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Who Skateboards in here

Who all skate boards in here?

Most of my friends sk8 and I decided im gonna try and relearn how to skate this summer and it will be good to help keep me in shape. And its gonna be super cool to go and ride my r6 out some where and meet up with them and jsut skate. Ill have to get one of those back packs tho which is like another 50 bucks but hey 50$ cant buy anything for the bike.

So, im looking at getting an element fiberlight deck and what are the fastest smoothest bearings out there? When I used to skate about 3 years ago it as the Bones swiss bones bearings.

Also anyone run 7.75 trucks on a 7.5 deck?



Im not worried about durablilty at all, skate boards are cheap and if I shater one no big deal. Id like to spend under $150 for a nice complete and im going by ccs.com with there build a custom so far.
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 02:59 PM
 
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I used to. Swiss Bones are the BEST bearings out there. They are expensive tho.


I used to run 8" decks and 7.75 Independent trucks.



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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 08:26 PM
 
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I used to board a little back when I was about 14-15 yrs old. ..wont say how good I was.. but I will just say,,yeah I boarded a little
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Most of my friends sk8ed back in the day... I couldn't even stand on the mofo... I rode BMX and MTB... Generally towing their slow asses around...
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Well, I see It as a good oppertunity to go places and hang outside allday and ride to sports to skate and just have fun and try not to ____ myself up at all.

I dunno if i want really good bearings tho, i dont want to go too fast.
lol never though you hear that out of my mouth huh?


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Wow, you dont wanna go too fast! That IS a first to hear! hehe. And yeah, i'm with ya, when I was young, i did the whole BMX thing too.
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i still thrash the board around. my kid's wanted to learn so i got them some cheapo's. i still have my original powel peralta board (it's over 20 yrs old).

i do alota grabs so i have ribs on the sides. my board isn't shaped too well for ollies. the newer lighter boards with taller trucks are great for ollies. lower trucks are best for ramps and jumps. also, taller trucks allows for looser settings for tighter cornering.

for the pipes, i use soft wheels. for street, i like to slide with hard cheapo's. you gona do stunts? i recommend full gear.

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i've been skating for almost 20 years, don't think i'll stop, too much fun....Element makes good boards, the fiberlight is just that, light...i had one of those and i couldn't find enough things to ollie over....i'm not to sure about 7.75 trucks on a 7.5 board, but to each their own, just get some indy trucks and spitfire wheels, you won't regret it
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Yeah im still boardin riding a element fiberlight

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Im thinking...
Deck- http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...andFilter=0071

Trucks- http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...=&brandFilter=
in white

Wheels - http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...andFilter=0120
size 52mm

Bearings- Probally gonna go with the bones reds since i had a set when i used to skate and they were sick, too fast for me (noob)

Hopefully I can rid my noob status in like a months and be able to ollie while moving on concrete and maby do some lame grinds.


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Im thinking...
Deck- http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...andFilter=0071

Trucks- http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...=&brandFilter=
in white

Wheels - http://shop.ccs.com/item.do?category...andFilter=0120
size 52mm

Bearings- Probally gonna go with the bones reds since i had a set when i used to skate and they were sick, too fast for me (noob)

Hopefully I can rid my noob status in like 2 months.
Any decent bearings will be plenty fast.



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I also used to use risers and shock pads under the trucks...gave my board like an extra 3/4" lift. Pop some huge Ollies.



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The taller the trucks and rises the higher the ollies?

I would think that would promote unstabilty as noob friendly-ness
I want somethign super light and easy to learn on and rail it hard on the street once i get better than super nub.


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The taller the trucks and rises the higher the ollies?

I would think that would promote unstabilty as noob friendly-ness
I want somethign super light and easy to learn on and rail it hard on the street once i get better than super nub.
Yeah but it's not like it's a foot off the ground...so you should be fine. Experiment with some risers and without...see what you like.



Also...I kept the kingpin on the trucks pretty loose. Not unstable loose...but pretty loose. That makes it easier to ride out sloppy landings on your tricks.



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The king pin?
Is that the bolt that adjusts how tight the trucks are and how resiliant they act to your leaning?


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The king pin?
Is that the bolt that adjusts how tight the trucks are and how resiliant they act to your leaning?
Yep...goes straight down the middle...holds everything together. The hanger, the base, and the bushings.



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I have an Arbor pin long board, got it when I was in L.A last year.

......yeah so I'm not much good to ya. but I would think if you spent $150 you are getting good stuff.

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the board and the wheels are cool, the trucks i'm not to sure of, never heard of them before, so i can't speak on how they turn, and any bearings you choose are fine, but bones bearings are well worth the money
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Go with Destructo's or GK's Ive have Destructo's for awile now

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What do you guys think of this complete package http://cgi.ebay.com/Enjoi-Whitey-Pan...QQcmdZViewItem
it is less than half the price *shipped* of that fiberlight package I wanted.
For like 70 bucks I could kick around on that for a few months till im able to actually do some stuff then buy a real expensive one. Using this one for less ideal weather condtitions and or learning new stuff.

But at 70$ I think its deffinately something to consider.


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