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For me the most incomprehensible thing about HLC is that all their boards have a 14.2” wheelbase. No matter the width, length, concave, shape. All 14.2”. That’s too short for me and thus I’ll never buy an HLC made deck.

yeah :/
https://hlcskateboardfactory.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/hlc-oem-skateboard-catalog.pdf

Pretty sure it's fine for most skateboarders but i don't get it either
I should have a phone call next week with somebody in charge of production, i'll ask him why.

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I'm in Europe. My distro got the first run of the Metal boards in. I ordered a few but now I wonder if they will be BBS or HLC. Because Habitat seems to deal with HLC when it comes to the Euro market.
I hope it's not HLC, my last Sour board was kinda meh.
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Habitat is not pressed / distributed by HLC anymore (and it's been a few years)
HLC pressed boards are great anyway
maybe you didn't pick the right shape


I think all that stuff is direct through Sovereign Sect Distribution now.

Of course I could be wrong, but they seem to be going more that route.


Sovereign Sect
Alien Workshop, Habitat, Metal Dealers.

https://www.instagram.com/sectogram/

https://sectdealer.com/

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I'm in Europe. My distro got the first run of the Metal boards in. I ordered a few but now I wonder if they will be BBS or HLC. Because Habitat seems to deal with HLC when it comes to the Euro market.
I hope it's not HLC, my last Sour board was kinda meh.
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Habitat is not pressed / distributed by HLC anymore (and it's been a few years)
HLC pressed boards are great anyway
maybe you didn't pick the right shape

i can't confirm this, but i heard they have better decks now. my experience with hlc was absolutely terrible all the time apart from one antiz deck i had, and i'm not sure that was hlc cause it felt very different and had a much different shape, too.

shape's were never a problem, just all around bad boards with no pop i broke after mere days.

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I'm in Europe. My distro got the first run of the Metal boards in. I ordered a few but now I wonder if they will be BBS or HLC. Because Habitat seems to deal with HLC when it comes to the Euro market.
I hope it's not HLC, my last Sour board was kinda meh.
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Habitat is not pressed / distributed by HLC anymore (and it's been a few years)
HLC pressed boards are great anyway
maybe you didn't pick the right shape
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i can't confirm this, but i heard they have better decks now. my experience with hlc was absolutely terrible all the time apart from one antiz deck i had, and i'm not sure that was hlc cause it felt very different and had a much different shape, too.

shape's were never a problem, just all around bad boards with no pop i broke after mere days.


I still couldn't get a straight answer regarding Antiz decks when I asked, but I believe they were from an unknown woodshop in China, as others have said before, either on here or in talking to them via other means.

Given their European beginnings I thought they would have been HLC, but apparently not.

I could easily be wrong though.


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From the 2019 thread. Antiz uses Chinese wood but also bounces around to fit needs

https://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=103057.30

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I'm in Europe. My distro got the first run of the Metal boards in. I ordered a few but now I wonder if they will be BBS or HLC. Because Habitat seems to deal with HLC when it comes to the Euro market.
I hope it's not HLC, my last Sour board was kinda meh.
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Habitat is not pressed / distributed by HLC anymore (and it's been a few years)
HLC pressed boards are great anyway
maybe you didn't pick the right shape
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i can't confirm this, but i heard they have better decks now. my experience with hlc was absolutely terrible all the time apart from one antiz deck i had, and i'm not sure that was hlc cause it felt very different and had a much different shape, too.

shape's were never a problem, just all around bad boards with no pop i broke after mere days.
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I still couldn't get a straight answer regarding Antiz decks when I asked, but I believe they were from an unknown woodshop in China, as others have said before, either on here or in talking to them via other means.

Given their European beginnings I thought they would have been HLC, but apparently not.

I could easily be wrong though.

Definitely made in a random China woodshop, Antiz skate stuff can be readily found on Taobao (China's Amazon), alongside their other local brands.

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another notable thing about PS stix boards is that they are wider at the front truck and narrower at the back truck (weird V shape)

I've got two 8.625 Quasi decks and both taper from back to front.That is, the deck is narrower at the front bolts on both the boards. The nose looks narrower than the tail too. I checked the nose and tail lengths to make sure I didn't have them ass around.

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another notable thing about PS stix boards is that they are wider at the front truck and narrower at the back truck (weird V shape)
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I've got two 8.625 Quasi decks and both taper from back to front.That is, the deck is narrower at the front bolts on both the boards. The nose looks narrower than the tail too. I checked the nose and tail lengths to make sure I didn't have them ass around.


