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post #16 of 259
Awesome spot, s1rrah!

I've skated about 10 years now. Even had a sponsor at one point. I basically got some boards for free and -60% off everything else..

My knees do hurt once in a while and what with everything else, there just isnt' as much time to roll as there was. I can still manage a switch ollie over 10 boards, hehe.

I skate street mostly myself with a little miniramp as well. I like doing nollie-flips and variations of that trick, whether slide or just plain flat. It just comes naturally. Hmm, switch 360 flips (easier than regular!) are my perversion and switch flip tricks in general. (I had a summer when I could only skate switch and nollie, due to this excruciating pain on the left side of my scrotch whenever I lifted my left leg.)
Last trick I did before busting my ankle again was a Nollie fs 180 to switch bs 5-0 and backside out. It was about a 3-4 board high self-made, but a rather long curb.. I was really psyched because I thought of JB Gillet that day and thought that maybe I could do the trick, and I could, after a few attempts. Woo! I also tried Nollie FS flipping into it but it kept shooting out..

Damn, me and my friends need to dig up the old camera and start shooting before we all lose our legs!

On active summers I might even consume 2 boards a week, so it gets awfully expensive Generally I like the boards from DNA distribution (Alien workshop, Habitat) due to their stiffness and steep moulding. They last long too. I haven't been able to use any other trucks than Thunders (low 145s) for the last few years. I've tried Indies, Ventures, Beta22s, but none seem to have that snap and turn-on-demand that Thunders do..
Always 51mm, 101A wheels. With my recent set of very decent Bones wheels, I don't think I'll ever try another brand again..
The cheap indy bearings are awfully durable. Metal shielded and won't need to change often.

For my cruiser, I pack the most awesome board ever: Zip Zinger Nano in Pink!

It's rather scetchy, about 7.4 inches wide at the widest. Hehe.
Narrow and high Beta 22's with Bones Ceramics and Spitfire 56mm 80As. Superfast! AND I can jump on curbs

Well, enough opening up. Anymore videos to post from you guys?!?

Good to see that so many people seem to appreciate the sport, hehe
post #17 of 259
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Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
Why do you think that was krmathis, I never thought of Norway being that restrictive.
Not 100% sure, but think there were quite a lot of serious accidents prior to this. Hence they decided to forbid it.
Since it were forbidden while from I wer 5 until I were 17 I never got exposed to it, and now it does not appeal to me at all. But you never know what could have happened if everyone skated back them...
post #18 of 259
When I lived in hill country I longboarded daily. Now that I live in flatland I have to remind myself to bust out a board when the weather is nice. At one time I had over 7 skateboards. Now i'm down to 3. I mostly ride longboards except when I head to a concrete skatepark, and even then I mostly just carve around. Tricks are for kids.
post #19 of 259
Like the audio world it is all subjective, but after having quite a few different longboards my absolute fav is an Earthwing Superglider. If anyone is thinking about getting into the sport for either transportation or all around fun/ sport this is it...

If you come from a surfing/ snowboarding background you will feel right at home on this.

post #20 of 259
I can agree that those earthwing boards make really phenomenal all-around boards. If I could only have one board, it would probably be one of those with Indy's and pink powerballs.
post #21 of 259
I move a lot around in suburban areas with hills but curbs as well. That looks like a nice board; a little tail also for getting that small pop to clear a bump... Longboards generally are a bit too clumsy for me. :/
post #22 of 259
Skateboarding was essentially my life until about 1 1/2 year ago. Had a knee surgery and wasn't allowed to do any activity for a year. Then a year came and I hadn't done much rehab and it was too sore to skate on still. I've done 6 months of rehab and I'm ready to start again I think.
post #23 of 259
Been skating since 13 (Now 20). Slowed down much now with uni and stuff, but I still love skateboarding. Been thinking from switching from these modern day skateboards to some old school stuff just for street surfing, that's what I enjoy most about skateboarding. On another note I fingerboard as well.
YouTube - Flatface - The Best Fingerboard Wheels on the Planet

That's a link to one of my favourite fingerboarder's videos. Lovely stuff ey?
post #24 of 259
Over here! love skateboarding, but also
love to play thps!
post #25 of 259
Years ago, a friend of mine gave me his old Zoo York boat of a friggin' 'short' board. LOL I loved skating on that thing. But I was really vanilla about it; you wouldn't see me doing any tricks. It was fun and I enjoyed it a lot.

I've been toying around with the idea of getting a longboard for years. Never got around to it. One of these days I'll pick up a sexy Sector 9 board.
post #26 of 259
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Tricks are for kids.
I hope I never grow up

...

Or have knee surgery
post #27 of 259
Now I want a longboard. Way to go guys. As if I didn't spend enough money because of this forum!

I used to have a blacklabel "punk point" like this one:


It's basically a standard deck that's pointed at the top and gets more narrow at the bottom. If I can remember it was 8" at the top and 7.5 at the bottom. It was a fun deck to skate.
post #28 of 259
Nice vid from s1rrah! And Pangaea has me wanting to try a LB, I do like that Earthwing shape because I would want more of a carving board without worrying about any wheel bite. I've also been checking into some Gravity boards too.
post #29 of 259
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Originally Posted by cheemo View Post
Nice vid from s1rrah! And Pangaea has me wanting to try a LB, I do like that Earthwing shape because I would want more of a carving board without worrying about any wheel bite. I've also been checking into some Gravity boards too.
RE: That "Claremont" downhill vid ...

I think those two dudes are riding earthwing boards ... the shape looks right and I've been doing a lot of research on putting together a good high speed downhill/"slide" board and the Earthwing decks come up a lot.

I'm getting stoked on putting a stick together ...

All I've got now is an old school Powell board that would throw me at speeds over 30 mph ...

Can't wait to get it together and bomb some Austin giants.

post #30 of 259
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Originally Posted by cheemo View Post
Nice vid from s1rrah! And Pangaea has me wanting to try a LB, I do like that Earthwing shape because I would want more of a carving board without worrying about any wheel bite. I've also been checking into some Gravity boards too.
Gravity makes great boards. I own a 47" hypercarve. I like the EW better, but I have felt for a long time the two best brands are Earthwing or Gravity.
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