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Old 03-20-2012, 06:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks for the input everybody, I really appreciate the advice. After pondering everyone's points, I think I am definitely going to go with the longboard. I am mostly interested in cruising and carving with it, so the longboard seems like the best fit. Now I just need to figure out the setup I want to go with.

I really like the Gravity Brad Edwards deck, especially for how versatile it seems,but I am also thinking about the Never Summer Norad or the Sector 9 Mama Say. Any thoughts on these?
It really depends what your doing. I have a Never Summer Assault for downtown ripping, can ollie, kickflip and 180 on it which is super fun, its the perfect all around board. I also have a Sayshun Polar for downhill and freeriding with 82a wheels. If you ever intend on sliding and riding switch then you might consider getting a twin board like my Sayshun, theres lots of them out there... a stiffer thicker board will feel stable at good speeds and slide pretty well. If your just casually cruisin slopes and pushing around that Norad would be great. My NS is super sweet and they are a rad company to support.


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Thanks for the input everybody, I really appreciate the advice. After pondering everyone's points, I think I am definitely going to go with the longboard. I am mostly interested in cruising and carving with it, so the longboard seems like the best fit. Now I just need to figure out the setup I want to go with.

I really like the Gravity Brad Edwards deck, especially for how versatile it seems,but I am also thinking about the Never Summer Norad or the Sector 9 Mama Say. Any thoughts on these?
i have a sector 9 with dual bushing gull wing trucks. i have like a 2010 model but now i think its called the chamber. Ive had it for a few years and its awesome! you get alot more carving ability. its also kind of small which is good if you want to practice turning easily. plus small boards use the trucks to its full potential. heres a link. Sector 9 i stongly suggest!!!!
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It really depends what your doing. I have a Never Summer Assault for downtown ripping, can ollie, kickflip and 180 on it which is super fun, its the perfect all around board. I also have a Sayshun Polar for downhill and freeriding with 82a wheels. If you ever intend on sliding and riding switch then you might consider getting a twin board like my Sayshun, theres lots of them out there... a stiffer thicker board will feel stable at good speeds and slide pretty well. If your just casually cruisin slopes and pushing around that Norad would be great. My NS is super sweet and they are a rad company to support.


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Did you happen to buy both set ups from Pipeline by any chance?
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Did you happen to buy both set ups from Pipeline by any chance?
Hahah no but I guess I just as easily could have if the timing had worked out. I bought the Assault off the NS rep from Van and the Sayshun off Kijiji.
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Hahah no but I guess I just as easily could have if the timing had worked out. I bought the Assault off the NS rep from Van and the Sayshun off Kijiji.
OH sick! Haha. Pipeline used to carry those companies as well before they closed up shop.
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It really depends what your doing. I have a Never Summer Assault for downtown ripping, can ollie, kickflip and 180 on it which is super fun, its the perfect all around board. I also have a Sayshun Polar for downhill and freeriding with 82a wheels. If you ever intend on sliding and riding switch then you might consider getting a twin board like my Sayshun, theres lots of them out there... a stiffer thicker board will feel stable at good speeds and slide pretty well. If your just casually cruisin slopes and pushing around that Norad would be great. My NS is super sweet and they are a rad company to support.


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Damn, I didn't even look at the Assault, that thing is pretty sweet! Seems like it would be really good for cruising and carving, while it will also allow me to do some other stuff once I get comfortable on it, which might even wind up saving me from having to buy another board farther down the road. What type of hardware are riding? I checked Daddies Board Shop and I can pick one up for about $200 with NS 72mm wheels, Bones Reds bearings, and Randall R II trucks. Seems like apretty good deal to me.

I think I have pretty much settled on a NS board. The company is cool as shit, they make sick snowboards, so I am thinking going with them for my longboard is a logical choice.
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The assault is really fun, something satisfying about ollying off 4 stairs and then cruising down a hill and not having to pick my board up to get up a curb... truly the best of both worlds (from a skateboarder point of view). However if your not doing any kind of tricks you might find it a bit short, I really enjoy the Sayshun for cruising around on and carving, getting to have my feet in a more snowboard like stance makes me feel a whole lot better on a hill and allows me to do standup slides/speed checks, and being able to ride it switch is awesome, cant ride the assault switch. I was going to buy a revolt, but I got the Sayshun for a lot less $$$. If you can, get down to a local shop and stand on as many boards as you can. I love my assault but I often wished it was longer. Then again, any bigger and I would lose the fun factor! Hence two longboards, plus my skateboard because I can't replace that with anything... its just a different sport.


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Hardware wise my assault is stock from NS, so NS 72mm 78a wheels and 150mm Randal trucks... no need to change anyhing there its great like that.

The Sayshun has 180mm Randal trucks with a bit softer cone bushings and 82a wheels... I think abec but I havent seen it since Sept so I cant remember...
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Hardware wise my assault is stock from NS, so NS 72mm 78a wheels and 150mm Randal trucks... no need to change anyhing there its great like that.

The Sayshun has 180mm Randal trucks with a bit softer cone bushings and 82a wheels... I think abec but I havent seen it since Sept so I cant remember...
Thanks for all the input, I checked out the Sayshun and that looks killer as well. So many damn good choices, I might just have to flip a coin

I am definitely going to go to my local shop, hopefully this weekend, and stand on a few of these. Hopefully then I will be able to make up my mind.
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Thanks for all the input, I checked out the Sayshun and that looks killer as well. So many damn good choices, I might just have to flip a coin

I am definitely going to go to my local shop, hopefully this weekend, and stand on a few of these. Hopefully then I will be able to make up my mind.
Best plan of action right there. Just beware of trucks that do not use bushings though. They're fun for carving, but they're WAY more maintenance than your conventional truck and tend to break way more easily as well. As well, do your research. Stuff like, bearings. To a certain extent, the more expensive is not always better. Bushings are super dependant on weight. Play with how tight your trucks are if you're having problems carving, etc etc.
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