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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2700 on: January 04, 2021, 02:40:20 PM »
Iíve been on the same shape like 15 times in a row. Think itís time to switch it up. Was thinking of trying a girl board. (8x32) Havenít rode one since 1998. Anyone riding one that could give some feedback?
I'm skating a chocolate right now and I like it. It's a Kenny Anderson 8.25◊31.75◊14 and it works good with ventures. It also has a pretty decent full nose and tapers to 8.1 in the back.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2701 on: January 04, 2021, 03:33:34 PM »
Anyone tried the passport space shape?
Found one but all the dimensions I find online arenít consistent with the wheelbase, Iíve seen 14.25, 14.375 and 14.5...

https://www.nativeskatestore.co.uk/skateboards-c7/skateboard-decks-c23/inlay-spade-shape-skateboard-deck-8-875-p51178

https://www.passportal.com/collections/decks/products/pass-port-inlay-deck-spade

Looking at all the usual places that have dimensions listed, it does seem that no one can get solid answers either, so maybe one of the places that have it in stock might be able to check, but it seems like they are roughly around 14.38 wheelbase.

https://www.basementskate.com.au/passport-inlay-spade-8.875-skateboard-deck/

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB.

https://50-50.com.au/collections/decks/passport

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB
$109.00

https://www.boardersonline.com.au/passport-inlay-spade-8.875-skateboard-deck

Product Details:

Brand: Passport
Model: The Inlay - Spade
Width: 8.875"
Length: 31.9"
Wheel Base: 14.4"
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2702 on: January 04, 2021, 09:55:52 PM »
what brands have the steepest kicks? Looking for something in a 8.1 and want to try something different - usually ride AH or Baker.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2703 on: January 05, 2021, 05:53:06 AM »
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Anyone tried the passport space shape?
Found one but all the dimensions I find online arenít consistent with the wheelbase, Iíve seen 14.25, 14.375 and 14.5...

https://www.nativeskatestore.co.uk/skateboards-c7/skateboard-decks-c23/inlay-spade-shape-skateboard-deck-8-875-p51178
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https://www.passportal.com/collections/decks/products/pass-port-inlay-deck-spade

Looking at all the usual places that have dimensions listed, it does seem that no one can get solid answers either, so maybe one of the places that have it in stock might be able to check, but it seems like they are roughly around 14.38 wheelbase.

https://www.basementskate.com.au/passport-inlay-spade-8.875-skateboard-deck/

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB.

https://50-50.com.au/collections/decks/passport

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB
$109.00

https://www.boardersonline.com.au/passport-inlay-spade-8.875-skateboard-deck

Product Details:

Brand: Passport
Model: The Inlay - Spade
Width: 8.875"
Length: 31.9"
Wheel Base: 14.4"

cheers for that mate!
This place is really good with their measurements and they listed as 36cm, I also mentioned the shop I was looking to purchase from and they said 39.5cm so Iím inclined to think itís a lot closer to 14.25. Anyway, I pulled the trigger on it, I got a good deal on it and Iíve been looking for a nice new board for a few weeks now. Will post some pics once it arrives!

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2704 on: January 05, 2021, 07:33:22 AM »
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Iíve been on the same shape like 15 times in a row. Think itís time to switch it up. Was thinking of trying a girl board. (8x32) Havenít rode one since 1998. Anyone riding one that could give some feedback?
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I'm skating a chocolate right now and I like it. It's a Kenny Anderson 8.25◊31.75◊14 and it works good with ventures. It also has a pretty decent full nose and tapers to 8.1 in the back.

I've had a girl 93 till 9.125 egg shape, shitty wood. Complained and they sent another. Same problems. I did some digging and their wood shop is in china. Yes everyone crailtap being pressed in china. Other companies too,

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2705 on: January 05, 2021, 08:51:33 AM »
Thinking about picking up a Roger. What woodshop are they using?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2706 on: January 06, 2021, 01:01:36 AM »
Thinking about picking up a Roger. What woodshop are they using?

