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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #120 on: April 06, 2017, 08:56:27 AM »
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Nothing noteworthy. They were 49mm "Next" wheels, which are Moska's "entry-level" wheels... Brazilian brand. I've bought them for next to nothing in a sale. They slid great, screeched like a banshee. But you get what you pay for. I eventually gave them away. Tightening the nuts only made them slow down earlier, as the bearings would be pushed outwards and eventually get stuck. I tried to run them tight with washers and the inner spacer, but it wouldn't work too well.
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is there anything noteworthy about your bearings? sometimes the cause can be on the bearing end not the wheels end
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No. I've only experienced that with those wheels, no matter what bearings I'd run.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #121 on: April 06, 2017, 02:21:22 PM »
Genuinely considering getting these

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #122 on: April 06, 2017, 02:58:39 PM »
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Nothing noteworthy. They were 49mm "Next" wheels, which are Moska's "entry-level" wheels... Brazilian brand. I've bought them for next to nothing in a sale. They slid great, screeched like a banshee. But you get what you pay for. I eventually gave them away. Tightening the nuts only made them slow down earlier, as the bearings would be pushed outwards and eventually get stuck. I tried to run them tight with washers and the inner spacer, but it wouldn't work too well.
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is there anything noteworthy about your bearings? sometimes the cause can be on the bearing end not the wheels end
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No. I've only experienced that with those wheels, no matter what bearings I'd run.
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Blind Jeans. anyone know if there out yet? Here's a pre-order
https://www.oldskullskateboards.com/pre-order-blind-classic-jeans/


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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #123 on: April 11, 2017, 06:32:32 AM »
i have a problem, for a while i was going steady on a 8.8 board and thunders, and that was going good until a chunk of it came off, so i switched to my 9" backup board and indys, and ive been getting used to that, and now i have to opportunity to get a new board and i dont know what size to get now, i either have to get used to the 8.8 again, or fully get into skating a 9" full time, damn.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #124 on: April 11, 2017, 09:59:34 PM »
i want a pair of those polar cargos in army, but i can't find them in north america in a medium. probably better off not spending $100 us on a pair of pants anyways.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #125 on: April 12, 2017, 07:37:26 AM »
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Anyone skated the Emerica Indicator? I didnt get on with Huf Classics  so im hoping this will skate more to how i like but still have the same look.
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didn't skate them, but tried them on at the shop. i am not into the toecaps too much cause they hurt my toes in a weird way (all of these toe cap shoes!)

compared to the huf classic they got a VERY thin sole that is also part felt material. Friend of mine skated the indicators and they seemed to last for him. personally i am not a fan of the emerica vulc sole and prefer their cupsole options- but whatever floeats your boat i guess!

I don't know how Emerica can put out a shoe with felt on the fucking sole. They should be ashamed of themselves.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #126 on: April 12, 2017, 07:53:24 AM »
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Anyone skated the Emerica Indicator? I didnt get on with Huf Classics  so im hoping this will skate more to how i like but still have the same look.
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didn't skate them, but tried them on at the shop. i am not into the toecaps too much cause they hurt my toes in a weird way (all of these toe cap shoes!)

compared to the huf classic they got a VERY thin sole that is also part felt material. Friend of mine skated the indicators and they seemed to last for him. personally i am not a fan of the emerica vulc sole and prefer their cupsole options- but whatever floeats your boat i guess!
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I don't know how Emerica can put out a shoe with felt on the fucking sole. They should be ashamed of themselves.

Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #127 on: April 12, 2017, 12:23:27 PM »
Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.

I know why they do it. I just don't know how they can live with themselves. Converse does it on their NON-skate line.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #128 on: April 12, 2017, 03:17:49 PM »
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Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.
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I know why they do it. I just don't know how they can live with themselves. Converse does it on their NON-skate line.

Well Mr. Smarty Pants you didn't use the rhetorical question please don't answer font. The other answer is that Emerica is sort of like a 9 or 10 year old dog. Fine for a little while longer.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #129 on: April 12, 2017, 06:19:29 PM »
Really thinking about stepping up to an 8.25 after skating an 8 for years on end.  Lately my board has just been feeling a little small under my feet and I would love some extra room.  Also the indy 144 looks awesome and I'm sick of looking at a tiny pair of dinky krux.  Also sick of people asking me how I'm even skating krux.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #130 on: April 13, 2017, 08:23:11 AM »
Has anybody ever skated a Pocket Pistols deck?

