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    Default Whats a good board for pools?

    Does anyone know of a good board for pools? besides the traditional shortboard.


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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Check out Gravity skateboards, they'll have what you need. SY33, PM35, , JP38, BE40 would all work. I would get the PM35 unless you're quite tall, 40" is alot to work in the park.
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    This is what I'm rockin, NOLA Longboards 6ply/Fiberglass Slider



    Alot of companies make larger boards as well. Check out Cold War skateboards, the eastbilt skateboards knox looks pretty good if you're on a budget too.
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    how wide is that? long?

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    That Flounder is sick!

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    I was thinking of trying something with longer WB for mild transitions and just surfing mellow bowls. I am not great at it and just do LDP most of the time.

    Any thoughts on this 39" x 9.5 from Soul Ryde? Its called "cube roots." It almost looks too nice to use for pool/park. I already have a real pool board but i don't ride it because it feels too stiff and too short.
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    Are there any other long boards that are poolable >37" and at least 9.5" wide ?

    I was also thinking of this little carver, but i am concerned about the stance. Anyone have thoughts on this 29 mini, but with the CX set up? I really dig the width and shape but not the length.
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopb View Post
    I was thinking of trying something with longer WB for mild transitions and just surfing mellow bowls. I am not great at it and just do LDP most of the time.

    Any thoughts on this 39" x 9.5 from Soul Ryde? Its called "cube roots." It almost looks too nice to use for pool/park. I already have a real pool board but i don't ride it because it feels too stiff and too short.
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    Are there any other long boards that are poolable >37" and at least 9.5" wide ?

    I was also thinking of this little carver, but i am concerned about the stance. Anyone have thoughts on this 29 mini, but with the CX set up? I really dig the width and shape but not the length.
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    angelopb- there are many boards that are <37 and 9.5 ish in width.

    The longer Soul Ryde is probably a little too long, and the small
    carver, a little too small. Something with good concave in the 9 - 9.5
    inch wide X 32 - 34 inch range might suit better, but it is all personal
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel M. View Post
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    Alot of companies make larger boards as well. Check out Cold War skateboards, the eastbilt skateboards knox looks pretty good if you're on a budget too.
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    thanks. I really am comfortable with pump geometry and wider WB than pool boards.
    I saw some pool kings that come close. But I really would like something like a light weight birch + glass set up with a little bit of flex. So I am, admittedly, more of a vert poser than a purist. Just want a surfish feel. The reason is that I do the LDP thing 98&#37; of the time. I took a few runs at the Tampa's infamous Bro Bowl with my 42" LDP board it and now I got the bug.

    My theory is that a longer board with birch/glass or v-lam will hold its own against a 30-30" 11 ply maple, at least for what i can realistically do. I just want to pump and do mild stuff. I know i will prefer a WB of at least 19" and I want some flex/snap. I want a pump geometry, loose up front and stable in rear. Once you get used to this, its akward to go back. So whatever deck I try will be with the Carver CX, Indy/Core 169(plates expected today) or Bennett 6.0 front and either RT-S or 35* Randal 150 rear.

    So its a departure from the ideal pool board and I may sound like an idiot, but that is what I want. I may just have to go the cutom route and have scott at subsonic do a Lowland 38. But i would like to hear from fellow SFers on their takes on a longboarder's pool board.

    much appreciated. . .
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    if your just starting out park skating there are literally 1000's of boards for it, and a lot of them will suite you just fine. i would start out with a standard shape, they are popular for a reason, and then expand from there. just dive in!


    i ride an 8.5 antihero and really like it

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by angelopb View Post
    thanks. I really am comfortable with pump geometry and wider WB than pool boards.
    I saw some pool kings that come close. But I really would like something like a light weight birch + glass set up with a little bit of flex. So I am, admittedly, more of a vert poser than a purist. Just want a surfish feel. The reason is that I do the LDP thing 98% of the time. I took a few runs at the Tampa's infamous Bro Bowl with my 42" LDP board it and now I got the bug.

    My theory is that a longer board with birch/glass or v-lam will hold its own against a 30-30" 11 ply maple, at least for what i can realistically do. I just want to pump and do mild stuff. I know i will prefer a WB of at least 19" and I want some flex/snap. I want a pump geometry, loose up front and stable in rear. Once you get used to this, its akward to go back. So whatever deck I try will be with the Carver CX, Indy/Core 169(plates expected today) or Bennett 6.0 front and either RT-S or 35* Randal 150 rear.

    So its a departure from the ideal pool board and I may sound like an idiot, but that is what I want. I may just have to go the cutom route and have scott at subsonic do a Lowland 38. But i would like to hear from fellow SFers on their takes on a longboarder's pool board.

    much appreciated. . .

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Here's a couple of thoughts:
    1. There is a really good chance that though you think you're just going to keep it mellow now, when you really get the bug you'll want a set up that will adapt. I have found bowl riding to be addicting.

    2. From what you have been saying I think that Gravity really has some really good options for you. Their PS35 or PS36 are really good if you want to lean towards a more conventional deck. But the Carve 39 or Brad Edwards are good if you really want something longer. The Carve 39 has a tiny bit of flex and is noticably lighter then the Brad Edwards, I think they also make an ecotech version. I've had both and loved both.

    The "bro bowl" looks sick, I have family there and am hoping to skate it one day.

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I thought those cold war boards looked cool. THey seem to sell out quickly. I liked that ICBM one. I will take a look at the gravity stuff again. THe spoon noses won't work?

    BTW I am really liking the core/indy 169 hybrid trucks. I just bought the plates with the 2.25" KPs. They seem really nice so far, and on a drop through. But They will be going on my new longboard pool board, whatever it ends up being.
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Yeah I've been eyeing that cold war icbm also, it looks like a sick board, though a little wide for me. . .

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Quote Originally Posted by lalit View Post
    Yeah I've been eyeing that cold war icbm also, it looks like a sick board, though a little wide for me. . .
    They seem sold out of everything. The dickeys tribute series look cool, but not as cool as the ICBM in olive green.

    Gravity's special this week is a 35" diamond tail for $40. 5 ply maple with their eco tech whatever.
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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Have you checked out SMA (Santa Monica Airlines)? They have composite boards which are pretty flexy and light and the line-up is very pool orientated. Just don't know if they have something in your required size right now.

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    Could i use a 30'' board with rocker for pool skating

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    Default Re: Whats a good board for pools?

    I will sing the praises of Deckcrafter and 5points....I love the Deckcrafter for more open stuff though lately I've been skating the 5points a bunch



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