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On 4/17/2016 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

Jared, I almost missed your post... Anyhow, this is where you're likely to find info on sanctioned races, but local ones, maybe not?

http://internationaldownhillfederation.org/

Moderator, does this need a permanent link?

 
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Atom pinner
On 4/3/2016 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

Abdus, that's a good value, as completes go. It's 'cheap' points are in the bearings, and the trucks are not of great quality. I'd think that you'll eventually want to upgrade both the trucks (Ronin,or Bear by example) and the bearings (Oust or Pleasure Tool, by example). However, it comes down to how hard you'll be riding it. If you're just starting out, it'll be mostly good-to-go. The one thing you might 'fix' right away may be the bushings, depending on your weight, and how fast (or turny) you want to ride. Truck bushings are not expensive, and do great things for the board's feel and steering (go softer if you want more turn, stiffer if you want to go faster), so look over Khiro, ABEC 11, Blood Orange, or Venom for an upgrade.
The basic deck, btw, is fine, and while I might swap out the wheels, go use them up first.

 
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best skateboard
On 4/2/2016 Abdus sabur wrote in from Bangladesh  (202.86.nnn.nnn)

Iam going to buy a new Atom pintail skateboard. Asking for sugesstion.

 
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Racing
On 12/10/2015 Jared wrote in from United States  (204.113.nnn.nnn)

Hey, I'm trying to get back into downhill racing after an accident I had, and I don't know where to go. my uncle used to get me into all the races, so any help you could give me would be awesome.

 
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Kidder's!!
On 7/12/2015 PSR wrote in from United States  (65.96.nnn.nnn)

Wow, middle of summer, and No Traffic! Sad, but expected...
Anyhow, I got my 8 yr. old twins to start cruisin' on some Longboards (they OWN my Hobies of the 70's, a Turner, a Fibreflex, a Caster, and a Tracker KT). What I did was to put in softer bushings in the 85A-74A range, adding turnier trucks, and soft, fat wheels on my 38" + decks. The results were amazing!! The kids can now cut-back turns at low body angles (ala Jay Adams) on either turn, push carves hard enuff to 'rail' the board, and go from standing, to 'Dogtown' Low Style, to kneeling where they can footbrake or push, or back Up to full standing position. This gives them the control they need to cruise moderate hills (and, later, to get the 'wave' while surfing. I'm NOT near good beaches in N. New England). My boy loves Kickturning everywhere, but longboards are a challenge, yet, at 57 Lbs., and 4'-4", he can manual a Comet 44" DH KT about, and accellerate it! My daugther likes to cruise, flowingly, pushing fast, then working a long carve. She 'dance' a cross-step to the nose or tail, and even 180's the pirrohettes at times in the middle!! I don't know where they're headed, riding-style wise, yet. I keep the options as OPEN as I can, but they're being in Alabama while I'm in W. Cen. N.H., it makes it tough to gauge their intrests, and terrain. Anyhow, the main point here is this; Set-up of any board for lighter riders is all about the truck set-up, and then board weight/shape. In bushings, use a soft set-up, knowing that a wrench can fix/tune things easily. With board shape/size/weight, go narrower, shorter [usually], and lighter, and with concave that fits smaller feet.Angled wedge risers can greatly affect steering, so get that front to TURN, keep the rear at a more stable poise in set-up (stiffer bushings at the rear IF you've got a hardcore Kick-turner!). Lastly, add slower (YUP, SLOWER!) but still smooth, bearings to their boards. This makes hills far less scary. Turning, sliding, and footbraking are still the 'speed-control' basics, but slower bearings/wheels can add safety and confidence on a given pitch of hill.
Mix it up, be sure that ll the skills are taught, even if only once-or-twice. A child needs to understand what they own that Controls a skateboard/longboard, and they need a safer place to explore. Cemetaries, parking garages, and smaller, rural skateparks can help out greatly in keeping CARS at bay, and the Learning at a high level. Be sure to ride many board types early on; the favorites will emerge as the skills increase!!

 
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skateboarding lesson
On 9/11/2010 gegejosper wrote in from (121.54.nnn.nnn)

You will know skate boarding if you have guts to play this and I love skateboarding that makes me happy and it is fun totally extreme. hey check this out it may help you in skateboard lesson, http://www.goskate.com to get free skateboard lessons feel free and enjoy!

 
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Future Racers Quiz
On 9/29/2009 timeship racing wrote in from (65.19.nnn.nnn)

Good job Mig! Now send us your real name and address so we can send you a goodie package!

 
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Future Racers Quiz
On 9/25/2009 mig wrote in from (66.46.nnn.nnn)

From left to right: Daniel Duquet, Gabriel Duquet, and Zion Miller...

 
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Future Racers Quiz
On 9/25/2009 timeship racing wrote in from (75.173.nnn.nnn)

TimeShip Skate School will send a Prize package to the first including a DVD to the first person to correctly identify these US Nationals Podium winners! No other Skate Schools answers will be permitted (Claude, Jason!)[img:o6zbol07]http://www.timeshipr acing.com/photogallery/_0140.jpg[/img:o6z bol07]

 
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trucks+ollie
On 3/30/2009 tim wrote in from United States  (134.173.nnn.nnn)

when you ollie pretend your jumping then when the tail hits the ground and pops slide your front foot from the back screws foward. ollie

for downhill ride your trucks as loose as you can so that you learn how the truck turns you will be surprised to see how each truck is different and how loose trucks really does save lives.

 
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Sick video
On 3/6/2009 torin wrote in from United States  (66.195.nnn.nnn)

Go to youtube and search torin's sponsor me video and watch the first one. please rate and comment. thank you. It is a video of me sliding

 
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Maryhill pcitures of Juniors
On 9/17/2008 Jon Huey wrote in from United States  (75.164.nnn.nnn)

Hey here is a link to photos from this year's 2008 Maryhill Festival of Speed.

