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    Foo longboarders?

    Picked up cheapy Airwalk longboard. Haven't been on a board in 20 + years. Cruise fine, carving sucks. Trucks seem to be set up fine. Short tapered risers with skinny end towards the center.
    Standing on board not moving, the wheels seem to barely move when I tilt it back and forth and have minimal clearance between them and the board.
    Any set up tips? Taller risers to get more clearance? Pull my head out and just learn to carve?

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    WTP is into them. (I already had to ask him a skate board question). He knows his stuff!!
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    Ski, bike and wish I was gay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    Been there, done that. Except I was in my teens and healed much better. Thanks for the flashback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300 View Post
    Been there, done that. Except I was in my teens and healed much better. Thanks for the flashback.
    me too

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    I longboarded in college. I never really got into it big time, just an easier way to get around campus.

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    I've a long board from a company named Kracked Skulls. It's a good board and was pretty inexpensive. I've got the trucks mounted on the top of the board rather than under, the rest goes through a good sized hole. The lower mounting makes it a lot easier to push and the design of the board prevents wheel rubbing issues. Link: http://www.krackedskulls.com/
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    I'd tell you about my boards, but this forum won't let me post them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Gravity Mini-Carve w/ paris trucks. Custom Subsonic Reflex 42 w/ seismic trucks.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
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    Sorry I had to post four messages. The ****ing forum wouldn't post as one message.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Any foosters recommend a good brand for longboards? What is a good choice for cruising around town?

    Any cops in your area come down hard on you for longboarding on sidewalks or on the road?

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    Gravity, Landyachtz, Sector 9, Subsonic, Loaded, Rayne all good brands. Skating on the sidewalk is legal. The Gravity Mini-Carve is a great cruiser board. Landyachtz has more boards with cut-outs for big wheels and concave.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    I thought this was going to be a surfing thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300 View Post
    Picked up cheapy Airwalk longboard. Haven't been on a board in 20 + years. Cruise fine, carving sucks. Trucks seem to be set up fine. Short tapered risers with skinny end towards the center.
    Standing on board not moving, the wheels seem to barely move when I tilt it back and forth and have minimal clearance between them and the board.
    Any set up tips? Taller risers to get more clearance? Pull my head out and just learn to carve?
    Real longboards don't have trucks.

    They're about 9'6", and never have a leash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    Real longboards don't have trucks.

    They're about 9'6", and never have a leash.
    Much surfing in Nevada?

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    Fair enough, this shall be a thread about long skateboards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoSoxYacht View Post
    Real longboards don't have trucks.

    They're about 9'6", and never have a leash.
    Agreed! They do sometimes have trucks under them though, or cars, when they are racked on their way to and from the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klondike300 View Post
    Much surfing in Nevada?
    No, but there's great surfing all winter long in New Hampshire. You should see the looks you get driving with a surfboard on the roof racks, right after a Nor'easter.

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    I have read good things about landyachtz and rayne.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBgKCttQVp8

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    Can anyone recommend some good wheels?
    I have recommendations for Abec11 Gumballs, 76mm, 78a
    and also Landyachtz Hawgz 85mm, 78a

    What durometer should I get for cruising around town, and downhill?

    Is 78a too soft, or is 88a too hard?

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    88a is better for sliding. I have 78a on one of my boards, and I find it to be the best for all around cruising. I use Lime [80a] Big Zigs on one board [76mm] and Seismic Speed Vents on another [77mm].

    Abec 11 is good urethane. The Reflex [Retro - Big Zigs, Zig Zags, Fish Balls] urethane seems to be a bit faster, but not as smooth in sliding. I would recommend some Retro Big Zigs, Abec 11 Gumballs, Seismic Speed Vents, or Abec 11 flywheels.
    Quote Originally Posted by TechKnowGN
    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falkon View Post
    88a is better for sliding. I have 78a on one of my boards, and I find it to be the best for all around cruising. I use Lime [80a] Big Zigs on one board [76mm] and Seismic Speed Vents on another [77mm].

    Abec 11 is good urethane. The Reflex [Retro - Big Zigs, Zig Zags, Fish Balls] urethane seems to be a bit faster, but not as smooth in sliding. I would recommend some Retro Big Zigs, Abec 11 Gumballs, Seismic Speed Vents, or Abec 11 flywheels.
    Thank you for the insightful post. Lots of good info here.

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    ^^^OP

    You may benefit from getting some risers added, and also putting in some nice bearings. Other than that you might want to get a fresh board, and some new trucks altogether.

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