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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2940 on: April 04, 2021, 03:02:43 PM »
Probably I'll be getting the new old skools next week and after that I'm retiring for a while all my purchases.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2941 on: April 04, 2021, 04:48:23 PM »
Probably I'll be getting the new old skills next week and after that I'm retiring for a while all my purchases.
you wonít regret it. new Old Skools fit great and skate pretty damn good.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2942 on: April 05, 2021, 08:25:17 PM »
DOA square shape in 8.25, what's the wheelbase? and how is the concave?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2943 on: April 06, 2021, 06:49:34 AM »
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Probably I'll be getting the new old skills next week and after that I'm retiring for a while all my purchases.
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you wonít regret it. new Old Skools fit great and skate pretty damn good.
Also thinking about getting DC Kalis vulc. They're super cheap on here. Anybody tried them?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2944 on: April 06, 2021, 09:08:46 AM »
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Probably I'll be getting the new old skills next week and after that I'm retiring for a while all my purchases.
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you wonít regret it. new Old Skools fit great and skate pretty damn good.
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Also thinking about getting DC Kalis vulc. They're super cheap on here. Anybody tried them?

Rode 2 pairs and really loved it. Toe box a little narrow but stretches out by the end of the session. Design is basic and no-frills, great if you like that style of shoe. Vulc grips very nicely for flips but heelflips are a little lacking, though I'm not the best judge since my heelfips are ass. Sole was really lasting, got a good 2.5 months of 2-3 sessions a week, 3 hours each. Only downside was the thinness of the sole, great board feel but landing primo sucked donkey balls.

Overall, DC did a great job with a stripped down version of Kalis' shoe, it's almost unrecognizable from his pro model. They are probably clearing stock for the next season's colorways and the mids which are hitting stores now. The white ones look really nice.

Great basic shoe if you can get it on discount, I managed to get mine for $25 USD. Great value at that price.

Edit: if they made the Kalis S in a somewhat similar styling (cupsole + better lace loops) I would be all in on those.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2945 on: April 06, 2021, 09:34:27 AM »
Bruin Reacts. Anyone skate them? Finally able to skate again and I want to try something new.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2946 on: April 15, 2021, 06:38:28 PM »
Currently am keeping an eye out for a grosso shaped deck, and would love to throw those new aces on it. They have popped up a time or two at retail and I wish I would have grabbed one

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2947 on: April 15, 2021, 07:08:57 PM »
Currently am keeping an eye out for a grosso shaped deck, and would love to throw those new aces on it. They have popped up a time or two at retail and I wish I would have grabbed one

They have been in a few places I have seen via instagram.  Ignition and Break Free shop are the two that come to mind - instore only though.  Also check out the text below from Ignition - so good!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNF_gNjlQ3p/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNkuw9ClCbS/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNn2ZJYlfc6/


Hereís the deal. We know how you fuckers try to capitalize & we arenít down. You want one? Weíll grip & set one up at board price, but you gotta hit the curb outside or weíre snatching it back. Otherwise, $200 & $100 is going to Goo. Itís that simple. Keep skateboarding real. Some of this shit we all see out there is bullshit.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2948 on: April 16, 2021, 02:45:28 AM »
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Currently am keeping an eye out for a grosso shaped deck, and would love to throw those new aces on it. They have popped up a time or two at retail and I wish I would have grabbed one
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They have been in a few places I have seen via instagram.  Ignition and Break Free shop are the two that come to mind - instore only though.  Also check out the text below from Ignition - so good!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CNF_gNjlQ3p/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNkuw9ClCbS/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CNn2ZJYlfc6/


Hereís the deal. We know how you fuckers try to capitalize & we arenít down. You want one? Weíll grip & set one up at board price, but you gotta hit the curb outside or weíre snatching it back. Otherwise, $200 & $100 is going to Goo. Itís that simple. Keep skateboarding real. Some of this shit we all see out there is bullshit.
I saw that and I love it. Sounds like a good time actually. You would think that enough time has passed that the flippers would be calming down

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2949 on: April 16, 2021, 02:57:57 AM »

I saw that and I love it. Sounds like a good time actually. You would think that enough time has passed that the flippers would be calming down

Yeah, the latest drop from AH is going to hit most stores about now, so keep an eye out or put a deposit down at your local for one, which should all be normal prices, not crazy up there prices.

Just looking on ebay.com.au (Aussie ebay) there are more Grosso decks on there right now that I have seen in a while.

Most are double RRP at least.

The madness is still going strong for some, but I don't think many, or even any have sold for that recently though.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2950 on: April 16, 2021, 12:21:05 PM »
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I saw that and I love it. Sounds like a good time actually. You would think that enough time has passed that the flippers would be calming down
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Yeah, the latest drop from AH is going to hit most stores about now, so keep an eye out or put a deposit down at your local for one, which should all be normal prices, not crazy up there prices.

