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Spooky

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I went to my skate shop the other day, and they had this longboard sitting there that had been there for a couple of months looking at me saying buy me. Well I finally bought it. I have never had a longboard before, and the only thing I got to say is "WHAT A FAWKING BLAST!". Had my wife take me out to the farm where there are alot of country roads that have very good pavement due to Ft. Knox being so close and the Govt keeps the roads nice. There was one hill I had in mind to, 16.7 miles of nice curvy steep, and not so steep sections. Had my wife shuttle me 5 times today. What a blast sliding those turns, some sections my wife said I had to be going 35-40 mph. Looks like I will be driving around in the boondocks in search of those perfect hills, and man do I know where there are plenty. All I got to say is this redneck gives longboarding a big YeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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So what kind of longboard did you get? I've got a couple that I love. A 40" Comet Downhill Spoon and a Bozi BomberII. Too much fun riding a stable board at high speed.
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Its a 40" Sector9. I dont know what its called, but is yellow/green in color with a black, and grey hand holding a 9 ball. It seems to be a decent quality board. It was a complete but my shop sold me the deck because it kinda sat there awhile. Cost me $55 all gripped and ready to go. I put some Indy 166's, and some 65mm 92d Spitfire Pentagrams on it that I had around the house. I'm not to stoked on the wheels for it, plan to get something a little softer for a little extra grip. Looking around as we speak. Will take any advice. I can get a set of 64mm 85a Bones Bombers brand new from a bud for $20 thinking about them.
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Longboards RULE. . .Sector 9 make good quality boards (I ride the BDS mostly right now though). Almost all my skating is on longboard now. My legs need the extra wheelbase. I ride the Alva ditch wheels right now but that's because I skate vert (actually skated with Alva this week. . .anyway, that's another story) but for cruising go with some Krypto classics or Abec 11. . .the bombers might be good just haven't ridden them. Road the BDS wheels for the first time Friday. They're very nice as well. For downhill get a good wide wheel.
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Hell yeah buddies,

I popped mine not too long ago too... and won't look back. It's not quite as long as the traditional "long-boards" but it's definately huge. I got a 10" X 36" Afroman Hustler with Indy 169's and believe it or not... Santa Cruz Speed Wheel OJII 97A's. Yeah, I got em from a web site I found with all kinds of old school wheels. I just love those old OJII's... what can I say. The only ones I can find in comparison are BDS Dub/Cons, which is probably what I'm going to be getting VERY SOON!

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44" Comet Downhill spoon nose, Randalls, abec 70's flashbacks. If Wes ever does up a downhill speeed board, welcome me to the BDS skate team.
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You must get 78a Abec11 Flashbacks for your board and ditch the spitfires way too hard
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Howdy,
Yeah, the 78a Flashbacks are GREAT longboard wheels.
I'm stoked on how smooth they are. I wouldn't go with wheels
that soft on my regular decks, but for the BDS Longboard, it's
an outstanding combination.
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I ride Alva Ditch 95a 64mm wheels on my BDS longboard because its not a downhill cruiser pintail. Its a pig that really works well on transitions. Even tight transitions.

riding a BDS longboard
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If you think the Flashbacks are great on a longboard you need to try the Gumballs. Got a set on my Bozi and they are simply unbelievable. 76mm of pure speed and grip. Running them with Biltin bearings. Silent and fast.
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Howdy,
Gary, that's funny you should say that about the Gumballs;
I just ordered a set today along with some of the abec7
Biltin bearings. If I don't have to work this Saturday, it's off
to Ripon for another BDS Longboard "lumber throwing"
session! LOL
Skating a longboard is definitely a whole other type of skating
even from skating the big pool decks. Carve it baby!!!
Chris Olden

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the gumballs might be a bit much on the BDS Longy-- you're gonna need a huuuge pile of risers --- if ya like the way the flashies feel, but want a more functional wheel for that board, take it down a notch to the 75a, 78a, or 81a 65mm NoSchoolz... then you won't have to set it up like an offroad board to keep the wheelbite at bay.. also -- any kind of grinds or lip/coping action will have chunks coming out of those flashbacks soon, due to their flatback design...
I have a set of gumballs on a Noreaster Cutaway Carver with metal seismics on it and the thing is just insane.. fast and smooth and stable and absolutely smokes in parking garage runs and on hills
slap those gumballs and a set of seismics (both loose turn ROCKS) on something a little bigger with some wheel cutouts and hold on!!!!!
Not trying to discourage ya or anything-- i'll bet that is a smooooooth ride...; just think thatonce you see how damn BIG those Gumballs are, you'll see what I mean/////
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Riding an Eastbilt pintail on occasion with Randal IIs and Krypto classics. Eastbilt is another good company.
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That BDS longboard is hands down my favorite one (and I've test driven a good handful a while before I snapped my wrist). It's got the ~W~ concave and as far as I know, it is the ONLY pig shaped longboard on the market.

Olden buddy, have you tried swapping out those slalom wheels for the soft pour Shogos? I had the same set up as you (sans Seismics) and I realized that while the Flashbacks made for a stealthy ride, the 85A Shogos were just meant to be married to that sweet long pig--they're a bit smaller in diameter which really allows you to loosen up those trucks more and get an all around better surf-style carve.

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PH wot trucks are you running with on the BDS longboard/Soft Shogo's. I'm waiting on my deck from Rich right now and have the a pair of soft pours just waiting to be ridden. I was gonna put my Tracker Aggros with blue doh-doh's on the beast

Any Comments would be appreciated.

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