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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #450 on: September 08, 2021, 01:45:53 PM »
After a few p2 and p9 shapes I decided to branch out a little bit. Both look like a lot of FUN.



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You fucking nailed those two setups, brother. Everything from the graphics to the truck and wheel combo: the absolute dogs bollocks.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #451 on: September 08, 2021, 02:03:13 PM »
Anyone tried 159s on the 91 Jr. yet?

I think the widest point is 8.6, so I am not sure if 159s will hot rod too much in the back.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #452 on: September 12, 2021, 11:14:23 PM »
Anyone tried 159s on the 91 Jr. yet?

I think the widest point is 8.6, so I am not sure if 159s will hot rod too much in the back.

Came here to ask this exact same question. Anyone know?

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #453 on: September 13, 2021, 02:31:24 PM »
Any body got dims on the dane 1 jr?

Finally found it listed:

Dane 1 Jr Shape
Width: 8.65" (widest point)
Length: 31"
Nose: 6.0"
Wheelbase: 14.25"
Tail: 6.5"

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #454 on: September 14, 2021, 07:03:21 PM »
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Anyone tried 159s on the 91 Jr. yet?

I think the widest point is 8.6, so I am not sure if 159s will hot rod too much in the back.
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Came here to ask this exact same question. Anyone know?

I had 9Ē aces on my 1991 which is 8.5 at the back truck and it was all good. Changed back to my old 159s for the extra wheelbase. I think it Will be perfect, in worst case just run them without any speed rings on the inside

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #455 on: September 15, 2021, 04:10:09 AM »
I just got 1991 Jr in the mail Monday. That shit is small around the back trucks. Less than 8.25 at the back so a 159 would hot rod pretty good.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #456 on: September 15, 2021, 11:22:50 AM »
I just got 1991 Jr in the mail Monday. That shit is small around the back trucks. Less than 8.25 at the back so a 159 would hot rod pretty good.

Damn so I guess an 8.5 truck would be best. Good to know thanks man

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #457 on: September 15, 2021, 11:54:37 AM »
I just got 1991 Jr in the mail Monday. That shit is small around the back trucks. Less than 8.25 at the back so a 159 would hot rod pretty good.

Thanks mate. Maybe 144s could work then.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #458 on: September 15, 2021, 03:10:12 PM »
New Polar drop went up on Parade. Catalog of the Polar US site hasn't been updated yet but so far it looks like Dane Jr, 1991 Jr and a Boserio Dane is what they have for the shaped crowd. Probably a bunch of P9s and 2s as well
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #459 on: September 15, 2021, 03:18:26 PM »
New Polar drop went up on Parade. Catalog of the Polar US site hasn't been updated yet but so far it looks like Dane Jr, 1991 Jr and a Boserio Dane is what they have for the shaped crowd. Probably a bunch of P9s and 2s as well
I hope there is a 9" pop w/o wheel wells

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #460 on: September 16, 2021, 05:21:30 PM »
Recently mentioned 1991 Jr


5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #461 on: September 16, 2021, 05:26:26 PM »
Recently mentioned 1991 Jr


5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.
steep tail? on a polar? swore a pal told me it was on the mellow side.... comparison pics would be well appreciated
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #462 on: September 16, 2021, 10:46:26 PM »
Do any of the polars have a fuller / fatter nose on them?
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #463 on: September 17, 2021, 07:30:46 AM »
Do any of the polars have a fuller / fatter nose on them?

the P2 is like a shovel.

their standard noses (at least on the 8.25 and 8.5) are longer and fuller than most brands.  Quasi/AWS/Hockey/FA are all full, but not as long
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #464 on: September 18, 2021, 09:30:59 AM »
I thought this question from the Gear you are contemplating thread might be best here:

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Been eying one of the new polar p9 shaped decks from the latest release. They have the sick shin graphic in that shape with the wheel cut outs and a sick new oski graphic in that shape. Been abiut a yr since i rode a shaped deck. Wondering how 8.5 trucks will fit on this deck in the back since it looks fairly skinny back there


I don't have any P9 decks, but after going looking, I came up with this info from Conflict Skates (who always list the width over front and back trucks):


https://www.conflictskates.co.uk/polar-skate-co-chain-smoke-p9---herrington-skateboard-deck-8625-x-32-white--pool-inc-grip-34377-p.asp


8.625" x 32.0"
7.0" nose
6.5" tail
14.5" WB (measured from inner to inner holes)
Concave : Medium/Deep
Profile : Double Kick
Width over front truck : 8.5"
Width over rear truck : 8.25"


If you like the trucks sitting well inside the deck, this might bug you a bit, but a lot of people rode 149s on 8.25 decks before 144s came out, so this would still work well enough.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #465 on: September 18, 2021, 10:12:49 AM »
can anyone give their thoughts on the wheel wells on polar boards? Iím thinking of getting a deck but how functional are they really? i ride loose trucks so some more clearance would be good but i wanna know if they actually are good in practice

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #466 on: September 18, 2021, 10:39:30 AM »
I have some Ace trucks on Shin board with wheel wells and they line up great. I love wheel wells being a bigger bloke who like loose trucks.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #467 on: September 18, 2021, 11:13:57 AM »
Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #468 on: September 18, 2021, 01:54:49 PM »
Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.

