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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1320 on: November 28, 2019, 03:36:06 PM »
More States and a Primitive 8.5 probably

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1321 on: November 28, 2019, 08:36:18 PM »


Baker 8.625 x 32.25 14.25wb.

Never seen Baker do this shape before, put it on hold at the shop for when I can skate again in the next few months, will be a fun one to come back to.

Reminds me of the 8.375 Quasi shape but not quite as full.  Looks like a Baker board I actually would like.  Is the concave fairly mellow on these?  Iíd love for Baker to make 8.25-8.5s that have the mellow concave of their OG Shape, the full squared kicks that their B2 shape has, a 32-32.375Ē length, and a 14.25Ē wheelbase.  Those dimensions on BBS would be godly.

From my experience Bakers are very flat, especially in the larger sizes. I like to compare them to the mellowest DLX presses (whatever numbers those are)

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1322 on: November 28, 2019, 09:05:23 PM »


Baker 8.625 x 32.25 14.25wb.

Never seen Baker do this shape before, put it on hold at the shop for when I can skate again in the next few months, will be a fun one to come back to.

Reminds me of the 8.375 Quasi shape but not quite as full.  Looks like a Baker board I actually would like.  Is the concave fairly mellow on these?  Iíd love for Baker to make 8.25-8.5s that have the mellow concave of their OG Shape, the full squared kicks that their B2 shape has, a 32-32.375Ē length, and a 14.25Ē wheelbase.  Those dimensions on BBS would be godly.

From my experience Bakers are very flat, especially in the larger sizes. I like to compare them to the mellowest DLX presses (whatever numbers those are)

I out of IV would be the flattest from dlx

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1323 on: November 28, 2019, 10:08:48 PM »


Baker 8.625 x 32.25 14.25wb.

Never seen Baker do this shape before, put it on hold at the shop for when I can skate again in the next few months, will be a fun one to come back to.

Reminds me of the 8.375 Quasi shape but not quite as full.  Looks like a Baker board I actually would like.  Is the concave fairly mellow on these?  Iíd love for Baker to make 8.25-8.5s that have the mellow concave of their OG Shape, the full squared kicks that their B2 shape has, a 32-32.375Ē length, and a 14.25Ē wheelbase.  Those dimensions on BBS would be godly.

From my experience Bakers are very flat, especially in the larger sizes. I like to compare them to the mellowest DLX presses (whatever numbers those are)

I out of IV would be the flattest from dlx
I is steepest, IV is flattest

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1324 on: November 29, 2019, 02:25:26 AM »


Baker 8.625 x 32.25 14.25wb.

Never seen Baker do this shape before, put it on hold at the shop for when I can skate again in the next few months, will be a fun one to come back to.

Reminds me of the 8.375 Quasi shape but not quite as full.  Looks like a Baker board I actually would like.  Is the concave fairly mellow on these?  Iíd love for Baker to make 8.25-8.5s that have the mellow concave of their OG Shape, the full squared kicks that their B2 shape has, a 32-32.375Ē length, and a 14.25Ē wheelbase.  Those dimensions on BBS would be godly.

From my experience Bakers are very flat, especially in the larger sizes. I like to compare them to the mellowest DLX presses (whatever numbers those are)

Deff compares to a IV at least the few b16ís I had. Works well on the bakers though

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1325 on: November 29, 2019, 04:06:56 PM »
Just got 2 pairs of States for 23 bucks including shipping. I'm beyond stoked.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1326 on: November 29, 2019, 05:37:38 PM »


Baker 8.625 x 32.25 14.25wb.

Never seen Baker do this shape before, put it on hold at the shop for when I can skate again in the next few months, will be a fun one to come back to.

Reminds me of the 8.375 Quasi shape but not quite as full.  Looks like a Baker board I actually would like.  Is the concave fairly mellow on these?  Iíd love for Baker to make 8.25-8.5s that have the mellow concave of their OG Shape, the full squared kicks that their B2 shape has, a 32-32.375Ē length, and a 14.25Ē wheelbase.  Those dimensions on BBS would be godly.

