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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #90 on: June 18, 2022, 12:20:48 AM »
I run standard barrel/cone bushing combo. Works fine. Though I use flat washers top and bottom, not cupped. Less restriction on the turn of the trucks.

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« Reply #91 on: June 18, 2022, 11:06:57 AM »
Makes sense. I didnt think of that at all. Dropped both washers when I swapped the bushings and Im in love so not going to mess with it.

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« Reply #92 on: June 21, 2022, 08:35:57 AM »




Here's my actual vintage fiberglass board as well as this little z-flex cruiser that i got back when i worked for them. Both are super fun to cruise around on although the flex of the fiberglass is pretty terrifying some times

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« Reply #93 on: June 23, 2022, 04:28:40 AM »
That Z-Flex is super rad!

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« Reply #94 on: June 23, 2022, 07:07:44 AM »
Mine should be here today! stoked
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« Reply #95 on: June 23, 2022, 07:30:24 AM »
Mine should be here today! stoked

Samesies. Don't think I can drill it until next weekend because I'm swamped with work but holy hell am I stoked. Got some red Rough Riders and Swiss the other day, good times ahead on this blazer.
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« Reply #96 on: June 23, 2022, 08:29:11 AM »
Mine just landed. Super rad lookin deck.

Laid it next to my copy cat for comparison. The real deal is pretty flat.. about 4 inches of flat across with an inch of concave on each side. Very mellow 2 nose and 2.5 tail before it flattens out.
6 and a 1/16th at the widest. 5.5-5.75 where youd mount the trucks, tapering a bit more up front. Style points for the subtlety of the shape.. Blender knows what hes doing.

Manufactured at BBS, standard 7ply, no formica

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« Reply #97 on: June 23, 2022, 09:10:57 AM »
Mine just landed. Super rad lookin deck.

Laid it next to my copy cat for comparison. The real deal is pretty flat.. about 4 inches of flat across with an inch of concave on each side. Very mellow 2 nose and 2.5 tail before it flattens out.
6 and a 1/16th at the widest. 5.5-5.75 where youd mount the trucks, tapering a bit more up front. Style points for the subtlety of the shape.. Blender knows what hes doing.

Manufactured at BBS, standard 7ply, no formica
mind sharing photos? all the previous ones were ps stix.

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« Reply #98 on: June 23, 2022, 09:58:40 AM »

Manufactured at BBS, standard 7ply, no formica

Thinner plys than a standard popsicle deck? Much flex when you stand on it?

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« Reply #99 on: June 23, 2022, 10:45:08 AM »
Thinner plys than a standard popsicle deck? Much flex when you stand on it?
no thinner.. standard 7ply flex

mind sharing photos? all the previous ones were ps stix.
of course




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« Reply #100 on: June 23, 2022, 11:12:08 AM »
Just got mine, dang shes a beaut. Ive only ridden the Hewitt which is flat, for some reason I was expecting the polarizer to be far more convex, looks very subtle. Love the point on the nose.

Mine is also BBS, any noticeable difference in shape between PS and BBS?
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« Reply #101 on: June 23, 2022, 01:22:59 PM »
Mine just came in too. BBS as well. The warning and BBS stickers were on the side where the nose and tail point upwards? Did they just get confused?

Now I'm considering mounting my trucks so that I have little kicks. Will this kill the vibe?
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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #102 on: June 23, 2022, 05:16:23 PM »




Here's my actual vintage fiberglass board as well as this little z-flex cruiser that i got back when i worked for them. Both are super fun to cruise around on although the flex of the fiberglass is pretty terrifying some times
Those are fawking beautiful.
I dont recall if my polarizer had the bbs sticker or not. Also I DO know that they printed the graphics upside down.


Does that make it a decentralizer?

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« Reply #103 on: June 24, 2022, 12:31:51 AM »

I dont recall if my polarizer had the bbs sticker or not. Also I DO know that they printed the graphics upside down.


Does that make it a decentralizer?
this is a ps stix. there was the inital run, then the second run was printed backwards.

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« Reply #104 on: June 24, 2022, 08:47:26 AM »
Looks like all the decks available in the UK are the backwards printed ones. Not that it really matters.

Is there much of a taper? Can anyone measure the width 4"s in from the front and rear. I'm guessing there's 1/2" or so difference.

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« Reply #105 on: June 24, 2022, 09:55:43 AM »
Looks like all the decks available in the UK are the backwards printed ones. Not that it really matters.