Despite the cringe-worthy name, they have a decent team and there's this Ron Chatman 9" deck that I have my eye on.  Not sure where they are pressed and I generally hate ordering boards online without seeing them in person first, but the dimensions are perfect.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #131 on: April 13, 2017, 08:26:45 AM »
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Felt on the sole qualifies them as slippers for import taxes. Much cheaper. Same reason Converse and others do it.
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I know why they do it. I just don't know how they can live with themselves. Converse does it on their NON-skate line.
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Well Mr. Smarty Pants you didn't use the rhetorical question please don't answer font. The other answer is that Emerica is sort of like a 9 or 10 year old dog. Fine for a little while longer.

Sad but trueeeeeeugh

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #132 on: April 13, 2017, 11:20:03 PM »
Has anybody ever skated a Pocket Pistols deck?

Despite the cringe-worthy name, they have a decent team and there's this Ron Chatman 9" deck that I have my eye on.  Not sure where they are pressed and I generally hate ordering boards online without seeing them in person first, but the dimensions are perfect.

Post in the woodshop thread someone will know....

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #133 on: April 13, 2017, 11:41:05 PM »
Has anybody ever skated a Pocket Pistols deck?

Despite the cringe-worthy name, they have a decent team and there's this Ron Chatman 9" deck that I have my eye on.  Not sure where they are pressed and I generally hate ordering boards online without seeing them in person first, but the dimensions are perfect.

Supposedly they're made in California, which i think would be Watson?


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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #135 on: June 07, 2017, 02:34:40 PM »
yay or nay

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #136 on: June 07, 2017, 02:37:17 PM »
Personally, I'd say buy the Welsh deck.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #139 on: June 07, 2017, 04:48:57 PM »
Why don't people like dipped boards?
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #140 on: June 07, 2017, 07:18:42 PM »
Why don't people like dipped boards?

Dipped boards are like a well done steak, undignified and chewy.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #141 on: June 08, 2017, 12:54:08 PM »
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Why don't people like dipped boards?
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Dipped boards are like a well done steak, undignified and chewy.

Not to mention that the paint on the edges acts as a physical barrier to restrain explosive energy or some other shit I don't know I made it up dipped boards are awful

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #142 on: June 08, 2017, 09:18:03 PM »

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Why don't people like dipped boards?
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dipped boards are awful

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #143 on: June 09, 2017, 07:29:21 AM »
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Why don't people like dipped boards?
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dipped boards are awful
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They look like cheap shitty wal mart boards when the edges get dinged up

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #144 on: June 09, 2017, 02:40:33 PM »
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I don't know if you're calling me a kook or saying Bronsons suck. But both are true statements.
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Do Bronson's really suck all I've ever rode are bones and whatever I can get my hands on. Thought about trying em out
Yes! They really are garbage. It's all marking and gimmicks. Right out of the box there fast, smooth, and super quite. Give them about a month, one or two will stop rolling the other bearings are a magnet for dirt and grime and the cages bend when you try to clean em. From my uneducated guess their made in China at the same factory as other cheap bearings with some fancy packaging. Stick to Bones Swiss.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #145 on: June 09, 2017, 02:47:14 PM »
I back dipped boards.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #146 on: June 09, 2017, 04:19:38 PM »
I back dipped boards.

holy crap, me too. 

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #147 on: June 09, 2017, 05:13:01 PM »
I back dipped boards.

I did from about 98-2002/3ish....all the Workshop ones.
I rode a lot of those.

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« Reply #148 on: June 09, 2017, 06:15:26 PM »
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I don't know if you're calling me a kook or saying Bronsons suck. But both are true statements.
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Do Bronson's really suck all I've ever rode are bones and whatever I can get my hands on. Thought about trying em out
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Yes! They really are garbage. It's all marking and gimmicks. Right out of the box there fast, smooth, and super quite. Give them about a month, one or two will stop rolling the other bearings are a magnet for dirt and grime and the cages bend when you try to clean em. From my uneducated guess their made in China at the same factory as other cheap bearings with some fancy packaging. Stick to Bones Swiss.

This. Fast and nice for the first month or two, then they start dropping like flies. 90% marketing.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #149 on: June 11, 2017, 07:08:36 AM »
for reasons unknown i seem to be drawn to buy some nike koston 3 hyperfeel.
they look so strange yet intreaging..
anyone that has them that can aid or steer me away from them?
feel free to share your opinions.