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The Bolts Thread
« on: March 14, 2021, 07:40:47 PM »
Who/what/where/why/how about nuts and bolts.
Brand?
Size?
Philips? Allen?
Risers? No risers?
Colored? Plain black?
Any quirky methods when it comes to the hardware?
Please share.

I don't care what brand it. It has to be Allen key. I don't use risers but don't mind using the 1" hardware.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 07:43:56 PM »
Allen and 7/8Ē
All black bolts but they can have color on the nuts

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 07:49:22 PM »
bronze

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 09:20:52 PM »
Black 7/8 phillips head. Shorty's Light's recently.
Fuck allen head. I didn't get my board at Ikea.
Also, one white in the top right.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 10:47:04 PM »
7/8 allen till i die.

Used to be about shortys lites till i got fed up with the short nuts.  Been on the regular diamond hardware since.
Silver bolt in the top right.

Whatever doesnt turn silver after a couple weeks

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2021, 10:54:45 PM »
7/8 allen evertim

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2021, 11:10:50 PM »
7/8 Phillips Lucky hardware. They come with mini dice and are $2~
1 inch Shortyís Phillips + Lucky risers for cruiser and any setup with 55mm+ wheels

Sometimes I paint one of the bolts if I have solid black grip on a popsicle to indicate the nose & tail.

Noraís hardware is nightmare fuel. I see this way too often on peopleís boards at parks
https://www.instagram.com/p/CLcc5sTB5ZA/?igshid=s821nxbg0h95

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2021, 12:19:02 AM »
7/8Ē Allen always. Brand donít matter ad long as I get 8 black bolts, no colored nuts etc.
europe's like the capitol of england and france and whatever

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2021, 12:31:07 AM »
Shorty's Silverados.
7/8", allen, 7 black, 1 silver, always.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2021, 02:46:20 AM »
https://waldskateboards.com/products/


Recently with a couple friends we've started producing TORX bolts, they don't strip at all.

They are made in Europe, and come in a reusable leather pouch.
The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2021, 02:54:53 AM »
Most setups now on Indy Stage 11s, so no risers with the 7/8" Shortys phillips in silverados for plain black griptape (two in the front), or the 7/8" lights for when there is something on the board, grip or whatever that I can easily see to not need coloured heads.

Older / bigger setups, usually the 1" phillips for normal setups with very thin black rubber risers, or slightly longer bolts with risers (almost all phillips) on cruisers.



Black 7/8 phillips head. Shorty's Light's recently.
Fuck allen head. I didn't get my board at Ikea.
Also, one white in the top right.

Not Ikea - that made me laugh, but yeah, ever since there were slightly different allen key sizes from different brands, I have been using phillips and been happy.  The worst thing when someone turned up to get something sorted but no allen key would fit their hardware. I have a million allen keys from all the sets that have been left in the shop, but I machined down some just to fit every brand and have them handy nowdays though.


7/8 allen till i die.

Used to be about shortys lites till i got fed up with the short nuts.  Been on the regular diamond hardware since.
Silver bolt in the top right.

Whatever doesnt turn silver after a couple weeks

Interesting you are not keen on the low heads on Shortys - curious as to why, so anything in particular?  I know they would be more of a pain on some trucks, especially if the skate tool didn't fit over them easily, eg Ventures.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2021, 03:20:08 AM »
bolts are like the last thing i don't have dialed in with my setup.

bones and indy's are cheap but the white heads of bones can get old, and those cross bolts are so unnecessary. bronze is a dope company but they aren't stocked anywhere around here and i don't spend money on clothes anymore, i guess. i could just place a big order of bolts but haven't yet. shake junt just seems corn dog. as does any of those 6 dollar bags of painted hardware.

so i've just been using these uggo dimebag 1" with low bolts that i have laying around, basically the worst solution of all. one things for sure: phillips head.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2021, 03:21:47 AM »
https://waldskateboards.com/products/


Recently with a couple friends we've started producing TORX bolts, they don't strip at all.

They are made in Europe, and come in a reusable leather pouch.

Very cool
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2021, 03:30:26 AM »
Allen is the the way, the light and the truth.

