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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3150 on: October 04, 2021, 12:07:35 PM »
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Debating if I want to give 54mm f4 99a conicals or 54mm OJ 95a nomads a shot. Wanting to skate more street. My buddy id skate spots with moved so Iíve been just hitting parks and the DIY. But last weekend I went solo and found a few spots with  kinda Midwest crust and shitty rough asphalt.  Iíve never skated conicals. I want to be able to slide still. So Iím kinda leaning towards conical. But idk. Any pals have suggestions? Pros/cons
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Split the difference and get some 97a Conicals Spits. You can't go wrong with those or the OJ Nomads. I think the 97a Spits might be a little faster though...

I would really like the classic 97a classics. I really like classics shape. But my local donít have any 97a spits.  They was gone so fast. I may try the other shop in town.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3151 on: October 07, 2021, 02:17:59 AM »
Thinking about the Polar 91 Jr. on 144 Indys. The only thing that's holding me back is the 6.5 tail and don't know how steep that is. Help me pals

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3152 on: October 07, 2021, 07:42:25 AM »
Thinking about the Polar 91 Jr. on 144 Indys. The only thing that's holding me back is the 6.5 tail and don't know how steep that is. Help me pals


never owned one but it looks pretty mellow to me
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3153 on: October 07, 2021, 09:07:54 AM »
Thanks @off

Another one, I am looking at way too often..

Is the Rowan Pro Shoe a bit more stiff and doesn't get floppy as the usual Vans Pro shoes?

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3154 on: October 07, 2021, 09:44:55 AM »
Thanks @off

Another one, I am looking at way too often..

Is the Rowan Pro Shoe a bit more stiff and doesn't get floppy as the usual Vans Pro shoes?
They are definitely my second favorite vans shoe next to the new half cabs. You should get them.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3155 on: October 07, 2021, 03:21:31 PM »
Last Resort AB VM002. Low.

Does anyone know how these feel compared to Blazer lows?
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3156 on: October 07, 2021, 03:56:52 PM »
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3157 on: October 07, 2021, 04:39:32 PM »
Last Resort AB VM002. Low.

Does anyone know how these feel compared to Blazer lows?
Honestly between the two I would stick with blazers. iíve been skating my 002s and they are good but your feet donít nearly feel as locked in. also for some reason, the seam near the toe box rubs up on the top of one of my toes when i try kickflips. theyíre great shoes, just wish my heels were more locked in.
edit: also wish they wouldnít rub up on my toe. please fix that shit pontus

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3158 on: October 07, 2021, 04:46:07 PM »
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3159 on: October 07, 2021, 06:17:44 PM »
one of those hand held massaging guns

Definitely worth it, even the cheap ones off AliExpress are decent.

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« Reply #3160 on: October 09, 2021, 02:16:02 PM »
Last Resort AB VM002. Low.

Does anyone know how these feel compared to Blazer lows?

My experience with the Last Resort wasnít great. I want to like the shoe and it looks great, but it has a tiny toebox which I found unskateable. I actually switched to some old Blazers I keep in my car midway through my first and only sessions with the LRs, and suddenly my toes werenít killing me and I could skate again.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3161 on: October 14, 2021, 03:04:54 AM »
Sammy Montanoís newest Alien deck. Not really contemplating, I mean, Iím just gonna buy the fucker soon.
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« Reply #3162 on: October 17, 2021, 02:35:41 PM »
Do I buy aces? My thunders are cracking on the hangar so Iím due regardless.

But changing truck brands is like a lifestyle change. Commitment is scary.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3163 on: October 17, 2021, 07:01:45 PM »
Last Resort AB VM002. Low.

Does anyone know how these feel compared to Blazer lows?

They skate like a grippier and less structured pair of converse. Dont remind me of the GTs much, theyre not nearly as stiff and the tread is different.
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« Reply #3164 on: October 17, 2021, 09:09:10 PM »
I'm deciding between mini logo and ceramic quantum bearings. idk the difference between isotope and atoms, but the price seems pretty good for a ceramic bearing. Considering mini logos just cause they're cheap lol.

i had a bones swiss bearing explode on a flatground trick. I only skated it for just over a year and I'm not a big impact guy or anything, so kind of bummed on 'nicer' bearings, even if they do roll faster.


