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When is the appropriate age to start talking about wheelbase

20 and up?
23 (29.9%)
30 and up?
36 (46.8%)
40 and up?
9 (11.7%)
Koo…koo….
9 (11.7%)

Total Members Voted: 65

Voting closed: September 25, 2023, 09:42:16 AM

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Re: Wheelbase….
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2023, 09:18:15 AM »
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Every time I read wb here I think you’re talking about white balance so that’s how much I know about wheel base, fyi. And when I say fyi I mean for your information, not fuck you idiots, which it’s what I thought that meant at first.
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Well I'm gonna use this in subtlety now

Different wheelbases work with different shapes and different styles. Probably aren't gonna do to much tech with a 15"+ wb, etc
Wow sorry, didn't realise I was dealing with a sick cunt here

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Re: Wheelbase….
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2023, 12:36:35 PM »
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I vote 27 + up, but also know some younger 20-ish skaters would have noticeable improvements in their skating if they didn't skateba board too long or short wheelbase-wise.

I never started caring or even beginning to understand it until I was at least 25. I gotta say, knowing has both hindered and improved my quality of skating on X decks.

Right now I'm on an AH with a 14.25 wb and it's 32" length and it's noticeably shorter than what I've been riding but still works fine.  Can do BS big spins really well on these compared to previous decks (that I prefer) where I did them well but more pivot/slide instead of being 100% full like on this deck.

The later the better but only in specific contexts. Can't get too nerdy with people unless they bite the bait and wanna go down the rabbit hole.

Nowadays, I just like for boards from X brands of Y sizes that have 14.25 or 14.5 and I make it work  :D
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tbc, i’m not calling you out here:

i’ve thought this same thing, particularly in the current/just waning milieu of large boards/large wheels, loosey goosey trucks, less pop.
i am a fan of the 90s schoolyard skating, travis stenger beat. seeing the last 10 plus years of large boards that absolutely do help people huck, and go fast, but imo not have the pop on flatground is weird to me.
exacerbating the large setup size, is that a fair amount of skaters are small. when they have a big ass board and 58 mm wheels, and are 5’5” 135….shit looks goofy.
so yeah, sometimes i criticize people’s setup choices, and more so when i see them struggling to do relatively basic flatground.
i struggle with basic flatground, and that’s all i can sorta do. my venture lo’s and 50s probably
aren’t helping me bomb hills, nor skate at even a beginner level on transitions. and that might be helped by using a bigger board.
and shit.




almost every post i make is basically the gear madness thread. mods move my whole personality to the the gear madness thread please.

I know you're not. I've observed that, too. When do you speak up if it's necessary? Should we F off and let people continue, even if their progress is hindered? Food for thought

I'm grateful for any tips/info passed on to me from experienced skaters when I was a grom. Even if I didn't ask for it. They likely saw my error in gear and explained how to fix this issue I didn't know i had going on. Because of that I've scaled up my board dims proportionally with my physical growth. Especially in regards to WB. I'm 5' 10" with long legs around 190lbs so I can handle the setups with 8.5 x 32 or 32.25 x 14.25 or 14.5 dims

Flat ground and lower impact (transition/ledges) is what I usually skate most of the time, so I always wanted a board I can do a little bit of everything on
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Re: Wheelbase….
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2023, 04:12:35 PM »
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I vote 27 + up, but also know some younger 20-ish skaters would have noticeable improvements in their skating if they didn't skateba board too long or short wheelbase-wise.

I never started caring or even beginning to understand it until I was at least 25. I gotta say, knowing has both hindered and improved my quality of skating on X decks.

Right now I'm on an AH with a 14.25 wb and it's 32" length and it's noticeably shorter than what I've been riding but still works fine.  Can do BS big spins really well on these compared to previous decks (that I prefer) where I did them well but more pivot/slide instead of being 100% full like on this deck.

The later the better but only in specific contexts. Can't get too nerdy with people unless they bite the bait and wanna go down the rabbit hole.

Nowadays, I just like for boards from X brands of Y sizes that have 14.25 or 14.5 and I make it work  :D
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tbc, i’m not calling you out here:

i’ve thought this same thing, particularly in the current/just waning milieu of large boards/large wheels, loosey goosey trucks, less pop.
i am a fan of the 90s schoolyard skating, travis stenger beat. seeing the last 10 plus years of large boards that absolutely do help people huck, and go fast, but imo not have the pop on flatground is weird to me.
exacerbating the large setup size, is that a fair amount of skaters are small. when they have a big ass board and 58 mm wheels, and are 5’5” 135….shit looks goofy.
so yeah, sometimes i criticize people’s setup choices, and more so when i see them struggling to do relatively basic flatground.
i struggle with basic flatground, and that’s all i can sorta do. my venture lo’s and 50s probably
aren’t helping me bomb hills, nor skate at even a beginner level on transitions. and that might be helped by using a bigger board.
and shit.




almost every post i make is basically the gear madness thread. mods move my whole personality to the the gear madness thread please.
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I know you're not. I've observed that, too. When do you speak up if it's necessary? Should we F off and let people continue, even if their progress is hindered? Food for thought

I'm grateful for any tips/info passed on to me from experienced skaters when I was a grom. Even if I didn't ask for it. They likely saw my error in gear and explained how to fix this issue I didn't know i had going on. Because of that I've scaled up my board dims proportionally with my physical growth. Especially in regards to WB. I'm 5' 10" with long legs around 190lbs so I can handle the setups with 8.5 x 32 or 32.25 x 14.25 or 14.5 dims

Flat ground and lower impact (transition/ledges) is what I usually skate most of the time, so I always wanted a board I can do a little bit of everything on


i say this all the time: griff gass shape. maybe the best 8.5 i’ve had. wish it came in an 8, identical otherwise.


dude i wish more folks spoke about the gear, another reason i made an account on here: i’d ask one of the rippers what they preferred about something and they’d give me the most fried voice, seemingly unable to grasp basic dimensions. ‘ahhhhhhhh ha. yeaaaaash these are, like……ahhhhhhhh like 149s i think?!’
meanwhile clearly on 159s, etc etc.
and some people RIIIIIIP and truly don’t know. good amount of the rest don’t want to speak on it

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Re: Wheelbase….
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2023, 01:04:48 PM »
I never paid attention to wheelbase until I bought a deck with a 14” wheelbase. It made everything harder for me, so now I always check the wheelbase when I buy a deck