From my experience Bakers are very flat, especially in the larger sizes. I like to compare them to the mellowest DLX presses (whatever numbers those are)

I out of IV would be the flattest from dlx
I is steepest, IV is flattest

my bad, didnt have my coffee before i posted that

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1327 on: November 29, 2019, 06:07:56 PM »
http://www.chutingstar.com/skate/components/skateboard-trucks/theeve-csx-jordan-hoffart-going-hoff-skateboard-trucks

Anyone ride 7.96 (5.25) Theeve trucks before? Thinking about copping a pair with the board builder discount. Planning on riding a slightly larger setup (8-8.25), would they fit? Also need a quick run down on how they skate.

Thanks!

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1328 on: November 30, 2019, 02:23:43 AM »
http://www.chutingstar.com/skate/components/skateboard-trucks/theeve-csx-jordan-hoffart-going-hoff-skateboard-trucks

Anyone ride 7.96 (5.25) Theeve trucks before? Thinking about copping a pair with the board builder discount. Planning on riding a slightly larger setup (8-8.25), would they fit? Also need a quick run down on how they skate.

Thanks!
I had 5.25 on a 8.5 and it was pretty nice, didn't had any issues. regarding how they skate I was pleasantly surprised, nothing that I could complain about it.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1329 on: November 30, 2019, 06:35:19 AM »
http://www.chutingstar.com/skate/components/skateboard-trucks/theeve-csx-jordan-hoffart-going-hoff-skateboard-trucks

Anyone ride 7.96 (5.25) Theeve trucks before? Thinking about copping a pair with the board builder discount. Planning on riding a slightly larger setup (8-8.25), would they fit? Also need a quick run down on how they skate.

Thanks!
I had 5.25 on a 8.5 and it was pretty nice, didn't had any issues. regarding how they skate I was pleasantly surprised, nothing that I could complain about it.

Ah shit someone snapped up the last pair, probably one of you guys.

Now they only have Silver or Royal trucks left in stock.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1330 on: November 30, 2019, 02:20:22 PM »
http://www.chutingstar.com/skate/components/skateboard-trucks/theeve-csx-jordan-hoffart-going-hoff-skateboard-trucks

Anyone ride 7.96 (5.25) Theeve trucks before? Thinking about copping a pair with the board builder discount. Planning on riding a slightly larger setup (8-8.25), would they fit? Also need a quick run down on how they skate.

Thanks!
I had 5.25 on a 8.5 and it was pretty nice, didn't had any issues. regarding how they skate I was pleasantly surprised, nothing that I could complain about it.

Ah shit someone snapped up the last pair, probably one of you guys.

Now they only have Silver or Royal trucks left in stock.
My condolences

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1331 on: November 30, 2019, 04:53:49 PM »
http://www.chutingstar.com/skate/components/skateboard-trucks/theeve-csx-jordan-hoffart-going-hoff-skateboard-trucks

Anyone ride 7.96 (5.25) Theeve trucks before? Thinking about copping a pair with the board builder discount. Planning on riding a slightly larger setup (8-8.25), would they fit? Also need a quick run down on how they skate.

Thanks!
I had 5.25 on a 8.5 and it was pretty nice, didn't had any issues. regarding how they skate I was pleasantly surprised, nothing that I could complain about it.

Ah shit someone snapped up the last pair, probably one of you guys.

Now they only have Silver or Royal trucks left in stock.
My condolences

I may just get a pair of the cheapest Royals or Indy's and sell it off brand new just to get the 20% build-a-complete discount.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1332 on: December 01, 2019, 05:41:56 PM »
Choco powerslide shape 9.25Ē for $33.50 shipped

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« Reply #1333 on: December 01, 2019, 06:32:39 PM »
Choco powerslide shape 9.25Ē for $33.50 shipped

post in the big boy thread

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1334 on: December 02, 2019, 03:54:47 AM »
Spf v5's and titanium 5.8's

Then I'm like, I'm better off slamming on the stuff I already have trying to get on this flatbar instead of paying up yet again to feel like I got it
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« Reply #1335 on: December 02, 2019, 04:53:01 AM »
Apparently here in Chile is hard to find 8.5 boards so I'm trying to stock in. So far I've found like 6 in the whole country... Most likely I'll go for a Primitive. Other options are Flip, Toy Machine and Creature; besides local brands of course.