From the 2020 Woodshop Thread:

Roger is ASF/Clutch. If it's Letter/Number stamp on the top between the front truck holes that's the ASF mold/size code. I think sometimes it's reversed like instead of O8 it'll say 8O but its usually letter first then number.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2707 on: January 06, 2021, 11:10:07 AM »
thinking about some f4 101a's. i love bones spf's but they don't belong in the street, and i kinda suck at getting them to powerslide.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2708 on: January 06, 2021, 11:30:33 AM »
thinking about some f4 101a's. i love bones spf's but they don't belong in the street, and i kinda suck at getting them to powerslide.

I also thought about f4 101s today. How do they handle rough and crusty spots? Will my feet get a massage? ^^

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2709 on: January 06, 2021, 12:59:09 PM »
someone convince me to buy ventures... Haven't skated in years and i think i need a new setup.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2710 on: January 06, 2021, 01:18:15 PM »
someone convince me to buy ventures... Haven't skated in years and i think i need a new setup.

do it

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2711 on: January 06, 2021, 02:10:08 PM »
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someone convince me to buy ventures... Haven't skated in years and i think i need a new setup.
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do it





Whatever gets you stoked to get back to it! I like Ventures.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2712 on: January 06, 2021, 07:10:41 PM »
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thinking about some f4 101a's. i love bones spf's but they don't belong in the street, and i kinda suck at getting them to powerslide.
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I also thought about f4 101s today. How do they handle rough and crusty spots? Will my feet get a massage? ^^

only one way to find out

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2713 on: January 06, 2021, 07:33:19 PM »
I really want the visit egg, but I'm hoping that Primitive releases a nice graphic for Franky's shape soon. Anyone have any insider info on Primitive drops

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2714 on: January 06, 2021, 08:17:50 PM »
someone convince me to buy ventures... Haven't skated in years and i think i need a new setup.

I bought a set....less wheelbite and more meat than thunder, lower/lighter than an Indy, super good pinch, plus the best part......the hat. 

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2715 on: January 06, 2021, 09:53:17 PM »
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someone convince me to buy ventures... Haven't skated in years and i think i need a new setup.
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do it



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Whatever gets you stoked to get back to it! I like Ventures.


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someone convince me to buy ventures... Haven't skated in years and i think i need a new setup.
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I bought a set....less wheelbite and more meat than thunder, lower/lighter than an Indy, super good pinch, plus the best part......the hat. 

https://venturetrucks.net/ads/

Why not?
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2716 on: January 07, 2021, 01:09:37 AM »
FA/HOCKEY 8.5

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2718 on: January 07, 2021, 02:42:30 PM »
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Thinking about picking up a Roger. What woodshop are they using?
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From the 2020 Woodshop Thread:

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Roger is ASF/Clutch. If it's Letter/Number stamp on the top between the front truck holes that's the ASF mold/size code. I think sometimes it's reversed like instead of O8 it'll say 8O but its usually letter first then number.
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Actually might grab the tugboat shaped max Taylor deck.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2719 on: January 07, 2021, 05:33:03 PM »
Considering a Black Label! Haven't skated one since late 2008, which was a used hand me down from a homie and the only Label I've ever had. Enjoyed the fuck out of it (because it was good and  because I had nothing else)! First 8.25 as I was used to 8 before that.

Anyone skated the Label lately? I'm interested in popsicles, not classic shapes, by the way.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2720 on: January 07, 2021, 11:13:29 PM »
Considering a Black Label! Haven't skated one since late 2008, which was a used hand me down from a homie and the only Label I've ever had. Enjoyed the fuck out of it (because it was good and  because I had nothing else)! First 8.25 as I was used to 8 before that.

Anyone skated the Label lately? I'm interested in popsicles, not classic shapes, by the way.

Yes and they are awesome!

BBS wood, good shapes and although I don't care a bit about graphics compared to the feel of the board, there are some cool graphics out as well.

