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Message 5034 (27. Feb. 2008 01:43) (All next previous)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
old skateboard
: : I found my old skateboard! I thought my Mom threw it away since I think she wanted more of a girl lol so its been hidden for almost 20 yrs. So I never got a chance to use it much. It has independent trucks, I assume independent bushions, the bearings are singapore, and 46mm pretty little kitty kat wheels. Is this any good? Cant seem to get any answers on this or if not, what needs an upgrade? The wheels are really tiny but ride ok so far. I know ind. trucks are pretty good but the other stuff I have no idea since its 20 yrs old. The board is flat in the center. Was messing on it today and I like it much better then the kryptonics board that was given to me which sucks cause the wheels dont even turn and the bolts dont move to losen them. But that board is curved. I donno, didnt like the flat board at first but seems cool now. If it doesnt bother my knee figure it might be fun on the streets! Sorry, I'm bored. I really miss skating and I'm trying to have fun while I heal.
: I wouldn't concern myself with the concave of the deck, doesn't matter much in the beginning. Length and width of the deck is more important. Just learn to push around, kickturn, wheelies for starters. Indys are modern (hole pattern is new school) and great trucks, cushions look new. Wheels are a bit small. Are the wheels on the other board any good? I'd go at least 52mm, but as long as they roll, albeit not fast at 46mm.

Later, will I want a concave deck? I dont know much about skateboarding, just I've always wanted to learn and its "fun" cause it still skates curves. I dont know if I should get a tail guard, etc. to make the board last if its good or just wear it out if its so-so. This is cool cause my knee bothers me if I have to push out to the side, but seems fine if I push back. If I dont start moving soon and regularly, I might blow lol. I've got to start having my fun after work!!

If its not raining tomorrow, I will try some stuff. I really want to learn to ollie and just bomb the hills with it. Think it would be easier on street corners to hop off to stop then roller skates.

Should I put in the same softness bushions as my skates? Those bushions are good, but the nuts are at the end. I wouldnt mind being able to losen my trucks more. The wheels seem OK. I have no idea on hardness. I could put the hard skateboard wheels I have here if you think they will be better. Dont think speed will be a big issue right now. Too bad my trucks arent old school. Thanks Irene! :-D
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  • claudine: old skateboard (26. Feb. 2008 05:46)
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