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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #330 on: March 08, 2021, 05:33:07 PM »
Dang, looks awagain. Been pondering a 7.5. Just f'ed up my knee (playground in the dark chasing my son)... as it starts warming up, so I'm out again. Board looks boss


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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #331 on: March 08, 2021, 06:10:20 PM »
Dang, looks awagain. Been pondering a 7.5. Just f'ed up my knee (playground in the dark chasing my son)... as it starts warming up, so I'm out again. Board looks boss
Damn that sucks about your knee man,hope it heals up quick for you. Keeping up with kids is harder on the body than skating. I haven't skated a 7.5 in 15 years. I have a couple of 7.6s to go through first, but unfortunately they will get smoked pretty quick due to really wet season in my area (mud season)

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #332 on: March 09, 2021, 05:08:45 AM »
What's the length on that bad boy? I've been watching photosynthesis lately so 7.56 x 31.25 is my rock n roll fantasy


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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #333 on: March 09, 2021, 05:53:17 AM »
What's the length on that bad boy? I've been watching photosynthesis lately so 7.56 x 31.25 is my rock n roll fantasy
Well your fantasy has come true sir. Because that's what it is. 14"wb to boot.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #334 on: March 09, 2021, 08:39:07 AM »
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What's the length on that bad boy? I've been watching photosynthesis lately so 7.56 x 31.25 is my rock n roll fantasy
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Well your fantasy has come true sir. Because that's what it is. 14"wb to boot.

The trifecta! I don't see anymore on there unless I'm blind, and I'm not saying that I'm not


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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #335 on: March 09, 2021, 09:17:59 AM »
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What's the length on that bad boy? I've been watching photosynthesis lately so 7.56 x 31.25 is my rock n roll fantasy
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Well your fantasy has come true sir. Because that's what it is. 14"wb to boot.
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The trifecta! I don't see anymore on there unless I'm blind, and I'm not saying that I'm not
I asked very politely that they never stop making this shape.lol There are plenty of old 90's guys that could get a lot of lost tricks back if they just spent a few weeks on one of these. It's like riding a bike.. a really fun bike
Plus these shapes are hot and sexy.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #336 on: March 09, 2021, 10:16:17 PM »
I rolled my ankle pretty bad a couple months back and after a month of rest, thought I was good to go. I setup a 8.25 and have been skating it the past month but my ankle started acting up again so I impulse bought a 7.75 tactics deck to see if the reduced weight would be good for me.

Anyone know where they get their boards pressed? I vaguely remember hearing BBS but don't remember where I read that at

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #337 on: March 10, 2021, 09:51:55 PM »
I rolled my ankle pretty bad a couple months back and after a month of rest, thought I was good to go. I setup a 8.25 and have been skating it the past month but my ankle started acting up again so I impulse bought a 7.75 tactics deck to see if the reduced weight would be good for me.

Anyone know where they get their boards pressed? I vaguely remember hearing BBS but don't remember where I read that at

That is what was said, yes.
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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #338 on: March 13, 2021, 09:04:34 AM »

My Hopps setup is getting pretty waterlogged as my snow is melting the last couple days, so I set this up just in time for it to snow again. Thanks to the legend @iusedtoskatemore for the 5.0 los, this is gonna be a fun one. Wish I had some 48 milli's for it

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #339 on: March 14, 2021, 10:28:57 AM »
I finally got around to skating my 7.81" AH yesterday and just can't do it. The board width didn't bother me but even with three washers on the inside on some Ace 22's it's just not fun for coping or slappies. Respect to those who can achieve greatness on all terrain with such a tiny set of trucks. I think even Ace 33's with the wheels pushed out would still have too tiny of a feel.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #340 on: March 14, 2021, 11:43:25 AM »
I saw three guys at the park wearing Accels. Two of which had skinny boards. This will be the year of the 7.5 I can feel it.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #341 on: March 14, 2021, 02:44:17 PM »
I saw three guys at the park wearing Accels. Two of which had skinny boards. This will be the year of the 7.5 I can feel it.
Absolutely bud I claim the same thing everytime questions my sub 8 setup. Our proof is how fast the Orchard 7.5s just disappeared. I bought a pile of them last year just in case the nostalgia lasted, I'm glad I did. Flip tricks like a fucking Ginsu knife.  ;D

