1. Post #441
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    I was wondering if penny skateboards are worth looking at. Anyone have any input on them?
    Cheap, Small, Trendy. Not worth the $100, you can probably find one of similar quality on ebay for 1/4th the price.

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    http://www.churchillmfg.com/shop/

    Penny killer, its wood and insanely cheap.

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    get some bennet trucks and 65mm wheels. Your money. I think.

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    Wood over plastic any day.

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    I think I'm going to start buying all my accessories from churchill, their shit is so cheap. 24-grit grip tape for 6.60 is insane.

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    Shit you can buy their cruising trucks if you want, it'll do the job.

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    http://www.churchillmfg.com/2012/03/...ry-developing/
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  2. Post #442
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    Cheap, Small, Trendy. Not worth the $100, you can probably find one of similar quality on ebay for 1/4th the price.

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    http://www.churchillmfg.com/shop/

    Penny killer, its wood and insanely cheap.

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    get some bennet trucks and 65mm wheels. Your money. I think.

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    Wood over plastic any day.

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    I think I'm going to start buying all my accessories from churchill, their shit is so cheap. 24-grit grip tape for 6.60 is insane.

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    Shit you can buy their cruising trucks if you want, it'll do the job.
    It's about to finally be summer where I live so I really appreciate the advice.
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  3. Post #443
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  4. Post #444
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    Lifelong longboards are having trouble with their shipping at the moment so i'm just sat here cupping my balls until they finally ship it. Something to do with the USPS website being fucked up...

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    Speak of the devil, they've just fixed it. Also I did my first toeside slide today!
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  5. Post #445
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    It's about to finally be summer where I live so I really appreciate the advice.
    No problem man, its a nice cheap cruiser that you can sticker the fuck out of.

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    Lifelong longboards are having trouble with their shipping at the moment so i'm just sat here cupping my balls until they finally ship it. Something to do with the USPS website being fucked up...

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    Speak of the devil, they've just fixed it. Also I did my first toeside slide today!
    Congratz man, standup or hands down?

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    what happened?
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  6. Post #446
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    ordered this
    http://www.sickboards.nl/globe-sea-p...te-p-2163.html

    Cant wait to cruise on it
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  7. Post #447
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    Diggin the graphic and stain. Looks like a fun board.
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  8. Post #448
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    No problem man, its a nice cheap cruiser that you can sticker the fuck out of.

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    Congratz man, standup or hands down?

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    what happened?
    Standup!
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  9. Post #449
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Standup!
    Rad man! Toeside standups are some of the hardest slides to learn in my opinion. Wait till you try them switch, I can't do switch toeside yet since I'm focusing more on switch heelside but when I do. holy shit do I get thrown ass over tea kettle.
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  10. Post #450
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    looks like a compound fracture at the joint
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  11. Post #451
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    Are Original Skateboards longboards any good? I'm considering getting the pintail 40. (this is my first longboard btw)
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  12. Post #452
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    Are Original Skateboards longboards any good? I'm considering getting the pintail 40. (this is my first longboard btw)
    Not a fan at all, overpriced cruisers. What are you looking to do? Go fast? Cruise? Slide? Freestyle? Most people usually end up wanting to go fast and slide.
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  13. Post #453
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    Not a fan at all, overpriced cruisers. What are you looking to do? Go fast? Cruise? Slide? Freestyle? Most people usually end up wanting to go fast and slide.
    so i'm gonna go ahead and do the template

    Height: about 5'10"
    Age: 16
    Weight: 172 lbs
    Preferred Style: cruise (for now)
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Boston area (some hills, mostly flat)
    Budget: less than $300
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  14. Post #454
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
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    so i'm gonna go ahead and do the template