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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3165 on: October 18, 2021, 12:18:26 PM »
Do I buy aces? My thunders are cracking on the hangar so Iím due regardless.

But changing truck brands is like a lifestyle change. Commitment is scary.

Zumies still has Ace Classic 44s and 33s for $30, so the cost to try it out is low. Personally I feel like Ace and Thunder are trucks from two different planets, but who knows - you might be able to make the switch easily.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3166 on: October 18, 2021, 01:43:23 PM »
I'm deciding between mini logo and ceramic quantum bearings. idk the difference between isotope and atoms, but the price seems pretty good for a ceramic bearing. Considering mini logos just cause they're cheap lol.

i had a bones swiss bearing explode on a flatground trick. I only skated it for just over a year and I'm not a big impact guy or anything, so kind of bummed on 'nicer' bearings, even if they do roll faster.

to be honest I've skated mini logos and they lasted really really long. I usually just buy reds so I can't remember why I even bought them but they're still in some wheels I used for skating in the snow all last winter somewhere in my house with plenty of life still in them despite being used for a long time it terrible conditions. They're cheap and last long. They're not the worlds fastest bearing but they work good if you ask me. I don't really notice them feeling slow. I'm not some speed demon or anything.

Also I kind of echo your same sentiments about expensive bearings. I only had bones swiss once in my life and that board was stolen. It didn't really feel worth it to ever buy them again. I know it's not the same as breaking them but I'm still kind of like nah I'll just skate reds for the rest of my life, but now that I think about I never actually broke those mini logos so maybe I'll get more of those. Now I sort of feel like skating bones swiss is kind of elitist.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3167 on: October 19, 2021, 09:30:05 PM »
I'm switching to lakai again. I can't fuck with Nike or Adidas. Vans chukka is the only vans shoe I rock these days it's only because I miss the Chukka Boot desperately and I can't afford like aves which is one of the best shoes ever made.

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3168 on: October 23, 2021, 02:44:15 AM »

I don't usually go silly for things, but this one has me wanting one or more...


This might be a bit more just for Aussies, but the Antihero Oz eagle decks are out again, with a couple of places already having some and more on the way (OCD and KickPush show in stock).

8.5 in green and an 8.25 in yellow as well - almost green and gold, you could say.

The last ones were pretty cool.


https://www.ocdskateshop.com.au/products/anti-hero-oz-eagle-8-5-skateboard-deck


https://www.kickpush.com.au/anti-hero-skateboard-deck-oz-eagle-green-8.5

https://www.kickpush.com.au/anti-hero-skateboard-deck-oz-eagle-yellow-8.25

* Kickpush doesn't have the right graphic shown but they are the OZ versions.



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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3169 on: October 25, 2021, 10:42:27 AM »
Anyone on here had a Sour deck in 8.25?

I am looking for the exact measurements, the info on the internet is all over the place. Preferably measured from the top.

Thanks in advance pals.

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« Reply #3170 on: October 25, 2021, 12:01:44 PM »
Been skating 53-54mm f4 classics the last six or so sets of wheels, soon to be setting up a shaped board on 159's and thinking about trying some 53 radial slims, I'm mostly low impact street skating, curbs, ledges, banks etc. Good idea? or should I stick to classics

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3171 on: October 25, 2021, 12:08:37 PM »
I'm about to lose money on XMas spending but I fantasize about...
Deckwise: More egg shapes and/or 7.75s
Shoes: Vans Half Cabs again and/or NB Tiagos

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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3172 on: October 25, 2021, 12:37:12 PM »
Been skating 53-54mm f4 classics the last six or so sets of wheels, soon to be setting up a shaped 8board on 159's and thinking about trying some 53 radial slims, I'm mostly low impact street skating, curbs, ledges, banks etc. Good idea? or should I stick to classics

Classics and Radial Slims are pretty similar. The classics just have rounder sidewalls. The Radial Slims will lock in a bit better on grinds, but I found it is a bit harder to slide with them. I prefer the classics, they feel better for flips. At least for me.

