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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2021, 07:40:49 PM »
7/8th Allen.
Fuck nak. 100 percent of the time he's not chill and not rad and not gnarly. He never let me pet his dog. Hes not rad or chill.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2021, 07:41:00 PM »
Halos to Upful to Billyís nuts now Nutass

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2021, 07:47:02 PM »
Bought some Bender hardware within the past year and itís cool. It works. All to say Iíll probably stick with Bender or another small brand moving forward.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2021, 08:28:20 PM »
Anyone remember Lomavista hardware from kayo? It never launched, but they had a website. It was supposed to work somehow work with just a screwdriver

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2021, 09:07:47 PM »
Anyone remember Lomavista hardware from kayo? It never launched, but they had a website. It was supposed to work somehow work with just a screwdriver

I used to order $38 Expedition decks from that site my senior year of college.

I also take pride in never having skated any decks with the Innerlock hardware technology.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2021, 09:10:26 PM »
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I used to use a skull one as a directional bolt.

Classic. I had the birdman, label, skull, pentagram and aliens at one time but gave away the birdman and someone stole the board with the label flames. That one makes me the most sad

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2021, 11:55:38 PM »
Anything except hardies

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2021, 12:44:21 AM »
Rode nothing but Shortyís original 1Ē phillips for 22 years. Just grabbed a pair of the Biggest Little a few months back

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2021, 02:14:34 AM »
Every time this gets bumped my first thought is that itís a ten yard fight appreciation thread.

Fuck nak. 100 percent of the time he's not chill and not rad and not gnarly. He never let me pet his dog. Hes not rad or chill.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2021, 05:41:10 AM »
U sound like a philips guy

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Wha' doyawanna fide aboud it?

I don't get the allen hype. People say the don't bakc out as easily? Idk how the shape on top of the bolt would affect that. I like philips because i usually have one nearby or can get one easily. Also, I hate fresh looking hardware. I usually buy 7/8 or 1" shorty's philips, last time they only had silverados, i literally painted the silver ones black on top and roughed them all up with sandpaper. They all look the same after skating for a month. A dull, scuffed grey metal color...... perfect.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2021, 05:57:18 AM »
I don't think I'm capable of "hardware pride", but I prefer allen over Phillips.

I will say Indy hardware has lil' iron crosses on the tops of each bolt which I didn't notice til they wore down a bit. Don't want to start that debate again but I'll just say I find that distracting so the only hardware I avoid now is Indy.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #41 on: November 09, 2021, 06:02:14 AM »
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U sound like a philips guy
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Wha' doyawanna fide aboud it?

I don't get the allen hype. People say the don't bakc out as easily? Idk how the shape on top of the bolt would affect that. I like philips because i usually have one nearby or can get one easily. Also, I hate fresh looking hardware. I usually buy 7/8 or 1" shorty's philips, last time they only had silverados, i literally painted the silver ones black on top and roughed them all up with sandpaper. They all look the same after skating for a month. A dull, scuffed grey metal color...... perfect.

I think the benefit of allen's is the tops are pretty much strip proof. Phillips tops are more easily bent out of shape the more you tighten/loosen them. The contact area you're putting torque on with a phillips is more prone to this because it's simply not as solid; geometrically sound. That's really the only reason I prefer allen.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #42 on: November 09, 2021, 06:02:58 AM »
I donít like the slim nuts on shortyís.  I like it when the tool/wrench stays on the nut and doesnít slip off if I lose complete concentration for a nanosecond.  And philips head can take its ball and go home because homie donít play that either.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #43 on: November 09, 2021, 06:08:50 AM »
I donít like the slim nuts on shortyís.  I like it when the tool/wrench stays on the nut and doesnít slip off if I lose complete concentration for a nanosecond.  And philips head can take its ball and go home because homie donít play that either.

Yea, the slim nuts can be annoying, I'll swap them for regular ones if i have some with good nylock left laying around.


I think the benefit of allen's is the tops are pretty much strip proof. Phillips tops are more easily bent out of shape the more you tighten/loosen them. That's really the only reason I prefer allen.

Yea, I get that, but i feel the pro of regular philips screwdrivers being much more common than a specific size allen key outweighs that, to me anyways. Just take your time and use good force, you wont strip the philips for a long time, and when you do, its usually time for new ones anyways.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2021, 06:14:16 AM »
only benefit of phillips is being common/most people have the tool.

used to ride allen key hardware believing it had less friction on my shoes? nobody ever had the tool and i couldn't be fucked to bring a tool with me everywhere.

riding a mishmosh of random hardware from a couple completes
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2021, 06:15:52 AM »
hardies only

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #46 on: November 09, 2021, 06:20:20 AM »
Ride whatever, if it works then use it.