    Height: about 5'10"
    Age: 16
    Weight: 172 lbs
    Preferred Style: cruise (for now)
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Boston area (some hills, mostly flat)
    Budget: less than $300
    Well with $300 you have the money to pretty much get just about any setup that you want. Its just a style of choice now, take a look around on longboardskater.com muirskate.com and samskates.com for things you like. Some companies to checkout right now would be rayne, landyachtz, earthwing, comet, sector9 (yes they have dope boards), kebbek, and incline. There are lots of other brands I didn't mention since I'm doing this off the top of my head but look around for boards you might like. We can discuss features and styles and build a setup right for you. Muirskate has a cool boardbuilder feature.
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  15. Post #455
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    Well with $300 you have the money to pretty much get just about any setup that you want. Its just a style of choice now, take a look around on longboardskater.com muirskate.com and samskates.com for things you like. Some companies to checkout right now would be rayne, landyachtz, earthwing, comet, sector9 (yes they have dope boards), kebbek, and incline. There are lots of other brands I didn't mention since I'm doing this off the top of my head but look around for boards you might like. We can discuss features and styles and build a setup right for you. Muirskate has a cool boardbuilder feature.
    thanks man. and when you say dope boards, do you mean as in the graphic on it? cause honestly I couldn't care less about the graphic, i just want something that's comfortable and sturdy
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  16. Post #456
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
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    thanks man. and when you say dope boards, do you mean as in the graphic on it? cause honestly I couldn't care less about the graphic, i just want something that's comfortable and sturdy
    I'm so glad you said that, because I never refer to graphics. No one ever sees that shit, I'm talking more about shape, drops, cuts, taper, drop through, top mount, basically features that are rad.
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  17. Post #457
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    suggest me a Globe Board
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  18. Post #458
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    I'm so glad you said that, because I never refer to graphics. No one ever sees that shit, I'm talking more about shape, drops, cuts, taper, drop through, top mount, basically features that are rad.
    So what would be a good and (relatively) cheap board to check out? Purely for cruising.
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  19. Post #459
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    July 2007
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    So, I got my EQ.

    In short: deck is amazing, still need to overhaul the parts. Hope it fits in my locker.
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  20. Post #460
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
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    July 2007
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    So what would be a good and (relatively) cheap board to check out? Purely for cruising.
    Well drop through decks are lower so its easier to push around and are suppose to be much driftier. I'm not a fan of flex myself but some people like it, if you want to get into sliding its not fun to have. I'd checkout some drop through decks. Thats where they have a cut out where the trucks go.
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  21. Post #461
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    January 2006
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    Hey guys, the weather in Michigan has been pretty awesome lately thus allowing me to go out and skate a whole bunch. I've been thinking about getting a new board in the next few weeks and would love to hear your input and advice (You guys seem to know more of the technical mumble jumble than I do).

    Height: 5ft 10inches
    Age: 20
    Weight: ~136lbs
    Preferred Style: Cruising? I don't really do any tricks/dancing yet.
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Around campus, hills, subdivisions
    Budget: ~$300

    Side Note: I've never bought separate parts and put together a board, I've always bought completes. I have a Santa Cruz 7.8" x 31.8" skateboard and an Arbor Pintail Bamboo 48"L x 8.75"W x 27.75"WB.

    What I want: I want to get into sliding down hills. I've been skating about 3 years so I'm fairly confident with the basics of just cruising.

    Thanks everyone!
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  22. Post #462
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    My dad and I looked for good hills today, we found a good hill with smooth pavement and went for three tries, pulled by the truck up to speed, then launching myself past.

    On the third try, I hit 43.06mph.

    On sunday, my friend gets his new 925, and we're gonna go boarding.
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  23. Post #463
    I'd be lost in this world without my Hatsune Miku ^__^
    Takkun10's Avatar
    July 2007
    8,189 Posts
    Hey guys, the weather in Michigan has been pretty awesome lately thus allowing me to go out and skate a whole bunch. I've been thinking about getting a new board in the next few weeks and would love to hear your input and advice (You guys seem to know more of the technical mumble jumble than I do).

    Height: 5ft 10inches
    Age: 20
    Weight: ~136lbs
    Preferred Style: Cruising? I don't really do any tricks/dancing yet.
    Topography of where you plan to skate: Around campus, hills, subdivisions
    Budget: ~$300

    Side Note: I've never bought separate parts and put together a board, I've always bought completes. I have a Santa Cruz 7.8" x 31.8" skateboard and an Arbor Pintail Bamboo 48"L x 8.75"W x 27.75"WB.

    What I want: I want to get into sliding down hills. I've been skating about 3 years so I'm fairly confident with the basics of just cruising.

    Thanks everyone!
    Radical, good budget. Lots of room for a dope slide deck. I'll post a few recommendations later.

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    My dad and I looked for good hills today, we found a good hill with smooth pavement and went for three tries, pulled by the truck up to speed, then launching myself past.

    On the third try, I hit 43.06mph.

