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sliding
On 5/12/2007 sergio wrote in from United States  (70.134.nnn.nnn)

anyone know if the goddess sector 9 board would be good for sliding....itspart of the carving series on sector9.com

 
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wheelz
On 5/11/2007 cam wrote in from Australia  (220.233.nnn.nnn)

i agree grippins would be excellent, however it depends on how much you want to slide. i slide my manx 69mm 80a wheels alot, i have also never found a wheel that i cannot slide. i guess what im trying to say is that any wheel can slide. perhaps you should look at the abec 11 strikers, they look like they have a good combination between grip and sliding.

also on the subject of trucks, i now ride the 4.3"bennets, and can turn/drift/slide a 180* cutback easliy within 4 feet or less now, took some practise but now i have it wired, i would definatly recconmend them.

 
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wheels
On 5/10/2007 SOLEH. wrote in from United States  (165.248.nnn.nnn)

i agree with this guy.but id go with the abec 11 griffins.

 
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Wheels for Cloud Rider
On 5/9/2007 David V. wrote in from United States  (69.92.nnn.nnn)

I ride both a S9 Bomb Hills and a Landyachtz EVO and I've experimented with all kinds of wheels. The best for taming rough asphalt, controlled carving at speed and for the occasional slide are Abec11 Gumballs. IMO, you will not find a better wheel.

 
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good all around wheels?
On 5/7/2007 cloud rider wrote in from United States  (66.192.nnn.nnn)

hey, i do alot of riding (i commute on wood) and i'm looking for good wheels that will let me control my carve, but will give out and let me slide at a certain point, too. If anyone has any good suggestions, just know i like bigger wheels (seattle's roads are like minefields at some intersections) and ride pintails (sector 9 bamboo and landyachtz Haida chief).

 
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sidewinder
On 5/2/2007 SOLEH. wrote in from United States  (165.248.nnn.nnn)

i think you guys should try sidewinders if you waant the same feeling of ripping water. its same man i promise. on sidewinder trucks, i can do 90 degree turns. takes some practice, but once you get used to it, youll be carving like nothing.

 
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carvers
On 4/27/2007 cam wrote in from Australia  (220.233.nnn.nnn)

yes i agree with todd, carvers are sick, rode them everyday one summer for like 2 hrs and my surfing improved out of sight. they are better than carve boards because you can still walk up amd down the board. get some, the feeling of riding them cannot be described, they have to be ridden.

this forum is soooo dead i can see tumbleweeds blowing across my screen.

what are people sidewalk surfing on these days???post pics

 
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Carver Trucks
On 4/20/2007 Todd wrote in from United States  (67.161.nnn.nnn)

These Carver Trucks are RAD!!!!! If you are a surfer land locked like myself.... Definately pick up The Carver C7 Truck. It ROCKS!!!! You will not be bummed on your purchase. And yes it goes on the front.

 
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carver trucks
On 4/4/2007 kyle wrote in from United States  (66.91.nnn.nnn)

do you just put the carver truck on the front truck?

 
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ben t and dingy
On 2/15/2007 nic wrote in from United States  (65.44.nnn.nnn)

my friend has the first gen dingy and that thing is a great carver especially if you buy it complete with those tiny trucks. the one your probably looking at is the second version with concave and a kick tail my friend has the O.G. flat one, but the kick tail makes it more versitile and the concave is kind of pointless because its so small well email me and let me know what you think

 
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Sector 9 bamboo
On 1/18/2007 saulo wrote in from Brazil  (201.32.nnn.nnn)

I want to mount a board to ride in street, same one know about the sector nine bamboo is good and what the truck size is better. thanks a lot

 
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landyachtz dingy
On 12/4/2006 Ben T wrote in from United States  (64.30.nnn.nnn)

I was checkin out the landyachtz dingy for a small cruize around hard carve board, but i dont know alot about the company, and it almost looks too small. Does anyone know about them? Or know a better board for cruizen and carvin?

