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Couple Pharmaceutical

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Different shaped boards: love um leave um list um
« on: January 11, 2021, 01:05:58 PM »
What are your favorite shaped boards which have you had the best experience with; I had a Zip Zagger 8.6 that thing was gnarly I was never able to pop tre flips or kicks flips as high as I did on that deck. Name the size of your favorite or diss why you hate shaped decks

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Re: Different shaped boards: love um leave um list um
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2021, 01:13:11 PM »
I have an old water warped Welcome scythe stick 8.38 with one bar nailed on barley. All the other set ups crap some ancient bones wheels can't make out the traffic, some reds bearings, and a pair of thunders that are for like  a 7.5 deck it barbage file on wheels but hey a boards a board man I ain't Huston I don't need the world finest gear and I don't plan on hit a 30 set handrail at dirty thirty

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2021, 02:07:05 PM »
I mostly like subtle shapes. Nothing too crazy. Maybe a square tail or early 90s inspired shape. Nice and wide in the middle but slimmer around the trucks. Anything over 9.25 and I like a nice bit of taper.

Some of my favs of the last few years:

Raney Beres Shape
Brown Bomber
CK1 Phawt/ Cardiel
Chico Big boy
Tershy Couch
Gonz Sweatpants


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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2021, 02:28:17 PM »
Have you ever rode a fucking Awesome, Quasi, or Polar I know Polar's got some neat shit are they all hype or pretty legit

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2021, 04:16:08 PM »
Boards I rode when I was pretending to be a bowl skater:

Antihero Green Giant
Welcome Sledgehammer
Polar 1992 (favorite)
Santa Cruz Winkowski

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2021, 05:16:51 PM »
Freddie Smith punk size

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2021, 06:35:18 PM »
I really like the Prime S5 Handout shape. Itís 9.12 at the widest but rides more like an 8.5. Feels super light and has huge pop. Someone just posted one in the Setup Thread in the last day or two. If they hadnít dried up mid-year when the drought hit, Iíd probably be on another one right now. Great as a cruiser too.

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2021, 06:39:36 PM »
I like a single kick pig shape at the park

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 06:45:33 PM »
That damn Polar P2. Love it. Not sure why at all, but it makes my feet happy.
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 06:51:54 PM »
1. Cardiel football, forever and always
2. 1992 Polar
3. Dane 1 Polar
4. Anti Hero Blue Meanie
5. Villani football
6. Crail Loveseat
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2021, 10:30:08 PM »
The only shaped decks Iíve bought more than one of:

1) Polar surf shape
2) Krooked zip zinger
3) Quasi football shape

I love shaped decks but sometimes I feel like itís more so because itís a change of pace. I definitely skate better on a popsicle.

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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2021, 04:14:36 AM »
Enjoi Deedz shape

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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2021, 04:22:27 AM »
Heroin Mutant
Girl Phawt
Girl Couch
Sea Rat Captain Walker
Santa Cruz updated Winkowski

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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2021, 04:30:04 AM »
Chocolate Chico big boy: no longer around but his Krooked guest model was basically the same dimensions so when someone finally picks him up Iíd imagine it will come back!

Crail love seat/ couch shape: only .25 inch width difference between them both! They seem to be happy keeping them around, and lots of people (at least in here) ride them.

Polar surf shape: will probably become my regular go to in the future even if the nose is a tad small, would also like to try Shinís side cut shape too though!


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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2021, 04:55:36 AM »
best ones

polar p1 8.75
welcome basilisk 8.8
welcome big bunyip 8.5
coda max palmer 8.75 shovel nose shape
black label 8.68 punk
black label 8.75 henlsey shape

worst ones

welcome nimbus 3000 8.5
welcome nimbus 5000 8.75
welcome slyphstick 8.5
welcome soulsplitter 8.75
polar dane 1 (short ass board) 9.25
alien workshop keith haring cruiser 8.5
creature 8.88 navarette shape
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« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2021, 04:59:35 AM »
↑ a lot of posters are going to fight you on the Dane 1 comment!

Welcomeís Chris Miller shape (or more importantly massive wheelbase) didnít work for me, but thatís probably because I donít skate huge bowls and haul arse. Also probably because I was coming from 7.75 inch decks...