Just looking on ebay.com.au (Aussie ebay) there are more Grosso decks on there right now that I have seen in a while.

Most are double RRP at least.

The madness is still going strong for some, but I don't think many, or even any have sold for that recently though.
Just saw the new double drilled grosso shape hitting shops and itís pretty sick. Donít love it as much as the lance graphic but itís going to get skated anyway. Going to keep an eye out of it or see if my local can get it


EDIT. Found one at a shop in San Antonio and ordered it. Going to do the full kit with pig rails just like Jeff did haha.

Anyone know the width at the trucks for that shape?
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2951 on: April 16, 2021, 06:53:49 PM »
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I saw that and I love it. Sounds like a good time actually. You would think that enough time has passed that the flippers would be calming down
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Yeah, the latest drop from AH is going to hit most stores about now, so keep an eye out or put a deposit down at your local for one, which should all be normal prices, not crazy up there prices.

Just looking on ebay.com.au (Aussie ebay) there are more Grosso decks on there right now that I have seen in a while.

Most are double RRP at least.

The madness is still going strong for some, but I don't think many, or even any have sold for that recently though.
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Just saw the new double drilled grosso shape hitting shops and itís pretty sick. Donít love it as much as the lance graphic but itís going to get skated anyway. Going to keep an eye out of it or see if my local can get it


EDIT. Found one at a shop in San Antonio and ordered it. Going to do the full kit with pig rails just like Jeff did haha.

Anyone know the width at the trucks for that shape?

It is 9.25 at the widest, but if they are the same shape, they are more like about 8.75 at the back, if not a little less, so around the Indy 159, the Ace classic 55 or AF1 66 works with minimal under at the front and a touch of wheel peeking out the back.

Also depends where you sit the axle washers, or the wheel size - how wide they are, so if you were running normal wheels around 35mm wide (not diameter) they would sit fairly well, but if you had fat Slimeballs on it they you are going to have more wheel sticking out, which may or may not be what you want.  I don't mind it on a board like that anyway.

I know Jeff rode Ace classic 55s on the more recent setups, 159s before that, both with the usual Spitfire classic wheels on his boards.


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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2952 on: April 16, 2021, 07:11:27 PM »
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I saw that and I love it. Sounds like a good time actually. You would think that enough time has passed that the flippers would be calming down
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Yeah, the latest drop from AH is going to hit most stores about now, so keep an eye out or put a deposit down at your local for one, which should all be normal prices, not crazy up there prices.

Just looking on ebay.com.au (Aussie ebay) there are more Grosso decks on there right now that I have seen in a while.

Most are double RRP at least.

The madness is still going strong for some, but I don't think many, or even any have sold for that recently though.
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Just saw the new double drilled grosso shape hitting shops and itís pretty sick. Donít love it as much as the lance graphic but itís going to get skated anyway. Going to keep an eye out of it or see if my local can get it


EDIT. Found one at a shop in San Antonio and ordered it. Going to do the full kit with pig rails just like Jeff did haha.

Anyone know the width at the trucks for that shape?
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It is 9.25 at the widest, but if they are the same shape, they are more like about 8.75 at the back, if not a little less, so around the Indy 159, the Ace classic 55 or AF1 66 works with minimal under at the front and a touch of wheel peeking out the back.

Also depends where you sit the axle washers, or the wheel size - how wide they are, so if you were running normal wheels around 35mm wide (not diameter) they would sit fairly well, but if you had fat Slimeballs on it they you are going to have more wheel sticking out, which may or may not be what you want.  I don't mind it on a board like that anyway.

I know Jeff rode Ace classic 55s on the more recent setups, 159s before that, both with the usual Spitfire classic wheels on his boards.


https://www.instagram.com/p/B1RV_bnhULu/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BupKsGzgmSx/
Perfect, was thinking about the new 66ís. I remember an older interview he said was was running 169ís but that shape might have been bigger if I recall. Could be wrong. Planning on just going with a spitfire classic, probably a 54-55 just so itís more comfortable for me

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2953 on: April 17, 2021, 01:19:42 AM »
The Crockett 2 look very intriguing for me. The low ones. Do they feel more like a cupsole? And are they tts? I think I can't do vulc shoes anymore.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2954 on: April 17, 2021, 09:02:40 AM »
The Crockett 2 look very intriguing for me. The low ones. Do they feel more like a cupsole? And are they tts? I think I can't do vulc shoes anymore.
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Iím on my second pair.  I have a long, skinny foot (13) and they fit great.  Definitely donít kill my feet like vulc do.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2955 on: April 18, 2021, 01:38:38 PM »
af-1s or films, can't decide, probably will flip a coin when i saved up the money. kind of want to get 8.6 films for some sort of curb/cruiser setup with a 9 inch football and af-1 for the go to. i got some very worn down conical f4s to complete the early 90s curb setup if i wanted to. or some bigger 97 crystal balls that have been collecting dust. 