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #342 on: March 14, 2021, 03:39:20 PM »
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I saw three guys at the park wearing Accels. Two of which had skinny boards. This will be the year of the 7.5 I can feel it.
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Absolutely bud I claim the same thing everytime questions my sub 8 setup. Our proof is how fast the Orchard 7.5s just disappeared. I bought a pile of them last year just in case the nostalgia lasted, I'm glad I did. Flip tricks like a fucking Ginsu knife.  ;D

I think theyíll make as much of a come back as something like rails and old school shapes, which is a strong presence but not the dominating trend. In 2021 everything in skateboarding is cool, I donít think there will be one dominating trend but rather more diversity in shapes, styles and sizes across the board.

If anything, this is the year of diversity.
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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #343 on: March 14, 2021, 03:44:41 PM »
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I saw three guys at the park wearing Accels. Two of which had skinny boards. This will be the year of the 7.5 I can feel it.
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Absolutely bud I claim the same thing everytime questions my sub 8 setup. Our proof is how fast the Orchard 7.5s just disappeared. I bought a pile of them last year just in case the nostalgia lasted, I'm glad I did. Flip tricks like a fucking Ginsu knife.  ;D
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I think theyíll make as much of a come back as something like rails and old school shapes, which is a strong presence but not the dominating trend. In 2021 everything in skateboarding is cool, I donít think there will be one dominating trend but rather more diversity in shapes, styles and sizes across the board.

If anything, this is the year of diversity.
I absolutely agree and it's a beautiful thing.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #344 on: March 15, 2021, 07:02:37 PM »
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I rolled my ankle pretty bad a couple months back and after a month of rest, thought I was good to go. I setup a 8.25 and have been skating it the past month but my ankle started acting up again so I impulse bought a 7.75 tactics deck to see if the reduced weight would be good for me.

Anyone know where they get their boards pressed? I vaguely remember hearing BBS but don't remember where I read that at
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That is what was said, yes.

Thanks! Set it up today and took it for a spin. Surprised at how much I like it.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #345 on: March 15, 2021, 07:27:51 PM »

I couldn't bring myself to immediately fuck up the Gangemi deck with road salt.. so I set up this old 7.6 Primitive to get me by til the roads are swept (probably May if I'm lucky)

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #346 on: March 16, 2021, 07:41:09 AM »
7.6 with Venture Lo's is a win-win. Because of the lack of Orchard 7.5's, I've been trying to find others in that size. I can't bring myself to buy a Baker 7.56x31.25 though. I like Baker, but not enough to ride their boards, sorry Andrew! (I was team AWS/ Habitat, sorry) I may buy another Prime 7.5x31, which is not exactly what I want though. (If Alien would just make some boards in that size, I would never have to change!). Hopefully there is more diversity in sizes this year. Its pretty frustrating to always see a sick looking board and then be like "ohhh.. 8.25..." over and over again. I get it, put em out on what sells but..... no thanks!



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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #347 on: March 16, 2021, 07:54:52 AM »
7.6 with Venture Lo's is a win-win. Because of the lack of Orchard 7.5's, I've been trying to find others in that size. I can't bring myself to buy a Baker 7.56x31.25 though. I like Baker, but not enough to ride their boards, sorry Andrew! (I was team AWS/ Habitat, sorry) I may buy another Prime 7.5x31, which is not exactly what I want though. (If Alien would just make some boards in that size, I would never have to change!). Hopefully there is more diversity in sizes this year. Its pretty frustrating to always see a sick looking board and then be like "ohhh.. 8.25..." over and over again. I get it, put em out on what sells but..... no thanks!
I went crazy trying every size last year but I am sticking with 7.5-7.6 til my legs don't work. Just like you, I would love it if AWS would put out their old 7.6 again..I might try that toy machine 7.6 again too, but it was pretty steep. Either way I really think that there will be a lot more options in the near future.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #348 on: March 22, 2021, 08:45:00 PM »
Decided to go with 7.4 for the spring. Feels great so far. Flips really quick, easy to control and gets me hyped to look down at.


