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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #270 on: December 11, 2020, 09:54:55 AM »
anti hero 8.12 x 31.38 - 14 wheelbase shape has me wanting shorter wheelbase. who currently makes 8"+ decks with 13.75 wheelbase? that shit is the future, no wonder mason is so good

Evisen had some that have that listing.

Palace, Girl/Chocolate have some that are close.


Im on the same wave (well I want to get something like this). I prefer Ventures, 14Ē wb is the max tho. Ace can help out shrinking the effective wb, but that starts to be a slippery slope. 14Ē or less, 31.5Ē or less. Kickflips and Ollies feel better

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #271 on: December 11, 2020, 11:26:55 AM »
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anti hero 8.12 x 31.38 - 14 wheelbase shape has me wanting shorter wheelbase. who currently makes 8"+ decks with 13.75 wheelbase? that shit is the future, no wonder mason is so good
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Evisen had some that have that listing.

Palace, Girl/Chocolate have some that are close.


Im on the same wave (well I want to get something like this). I prefer Ventures, 14Ē wb is the max tho. Ace can help out shrinking the effective wb, but that starts to be a slippery slope. 14Ē or less, 31.5Ē or less. Kickflips and Ollies feel better
yeah i was on aces for years until we couldn't get em here in canada for a few months. on the indy mids now, but even with my aces i was waiting for that 13.75 wheelbase to come thru my local shop. ive ridden those palace and primitive 8.25s with the 14 wheelbase and loved em.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #272 on: February 04, 2023, 01:45:34 PM »
For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #273 on: February 04, 2023, 01:50:01 PM »
For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.

I think wheelbase changes are the hardest thing for me to get used to in a new setup, stepping down to a 14 for a month really threw everything off for me when I went back to 14.25. Itís shocking how much that quarter inch affected things. Even 14.25 to 15 wasnít as wild for me as the 14.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #274 on: February 04, 2023, 01:59:21 PM »
For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.


i didnt notice much difference going from 8.25 x14.25 to 8.5x14.5. i dont know how helpful that is because the board width also changed, but in my experience, it took maybe a sesh to re-adjust

to be frank, unless youre doing a lot of technical ledge tricks, i think wheelbase is a negligible dimension, it dont fuckin matter

thats coming from a dude who used to religiously lurk slap wheelbase threads & would ask my local skateshop if they had a measuring tape so i could find out the wheelbase

its true wheelbase can help for certain flip tricks, but its always possible to re-adjust

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #275 on: May 26, 2023, 01:27:37 AM »
WB is one thing but the trucks underneath too.They might have importance on how the wb affects your skating since some models have an axle more centered or apart.I ain't a tall guy, regular size I guess with quite normal legs and to me 14 is the best.
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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #276 on: May 26, 2023, 01:50:11 AM »
I'm 5 feet 10, I ride 13.875 wheelbase with Ace Af1s. It feels weird that my friends shorter than me like wider wheelbases and they do much more tech. I love how versatile and compact my setup feels just for cruising and occasional curb/miniramp sessions.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #277 on: May 26, 2023, 02:39:18 AM »
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anti hero 8.12 x 31.38 - 14 wheelbase shape has me wanting shorter wheelbase. who currently makes 8"+ decks with 13.75 wheelbase? that shit is the future, no wonder mason is so good
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Evisen had some that have that listing.

Palace, Girl/Chocolate have some that are close.


Im on the same wave (well I want to get something like this). I prefer Ventures, 14Ē wb is the max tho. Ace can help out shrinking the effective wb, but that starts to be a slippery slope. 14Ē or less, 31.5Ē or less. Kickflips and Ollies feel better

Antihero has a GT model with 31.5 length / 13.88 wb.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #278 on: May 26, 2023, 04:38:15 AM »
For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.

14.25 wb seems to be my max comfortablity. Rode that Polar 8.25 with the ~14.3 wb and it threw me off.
14 wb could work too, but I haven't tried. but For me personally the tail length is the most important. Around 6.6 and definitely not 6.7 or above. Must be muscle memory from my younger days but yeah.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #279 on: May 26, 2023, 06:01:14 AM »
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For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.
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I think wheelbase changes are the hardest thing for me to get used to in a new setup, stepping down to a 14 for a month really threw everything off for me when I went back to 14.25. Itís shocking how much that quarter inch affected things. Even 14.25 to 15 wasnít as wild for me as the 14.

