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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2460 on: February 19, 2024, 09:06:23 AM »
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Anybody tried the DLX 8.28 shape on Indy's? I looked at it in person recently and it's really nice. If it just had a 14.25" wheelbase it'd be dead perfect for me, but it might be close enough.
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Did. Not a fan. But I am not a fan of sub-14.25 WB, so no surprises here.
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ive skated that shape on aces, and thunders. works for both but the aces made it twitchy, i would assume indys would be better. i think the idea of that shape was for mason when he came over since he rode a 13.75 wb on element and hes on indy.

That is an old shape Julian designed for AH a long time ago.
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2461 on: February 19, 2024, 09:40:48 AM »
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Anybody tried the DLX 8.28 shape on Indy's? I looked at it in person recently and it's really nice. If it just had a 14.25" wheelbase it'd be dead perfect for me, but it might be close enough.
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Did. Not a fan. But I am not a fan of sub-14.25 WB, so no surprises here.
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ive skated that shape on aces, and thunders. works for both but the aces made it twitchy, i would assume indys would be better. i think the idea of that shape was for mason when he came over since he rode a 13.75 wb on element and hes on indy.

that may have been the same shape as this doomsayers board that i had and loved.
skated it on 144s and it was great. coulda shoulda just stuck with it

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2462 on: February 19, 2024, 07:58:48 PM »
DLX shots fired at professor schmitt?

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2463 on: February 20, 2024, 02:44:23 AM »
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Damn that sucks then.

No thought of drilling it down in the nose?
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(1) I would never redrill a deck.
(2) If I did redrill 8.62 to a WB I liked, then the nose would be absurd.
(3) Finally trying the 8.62 confirms my previous idea that I just do not like "in-between truck sized" decks.



Yeah I get it on all points, but I am a tinkerer at heart, especially with things I am not going to actually skate or use as intended, so I would find a fun change up to make a cruiser or something.

Longer wheelbase boards make really good pump track setups too, so I would put some 149 or 159 trucks on maybe with some risers and big soft wheels to do laps.  The mellow concave would be perfect for that for me, as per other setups I have just like that.



DLX shots fired at professor schmitt?


Honestly I don't think they operate like that, so it is more likely just a fun take on a different board shape with a graphic to go with it, as is their thing, especially given they have been messing round with different shapes like Beach Bum, Beach Bummer, Grosso style shapes, but then hit a winner with a shorter wb and shorter and wider options for fun cruisers.

Yeah they feel like a Genius with that shape.


That is my take on it anyway.


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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2464 on: February 20, 2024, 08:30:58 AM »
Genius is my fav cruiser shape. Actually have one set up for curbs at the moment.  I never liked the tiny micro cruisers...

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2465 on: February 20, 2024, 12:35:39 PM »
Genius is my fav cruiser shape. Actually have one set up for curbs at the moment.  I never liked the tiny micro cruisers...

i got a zip zinger and hated ollies.
i like to cruise, but an ollie is needed

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2466 on: February 20, 2024, 03:17:33 PM »
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Liking the specs. Wish it was a tad shorter but looks promising



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6.75 tail. Don’t see many of those.

Primitive/April territory - he's on this Venture love affair these days so it makes sense.

Speaking of Venture...looks like he's off the lows as well...

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2467 on: February 20, 2024, 04:03:37 PM »
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Liking the specs. Wish it was a tad shorter but looks promising

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6.75 tail. Donít see many of those.
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Primitive/April territory - he's on this Venture love affair these days so it makes sense.

Speaking of Venture...looks like he's off the lows as well...


Very close to the Ishod Comix deck, which was 8.25 x 31.9 with 14 wb.

And yeah I seem to recall him talking about Venture lows were fun for a bit on very specific boards, but the normal ones work better for him for everything and he can skate the 5.6 width better on 8.25 boards.

Makes sense.


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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2468 on: February 24, 2024, 07:12:54 PM »
Anyone step on the 8.5 x 32.18 x 14.38wb? It's it's just the regular dlx 8.5 but stretched to accommodate the wb, I might have winner.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2469 on: February 25, 2024, 08:42:37 AM »
Anyone step on the 8.5 x 32.18 x 14.38wb? It's it's just the regular dlx 8.5 but stretched to accommodate the wb, I might have winner.
Iíve been really temptedÖ but I have three 8.38ís on ice so Iím kind of set for a long while.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2470 on: February 25, 2024, 04:15:47 PM »
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Anyone step on the 8.5 x 32.18 x 14.38wb? It's it's just the regular dlx 8.5 but stretched to accommodate the wb, I might have winner.
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Iíve been really temptedÖ but I have three 8.38ís on ice so Iím kind of set for a long while.


I have had quite a few, still do actually.

They are a good go to for longer tails with slightly shorter wb, compared to the 8.38 shape I am on mostly, which has a longer wb and shorter tail.

