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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2020, 02:58:38 PM »
Thoughts on the Arigato? I just copped one, havenít skated it yet, itís flat as fuck!! Not sure Iím gonna like that

the longer i skate it the less im liking it, the nose is proving a little too big and i dont fuck with the wheel wells like i thought i would. concave is fine doesnt seem flat to me at all probably go back to welcome shapes when the shin is done

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #61 on: September 06, 2020, 12:39:53 PM »


My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #62 on: September 06, 2020, 05:28:22 PM »


My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.

Dang, that surf shape looks awesome. Didnít realize itís similar length to Dane 1. Now I must find one

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #63 on: September 06, 2020, 05:41:48 PM »
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Any testimony on their 7.875? Nice that there is an option for a 14.25 wheelbase under 8Ē
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That's all I've skated for past two years.

Its amazing.  Paired with ventures it's heaven.

I just got one for the first time and I love it on 147s and 52s; I'm definitely going to stick with this shape for a while. I haven't figured out exactly what is making it feel so comfortable, but I want to say it has a longer tail and nose compared to other boards in this size range. Btw, the sticker said the wheelbase was 14.125 though, not 14.25.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #64 on: September 06, 2020, 06:08:19 PM »
I got Indy 149s on the football
It took me a few hours to get used to the smaller tail but I hadnít skated for a few months so was mad rusty anyway
They are hard to find now for sure but I will defz get another when I see one
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #65 on: September 06, 2020, 06:45:34 PM »
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That's all I've skated for past two years.

Its amazing.  Paired with ventures it's heaven.
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I just got one for the first time and I love it on 147s and 52s; I'm definitely going to stick with this shape for a while. I haven't figured out exactly what is making it feel so comfortable, but I want to say it has a longer tail and nose compared to other boards in this size range. Btw, the sticker said the wheelbase was 14.125 though, not 14.25.
Iíve noticed that practically every website (including Polarís) lists wheelbases for this shape as both 14.125 and 14.25. Do they make two versions where the only difference is 1/8Ē difference in wheelbase, on what is their (probably) least popular shape?

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #66 on: September 07, 2020, 03:56:58 AM »
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Any testimony on their 7.875? Nice that there is an option for a 14.25 wheelbase under 8Ē
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That's all I've skated for past two years.

Its amazing.  Paired with ventures it's heaven.
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I just got one for the first time and I love it on 147s and 52s; I'm definitely going to stick with this shape for a while. I haven't figured out exactly what is making it feel so comfortable, but I want to say it has a longer tail and nose compared to other boards in this size range. Btw, the sticker said the wheelbase was 14.125 though, not 14.25.
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Iíve noticed that practically every website (including Polarís) lists wheelbases for this shape as both 14.125 and 14.25. Do they make two versions where the only difference is 1/8Ē difference in wheelbase, on what is their (probably) least popular shape?

Interesting....

They all do differ just slightly. My first Hjalte deck has much smaller wb than that others. All advertised as 14.25 that I can see.
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #67 on: September 07, 2020, 04:14:48 AM »


My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.
so the shin grew on you too huh?
I really like mine now...

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #68 on: September 07, 2020, 01:34:12 PM »


My current Polar Rigs. Shin surf model and Dane 1. Finally getting used to the short noses.

Some crazy angle on those board/lip slide marks on the left board! Are you sliding super over/under rotated or something?

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #69 on: September 07, 2020, 03:55:33 PM »
Nollie lipslides on curbs (don't report me). and  frontside board slides on a ledge caused those, I think. I've also been over-rotating regular board slides on double sided curbs recently as they feel more secure... and I hope to lift one into a hurricane some day.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2020, 11:29:57 AM »
Nollie lipslides on curbs (don't report me). and  frontside board slides on a ledge caused those, I think. I've also been over-rotating regular board slides on double sided curbs recently as they feel more secure... and I hope to lift one into a hurricane some day.
nollie back lip might be passable but if its FS definitely pushing the bounds of legality
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2020, 01:34:20 PM »
I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2020, 01:53:58 PM »
I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #73 on: September 10, 2020, 02:04:40 PM »
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I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
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just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.
Ha! No shit! I will head over to that thread and recommend using something else.  ;D