Not quite the same thing, but I wonder sometimes if boards are cut or shaped the wrong way, given the nose and tail concave are different, so they will end up feeling weird, even if the shorter kick is still the tail, but the nose is actually the kick you want to skate, as per a couple of boards I had a while back now, which everyone said felt like they were the wrong way round.

Graphics printed upside down is not a worry, but I have seen a few of those too.


As for that shape, are they supposed to be straight through, or the usual PS Stix / Quasi taper front to back, or are those boards something else? 

More curious than anything, but how do they feel if you stand on them / skate them the other way?

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Another one that was not on the list.



First one from me  ;D kind of older one:
Robotron (German brand/HLC Wood) 8.2x32,1 WB:14.25 N:7.1 T:6.75 mellow concave, full kicks
Indy hollow standard 144
52mm Classics, worn down to ca. 50mm
Reds
Jessup Ultra
Indy Hardware




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another notable thing about PS stix boards is that they are wider at the front truck and narrower at the back truck (weird V shape)
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I've got two 8.625 Quasi decks and both taper from back to front.That is, the deck is narrower at the front bolts on both the boards. The nose looks narrower than the tail too. I checked the nose and tail lengths to make sure I didn't have them ass around.

I just got an 8.125 Quasi and it's true to size at the back bolts and 1/16 narrower at the front. Not sure I would have noticed if I hadn't measured.

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another notable thing about PS stix boards is that they are wider at the front truck and narrower at the back truck (weird V shape)
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I've got two 8.625 Quasi decks and both taper from back to front.That is, the deck is narrower at the front bolts on both the boards. The nose looks narrower than the tail too. I checked the nose and tail lengths to make sure I didn't have them ass around.
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Not quite the same thing, but I wonder sometimes if boards are cut or shaped the wrong way, given the nose and tail concave are different, so they will end up feeling weird, even if the shorter kick is still the tail, but the nose is actually the kick you want to skate, as per a couple of boards I had a while back now, which everyone said felt like they were the wrong way round.

Graphics printed upside down is not a worry, but I have seen a few of those too.


As for that shape, are they supposed to be straight through, or the usual PS Stix / Quasi taper front to back, or are those boards something else? 

More curious than anything, but how do they feel if you stand on them / skate them the other way?

It feels comfortable to skate either way. The pop is noticeably different, due to the nose being steeper than the tail. Overall, I like the feel of the deck.

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I was looking through something the other day and came across these guys again. 

For anyone keen on USA made skateboards, as well as the option to make custom molds to do pretty much whatever concave, size, shape, etc.  Sounds like a good thing for board shapes that are no longer being made but were exactly what you wanted.


Empire Skateboard MFG
USA
http://empireskatemfg.com/
https://www.instagram.com/empireskateboardmfg/



https://www.instagram.com/p/CPUijkmFgRX/


https://www.instagram.com/p/CdKWrpEsNWk/


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another notable thing about PS stix boards is that they are wider at the front truck and narrower at the back truck (weird V shape)
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I've got two 8.625 Quasi decks and both taper from back to front.That is, the deck is narrower at the front bolts on both the boards. The nose looks narrower than the tail too. I checked the nose and tail lengths to make sure I didn't have them ass around.
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I just got an 8.125 Quasi and it's true to size at the back bolts and 1/16 narrower at the front. Not sure I would have noticed if I hadn't measured.

I have a 8.125 GX1000 deck (same shape as Quasi IIRC) and it doesn't seem to taper at all though I haven't measured to be sure.. Nose seems pretty fat (like Alien/Habitat, not FA). Does it taper slightly at the front bolts and then get wider again at the nose? I misplaced my measuring tape somehow so I can't check myself.

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https://www.instagram.com/p/Cbvc4FKJNdw/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

@Woodshop drifter has a post that also claimed to have made this shape.

What board is this? Anyone know the specs of this board?

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another notable thing about PS stix boards is that they are wider at the front truck and narrower at the back truck (weird V shape)
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I've got two 8.625 Quasi decks and both taper from back to front.That is, the deck is narrower at the front bolts on both the boards. The nose looks narrower than the tail too. I checked the nose and tail lengths to make sure I didn't have them ass around.
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I just got an 8.125 Quasi and it's true to size at the back bolts and 1/16 narrower at the front. Not sure I would have noticed if I hadn't measured.
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I have a 8.125 GX1000 deck (same shape as Quasi IIRC) and it doesn't seem to taper at all though I haven't measured to be sure.. Nose seems pretty fat (like Alien/Habitat, not FA). Does it taper slightly at the front bolts and then get wider again at the nose? I misplaced my measuring tape somehow so I can't check myself.

