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Lumpy
Apr 26, 2002

La! La! La! Laaaa!





College Slice


want 2 get that pigeon signature model.

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Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





drat, this had me laughing out loud.
Good vibes and all terrain oddball radness. Make sure to watch right through the credits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG4sLYOpfAM

XIII
Feb 11, 2009


Adolf Glitter posted:

drat, this had me laughing out loud.
Good vibes and all terrain oddball radness. Make sure to watch right through the credits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG4sLYOpfAM

gently caress, this rules. I love seeing the sillier (but still impressive as all hell) side of skateboarding.

UFOTacoMan
Sep 22, 2005



still trippin' on this dashawn part .
never thought luau music would make for good skating

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxndVxM9BxE#t=547s

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



I built a longboard. I wanted something a little lower, easier on my knees, and extra carvy to chase the snowboard feeling a little more than my cruiser.



Ehlers deck with some improvements. Namely fiberglass reinforcement to nose and tail, backing plates to keep the trucks from breaking their mounts, and a couple leather shock pads between deck and trucks. Art is mine, stenciled on and clearcoated over.

Itís a lot of fun. Super soft bushings, so staying balanced on it when pushing takes more leg and core engagement. But because of the wheelbase it takes a lot of input to actually turn, so itís easy to be sloppy. Also itíll roll right over nasty bumps, gaps, and rocks easily, which will make you lazy pretty quick. Itís a right pain in the dick to carry around, and throws the slightest bit of moisture from the pavement up onto my shins, so Iím still riding the cruiser about half the time.

AfricanBootyShine
Jan 9, 2006

Snake wins.



A friend of mine has decided to pick up longboarding and I'd like to join them. I think a cruiser would be better as I have no interest in anything involving hills or high speed. I'm mainly looking for something for commuting/getting around town... Furthest I'd go would be 3 miles on a flat path.

I've never skateboarded before, aside from a two week stint on a board my parents got for $2 at a garage sale.

To complicate things, I'm currently located in the UK, not located in a city with a skate shop, and would like to spend <£150. I'm trying to decide between these two:

https://rollersnakes.co.uk/collections/cruisers/products/globe-aperture-cruiser-complete-cult-of-freedom-portal-31

https://rollersnakes.co.uk/collections/cruisers/products/impala-latis-cruiser-complete-art-baby-girl-31

I kind of want the baby girl b/c of how pink and fun it is. I'm not expecting to get super heavy use out of it as it's pretty rainy where I am, but something fun for summer and early fall.

EDIT: I'm also thinking of spending a little more and getting one an Arbor Oso or Pilsner for a little bit more... What's the main difference between the two? Carving sounds fun, and I hear some people complaining that the Oso is too wide.

AfricanBootyShine fucked around with this message at 12:08 on May 9, 2021

ArmZ
Jun 5, 2004

You are what you want.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTy2EbzcOtY

i love the last trick in this

HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



AfricanBootyShine posted:

A friend of mine has decided to pick up longboarding and I'd like to join them. I think a cruiser would be better as I have no interest in anything involving hills or high speed. I'm mainly looking for something for commuting/getting around town... Furthest I'd go would be 3 miles on a flat path.

I've never skateboarded before, aside from a two week stint on a board my parents got for $2 at a garage sale.

To complicate things, I'm currently located in the UK, not located in a city with a skate shop, and would like to spend <£150. I'm trying to decide between these two:

https://rollersnakes.co.uk/collections/cruisers/products/globe-aperture-cruiser-complete-cult-of-freedom-portal-31

https://rollersnakes.co.uk/collections/cruisers/products/impala-latis-cruiser-complete-art-baby-girl-31

I kind of want the baby girl b/c of how pink and fun it is. I'm not expecting to get super heavy use out of it as it's pretty rainy where I am, but something fun for summer and early fall.

EDIT: I'm also thinking of spending a little more and getting one an Arbor Oso or Pilsner for a little bit more... What's the main difference between the two? Carving sounds fun, and I hear some people complaining that the Oso is too wide.

I was in your position a few months ago and went with a Santa Cruz street cruiser and it's great. I tried out the Arbor Pilsner (shorter and quite a bit narrower) and did not feel like it would be especially stable for a beginner. The shops I looked at did not have the Oso in stock, which is one that I was really interested in. On paper it's definitely a much larger platform than the pilsner. The more general advice I got in this thread was "8.5+ inches wide, cruiser wheels, either a popsicle stick deck or 80's style single kick" and I'm really glad I followed it. Since then, I've also built a dropthrough longboard because I couldn't shake the fixation on them, and it's fun too. Starting on a cruiser was definitely key though. I still ride both of them weekly.

Adolf Glitter
Aug 13, 2016





Look at this poo poo, fuuuck me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6f1oH9-tM5I

AfricanBootyShine
Jan 9, 2006

Snake wins.



HenryJLittlefinger posted:

I was in your position a few months ago and went with a Santa Cruz street cruiser and it's great. I tried out the Arbor Pilsner (shorter and quite a bit narrower) and did not feel like it would be especially stable for a beginner. The shops I looked at did not have the Oso in stock, which is one that I was really interested in. On paper it's definitely a much larger platform than the pilsner. The more general advice I got in this thread was "8.5+ inches wide, cruiser wheels, either a popsicle stick deck or 80's style single kick" and I'm really glad I followed it. Since then, I've also built a dropthrough longboard because I couldn't shake the fixation on them, and it's fun too. Starting on a cruiser was definitely key though. I still ride both of them weekly.

I decided to go with a cruiser based on the advice you got earlier in the thread! It's good to hear that you don't regret your choice. How are you finding getting around obstacles with it?

I looked at the Santa Cruz but the markup in the UK is a bit much, so I wound up ordering an Arbor Oso, which should arrive tomorrow. I'm worried it's going to be almost too wide for me (I'm 5'7" & 150 lbs with US size 9.5 feet). But I'll see! Definitely going to take a bunch of pictures when it arrives because I'm sure I'll ruin the graphics by the end of the week.

SHIT POST MALONE
Feb 4, 2005

I was born down. You know this.


https://v.redd.it/5xarsbxxb2y61

Lmao I've never seen this trick before

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HenryJLittlefinger
Jan 31, 2010

stomp clap



AfricanBootyShine posted:

I decided to go with a cruiser based on the advice you got earlier in the thread! It's good to hear that you don't regret your choice. How are you finding getting around obstacles with it?

I looked at the Santa Cruz but the markup in the UK is a bit much, so I wound up ordering an Arbor Oso, which should arrive tomorrow. I'm worried it's going to be almost too wide for me (I'm 5'7" & 150 lbs with US size 9.5 feet). But I'll see! Definitely going to take a bunch of pictures when it arrives because I'm sure I'll ruin the graphics by the end of the week.

As far as getting around obstacles, the cruiser is definitely easier. It's got a shorter turning radius and is much more responsive than my 39" longboard. I'm still not comfortable going off curbs and haven't tried to learn to ollie yet, but I'll get there this summer maybe.

The Oso is a fatty, but wheelbase isn't especially long, and it's top-mounted on traditional kingpin trucks, so I doubt it'll be too big. Maybe it'll be easier to get yourself off balance by standing too far left or right of center when pushing, but I wouldn't be too concerned about that.

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