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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2850 on: February 18, 2021, 02:11:54 PM »
wheel madness is in full effect.

riding 55mm classics on venture 6.1s forged and wheelbite hasnt been an issue using indy supersoft bushings @200 ish pounds. i guess my time with rattly thunder forged scared me off of big wheels but venture has a defined wheelbite zone that i can feel and control. pinch on coping and rails was godlike yesterday, unlocked & stood up on some new coping tricks during a fairly light rehab session. speed on transition was scary/sobering but enjoyable. flip tricks are getting popped higher than ever for the size of the deck.

getting some of those 2mm polycarbonate risers from a pal in the mail by this week or next. i think if i can run wheels 3mm bigger than my trucks (52trucks/55wheels) i should be able to handle a 54/58 combo......might be time to wear down my own set of big wheels. that huge contact patch worn down to around 50-53mm would be my jam for nyc streets/sidewalks.

thinking of the f4 58mm og classics or waiting for the 58 conical fulls to come out again.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2851 on: February 18, 2021, 02:35:48 PM »
Thinking about getting a baker 8.25 X 31.875 or Krooked 8.25X32.

Considering getting some reebok club C's to skate
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2852 on: February 18, 2021, 02:58:32 PM »
Been thinking about getting a set of 8" trucks for my Deedz 8.38 football. I've got 144 Tis on it now, but they are a lil wider than ideal.

My insanity is: 139 Ti, Forged 147 + riser, or Team Hollow 147?

I'm sure I skated Thunders back in the early 00's sometime, but I can't recall. Worried about wheelbite (but ride 50mm), and lack of baseplate contact on slides with em. Also really like the Indy pop feel on the 14.25 wheelbase.

But, I'm not a huge fan of Independent as a company, and I don't like how they don't lock into crooks as easily as I'd like (need all the help I can get these days lol).

Not sure, please advise.

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« Reply #2853 on: February 18, 2021, 04:55:42 PM »
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I'm trying to get a 70 style plastic board to use in the bowl in Salem and plan to film the hill bomb.

I would like to get maybe a modern version of my first board.




Anyway can anyone point me in the right direction to not buying a penny board.
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For a polarizer I recommend just taking an old deck, sketching and cutting out the shape you want with a jigsaw. It feels good to reuse/recycle a neglected deck and to ride your own creation. Thereís a polarizer or DIY shape thread if you go back a bit. If you want to just buy something perfect, keep an eye out for Blenderís Heated Wheel drops.

Iíve posted this before, but I took an old Polar, traced a Ď75 G&S to it, modified the trace, cut & sanded and ended up with this. Much fun.



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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2854 on: February 18, 2021, 05:37:44 PM »
For Support Your Local Skate Shop Day, I think Iím gonna just buy a shop board (or that Real PP board) from my local and leave it there for them to give to a kid in need.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2855 on: February 18, 2021, 05:46:49 PM »
Would anybody here say that selvedge denim is worth it? Came across this great video exploring it via the Japanese styled take:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH2nRVChgR0

Quick summary:
jeans woven using a specialized oldschool weaving technique, uses non-synthetic dying practices resulting in great fading discoloration over time, thicker/unsanforized fabric (raw), exclusive & expensive with greater attention to detail.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2856 on: February 18, 2021, 06:10:19 PM »
Would anybody here say that selvedge denim is worth it? Came across this great video exploring it via the Japanese styled take:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH2nRVChgR0

Quick summary:
jeans woven using a specialized oldschool weaving technique, uses non-synthetic dying practices resulting in great fading discoloration over time, thicker/unsanforized fabric (raw), exclusive & expensive with greater attention to detail.


In the past Iíve had selvedge denim and it was really nice. It was a slimmer cut pair of jeans and they were super stiff. They honestly did not loosen up too much but they kept their shape amazingly. Depending on your budget Iíd say get a pair for certain occasions, but personally they are not the most comfortable pants to wear

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2857 on: February 18, 2021, 06:13:32 PM »
Been thinking about getting a set of 8" trucks for my Deedz 8.38 football. I've got 144 Tis on it now, but they are a lil wider than ideal.

My insanity is: 139 Ti, Forged 147 + riser, or Team Hollow 147?

I'm sure I skated Thunders back in the early 00's sometime, but I can't recall. Worried about wheelbite (but ride 50mm), and lack of baseplate contact on slides with em. Also really like the Indy pop feel on the 14.25 wheelbase.

But, I'm not a huge fan of Independent as a company, and I don't like how they don't lock into crooks as easily as I'd like (need all the help I can get these days lol).

Not sure, please advise.

I have similar thoughts, so I wonít be too helpful. Thunders are very good trucks, if you skate 50s you are totally fine, imo. You might still get some wheelbite, but should be manageable. The baseplate not touching is less of a deal with smaller wheels. My best noseslides were on thunders and 50s. On the other hand one of my gnarliest slams was on thunders and conical fulls (foot landed back on the board, unexpectedly, faceplant).
Tbh Iíd probably just set the shit up with the 144s.


