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Hey I like the Phantom... at least visually... I saw it on the flight to Hawaii, but didn't want to spend $5 on the headphones... Seeing it last night, I guess I expect my Opera to be in German or Italian, unless its Handel's Messiah, but then its not Christmas time either. I would have liked to see Paul Stanley on Broadway when he performed the Phantom though!

Both my kevin Staabs are now on complete hangers, so yeah; Id like to know how they ride too! Maybe I'll switch them again....

Hey I had to keep the Team Colors in the same order! It just wouldnt be right otherwise! Seems all the pictures of OG's in the 70's run their Team Colors in the same pattern too! Here is my Tail Gunner updated....

Jeff



Hey Jeff, here is the other side of your Tail-gunner. I couldn't wait for the die cut tape to come out with the new Quad 11s.  I took the backing paper off the grip tape for my Gashead II and traced it on the back of some Madrid fly paper, adjusted for the size difference and cut it out with an Exacto knife. That was a bitch as the grit completely destroyed the Exacto blades. The cutting difficulty was too frustrating resulting in a disappointing finished product. I'm going to experiment next with a Dremmel tool with a cutting blade. Anyone have any suggestions on methods for cutting designs into grip tape?



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Awesome!  Glad to hear it go to you ok!  How about everything else?  Yeah I havent tried to cut shapes in grip yet, but I got a great template from TonyB! 

 

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@ Raoulduke - Exacto blades are the best way to get a good finish, you just need a lot of them because as you know they blunt easily, and you have to keep things sharp.

 

Your idea of using a dremmel sounds like a recipe for disaster I wouldn't recommend you try that, you won't have enough fine control.

 

Place a soft cutting board under the grip when your cutting - one of those plastic white ones, it will allow you to apply good pressure when your cutting without blunting the knife too much.

 

I go through several blades when cutting grip, they are cheap enough, just remember to keep a sharp blade.

 

Check my rising sun grip on my Tailgunner earlier in this thread, that used at least 10 blades.


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@ Raoulduke - Exacto blades are the best way to get a good finish, you just need a lot of them because as you know they blunt easily, and you have to keep things sharp.

Your idea of using a dremmel sounds like a recipe for disaster I wouldn't recommend you try that, you won't have enough fine control.

Place a soft cutting board under the grip when your cutting - one of those plastic white ones, it will allow you to apply good pressure when your cutting without blunting the knife too much.

I go through several blades when cutting grip, they are cheap enough, just remember to keep a sharp blade.

Check my rising sun grip on my Tailgunner earlier in this thread, that used at least 10 blades.



Aight, will do.  However, there has got to be a way to get power tools involved in this process.  Maybe there are some dentist's drills that will work?

I've seen that grip job and it's awesome.  I was hoping that maybe you would respond with some advice.  I'll pick up plenty of exacto blades at the local art supply shop and a soft plastic cutting board.  Thanks for the advice.

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What Tony said is the best way to do the cutting. Another thing, cut from the backing side only, do not try and cut from the grip side as the grip makes the blade do weird angles and you have less control. I also found that holding the grip in my hand as if you were hand sewing works good. keep your fingers close to where you are working but definitely away from the blade as it will slice you before you know it. GO SLOW do not try to cut long distances at a time. The big thing is to change blades often and understand to do it right its going to take a lot of blades.

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What Tony said is the best way to do the cutting. Another thing, cut from the backing side only, do not try and cut from the grip side as the grip makes the blade do weird angles and you have less control. I also found that holding the grip in my hand as if you were hand sewing works good. keep your fingers close to where you are working but definitely away from the blade as it will slice you before you know it. GO SLOW do not try to cut long distances at a time. The big thing is to change blades often and understand to do it right its going to take a lot of blades.

BR



Excellent advice.  I figured out the holding the tape in my hand deal.  That was a big help.  Luckily I didn't have to find out about the slicing my finger trip, by slicing my finger.  The biggest difficulty is resigning to change the blades often and not lose patience.  Both are difficult for me.  Hopefully, I'll learn.

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Hey I know Im not the only one with a set up Chemical Imbalance?!  Are we putting those pictures somewhere else?!  Well, until I know for sure, I'll post my newest BDS stick here!  Thanks Rich for sending a signed and numbered board up to Daddies!  Since I missed out on the pre-sale, it allowed me to still get a great board!  Thanks! 

 

My first set of Randal 150's, these things carve like Ive never felt, ever!  So much tighter turning radius than the 180s!  Glass Bottle Green Shogos, and Biltins... a totally great carve machine! 

 

 

 


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Nice Jeff.....you going to keep that one....


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Oh yeah... for sure TonyB!  This thing is just the most amazing sidewalk surfer Ive ever set up!  I still love the Griffins best for the girth, but this thing feels so nimble and quick! 

 

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Jeff, here's another one: Indy 215s, Royal Blue mini dubs, doh-doh bushings, clear risers.

 


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Beautiful Luis!  Check out that Grip!  That is so killer!!! 

 

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Finally setup my CI board. Decided it was the perfect deck for strange, "mad scientist" experiments. It also helps, because my Tailgunner is setup with Webbs and Black Death Cow Skulls (my favorite so far), so I can do pretty accurate comparisons between the 2 decks.

 

So here is My Chemical Imbalance, setup with Seismics and previously-dyed Ultra Minidubs:

 

 

 

 


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You don't need a set of Dark Blue Springs for them trucks do you?


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Hamm: no, thanks. I ordered 3 sets... green, blue and purple. I will prolly never use the blue or purple. I might need a set of reds, but I need to do more testing first.


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Cool setup Frank, let us know how you like it. I see you already have some grinds down, made a desision yet? Are they both 30 degree?
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