 
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Carver
On 11/3/2006 Derik wrote in from Germany  (193.7.nnn.nnn)

I ride the CX/C1 combo since a few month now.
The truck turns verry sharp and smooth. First I had them mounted under a flat board for long distance pumping, but now I discovered the surfing potential of this trucks.
They are mounted under a Gravity carve 39 with high 15 mm birch risers. Turning radius is around the boards lenght. I love to do some flartland skating on these trucks. You can do some cutbacks and let the tail slide out with ease (74A Moska wheels). Pumping is smooth and fast. I do some carving with this setup as well, Its great for steep, narrow roads. But beare. The trucks feel stable, but higher speed rides require a lot of control, because the smallest tilt results into a turn.
Riding backwards on these trucks is strange, I don't like it, the back steers to fast, then.

I have written a longer rewiew somwhere here in this forum, check for carver cx.

 
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carver
On 10/31/2006 Luke wrote in from United States  (24.210.nnn.nnn)

If all you like to do is carve the streets and surf driveways and pull quick snaps, then go for it. But if you do more all-around riding I suggest sticking to traditional trucks. Gravity Skateboards now carry the new Thruster that you can mount your favorite truck to. Cheaper than the Carvers. www.gravityskateboards.com

 
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opinions
On 10/31/2006 Jas wrote in from United States  (68.35.nnn.nnn)

carver trucks/skateboards, what do you think?

 
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bearings
On 10/14/2006 Adam wrote in from (12.217.nnn.nnn)

just got the krown pintail and i love the deck, the big problem is that the wheels and bearings suck. i'm getting gumballs or flashbacks soon, but i'm wondering if anyone has any recommendations for new bearings, or if it even matters that much. thanks much.

 
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Hawaii Product Test
On 10/14/2006 Manny Pangilinan wrote in from (66.8.nnn.nnn)

Check out this Product Test Video from New Company ROLL SKATEBOARDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2xdDdTjv3Y

-MANNY SKATE
CRUISE SPECIALIST
www.rollskateboards.com

 
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Hawaii Product Test
On 10/14/2006 Manny Pangilinan wrote in from (66.8.nnn.nnn)

Check out this Product Test Video from New Company ROLL SKATEBOARDS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2xdDdTjv3Y

-MANNY SKATE
CRUISE SPECIALIST

 
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krown
On 10/4/2006 Adam wrote in from (144.89.nnn.nnn)

does anybody have any comments about krown pintails? i'm thinking about buying a 46" red flame off ebay for around $50 total and i wondered if anyone knew how they compared to other longboards. thanks!

 
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80mm Kryptos on an Element Shortboard
On 9/30/2006 Sven wrote in from United States  (68.171.nnn.nnn)

I once had my randall 180s on an Element shortboard, the new Helium ones, with 80mm kryptos. Boy did i have to tighten the trucks. What i plan to do now is take some old regular trucks, take an old mini deck i have, cut out huge wheel wells starting from the kicks, and drill some new holes on the kicks them selves, giving me a mini, stable (maybe) speed board. I actually really want to do this, so i have something that's not like 10" off the ground like my gravity with above mentioned hardware (the kryptos, randalls, etc...)

 
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san francisco longboarding spots
On 8/10/2006 tako wrote in from United States  (64.172.nnn.nnn)

if your ever in san francisco and want some fun hills that won't kill you, take the L muni train out to the sunset district. i recommend rivera street 3 blocks north of the L on taraval. its super smooth,wide with little traffic and a 40 block long hill.

 
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Click to enlarge
On 8/9/2006 myboard wrote in from United Kingdom  (81.178.nnn.nnn)

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Build a board
On 8/4/2006 Derik wrote in from Germany  (193.7.nnn.nnn)

Check the homemade section. Here are two links:

http://users.pandora.be/Toothless/Toothless/pages/instructions/instructions_index.html

http://www.geocities.com/dpkumph/Skateboarding.htm

Your first homemade will not be cheaper than a buing a deck, because you need to buy some stuff for the construction.

 
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board help
On 7/25/2006 johnnie wrote in from United States  (69.105.nnn.nnn)

Hey, I need to know how to make a board with a kicktail 'cause I broke my last board and i don't have any money to buy a new one so if anybody can help me out that'd be great.thanks

 
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Flex
On 5/31/2006 ninefeet wrote in from France  (212.234.nnn.nnn)

just a cheap shortboard and put the trucks at each ends...

 
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