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« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2021, 07:41:56 AM »
dane 1 is the only shape that i have bought more than once.

the couch shape isnt built for my long legs. it was fun for the first session but thats about it. sub 14" wb served no advantage over 14.25 and i shouldnt have been surprised.

polar was spot on with naming the 1992 because skating it felt like i was learning to skate all over again. that year is "before my time" to say the least so i guess i wasnt supposed to get it. flatground was inconsistent at best, nonexistent at worst. swapped trucks twice with no change. whole time was a living nightmare, first board i had to hold back from focusing.

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2021, 10:10:15 AM »

Love this shape to death

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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2021, 10:26:08 AM »
for context i grew up in the 90s/2000s when shaped boards were not too common

these are tight:

polar - 91, dane1, whatever p-shape this one was

heroin- big egg (really i bet any egg shape id enjoy)
 
program had a square tail 8.8ish cruiser shaped deck that i loved and asked sieben about making again on roger

same sort of square tailed shape with a welcome was a nice ride

i had a bruicidal tendencies that was great for a cruise/slappy

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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2021, 10:36:32 AM »
I had two shaped WKND decks back in the day that were very subtly shaped and both skated really well. I also skated two wildly different Welcomes, both of which I cannot remember the names of, back in like 2012-2014 that I really liked. I'm skating a shaped Thayan Costa Enjoi now that I'm loving too.

I'm not picky and I'm pretty bad at actually landing tricks so I'll skate whatever shaped boards and have a good time. I have a Polar Dane Brady egg shaped board on deck for my next set-up, which I'm stoked about.

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« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2021, 03:08:36 AM »
1. Cardiel football, forever and always
2. 1992 Polar
3. Dane 1 Polar
4. Anti Hero Blue Meanie
5. Villani football
6. Crail Loveseat

I wonder if you still had a Cardiel football, you could use that to trace out and cut down other bigger boards to have the go to when no one has them any more, or until they make them again.

* Not teasing, actually serious.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2021, 03:49:30 AM »
i only rode one shaped board i think two years ago, and it was ok. that was a 917 alex olson asshead board. pretty much like football, ovalish shape.

tbh i'd rather ride standard popsicles. but it's cool to have a shaped beater setup.

had a few cruiser decks i sawed out the shape myself, but i guess those don't count for the purposes of this thread.

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« Reply #23 on: January 13, 2021, 04:52:37 PM »
I liked the krooked dan's rig shape, and the anti hero BA shape. not really a shaped board guy but it's fun to do slappys on a big board.

still gotta try a dane1 or a 1991/1992 polar shape. probably this year.

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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2021, 06:00:14 AM »
Zip Zogger is my favorite, followed up by Heroins 9.4 eggs (I had an Eggxorcist). Zogger is like riding a toilet seat that can still pop

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« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2021, 06:28:31 AM »
The Jeremy Klein 8.55 shape deck is my favorite.

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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2021, 07:54:55 AM »
Anti Hero brown bomber forever :'(

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« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2021, 08:52:22 AM »
Love:
LibTech Jamie Lynn Rat Tail 9.25 - super light, stiff and poppy.  Transition board
Anti Hero Blue Meanie 8.75 - Not much taper and skated quite popsicle like, but I liked the squared nose.  Transition board
Welcome Enenra 8.5 - not much taper, super wide nose, mellow tail.  All around board

Not so much:
Welcome Nimbus 3000 8.5 - more taper than I want on board that size. Hot rod and magic carpet. Nose a bit narrow.

On the way:
Polar 1992

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« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2021, 09:05:50 AM »
I've only ever skated 2 shaped boards, one being an 8.5 Death Dave Allen "Lydia" deck that had a bit of a squarer tail and a 15" WB, the other being a Welcome Nora 8.125 on the Wicked Princess shape. Oddly, despite the disproportionate sizing between the 2 decks, I swear I had better kickflips on those two boards than I usually do - maybe squarer tails are the way forward.

I was initially skeptical as fuck of the Welcome deck but it ended up being pretty rad, my only gripe with it was that the tail was mad flat - it had some benefits, I've never really been too good at flatground and I was in the process of learning 360 shoves at the time, and the flat tail made it real easy to get a good pop/scoop for those, but I seemingly lost 360 flips whilst skating it. Probably more from hopping between random sizes and running 149s on all of em if anything.

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« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2021, 10:59:12 AM »
Had the welcome Nibiru 8.88. Nice to cruise on but god damn I couldnít get anything going with that 14.75 wheelbase. Always wanted to try the yung nibiru shape but it seems like Jordan is off and they havenít made that shape in over a year or so...