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TonyB

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Well its done.

 

Deck: Custom wheelwells, drilled to 16" wheelbase and I had to have a skull on it somewhere..

Grip: Edger Pool tape and a bit of clear over the stickers

Trucks: Indy 149's with Stage 8 baseplates with Tracker Inverted Kingpins.

Bushes: Front Khiro Red, Rear Bones Medium (Yellow)

Risers: 1/8th" plus a extra 1/16th" Khiro soft risers 

Bearings: Rockin Rons Steels (is there anything else!)

Wheels:  BD Mini Dubs

 

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Alternative set up now in use: Indy 169's and 60mm Aqua Blue Ultrathane wheels (Winged Skulls done for the 8 wheeler) or Rainskates Yellow jackets 62mm

 

Edit: Took the 149's and BD Mini Dubs off. And changed button head bolts for countersunk.


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Here ya go tony indy 169's dyed orangejackets.  Just so you know what it would look like. I think I might change to a 60/59mm wheel. The concave by the foot/front truck area is pretty close to flat so wheel bite has been an issue already..  I liked those wheel wells....So tony give updates please...

I am really liking this deck so those updates will be good.

 


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Strange that the wheelbase is spec'd & listed as 16", but is actually 15.5".  Where'd the 1/2" go?

 

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Nice looking boards one and all!

Also nice airbrushing on your custom Tony, it gives it that O.G... back in the day kinda feel!

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Just finished setting this one up 15 min. ago.  I had to sacrifice the 169's of my Q10, but I couldn't ride that thing anyway. 

1/2" risers, 169's, Ron's steels and brand new Winged Skulls.  Chrome mylar under the grip for that bling bling effect. 






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Superfine setups, Naiiice!. Be interested when you get the aqua "8"wheels on Tony. Reckon it'll narrow things up and allow you to go 169. Already looks a peach though.   


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UPDATE - TEST RIDE REPORT

 

Went down to the pool at Harrow this afternoon, its was on the chilly side of things. What did I learn.

 

1. The wheelwells although fairly shallow (1.5 plys) worked perfectly, absolutely NO wheelbite with the set up as mentioned above.

 

2. NEVER EVER EVER skate Black Death Mini Dubs in the pool at Harrow, slid out and down the wall twice, got a nice thigh/hip bruise despite padded shorts.Hit the same spot(as you do) twice...Ouch!

 

3. I prefer much harder bushes on skinny boards Yellow Khiro Insert at the back and Bones Yellow (medium) at the front, stiff you might think but the deck will still carve fine.

 

I borrowed a set of Powerflex 9's off my friend because the BD Mini's were so unskateable, their diameter seemed a bit bigger than 62mm Mini Dub. NO wheelbite to report with these either and at least I didn't fall off!

 

Did I like the deck - the jury is still out, I found that my foot naturally fell on top or just past the front bolts, which to me means that the wheelbase still isn't long enough to feel comfortable. It felt a little short and a little sketchy. I had to consciously place my front foot, Size 12 (US) feet and a 9" deck don't seem to go together to well. Maybe its the concave? I just can't put my finger on it yet, but I'm not entirely comfortable.

 

I'll give it another go when the 60mm Aqua Ultrathanes arrive and I switch to 169's and take an 1/8th of riser off.  

Off to have a hot bath now...


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very thorough tony.
that's a lot of work for the jury to still be out.
anticipation needs to leave the equation for a clean read, right?
get your wheels worked out and try again.
You're tall and the wheel base is shorter than any of the boards you had here this summer.

the thing looks fucking great!

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I've ridden Tim's with Rainskates Hornets 65mm  wheels and Jeff's with Rainskates OrangeJackets 62mm wheels both with 169's and I think they rode fine just the way they are, no redrilling needed. I like the flat spot where your front foot goes real comfortable to me.
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OK - second session today, changed the set up to 169's and 62mm Yellow Jackets.

 

Loosened the trucks and took an 1/8th" of riser off, and rode with just a 1/4" riser. Felt way better I'm much happier. Still NO Wheelbite.... Had a good session of carving and then went on to a concrete Mini Ramp down the road from the skatepark (Dagenham). It was all good there to, easy drop ins and starting to get my Frontside turns working properly. Grinds were also nice and smooth with inverted kingpins fitted.

 

The Aqua wheels arrived this morning and I grabbed the box on the way out of the door. Didn't fit them until I got home, so they are ready for the next session with a fresh set of Rons steels. I have just switched risers again and dropped the height to just over an 1/8th". I haven't had any issues with wheelbite and I want this deck to ride as low as possible.

I am beginning to like this deck, its going to be sweet for small mini ramps and tight bowls.


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Set this up for my wife...

Independent 149's with black hangers.  They're on 1/4" Indy risers and have Khiro bushings in 'em.  90a black mini dubs with Bones, and some rails and a custom tailbone. 

She loves it!!  I tried it and, although not my taste (short-ish wheelbase and long kick nose), this is a really nice, quick board.

 

EDIT - now has Ron's steels and blue Khiro's front and back... Better!


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Ok Here is set up Version 2 - Indy 169's - 1/4" Hard Khiro Riser and 60mm Ultrathane Winged Skulls (Aqua wheels done for the 8 wheeler). I prefer it like this.

 


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Looks sick Tony, hose Aquas look sweet with your custom wheel well job!!

 

@Knutsaq - Yet another tricked out good lookin ride!!!


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