Not sure if the 1991 jr. is labeled wrong also but the P9 actually has an 14.375Ē wheelbase, not 14.5Ē as itís stated.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #469 on: September 18, 2021, 01:59:56 PM »
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Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.
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Not sure if the 1991 jr. is labeled wrong also but the P9 actually has an 14.375Ē wheelbase, not 14.5Ē as itís stated.

Uhmm thats weird. I never measured the P9ís tbh. Kinda weird if they have the same wheelbase cause they arenít that much different other than the wheelbase.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #470 on: September 18, 2021, 03:17:45 PM »
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Anyone here that rode both P9ís and the new 1991 Jr that can compare them? I had 2 P9ís a while
back and really liked them but curious about the smaller wheelbase on the 1991 Jr.
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Not sure if the 1991 jr. is labeled wrong also but the P9 actually has an 14.375Ē wheelbase, not 14.5Ē as itís stated.
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Uhmm thats weird. I never measured the P9ís tbh. Kinda weird if they have the same wheelbase cause they arenít that much different other than the wheelbase.

Re P9 shape with wheelbase of 14.375 and not 14.5 - thanks!


I hadn't seen any of the 1991 Jr in person either, but when I looked into them, this is what a few places have:


Polar Skateboard Deck Year 2020 1991 Shape 8.75" x 31.875" Yellow 14.25" WB

Then Polar site has:

https://polarskateco.com/collections/1991-junior/products/oskar-rozenberg-tribal-chief

1991 JR. SPECIAL SHAPE
8.65" (WIDEST POINT) X 32"
NOSE: 7.0"
WHEEL BASE: 14.375"
TAIL:6.5"


https://polarskateco.com/products/aaron-herrington-chain-smoker-wheel-well?_pos=5&_sid=71051514b&_ss=r

P9 SPECIAL SHAPE
8.625 (WIDEST POINT)" X 32"
NOSE: 7"
WHEEL BASE: 14.5"
TAIL: 6.5"


* P9 has wheel wells in this board, but not in others.


So the 1991 Jr when compared to the P9 is a bit wider, a bit shorter with a shorter wheelbase going by some of those dimensions, but others it seems to be about the same, so I think someone would need to have both in hand to measure and line up to really check for differences.

When putting one image over another, the 1991 Jr is a bit more squared off in all aspects than the P9 but that is not the best way to assess differences.


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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #471 on: September 18, 2021, 04:48:51 PM »
can anyone give their thoughts on the wheel wells on polar boards? Iím thinking of getting a deck but how functional are they really? i ride loose trucks so some more clearance would be good but i wanna know if they actually are good in practice

9Ē popsicle with Ace 55 classics and 52ish Spitfire Classics. Trucks turned 1/2 past flush. I missed the wheel wells by about half an inch. They look dope though.

The p9 might be slightly rounder overall, maybe a little wider at the back truck? The 1991 jr does taper in a fair amount, it surprised me when I first got my hands on it. Just looking at pics now thatís my impression, but comparing shapes with shop pics can be pretty worthless.

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #472 on: September 19, 2021, 06:37:16 AM »
I am wishing for an 8.75 football with a shorter wb
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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #473 on: September 19, 2021, 06:39:42 AM »
I have some Ace trucks on Shin board with wheel wells and they line up great. I love wheel wells being a bigger bloke who like loose trucks.
which graphic specifically? and is it the normal popsicle shape or one of the shaped boards

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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #474 on: September 19, 2021, 07:31:42 AM »
The 8.75" surf shape.


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Re: Polar Shapes
« Reply #475 on: September 19, 2021, 07:50:36 AM »
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Recently mentioned 1991 Jr


5.8 (bones hard bottom/cut down Ace top/flat washer)
Loophole 54 teardrops
Assorted bearings and allen hardware.

This thing gets small around the back (as small as ~8.125.) Flat with a pretty steep tail. Iíve only cruised the block with it but itís fun. I just like looking down at it.

Happy to see 9Ē pop in the new drop. It does have wheel wells but Iím a fan.

That's a really nice looking board. I was going to get it as well but decided to go with Anti hero shaped eagle. That taper is a little too much for me so I'm happy with my AH now.  Do all the Polar surf shapes taper this much?