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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #360 on: April 01, 2021, 04:56:26 PM »
Whatre the rear bolts? Any different?  Now Im curious between the 1991 JR and that 9 surf shape.


Looking like the 91 and 92 and Dane 1 will be gone soon. In favor of these new surfs, the Dane 1 jr and the 1991 jr.



I would guess catering shapes and sizes to their risers. Not many on the big shapes anymore. Which is cool.

It tapers from 8 and 5/16 at rearmost bolts to 8.5 at the inner rear bolts. About 8.375 in the middle of the bolts. 

If they do away with the Dane shape Ill be sad. Super fun shape. Id try a Dane JR though.
 
I never got a chance to try the 1991 or 1992 but Id like to so I hope they put more of those out as well.
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #361 on: April 02, 2021, 12:35:00 PM »
I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on


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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #362 on: April 02, 2021, 12:51:37 PM »
I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on



I've never been tempted by this shape until this picture but for some reason I am really tempted by it. How does the squareness of the tail feel compared to a more classic full tail like an FA/quasi or even a classic popsicle?

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #363 on: April 02, 2021, 08:32:38 PM »
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I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on


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I've never been tempted by this shape until this picture but for some reason I am really tempted by it. How does the squareness of the tail feel compared to a more classic full tail like an FA/quasi or even a classic popsicle?

It's definitely different than your traditional popsicle but the tail is not too far off from an 8.5 hockey/quasi shape.  Also, I'm not out here doing tre flips or technical stuff where a square tail may be more difficult

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #364 on: April 04, 2021, 07:49:20 AM »
The 8.75 Polars specs look perfect to me, are they pretty constant or am I going to love it and then never be able to get another?


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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #365 on: April 04, 2021, 08:14:48 AM »
The 8.75 Polars specs look perfect to me, are they pretty constant or am I going to love it and then never be able to get another?


theres been one in every drop as far as i can remember

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #366 on: April 04, 2021, 08:58:23 AM »
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theres been one in every drop as far as i can remember

that's what I want to hear!

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #367 on: April 05, 2021, 02:00:51 PM »
Are the larger/wider Polar decks true to length?

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #368 on: April 05, 2021, 05:05:11 PM »
Are the larger/wider Polar decks true to length?
I’ll check, just got my Boserio 1991 shape today. Rear back bolts taper down to just over 8.5” I was surprised that narrow.

Wheelbase was listed as 14.375” on sticker too but to me it was 14.5” dead on center of hole to center and the website lists it as 14.5”.. not sure what that’s about.

Yeah listed 32.25” and that’s accurate, tape straight across not tape down
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #369 on: April 05, 2021, 09:02:35 PM »
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Are the larger/wider Polar decks true to length?
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Ill check, just got my Boserio 1991 shape today. Rear back bolts taper down to just over 8.5 I was surprised that narrow.

Wheelbase was listed as 14.375 on sticker too but to me it was 14.5 dead on center of hole to center and the website lists it as 14.5.. not sure what thats about.

Yeah listed 32.25 and thats accurate, tape straight across not tape down

Thanks, gnar'd

Putting together and 8.75 ish curb crusher and was eyeing the polar with the wheel wells but was hoping they, like Quasi, measure shorter IRL.

My last polar was off on WB as well (listed as 14.12, came in at 14.3).

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #370 on: April 05, 2021, 09:24:21 PM »
Coming from a 7.75 it's a big change and I'm trying to get used to flip this board but I really love this shape. I'd love to try a Dane Jr tho.


Polar Abuse Of Power 8.75x 31.5 Surf shape
Indy S11 Forged Hollow 149
Spitfire F4 54mm Conical full 101a
Bones Reds
Diamond Koston Hardware
Jessup griptape



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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #371 on: April 06, 2021, 09:52:13 PM »
Coming from a 7.75 it's a big change and I'm trying to get used to flip this board but I really love this shape. I'd love to try a Dane Jr tho.


Polar Abuse Of Power 8.75x 31.5 Surf shape
Indy S11 Forged Hollow 149
Spitfire F4 54mm Conical full 101a
Bones Reds
Diamond Koston Hardware
MessedupJessup griptape (just fucking with you...but really that touches my ocd in the wrong place)




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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #372 on: April 07, 2021, 12:46:56 PM »
anyone riding the P9 Shin shape?  can I use 8.25 trucks on it?