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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #349 on: March 22, 2021, 09:12:21 PM »
Decided to go with 7.4 for the spring. Feels great so far. Flips really quick, easy to control and gets me hyped to look down at.



That looks like it probably flips like nothing wow. Idk how you land on that but big ups to you man

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #350 on: March 22, 2021, 09:19:56 PM »
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Decided to go with 7.4 for the spring. Feels great so far. Flips really quick, easy to control and gets me hyped to look down at.
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That looks like it probably flips like nothing wow. Idk how you land on that but big ups to you man

I pretty much learned all my flip tricks on 7.38Ē - 7.5Ē Girl and World boards around 94/95 and Iím more or less the same height and weight as I was then, so itís pretty comfortable for me to skate boards this size.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #351 on: March 22, 2021, 09:24:40 PM »
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Decided to go with 7.4 for the spring. Feels great so far. Flips really quick, easy to control and gets me hyped to look down at.
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That looks like it probably flips like nothing wow. Idk how you land on that but big ups to you man
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I pretty much learned all my flip tricks on 7.38Ē - 7.5Ē Girl and World boards around 94/95 and Iím more or less the same height and weight as I was then, so itís pretty comfortable for me to skate boards this size.

So sick. I canít even remember seeing a 7.4 deck in person

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #352 on: April 08, 2021, 03:09:16 AM »
Does anyone have any leads for 7.75 blanks?

Preferably in Europe (shipping and taxes would kill me otherwise)

Thank you!

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #353 on: April 08, 2021, 04:19:16 AM »
Does anyone have any leads for 7.75 blanks?

Preferably in Europe (shipping and taxes would kill me otherwise)

Thank you!

I have 3 x Route One 7.75 shop decks. Unskated.

I've sized up so don't need them anymore.

Shipping from ireland. Pm if you're interested.


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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #354 on: April 08, 2021, 08:58:03 PM »
Anyone use Thunder 145s? Having a panic case of truck madness.  Do they only come in one height? Good? Bad? Pondering (it may pass) some on my next board. I only used some (145 lows) for a few weeks back in like 2005. Not much to go on. Also considering that Baker 7.56


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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #355 on: April 08, 2021, 09:11:13 PM »
Anyone use Thunder 145s? Having a panic case of truck madness.  Do they only come in one height? Good? Bad? Pondering (it may pass) some on my next board. I only used some (145 lows) for a few weeks back in like 2005. Not much to go on. Also considering that Baker 7.56

I recently skated some 2005 era 145 lows (probably from Ď07). The deck was better suited with Venture 5.0 lo wheelbase wise, so I switched back to them, but the Thunders were good. Grind is the smoothest, the bushings are old so I canít say much good for the turn. Stable for manuals and could pinch. Overall I prefer 5.0 lo but that Thunder grind is smooth.
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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #356 on: April 09, 2021, 06:16:38 AM »
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Anyone use Thunder 145s? Having a panic case of truck madness.  Do they only come in one height? Good? Bad? Pondering (it may pass) some on my next board. I only used some (145 lows) for a few weeks back in like 2005. Not much to go on. Also considering that Baker 7.56
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I recently skated some 2005 era 145 lows (probably from Ď07). The deck was better suited with Venture 5.0 lo wheelbase wise, so I switched back to them, but the Thunders were good. Grind is the smoothest, the bushings are old so I canít say much good for the turn. Stable for manuals and could pinch. Overall I prefer 5.0 lo but that Thunder grind is smooth.

