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siiiick, always wanted to get into cruising/dancing. What campus is this at?

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siiiick, always wanted to get into cruising/dancing. What campus is this at?


UCLA I believe.

 

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Has anyone here tried one of these? http://www.boostedboards.com/

 

It's kinda neat, but 1300 bucks? For a longskate? They're going to have a hard time selling these...

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That is just crazy, I remember my Dirt Surfer was $699.00 retail when I got mine and you could buy tweaks IE: Exhaust, Throttle bodies with better carbs and get them up to 28 to 33 MPH depending on your weight. Everything seems to be way too expensive these days then again maybe I'm just getting oldeek.gif LOL

I went Native on this onecool.gif

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That is just crazy, I remember my Dirt Surfer was $699.00 retail when I got mine and you could buy tweaks IE: Exhaust, Throttle bodies with better carbs and get them up to 28 to 33 MPH depending on your weight. Everything seems to be way too expensive these days then again maybe I'm just getting oldeek.gif LOL

I went Native on this onecool.gif

 


Cool board ! beerchug.gif

 

The thing that I don't understand about the boosted board is the market they're looking at.

 

The average longskater (like me) won't buy because it's just way too expensive compared to a "normal" longskate (we are talking about a 1K increase).

 

The average joe that happens to commute everyday will quickly find out that for that kind of dough you can get a VERY nice urban/hybrid bike fully equipped with racks, fenders, paniers etc, AND a great longskate à la Loaded for the very last meters.

 

Don't get me wrong, I really like the idea behind it. I also happen to appreciate the engineering process that they had to went through and if I were rich I'd certainly buy it just for the sake of it being cool and to support those guys.

 

I just don't see who they're going to sell those boards to.


Edited by customcoco - 8/7/13 at 4:33pm
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Any other Earthwing riders here? I absolutely love my Supermodel and am a complete fanboy now.a
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Cool Board !

 

What are those trucks?

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Cool Board !

What are those trucks?

Bear Grizzly 852's
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Have you ever compared those to Paris 180's?

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Have you ever compared those to Paris 180's?

Yes, The bears are more durable (looking and feeling at least) are stabler for higher speeds downhill and if you flip the hanger around it changes the feel to be either more carvy and fun or more lean and restricted(better for downhill). The Paris is a more 'fun' feeling truck that is better for carving and lower speed freeriding because of the bushing seat. It is more responsive in turning making it fun at lower speeds but can be twitchy once you get up there.

Sorry if I'm bad at describing but that's how they are IMO. I think if you are just doing some carving and low(ish) speed freeriding, the Paris is better and for downhill and more all around Id go grizzly.
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I used to skate as a kid for a long time and decided to cruise again at 42 .Can you imagine it?

 

After dealing with the wrong board and many falls I have now a Mistery board quipped with 140 wide Independent trucks and Gravity 74a wheels just for carving and street cruising.

 

Found an image of my board here http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Yj1Ym_BwIF8/TXgF4xxBaoI/AAAAAAAAA88/M_UsW-u6Ops/s320/31v-pII87SL._SL500_AA300_.jpg  it's a great one beautiful and veeery comfy


Edited by egosumlux - 10/25/13 at 6:56pm
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