For a board that is actually 8.5 across the middle and doesn't taper from front to back bolts like some of the other 8.5 boards do, it is a good one, but some people get weird about how it does very much taper into the kicks and others don't like the slightly longer tail on it either.

Can't keep everyone happy, but it is a good all rounder and a standard shape, even if it was a bit scarce for a while.


Just one at random, but I like the teal / blue top colour:


https://www.tactics.com/anti-hero/daan-no-regerts-85-skateboard-deck/teal



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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2471 on: February 25, 2024, 04:20:12 PM »
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Anyone step on the 8.5 x 32.18 x 14.38wb? It's it's just the regular dlx 8.5 but stretched to accommodate the wb, I might have winner.
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Iíve been really temptedÖ but I have three 8.38ís on ice so Iím kind of set for a long while.
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I have had quite a few, still do actually.

They are a good go to for longer tails with slightly shorter wb, compared to the 8.38 shape I am on mostly, which has a longer wb and shorter tail.

For a board that is actually 8.5 across the middle and doesn't taper from front to back bolts, it is a good one, but some people get weird about how it does very much taper into the kicks and others don't like the slightly longer tail on it either.

Can't keep everyone happy, but it is a good all rounder and a standard shape, even if it was a bit scarce for a while.

Maybe thatís why i cant manual anymore: shorter tails. :/

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2472 on: February 25, 2024, 04:55:02 PM »
Anyone step on the 8.5 x 32.18 x 14.38wb? It's it's just the regular dlx 8.5 but stretched to accommodate the wb, I might have winner.

I'm interested since it's closer to the BBS standard 8.5 dims I usually run at 32.3 (or .23?) x 14.5.
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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2473 on: February 25, 2024, 05:35:02 PM »
8.38 is the shit. No getting used to. Damn near perfect. None of that ugly shovel nose/tail BS. Nice and pointy kicks.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2474 on: February 25, 2024, 05:49:49 PM »
8.38 is the shit. No getting used to. Damn near perfect. None of that ugly shovel nose/tail BS. Nice and pointy kicks.
Damn straight.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2475 on: February 25, 2024, 05:50:56 PM »
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8.38 is the shit. No getting used to. Damn near perfect. None of that ugly shovel nose/tail BS. Nice and pointy kicks.
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Damn straight.

i have one iím stoked to try, most likely going to put some 149 thunders on there

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2476 on: February 25, 2024, 05:56:54 PM »
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8.38 is the shit. No getting used to. Damn near perfect. None of that ugly shovel nose/tail BS. Nice and pointy kicks.
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Damn straight.
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i have one iím stoked to try, most likely going to put some 149 thunders on there
I LOVED the 149 thunders with the 8.38ĒdreamerĒ14.5wb.

Itís like trucks and decks from the same company go well together, or something. ;D


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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2477 on: February 25, 2024, 06:34:39 PM »
I redrilled the 8.38 shape with the 14.5 wheelbase down to 13.5 with venture 5.8s and Iím loving the longer kicks and the tighter wheelbase with the ventures adds a little more carve. Would do it again. Standing on slides and grinds better now too because of it as well

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2478 on: February 25, 2024, 06:38:19 PM »
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Anyone step on the 8.5 x 32.18 x 14.38wb? It's it's just the regular dlx 8.5 but stretched to accommodate the wb, I might have winner.
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Iíve been really temptedÖ but I have three 8.38ís on ice so Iím kind of set for a long while.
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I have had quite a few, still do actually.

They are a good go to for longer tails with slightly shorter wb, compared to the 8.38 shape I am on mostly, which has a longer wb and shorter tail.

For a board that is actually 8.5 across the middle and doesn't taper from front to back bolts like some of the other 8.5 boards do, it is a good one, but some people get weird about how it does very much taper into the kicks and others don't like the slightly longer tail on it either.

Can't keep everyone happy, but it is a good all rounder and a standard shape, even if it was a bit scarce for a while.


Just one at random, but I like the teal / blue top colour:


https://www.tactics.com/anti-hero/daan-no-regerts-85-skateboard-deck/teal





sounds wonderful 7" Nose is something I tend to feel I don't need + I hate the way long noses look on squareish boards (FA), looks ridonkulous.

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Re: DLX Shapes
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« Reply #2480 on: Today at 12:58:03 PM »
New Easy Riders Concave:

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Whereís the Ben Degros shout out? I must find.

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Re: DLX Shapes
« Reply #2481 on: Today at 04:30:26 PM »
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New Easy Riders Concave:

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Whereís the Ben Degros shout out? I must find.

I thought Ben was riding one of the 8.38 white oval boards in his clips, but way more likely it was this one, still a white oval graphic but a different shape.

Interesting to see, but I do wonder what specific dimensions and shapes they will have.


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