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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2400 on: October 05, 2020, 08:50:20 PM »
Riptide pivot cups in my Ventures. Iím sick of putting speed cream in. Are they worth it?
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2401 on: October 05, 2020, 11:55:39 PM »
thinking about ordering some blazer mids in whit leather!

Anybody got recommendations abaout the sizing?
Usually i'm going a half size down in dunks- do they compare lenght and width wise?

Thanks for any info pals

Blazer mids and dunks are always TTS for me. I think you're the first person I've seen who goes half down in dunks. People usually go half up or TTS in those from what I've seen. Based on all that, I'd guess TTS or half size down for the Blazer mids. They fit similar length and width wise, in my experience.
I'd recommend getting the same size in the mids as any other Nike SB vulc (Janoski, blazer low, bruin, etc. if you've had any of these) or Vans vulc (if you've had these) in my mind.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2402 on: October 06, 2020, 01:20:25 AM »
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thinking about ordering some blazer mids in whit leather!

Anybody got recommendations abaout the sizing?
Usually i'm going a half size down in dunks- do they compare lenght and width wise?

Thanks for any info pals
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Blazer mids and dunks are always TTS for me. I think you're the first person I've seen who goes half down in dunks. People usually go half up or TTS in those from what I've seen. Based on all that, I'd guess TTS or half size down for the Blazer mids. They fit similar length and width wise, in my experience.
I'd recommend getting the same size in the mids as any other Nike SB vulc (Janoski, blazer low, bruin, etc. if you've had any of these) or Vans vulc (if you've had these) in my mind.

Thanks a lot, that will help!

i usually had dunks tts- the KB Dunk and that brian anderson/ anti hero collab, but the last ones i had, the truck its had such soft leather and got hella wide after a while. Since blazers ar vulc i thought about half size down like in as you say in vans and nike vulcs!

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2403 on: October 06, 2020, 06:50:32 AM »
-Krooked Cromer 8.3 egg / football shape , if I can find one

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2405 on: October 06, 2020, 09:54:43 AM »
I bailed on the bearings.

I'll just rebuild one of the 4 sets of reds I got in the last 18 months.
I've never seen this many blown out shields in my life.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2406 on: October 06, 2020, 09:56:50 AM »
Havenít skated in months. Started doing a lot of walking and stuff and went to skate for a bit. Need to finally buy some Swiss. I hate pushing my ass off and slowing down so quick. I need a new deck because this one is done from being in the trunk. I need wheels to but Iím assuming F4s are still hard to find.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2407 on: October 06, 2020, 10:24:12 AM »
Havenít skated in months. Started doing a lot of walking and stuff and went to skate for a bit. Need to finally buy some Swiss. I hate pushing my ass off and slowing down so quick. I need a new deck because this one is done from being in the trunk. I need wheels to but Iím assuming F4s are still hard to find.
F4's are around, shops got some big shipments in a couple weeks ago. maybe go softer to get back into it and you'll roll a bit better?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2408 on: October 06, 2020, 10:56:36 AM »
Havenít skated in months. Started doing a lot of walking and stuff and went to skate for a bit. Need to finally buy some Swiss. I hate pushing my ass off and slowing down so quick. I need a new deck because this one is done from being in the trunk. I need wheels to but Iím assuming F4s are still hard to find.

Orchard has a good selection of F4s. They got Swiss too but I just can't afford them like ever and I prefer white ceramic.

Loop holes are sick as hell too but spacers don't fit.  I'm going to put a speed ring in with the spacer see if that solves the issue.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2409 on: October 06, 2020, 01:31:51 PM »
I bailed on the bearings.

I'll just rebuild one of the 4 sets of reds I got in the last 18 months.
I've never seen this many blown out shields in my life.

 The ceramics are getting stored till spring as soon as I clean them
So you do that regularly? I blew out some bearings a few times. And Obvs put em back together, but my dudes were like that is trife as hell. Idk worked for me.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2410 on: October 06, 2020, 03:43:54 PM »
James kelch real  but I don't know how the shape is
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2411 on: October 06, 2020, 04:12:54 PM »
Riptide pivot cups in my Ventures. Iím sick of putting speed cream in. Are they worth it?
100 percent. Every truck I own has a riptide pivot cup

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2412 on: October 06, 2020, 04:35:16 PM »
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Iím sold.
Few more questions. Whatís the best way to get the old pivot cups out? Best way to install them? Are they quite or squeaky?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2413 on: October 06, 2020, 04:45:55 PM »
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Iím sold.
Few more questions. Whatís the best way to get the old pivot cups out? Best way to install them? Are they quite or squeaky?
been prying mine out with a pocket knife and the riptides just slide right in like butter should be no issues. They are super quiet

