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Re: 8”s grrreat
« Reply #150 on: January 31, 2023, 12:43:29 PM »
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I ended up going up to the AntiHero 8.4 for awhile but now it’s starting to seem a bit oversized. Matched it up to some 8.25 ( which is my typical size) and the difference is barely noticeable. Any tapered shape 8.125 always looks to small but I did stand on a Habitat 8.125 that I think I like. Would the blunt shape of the Habitat make a difference or is this an optical illusion I’m going to end up regretting?
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For transition it doesn't work for me that well, but habitat 8.125 is so nice for trying to relearn flip tricks.  I do tend to think their 8s feel bigger (still normal 14.25 wheelbase, but more room on the nose).  Most other 8s I can barely stand on, but Habitat or AWS while still feeling small I can do small quarters or whatever in addition to flat ground/curbs.   Still prefer bigger for general skating but 8 is perfect size to flip board IMO (that said, may be because I learned flip tricks originally on an 8 inch alien back in the day).   I have an 8.125 Habitat yellow logo board and 8 white logo and both feel roomy for size.
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Thanks for the reply on this. I’m still on the fence. The 14 wheelbase tends to feel a bit cramped for me. I’m only 5’10” with a 30” inseam so 14 would be ideal if it wasn’t for the size 11 shoes :D 14.125 wheelbase is doable for some reason though.
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I've seen 8 inch habitats with 14 wheelbase but not as much recently.  All the ones ive gotten recently Habitat or Alien are 14.25.  Their (alien/habitat direct websites) generally has reliable measurements for the current decks.  Just a little roomier with the big nose.  That said for general transition I'm on the 8.75 alien still (also 14.25 wheelbase but thing is huge length wise), but the 8 inch feels normal size.  I have an Alien 7.8 that honestly feels roomy in the nose as well- if you compare to a normal size BBS like Magenta at same size, it feels huge.  That said- they are not "flat" as someone mentioned above IMO (obviously a subjective term) that some other 90s legacy brands are making.  They are medium, BBS, with larger nose.  I like that their wheelbase is pretty predictable across sizes.
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I'm currently riding a Polar 8.5x32.125, been riding the deluxe 8.5x31.8 boards before but I think I like the added length on the Polar more. Been thinking of switching to an 8.0/8.125 but noticed that the lengths are pretty short (usually around 31.5-31.75). Is the shortened length an issue for any of you? Is a longer length on a thinner board a bad combo?
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One of the reasons why I started skating 8"s more regularly is because I found that the shortened length made a huge difference for me and my short legs. IMO board length is one of the probably the most important aspect of how a deck skates which never gets talked about.
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Right up there with WB (for obvious overall length reasons) for me. Anything between 31.75 and 31.875 is on point, 31.5 is much too short for me and I find my front foot always creeping up into the front pocket to widen my stance.
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Length is an underrated spec. My large window is 31-32”, but I probably prefer 31.25-31.5+…ish. I suck, and I’ll just adjust if I give a setup enough time.
I’m with many snakes, when I say 8, it’s really that 8s tend to be around 31.5, 14-14.25 wb. And hopefully flat.

I can do 31.9/32" but not with an 8<->8.25, feels weird, too long and skinny....even then at 8.3-8.5 I still prefer 31.875 ish.  That's why dlx/baker are not my go to for 8.25s.

