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Skating tech on a wider board?
« on: April 03, 2024, 04:12:15 AM »
Are there any 'tech' skaters that ride 8.5?

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2024, 05:31:46 AM »
Are there any 'tech' skaters that ride 8.5?
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2024, 05:57:17 AM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2024, 05:58:43 AM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2024, 05:59:20 AM »
Frankly Villani rides a 9” egg shape and does some wild shit on it

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2024, 06:07:22 AM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2024, 06:12:53 AM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2024, 09:16:54 AM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2024, 09:36:55 AM »
Jamie Griffin ride 8.25 (yes , 8.25 is wide for me ahah)

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2024, 10:28:33 AM »
I wouldn’t consider myself tech but I do a lot of manual stuff and flatground on a 9” egg with 8.75 trucks. It’s insanely light though and I just enjoy having more board to land on and room to grind.

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2024, 11:08:35 AM »
I skated 9.4" egg paired with 8.75 or 9" trucks and 56mm wheels last weekend. I dont skate much tech nowadays but I could do my usual tech tricks (flip in or out grinds/slides/manuals) with it. No problem playing SKATE also. I mean it doesn’t flip and spin like sub 9" boards but it still worked for me pretty well.
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2024, 11:26:06 AM »
Jamie Griffin ride 8.25 (yes , 8.25 is wide for me ahah)

8.25 is actually the most common size produced/available in skate shops, so im gonna assume that it is the biggest seller / most popular size at the moment. Most pros ride this size these days too from the billion setup vids i have watched.

I think Villani is going to be the best current answer you will get for most technical, and he is still fairly on the gnar side.  Kader also rides a huge board and he is fairly technical but again also fairly on the gnar side too.

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2024, 11:41:13 AM »
Frankly Villani rides a 9” egg shape and does some wild shit on it
And Kyonosuke with the sized down egg (8.75")

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2024, 01:13:54 PM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2024, 02:10:46 PM »
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Are there any 'tech' skaters that ride 8.5?
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Chris Cole

This is the correct answer. Chris can basically do any flip trick into anything on 8,5 with 149s.

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2024, 10:55:17 PM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2024, 11:54:23 PM »
i did nollie bs crooks on the local's normally sized ledge on a heroin eggzilla2 which is 14.25" wide.
so, pretty tech on a pretty wide board. haha

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2024, 12:09:02 AM »
Grown man on anything sub 8.5 looks absolutely silly, regardless of tech ability

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2024, 02:55:41 AM »
i would consider concerning your board size more the size of you body, then your preference in tricks.

If you are 6 foot high and having shoe size 13 a 7,625 is more easy to flip then a 9,0 - but in my opinion its
to small for you.

And yes with a "smaller" board you can flip faster / better - but with a bigger board you can control better.
So yes a flat 540 flip will be more "easy" with a small then with a "big" board.
But you will have less control if you try a simple backside kickflip down 8 stairs.

Try to find a board fitting to your body - and it will fits to you skating - no matter the tricks.

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2024, 03:11:39 AM »
Grown man on anything sub 8.5 looks absolutely silly, regardless of tech ability

I'm not sure about this. Big boards look a bit clunky on a lot of people that do more than grind curbs or skate transition. I always think about sizing down to 7.75 again after watching older videos because the tricks look so crispy. There was a lot of ugly tight trucks and tic tacs back then though.

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2024, 03:33:24 AM »
Villani takes the cake for current times
Dude kills it on some weird cruiser egg shaped nasty chipped boards

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2024, 06:04:02 AM »
Grown man on anything sub 8.5 looks absolutely silly, regardless of tech ability

the golden age of skateboarding would beg to differ

been thinking i might need to go back down to 7.75.  8.0 is starting to feel like a boat lately
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2024, 12:06:36 PM »
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2024, 10:40:42 AM »
chris cole vs mark suicu was the best match of last batb. 8.5 vs 8.375 and 8.5 won.

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2024, 02:05:30 PM »
i think it could be possible to get pretty tech on a 9" popsicle but anything past that sounds tough
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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2024, 06:30:29 PM »
Frankly Villani rides a 9” egg shape and does some wild shit on it

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #27 on: April 06, 2024, 07:11:19 PM »
Can’t remember his name but a guy who ride Powell 10” decks do pretty tech tricks

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2024, 01:03:31 AM »
i think it could be possible to get pretty tech on a 9" popsicle but anything past that sounds tough

my friend skates pretty much only tech on a 10" egg and he swears by it. but hes a big guy too.
before that it was allways 9" pops.

Grown man on anything sub 8.5 looks absolutely silly, regardless of tech ability

i was surprised 8.5 was what was considered wide in this thread. thats been the standard size for the last 10 years atleast.

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Re: Skating tech on a wider board?
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2024, 06:29:55 AM »
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Grown man on anything sub 8.5 looks absolutely silly, regardless of tech ability
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the golden age of skateboarding would beg to differ

been thinking i might need to go back down to 7.75.  8.0 is starting to feel like a boat lately

The best skating I have ever done in recent years was when I skated the palace 7.75, 13.8wb deck with venture low 5.0. sounds ridiculous but it felt effortless
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