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Old 04-14-2008, 05:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Make your own Pawlo. Garden gloves, cut up cutting board, and velcro. How it should be put together should be relatively obvious...Protection wise, get a decent set of knee/elbow pads and a helmet, and you'll be ready to rip. One more thing...get different wheels. With the exception of the race formula wheels, the S9 stuff SUCKS. Otherwise, have fun with it!! That's a rad set up you have there!

PS: Please don't put your board grip side on the paint again? I can hear the paint yelling to not do that...:P
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Lol! Dude I care about that (dirty cheap) WRX paint..the layer is SO thin. I carefully placed a microfiber cloth bethween the board and the car...
Got knee/Elbow/wrists pads,and T-tool, I will build my own gloves...
Got back from climbing yesterday and I HAD to get a couple of carves on that board, my neighbour has a slight downgrade that gets me quite a few figure 8 passes with one kick..when I can take the board off my son's hands (he's 8). Watched hours of videos last night, one in particular about downhill longoboard in Austria was insane. Full body carves a-la- alpineboard on mountain passes roads...insane.

Can you be more precise about the wheels? Why the S9 suck and what should I get instead? Thanks!

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Old 04-14-2008, 05:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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The 'thane S9 uses isn't of the greatest quality. When you're pushing on flats, they are noticibly slower. There are a shit-ton of wheels out there, but I don't know it all. However, some of the more popular ones that work well are Earthwing Superballs, in 66mm or 76 if you're gonna use risers, 70mm Retro Zig Zags. I'd recommend those two if it's going to be a more carving type set up, just because the square lips offer alot of grip, as opposed to something like Flywheels, which have radiused lips, which makes it easier to drift.

When you look at the Zig Zags, look at the limes or lemons. Limes for more grip, lemons for more drift, so to speak. And a note for the Superballs, they're rated as 82a, but feel more like 78a-ish duro wheels.
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The 'thane S9 uses isn't of the greatest quality. When you're pushing on flats, they are noticibly slower. There are a shit-ton of wheels out there, but I don't know it all. However, some of the more popular ones that work well are Earthwing Superballs, in 66mm or 76 if you're gonna use risers, 70mm Retro Zig Zags. I'd recommend those two if it's going to be a more carving type set up, just because the square lips offer alot of grip, as opposed to something like Flywheels, which have radiused lips, which makes it easier to drift.

When you look at the Zig Zags, look at the limes or lemons. Limes for more grip, lemons for more drift, so to speak. And a note for the Superballs, they're rated as 82a, but feel more like 78a-ish duro wheels.
Hmmm more gear talk....
what's the rating about? "rolleability"? "grip"?
well at least I can swap protection gear when I snowboard.
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Old 04-14-2008, 06:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The "a" at the end just refers to how hard the wheels are. IE: 99a wheels are the types of wheels you find on trick skateboards. 75a duro wheels refer to something super soft and mushy.
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The "a" at the end just refers to how hard the wheels are. IE: 99a wheels are the types of wheels you find on trick skateboards. 75a duro wheels refer to something super soft and mushy.
Nice...Thanks.
damn I wish I had my longboard...my office garage looks like fun now.
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BAHAHAHA. Welcome to the addiction that is.
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BAHAHAHA. Welcome to the addiction that is.
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Any good link about tech and tips of road carving?
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Go to silverfish, make an account, and PM a guy named "pavedwave." He is basically the king of pumping/carving tips.
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Go to silverfish, make an account, and PM a guy named "pavedwave." He is basically the king of pumping/carving tips.

Love whan I find like-minded people. How much we like to play?
I'm 42, went out saturday shopping for a watch, came back with the longboard, my wife stares at me with the "a skateboard at your age?" look.." arebn't you going to feel too old bethween 15 years old kids skateboarding?" " I can't care less honey...Look at this board isn't it sexy? (PAUSE) ah nevermind..."

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