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@ Iowask8er - That Variflex deck - the trucks are on backwards???


Okay who wants to school him? oh yeah be nice!





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Variflex had a reverse king pin set-up to reduce hang-ups during grinding.


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Always wondered why vintage Veriflex decks have so little value. Did the wood suck or is it just that people didn't care for the graphics. I've never held one in my hands because I don't think they made it to Canada unless someone bought cross-border.
I imagine the Elguera and some of the pro models have some value but it seems all the others sell for like $20 on ebay.
Anybody have any insight?

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I personally thought they were more low end
at that time compared to DT,Powell,SC,Sims Krypt etc

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I think the Joan Jett sticker would boost that figure by at least two fold!

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I think it's the fact that in addition to the pro models Variflex also made a lot of "straight-to-KMart" gear. Most of the other companies in the 80's didn't go as low down the food-chain w/ their product lines.
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Variflex had a reverse king pin set-up to reduce hang-ups during grinding.


Thanks I didn't know about this. Don't think I've seen these trucks before.

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I think it's the fact that in addition to the pro models Variflex also made a lot of "straight-to-KMart" gear. Most of the other companies in the 80's didn't go as low down the food-chain w/ their product lines.


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Always wondered why vintage Veriflex decks have so little value. Did the wood suck or is it just that people didn't care for the graphics.
I imagine the Elguera and some of the pro models have some value but it seems all the others sell for like $20 on ebay.


HEY BRO AFTER THE 80'S CRAZY. THEIR BOARDS SUCKED AND BECAME CHEAP WALMART , K-MART SELLERS,
NONE OF THE 70'S & 80'S PROS LIKE ELGUERA,ERIC GRISHAM, STEVE HIRSCH, ALLEN LOSI & EVEN LANCE MOUNTAIN
AND A FEW OTHERS, BUT NONE OF THESE MODELS WHERE SOLD TO CHEAP SKATES COMPANY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

LOOK AT IT LIKE THIS :SKATEBOARDER to THRASHER to ACTION NOW, and so on.

>I imagine the Elguera and some of the pro models have some value but it seems all the others sell for like $20 on ebay.

TRY FIND A LANCE MOUNTAIN VERIFLEX MODEL. I THINK STEVE OLSON IS ALSO LOOKING FOR ONE. LOL (as seen in SALBA new movie) CHLORINE

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When I first started back up skating again after a 15 yr hiatus, get this, I bolted my original set of those reverse kingpin Variflex truks to a my Bulldog Skates Bleeding Heart!  Took it to Etnies and couldn't carve worth a shit.  These truks weren't meant to turn and as I now remember they were great in a half-pipe where turning is somewhat counter-productive.

Just thought you might want to know.

And how much for those truks Iowa(land of 5 smells)? 

Mine are in pretty good shape!

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Ah I see. Thanks guys. The graphics blow on most Veriflex decks so that doesn't help. Production would've been high for the boards that went to Kmart as well I guess.

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Yeah I recently resurrected an old board that has Variflex trucks on it (complete with the original copers!).  My somewhat fuzzy memory said to me that the trucks sucked then - and a bit of a roll around on the street confirmed with me that I just dont like the way the trucks turn....no wonder I stuck with Indys all this time!

Basically they are an interesting design idea, but my personal taste is that I don't like the way they turn.

And yeah - doing KMart boards is no way to build a reputation for being a)quality b) cool c)cutting edge design.

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