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okwaho

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Hey guys,

Need some advice.  Just bought a Wicked Skills POP for my stepson.  He is 11.  I want to set the deck up safely for him but I only have my hangers (to which he fell in love with).  He thinks he is getting one of the dipped Chemical Imbalance's,  LOL.

So anyway...need advise on risers, trucks, bearings and wheels to get for it.  What I am asking specifically is what would you guys do for set-up for a new young rider.  My understanding of physics and wheel bearings tells me there are some that will act like a greased pig where other bearings would be more appropriate to a younger new rider.

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Board is 7.75 x 33 Independent and Tracker
dont make a 7.75 but Ace has a 7.75 its
the 02 low raw truck. Socalskates has a set.
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The best thing to do when setting up any BDS board
is to use the search. Just put in Wicked Skills and look
at what other members have used to set there's up.
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Think that there's plenty of choice in trucks, you don't necessarily have to go for 7.75" you could go with a 7.5" trucks which give plenty of options depending on your budget but the Ace's are a good call. If your stepson is little some softer truck bushes will help.

Bearings go for some cheaper but branded bearings to start off with. Your stepson won't need super fast bearings if he's just starting out.

Wheels - Stay under 56mm to save weight and then you won't need to get riser pads at all.

Don't forget to get some safety equipment - Helmet as a minimum

Wicked Skills thread is here - http://www.bulldogskates.websitetoolbox.com/post/wicked-skills-757650?pid=28894596

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Thanks Tony. 

He weighs no more than 60-70 pounds.  Couple of other guys pm'd me as well. I really appreciate the info.  I think I would be dead meat if something happened to him because I didn't gear him correctly.  I will  post a pic when we have it set-up.

I forgot about the elbow and knee pads, helmet was a must have.  We will take him and get him fitted properly for the gear.

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This is the Wicked Skills I set up for my daughter.  Indy 129s for trucks.  I wanted to go all BDS, so I put the 60mm Winged Skulls on there, but needed a 1/4" riser to do that.  I agree with Tony, go with smaller wheels.

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Kevin Miranda deck I set up for my nephew.  I went with the small 7.5" Webbs and 54mm Rainskates Mini Bees.  Like Tony said, with the small wheels, you don't need any riser or just a thin shock pad if you want something like that. 

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Like you were thinking, my friend told me when setting up a board for a novice to go for slow bearings.  So, maybe just some generic ABEC 3 bearings or the like.  Or some of your old rusty cast offs.

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Thank you all. I can't tell you guys how much I appreciate this.
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Decks came yesterday.  Thank you Jimi.  Wheels trucks, etc. should be here this weekend.  Will post pics. 
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