From the Black Label thread I posted some info which is relevant here too (sizes and wb in info on the shop site):

Maybe if anyone is trying to track some down, ask John or email him for local places that might order them, if you cannot order from the website.

http://blacklabelskates.com/

https://blacklabelskates.bigcartel.com/
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2721 on: January 08, 2021, 01:17:56 AM »
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Considering a Black Label! Haven't skated one since late 2008, which was a used hand me down from a homie and the only Label I've ever had. Enjoyed the fuck out of it (because it was good and  because I had nothing else)! First 8.25 as I was used to 8 before that.

Anyone skated the Label lately? I'm interested in popsicles, not classic shapes, by the way.
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Yes and they are awesome!

BBS wood, good shapes and although I don't care a bit about graphics compared to the feel of the board, there are some cool graphics out as well.

From the Black Label thread I posted some info which is relevant here too (sizes and wb in info on the shop site):

Maybe if anyone is trying to track some down, ask John or email him for local places that might order them, if you cannot order from the website.

http://blacklabelskates.com/

https://blacklabelskates.bigcartel.com/

Thank you!! I browsed the website earlier and the dims on the 8.5" and 8.38" (what I'm interested in) seem to match up to what I like. I thought they were BBS but hadn't checked yet. I actually enjoy most of their graphics but haven't been paying attention to them lately until I saw some recent Hassan footage and reminded me of that deck I had in late 2008. Lol

I'll go hit that thread up. Didn't see it when I looked for black label stuff on here earlier, so I'll check again.

If I want a deck, I'll probably hit up SoCal Skate or Tactics since they have some in stock that I like. Glad I can do that before going direct! John is a stand up guy, though so I wouldn't mind direct if I had to!
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2722 on: January 08, 2021, 03:59:48 AM »
Im looking at Antiheros classic eagle 8.75 or 9. At 6'4 & 11.5 shoes i want a board I can have my whole foot on and a lil wider wb.

How are they riding compared to your reg 8.5?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2723 on: January 08, 2021, 07:12:47 AM »
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Anyone tried the passport space shape?
Found one but all the dimensions I find online arenít consistent with the wheelbase, Iíve seen 14.25, 14.375 and 14.5...

https://www.nativeskatestore.co.uk/skateboards-c7/skateboard-decks-c23/inlay-spade-shape-skateboard-deck-8-875-p51178
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https://www.passportal.com/collections/decks/products/pass-port-inlay-deck-spade

Looking at all the usual places that have dimensions listed, it does seem that no one can get solid answers either, so maybe one of the places that have it in stock might be able to check, but it seems like they are roughly around 14.38 wheelbase.

https://www.basementskate.com.au/passport-inlay-spade-8.875-skateboard-deck/

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB.

https://50-50.com.au/collections/decks/passport

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB
$109.00

https://www.boardersonline.com.au/passport-inlay-spade-8.875-skateboard-deck

Product Details:

Brand: Passport
Model: The Inlay - Spade
Width: 8.875"
Length: 31.9"
Wheel Base: 14.4"

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cheers for that mate!
This place is really good with their measurements and they listed as 36cm, I also mentioned the shop I was looking to purchase from and they said 39.5cm so Iím inclined to think itís a lot closer to 14.25. Anyway, I pulled the trigger on it, I got a good deal on it and Iíve been looking for a nice new board for a few weeks now. Will post some pics once it arrives!

Update: it arrived and itís 99% a polar surf shape with a slightly less square tail; luckily I love that shape but this one will go on ice for a minute

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2724 on: January 08, 2021, 07:14:48 AM »
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Considering a Black Label! Haven't skated one since late 2008, which was a used hand me down from a homie and the only Label I've ever had. Enjoyed the fuck out of it (because it was good and  because I had nothing else)! First 8.25 as I was used to 8 before that.

Anyone skated the Label lately? I'm interested in popsicles, not classic shapes, by the way.
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Yes and they are awesome!

BBS wood, good shapes and although I don't care a bit about graphics compared to the feel of the board, there are some cool graphics out as well.

