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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #300 on: February 13, 2021, 03:52:01 PM »
i honestly believe its based on your jumping stance. if you jump with your legs close together then short wb is optimal, wide stance and wb go hand in hand
yeah, look at cyrus bennett's stance. he rides a smaller wheelbase
https://youtu.be/djner650dbw?t=1376

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #301 on: February 14, 2021, 01:46:28 AM »
currently skating a 7.75 listen and it feels the best out of my 10 other setups......i miss popwar

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #302 on: February 14, 2021, 09:52:16 AM »
Maybe 5 years ago I got a Habitat that was a 7.875 on PS wood that was the same square shape they use(d) for FA and Quasi stuff. Great board. Pretty sure they were doing them as recently as the NASA series but I don't know if Habitat has fully moved away from PS or not.


Sounds ideal

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #303 on: February 14, 2021, 03:47:43 PM »
This is my 1999 (I think?) AWS "Ride Everything " Danny Way. 7.625 x 31.25. I also used the AVE 7.5 and Dill 7.75 (or 7.88) from this series, but this one was my fave so I held on to it to keep the size



And this is a Flip Boulala 7.63 x 31.25 from the end of 2001. This was the last thing my dad bought me before he died 5 weeks later (X-Mas complete). I can't believe I wore the wheels down that hard. Indy stage 8's (before black kingpin appeared), Spitfire 52 Bigheads but look more like 46 or some shit.



Was cleaning my basement area and just took a few pics.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #304 on: February 14, 2021, 04:22:45 PM »
Hot hot hot. Those shapes! Was alien ps at this time? Must have been....I was obsessed with width, and paid loose attention to length, but that was about it.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #305 on: February 14, 2021, 05:07:39 PM »
Love those shapes, boomer.

I've been carrying around this Habitat Ray Molinar 7.5" forever. A couple years ago I set it up and skated it a few times. Surprisingly good for a board from 2006 (and considering I wear size 11). PS wood.



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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #306 on: February 14, 2021, 05:31:33 PM »
That board is so rad looking. Great shape, nose and tail perfect.

I had a rough time landing much on the jovontae reissue, but really fun. 31 even, so just short. I think 7.75 is a little more my speed. Anyways, Ive totally kept a few boards around just because I liked the shape.

Im assuming the wb on these is all around 14? Length 31-31.5?


Thanks both of you for sharing these pics of older decks

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #307 on: February 14, 2021, 06:11:02 PM »
That board is so rad looking. Great shape, nose and tail perfect.

I had a rough time landing much on the jovontae reissue, but really fun. 31 even, so just short. I think 7.75 is a little more my speed. Anyways, Ive totally kept a few boards around just because I liked the shape.

Im assuming the wb on these is all around 14? Length 31-31.5?


Thanks both of you for sharing these pics of older decks

Needed to measure something else so I pulled it from the stack. 7.5" x 31" with a 14" WB.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #308 on: February 14, 2021, 06:40:21 PM »
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That board is so rad looking. Great shape, nose and tail perfect.

I had a rough time landing much on the jovontae reissue, but really fun. 31 even, so just short. I think 7.75 is a little more my speed. Anyways, Ive totally kept a few boards around just because I liked the shape.

Im assuming the wb on these is all around 14? Length 31-31.5?


Thanks both of you for sharing these pics of older decks
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Needed to measure something else so I pulled it from the stack. 7.5" x 31" with a 14" WB.

Whoa. Same as that jovontae reissue I mentioned.
Thanks for pulling that info!! So sweet

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #309 on: February 14, 2021, 06:48:47 PM »
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That board is so rad looking. Great shape, nose and tail perfect.

I had a rough time landing much on the jovontae reissue, but really fun. 31 even, so just short. I think 7.75 is a little more my speed. Anyways, Ive totally kept a few boards around just because I liked the shape.

Im assuming the wb on these is all around 14? Length 31-31.5?


Thanks both of you for sharing these pics of older decks
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Needed to measure something else so I pulled it from the stack. 7.5" x 31" with a 14" WB.
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Whoa. Same as that jovontae reissue I mentioned.
Thanks for pulling that info!! So sweet

Pretty similar shape? I remember an interview Raymond did where he talked about an old Girl board being his favorite so I wouldn't be shocked if this was based on that shape.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #310 on: February 14, 2021, 07:20:35 PM »
Pretty similar actually. Makes sense. EVERYONE was hyped on girl shapes then. PS had the game in a chokehold.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #311 on: February 14, 2021, 07:34:24 PM »
No to de-rail this thread any further, but I'm super curious as to what the truth really is behind wheelbase. There definitely are a lot of pros/skaters in general that don't care about wheelbase and don't even know about it. It also seems like however that a lot of them are very particular and definitely have the "madness" and gear awareness. I remember watching some of those old Dew tour videos I think is what they were, where they had pros go over their setups and I remember they often mentioned that the board they skated was made shorter specially for them. Kind of seems like many if not most pros are riding their boards a lot shorter than what the companies are selling. I wonder why that is

Wish someone would shine that Men in Black memory-wipe tampon thing on me so I could forget I ever learned about wheelbases.