I tend to go 1Ē because my illogical skate ocd lizard brain tells me that Iím less likely to have a nut fall off than 7/8Ē, were they to come loose without me noticing.  I think Iíve lost a grand total of two nuts since 2001, so itís really not that critical of an issue.

Bronze hardware just because I like their riders and edits.
Dude was folically fucked from the get go.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2021, 05:25:35 AM »
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https://waldskateboards.com/products/


Recently with a couple friends we've started producing TORX bolts, they don't strip at all.

They are made in Europe, and come in a reusable leather pouch.
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Very cool


Thanks a lot.
The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2021, 05:32:28 AM »
Shorty's original phillips

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2021, 05:39:28 AM »
I remember when I first started skating at age 12, people at school were extreme gatekeepers with skating, like you would get harassed when they found out you started, calling you a poser, etc. Someone tried to make fun of me for having Lucky hardware with a green bolt and I was like... uuhhhh it's a fucking screw, why do you care? Still do not care, as long as they don't strip and don't loosen. It's the least important part of skating. But yeah I have Shorty's 1" phillips head. Pro hardware is so unnecessary.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2021, 07:01:40 AM »
7/8 Allen all day, silver bolts. I prefer the screws in silver too but they're pretty hard to find these days.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2021, 09:22:34 AM »
Noraís hardware is nightmare fuel. I see this way too often on peopleís boards at parks

Friggin christ. Why is there an extra 1/2" of space? That's triggering my OCD like people with 473975 unread email alerts.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2021, 09:33:52 AM »
I remember when I first started skating at age 12, people at school were extreme gatekeepers with skating, like you would get harassed when they found out you started, calling you a poser, etc. Someone tried to make fun of me for having Lucky hardware with a green bolt and I was like... uuhhhh it's a fucking screw, why do you care?

Thatís the shit I had as a youngster.  I loved the one green one.  Iíve always had to have one different colored bolt ever since.  Didnít know that was a faux pas in some places.
Dude was folically fucked from the get go.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2021, 10:39:53 AM »
Allen, 1 inch, all black but one colored bolt in the lower left corner on my front truck, my ďlucky kickflip markerĒ.

Will settle for Philip too if necessary.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2021, 12:52:52 PM »
1" Allen bolts.

I ran into a lot of stripped heads with Philips bolts as a kid, and I prefer a little bit of thread showing past the nut. Makes me feel like they're definitely not gonna fall off.
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2021, 01:10:42 PM »
Shorty's original phillips

I don't understand the allen craze.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2021, 01:30:47 PM »
1" phillips for me. I never understood how people have issues with stripping bolts, are people driving with the screw instead of the tool?

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2021, 02:39:19 PM »
Black, small head, unthreaded shaft through the deck area, phillips, 1Ē.
Basically, original Shortyís. Or Roughneck, or anything that fits the above qualifications.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2021, 03:30:17 PM »
Seriously the most overlooked equipment
I spent three years cycling through dozens of different hardware to find what worked best. I barely skated. Didnít learn a single new trick, just dedicated my efforts towards the pursuit of finding the perfect bolt.
Still lookin for that nut

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« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2021, 06:29:56 PM »
Seriously the most overlooked equipment
I spent three years cycling through dozens of different hardware to find what worked best. I barely skated. Didnít learn a single new trick, just dedicated my efforts towards the pursuit of finding the perfect bolt.
Still lookin for that nut

I'm tryna get mah nut

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2021, 06:37:47 PM »
shake hunt or PIG 7/8Ē Allen. on one board itís 7 black, 1 green. Other board is 7 black,1 blue. And third board is 7 black, 1 prime/rainbowish color. On every board, the colored bolt is on the back right where the tail is.
This has me cracking up, what exactly does Black Flag have to do with measuring your dick starting behind ya nuts?

Skateboarding is nothing but a game to find the right fits to appear like you're a proportional human being instead of a midget or a giant.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2021, 07:00:22 PM »
Does anyone remember when you could mix and match with Shortys hardware?

Shops could buy a small plastic container of loose bolts of each of the colours they wanted - the heads were painted in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, glow in the dark, etc. People can mix and match to get the specific number and colours they wanted.

Definitely marketing to make shops buy a ton more Shortys bolts, but it worked and there were lots of options, even having a swap in for the regulars, so people could get one or two specific colours of their choice to go with the normal black set in some places.




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