From the Black Label thread I posted some info which is relevant here too (sizes and wb in info on the shop site):

Maybe if anyone is trying to track some down, ask John or email him for local places that might order them, if you cannot order from the website.

http://blacklabelskates.com/

https://blacklabelskates.bigcartel.com/
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Thank you!! I browsed the website earlier and the dims on the 8.5" and 8.38" (what I'm interested in) seem to match up to what I like. I thought they were BBS but hadn't checked yet. I actually enjoy most of their graphics but haven't been paying attention to them lately until I saw some recent Hassan footage and reminded me of that deck I had in late 2008. Lol

I'll go hit that thread up. Didn't see it when I looked for black label stuff on here earlier, so I'll check again.

If I want a deck, I'll probably hit up SoCal Skate or Tactics since they have some in stock that I like. Glad I can do that before going direct! John is a stand up guy, though so I wouldn't mind direct if I had to!

Do it! Riding an 8.68 Black Label Crutch deck right now and it's a great shape. I might pick up the 8.38 Hassan as well.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2725 on: January 08, 2021, 07:25:34 AM »
Im looking at Antiheros classic eagle 8.75 or 9. At 6'4 & 11.5 shoes i want a board I can have my whole foot on and a lil wider wb.

How are they riding compared to your reg 8.5?
the 9Ē orange eagle is 33 long and a 15Ē wheelbase so itíll feel quite long and stable. Other 9Ē like a polar has a 14.5Ē wheelbase or even the heroin 14.25Ēish so theyíll feel WAY different. More nimble. The 15Ē wheelbase is more tiring to pop over and over.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2726 on: January 08, 2021, 08:16:45 AM »

https://www.passportal.com/collections/decks/products/pass-port-inlay-deck-spade

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB.

Update: it arrived and itís 99% a polar surf shape with a slightly less square tail; luckily I love that shape but this one will go on ice for a minute

Is the concave still a lot flatter than Polar or other boards you have, or much the same?  I know that the Passport and Magenta decks always felt a touch too flat for what I liked through the middle, but wonder if things had changed post covid.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2727 on: January 08, 2021, 08:45:05 AM »
Im looking at Antiheros classic eagle 8.75 or 9. At 6'4 & 11.5 shoes i want a board I can have my whole foot on and a lil wider wb.

How are they riding compared to your reg 8.5?

As jay_nev said, they are nicely bigger, somewhat longer and somewhat heavier to lift / turn, especially in the 9, but they are both lots of fun to skate and once you get used to a bigger board, you might not want to go back down in size at all, or wondered why you never went up that big before now.

I am much the same in height and shoe size, even though I love skating the bigger boards, including a couple of white 8.75 eagles completes and a 9.0 I currently have, there are way too many of the smaller boards available and I still like to have a bit more movement, so my go to is about the 8.38 to 8.5 size.

The white eagle at 8.75 x 32.75 with 14.6 wb (with Indy 159s) is a lot more maneuverable than the orange eagle at 9 x 33 with 15 wb (with Indy 169s) so you might be more inclined to go with the 8.75 white eagle.


 
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #2728 on: January 08, 2021, 05:10:35 PM »
Considering a Black Label! Haven't skated one since late 2008, which was a used hand me down from a homie and the only Label I've ever had. Enjoyed the fuck out of it (because it was good and  because I had nothing else)! First 8.25 as I was used to 8 before that.

Anyone skated the Label lately? I'm interested in popsicles, not classic shapes, by the way.

Iím on an 8.5 flower power right now and itís delightful.
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« Reply #2729 on: January 08, 2021, 05:33:27 PM »
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https://www.passportal.com/collections/decks/products/pass-port-inlay-deck-spade

Passport Skateboard Deck Tile Series 8.875" x 31.5" Tortoise Spade Shape 14.375" WB.

Update: it arrived and itís 99% a polar surf shape with a slightly less square tail; luckily I love that shape but this one will go on ice for a minute
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Is the concave still a lot flatter than Polar or other boards you have, or much the same?  I know that the Passport and Magenta decks always felt a touch too flat for what I liked through the middle, but wonder if things had changed post covid.

the surf shape doesnít really have deep concave anyway, but the passport does feel to be a bit deeper, by no means steep though. Itís especially noticeable around where the wheel wells would be.

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