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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #510 on: November 03, 2021, 08:45:04 PM »
I see I see. Yeah I skated aces for about two years a while ago and was a big fan of how they felt. Thanks!

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #511 on: November 04, 2021, 07:26:05 AM »
Iím really curious to skate the AF1s. Iím not as sensitive as a lot of people here, so my hope is that they will skate imperceptibly different from the Classics, such that I wonít care if Ace stops making the Classics forever.

I know the pivot issue seems to bother a lot of people here, but I know a number of people skating AF1s in real life and none of them have had any problem. Meanwhile, my Classics had two kingpins bust loose from the baseplate and I eventually realized that the axles were completely bent, so despite what Slap says, itís sort of hard to imagine the AF1 having a worse QC problem than that.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #512 on: November 05, 2021, 10:51:10 PM »
Got my first p9 shape - iím excited to try it out. Only heard good things about it.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #513 on: November 06, 2021, 07:48:37 AM »
Got my first p9 shape - iím excited to try it out. Only heard good things about it.

Like every Polar Iíve ever owned, itís a great skateboard. Maybe Iíd be enjoying a similarly sized popsicle just as much, but itís fun to be on something different, especially as winter sets in and skating is reduced to slappys and manuals in parking garages.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #514 on: November 06, 2021, 03:02:05 PM »
What's the narrowest truck anyone here has ran on a Dane 1? Saw a guy with 149s and 60mm OG classics and it looked good. I've seen people do big 9" trucks and they always look too wide in the back to me.

I'd love to run my current 44 classics with 60s and a bunch of washers, but I kind of think it's going to be pushing it as far as magic carpet goes.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #515 on: November 06, 2021, 06:28:21 PM »
What's the narrowest truck anyone here has ran on a Dane 1? Saw a guy with 149s and 60mm OG classics and it looked good. I've seen people do big 9" trucks and they always look too wide in the back to me.

I'd love to run my current 44 classics with 60s and a bunch of washers, but I kind of think it's going to be pushing it as far as magic carpet goes.

Great question.
I feel like the move on shaped boards is to match the truck, with the deck width at the rear truck holes, and then just magic carpet the front. I remember the older shapes often times having concave primarily at the front, which helped increase turning leverage. Or something.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #516 on: November 10, 2021, 07:13:57 AM »
I guess many people have a preference, but I know a lot of people I skate with that ride the 80s / fish shaped / tapering boards will often have a bit of wheel sticking out at the back, with wheels often just on or not too far under at the front.

Many boards of about 9 to 9.5 at the widest point will taper down so much that something like Indy 169s almost feel too wide, so 159s fit a bit better, but 149s often feel too narrow unless on some fat (wide profile) wheels like 60mm Slimeballs.  I had just set up a board with 129s and Powell Mini Cubic wheels, as those things are so super wide and need a really narrow truck, but the board didn't feel that stable, when compared to other boards with wider trucks and normal wheels.

The widest point of the board still sits out past the truck or wheel line so you are not likely to catch a toe on a rear wheel or axle, but for those who are not a fan of seeing wheels at all, riding more narrow trucks does have some tippiness but might be a safer option.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #517 on: November 12, 2021, 02:25:01 PM »
New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #518 on: November 12, 2021, 05:13:17 PM »
New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.

Meaning a lot of summer closeout decks on Black Friday sale

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #519 on: November 12, 2021, 06:53:49 PM »
Thanks for the responses!  I havenít skated Indys in a while and Iím debating 159s vs 169s to pair with the Dane 1.  Iíll probably use it mostly for curbs and stuff.



Ended up grabbing some 169 Tiís for it.  If they feel too wide and Iím liking the shape I might end up going back to the drawing board with some 159ís.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #520 on: November 18, 2021, 10:14:51 PM »
8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #521 on: November 19, 2021, 12:31:16 AM »
8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
ace 44s :p

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #522 on: November 19, 2021, 06:20:59 AM »
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8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
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ace 44s :p

The board is like 8.375" over the back trucks so Ace 44 classics are pretty bang on. If you did Lurpivs you would want their 149s as the 139s are going to be a little small. With Ventures you could pull off a 5.6 if you used wide wheels, but I would recommend the 5.8s.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #523 on: November 19, 2021, 06:31:19 AM »
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8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
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ace 44s :p

Yeah, I had the Shin Surf Jr. with 44 Classics and it was a pretty magical combo

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #524 on: November 19, 2021, 12:34:41 PM »
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8.25 or 8.5 axle width trucks for the Surf Jr.? Wanting to get my first set of ventures or lurpivs.
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ace 44s :p
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Yeah, I had the Shin Surf Jr. with 44 Classics and it was a pretty magical combo
thanks for all the opinions guys. make me happy to see everyone so stoked on this shape. think iíll just rock my 44 af1s with some sort of big wheel. local has 60 f4 classics and 58 97 conical fulls... so hyped to set this guy up

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #525 on: November 19, 2021, 07:34:43 PM »
Got fully hooked on the Dane 1 shape (my first one) over the last week and of course there isnít a Dane 1 in the newest drop.  Iím hoping the next drop has one. 