Only thing I can't do is have two different lengths or a hodgepodge of phillips and allen hardware in my setup.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2021, 06:21:27 AM »
Phillips only, I never owned a set of allen in my life. I use Indy bolts, have had the same set for about 3 years, never had problems with them, and I go through boards like crazy. Only thing is that I lost one of them, so now I run 7 bolts, 4 in the front and 3 in the back.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2021, 06:24:16 AM »
When you buy allen hardware, they literally give you the wrench.  Just hold on to that wrench.  Put one in your wallet or keychain.  You manage to hold on to other small, metal things: house keys, jewelry, coins.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #49 on: November 09, 2021, 06:25:35 AM »
When you buy allen hardware, they literally give you the wrench.  Just hold on to that wrench.  Put one in your wallet or keychain.  You manage to hold on to other small, metal things: house keys, jewelry, coins.

ok yeah but....you ever see an allen key that came with your bolts that you could put on a keychain? me either. that being said i'm sure it exists but ffs lets be practical, who tf skates with their allen key in their wallet on their person?
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #50 on: November 09, 2021, 06:29:36 AM »
Iíve been rocking the same hardware for years from this Canadian company called Plains, and they havenít stripped yet.

The companyís been dead for close to 5 years yet I havenít needed new hardware since.

Got some Diamond hardware on another set up, seems fine.

Only requirement is it has to be Allen for me.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #51 on: November 09, 2021, 06:31:28 AM »
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When you buy allen hardware, they literally give you the wrench.  Just hold on to that wrench.  Put one in your wallet or keychain.  You manage to hold on to other small, metal things: house keys, jewelry, coins.
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ok yeah but....you ever see an allen key that came with your bolts that you could put on a keychain? me either. that being said i'm sure it exists but ffs lets be practical, who tf skates with their allen key in their wallet on their person?

I donít do either of those, Im a normal person.  Im just trying to reach out to these philips people that act like they wouldnít be able to skate without having 9 philips head screwdrivers within a 100ft radius.  Itís like a psychological delusion.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #52 on: November 09, 2021, 06:34:06 AM »
Bronze 56K all day baby. Phillips only.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #53 on: November 09, 2021, 06:38:46 AM »
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When you buy allen hardware, they literally give you the wrench.  Just hold on to that wrench.  Put one in your wallet or keychain.  You manage to hold on to other small, metal things: house keys, jewelry, coins.
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ok yeah but....you ever see an allen key that came with your bolts that you could put on a keychain? me either. that being said i'm sure it exists but ffs lets be practical, who tf skates with their allen key in their wallet on their person?
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I donít do either of those, Im a normal person.  Im just trying to reach out to these philips people that act like they wouldnít be able to skate without having 9 philips head screwdrivers within a 100ft radius.  Itís like a psychological delusion.

bet more people would say they had a screwdriver or something flat as opposed to some hexagonal key.... and that's #FACTS

but in all seriousness allen keys are a harder find.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #54 on: November 09, 2021, 06:41:50 AM »
Knowgood Hardware <3  rip

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #55 on: November 09, 2021, 06:59:01 AM »
I've had the same 7 bolts for probably 20 years. Stripped one maybe 12 years ago and never got around to replacing it.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #56 on: November 09, 2021, 07:02:04 AM »
I've got two sets of titanium theeve allen heads that are my favorites. That's as proud as I get.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #57 on: November 09, 2021, 07:40:08 AM »
I can't fucking stand Nicky Diamond and the whole "Diamond Life" persona.

Having said that I almost exclusively ride diamond 7/8 allen bolts. I hated on them for year because of the persona thing, then I tried a set because nothing else was available at the shop in 7/8 allen and they worked really well, rarely backed out/loosened when riding rough surfaces.

I would never own up to it in person, I also never ride the colored bolt that comes in the pack so no one will ever know.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #58 on: November 09, 2021, 07:42:00 AM »
Bronze allen only

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #59 on: November 09, 2021, 07:46:01 AM »
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When you buy allen hardware, they literally give you the wrench.  Just hold on to that wrench.  Put one in your wallet or keychain.  You manage to hold on to other small, metal things: house keys, jewelry, coins.
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ok yeah but....you ever see an allen key that came with your bolts that you could put on a keychain? me either. that being said i'm sure it exists but ffs lets be practical, who tf skates with their allen key in their wallet on their person?
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I donít do either of those, Im a normal person.  Im just trying to reach out to these philips people that act like they wouldnít be able to skate without having 9 philips head screwdrivers within a 100ft radius.  Itís like a psychological delusion.

Availability of tools VS strip-ability of bolts. It's really not that hard to see the argument for either. I'm more likely to forget an allen key than I am to fuck up screwing in a philips head, so its a pretty easy choice for me.
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