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2414 on: October 07, 2020, 12:10:23 AM »
thinking of sizing down on trucks... got an 8.06 on thunder 149s right now and it works just fine but i wonder if more appropriate trucks would make it better? feel like mentally i wouldn't be able to skate 8" or 8.25" trucks

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2415 on: October 07, 2020, 12:18:54 AM »
thinking of sizing down on trucks... got an 8.06 on thunder 149s right now and it works just fine but i wonder if more appropriate trucks would make it better? feel like mentally i wouldn't be able to skate 8" or 8.25" trucks

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2416 on: October 07, 2020, 12:23:26 AM »
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thinking of sizing down on trucks... got an 8.06 on thunder 149s right now and it works just fine but i wonder if more appropriate trucks would make it better? feel like mentally i wouldn't be able to skate 8" or 8.25" trucks
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2417 on: October 07, 2020, 05:19:23 AM »
Thanks everyone for your feedback. Iím sold.
Few more questions. Whatís the best way to get the old pivot cups out? Best way to install them? Are they quite or squeaky?

If you remove one of your wheels and shove the axle in the pivot cup you can get them out easily by just pushing down and turning. Putting new ones in is just a matter of popping them in.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2418 on: October 07, 2020, 09:42:12 AM »
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Thanks everyone for your feedback. Iím sold.
Few more questions. Whatís the best way to get the old pivot cups out? Best way to install them? Are they quite or squeaky?
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If you remove one of your wheels and shove the axle in the pivot cup you can get them out easily by just pushing down and turning. Putting new ones in is just a matter of popping them in.

This and those needle/thin pliers. I think sliding a blade to raise the outside of the pivot cup may help prop it out to pull out.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2419 on: October 08, 2020, 06:38:14 AM »
Slip on pros are ways on my wish list but I'm in love with Puig shoe so I'll stock up as much as I can when they drop the price

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2420 on: October 08, 2020, 03:43:48 PM »
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thinking of sizing down on trucks... got an 8.06 on thunder 149s right now and it works just fine but i wonder if more appropriate trucks would make it better? feel like mentally i wouldn't be able to skate 8" or 8.25" trucks
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true and i kinda dig the monster truck vibezzz

That does seem pretty lopsided tho. I have 148 on 8.25

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2421 on: October 09, 2020, 09:32:47 AM »
new Quasi 8.75"

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2422 on: October 09, 2020, 03:44:52 PM »
I want to buy a big board 

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2423 on: October 12, 2020, 06:20:05 AM »
quasi 8.5 or 8.75, decided not to fuck with my wheelbase drastically ever again. wasnt worth adjusting my timing to get a jerkier, lower, awkward feeling pop in return. 14.25 +/-.125Ē for street is set in stone now.

they shortened the wb on most of their shapes in this new drop (according to spot), gonna check that out myself today and report back before i pull the trigger. its raining for the next two days

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2424 on: October 12, 2020, 07:20:13 AM »
quasi 8.5 or 8.75, decided not to fuck with my wheelbase drastically ever again. wasnt worth adjusting my timing to get a jerkier, lower, awkward feeling pop in return. 14.25 +/-.125Ē for street is set in stone now.

they shortened the wb on most of their shapes in this new drop (according to spot), gonna check that out myself today and report back before i pull the trigger. its raining for the next two days

Cool I love the quasis with a shorter wb. I can't tre on a long wb, anything over 14.25 is just difficult to deal with.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2425 on: October 12, 2020, 07:28:02 AM »
Paranoid about my stash of P2 boards, thinking if I should try the DSM Impact decks. Unfortunately my shops only have Impact Support (2 round discs) instead of Impact Light (horizontal sheet across, most similar to P2). Also steep kicks coupled with stiff deck have me questioning my life choices.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2426 on: October 12, 2020, 08:18:13 AM »
Thinking about getting those Bruin reacts. Has anyone here had any experience with them? I like the way they look but I could just as easily throw my insoles in one of the pairs of 306ís I have waiting and save 100 bucks

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2427 on: October 12, 2020, 09:37:44 AM »
last resort shoes. Did anyone skate them ?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2428 on: October 12, 2020, 11:25:56 AM »
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quasi 8.5 or 8.75, decided not to fuck with my wheelbase drastically ever again. wasnt worth adjusting my timing to get a jerkier, lower, awkward feeling pop in return. 14.25 +/-.125Ē for street is set in stone now.

they shortened the wb on most of their shapes in this new drop (according to spot), gonna check that out myself today and report back before i pull the trigger. its raining for the next two days
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Cool I love the quasis with a shorter wb. I can't tre on a long wb, anything over 14.25 is just difficult to deal with.
might have been a mismeasure on SPoTs part, the 8.5 shape still has a 14.25 wb. didnt get to measure the 8.75 today but would be stoked if its @14.375