anyone skating anywhere?

Discussion in 'Skate' started by piranha, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. piranha

    piranha New Member

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    USA Hawaii
    hello out there....
    there's plenty of towns not near any water where there's not a wave to be found.....we ride concrete waves.....where are the longboarders?
     
  2. JN

    JN New Member

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    I skate a gravity 72" in NJ for trasportation to the beach and carving around town.
     
  3. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

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    USA Delaware
    wow, i didn't know gravity made a 72" longboard. is that a custom? would love to see it. you got a picture?
     
  4. JN

    JN New Member

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    Must have been spacing, it isnt 6' !!!!!!!! Its a 47" that I have been riding for five or six years. Where and what do you ride?
     
  5. piranha

    piranha New Member

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    Mar 3, 2004
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    alright! some action in the skate department instead of the surf department. Yea the gravity longboards are nice stuff. Much more soulful than Sector Nine I think. The only super longboards in the vicinity of 72" I've seen are the Jam models on this website. I think most people looking at this section of the bulletin board probably skate at least a few times a week.
    Am I right?
     
  6. Guest

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    sector nine is boring.....
    gravity rocks.....
    jam rules.....
     
  7. Rastro

    Rastro New Member

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    Feb 16, 2004
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    Orange County, CA. Chiming in.

    I don't buy commerical decks but I'm not really into lighter weight boards. Here's a vlam I made for strictly cruising.

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  8. skeeter

    skeeter New Member

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    Mar 11, 2004
    USA Delaware
    nice lookin' deck.
     
  9. JN

    JN New Member

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    Sweet board... Does it have any flex? Any problems with your boads breaking?
     
  10. Rastro

    Rastro New Member

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    Feb 16, 2004
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    No problem with excessive flex. I'm 175 and my buddy is over 200 with no detrimental flex. I made it thick (.75 in) so that it would stay fairly flat and stable. For a cruise deck meant for cross stepping I did not want any flex. Also the v-lam construction is suppose to reduce the amount of bend. Something about the alternating materials, grain direction and gluelines is suppose to be stiffer that a homogeneous material. Weight is not much of a problem with a cruiser so you can make it thicker.
     

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