The weirder thing is that 8" Thunders work for me better than 148/149, next to no wheelbite (stock bottom/NFG hard low top)..it has me questioning my truck collection :) hell everything since I usually skate 8.25+
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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #151 on: January 31, 2023, 06:02:26 PM »
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I ended up going up to the AntiHero 8.4 for awhile but now its starting to seem a bit oversized. Matched it up to some 8.25 ( which is my typical size) and the difference is barely noticeable. Any tapered shape 8.125 always looks to small but I did stand on a Habitat 8.125 that I think I like. Would the blunt shape of the Habitat make a difference or is this an optical illusion Im going to end up regretting?
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For transition it doesn't work for me that well, but habitat 8.125 is so nice for trying to relearn flip tricks.  I do tend to think their 8s feel bigger (still normal 14.25 wheelbase, but more room on the nose).  Most other 8s I can barely stand on, but Habitat or AWS while still feeling small I can do small quarters or whatever in addition to flat ground/curbs.   Still prefer bigger for general skating but 8 is perfect size to flip board IMO (that said, may be because I learned flip tricks originally on an 8 inch alien back in the day).   I have an 8.125 Habitat yellow logo board and 8 white logo and both feel roomy for size.
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Thanks for the reply on this. Im still on the fence. The 14 wheelbase tends to feel a bit cramped for me. Im only 510 with a 30 inseam so 14 would be ideal if it wasnt for the size 11 shoes :D 14.125 wheelbase is doable for some reason though.
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I've seen 8 inch habitats with 14 wheelbase but not as much recently.  All the ones ive gotten recently Habitat or Alien are 14.25.  Their (alien/habitat direct websites) generally has reliable measurements for the current decks.  Just a little roomier with the big nose.  That said for general transition I'm on the 8.75 alien still (also 14.25 wheelbase but thing is huge length wise), but the 8 inch feels normal size.  I have an Alien 7.8 that honestly feels roomy in the nose as well- if you compare to a normal size BBS like Magenta at same size, it feels huge.  That said- they are not "flat" as someone mentioned above IMO (obviously a subjective term) that some other 90s legacy brands are making.  They are medium, BBS, with larger nose.  I like that their wheelbase is pretty predictable across sizes.
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I'm currently riding a Polar 8.5x32.125, been riding the deluxe 8.5x31.8 boards before but I think I like the added length on the Polar more. Been thinking of switching to an 8.0/8.125 but noticed that the lengths are pretty short (usually around 31.5-31.75). Is the shortened length an issue for any of you? Is a longer length on a thinner board a bad combo?
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One of the reasons why I started skating 8"s more regularly is because I found that the shortened length made a huge difference for me and my short legs. IMO board length is one of the probably the most important aspect of how a deck skates which never gets talked about.
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Right up there with WB (for obvious overall length reasons) for me. Anything between 31.75 and 31.875 is on point, 31.5 is much too short for me and I find my front foot always creeping up into the front pocket to widen my stance.
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Length is an underrated spec. My large window is 31-32, but I probably prefer 31.25-31.5+ish. I suck, and Ill just adjust if I give a setup enough time.
Im with many snakes, when I say 8, its really that 8s tend to be around 31.5, 14-14.25 wb. And hopefully flat.
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I can do 31.9/32" but not with an 8<->8.25, feels weird, too long and skinny....even then at 8.3-8.5 I still prefer 31.875 ish.  That's why dlx/baker are not my go to for 8.25s.

The weirder thing is that 8" Thunders work for me better than 148/149, next to no wheelbite (stock bottom/NFG hard low top)..it has me questioning my truck collection :) hell everything since I usually skate 8.25+

I really really like 147s. I like thunders in general, but 147s are my favorite from that brand.
These days, for me, Im more into just riding whatever with whatever. 147s** on a 7.8? 8.25? Sure. As long as my feet hold up and I have a free moment Im kinda into whatever setup. I have absolutely given up tho.



** Im usually on venture los, but if Im not its 147s.

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #152 on: February 02, 2023, 04:53:55 AM »



I went with this Real Ishod. 8.12 with a 14 wheelbase. I was riding Indy last time I tried 14 wheelbase but now Im riding Thunder so I think it should work.

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #153 on: May 27, 2023, 11:34:31 AM »
I resetup a Real 8.06 with a 13.9" wb. It was from before the True Fit series. I loved this board on 5.2 Venture hi lights, but now I have 5.2 lows on it. Super mellow IV stamp, not full kicks.

I ordered a Mini Logo 8" after listening to some of the DOA podcast. I am excited to try it. Mellow, fuller kicks, and stoked to skate a blank hah.

I also have a 8" Baker B2. Skated it briefly but I'm not sure... Will have to revisit it later on.

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #154 on: May 27, 2023, 05:10:32 PM »
Got an 8.13 because it was on sale. Liked it enough to grab an 8 Element from another sale. Ive been riding 8.5 for a while, mainly cruising. Been in my own head for a year or two after breaking my elbow, but Im feeling confident again and want to get some tricks back.
I like the tip. The tip is all Ive ever known.

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #155 on: May 28, 2023, 07:35:02 AM »
I resetup a Real 8.06 with a 13.9" wb. It was from before the True Fit series. I loved this board on 5.2 Venture hi lights, but now I have 5.2 lows on it. Super mellow IV stamp, not full kicks.

I ordered a Mini Logo 8" after listening to some of the DOA podcast. I am excited to try it. Mellow, fuller kicks, and stoked to skate a blank hah.

I also have a 8" Baker B2. Skated it briefly but I'm not sure... Will have to revisit it later on.

im interested in the mini logo 8, feels fucked to type that out. i want a flat board, the flattest really.