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #74 on: September 10, 2020, 02:05:28 PM »
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I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
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just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.
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Ha! No shit! I will head over to that thread and recommend using something else.  ;D
i dont have the 92 but i meant i wouldve done the same as you and tried tried with 6.1

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #75 on: September 10, 2020, 02:07:19 PM »
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Nollie lipslides on curbs (don't report me). and  frontside board slides on a ledge caused those, I think. I've also been over-rotating regular board slides on double sided curbs recently as they feel more secure... and I hope to lift one into a hurricane some day.
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nollie back lip might be passable but if its FS definitely pushing the bounds of legality

I do apologize. I try to do them when no one is looking. In my defense I am very old and I can do them pretty far. Reckon I pushed one over 12' the other day but I do respect your concern and will try to do better.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #76 on: September 10, 2020, 02:12:14 PM »
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I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
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just asked you about this in big boy thread. I would throw 6.1 on that deck as well.
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Ha! No shit! I will head over to that thread and recommend using something else.  ;D
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i dont have the 92 but i meant i wouldve done the same as you and tried tried with 6.1
Yeah it definitely didn't jive for me bud. While we are here.. I have those hollow 161s that may go on it eventually. But I am definitely going to keep them on that other setup for now because I love it. I did order risers for it because I put bigger wheels on it.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2020, 02:45:25 PM »
I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #78 on: September 10, 2020, 03:10:21 PM »
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I'm trying to figure out why my 92 hated me so much. I am blaming choice of trucks (6.1 Ventures), if anyone skates this shape I would love to know what brand/size you had success with so I can take it out of the box of shame someday. Thanks homies
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Those are 9" correct? I have never tried aces, but by the time I'm ready to revisit this board maybe I can justify getting some.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #79 on: September 10, 2020, 08:16:38 PM »
I've got 55's on mine too, fit great.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #80 on: September 10, 2020, 08:50:41 PM »
Yeah 55 are 9Ē. I donít remember the width of 1992 mounting holes but theyíre flush enough and pair well.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2020, 02:29:50 AM »
 ^ Cool thanks guys

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #82 on: September 21, 2020, 04:43:06 PM »
Anyone skated the Side Cut shape? 8.75 front 8.25 rear. I just picked one up and am curious if anyone has any opinions. I put 149s on it but considering 55s. Wish there was an 8.75 ace.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #83 on: September 22, 2020, 10:00:13 AM »
Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #84 on: September 22, 2020, 01:31:37 PM »
Anyone skated the Side Cut shape? 8.75 front 8.25 rear. I just picked one up and am curious if anyone has any opinions. I put 149s on it but considering 55s. Wish there was an 8.75 ace.

I have one ready to go. I'll be using Ace 44s on mine. I thought about putting Thunder 151s but they seemed two wide out the back. I typically like to line my back truck up. So the front will be a bit magic carpet but that's fine by me.

I totally agree on an Ace 8.75" though and it should be coming in 2021...

Just saw your post in the set up thread. The 149s looks perfect on it.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #85 on: September 22, 2020, 01:41:21 PM »
Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.
I think 159s on the 92 would be the way to go man, 169s will stick really far.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #86 on: September 22, 2020, 05:35:01 PM »
Are the kicks on  Polar popsicles considered steep?

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #87 on: September 23, 2020, 04:53:44 PM »
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Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.
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I think 159s on the 92 would be the way to go man, 169s will stick really far.

Damn that's disappointing to hear. Then again, I don't mind overhang too much. I'll probably have to inspect it in person.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #88 on: September 23, 2020, 05:01:56 PM »
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Has anyone tried Indy 169 standards with the 1992 shape? I'm thinking of putting Spitfire F4 Radial 52mm wheels on it as well if that matters.

For reference, I tried the Dane 1 shape with the same trucks before but didn't really like it.
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I think 159s on the 92 would be the way to go man, 169s will stick really far.
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Damn that's disappointing to hear. Then again, I don't mind overhang too much. I'll probably have to inspect it in person.

I had ace 159ís on my 1992 and it worked out great, then I copped a pair of ace 55s and never looked back.
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #89 on: September 23, 2020, 06:20:08 PM »
I got a '92 on hand at the moment, so here's some measurements for my fellow truck aspies

Width over the front truck: 8.75
Width over the back truck: 8.25

I was planning on setting it up with standard Venture 5.8s, but I also have some fresh 55s I want to try on it as well.