    On sunday, my friend gets his new 925, and we're gonna go boarding.
    Did breaking 40 feel surreal to you? First time I broke it clocked, I thought I was only going like 30. I got to the bottom and said "damn I was going slow" and my friend was like dude you hit 45ish.
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  24. Post #464
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    Did breaking 40 feel surreal to you? First time I broke it clocked, I thought I was only going like 30. I got to the bottom and said "damn I was going slow" and my friend was like dude you hit 45ish.
    No, it felt fairly normal, couldn't tell much difference between 30mph and 40mph.
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  25. Post #465
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    Why are checks so god damned hard
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  26. Post #466
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    Why are checks so god damned hard
    It takes a dickload of practice.
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  27. Post #467
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    and a dickload of road rash
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  28. Post #468
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    Speaking of road rash. Ever since I slammed my face into the asphalt I've gotten back on my board and sad to say my 2 weeks of downtime really hit me hard.
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  29. Post #469
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    June 2007
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    Would a churchill board be good to reccomend to a beginner
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  30. Post #470
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    Went looking for more hills today, found a bunch, but most of them had really bad pavement.

    One of the good hills ends with a culdesac overlooking the Rappahanock River.

    If you don't stop by the end of the culdesac, you've got about a 100 foot drop, falling between trees, bushes, and rocks until you make it to water.

    You probably wouldn't make it to the river alive.
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  31. Post #471
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    Went looking for more hills today, found a bunch, but most of them had really bad pavement.

    One of the good hills ends with a culdesac overlooking the Rappahanock River.

    If you don't stop by the end of the culdesac, you've got about a 100 foot drop, falling between trees, bushes, and rocks until you make it to water.

    You probably wouldn't make it to the river alive.
    shit good thing it ends in a cul-de-sac you could just go around in circles until you lose enough speed
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  32. Post #472
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    this video scares the shit out of me:

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  33. Post #473

    April 2010
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    Need some good freeride/cruising wheels and trucks. Any ideas?
    83a or 86a orangatang balut's with randal 180's are what im using, works really well, also have 89a nipples(bushings) all go great togheter
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  34. Post #474
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    83a or 86a orangatang balut's with randal 180's are what im using, works really well, also have 89a nipples(bushings) all go great togheter
    Save the Baluts, I actually have the same setup.

    Well, and this.

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  35. Post #475
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    Well drop through decks are lower so its easier to push around and are suppose to be much driftier. I'm not a fan of flex myself but some people like it, if you want to get into sliding its not fun to have. I'd checkout some drop through decks. Thats where they have a cut out where the trucks go.
    can you make some recommendations? I literally have no knowledge of longboards other than the fact that they look like skateboards but are a little bigger.
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  36. Post #476
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    I'm still stuck between a board from bustin (I could walk there) or a complete from Churchill

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    The bustin setup is around $275 while the setup from Churchill is around $150 (includes wheels from ABEC11)
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  37. Post #477
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    I'm still stuck between a board from bustin (I could walk there) or a complete from Churchill

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    The bustin setup is around $275 while the setup from Churchill is around $150 (includes wheels from ABEC11)
    The price difference seems to be pushing towards the Churchill. What decks?

    And you could walk there? Guessing you live in Williamsburg or LES?
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  38. Post #478
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    The price difference seems to be pushing towards the Churchill. What decks?

    And you could walk there? Guessing you live in Williamsburg or LES?
    No I could take the subway right to Bustin's shop and factory.


    The Churchill Setup:

    Destiny Deck
    24 Grit Paper
    ABEC-7 Bearings
    180MM PKP Prototype Trucks
    ABEC11 BigZigs 81A

    ~$150

    The Bustin Setup:

    Robot 36
    Bear Grizzly 184MM
    Bustin Swift 70MM 78A
    Bustin ABEC 9 Bearings

    ~$255
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  39. Post #479
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    No I could take the subway right to Bustin's shop and factory.


    The Churchill Setup:

    Destiny Deck
    24 Grit Paper
    ABEC-7 Bearings
    180MM PKP Prototype Trucks
    ABEC11 BigZigs 81A

    ~$150

    The Bustin Setup:

    Robot 36
    Bear Grizzly 184MM
    Bustin Swift 70MM 78A
    Bustin ABEC 9 Bearings

    ~$255
    Can't really go wrong with either (the Robot is amazing, 36 or 41), but the price difference is huge. I've never ridden a Churchill, but all I hear about is that they're great. I'd say the Churchill.
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  40. Post #480
    Clyde (Irish)'s Avatar
    January 2012
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    I want techslide crap (Board, wheels, trucks etc..) but im broke :(
    I mostly want wheels, slide As, but if you buy them used then they suck
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