The P9 is bomb

I rode standard thunder 149s on it

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #373 on: April 07, 2021, 12:58:43 PM »
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anyone riding the P9 Shin shape?  can I use 8.25 trucks on it?
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The P9 is bomb

I rode standard thunder 149s on it
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do you know how wide the area over the back truck is?

or is there a website with this info

If memory serves...

Its 8.25

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #374 on: April 07, 2021, 01:02:11 PM »
Anyone out there skate the polar popsicle shape with wheel wells on street? Any noticeable difference with the wheel wells - locking in on grinds, etc.?
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #375 on: April 07, 2021, 05:38:04 PM »
Anyone out there skate the polar popsicle shape with wheel wells on street? Any noticeable different with the wheel wells - locking in on grinds, etc.?

If the wheels fit into the wheel wells then you have an extra mm or two of truck movement before you get wheelbite, so can turn deeper or ride looser trucks or bigger wheels without issue.

Apart from that, it wouldn't matter what the shape or what you are riding, this will still be the case, but some trucks will be different in where the wheels hit the deck, as well as how wide the trucks are to where the wheels touch, eg magic carpet ride will have less if they don't really touch the wheel wells.

It is an interesting concept and one that other companies have used a lot over the years too.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #376 on: April 07, 2021, 06:47:10 PM »
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Coming from a 7.75 it's a big change and I'm trying to get used to flip this board but I really love this shape. I'd love to try a Dane Jr tho.


Polar Abuse Of Power 8.75x 31.5 Surf shape
Indy S11 Forged Hollow 149
Spitfire F4 54mm Conical full 101a
Bones Reds
Diamond Koston Hardware
MessedupJessup griptape (just fucking with you...but really that touches my ocd in the wrong place)



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Hahaha I really suck at gripping boards. Believe me, when I saw it done I pushed myself to try to ignore it.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #377 on: April 09, 2021, 04:27:33 PM »
I'm going to be severely bummed if this is the last run of 1991s I can get my hands on



this convinced me to get this board over a surf shape for my new cruiser, such a beautiful graphic

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #378 on: May 01, 2021, 05:52:34 PM »


Setup my first Polar surf shape today. Here's my setup:
  • OJ super juice mini's - 55MM
  • Bones Reds
  • Indy 149s - in this photo i have the ACE 55's on the interior for reference. They were too large IMO, so I swapped them out for a pair of smaller indy's i had on a smaller board.
  • Indy hardware
  • Jessup grip

All in all i'm stoked on the shape. If anyone needs Ace 55s HMU. Never traded/sold on SLAP so point me in the right direction if there is a dedicated spot.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #379 on: May 13, 2021, 05:02:10 PM »
Currently skating the 8.5" pop and the WB is definitely 14.375" and not the advertised 14.5". I'm totally fine with it, but is this the case for all of their 8.5" pops? Someone mentioned getting one like this several pages back but otherwise I didn't see any other mention of it in this thread.
I know we aren't madness shaming in the gear section, come on were better than this.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #380 on: May 13, 2021, 05:14:56 PM »
Currently skating the 8.5" pop and the WB is definitely 14.375" and not the advertised 14.5". I'm totally fine with it, but is this the case for all of their 8.5" pops? Someone mentioned getting one like this several pages back but otherwise I didn't see any other mention of it in this thread.

All my Polar 8.5s have been 14.5
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #381 on: May 13, 2021, 06:00:28 PM »
This thread made me want an arigato but theyre out of stock  everywhere I look.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #382 on: May 14, 2021, 10:14:43 AM »
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Currently skating the 8.5" pop and the WB is definitely 14.375" and not the advertised 14.5". I'm totally fine with it, but is this the case for all of their 8.5" pops? Someone mentioned getting one like this several pages back but otherwise I didn't see any other mention of it in this thread.
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All my Polar 8.5s have been 14.5

Interesting, good to know. The whole thing made me curious so I measured the board and it is measures 8.375" x 32" with a 14.375" WB. I don't think that is even a size they normally do.

Still, I can't complain because I am loving how it skates.
I know we aren't madness shaming in the gear section, come on were better than this.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #383 on: May 14, 2021, 11:42:54 AM »


First time quiver owner. Back to back p2 boards. First time on a p9 but love the shape so far. Have a dane1 on deck as well. Excited for these next few months.
flat spotted 3 times in 2 weeks, other than that awesome wheels