@Richard Skidder that graphic is nice, and in a real too

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #156 on: May 28, 2023, 07:51:09 AM »
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I resetup a Real 8.06 with a 13.9" wb. It was from before the True Fit series. I loved this board on 5.2 Venture hi lights, but now I have 5.2 lows on it. Super mellow IV stamp, not full kicks.

I ordered a Mini Logo 8" after listening to some of the DOA podcast. I am excited to try it. Mellow, fuller kicks, and stoked to skate a blank hah.

I also have a 8" Baker B2. Skated it briefly but I'm not sure... Will have to revisit it later on.
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im interested in the mini logo 8, feels fucked to type that out. i want a flat board, the flattest really.


@Richard Skidder that graphic is nice, and in a real too

Thanks @ok  I enjoyed it quite a bit and wanted to skate it into nothingness but it warped pretty badly. That combined with bent axles on both trucks made it feel like being on a wavy train track when going straight. I rode it this way for a month!

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #157 on: May 28, 2023, 11:38:24 AM »
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I resetup a Real 8.06 with a 13.9" wb. It was from before the True Fit series. I loved this board on 5.2 Venture hi lights, but now I have 5.2 lows on it. Super mellow IV stamp, not full kicks.

I ordered a Mini Logo 8" after listening to some of the DOA podcast. I am excited to try it. Mellow, fuller kicks, and stoked to skate a blank hah.

I also have a 8" Baker B2. Skated it briefly but I'm not sure... Will have to revisit it later on.
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im interested in the mini logo 8, feels fucked to type that out. i want a flat board, the flattest really.


@Richard Skidder that graphic is nice, and in a real too
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Thanks @ok  I enjoyed it quite a bit and wanted to skate it into nothingness but it warped pretty badly. That combined with bent axles on both trucks made it feel like being on a wavy train track when going straight. I rode it this way for a month!

damn it. that sounds cursed as hell. you are ahreal one for legging it out for a month on that shit.

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #158 on: May 28, 2023, 12:11:39 PM »
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I resetup a Real 8.06 with a 13.9" wb. It was from before the True Fit series. I loved this board on 5.2 Venture hi lights, but now I have 5.2 lows on it. Super mellow IV stamp, not full kicks.

I ordered a Mini Logo 8" after listening to some of the DOA podcast. I am excited to try it. Mellow, fuller kicks, and stoked to skate a blank hah.

I also have a 8" Baker B2. Skated it briefly but I'm not sure... Will have to revisit it later on.
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im interested in the mini logo 8, feels fucked to type that out. i want a flat board, the flattest really.


@Richard Skidder that graphic is nice, and in a real too
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Thanks @ok  I enjoyed it quite a bit and wanted to skate it into nothingness but it warped pretty badly. That combined with bent axles on both trucks made it feel like being on a wavy train track when going straight. I rode it this way for a month!
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damn it. that sounds cursed as hell. you are ahreal one for legging it out for a month on that shit.

I feel like Ive been one to make excuses and mentally blame my gear even though I know better. Had to put in a solid effort and make it work. Will I be a better skater because of it? Nah, but I do feel less wasteful.

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Re: 8s grrreat
« Reply #159 on: May 28, 2023, 12:57:41 PM »
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I resetup a Real 8.06 with a 13.9" wb. It was from before the True Fit series. I loved this board on 5.2 Venture hi lights, but now I have 5.2 lows on it. Super mellow IV stamp, not full kicks.

I ordered a Mini Logo 8" after listening to some of the DOA podcast. I am excited to try it. Mellow, fuller kicks, and stoked to skate a blank hah.

I also have a 8" Baker B2. Skated it briefly but I'm not sure... Will have to revisit it later on.
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im interested in the mini logo 8, feels fucked to type that out. i want a flat board, the flattest really.


@Richard Skidder that graphic is nice, and in a real too
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Thanks @ok  I enjoyed it quite a bit and wanted to skate it into nothingness but it warped pretty badly. That combined with bent axles on both trucks made it feel like being on a wavy train track when going straight. I rode it this way for a month!
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damn it. that sounds cursed as hell. you are ahreal one for legging it out for a month on that shit.
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I feel like Ive been one to make excuses and mentally blame my gear even though I know better. Had to put in a solid effort and make it work. Will I be a better skater because of it? Nah, but I do feel less wasteful.

actually i think staying with just one does make me better. maybe. not necessarily more fun, but the consistency has to help