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    Post calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Hello! I have a question for anyone that rides a dogtown skateboard like so..

    Google Image Result for http://socalskateshop.com/images/products/thumb_6934_dogtownLockerCompleteTN.jpg

    1.are they a pretty reliable deck to ride on?
    2. are they built to hold up against commuting?
    3. is there anything i should swap out if i choose bought a complete with all their parts?
    4. what length of truck should i choose if i build it myself? 125mm..80mm
    5. how is your experience with riding with dogtown decks

    Reason why i'm asking is that i'm thinking of getting a dogtown vintage setup or a socal land shark...and im caught in between choosing one over another!!

    your feed back! thanks!
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    That locker board is set up with 97a Rat Bones..not the most street friendly unless that is your style.

    I would prefer something else as a commuter.

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brute379 View Post
    That locker board is set up with 97a Rat Bones..not the most street friendly unless that is your style.

    I would prefer something else as a commuter.
    Gotcha, so dogtown isnt exactly the greatest commuter but more for tricks im guessing?
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    dogtown is a VERY good company...just choose the right deck for your purposes..imo
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by Serge513 View Post
    Gotcha, so dogtown isnt exactly the greatest commuter but more for tricks im guessing?
    No, I didn't say that at all. Dogtown is a great company with a storied career.

    That particular setup (components) is not the best for commuting.

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    yeah, the wood has held up pretty well for me over the years.. just cruisin and doin some street, mainly.

    i agree.. 97a is pretty hard for a commuter. go with 78-88a
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Ask Mike at SoCal to substitute some 78a or 82a Tunnel Rocks for those too hard Powell Peralta wheels & you'll be all set!

    The Dogtown deck is a quality product. It will serve you well.

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by San Diego Oldschooler View Post
    Ask Mike at SoCal to substitute some 78a or 82a Tunnel Rocks for those too hard Powell Peralta wheels & you'll be all set!

    The Dogtown deck is a quality product. It will serve you well.

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    Would these decks work for a commuter or would the 37'' be the one?

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Like comparing apples, oranges & bananas! The first deck you asked about is 24". Now you list a 30", 33" & 37" decks. You could commute on any of them. What's more comfotable to you? How do you want the board to handle? Will where you store it be an issue with the various lengths? We can't answer these questions for you. You need to do some homework!

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    i had a red dog for a while, it was a great little deck! go for it. i say get the 33 just for that extra bit-o-room
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by CRASS View Post
    i had a red dog for a while, it was a great little deck! go for it. i say get the 33 just for that extra bit-o-room
    Awesome, i'll see if i can go for the red dog then.

    As for san diego oldskater my bad on jumpin around on different decks I'll try and stay on topic

    My question for crass, whats your setup you have?
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    i dont remember my first one, but my current one is on 6" hanger Destructo Hi's with some 81a Flashbacks i milled down to 55mm(which look and ride AWESOME by the way. heres the thread about em: Shrinky-Dinks)

    its definately a boss little setup. super fun to blast around the garage in circles at high speed while drunk. LOL
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    Cool Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    I remember my first Dogtown board .... it was 1978 > boards were getting wider
    by the month it seemed. Dogtown came out with their first 3 models. A 10 inch
    Wes Humpston , a 9 inch wide Jim Muir (Red Dog), and the one I bought an 8.5
    inch wide PC. These were some of the first boards with full graphics on the bottoms! Great boards back then at least

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Wheels View Post
    I remember my first Dogtown board .... it was 1978 > boards were getting wider
    by the month it seemed. Dogtown came out with their first 3 models. A 10 inch
    Wes Humpston , a 9 inch wide Jim Muir (Red Dog), and the one I bought an 8.5
    inch wide PC. These were some of the first boards with full graphics on the bottoms! Great boards back then at least
    mine was a wes humpston with 6track magnesiums and sims snake wheels....and copers of course
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Wheels View Post
    I remember my first Dogtown board .... it was 1978 > boards were getting wider
    by the month it seemed. Dogtown came out with their first 3 models. A 10 inch
    Wes Humpston , a 9 inch wide Jim Muir (Red Dog), and the one I bought an 8.5
    inch wide PC. These were some of the first boards with full graphics on the bottoms! Great boards back then at least
    A friend of mine had one of Humpston's hand-made solid wood decks, complete with custom hand drawn graphics. This was several months before DT existed as a "real" company. It was about 10" wide, at a time when you couldn't buy anything wider than about 8.5". It didn't last too long, since Muir and Humpston were trying to make their boards as light as possible, and the deck was only about 3/8" thick. My friend was only about 120lbs, and that board still flexed quite a bit...
    "Life is short, your boards don't have to be..."

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Mine was a Dogtown Triplane circa '78.

    I really enjoyed that deck. I havent seen another in years.....

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Wes just ran off a set of new Q10 Blunts. You can still get one if you hurry.


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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by enemy combatant View Post
    Wes just ran off a set of new Q10 Blunts. You can still get one if you hurry.

    I've been watching those, beautiful!!! just not in the budget right now.

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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    gotta love overpriced small run wood
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    Default Re: calling all dogtown skateboard riders!

    Quote Originally Posted by CRASS View Post
    gotta love overpriced small run wood
    Just like loaded longboards sometimes
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