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NAHmeNOree

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Just getting back into skating, so I am starting from scratch. Nearly everything I purchase is by mail-order due to location, so I need to make sure I get it as close to "perfect" the first time. I have followed the pre-production set-ups and have read the archives on different current trucks and wheels but I would like to hear some opinions from others.
Expected terrain: A couple concrete parks nearby (Koga, Japan - I hope), but mostly some pre-fab ramps, some wood, some covered with plastic/composite.
I am expecting that most of my skating will involve more kickturns than carving, due to the limits of the available ramps.
Here are my thoughts:
Trucks: Grind King 7.25, Tracker 184's, Indy 215's 
Risers: 1/2 inch.
Wheels: JuJus Skull Waves or DubCons (64 mm)

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Chris


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My choice from what you have posted would be Indy's, At least a 1/2 riser maybe more because of the deck width. You will find that the wider the trucks and the deck width you need to raise the deck up a bit to compensate for the truck wheel. Probably  put a angled riser on ther front to hewlp with turning. I would say PM some one that has had one of the test decks. Holt, Jay (Ratone). They could probably give ya a better Idea of what you might want.

I'm going with Indy 215's, Angle Khiro 80a riser front with a 1/8 shock pad under it and 9/16 and 1/8 shock pad rear. Black Death Dubs, maybe Juju's if I have to step down on hardness.

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NAHmeNoree, you're thoughts sound good to me, you also might want to consider 62mm Juju Cow Skulls or Mini Dubs. What trucks did you ride before? personally I'd go with 10"wide Gullwing Mission 1's if you're not real heavy (someone said they bent theirs I've had no problems) and change out the bushings other than that I prefer Tracker over Indy's but to each his own.
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With a 62mm or 64mm wheel, you'll need more than 1/2" of riser on this wide of a deck.  I'm planning on 3/4" with DubCons.  As far as trucks go, I ride Indy.
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Probably a 3/4" riser with dubs, and Trackers.

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Thanks for the input. I used to ride trackers. Good point about the width and the riser height. Appreciate it. Island I knew you would push the GW's, I will take another look at them.


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I helped with Ratones set-up. Tracker 219s and skul waves with 1/2 inch riser. rides and turns quite nicely, there was some whell bite but the wheel wells on the the production boards are deeper so there shouldn't be a problem.


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Indy 215's with 3/4" of riser..
B/D Dubs, & Rons ceramics!!!
No wheel bite....
Board works great, alot of fun to ride!!!!
C-ya,
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I'm gonna go with the same setup as my Q12. 5/8" risers, Wedged front, Webb wides + Dragons/Ceramic Nukes. Black Death for the park Sonic Reds for the ditch.



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Indy 215's with 3/4" of riser..
B/D Dubs, & Rons ceramics!!!
No wheel bite....
Board works great, alot of fun to ride!!!!
C-ya,
Steve

See, Ya got straight to the source you get your answer faster!

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@ Tom.. This doesn't have the concave that the Q-12 has so ya may wanna go with a little more riser, especially with Webbs.. On the quads I'll usually go 3/8's to 5/8's of riser, but on the flats (BF II and the Gen II 8 that I 4'd) I go with 3/4"s, never any wheel bite.. Just a thought...
C-ya,
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If you're going with Skull Waves or Cow Skulls, then you probably want the Tracker 219s, like Ratone's setup.  If you're going with Dubcons or Dragons, then Indy 215s, like Holt's setup, or Tracker 184 or any other 10" truck of your choosing.  I think Webbs, being so low, would be a problem with this flatter style deck, unless you don't mind using A LOT of riser.

I have mainly been using Stage 9 Indys and Webbs.  I hear good things about the Stage 10 Indys and I'm going to try those out soon.

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@ Tom.. This doesn't have the concave that the Q-12 has so ya may wanna go with a little more riser, especially with Webbs.. On the quads I'll usually go 3/8's to 5/8's of riser, but on the flats (BF II and the Gen II 8 that I 4'd) I go with 3/4"s, never any wheel bite.. Just a thought...
C-ya,
Steve


Thanks for the riser tip Steve. Won't have to build it up twice now...

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