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09/07/2018 9:05 pm  

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Flip back lips down long ledges by the Austyn Gillette looking guy, pretty sick. 

However, I'm more envious of the lip tricks in the beginning. Never mastered blunts or pivots to fakie... Switch, sure, but regular ones, nope.


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07/08/2018 11:38 pm  

That’s JG (lip trick guy). He’s gotta be in his mid 40s now. Always had sick big-guy guerilla style, and super fun to watch cruising the miniramp

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04/11/2018 2:39 am  

180cm I 87kg-142kg I 270MP
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20/05/2019 7:33 pm  

Screen Shot 2019 05 20 at 10.29.36 PM

Just got this and my daughter a setup to cruise around on. I can't find the pic I took of hers. Oh, well its an arbor complete anyways. She digs the vacay shirt grip so I'll be redoing the grip on hers when it comes in.


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21/05/2019 11:12 am  

In the process of putting together a cruising around the skatepark setup. 8.8 inch "fun" shape that's really close to a popsicle, 159 forged hollow indies, 56 mm spitfire 80HD Chargers. Should be fun to roll around on and generally be the old guy at the skatepark every once in awhile to stop me from getting too bummed while it's not snowboard season. Setting up this new deck, it shocks me that it's been basically the same price for most components since the late 80s.


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22/05/2019 1:25 am  

Yeah, price virtually hasn’t changed.

Sounds like a rad setup, and very similar to my favorite skateable cruiser. 8.5-8.75 skateable “fun shape,” 149 indy titanium hollows, bones rough rider 56. Setups like these saved skating for me..


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25/05/2019 6:50 am  
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Yeah, price virtually hasn’t changed.

Sounds like a rad setup, and very similar to my favorite skateable cruiser. 8.5-8.75 skateable “fun shape,” 149 indy titanium hollows, bones rough rider 56. Setups like these saved skating for me..

Thunder axels started slipping again, so switched back to used 139 titanium indies. So different. I like the turn, but a bit unstable on technical tricks, which I still like to get into at a park. Ordered some Ventures I haven't properly ridden in more than 10 years. We'll see how it goes. So far getting along with the indies, but for me pop (not the amount, that's subjective, but personal feel) is everything and something is a bit off.  


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30/05/2019 6:46 am  

I've had floating axels on pretty much everything I ever rode. Krux standout as the worst in my memory and floated nearly fresh out of the box. As a dirtbag kid that didn't get new things often, the level of disappointment of getting brand new gear and having it immediately be shit stung and kept stinging. I have a few of those gear stings still embedded. 

I've been on Royals for a long time now and they've been good to me. Seem to have a more gradual turn initiation and radius than some others, which I like. But that's mostly conjecture as I've not done side by side comparisons and everything is by my weak ass memory.

Like in my rememberance... Thunder and Grind king were the softest composite and the best for grinds but also wore out fastest. Gullwing and Tracker were heavy to me (could have been my age). Venture and Indy in my mind are comparable solid options but (and I may be misremebering this) Indy seemed to have a quicker turn and tighter radius. I never rode Tensor so I have no opinion on them. 

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30/05/2019 11:35 am  

Slipping axles become a non issue when the skateboard wheel assembly is done as it was originaly designed to be:

axle nut->speed ring->bearing->spacer->bearing->speed ring->hanger

But it became trendy in the 90s to stop using the spacers between the bearings, and sadly that trend stuck.

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30/05/2019 12:56 pm  

I remember when there used to be spacers in every package of bearings. My latest purchase of Bones Reds didn't have any. Also, at least some of the shaped cores that wheels have these days probably don't have room for spacers.


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30/05/2019 2:16 pm  

Some bearing kits are still sold with spacers, and you can still buy the spacers alone. I have a bag full of them.  And you can now also buy bearings that come with built-in spacers and speed rings. Bones have at least a Reds model like that called Bones Race Reds. But best bang for the buck in that style are probably Zealous bearings.

All my setups have spacers and speed rings or bearings that have them built-in. I will never skate without them.

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31/05/2019 10:13 pm  

I’ve never understood why people don’t use the spacers. 

it’s only the most budget bearings (Reds, etc) that don’t come with them, even upgrading just to super reds should get you some spacers. 

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02/06/2019 4:08 am  

They make an annoying sound and can't fit them into a narrower wheel setup. Some even rattled so much I could feel them with hard wheels. Used to ride them in a cruiser but I'm not jumping around too much on that anyway so they last.

I'm rocking a full set of 15 year old swiss labyrinths in my cruiser, clean them once a year and stopped using ceramics about the same age after breaking two a year back in my regular setup. Got a set of six balls last year and have already broken two which I've replaced with the extra ceramics I have left. I used to break the cages on reds after a day or two always, but the higher spec'd bones stuff has held up nicely apart from the big ball ones.


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03/06/2019 12:42 pm  

If the spacers make a rattling sound when rolling or are too wide to fit the wheel core bearing seat spacing, then they are not the right size. There are generally two wheel core spacings, 0.400" and 0.300",  that use what the industry calls 10mm and 8mm spacers. If you have the right spacer width matching your wheel core bearing seat spacing, you should be able to tighten the axle nut snugly without anything rattling or the bearings pinching. It makes for a quieter and more precise ride, makes the bearings last much longer and withstand loads better, and eliminates sliping axles problems.

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