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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Quote Originally Posted by pnj View Post
    Thanks for the replies, guys.

    I think 20 inch WB is too big for me. I'll be riding smaller transitions (4-7 foot) while I learn and I dunno, 20 inch just seems huge.

    I'd like some wider wheels too. Many of the wheels I'm seeing (mostly looking at So Cal Skates website) seem to be on the skinny side. I want as much traction as I can get, I think.


    Just kind of thinking out loud...

    Edit* Those Time Flies look good.
    I have always liked the looks of the alva short stuff too. But if WB is too long either Alva or Pool kings have different boards to suit you.
    Let me also recommend my Antihero Chef Pierre model, 36"/9.25"/18" are the measures i think! I am loving it!


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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    I'm about to get a Dogtown with 16" wb, somewhere between the 14.5 from a street deck and the 18/19 from the longboards. The deck is 33" long, should be more stable without being to big.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    I went with a Vision Punk Skull board with modern concave, Indy 169's and Time Flies wheels.

    This should be a fun board.

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    Default Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Quote Originally Posted by pnj View Post

    I've been pumping the local parks when the weather has been nice. I work evenings so I usually get an hour in the AM at the park. I've learned how to drop in again, on the four foot quarter. I'm eyeing up the larger quarters but still need to get my dropping in skill and confidence up for larger quarters.

    I loosened my trucks up a bit so I can lean and carve. That is a new technique to me. I'm used to doing kick turns, not carving.


    I would like to learn to carve and pump bowls/transition (I can pump a quarter but suck at turning around and keeping speed through a bowl).


    Thoughts / suggestions?
    @pnj Just an alternate thought... if you really like pumping and carving and prefer to ride your dominant side all the time while keeping speed through the bowl, consider Carver CX trucks. They are great in the pools and turn every park into a flow park. Just something to consider.


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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Quote Originally Posted by BRoc View Post
    @pnj Just an alternate thought... if you really like pumping and carving and prefer to ride your dominant side all the time while keeping speed through the bowl, consider Carver CX trucks. They are great in the pools and turn every park into a flow park. Just something to consider.


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    How do those trucks differ from the C7's in how they function on transition?
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    Know your limits skate at the edge of them but within them and you will get better.

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    Cxs are lighter and require no tweaking as they are perfect right out of the box and the stock bushings are great (I weigh 145). C7s have a bit more sway while cxs offer a bit more snap. C7s are a tad better for grinding since the front kingpin on the cx extends 1-2mm above the hanger. If you buy cxs from carver you can buy them with a reversed kingpin so that eliminates clearance issues but makes bushing swapping harder. I swapped my front bushings to a barrel / cone setup from carver and that helps with riding fakie but the trucks are definitely directional. Cxs kill it on transition, hold up to light grinding and destroy pools. Love em.


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    That's everything I needed to know. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowrat
    ..there's guys who suck or are dead because they committed outside their limits. Commit within your limits.
    Know your limits skate at the edge of them but within them and you will get better.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Forgot to mention that IMO, Carver trucks work best on boards that are 9-10" wide with wheelbases in the 16-17" range. Rear kick is required. Spoon noses or blunt noses help to locate the front foot in the optimal position.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Quote Originally Posted by BRoc View Post
    Forgot to mention that IMO, Carver trucks work best on boards that are 9-10" wide with wheelbases in the 16-17" range. Rear kick is required. Spoon noses or blunt noses help to locate the front foot in the optimal position.
    Have you any experience with the mini version CX''s?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowrat
    ..there's guys who suck or are dead because they committed outside their limits. Commit within your limits.
    Know your limits skate at the edge of them but within them and you will get better.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Quote Originally Posted by schizopiano View Post
    Have you any experience with the mini version CX''s?
    I do not...

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    My new skateboard showed up today. Unfortunately , I'm out of town for a week so I won't be able to skate it until I get home. :/

    I've been learning rock and rolls on a really small and mellow quarter at the park and I notice my front foot ends up moving forward on the board a lot. I'm hoping this new board with it's shorter nose won't be too short and allow my front foot to slide off.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Got the board set up. It was raining so I slipped down to Marginal Way. That place is a bit gnar for me but I had some fun. I need to loosen the trucks a bunch.

    This board is a tank for sure.

    Still need to get some knee pads.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    @pnj, are you referring to the Marginal Way in ME?

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Marginal Way in Seattle. It's under a freeway.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Quote Originally Posted by pnj View Post
    Marginal Way in Seattle. It's under a freeway.
    If you ever make it across the water to session the Bainbridge Island bowl you should hit me up. That is if it ever stops raining.

    Post up some pics of the board and set up?

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Z-Flex deck, now running Indy 169's and Spitfire F4 58mm 99a Full Conicals
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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Quote Originally Posted by misterbleepy View Post
    Z-Flex deck, now running Indy 169's and Spitfire F4 58mm 99a Full Conicals
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    What do you like about the wheels? I'm thinking about trying them.

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    Know your limits skate at the edge of them but within them and you will get better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schizopiano View Post
    What do you like about the wheels? I'm thinking about trying them.
    They're fast, and just about grippy enough for the wooden skatepark I ride - this is the setup in action:
    Keith B.

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    As I suspected I would do, I set up the BDS Shogo Dragon Black Deaths on my BDS Gashead. Indy 159's with Bones hards, 1/4" risers and Indy bearings. With a 19.5" WB its super smooth in the bowl.

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    The Deckcrafters Killdozer got set up with Rainskates 63mm Black Rains Rockin' Ron's Rockets. It kills the coping. The Gashead, as set up above, is faster though. Maybe I should slap the Black Rains on the Gashead and see what happens?

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    Default Re: Post your Pool/Park setups!

    Killer bds setup!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowrat
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    Know your limits skate at the edge of them but within them and you will get better.

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