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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #210 on: August 03, 2022, 01:56:30 AM »
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FYI if you're interested in a SLIGHTLY larger axle without having to pay for some Indy chop-downs, HUCK skate supply
is now making a 2.5" hanger that ends up being 5.25"



They say they work with 10 degree Sure Grip plates, so I think they'll work with the peanut plate...

I know it goes against some of the "ethos" but it's still technically a roller skate truck, and I'm gonna get some to see how the wider axle feels on one of my polarizers...

EDIT: Just got an email from Huck, and they fit perfectly and the kingpin is CLEARED with their hangers!
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This is pretty sick. I would like to be able to do quick little slash/scrape/curb ride ons.
another option in a similar size are the ACS-500. You can find them for very cheap if you go on craigslist/marketplace whatever and search "penny board" "retro skateboard" "vintage skateboard" from people who dont know wtf they have.
I got a set for 10 bucks off a board with a broken deck not too long ago. have yet to try them, but i know george has good things to say about the 430s.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #211 on: August 03, 2022, 01:59:16 AM »

I also decided to make my old Hewitt into a "faux fibreflex" and put some ACS 430s as far as I could towards nose/tail. Got about a 20 1/2" WB on it and it flexes like crazy. Cheaper than 200+ for a new G and S surfskate, although they are beauties...

dont tempt me...  :o

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #212 on: August 03, 2022, 03:35:14 AM »
The trouble with wider trucks like the ACS 500s, Tracker Halftracks and Bennett Hijackers is that they're noticeably taller than the ACS 430s and Sure Grips. This changes how the ride feels, and I prefer the low to the ground feeling of the narrower trucks.

Edit: If you want more washers on the axles of Sure Grips or 430s to get more width, but the axle nuts won't fit on, you can reverse them so the nylock goes on first. This is something freestyler sometimes do, and you can even get cut down, narrower nuts - https://www.decomposedskateboards.com/hardware/decomposed-squashed-axle-nuts-20
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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #213 on: August 03, 2022, 05:29:16 AM »
The trouble with wider trucks like the ACS 500s, Tracker Halftracks and Bennett Hijackers is that they're noticeably taller than the ACS 430s and Sure Grips. This changes how the ride feels, and I prefer the low to the ground feeling of the narrower trucks.

Absolutely true. The HUCK hangers are 1/4 higher than the normal SG Hangers. You can feel it. It definitely changes the ride, and comes down to an almost "high/low truck" preference.


Edit: If you want more washers on the axles of Sure Grips or 430s to get more width, but the axle nuts won't fit on, you can reverse them so the nylock goes on first. This is something freestyler sometimes do, and you can even get cut down, narrower nuts - https://www.decomposedskateboards.com/hardware/decomposed-squashed-axle-nuts-20

Also Sure Grip "No Nuts" nylon nuts work as well!

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #214 on: August 03, 2022, 06:05:00 AM »
Anyone have any recommendations for 7mm to 8mm axle conversion sleeves?

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« Reply #215 on: August 04, 2022, 07:17:53 AM »
Anyone have any recommendations for 7mm to 8mm axle conversion sleeves?

They're pretty universal, just find some online and slip them on, I would say.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #216 on: August 04, 2022, 04:50:36 PM »
Love seeing all y’alls Polarizers. Let’s keep this thread going…

PS Stix
Sure Grip w/Bones soft bushings
OJ Mini Juice 55mm
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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #217 on: August 04, 2022, 06:37:40 PM »



Rode it for a bit after putting it together last night, it's weird and fun.  Can't wait to skate it some more.

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« Reply #218 on: August 04, 2022, 06:55:13 PM »
Love seeing all y’alls Polarizers. Let’s keep this thread going…

PS Stix
Sure Grip w/Bones soft bushings
OJ Mini Juice 55mm
Big Balls
Jessup





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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #219 on: August 04, 2022, 06:58:11 PM »
Love seeing all y’alls Polarizers. Let’s keep this thread going…

PS Stix
Sure Grip w/Bones soft bushings
OJ Mini Juice 55mm
Big Balls
Jessup





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@Landmine looks good with the reversed colors.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #220 on: August 05, 2022, 01:10:51 AM »
Can't figure how to post pics on here. I have some usa made sure grip rollerskate trucks which I have cut down and left the rubber stopper on the front. Could these perform the same as the base plated trucks that you all seem to get? I am wanting to buy a heated wheel deck after making many of my own but I haven't  seen any in NZ yet.
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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #221 on: August 05, 2022, 01:46:23 AM »
Can't figure how to post pics on here. I have some usa made sure grip rollerskate trucks which I have cut down and left the rubber stopper on the front. Could these perform the same as the base plated trucks that you all seem to get? I am wanting to buy a heated wheel deck after making many of my own but I haven't  seen any in NZ yet.

Depending on the "brand" of the plate, did it say "Jogger" or "Super X" or anything, or just "sure grip?"

Most sure grip plates will function like the "peanut plate" Sure Grip skate trucks. The kingpin angle is the same, essentially. However They the axles on some plate will be higher than the peanut plate truck, giving you about 1/8 to 1/4 more "riser." but hey, bigger wheels than if you want 'em!


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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #222 on: August 05, 2022, 01:57:41 AM »
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« Reply #223 on: August 05, 2022, 02:00:13 AM »
Thanks George . You have made slap that much more appealing now . Gnar you if I could.
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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #224 on: August 05, 2022, 05:06:08 AM »
Thanks George . You have made slap that much more appealing now . Gnar you if I could.

board looks rad! congrats!

@sketchhitchcock, your board looks great!

Here's my "FAUX FIBREFLEX" I made out of my old Hewitt deck:

Hewitt polarizer deck
ACS 430s
2 Powerdyne Magic cushion barrels 78A
Rough Riders/Swiss Bones
20 1/2 WB (to the tips)

This ride flexes like all Hell and is super rad. Highly Recommend to anyone wanting to try the ride.


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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #225 on: August 05, 2022, 11:30:12 AM »
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Thanks George . You have made slap that much more appealing now . Gnar you if I could.
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board looks rad! congrats!

@sketchhitchcock, your board looks great!

Here's my "FAUX FIBREFLEX" I made out of my old Hewitt deck:

Hewitt polarizer deck
ACS 430s
2 Powerdyne Magic cushion barrels 78A
Rough Riders/Swiss Bones
20 1/2 WB (to the tips)

This ride flexes like all Hell and is super rad. Highly Recommend to anyone wanting to try the ride.



It’s @Art Greco’s board!  Such a beauty.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #226 on: August 06, 2022, 10:19:06 AM »
my bad! @art greco great board! ha!

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #227 on: August 06, 2022, 03:15:17 PM »
Thanks y’all!
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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #228 on: August 06, 2022, 04:49:03 PM »



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