Its like that saying a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  When I was a kid I just skated the fucking thing and everything worked out just fine.  No digital calipers, excel spreadsheets, plumb bobs, electron microscopes, mass spectrometers or protractors needed.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #312 on: February 14, 2021, 08:45:04 PM »
Love those shapes, boomer.

I've been carrying around this Habitat Ray Molinar 7.5" forever. A couple years ago I set it up and skated it a few times. Surprisingly good for a board from 2006 (and considering I wear size 11). PS wood.




always loved that graphic back then, still do. habitat Raymond Molinar was amazing.
This has me cracking up, what exactly does Black Flag have to do with measuring your dick starting behind ya nuts?

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #313 on: February 14, 2021, 08:59:02 PM »
Pretty similar actually. Makes sense. EVERYONE was hyped on girl shapes then. PS had the game in a chokehold.
the mike carroll shape is still one of my favorites. i would skate it if they were still around and pressed by ps. the tapered tail was as incredible as it was a liability.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #314 on: February 15, 2021, 06:34:30 AM »
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Love those shapes, boomer.

I've been carrying around this Habitat Ray Molinar 7.5" forever. A couple years ago I set it up and skated it a few times. Surprisingly good for a board from 2006 (and considering I wear size 11). PS wood.



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always loved that graphic back then, still do. habitat Raymond Molinar was amazing.

Yeah, this is then of the only boards I've ever saved. I remember being really hyped on the graphic and shape when it dropped, even though I knew it was too small. Steve Durante has a bunch of clips on the graphic in Inhabitants and I was always hyped on that for some reason. And Ray is a personal favorite.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #315 on: February 15, 2021, 07:29:19 AM »
Love those shapes, boomer.

I've been carrying around this Habitat Ray Molinar 7.5" forever. A couple years ago I set it up and skated it a few times. Surprisingly good for a board from 2006 (and considering I wear size 11). PS wood.




Looks sick! Love the shapes also. I skated better on these pointy shapes. Square messes me up

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #316 on: February 23, 2021, 12:04:06 PM »
I ordered a 7.81 AH green eagle that has a 14" WB with some Ace 22's. I'm 5'10", 10.5 feet, and 210lbs. Can't even remember if I skated something this small ever, but I hope I don't snap this board trying an ollie. I suck at flip tricks and skate transition and curbs, I feel like this board will be challenging but in a good way. I'm excited to try it out! Anyone else ever size down this small after skating 8.3"+ for as long as they can remember?

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« Reply #317 on: February 23, 2021, 12:20:37 PM »
I ordered a 7.81 AH green eagle that has a 14" WB with some Ace 22's. I'm 5'10", 10.5 feet, and 210lbs. Can't even remember if I skated something this small ever, but I hope I don't snap this board trying an ollie. I suck at flip tricks and skate transition and curbs, I feel like this board will be challenging but in a good way. I'm excited to try it out! Anyone else ever size down this small after skating 8.3"+ for as long as they can remember?


Dude. I want this exact setup. Some Julien shit right there. No matter what, itll be fun as hell to carve around on.
Im 58, size 10. I skate this size. I dont see any advantage in my skating, key in my skating, with a larger setup.
What size wheels?

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #318 on: February 23, 2021, 12:26:43 PM »
Shalom, brother! Yeah I imagine the carving I'm going to get out of this will be insane. I have some 54mm NFG 95a wheels that I've been sitting on for months that I will use. I thought about getting some 50-52mm wheels but there aren't any choices in that size range for 95a-97a. I can't do harder wheels anymore, I slip out way too easily.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #319 on: February 23, 2021, 12:35:29 PM »
I ordered a 7.81 AH green eagle that has a 14" WB with some Ace 22's. I'm 5'10", 10.5 feet, and 210lbs. Can't even remember if I skated something this small ever, but I hope I don't snap this board trying an ollie. I suck at flip tricks and skate transition and curbs, I feel like this board will be challenging but in a good way. I'm excited to try it out! Anyone else ever size down this small after skating 8.3"+ for as long as they can remember?
I have the same "specs" as you (except size 10)and I recently skated all different shit, including 7.75. I really enjoyed that size for nostalgia and crisp fliptricks. After watching footage of myself I felt like I looked unnatural and became kinda self conscious..so I sized back up. I miss the heel flips and 360 flips that were way cleaner on sub 8 though.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #320 on: February 23, 2021, 01:43:17 PM »
Kinda the same, in that Ive had people mention the board looks hella 90s bro....but all footage of me looks terrible, so whatever.
From an outside perspective, seeing someone on an 8 looks about right, but a week on a 7.75 and an 8 looks big as hell.
The real psycho shit is the baby trucks....if Im on 52 and down, looks ok, but bigger wheels on small trucks looks like a mini monster truck.
Whatever I dont make sense.

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Re: Safe Space for 7.5 - 7.75 deck rydaz
« Reply #321 on: Today at 04:52:50 AM »

I couldn't fight the madness this morning..So I'm back just waiting on bearings and hardware.
7.75 deck, Not AWS..I think a Primitive? Idk the graphic was terrible so I sanded it a while back and never skated it.