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post #31 of 252
I have a sector 9 flex board 34'' with zigzags. forgot the trucks, but they're cheap.

It used to be my 2nd pair of feet, but ever since I got off campus, I dont really ride them anymore. I used to bomb hills and ride garages in UCSD, but now I rarely have the time to skate.

For the longest time, I wanted to get a loaded dervish (or an earthwing) and learn to do these:
YouTube - Whirling Dervish
Loaded Dancer
Ceviche street riding
post #32 of 252
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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
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.

Im pretty sure those guys ride for Sector 9. Those Earthwing decks look nice. But I think Ill stick with G&S Fibreflex. got a few vintage ones off ebay and am looking for some reissues for my collection. Ill post a pic when i can get them out of storage. you can find some Kryptonics wheels on vintage rollerskates at thrift shops...or buy the reissues. Trucks are a little harder to locate. I prefer Bennett and ACS. vintage indy and tracker freestlyes are nice too.
post #33 of 252
Woo! I can't beleive I just know found this thread... let's try to start it back up. I ride a 7.75 zooyork board with high thunder sonora trucks, 80d 54mm classic spit fire wheels (buttery smooth), an some bones red bearings. An awsome (and beautiful) setup.
post #34 of 252
I haven't skated for a while, but I did for a time. I still have my board, but all I remember about it is that it's a Girl, don't remember the trucks or wheels and whatnot.

At the time, I was slowing down from skating, doing it less and less. Then one day from a bad flip, I pierced a hole through my cheek right next to where my lips meet on the left. It bled pretty significantly until the doctor looked at it and stitched it up.

I'm thinking about getting back into it this summer though.
post #35 of 252
Wow. Yah, wipeouts can be bad... I do vert an some street an should probably start wearing a helmet. My friend cut his throat open from dropping in an lost control. You just never know when you could have a serious accident.
post #36 of 252
So anyone other sk8rs out there??
post #37 of 252
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Originally Posted by 11amaberry View Post
Woo! I can't beleive I just know found this thread... let's try to start it back up. I ride a 7.75 zooyork board with high thunder sonora trucks, 80d 54mm classic spit fire wheels (buttery smooth), an some bones red bearings. An awsome (and beautiful) setup.
I've been looking for that set of wheels (or 56mm) everywhere! Have to wait for the spring shipments, I guess..

Have a Pink Zip Zinger Nano, beta 22's and Swiss labyrinth's waiting, just need those wheels! Need them to be narrow for less surface drag.. Previously had the Zip Zinger wheels, which were super soft but so damn slow

80d and narrow, mmm.

Got in the trick business again after the winter and it seems the knee isn't so bad after all!
Anyone else think that 360 flips are easier switch than regular?
post #38 of 252
Yes, the 80d spitfires are like floating above the ground lol. I skate goofy anyway, but have not been skating along time. I've mostly done vert up to now, but lately have been practicing casper flips and other street stuff. Still wipeout on my drop ins though lol. Anyone have some vert experience?
post #39 of 252
I love skating, i'm surprised there's even audiophile skateboarders on head-fi!
I skate goofy myself, i usually skate Plan B decks, Krux Trucks, those damned expensive bearings i forgot what they were called, and ricto i think wheels? i haven''t skated in ages, but would love to do it this summer.
post #40 of 252
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Originally Posted by Pepsi View Post
I love skating, i'm surprised there's even audiophile skateboarders on head-fi!
I skate goofy myself, i usually skate Plan B decks, Krux Trucks, those damned expensive bearings i forgot what they were called, and ricto i think wheels? i haven''t skated in ages, but would love to do it this summer.
Those damned expensive bearings (called the Bones Swiss Ceramics, which I paid 130usd for) could possibly be anyone's best investment ever, if one's up for some cleaning now and then.. They last ****ing forever! I rolled a year with them (many hours a week) till I had to open up and clean them.
Then one day broke two of them by landing semi primo down a drop (had those wheels with a larger hole in the middle where the bearings are separated which means the wheels are easier to come off ripping the bearings off entirely )

Edit: Oh, and the Ceramics are DAMN fast too! As new, it felt as I was accelerating uphill... Very nice
post #41 of 252
/\ Wait, Ceramics are breakable?! Lol, yah bones are great. Btw electopop, Zumiez online has those spitfires on clearance here: Spitfire Classic 80D Blue 62mm Wheels : PDP

Nice to see a community of sk8rs here, Pepsi you should get back into it this summer. What's your skills? (vert, street, bombing hills etc.)
Oh, an planB decks are awesome, if my Zoo York deck ever breaks (please don't!) I'm getting a PlanB I think.
post #42 of 252
Oh wait, those were 62mm sorry :P
post #43 of 252
Thread Starter 
Could never justify coughing up for ceramics, they just seem crazy. I've been rolling China Bones for over 9 years now, they've never let me down.
I used to use FKDs but they get fcked by rain way too easily, hence the name I guess.
post #44 of 252
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Originally Posted by 11amaberry View Post
Oh wait, those were 62mm sorry :P
Good price. I live in Finland though Thanks for the suggestion anyway

I've been riding DNA distribution boards (Alien, Habitat etc.) long. I always buy a deck whenever they have 7.5 ones left at the store. They last. Before I knew them or used them, say 5 years back, I used to go 2 boards a week at the most! My pop was much better and landing worse, hehe.

I've had china bones a few times and they've always broken on me.. Nowa I just use Independent abec 5s (metal shielded) for my trick setup. They seem to last very long and in many conditions.

And yeah, it's fun to see who skates in this forum Surprising it's so common.

Oh and 1amaberry, just to let you know, I can't even skate mini ramp properly so vert is pretty much out of the question
I've dropped in once successfully and decided to leave it at that, hehe..
post #45 of 252
That's what they were! I love those bearings, smooth as hell.

Last time i skated was when i tried to frontside flip a dock and broke my ankle. Ever since then i kept b!tchin out on gaps. Haven't skated then.
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