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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #480 on: January 18, 2024, 09:05:07 AM »
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So in that Dan Corrigan vid where he is filming Ben at the skatepark, what deck is that Ben is riding?  Did I hear right that it is still the same wheelbase (14), but the length is 32?  That seems like it would be a crazy long nose and tail for low trucks.
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There are some boards that might seem too long, but actually work quite well, especially on Venture trucks, or work better than it might seem on paper with those dimensions.

A couple of boards in that category recently showed they had 6.7 to 6.8 tails and 6.9 to 7 noses in similar dimensions, 14 wb on a 32 length.

DLX has been doing a few shapes like that, the Real tropical dream series, then scanner series, on the same shapes.

I full agree.

I was riding some compact boards. 8.25 14" wb like 31 long.

I did 6 of those in a row maybe more. Cuz they're local mostly. I always back the locals of all.

Looking back the nose was too short.

These Metal boards are right the fuck on tho.

I might not be able to really handle THE 9... Butt :o the fuckin 8.75 I just set up is fuckin perfect. I only fliped it once so far.

I recon it's the extra long nose in conjunction with the 13.5? WB that made it so easy to bone the fuck out of that kickflip.

I don't even wanna skate it it so sick and the street salt is so bad. I set back up the 9" and I'm going to just try to get a double of the 8.75 grasshopper shape.

I put the dims up in the wbswb thread I think.

I fuckin slaps. I definitely wanna get a short stack of those in the spring.

Pretty sure Metal is my shit for a while
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #481 on: January 20, 2024, 06:33:43 PM »
https://youtu.be/zedPB_Ujits?si=7tbvFv62wC-cz1-P

Sewa set up video.

I think we might be getting a PJ video next!!!

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #482 on: January 21, 2024, 02:58:52 AM »
I know it's dumb and petty of me, but it's shitting me that Ben is fronting as this pure youtube dude who doesn't wanna take part in the bullshit of youtube, whilst fake quitting for an engagement boost ahead of running this LA series. 

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #483 on: January 21, 2024, 05:05:14 AM »
I know it's dumb and petty of me, but it's shitting me that Ben is fronting as this pure youtube dude who doesn't wanna take part in the bullshit of youtube, whilst fake quitting for an engagement boost ahead of running this LA series.

I don't think he fake quitted anything, I just think he got burnt out from doing the same videos of himself just talking into a camera for the sake of it, whereas now he's getting a chance to produce videos that he legitimately seems to enjoy doing, like collaborations with interesting people and making inroads in the industry. I think going on the Nine Club has helped further his chances of that too. I much prefer this sort of content over the "Is this the ideal setup?" type videos of him talking about a certain board shape followed by him skating it on that basketball court DIY and then saying "nah this isn't for me, I'll just stick to this". You could tell he got to a point where he was just churning that shit out and he desperately needed a change to keep his channel fresh.

I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't upload a video for 2 or 3 months then suddenly uploads a few that are  completely different from anything he's done before.

If you ask me someone should pay him to travel around the globe with nothing but a skateboard and a tape measure and we'll all be happy with whatever comes of it. I'd love him to come on a trip to Britain.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #484 on: January 21, 2024, 06:11:43 AM »
Totally agree, I like this shift too, just think he understands the YouTube algorithm too well to not have planned his quitting to channnel change as if you have a big video it pops you up in recommendations. Dunno. Glad he didn’t stop and enjoy these new vids as the old format was getting stale but he’s being a tad coy I reckon.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #485 on: January 21, 2024, 07:22:56 AM »
Gonna agree too. I love seeing other skater’s setups, having him review and skate them is a nice change of pace. That’s one thing I love about skateboards, there’s an endless amount of configurations.

Like my setup might be one-of-one. Because how many folks are riding a Girl G053, with Ace and Indy hard bushings in their 159 Hollows, Pepper grip, Spitfire 55mm Lock In Fulls, and Bones Swiss 6?

There are so many little things you can do to tweak your setup.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #486 on: January 21, 2024, 08:01:46 AM »
i remember the “my setup” videos on demand pre streaming
ben should definitely be the guy in charge of that today
even better with it being on his own channel
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #487 on: January 21, 2024, 07:07:43 PM »
I'm liking this format of videos especially when the interviewee is a gear nerd like him, if he managed to chat with PJ Ladd while in LA that would easily be his most watched video.

The Crob one was a tough watch since he seemed unwilling to change anything that Ben suggested.
https://youtu.be/eAYUuxukfeA?si=slE0LLZcVqtcE5uv
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #488 on: January 21, 2024, 07:17:48 PM »
I'm liking this format of videos especially when the interviewee is a gear nerd like him, if he managed to chat with PJ Ladd while in LA that would easily be his most watched video.

The Crob one was a tough watch since he seemed unwilling to change anything that Ben suggested.
https://youtu.be/eAYUuxukfeA?si=slE0LLZcVqtcE5uv
I think crob is just going along with this act of his, after all his favorite person is Larry david. But I will say when Ben mentioned GH crobs silence was deafening. He really does not like him

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #489 on: January 22, 2024, 04:19:55 AM »
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I'm liking this format of videos especially when the interviewee is a gear nerd like him, if he managed to chat with PJ Ladd while in LA that would easily be his most watched video.