also looking for some powell g-slides or bones rough riders(aren't they the same?) for the filmer board, although i'll probably won't film a lot since my friend broke his wrist yesterday, so only roughly contemplating buying these at some point in the vague future.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2956 on: May 02, 2021, 09:19:10 AM »
Is like a guilty pleasure but I'm thinking about getting those Blondey superstars adv. The darker plastic ones. Why? I've been wanting Superstars for quite a while and for some reason that colorway here is on sale (not cheap at all but still cheaper) and it comes with a book (Das Americas) which is a nice bonus.
I believe that at least in Europe those were raffles and for some reason that makes me want them more.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2957 on: May 04, 2021, 06:51:30 AM »
I'm looking to get a set of 8.25 trucks as I'm trying to size down a bit. I was thinking of getting the new AF-1 44s but seeing the problems some of the pals have been having, I might just get a set of 144 forged TI Indys... Any thoughts?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2958 on: May 04, 2021, 06:57:23 AM »
I'm looking to get a set of 8.25 trucks as I'm trying to size down a bit. I was thinking of getting the new AF-1 44s but seeing the problems some of the pals have been having, I might just get a set of 144 forged TI Indys... Any thoughts?
I'd get the tried and true forged Indy's. That's just my preference tho.

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« Reply #2959 on: May 05, 2021, 06:32:00 AM »
Not a fan of Santa Cruz and try and stay away from NHS but those 3D concave Santa Cruz decks gave me questioning getting one.  Anyone try one? Gimmick or is the concave in the tail a nice pocket?

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« Reply #2960 on: May 11, 2021, 06:58:31 AM »
Thinking about getting some mini logo 95a. A few people have recíd F4s to me for a softer wheel, but I donít want to drop $40+ and hate em. Figured Iíd try minis on the cheap first. I also need new bearings because I have bullshit stock SWH ones now and three pushes gets me like 20 feet of coast.

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« Reply #2961 on: May 11, 2021, 07:43:22 AM »
Thinking about getting some mini logo 95a. A few people have recíd F4s to me for a softer wheel, but I donít want to drop $40+ and hate em. Figured Iíd try minis on the cheap first. I also need new bearings because I have bullshit stock SWH ones now and three pushes gets me like 20 feet of coast.

just a heads up, mini logo wheels are cheap for a reason. i have some 101a C-cuts that feel way softer than their stated duro. i've never heard of anyone liking them, but they might be fine as cruiser wheels.

with wheels you really get what you pay for.

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« Reply #2962 on: May 11, 2021, 08:03:54 AM »
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Thinking about getting some mini logo 95a. A few people have recíd F4s to me for a softer wheel, but I donít want to drop $40+ and hate em. Figured Iíd try minis on the cheap first. I also need new bearings because I have bullshit stock SWH ones now and three pushes gets me like 20 feet of coast.
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just a heads up, mini logo wheels are cheap for a reason. i have some 101a C-cuts that feel way softer than their stated duro. i've never heard of anyone liking them, but they might be fine as cruiser wheels.

with wheels you really get what you pay for.

Yeah, Iíve been hesitating despite having them in my cart for a day or so. Iíll probably just get the F4s. Iím old enough now to have realized that half measures are a waste of time and money. Thanks for the heads up.

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« Reply #2963 on: May 11, 2021, 08:50:48 AM »
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Thinking about getting some mini logo 95a. A few people have recíd F4s to me for a softer wheel, but I donít want to drop $40+ and hate em. Figured Iíd try minis on the cheap first. I also need new bearings because I have bullshit stock SWH ones now and three pushes gets me like 20 feet of coast.
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just a heads up, mini logo wheels are cheap for a reason. i have some 101a C-cuts that feel way softer than their stated duro. i've never heard of anyone liking them, but they might be fine as cruiser wheels.

with wheels you really get what you pay for.
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Yeah, Iíve been hesitating despite having them in my cart for a day or so. Iíll probably just get the F4s. Iím old enough now to have realized that half measures are a waste of time and money. Thanks for the heads up.

Rarely seen anyone disappointed with Spitfires, they are worth the premium. I never knew how good wheels could feel sliding on top of a ledge until I rode Spitfire; slip and grip when I need it.

I have a set of Mini Logo Hybrids (90a) on ice for a grocery store setup but they feel very squishy

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2964 on: May 11, 2021, 01:00:52 PM »
I have a set of Mini Logo Hybrids (90a) on ice for a grocery store setup but they feel very squishy

Shit, imagine rolling 78s. Iím in a weird spot where I cruise a lot and do simple shit, all with one setup. So Iím trying to find a good middle ground. Gonna order them Spits though. Guess Iíll be a basic bitch and get Bones for them.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2965 on: May 11, 2021, 09:36:13 PM »
I'm so incredibly broke these days but I desperately want one of these Uma Landlseds Richard Colman boards:

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