My main deck is 8.5x14.5. I just got a deck thatís 8.13x14.125 and maaaaan did the wb change fuck me up. Even carving feels more difficult. Width has never been much of an issue for me but apparently wb is. Iím not even tall, Iím 5í8 so I donít quite get it.
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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #280 on: May 26, 2023, 06:11:14 PM »
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For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.
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I think wheelbase changes are the hardest thing for me to get used to in a new setup, stepping down to a 14 for a month really threw everything off for me when I went back to 14.25. Itís shocking how much that quarter inch affected things. Even 14.25 to 15 wasnít as wild for me as the 14.
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My main deck is 8.5x14.5. I just got a deck thatís 8.13x14.125 and maaaaan did the wb change fuck me up. Even carving feels more difficult. Width has never been much of an issue for me but apparently wb is. Iím not even tall, Iím 5í8 so I donít quite get it.


Carving and leaning to turn might be the biggest thing that would feel different from a longer wheelbase to a shorter wheelbase, everything being a lot quicker and what your muscle memory does and what a different shorter board will do will make things feel way off.

Same with a 15" wheelbase carving around, which feels way slower to turn than something with a shorter wheelbase.

Mostly a board might take a few sessions at least to get comfortable, some people adapt quickly and some more slowly to changes like that.

I do find it interesting with different boards I try, but my main board is either 8.38 or 8.5 both with 14.5 wb and that's how I like it.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #281 on: May 27, 2023, 08:24:00 AM »
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For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.
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I think wheelbase changes are the hardest thing for me to get used to in a new setup, stepping down to a 14 for a month really threw everything off for me when I went back to 14.25. Itís shocking how much that quarter inch affected things. Even 14.25 to 15 wasnít as wild for me as the 14.
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My main deck is 8.5x14.5. I just got a deck thatís 8.13x14.125 and maaaaan did the wb change fuck me up. Even carving feels more difficult. Width has never been much of an issue for me but apparently wb is. Iím not even tall, Iím 5í8 so I donít quite get it.
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Carving and leaning to turn might be the biggest thing that would feel different from a longer wheelbase to a shorter wheelbase, everything being a lot quicker and what your muscle memory does and what a different shorter board will do will make things feel way off.

Same with a 15" wheelbase carving around, which feels way slower to turn than something with a shorter wheelbase.

Mostly a board might take a few sessions at least to get comfortable, some people adapt quickly and some more slowly to changes like that.

I do find it interesting with different boards I try, but my main board is either 8.38 or 8.5 both with 14.5 wb and that's how I like it.

Well Iím old and my reaction time sucked to begin with. Part of the reason Iíve always gravitated to transition is I like to think ahead, so itís pretty natural for me to accommodate shallower turns while it fucks me proper to have my board be so sensitive it reacts to my fucking blinks
I like the tip. The tip is all Iíve ever known.

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Re: Wheelbase Questions
« Reply #282 on: May 28, 2023, 06:02:41 AM »
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For people who usually ride 14.25 wb, is there any noticeable difference when you go up to 14.3 to 14.5? How about down to 14.0? A lot of the twin tail decks out these days are not 14.25 for whatever reason and I want to know if it will be weird to get used to a slightly longer or shorter wb than what I'm used to.
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I think wheelbase changes are the hardest thing for me to get used to in a new setup, stepping down to a 14 for a month really threw everything off for me when I went back to 14.25. Itís shocking how much that quarter inch affected things. Even 14.25 to 15 wasnít as wild for me as the 14.
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My main deck is 8.5x14.5. I just got a deck thatís 8.13x14.125 and maaaaan did the wb change fuck me up. Even carving feels more difficult. Width has never been much of an issue for me but apparently wb is. Iím not even tall, Iím 5í8 so I donít quite get it.
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Carving and leaning to turn might be the biggest thing that would feel different from a longer wheelbase to a shorter wheelbase, everything being a lot quicker and what your muscle memory does and what a different shorter board will do will make things feel way off.

Same with a 15" wheelbase carving around, which feels way slower to turn than something with a shorter wheelbase.

Mostly a board might take a few sessions at least to get comfortable, some people adapt quickly and some more slowly to changes like that.

I do find it interesting with different boards I try, but my main board is either 8.38 or 8.5 both with 14.5 wb and that's how I like it.

I agree. I come from a surfing background where I was used to experimenting with different boards. I've got three set ups I currently use, all with different wheelbases, widths, nose and tail measurements. A cheap 8.6 eternal deck with 8.5 wb which I commute to work on and skate a park near my office most days at lunch. A 8.38 palace deck with 14.8 wb which I'm prefer skating for the moment and an 8.125 passport with 14.25 wb. I find the more I change up what I ride, the less time it takes to adjust. I skate a fair amount of transition and find the most noticeable change is foot placement on narrower wbs. Too much wait on my foot on narrower wbs can lead to loosing/drifting the back wheels. Whereas on longer wbs, I find I can get my wait forward and drive without it happening...much.