G'day TB, any chance of getting details on shop items? In particular, skateboard truck and wheel brands used, in the complete setups.
Ok I see that some do have a description alongside the images. For those that don't, is there another way of finding out? Other than zooming in on photos too
I'll ask the shop guys to respond.. hang tight.
What board Mitch?
This one for starters...
Seems as though the more expensive they get, the better the photos and more detail
I'm basically tossing up: getting a complete setup + better bearings OR build a setup.
Obviously the later is more expensive but you also know exactly what you're getting...
Does anyone know how much they cut costs by selling these complete decks? E.g. the darkstars have abec 1 bearings
Epic dogtown doco on SBS2 right now
If you are paying 120 for a set up , dont expect great things.
You want advice I be happy to help. Been skating for 25 years.
Build your own set up. get the right width deck , the right trucks wheels and bearings and it will be gravy. Beware of cheap completes.
Yeah cheers inzy, I get that impression with the completes. Tempting as I won't be skating everyday. Should go for quality though
Hi Mitch,watched that doco too and as much as i loved watching it from the standpoint that it was my era and i twigged with a few of the names,couldn't help thinking they looked like a bunch of wankers with the whole localism thing.And is it just me or was the skating streets ahead of the actual surfing.Imean they said they we're trying to get the surfing thing in the're skating,but i'm glad they were better skaters
If you want to carve grind slash some shit listen up,
Buy a board that is as wide as your feet
Buy 'Independent' trucks to match width of board.
Indys have the best grind and turning circle combo, hands down.
If you want to be able to go fast around the pockets of bowls and still be able to slash, go for some "bones wheels SPF formula 56mm or 54mm .( sickest wheels ever, spitfires would be my next choice of wheel. Run a quarter riser under your trucks!!
Bearings to put in them, abec 9 millions for sure. NAh just kidding. If you want to look after your ride go for some powell swiss or ceramics, if you gunna be in dusty skate bowls just run "bones reds" you cant go wrong. Keep them lubed with sewing machine oil, cuply drops every so often.
Good board companys to watch out for, include, REAL, CREATURE, BLACK LABEL, ANTI-HERO
They are all fairly similar in quality, but if you are a bigger lad like me (Im 6.1 and 90 kgs)
look out for Boards that are P2 construction ( they hold their pop a long time)
check this dude out, guess who his dad is