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atxjim

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i have shogo's and indy 166 or 169 or whatever they are
nice fit.... somewhere around 1/2 inch or so of riser.. aggros should make for a nice ride.......
you're gonna love it
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I've said it before and I'll say it again -
BDS Longboard + Tracker Sixtracks + Shogo soft pours + Bones Swiss = Fuckin' BLISS!!!
I've had Gravity wedges on but have red urathane 1/2" risers and once the casts are off my arms the reds might go on. I have a strange feeling the wedges had something to do w/ my little incident.
PH, I think I have you beat, I did in BOTH my wrists and forearms.
Wrist Guards will be my middle name from here on out.
I'll have photos and the sordid details when I'm better and have more typing help.

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I always wear the wrist guards. . .they're the most important part of the safety equip. to me. . .

bulldog with trackers . . .oh yeah. . .god I wanna skate (my first fall in Washington). . .its raining already. . .think I'll freestyle in my garage.

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For my set up i ride indy 166s with 1/2" risers, Swiss bearings and Powell bushings. Kinda curious about rocking the Sixtracks now...Arm's getting better. It's still yellow & green, but the swelling has gone down a lot.
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But a Ray Flores has the same wheel base of the BDS longboard ! 19.5
I guess that Rays' from the wheelbase is also or can be consider a longboard. PH ,you said that the BDS longboard has the "W" concave.Does the Rays has it also ?
,Of course the sixtracks !!!!!
By the way PH ,when you get the sixtracks as far bushings goes try this : Trackers stimulators(soft)bottom bushings and bones bushings yellows on the top.Is becoming the latest combo among the slaloms racers that uses fulltracks with turners avalons.
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Howdy,
Well, the Ray Flores deck does have the same wheelbase as
the BDS Longboard, but they FEEL quite different. The Long-
board does have the "W" concave, but the RF deck doesn't.
I don't think of the Flores deck as a longboard...it's just too
short.
I'm still running the Webb Wide Ride trucks on my Flores deck,
with the 92 duro Shogos; but at PacHess' suggestion I may
change them over to the Longboard. We'll see...the Flashbacks
are sooooooooo S-M-O-O-T-H. And with those new metal
Seismic trucks, the BDS Longboard is just amazing. Surf City.
Chris Olden

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How does the Flores ride in comparison to the Longboard. Does it respond faster. I love the wheelbase. . .
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The RF takes a while to get used to in a bowl/pool.

I liken it to taking off in a 747 or a Newer AirBus. The jumbo takes a lot longer to fly (sometimes it feels like its gonna stall) but once you climatise to the feel it rocks.

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RF model is a excellent deck !!!Your right on the WB-Perfect
Good all around deck. Its like a magic carpet ride !!Slap some Tracker Six Tracks on that Baby !! Wheels go with the Dub cons=Team colors or even the the 100-a white Dubs.
Use 9/16 risers also.
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That bushing setup sounds perfect, RR. I dig the feel of the Flores with the 92A Shogo (Olden let me try his once at Vans a while back). Nice big, mellow ride that totally justifies that rad wheel. Chris, do you have the softer pour Shogo in 85A? COMPLETELY different wheel (and feel) than the 92A. That's what I reccomend for your BDS longboard--the two were meant for each other like chocolate and peanutbutter. I see some guys riding the longboard (or even some pigs) with a smaller center set wheel and for my picky purist's taste, it looks and feels awkward and anachronistic...kinda like plugging one of these



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Howdy,
Yeah, I DIG the RF deck, but it doesn't ride like the longboard.
It's "snappier".(?) Not that the Longboard is log, but the RF
(to me) just seems to come around faster in a turn. Granted,
I JUST set-up my Longboard a week ago, AND I'm trying out
those new metal Seismic trucks, so I my comparison may not
be valid. Two VERY different board with how I have mine set up.
Now for the wheels...
I did have the Shogo Soft Pours on my RF initially; but then went
up to the Shogo 92's when I was spending more time on 'crete
than on masonite. Then, once I started skating almost weekly
at Ripon, I went to the DubCons; and then it was on to the 100
duro DubCons. I love the Shogo's(both duros), they are so
SMOOTH! But as I got more comfortable with the speed required
to run extended lines at a big park, the DubCons made a BIG
difference. I now have DubCons on my RF deck, both of my
Skaterbuilt Pigs, and my Bulldog deck. I kind of alternate the
100's and the 95's between boards depending upon how
"aggressive" I feel during a session.
However, for the local "masonite palace", Shogo's are THE
wheel. (I expect as the weather cools off, I'll skate there more
often.)
You can't go wrong with either of the Shogo's or either version
of the DubCons. MONSTER WHEELS!!!
Chris Olden

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PH; I agree 100% with the chocolate and peanut butter fact !
and the semi-hollow thinline with a mesa boogie or an old beefy fender tube ! I'm serious is not a joke ! It might sounds funny but is not at all !
Chris Olden ,acurate with it and imagine when the reds dubs soft pour are release !?!? Funny to say but I dont have a long board and here I am talking ,these threads with you guys is making me go for a RF and the indagadadavida regalia!or a BDS long board with the wheels of fire!
In my white room with no curtins ,,,,of course!
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THAT'S what I'm talkin about. When my arm gets better (still shuddering from hearing that homeboy was in TWO casts), I can't wait to set my 38" with some soft clear red dobcons, put some Blue Cheer in my headphones and cruise...
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PH - When do you get your cast off? They're telling me sometime in December.
By the way I just finished a project in Cotati, CA at Prairie Sun Recording about a month before I blew it and wasted my arms. I've worked there and around the Bay Area since 1993 now I just fly out for projects (engineer/producer). You need to check that studio complex out; Pete Townsend's Neve console (+ another) and an SSL mix room. You should contact those guys when you need to record and tell them I sent you. When I lived there between '93 and '97 I didn't skate much but next time I'm out we'll have to hook up and skate and I'd love to check out your band. What's your band called?

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Six more weeks till the cast comes off. Rad studio! My friends in Paula Frazer's band (Court & Spark) recorded there. Good, warm old sound. My solo stuff is The High Deserters and my band stuff is Parchman Farm (we're opening for Nebula @ DuNord on the 30th of Oct--come out if you can).
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