Click here for link

Here is a link to the juniors

Click here for link


Zak Maytum, on right, won the Juniors.

 
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help
On 8/28/2008 zak wrote in from United States  (76.27.nnn.nnn)

i need help to being a better skateboarder so i can compete in a contest im 12 my email is zakw@hotmail.com or zk_wd@yahoo.com

 
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Need Help to Ollie
On 7/9/2008 Jamal wrote in from United States  (69.114.nnn.nnn)

i need help to ollie i cant seem to ollie i skate wit my left foot at the nose an i pop wit my right at the end.any help would be greatly appriciated.email me at jamalfaison@yahoo.com or at my.myspace just type in my email

 
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add my team in a race
On 5/26/2008 Cole wrote in from United States  (69.109.nnn.nnn)

My team is called NWBC it stands for the northwest board crew. and we are all 14 we want to start competeing and we need help signing up please email me colehilllb@yahoo.com
thanks

 
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...
On 11/26/2007 Savannah wrote in from United States  (168.216.nnn.nnn)

Where are all the pics from the morrow bay junior division race of 2000 ?? ? ? ?

 
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slidefest in socal
On 11/14/2007 Sk8pops wrote in from United States  (76.176.nnn.nnn)

I almost forgot to mention, Kirby was sliding like a KING thanks to Richy 'N' Maria Carrasco @ (sk8kings.com). He won the event riding a SK8Kings 360 KING street deck w/ SK8Kings tail blocks on both ends, rolling on SK8Kings Crown Jewels wheels 55/98 (red labels)......

Shaun @ Pressure Drop Longboards set kirby up in the glove dept with a set of PDL BEEFCAKE slider pucks for total control.....

 
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slidefest in so cal
On 11/14/2007 Sk8pops wrote in from United States  (76.176.nnn.nnn)

True that CAT!
I didn't see him load the broom in the back of the truck when we left the house, but he brought the big one..... SWEEEP!! 1st in open div. and best trick in open div. It was a Jr. jam fest with Dylan foley sliding away with 3rd in open div. too!!!! With all the kids these days skating in multi disciplines the future of skateboarding is looking better than ever!!! Now get out there you PuNkS and start schoolin' the old guys!!!!

 
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Slidefest in SoCal
On 11/5/2007 Cat wrote in from United States  (67.117.nnn.nnn)

I heard a rumor that Kirby Cox kicked a$$ & took names.

Best trick & Open Division winner.

Id that true??

 
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helmet.
On 8/3/2007 Sam of NY wrote in from United States  (68.193.nnn.nnn)

ICARO 4fight! Wooooh!

I've seen a helmet that looks very similar to the 4fight but the tail is a bit more of a cubed? looking thing, it still comes to a point of course! but I just thought it was funny how much of the 4fight there was in the helmet.

 
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Helmets
On 7/17/2007 Christian wrote in from United States  (69.236.nnn.nnn)

I just have a full face helmet. IT was for riding a street bike

 
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Helmets
On 7/17/2007 Dave wrote in from United States  (71.102.nnn.nnn)

i just got an full face HCI helmet for downhill. for just regular skateboarding i wear a triple 8, but i really like the classic protecs the best. the only place i know of to get a classic protec is www.stokedskateboards.com. they have really nice liners in them and are really comfortable.

 
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Helmets
On 7/14/2007 Christian wrote in from United States  (69.235.nnn.nnn)

I was wondering what kind of helmets you people wear.

 
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Bushings
On 7/6/2007 Christian wrote in from United States  (69.235.nnn.nnn)

The Doh-Doh's i cracked was a yellow one. I use the yellow one as a bottom bushing and bones as a top bushing. And it wasnt to tight because i was able to do a U-turn on my street standing up.

JimZ bushings seem like good bushing to me.. Im looking into buying them. they are a little on the expensive side but i want to nowif they are worth buying.

 
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DH bushings
On 7/5/2007 PSR wrote in from United States  (75.69.nnn.nnn)

Wow, you split Doh-doh's?! What hardness? Were they 'cranked' way down? Also, were they the 'top' conical shaped ones?
I've used the lower Doh-dohs for years without issues at all, but the conical tops are worthless to me on most trucks (however, they're great as cushions for the bottom of toilet seats, just the right height). With my 'bombing' trucks, I rarely use a conical bushing, I prefer to have a Fat Barrel bushing on both sides of the hanger. Keep that in mind, even if getting Khiro or Bitch bushings (though their 'taller' conicals fit well, and give some resistance to the Wobs).

Jim-Z's I don't own, yet, as I've got a decent number of Stimulators still (been using them since they came out in the mid-80's). However, I've been on a few boards with the Jim-Z's, and they feel great. I can't recall which ones (black, off-white) are the softer or harder, sorry. Something you'd want to ask Landyatchz, Kebbek, or Mile-High skates about. I can say this though; Jim actually went about making these to fill the niche that Stims left open, and did so with Downhilling in mind. Good bushings, no doubt. Radikals still are worth noting, but I find that to fit trucks other than Radikals (and sometimes to fit Rads better..) I have to trim them using a drill press and file. Stims or Jim-Z's should just fit as-is as a lower bushing on most trucks. Top bushings, Jim-Z's are the only FAT-but-not-too-tall bushing out there.
If you're running into issues with using taller bushings, maybe look into kingpins that're another 1/8" or 1/4" longer? Also pay attention to your washers, and replace thick ones with Stainless-Steel 3/8" Flat-washers (10mm Metrics, I think?), which are strong despite being thinner.

 
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