Yup, sounds like the same shape from that description.

Mine does not get wider at the nose. It actually tapers to 8.0 about one inch in front of the front bolts where the nose begins to curve up.

The widest (8.125) section of the board is from the inner back bolts to about the middle of the board, at which point it tapers very slightly towards the nose.

Kinda weird, but I love the shape

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@Woodshop drifter has a post that also claimed to have made this shape.

What board is this? Anyone know the specs of this board?


Yes, I had to do a double take as well, but it looks like the owner of that board wanted more of that exact shape and had sent it around to get it specially made for him.

So awesome that the guy from Empire woodshop actually bought a fresh one to get the actual shape, as the board the guy had was fairly worn out so they could not map it out correctly too.


It is the DLX original Full shape, 8.75 x 32.86 with a 14.7 wb, 7.25 nose and 6.65 tail on the one I have.  The thing is a beast.  So big and so squared off, but a pretty good size, shape, etc for people who need a bigger overall ride.


There is an old listing for that exact board here, but the listed wheelbase is wrong on that one:

https://www.slamcity.com/products/anti-hero-8-75-grosso-plastics-full-skateboard-deck

They have the best pics on that site too.





The old info was here, with pic below too:

https://www.realskateboards.com/construction/





This was the one I have:


https://www.instagram.com/p/CLvkli_FuRg/

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Anyone familiar with this brand? “Mob”?
Looks like they’re a German company but no idea where they’re pressed


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Anyone familiar with this brand? “Mob”?
Looks like they’re a German company but no idea where they’re pressed


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Looks like they’re a German company but no idea where they’re pressed

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Anyone familiar with this brand? “Mob”?
Looks like they’re a German company but no idea where they’re pressed

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when a german brand doesn't explicitly state they use na/mexico woodshops like generator/bbs or ps stix then they most likely use excel or another chinese woodshop, or hlc.

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Anyone familiar with this brand? “Mob”?
Looks like they’re a German company but no idea where they’re pressed

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when a german brand doesn't explicitly state they use na/mexico woodshops like generator/bbs or ps stix then they most likely use excel or another chinese woodshop, or hlc.


It must have been from a previous woodshop thread, but I was thinking that Mob Skateboards had been brought up before too.

Might have been confusing it with Trap Skateboards, but they all seemed to be "unknown" from one of the blank board resellers in country there, which as said all used woodshops from China.

I might just have to add them to the list with "unknown" on them, if nothing more than to have the brand name there.


Checked and they were through MDCN or Quarter Dist, from what others had said in previous threads.



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when a german brand doesn't explicitly state they use na/mexico woodshops like generator/bbs or ps stix then they most likely use excel or another chinese woodshop, or hlc.
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It must have been from a previous woodshop thread, but I was thinking that Mob Skateboards had been brought up before too.

Might have been confusing it with Trap Skateboards, but they all seemed to be "unknown" from one of the blank board resellers in country there, which as said all used woodshops from China.

I might just have to add them to the list with "unknown" on them, if nothing more than to have the brand name there.

yeah, sometimes they used to say stuff like "this is made in the same factory as girl decks!" i could see that, those were already chinese made at that point as well. and i think no one knew for the longest time where.

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yeah, sometimes they used to say stuff like "this is made in the same factory as girl decks!" i could see that, those were already chinese made at that point as well. and i think no one knew for the longest time where.


Ha yeah, lots of places still use that line, or the more common "Our boards come from the same factory as all the world's biggest brands" which is an instant giveaway, because usually it is not wood or concave I recognise by feel and there are quite a few woodshops that supply ALL the worlds biggest brands, so I just smile and nod and think "You just got another generic board from an unknown woodshop in China" or something similar.

Not a worry though, as a lot of those places do actually make decent boards nowdays, but if you can't actually give a woodshop name or any other info, you are just another dodgy salesman in my eyes.


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So anyone got the goss on Prime?  I'm ordering a Vallely Barnyard & Sticker-o-rama from them and saw that they do blanks or custom heat transfers on their shapes, and wanna get a Barnyard to ride with something printed on it.  Are they good boards? Are they kinda shady?