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« Reply #1336 on: December 02, 2019, 08:53:56 PM »
Apparently here in Chile is hard to find 8.5 boards so I'm trying to stock in. So far I've found like 6 in the whole country... Most likely I'll go for a Primitive. Other options are Flip, Toy Machine and Creature; besides local brands of course.

Yeah that BBS wood is hard to beat but I personally love the PS pop and shapes.  Toy Machine offer some sick shapes in 8.5.  I havenít owned a Dwindle board in over 15 years but Creature 8.5s and 8.6s have some sexy shapes as well. Plus Bśkkel and Milton are the shit.

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« Reply #1337 on: December 02, 2019, 10:15:20 PM »
really dont need a new deck like this it but the graphic is killer and the dimensions are something id ride. anyone have experience with the grosso shape? try to convince me to throw the confetti if you can

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1338 on: December 02, 2019, 10:49:18 PM »
really dont need a new deck like this it but the graphic is killer and the dimensions are something id ride. anyone have experience with the grosso shape? try to convince me to throw the confetti if you can

My favourite shape for a cruiser deck (and slappies as well). I have an older one with the static wheelbase, and it's a bit too monstrous for me to flip around. But goddamn, I just love that shape, aesthetically and for riding.

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« Reply #1339 on: December 03, 2019, 12:41:50 AM »
really dont need a new deck like this it but the graphic is killer and the dimensions are something id ride. anyone have experience with the grosso shape? try to convince me to throw the confetti if you can

My favourite shape for a cruiser deck (and slappies as well). I have an older one with the static wheelbase, and it's a bit too monstrous for me to flip around. But goddamn, I just love that shape, aesthetically and for riding.

Iíve tested the Grosso shape only briefly on a friendís setup but it feels really good. Itís a big ass board but feels nice and stable and still easy to pop. Also it looks much better in person. Not that it looks bad in pics either. Itís one sexy ass deck. Iíd go for it if I were you. Itís up there on the top of my list when I need to buy a new big deck if itís available then with a decent enough graphic.

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« Reply #1340 on: December 03, 2019, 02:06:22 AM »
really dont need a new deck like this it but the graphic is killer and the dimensions are something id ride. anyone have experience with the grosso shape? try to convince me to throw the confetti if you can

My favourite shape for a cruiser deck (and slappies as well). I have an older one with the static wheelbase, and it's a bit too monstrous for me to flip around. But goddamn, I just love that shape, aesthetically and for riding.

Iíve tested the Grosso shape only briefly on a friendís setup but it feels really good. Itís a big ass board but feels nice and stable and still easy to pop. Also it looks much better in person. Not that it looks bad in pics either. Itís one sexy ass deck. Iíd go for it if I were you. Itís up there on the top of my list when I need to buy a new big deck if itís available then with a decent enough graphic.

what trucks was it running if you know?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #1341 on: December 03, 2019, 02:19:01 AM »
really dont need a new deck like this it but the graphic is killer and the dimensions are something id ride. anyone have experience with the grosso shape? try to convince me to throw the confetti if you can

My favourite shape for a cruiser deck (and slappies as well). I have an older one with the static wheelbase, and it's a bit too monstrous for me to flip around. But goddamn, I just love that shape, aesthetically and for riding.

Iíve tested the Grosso shape only briefly on a friendís setup but it feels really good. Itís a big ass board but feels nice and stable and still easy to pop. Also it looks much better in person. Not that it looks bad in pics either. Itís one sexy ass deck. Iíd go for it if I were you. Itís up there on the top of my list when I need to buy a new big deck if itís available then with a decent enough graphic.

what trucks was it running if you know?

Running Indy 159's on mine. The deck is 8 7/8"s across the front truck, and 8 1/2" across the back. With OJ Superjuice's the rear truck hotdogs a little bit, but nothing drastic. If I were running skinny wheels like spit classics I'd think about 169's or Ace 55's.

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« Reply #1342 on: December 03, 2019, 02:29:18 AM »
$15 for some lightly used Spitfire Conical 99 wheels in 52mm.

At the expense of sounding stupid I only just found out there are 2 versions of Spitfire Classics. The regular Formula 4 and the cheaper stuff they use for Big Head wheels. Thought I scored some F4 but I got the latter. Still, ain't bad for $15.

