Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Taos, New Mexico
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thinking of getting a longboard -- thanks cassmt for the inspiration! let me know how that mini shaka rides, it looks like something i'd be into. i used to have a 13 ply, 33 inch board, that was super hard, with front truck mounted all the way up, a longer tail and no concave... i didn't really like it so much, and i've stuck with the short/street board for... almost 17 years now!
i haven't been riding much because i bought a pair of low indy's, and the bushings are just too hard... the trucks are too low profile with the shorter kingpin to put on aftermarket bushings... so i swapped the big/bottom bushing with a super soft doh doh top bushing, (so riding on two top bushings) and i absolutely LOVE this setup now.
it's really soft for turn initiation, and gets harder toward the wheels, so i now have a suuuuper squirelly board that i haven't even had one wheel bite on. it makes flip tricks way easier, and rides amazing.
i know this doesn't have anything to do with longboarding, but if anything, mess around with bushings and find your ideal combo. in 17 years, i've never been this stoked on my skateboard...
Last edited by stan_darsh; 04-29-2013 at 02:20 PM.