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #526 on: November 19, 2021, 11:45:38 PM »
Got fully hooked on the Dane 1 shape (my first one) over the last week and of course there isnít a Dane 1 in the newest drop.  Iím hoping the next drop has one.

It's favorite of mine as well, especially for just cruising the streets. I paired mine with Af1 55's, so good

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #527 on: November 21, 2021, 03:29:30 PM »
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Got fully hooked on the Dane 1 shape (my first one) over the last week and of course there isnít a Dane 1 in the newest drop.  Iím hoping the next drop has one.
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It's favorite of mine as well, especially for just cruising the streets. I paired mine with Af1 55's, so good

@pops can you post a pic? Debating running mine with Indy 149s but not sure if that is going to be too small.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #528 on: November 22, 2021, 12:57:14 PM »
Indy 159s on a surf junior go/no go?

I like this one



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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #529 on: November 24, 2021, 04:45:02 PM »
Has anyone on here skated a 1991 Jr?  If so, how was it? From the dimensions and appearance online it seems like a good shaped deck for conventional use. 

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #530 on: November 24, 2021, 05:05:42 PM »
Has anyone on here skated a 1991 Jr?  If so, how was it? From the dimensions and appearance online it seems like a good shaped deck for conventional use.
skating it right now and itís pretty good. liked the original 91 better but this one is a nice scaled down version. only complaint is the small nose but besides that itís a great shape. i mostly skate curbs small ledges and flat so take that as you will

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #531 on: November 24, 2021, 06:05:30 PM »
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Has anyone on here skated a 1991 Jr?  If so, how was it? From the dimensions and appearance online it seems like a good shaped deck for conventional use.
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skating it right now and itís pretty good. liked the original 91 better but this one is a nice scaled down version. only complaint is the small nose but besides that itís a great shape. i mostly skate curbs small ledges and flat so take that as you will

Sweet.  Thatís a lot of what I skate too.  I was comparing the sizes and noticed the nose is 3/4 of an inch longer than the Surf Jr.  I do a lot of questionably legal nollie grind variations so that looks promising. 

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #532 on: November 24, 2021, 07:32:03 PM »
I noseslide things to death and I was surprised by how much I liked the nose on the 1991 Jr. I really like the whole shape, I find it to be super functional. I donít regularly skate shaped boards and bought it on a whim, but for a few weeks it was the only board I skated.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #533 on: November 27, 2021, 03:45:56 PM »
New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #534 on: November 27, 2021, 06:05:01 PM »
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New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
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anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources

this is what they told me when I dmíed them and is around the same time last year their winter collection dropped, but with the supply chain all wonky, who knows

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #535 on: November 28, 2021, 04:52:45 AM »
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New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
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anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources

New graphics are all over online retailers, and my local posted a photo of a pile of new Polar decks. I don't think they are even waiting until the 3rd.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #536 on: November 28, 2021, 10:29:54 AM »
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New polar winter season dropping December 3rd.
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anyone know if this is still on? trying not to spend any more money on cyber money if it's the case but don't know the sources
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this is what they told me when I dmíed them and is around the same time last year their winter collection dropped, but with the supply chain all wonky, who knows
yeah i jumped the gun by a day, it's posted on their instagram now

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #537 on: November 30, 2021, 07:46:00 AM »
What's the Slap wisdom on the Polars with wheel wells as far as wheel size allowances? Will an 8.5 w/ wheel wells allow me to run 56mm F4s on Indy 159s with no risers? i'm thinking I'm going to try it.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #538 on: November 30, 2021, 08:20:26 AM »
What's the Slap wisdom on the Polars with wheel wells as far as wheel size allowances? Will an 8.5 w/ wheel wells allow me to run 56mm F4s on Indy 159s with no risers? i'm thinking I'm going to try it.

That'd totally be fine 👍

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #539 on: November 30, 2021, 08:21:29 AM »
Anyone try out the Dane Jr? Wish there were more in this new season, wasn't crazy about the last graphic, but kinda wanna try it out.