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« Reply #1343 on: December 03, 2019, 02:50:03 AM »
Apparently here in Chile is hard to find 8.5 boards so I'm trying to stock in. So far I've found like 6 in the whole country... Most likely I'll go for a Primitive. Other options are Flip, Toy Machine and Creature; besides local brands of course.

Yeah that BBS wood is hard to beat but I personally love the PS pop and shapes.  Toy Machine offer some sick shapes in 8.5.  I havenít owned a Dwindle board in over 15 years but Creature 8.5s and 8.6s have some sexy shapes as well. Plus Bśkkel and Milton are the shit.
At the end I got a Primitive and my first Foundation in 20 years. Super stoked.

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« Reply #1344 on: December 03, 2019, 03:12:34 AM »
really dont need a new deck like this it but the graphic is killer and the dimensions are something id ride. anyone have experience with the grosso shape? try to convince me to throw the confetti if you can

My favourite shape for a cruiser deck (and slappies as well). I have an older one with the static wheelbase, and it's a bit too monstrous for me to flip around. But goddamn, I just love that shape, aesthetically and for riding.

Iíve tested the Grosso shape only briefly on a friendís setup but it feels really good. Itís a big ass board but feels nice and stable and still easy to pop. Also it looks much better in person. Not that it looks bad in pics either. Itís one sexy ass deck. Iíd go for it if I were you. Itís up there on the top of my list when I need to buy a new big deck if itís available then with a decent enough graphic.

what trucks was it running if you know?

Thunder 151s on the first one and Indys on the second (probably 159, but Iím not sure).

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« Reply #1345 on: December 03, 2019, 08:23:31 AM »
really dont need a new deck like this it but the graphic is killer and the dimensions are something id ride. anyone have experience with the grosso shape? try to convince me to throw the confetti if you can

My favourite shape for a cruiser deck (and slappies as well). I have an older one with the static wheelbase, and it's a bit too monstrous for me to flip around. But goddamn, I just love that shape, aesthetically and for riding.

Iíve tested the Grosso shape only briefly on a friendís setup but it feels really good. Itís a big ass board but feels nice and stable and still easy to pop. Also it looks much better in person. Not that it looks bad in pics either. Itís one sexy ass deck. Iíd go for it if I were you. Itís up there on the top of my list when I need to buy a new big deck if itís available then with a decent enough graphic.

what trucks was it running if you know?

Running Indy 159's on mine. The deck is 8 7/8"s across the front truck, and 8 1/2" across the back. With OJ Superjuice's the rear truck hotdogs a little bit, but nothing drastic. If I were running skinny wheels like spit classics I'd think about 169's or Ace 55's.

okay perfect. all i need is some 151s

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« Reply #1346 on: December 04, 2019, 06:43:10 PM »
Thunder 151's. No idea why as i've never liked Thunders previously but after being injured for a while they're tempting me, they just look so good. I have 149's already, I guess I could run hella washers to get the same effect, can anyone chime in? Can you fit many washers on the inside like Ace's?

How are Thunders on tranny? I skate mostly transition with 56+mm wheels so I'll need risers regardless.

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« Reply #1347 on: December 05, 2019, 07:52:21 AM »
Thunder 151's. No idea why as i've never liked Thunders previously but after being injured for a while they're tempting me, they just look so good. I have 149's already, I guess I could run hella washers to get the same effect, can anyone chime in? Can you fit many washers on the inside like Ace's?

How are Thunders on tranny? I skate mostly transition with 56+mm wheels so I'll need risers regardless.

Ben degros seems to prefer them on transition due to the slightly lower height. If you want to run risers that probably negates any help from the lower center of gravity though. I do personally like them on transitions but Iím not skating super tight pools or transitions very often.

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« Reply #1348 on: December 05, 2019, 08:40:53 AM »
Been eyeing those green Crockett Pro 2's lately.

Anyone tried?

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« Reply #1349 on: December 05, 2019, 08:43:22 AM »
Crockett 2s were the first skate shoe in years I couldn't handle. Stiff and tight (Even though I half-sized up). I tried to break them in but lost patience and gave them away.