Is there much of a taper? Can anyone measure the width 4"s in from the front and rear. I'm guessing there's 1/2" or so difference.

4" off the point of the nose - 5 1/4"
4" off the end of the tail - 5 7/16"

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #106 on: June 24, 2022, 10:19:49 AM »
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Looks like all the decks available in the UK are the backwards printed ones. Not that it really matters.

Is there much of a taper? Can anyone measure the width 4"s in from the front and rear. I'm guessing there's 1/2" or so difference.
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4" off the point of the nose - 5 1/4"
4" off the end of the tail - 5 7/16"

Thank you. So not much of a difference. More aesthically pleasing to set up the board backwards, but easy to flip the trucks around if I were to drill holes in the deck (I prefer to have a slightly tighter rear truck).

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« Reply #107 on: June 24, 2022, 01:34:45 PM »
I got my polarizer with the sure grips in the mail the other day. I went to set it up and I realized standard hardware wouldn't fit the mounting holes on the sure grips.

If anyone is looking to use the SG trucks, you'll want 8-32 x 1" bolts which is slightly smaller in diameter than the standard skateboard hardware.

Anyone have any recommendations for a wheelbase for this thing?

I'm setting it up convex, and just eyeballing truck placement I had 22" axle to axle.

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« Reply #108 on: June 24, 2022, 01:54:19 PM »
I got my polarizer with the sure grips in the mail the other day. I went to set it up and I realized standard hardware wouldn't fit the mounting holes on the sure grips.

If anyone is looking to use the SG trucks, you'll want 8-32 x 1" bolts which is slightly smaller in diameter than the standard skateboard hardware.

Anyone have any recommendations for a wheelbase for this thing?

I'm setting it up convex, and just eyeballing truck placement I had 22" axle to axle.

i run 19 1/4 on the polarizer and i love it. gives about 3 inches either way on the deck.

personal preference, obviously.

and good god, you have to run it convex! it's the purpose of the thing.


Just got my new one today. BBS, 7 play, the logo is about 1/3 larger on top and bottom from the last batch, with the logos facing the correct direction. ha!

New one has much less curve to the deck that the reversed logo batch. Actually feels almost flat until you get to the edges. The reversed logo batch is much more convex from center.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #109 on: June 24, 2022, 03:11:38 PM »
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I got my polarizer with the sure grips in the mail the other day. I went to set it up and I realized standard hardware wouldn't fit the mounting holes on the sure grips.

If anyone is looking to use the SG trucks, you'll want 8-32 x 1" bolts which is slightly smaller in diameter than the standard skateboard hardware.

Anyone have any recommendations for a wheelbase for this thing?

I'm setting it up convex, and just eyeballing truck placement I had 22" axle to axle.
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i run 19 1/4 on the polarizer and i love it. gives about 3 inches either way on the deck.

personal preference, obviously.

and good god, you have to run it convex! it's the purpose of the thing.


Just got my new one today. BBS, 7 play, the logo is about 1/3 larger on top and bottom from the last batch, with the logos facing the correct direction. ha!

New one has much less curve to the deck that the reversed logo batch. Actually feels almost flat until you get to the edges. The reversed logo batch is much more convex from center.
have any preference? this is giving me fomo to scoop a ps stix while they are still around. only have the hewitt right now.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #110 on: June 24, 2022, 05:36:03 PM »


Sure grip trucks, soft bones bearings, 56mm Rough Riders. I had a lot of fun cruising my neighborhood this evening.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #111 on: June 24, 2022, 05:37:54 PM »

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I dont recall if my polarizer had the bbs sticker or not. Also I DO know that they printed the graphics upside down.


Does that make it a decentralizer?
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this is a ps stix. there was the inital run, then the second run was printed backwards.
Thanks for the knowledge. I guess ps wood being soggy is kind of a plus for these.

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Re: POLARIZER THREAD (60s/70s style boards)
« Reply #112 on: June 25, 2022, 01:37:07 AM »
Given the choice I think I'd prefer a flatter BBS to the more convex PS stix. Assuming the flex is the same.

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« Reply #113 on: June 25, 2022, 04:44:20 AM »
Given the choice I think I'd prefer a flatter BBS to the more convex PS stix. Assuming the flex is the same.

Having a BBS, I think I would agree. Love the shape/flex/ feel of mine. Can't wait to set it up.
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