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Old 03-05-2013, 02:52 PM   #61 (permalink)
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O hai, its Boarderaholic! (I'm Shredthegnar101 from the 'fish.)

Anyway, just found this thread. There are a TON of options for longboards these days, so its easy to get caught up in the misplaced hype.

For those looking for an really cheap longboard, with FANTASTIC quality, check out Churchill MFG.

They've got a huge selection, and are very well regarded in the Longboarding Community.

Store | Churchill Manufacturing

For wheels, please, please, please do yourself a favor, and don't go Orangatang just because everyone tells you too. The 86a Orangatang line-up slides like absolute shit compared to the rest of the market, and are completely overpriced.

I recommend any square-lipped wheel if you are just cruising around, but round lipped is the way to go for sliding.

For trucks, I would go Paris v2 180s. Ive ridden most of the trucks on the market today for longboards, and I must say that nothing comes close to the fluidity and lean/turn as Paris.

I started longboarding as a space-filler in between snowboarding seasons, and now I love it almost as much as snowboarding. Have fun out there, and wear a helmet.
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O hai, its Boarderaholic! (I'm Shredthegnar101 from the 'fish.)

Anyway, just found this thread. There are a TON of options for longboards these days, so its easy to get caught up in the misplaced hype.

For those looking for an really cheap longboard, with FANTASTIC quality, check out Churchill MFG.

They've got a huge selection, and are very well regarded in the Longboarding Community.

Store | Churchill Manufacturing

For wheels, please, please, please do yourself a favor, and don't go Orangatang just because everyone tells you too. The 86a Orangatang line-up slides like absolute shit compared to the rest of the market, and are completely overpriced.

I recommend any square-lipped wheel if you are just cruising around, but round lipped is the way to go for sliding.

For trucks, I would go Paris v2 180s. Ive ridden most of the trucks on the market today for longboards, and I must say that nothing comes close to the fluidity and lean/turn as Paris.

I started longboarding as a space-filler in between snowboarding seasons, and now I love it almost as much as snowboarding. Have fun out there, and wear a helmet.
Thanks! I appreciate the info. Checking them out right now.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:10 PM   #63 (permalink)
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O hai, its Boarderaholic! (I'm Shredthegnar101 from the 'fish.)
Oh harro! Hahaha.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #64 (permalink)
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otangs slide awesome. they are not icy. and they wear well, ask Kyle chin if otangs don't. look up let go video on YouTube. then you may want a comet board and Paris trucks both would be good choices. and comet decks are only 100 bucks
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O hai, its Boarderaholic! (I'm Shredthegnar101 from the 'fish.)

Anyway, just found this thread. There are a TON of options for longboards these days, so its easy to get caught up in the misplaced hype.

For those looking for an really cheap longboard, with FANTASTIC quality, check out Churchill MFG.

They've got a huge selection, and are very well regarded in the Longboarding Community.

Store | Churchill Manufacturing

For wheels, please, please, please do yourself a favor, and don't go Orangatang just because everyone tells you too. The 86a Orangatang line-up slides like absolute shit compared to the rest of the market, and are completely overpriced.

I recommend any square-lipped wheel if you are just cruising around, but round lipped is the way to go for sliding.

For trucks, I would go Paris v2 180s. Ive ridden most of the trucks on the market today for longboards, and I must say that nothing comes close to the fluidity and lean/turn as Paris.

I started longboarding as a space-filler in between snowboarding seasons, and now I love it almost as much as snowboarding. Have fun out there, and wear a helmet.
surfrodz destroy Paris trucks for lean and carving ability. it's not even close.
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otangs slide awesome. they are not icy. and they wear well, ask Kyle chin if otangs don't. look up let go video on YouTube. then you may want a comet board and Paris trucks both would be good choices. and comet decks are only 100 bucks
Kyle Chin also rides for O'tang, so take his advice with. a grain of salt... Also, how well something slides depends on the formula as well. Different duro's use different formula's which can then change the slide characteristics.

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surfrodz destroy Paris trucks for lean and carving ability. it's not even close.
Surf Rodz and Paris trucks are also two very different designs...
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Kyle Chin also rides for O'tang, so take his advice with. a grain of salt... Also, how well something slides depends on the formula as well. Different duro's use different formula's which can then change the slide characteristics.


Surf Rodz and Paris trucks are also two very different designs...
yes he does, but that doesn't mean he can't slide them well or that they don't slide well. they slide awesome just as good as any 78-80a round lipped wheel out there. I've ridden like 20 diff types. I think this is the only otang wheel worth riding. and yes they are way different. plus one is precision one is cast. that still doesn't mean they don't lean and turn way better than paris. shit original trucks turn better for a day before you break the hard plastic bushings.

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honestly though until your riding for 6 months to a yr all this gear talk means nothing. you won't notice any differences. maybe in the board but not in wheels or bushings or cast trucks
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honestly though until your riding for 6 months to a yr all this gear talk means nothing. you won't notice any differences. maybe in the board but not in wheels or bushings or cast trucks
Bushings, yes, otherwise, I do agree with you with the rest.
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Bushings, yes, otherwise, I do agree with you with the rest.
word bushings yes. especially if you go way to hard or soft, how much do you weigh?
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