The Crob one was a tough watch since he seemed unwilling to change anything that Ben suggested.
https://youtu.be/eAYUuxukfeA?si=slE0LLZcVqtcE5uv
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I think crob is just going along with this act of his, after all his favorite person is Larry david. But I will say when Ben mentioned GH crobs silence was deafening. He really does not like him
Crob would be fuckin' envious as shit of GH.  Low effort cool guy pullin' in the big bucks talking shit about the Nine Club on a cool skate team. 

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #490 on: January 22, 2024, 06:26:55 AM »
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I'm liking this format of videos especially when the interviewee is a gear nerd like him, if he managed to chat with PJ Ladd while in LA that would easily be his most watched video.

The Crob one was a tough watch since he seemed unwilling to change anything that Ben suggested.
https://youtu.be/eAYUuxukfeA?si=slE0LLZcVqtcE5uv
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I think crob is just going along with this act of his, after all his favorite person is Larry david. But I will say when Ben mentioned GH crobs silence was deafening. He really does not like him
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Crob would be fuckin' envious as shit of GH.  Low effort cool guy pullin' in the big bucks talking shit about the Nine Club on a cool skate team.

Or else he thinks he's a wretched snively little dork like the rest of the world.

Andy Anderson pulls in the big bucks but no one is jealous of him.
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #491 on: January 22, 2024, 10:51:14 AM »
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I'm liking this format of videos especially when the interviewee is a gear nerd like him, if he managed to chat with PJ Ladd while in LA that would easily be his most watched video.

The Crob one was a tough watch since he seemed unwilling to change anything that Ben suggested.
https://youtu.be/eAYUuxukfeA?si=slE0LLZcVqtcE5uv
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I think crob is just going along with this act of his, after all his favorite person is Larry david. But I will say when Ben mentioned GH crobs silence was deafening. He really does not like him
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Crob would be fuckin' envious as shit of GH.  Low effort cool guy pullin' in the big bucks talking shit about the Nine Club on a cool skate team.
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Or else he thinks he's a wretched snively little dork like the rest of the world.

Andy Anderson pulls in the big bucks but no one is jealous of him.
are you surprised

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #492 on: January 22, 2024, 10:57:44 AM »
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I'm liking this format of videos especially when the interviewee is a gear nerd like him, if he managed to chat with PJ Ladd while in LA that would easily be his most watched video.

The Crob one was a tough watch since he seemed unwilling to change anything that Ben suggested.
https://youtu.be/eAYUuxukfeA?si=slE0LLZcVqtcE5uv
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I think crob is just going along with this act of his, after all his favorite person is Larry david. But I will say when Ben mentioned GH crobs silence was deafening. He really does not like him
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Crob would be fuckin' envious as shit of GH.  Low effort cool guy pullin' in the big bucks talking shit about the Nine Club on a cool skate team.
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Or else he thinks he's a wretched snively little dork like the rest of the world.

Andy Anderson pulls in the big bucks but no one is jealous of him.

That’s a lot to unpack

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #493 on: January 22, 2024, 06:18:21 PM »
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I'm liking this format of videos especially when the interviewee is a gear nerd like him, if he managed to chat with PJ Ladd while in LA that would easily be his most watched video.

The Crob one was a tough watch since he seemed unwilling to change anything that Ben suggested.
https://youtu.be/eAYUuxukfeA?si=slE0LLZcVqtcE5uv
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I think crob is just going along with this act of his, after all his favorite person is Larry david. But I will say when Ben mentioned GH crobs silence was deafening. He really does not like him
[close]
Crob would be fuckin' envious as shit of GH.  Low effort cool guy pullin' in the big bucks talking shit about the Nine Club on a cool skate team.
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Or else he thinks he's a wretched snively little dork like the rest of the world.

Andy Anderson pulls in the big bucks but no one is jealous of him.


If you can't see the diff of hanging out with Dan Corrigan and NKA vids vs Jerry Hsu & Ryan Lay, then ok big boy.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #494 on: January 22, 2024, 11:50:39 PM »
Gonna agree too. I love seeing other skater’s setups, having him review and skate them is a nice change of pace. That’s one thing I love about skateboards, there’s an endless amount of configurations.

Like my setup might be one-of-one. Because how many folks are riding a Girl G053, with Ace and Indy hard bushings in their 159 Hollows, Pepper grip, Spitfire 55mm Lock In Fulls, and Bones Swiss 6?

There are so many little things you can do to tweak your setup.


My current setup is a Girl G053 with Ace 55's, 52 Lock In's. I really like this setup, it's a bit on the heavy side but it flips nice and I really like the shape. For an 8.5, it really skates more like an 8.25...especially with Ace's.

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #495 on: January 31, 2024, 08:25:13 AM »
This is not my SOTY. I'm telling my kids there was no SOTY for 2021

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #496 on: January 31, 2024, 08:31:04 AM »
so glad ben is back to feed the streets

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #497 on: January 31, 2024, 08:35:35 AM »
so glad ben is back to feed the streets

And at the end of this, he says he'll have a modified version of this "building a curb" video for his skate channel.
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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #498 on: February 09, 2024, 11:59:41 AM »
This is not my SOTY. I'm telling my kids there was no SOTY for 2021

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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #499 on: February 16, 2024, 04:52:11 AM »
Saw this on the Etnies insta. That shoe box on the top right says Ben De G. Not gonna lie, the Snake shoe looks cool in black.


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Re: Ben Degros vlog
« Reply #500 on: February 16, 2024, 07:54:43 AM »
Saw this on the Etnies insta. That shoe box on the top right says Ben De G. Not gonna lie, the Snake shoe looks cool in black.



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