I don't really know much about the Thunder grind, but I know the pop with Thunder , on flip tricks, is awesome. I actually quite enjoy the grind on the Lo 5.0's, once they're broken in. 2003, I know I was doing some of my best grinds and they were on Venture, not Indy

P.S. 101 Gino reissue later this year in 7.5 !!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #357 on: April 09, 2021, 06:57:07 AM »
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Anyone use Thunder 145s? Having a panic case of truck madness.  Do they only come in one height? Good? Bad? Pondering (it may pass) some on my next board. I only used some (145 lows) for a few weeks back in like 2005. Not much to go on. Also considering that Baker 7.56
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I recently skated some 2005 era 145 lows (probably from Ď07). The deck was better suited with Venture 5.0 lo wheelbase wise, so I switched back to them, but the Thunders were good. Grind is the smoothest, the bushings are old so I canít say much good for the turn. Stable for manuals and could pinch. Overall I prefer 5.0 lo but that Thunder grind is smooth.
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I don't really know much about the Thunder grind, but I know the pop with Thunder , on flip tricks, is awesome. I actually quite enjoy the grind on the Lo 5.0's, once they're broken in. 2003, I know I was doing some of my best grinds and they were on Venture, not Indy

P.S. 101 Gino reissue later this year in 7.5 !!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah any idea when that will be in shops ?

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #358 on: April 09, 2021, 07:57:07 AM »
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Anyone use Thunder 145s? Having a panic case of truck madness.  Do they only come in one height? Good? Bad? Pondering (it may pass) some on my next board. I only used some (145 lows) for a few weeks back in like 2005. Not much to go on. Also considering that Baker 7.56
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I recently skated some 2005 era 145 lows (probably from Ď07). The deck was better suited with Venture 5.0 lo wheelbase wise, so I switched back to them, but the Thunders were good. Grind is the smoothest, the bushings are old so I canít say much good for the turn. Stable for manuals and could pinch. Overall I prefer 5.0 lo but that Thunder grind is smooth.
[close]

I don't really know much about the Thunder grind, but I know the pop with Thunder , on flip tricks, is awesome. I actually quite enjoy the grind on the Lo 5.0's, once they're broken in. 2003, I know I was doing some of my best grinds and they were on Venture, not Indy

P.S. 101 Gino reissue later this year in 7.5 !!!!!!!!!!!
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Yeah any idea when that will be in shops ?

Not sure, but I will be skating one, not hanging it!


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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #359 on: April 09, 2021, 10:29:20 AM »
https://www.skatewarehouse.com/DGK_Tsunami_Deck/descpage-DKTNMDK.html
Anyone ever skated this DGK shape??
My local shop has this exact board for sale, itís a 7.75 x 31.875 with a 14.5 wb. I brought up a DGK deck with a 14.5 wb earlier in this thread and how I  skipped on it but that one was 31.5 long, a 14.5 wb on a 31.875 though still a bit extreme sounds more manageable. Iím a bit concerned the tail or nose might feel too heavy to pop but Iíve skated a 31.5 long deck before with a 14.25 wb and found the pop to be ok and not too heavy feeling, a 31.75 length deck with a 14.5 wb would pretty much be the longer equivalent of that cuz youíre just adding a quarter inch to each correct? So in theory a 31.75 length deck with a 14.5 wb should have a pop feeling pretty similar to a 31.5 length deck with a 14.25 wb; so if you go by that theory a 31.875 length deck with a 14.5 wb should have an even less heavy feeling of a pop then a 31.5 length deck with a 14.25 wb right? (This is of course not taking fingers of flat on the nose and tail into effect). I dunno, maybe Iím just completely neurotic, but has  anyone ever skated one? If so howíd you like it? If I do get it I was gonna put some Indy 129s on it which I think would help even out the 14.5 wb and make it not feel so heavy to pop.