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STACYKEACH

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Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« on: October 05, 2021, 12:51:26 PM »
Approaching my mid 30s my skate sessions have slowly but surely become almost completely ramp-centric.  I've decided to finallygraduate from the street setup I've been comfortable with for over 20 years now.  Anyway, I borrowed a friends board the other day (another ramp geezer) and I could see his wheels sticking out from under the board more so than I ever have (or ever have wanted to) on my setup.  It actually made skating the lip way more comfortable.  I'm bumping up to a 9 from an 8.5 and I wonder if my Indy 169's will give me this effect.  Just throwing this one out there.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2021, 01:18:21 PM »
I'm not a ramp geezer but I recently set up 8.5 trucks with additional speedrings on the inside on an 8.25 deck to help me learn fs crook variations on ledges and it worked perfectly. I could see my wheels on this one and I'd definitely use a setup like that on transition as well.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2021, 01:19:12 PM »
Depends on the wheels manÖ

Center set wheels with 169s on a 9 inch (popsicle) will not stick out

Offset conical wheels will

Center set wide wheels on a shaped 9 inch should stick out

This is a great post. I like this topic. I found many interesting things from this site. Thanks for posting this again.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2021, 05:49:47 PM »
Depends on the wheels manÖ

Center set wheels with 169s on a 9 inch (popsicle) will not stick out

Offset conical wheels will

Center set wide wheels on a shaped 9 inch should stick out

spot on..

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2021, 06:56:21 AM »

The 9" deck with Indy 169s will work really well.

The bigger / wider normal wheels between 58 to 60 mm should sit about flush with the side of the board anyway, but putting two or even three washers on the inside will make the wheels sit out even more, along with giving you a bit more truck width to grind and a touch more stability too.

Wheels include Spitfire 60 x 39mm (wide), OJ Elite 61mm x 40mm, or something super wide like Slimeballs that are going to sit out a mile on either side.
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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 02:47:34 AM »
Venture 5.6ís,Spitfire Classics, 8.25 deck. Nope.
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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 05:45:06 AM »
No. Iíve learned over time I like a magic carpet, might have been from running venture 5.0s on anything from 7.5 to 8.5 as a kid.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 06:54:45 PM »
I've always "sized down" on Indy's (149's on a 8.25, 159's on a 8.5 etc) think it's pretty common from checking the setup thread too.

I'm gonna say 169's on a 9" will be perfect - would be only a 1/8" smaller than than the hanger (the ones above are 1/4" smaller)

I haven't factored in tapered shapes or bigger/fuller wheel shapes though.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2021, 07:25:32 PM »
Not my wheels only the nuts

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2021, 07:41:20 PM »
Yeah, just a little though. 8.75 trucks on an 8.5 board. Itís my favorite. Feels really stable and solid to me. Probably all in my head, but it works.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2021, 08:45:01 PM »
nope

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2021, 01:29:12 AM »
On street i like magic carpet for sureÖon ramp i like wheels to sit flush with deckÖmust be for stability and lack of ramp skills.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2021, 02:31:15 AM »
Depends on the wheels manÖ

Center set wheels with 169s on a 9 inch (popsicle) will not stick out

Offset conical wheels will

Center set wide wheels on a shaped 9 inch should stick out

perfect example & explaination..

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2021, 05:15:40 PM »
i switched out my thunder 148s with my ace 55s on my 8.25 just to try it and i see the wheels a bit (f4 conical fulls 54mm). it's been feeling pretty good

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2021, 06:34:50 PM »
usually not. team flush/slight magic carpet.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2021, 10:31:45 AM »
Wish I would (it looks cool imo) but canít stand the feeling of it, so 8.25Ē board and 148 thunders are my go-to.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2021, 11:13:48 AM »
kind of on this topic - swapped some 5.2's for 5.6's on an 8" for the first time ever after believing i would see some axle bolts, but it was all in my head apparently. nothing life changing after a session but i definitely feel the stability difference

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2021, 12:58:17 PM »
kind of on this topic - swapped some 5.2's for 5.6's on an 8" for the first time ever after believing i would see some axle bolts, but it was all in my head apparently. nothing life changing after a session but i definitely feel the stability difference

You need a pretty big difference in truck size to start seeing something sticking out. If you flip your board over your trucks are going to appear to be sticking out way past the deck. The object that is closer is going to appear larger to your senses even if it actually isnít the larger of the two. Tipping your board over to primo will give you a better idea of where your axles are sitting in relation to your board

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2021, 01:08:03 PM »
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kind of on this topic - swapped some 5.2's for 5.6's on an 8" for the first time ever after believing i would see some axle bolts, but it was all in my head apparently. nothing life changing after a session but i definitely feel the stability difference
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You need a pretty big difference in truck size to start seeing something sticking out. If you flip your board over your trucks are going to appear to be sticking out way past the deck. The object that is closer is going to appear larger to your senses even if it actually isnít the larger of the two. Tipping your board over to primo will give you a better idea of where your axles are sitting in relation to your board

for sure, in this case wheels are about flush and nuts are juuuuuuust past if i flip over which totally makes sense. primo it does favor falling grip side but still able to stand just fine.  it was a fun little run for me who has always preferred a smaller than board truck width, so thanks to this thread for making me give it a try

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2021, 11:33:00 PM »
Not my wheels only the nuts

I can also see my nuts when looking down, especially if it's hot out.

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Re: Can you see your wheels when you look down at your board?
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2021, 02:42:29 AM »
who ?