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« Reply #3173 on: October 25, 2021, 12:52:51 PM »
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Been skating 53-54mm f4 classics the last six or so sets of wheels, soon to be setting up a shaped 8board on 159's and thinking about trying some 53 radial slims, I'm mostly low impact street skating, curbs, ledges, banks etc. Good idea? or should I stick to classics
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Classics and Radial Slims are pretty similar. The classics just have rounder sidewalls. The Radial Slims will lock in a bit better on grinds, but I found it is a bit harder to slide with them. I prefer the classics, they feel better for flips. At least for me.
Aah see i love my flip tricks, maybe best not to fix what ain't broken. Thanks

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« Reply #3174 on: October 26, 2021, 06:26:30 PM »
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Been skating 53-54mm f4 classics the last six or so sets of wheels, soon to be setting up a shaped 8board on 159's and thinking about trying some 53 radial slims, I'm mostly low impact street skating, curbs, ledges, banks etc. Good idea? or should I stick to classics
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Classics and Radial Slims are pretty similar. The classics just have rounder sidewalls. The Radial Slims will lock in a bit better on grinds, but I found it is a bit harder to slide with them. I prefer the classics, they feel better for flips. At least for me.
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Aah see i love my flip tricks, maybe best not to fix what ain't broken. Thanks

Also to mention that Radial Slims are seemingly out of production (still lots of fake and a few real ones around) so probably best going with Classics anyway.

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« Reply #3175 on: October 27, 2021, 04:02:35 AM »
The new royal trucks actually look pretty good. My homie who gets hooked up by them said they skate similar to a venture but are better. He said the bushings in the new ones are really good and turn very well. Im still up in the air about them but they are on my mind to try

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« Reply #3176 on: October 28, 2021, 11:47:23 PM »
another bout with the madness.....brushing up on ledge fundamentals today with the santa cruz 8.8 shape and there was just too much foot on the board to be precise.

swapped to a quasi 8.38, and its going better than expected. square, 31.75 length, 14.25 wb, short, steep tail. more stable with 5.8s and even less wheelbite than the 8.8/5.8 pairing to my surprise. everything pop related is working aside from flip tricks, need more space for flicks. the 8.5 proto is probably what im looking for, just a wider version of the 8.38

kinda bummed the sc didnt work out, wood is great but the shape is just too long and pointy for my tastes. i feel like wider boards need to be shorter (wb or length, preferably length) to balance things out. that antihero 8.75 looks right up my alley but will probably wait go with the quasi first.
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Re: Gear your contemplating buying?
« Reply #3177 on: October 29, 2021, 12:52:11 AM »
The new royal trucks actually look pretty good. My homie who gets hooked up by them said they skate similar to a venture but are better. He said the bushings in the new ones are really good and turn very well. Im still up in the air about them but they are on my mind to try

Bro, those are fighting words.

But of all the new truck brands and re-models, I'm most hyped about the Royal redesign. They never were a top tier truck brand but it would be fitting that a team with the most technical ledge guys ride the most technical trucks.

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« Reply #3178 on: October 29, 2021, 01:49:57 AM »
I'm about to shake shit up.  Going from a pointy 8 to the 8.5 Chris Roberts Twin Tail and going from Indys to Thunder all at the same time.  I'm sure it'll be fine, right?

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« Reply #3179 on: October 29, 2021, 05:49:03 AM »
another bout with the madness.....brushing up on ledge fundamentals today with the santa cruz 8.8 shape and there was just too much foot on the board to be precise.

swapped to a quasi 8.38, and its going better than expected. square, 31.75 length, 14.25 wb, short, steep tail. more stable with 5.8s and even less wheelbite than the 8.8/5.8 pairing to my surprise. everything pop related is working aside from flip tricks, need more space for flicks. the 8.5 proto is probably what im looking for, just a wider version of the 8.38

kinda bummed the sc didnt work out, wood is great but the shape is just too long and pointy for my tastes. i feel like wider boards need to be shorter (wb or length, preferably length) to balance things out. that antihero 8.75 looks right up my alley but will probably wait go with the quasi first.

What was the WB on your 8.8 sc? I got a creature stumps 8.8 and was stoked to set it up and skate ledges and some smaller tranny but but now Iím having second thoughts