Actually if Iím being honest, Iíd buy some trucks. Put them on, skate them very briefly, take them off. Go back to the internet. Put on some trucks I already own, skate them briefly, repeat.
Back in the goddamn days, Iíd try a weird setup, and be gifted some different trick: lose treflips, gain nollie heels, etc. That never happens now.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2858 on: February 18, 2021, 07:40:42 PM »
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Would anybody here say that selvedge denim is worth it? Came across this great video exploring it via the Japanese styled take:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH2nRVChgR0

Quick summary:
jeans woven using a specialized oldschool weaving technique, uses non-synthetic dying practices resulting in great fading discoloration over time, thicker/unsanforized fabric (raw), exclusive & expensive with greater attention to detail.
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In the past Iíve had selvedge denim and it was really nice. It was a slimmer cut pair of jeans and they were super stiff. They honestly did not loosen up too much but they kept their shape amazingly. Depending on your budget Iíd say get a pair for certain occasions, but personally they are not the most comfortable pants to wear

Worth it. For a while, before I got fat, I wore Selvedge Denim exclusively. One pair with almost daily wear would last four years or more. Yea the starting price tag can be a touch up there and theyíll feel like cardboard in the beginning, but once they break in, theyíre amazing.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2859 on: February 18, 2021, 09:03:40 PM »
^Mmm, interesting! I've never had expensive taste for clothes, but these seem intriguing for sure. $200-$300+ it looks like for a ballpark range. The longevity and wear with age makes them the most intriguing for me, and I'd like to know what it feels like to stunt on fools (denim-wise), for once.

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« Reply #2860 on: February 18, 2021, 09:29:06 PM »
^Mmm, interesting! I've never had expensive taste for clothes, but these seem intriguing for sure. $200-$300+ it looks like for a ballpark range. The longevity and wear with age makes them the most intriguing for me, and I'd like to know what it feels like to stunt on fools (denim-wise), for once.

For me, it wasnít about stuntiní. It was about the quality, like a good pair of work boots or power tools. I knew I would get a lot of use out of it. And I stuck to Sugar Cane which usually ran $250ish after tax.

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« Reply #2861 on: February 18, 2021, 10:22:05 PM »
^ Hell Yeah, that too! I found a brand entitled "unbranded", which seems to minimalize their design touch (hardware/branding) in order to lower the pricing. Looks good. "Tanuki" has some appealing ones as well.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2862 on: February 19, 2021, 06:11:31 AM »
Tbh Iíd probably just set the shit up with the 144s.

I looked at my board more and I think this is the right call. Should just keep what I got.

Winter just makin me think too much.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2863 on: February 19, 2021, 06:45:31 AM »
Thinking about getting a baker 8.25 X 31.875 or Krooked 8.25X32.

Considering getting some reebok club C's to skate
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2864 on: February 19, 2021, 07:04:27 AM »
I'm laid up with a fractured ankle waiting for surgery but before they're gone I really want to grab some of those Real 1/8" wood risers - 1 set for Thunders and 1 for Indys in case I get some forged titaniums in the future.
Also those dates / glacier colored Nike SB Blazer mids. Trying to find skateshop day sales for them. Any recommendations? Nike is already sold out of my size.

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« Reply #2865 on: February 19, 2021, 07:56:09 AM »
I wore selvedge denim for around 15 years and can conclude it is not worth it, however, give it a shot and decide for yourself. Itís easy to buy/sell stuff on Grailed. Part of me just got sick of the limited skinnier fits when I tend to like looser cuts nowadays, but I bought some of Crocketts shit and have some Sugarcanes that are decently loose. I personally donít find them any more comfortable until broken in and most arenít any more durable just look at any wear pic.

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« Reply #2866 on: February 19, 2021, 08:02:32 AM »
I like the leather Blazers and Bruins, not the suedes as much cuz they get floppy and sketchy feeling and my feet and ankles get pretty sore. My Last Resorts felt pretty good at first, but seem to be going that way as well. I think in my old age I might want a cupsole, but hated the Busenitz I had. I was thinking of trying the Tyshawn as they felt pretty flexible in hand or maybe the 1010ís, any other recs? I saw the cupsole thread, but out of that these 2 were at the top so far

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2867 on: February 19, 2021, 08:41:30 AM »
Thinking about getting a baker 8.25 X 31.875 or Krooked 8.25X32.

Considering getting some reebok club C's to skate
Im in the same dilemma right now, its either the Jacopo 8.25 (OG Shape) or the Ray Barbee Krooked pro Model 8.25. The deal is Ive been skating Alien Workshop 8.25s for a bit now so Im used to the full shape and steep concave. Now I don't mind mellow concave but the pointy shape of the Baker is what is pulling me back from pulling the trigger so thats why I have the option of the Krooked board. I might just have to flip a coin


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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2868 on: February 19, 2021, 09:21:12 AM »
the mike carroll shoes and a john lucero board

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« Reply #2869 on: February 19, 2021, 12:28:43 PM »
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Thinking about getting a baker 8.25 X 31.875 or Krooked 8.25X32.

