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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #60 on: November 09, 2021, 07:48:45 AM »
Black allen bolts is all I really care about.  I'll buy whatever brand the local shop has.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #61 on: November 09, 2021, 07:54:38 AM »
shop hardware. 1inch phillips. i keep the sk8 tool at home and make sure theyre snug but not forced after every sesh. no pride its just how ive been doing it for a while

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #62 on: November 09, 2021, 08:52:20 AM »
working at a small shop for years , i have lost plenty respect for good local skaters when they are bummed because you dont have "name brand hardware" or leave because you don't have "7/8th inch allen." call me bitter, but we order in bulk and it works exactly the same.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #63 on: November 09, 2021, 10:13:23 AM »
My friend tom has 3 Allen key bolts the other 5 are Philips
There all different lengths and rattle like hell. Not relavent but his wheels on the left side are somehow about 3mm smaller than the ones on the right but yesterday he kickfliped a 9 stair 4th try so it works somehow

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #64 on: November 09, 2021, 11:14:43 AM »
All 8 BLACK PHILLIPS BOLTS. 1inch. No threads on top portion.
SILVER nuts.

No compromise.

I have a box of bro style I keep grabbing when needed. But brand no matter as long as it meets my specs.

I love skateboards.

this is the truth.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #65 on: November 09, 2021, 11:19:28 AM »
BRONZE 56K

if it aint hardware it aint shit
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #66 on: November 09, 2021, 01:11:50 PM »
I just prefer 7/8 Allen. Donít care for brands of hardwares
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #67 on: November 09, 2021, 05:26:06 PM »
nah, my setup has a frankenstein's monster collection of allen and phillips hardware of different sizes, colors and brands

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #68 on: November 09, 2021, 05:45:16 PM »
Shorty's or Bronze for me. Bronze is the only company that can make me buy Phillips bolts.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #69 on: November 09, 2021, 06:26:12 PM »
Bronze

Love how no one has said Shake Junt

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #70 on: November 09, 2021, 09:34:06 PM »
i used to have, but not anymore. just about what works. i still care about aesthetics though. if i find a truck or wheel ugly, it might be a deal breaker. boards not so much since they lose their graphic anyways.

i fully admit i used to hate on shit on here that i now have no problem using or even endorsing (dsm wood).

i don't care about grip cults, i switched to mob after multiple bad sheets of jessup, now i dislike the new mob and probably would switch back or just try whatever, i don't care. i was indy or die for over a decade and then switched to ventures because i was bored and as so many had the nostalgia feels, but i feel like indys fit me better. but i will still finish skating the ventures.

i'm not sticking with product out of pride nowadays, it's just maybe i want something that works the same way again and again. i'd rather say there are brands i wouldn't want to buy from due to pride because i feel like they don't deserve my money for any sort of reason, be it bad product experiences or other things.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #71 on: November 09, 2021, 10:01:27 PM »
If I couldnít buy shortys bolts anymore, Iíd probably give up skating. At the moment Iím a ďloophole-erĒ and have converted many people at my local and forced them to denounce their spitfires. I still havenít found a truck that feels as good as Indy stage 7s so Iím still delving in a few different circles Ö

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2021, 01:06:57 AM »
All silver hardware is pretty hard to find these days, anything with silver nuts is ok. I hate black hardware with raw trucks.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #73 on: November 10, 2021, 02:04:55 AM »
Canít do Phillips. And it kills me, cause Iíd love to have some Bronze pride. Iíll have to settle for whatever Allen I buy every 4 years, and wish Iíd at least spruced extra and bought 7/8

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #74 on: November 10, 2021, 05:45:00 AM »
My friend tom has 3 Allen key bolts the other 5 are Philips
There all different lengths and rattle like hell. Not relavent but his wheels on the left side are somehow about 3mm smaller than the ones on the right but yesterday he kickfliped a 9 stair 4th try so it works somehow

*shudder* the horror, the absolute horror.
.....Nah

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #75 on: November 10, 2021, 06:31:44 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?

Fuck. I guess Iím a weirdo. I always take a bumbag with me to skate. Itís got a skate tool, and Allen key for my hardware, wax, one of those Thunder truck rebuild kits with all of the nuts and washers you need, spare hardware, etc. Pretty sure Iíve got extra bushings in there, maybe even a spare pack of cheap bearings just in case. Iím not trying to get the session stopped for bullshit. Gotta be prepared.

