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Pierre

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I just setup mine last nite:
Indy 215 with Green stims and bone harcore med top.
Tracker 9 degrees wedge front and 0.5" flat in the back
Sims 63 wheels, old but fast Hoover bearings.


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Welcome aboard Pierre! 

 

Jeff


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Welcome to the BDS frenzy Pierre!  You picked a great deck to set-up. That SS pig has some of Wes' sweetest work on it.

 

CHEERS!!!


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Thanks guys, there is a warm feeling here!

Here's a pic of my 1 session on my Griffin:



Needless to say i love it!

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Way to rock the Bert P!

The griffin is my #1 rider!!!


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Yes! Pierre is finally in the house!  I was with him when that pic was taken yesterday and he definitely rocks the Bert. Frontside, backside, bert-revert and 540 slides. And he had the best lines through the park!

 

He used that Griffin the way it should be.


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Randal 180s w/ Grade 8 replacement kingpins and nuts, blue 1/8" shock pads, Ron's, Ultrathane Dragons (Shogos).

Very smooth ride, quick turning, feels like it's on rails.




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I ran Randals on my first Griffin build up too Luis... it was totally nice!  I only changed to 215's to try something different!  I may set up my newly ordered Quad 12 with Randals though... Or hang it.  Depends on how low a number I get!  Ha!  Nice board Bro!

 

Jeff


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@Whiteboxer

That grip job rocks bro!!

 

@JLF

IMO, the Randalls are THE BEST LB trucks out there and I'm a dedicated Tracker man!


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WB ~
I second that!

Nice Grip Job

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Koko, Johnny - Thanks!  It was a sheet meant for something a lot smaller, and I got 'creative'.

I first got a chance to try Randal 180s on a Dregz LB at my local shop. They were SO nimble compared to Indy 215, and I could run just shock pads (or nothing) for risers. No wheel bite. I have since used Randal 150s on a 38sp, with the same results.

It was recommended by various sources (I think there might have a thread here, too. anyone remember?) to change the stock kingpin to a Grade 8 bolt. There have been some kingpin failures, evidently.

I've done a fair amount of machining and know a bit about metallurgy. The stock bolt appears 'soft' and of undeterminate Asian origin. For a buck each or so at a hardware store and the minute it will take to change it, go buy good bolts. I changed out the nuts as well.

I have other decks set up with Indys, Trackers, and Seismics of varying widths, but the Randals are my favorite for big lumber.


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Right Luis, I just got in from riding my Gas Head II tonight with Randal 180's... thing surf skates so rad!  Do you use Randals in the parks and on ramps too?  Seems like they would feel too loose or something?  To try and get the same feel out of my Indys Ive gone to slanted risers... but not quite the same feel. 

 

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I've used them in parks and ramps, and they feel fine.  Keep in mind I'm no skate hero, and anytime I stay upright is a small victory.

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I'll have to give them a try on my Griffin again... Im a bit better now than I was, so maybe the fact that they carve so nice wont make me feel like Im falling over!! 

 

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Just switched from Krux the Man to Webb Smiths on my Griffin.

 

Webb Mike Smiths (Candy Blue)

Bones Harcore Bushings (Black Hard)

Converted to Grind King Inverted Kingpins

Clear soft wedged risers front and back (small side out)

extra 1/4" flat riser

Rockin Ron Steel Rockets

BDS OJ Dragons

10 mm spacers

Grind King rims

 

 


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