than anything, if they have seized up and are not rolling, using something on them to get them rolling again (not just lube) is the main thing, so WD40 does help in that regard, but you can't just drop lube straight in them after that either, as the two work against each other.



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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4699 on: February 27, 2024, 04:57:17 PM »
Wanted to update. Had a chance for a quick post work sesh today and after I rode em around for a few minutes they loosened up and are now spinning great.

Still gonna grab some lube for em tomorrow just so I can keep Ďem going as long as possible

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4700 on: February 27, 2024, 07:03:29 PM »
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Flashback with that stick on slick - anyone tried it recently? Waaaay back that shit would slide for a day or so and then peel up.
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Sounds pretty close to real slicks then. Theyíd last about 2 days then go through and start flapping until it got pulled off out of anger.
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Ridden a few REAL slicks and never had an issue with them peeling up at all (all within the last few years tho). NHS slicks are still the best as they actually feel like they make a significant difference compared to the DLX ones, heavy tho.

*when I said real I meant as in not stick on NOT from Real. Sorry for the misunderstanding.

Iíve only had 2 slicks(2nd was an accident since I didnít know) had an Underworld Element Stranger slick that I blew through the slick on the nose/tail/mid within 2 days and it was flapping around so off it came. Last one was a friends company that I wanted to support and liked the shape so didnít know it was a slick until I got it from him. A few board slides and it cut through in a few spots so I gave it to a friend for an art project. Both were the white epoxy stuff thatís about 1/16Ē.

@Mbrimson88 yeah it looked like the stuff you posted in that everslick picture. When I ripped it off it left a huge mess. Donít recall it being overly sticky but got a new deck a couple days later so canít say I recall that well.

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Re: questions that don't deserve their own thread
« Reply #4701 on: February 27, 2024, 10:30:49 PM »
I always wondered but when I saw that Indy timeline thing is it me or do theeves look basically like a copycat stage 7??





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