That said, I like 1Ē Allen hardware. I like the positive engagement of knowing the bolt goes all the way through the nut. Currently using Thunder hardware. I like it. Green indicator bolt is nice.

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #76 on: November 10, 2021, 06:36:30 AM »
i have hardware anxiety

Shorty's - what am i, a tech skater?

Bronze - i'm not making an online order and spending a bunch on shipping for hardware

Independent - that cross is ew

Bones - threading all the way through

Diamond - this aint the early 2010's

anything allen - what am i, a tech skater??

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #77 on: November 10, 2021, 07:44:51 AM »
silveradoooooooooo (yah)

For life!^  You bet your sweet ass I do. lol Silverados or gtfo!  ;D 

Enjoi hardware? I can't even be friends with you.

Philips only. Allens hurt my dainty hands.  haha

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #78 on: November 10, 2021, 08:58:53 AM »
bolts have grown to be one of the most important things to me. they hold everything together and depending on how long you use them, itís the one thing youíre gonna be looking at consciously or subconsciously for a very long time so you might as well get something thatís good. so with that being said, 1 1/4Ē indy iron cross bolts for the win
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #79 on: November 10, 2021, 09:47:50 AM »
Bender 7/8 philips along with hardcore pride

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #80 on: November 10, 2021, 11:32:40 AM »
Indy phillips because Tactics has them for $2, they aren't threaded the entire way, and I can always find a screwdriver.  Philips strip out faster - but see the $2 comment.  I can go in with a 10 spot and come out with enough hardware that I don't care how long they last.


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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #81 on: November 10, 2021, 11:43:33 AM »
Had a set of tensor 7/8th Allen little heads with the shorter nuts for like 12 years. Never ever had a problem. They weren't special pretty sure I only even picked them because they were the cheapest. Then spent some years riding whatever Allens 1inch with small heads but they'd often still come loose every so often.
Now I'm riding some random cheap Phillips 7/8ths because fuck it who cares.
Nice thing about Phillips is you can set up some like an X and the other like + so you can tell the nose from the tail

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #82 on: November 10, 2021, 04:59:36 PM »
for all you 'the nuts must be silver' type operators, just go to a hardware store with a good selection of bolts and buy a box of 100 10-32UNF thin type nyloc nuts for like 3 bucks.

you could also buy some generic black 10-32x7/8" UNF flat head socket screws to go with them, but that won't appease any of you 'it must have an unthreaded shoulder' types.


also I usually buy diamond 7/8" bolts, they're what OCD has cheap usually and i just buy a new set every couple of boards

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #83 on: November 10, 2021, 10:47:16 PM »
Indy 7/8" allen. Black. Till death.

Indy's seem to have a slightly wider head, which do not sink down into the deck like others do. I despise hardware that sinks in, and it seems like the smaller heads often do that. Plus, I ride Indys, so why not match them up. I hate phillips because I have an irrational fear that they will strip out easier. Plus, I think allen just looks "cleaner." But to that end, I also hate the look of brand new hardware. 
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #84 on: November 23, 2021, 05:49:23 PM »
Been a Phillips guy, but I just remembered that the Unit tool comes with an Allen key so that kinda solves everything.


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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #85 on: November 23, 2021, 06:31:25 PM »
The only "pride" I have is in the knowledge that i purchased my hardware from my local shop. I'm also Team Philips because that's what my local sells. There are enough skateboard components already for me to consider getting any kind of madness over nuts and bolts.
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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #86 on: November 23, 2021, 06:43:33 PM »
...the real question is, do you countersink your holes first?

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2021, 06:49:23 PM »
I'd like to try some button-heads on my next board. Could be a nuisance, but maybe its like deathbolts lmao


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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #88 on: November 23, 2021, 07:33:48 PM »
...the real question is, do you countersink your holes first?
Sometimes I'll twist the screwdriver in the hole a tiny bit first.

So why don't people like to sink their bolts? Personally I hate if they're sticking up at all

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Re: do you have hardware pride
« Reply #89 on: November 23, 2021, 09:44:18 PM »
The real question is, do you grip over your bolts (after counter sinking them) for improved grip/ flick?

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