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    Default Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    I have a 2 mile push race on May 5th in Springfield,MO and was wandering what is the ideal setup for a "sprint" race and any tips for racing or even training would be appreciated too!
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    The best way to train is to skate, skate more, and skate again.
    Work on building up your leg muscles and getting good at pushing constantly for a 2 mile ride.
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    Here's my dream setup: Subsonic Century or Raven, Mile High Skate bearings or Magic bearings with skate lube (as opposed to white lithium grease, which I use right now), Independent 215, Abec11 Flywheels 76mm. Feel free to use that. I mainly offered it as a suggestion.
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    2 miles? haha If there's any experienced distance skaters there than the race will be won in like 15 minutes. If I was entering than I'd pump, but if your're looking to sprint... Ride height is less of an issue if you're only sprinting two miles. I would grab something light and quick reacting, like a EW Superglider or Sk8kings Maximus. Setup with a Tracker 149mm RTX/RTS combo, and a fast, plush 70mm wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackantz 915 View Post
    2 miles? haha If there's any experienced distance skaters there than the race will be won in like 15 minutes.
    It's crazy to think that that's a helluva good time for runners too.
    I'd venture to guess that race could be over in like 8-10min if some riders push consistently at like 15mph
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    At only 2 miles, it's more training than it is about your setup. You should train on the actual course, get a feel of the pavement, inclines, downhills, traffic etc. If you really feel the need for a good sprinting setup, I'd go superglider on bennett 6.0s, 1/4in riser, wheels no larger than 70mm.

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    Dude you need some good wheels. Normally when the police is chasing me in the ghetto i use this board to go fast.
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    This is pretty funny, I actually saw the video for these on longboardism the other day.
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    up hill push, up hill push, and more up hill push remember have fun.
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    When you are "sprint pushing" you will get tired and sloppy much quicker than you would just regular pushing. I do not race so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. I do however do a lot of fast pushing and what happens to me is I start getting tired and I start slapping the ground with my pushing foot. This causes my knee to become sore very quickly. It is basically the same thing as runners knee.

    So my advice is to push smooth and long and make every push count. Do the best you can and have fun it sounds like a good time.
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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

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    However it's only 2 miles. Rock whatever you have and just keep pushing.
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    run a top mount on 70 or 75mm wheels. 2 miles should be under 10 minutes, and takes very little endurance. Because every one of your pushes is a "power push" you will be just as tired riding a super low board as you will on a top mount. Topmounts give you more leverage when you push, which means you can get a faster push. Plus, if its a turny course, you'll have no problem slipping out.

    And you don't have to ride a toppy. Ride whatever you have on round wheels. Just don't go out and buy a super low board for the race. You won't need it.

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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    Ride on what you are the most comfortable riding and pushing around on. For example if you push on a top mount board and jump on a drop though just for the race you may have difficulty due to the change in height since your stride is used to something taller.(I did this myself and ended up looking like a fool when I bailed while pushing at the beginning of a race before.)

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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    Haha, go with the biggest wheels you can (B-way Bomb was won with 97mm's), eat your steroids every morning, and push nonstop the whole time, 2 mi is very short, so sprint the hell out of it.

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    Default Re: Help with the ideal 2mi push setup

    If you have access to a gym (I hope so), then do some leg presses, work yourself up until you feel youve made progress, and skate constantly, every once and a while push yourself and do a 10+ mi skate.
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