Considering getting some reebok club C's to skate
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Im in the same dilemma right now, its either the Jacopo 8.25 (OG Shape) or the Ray Barbee Krooked pro Model 8.25. The deal is Ive been skating Alien Workshop 8.25s for a bit now so Im used to the full shape and steep concave. Now I don't mind mellow concave but the pointy shape of the Baker is what is pulling me back from pulling the trigger so thats why I have the option of the Krooked board. I might just have to flip a coin

The tail on the Krooked I'm looking at looks pretty full, less tapered, compared to the nose. Maybe it's the pic that SW took. The Barbee board might be a little different than wild style flower deck I'm looking at. The Barbee has a slightly longer WB.

Still a tough decision. The only true skate shop in my town is skate warehouse, but I feel bad not trying to order online from a real brick and mortar.
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« Reply #2870 on: February 19, 2021, 01:13:33 PM »
I know I was trolling in the thread but I'm gonna get last resorts I think. Gotta see how these rowans pan out. That's a good shoe but it took way too long to break in all the stitching and stuff, fucked up my toes. Need a suede leather sock kinda shoe
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« Reply #2871 on: February 19, 2021, 01:21:06 PM »
I like the leather Blazers and Bruins, not the suedes as much cuz they get floppy and sketchy feeling and my feet and ankles get pretty sore. My Last Resorts felt pretty good at first, but seem to be going that way as well. I think in my old age I might want a cupsole, but hated the Busenitz I had. I was thinking of trying the Tyshawn as they felt pretty flexible in hand or maybe the 1010ís, any other recs? I saw the cupsole thread, but out of that these 2 were at the top so far


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« Reply #2872 on: February 19, 2021, 02:06:10 PM »
Black Label Lucero.8.88, 14.75 WB

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« Reply #2873 on: February 19, 2021, 03:37:05 PM »


Would love to get my hands on a couple of these decks for the wall. Didn't even know they existed until today, but it seems like they've all been snatched up and found their way to ebay. I love Mcgee, but I won't pay resale prices out of principal.

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« Reply #2874 on: February 22, 2021, 01:17:24 AM »
I have some DC kalis vulc sitting in the cart. Trying to find reviews. I have a big size 12 foot and its wide. Also I have bad ankles. Dont roll hem too often the problem is mostly impact, and if I dont land bolts or if they flex too much longitudinally im in pain. Even cupsole dont cant save me so thats not an issue to me. Plus I think my tres are better with vulc.

I mostly skate ledges and flat. I rarely huck anything more than 2 feet in the air.

Has anyone had DC Kalis vulc?
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« Reply #2875 on: February 23, 2021, 11:16:01 AM »
Been thinking about getting a pair of blazer mids but Iíve Never skated a mid so Iím not sure

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« Reply #2876 on: February 23, 2021, 12:09:21 PM »
Been thinking about getting a pair of blazer mids but Iíve Never skated a mid so Iím not sure

Do it! Blazer mids are great. One of my favorites. For me Iíve always felt like they had a good combo of ankle protection and stability without compromising necessary ankle movement. Also they look super nice on foot

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« Reply #2877 on: February 23, 2021, 06:38:34 PM »
I have some DC kalis vulc sitting in the cart. Trying to find reviews. I have a big size 12 foot and its wide. Also I have bad ankles. Dont roll hem too often the problem is mostly impact, and if I dont land bolts or if they flex too much longitudinally im in pain. Even cupsole dont cant save me so thats not an issue to me. Plus I think my tres are better with vulc.

I mostly skate ledges and flat. I rarely huck anything more than 2 feet in the air.

Has anyone had DC Kalis vulc?

Rode 2 pairs and I love it, impact protection isn't great so definitely stick an insole in there and avoid big gaps. For me they fit TTS but are a little tight around the toe box (but I have wide feet) that stretched out within the session. Flick on the toe is great, heel feels a little lacking. They lace up nice and tight and cups the ankle nicely, not had bad tweaks in them over the past 4 months of wearing them, unlike the Kalis SE I'm currently wearing. The sole was pretty durable too, the grip never failed and only tossed them when I started getting holes in them.

In summary, a quality vulc that while simple in design really excels at the basics. Riding a cupsole (Kalis SE) at the moment, I really miss the flick and grip of the vulc version. Get some insoles and baby, you got a stew going.
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« Reply #2878 on: February 23, 2021, 06:40:29 PM »
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Been thinking about getting a pair of blazer mids but Iíve Never skated a mid so Iím not sure
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Do it! Blazer mids are great. One of my favorites. For me Iíve always felt like they had a good combo of ankle protection and stability without compromising necessary ankle movement. Also they look super nice on foot
Iíll keep an eye out on a deal, Iíve been having issues with my Achilles getting sore and Iíve been skating the 913 and the vans pro classics and I think they have been hitting my foot weird

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