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by Bill
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Protecing a brake handle
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Just to clarify, the board didn't arrive in the mail with a leaking brake but only a couple days later, when I arrived home after picking it up.
by Bill
Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Protecing a brake handle
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Bought some heel straps but the board unfortunately arrived with a leaking hydraulic brake, so have yet to try it. Thanks again.
by Bill
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Shoulder pads
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

Thanks for all the feedback. I think the hockey shoulder pads I purchased will provide ample protection for the shoulder , but they are a bit bulky.
by Bill
Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:55 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Shoulder pads
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

Good question. Didn't know it was a common injury and hope to not gain any insight from direct experience! Still waiting to pick up my mountain board...
by Bill
Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Shoulder pads
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

Thanks Erich and Mikael. The sixsixone looks like a great design. My shoulder pads (for hockey) would also help to protect my spine and chest. They also have hard plastic panels above the collar bone, so I expect they would provide protection there.
by Bill
Sat Sep 14, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Shoulder pads
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

It just occurred to me that, while shoulder pads are widely used in hockey and American football, they're not a common item in Britain.
by Bill
Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Shoulder pads
Replies: 12
Views: 2960

Shoulder pads

Anyone out there bother with shoulder pads? A good idea for beginners?
by Bill
Sun Sep 08, 2013 5:47 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Any way to get a blank trampa deck here in the U.S?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

That is, shipping directly to a customer instead buying from a local dealer. Trampa would provide a list of dealers...
by Bill
Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Any way to get a blank trampa deck here in the U.S?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

You'll have purchased a deck by now, but I'm sure trampa has US dealers. I also think shipping from the UK costs more.
by Bill
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Protecing a brake handle
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Good luck with the patent Belac!
by Bill
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Protecing a brake handle
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Thanks Brennig. Better get a pair, or at least try it with bungee cords. Will MBS straps fit a Trampa binding?
by Bill
Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:02 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Protecing a brake handle
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

I'd heard falling at 35 kph while attached to a board could be problematic...
by Bill
Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Protecing a brake handle
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Protecing a brake handle

I assume it's better to not use heel straps while freeriding, especially for beginners. But I have decided to use brakes since I'll be mostly riding on dirt roads/tracks no wider than 12 feet. Just saw Jukeit's post on a brake holster to keep the handle from dragging during falls, but with a brake c...
by Bill
Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Trampa deck for freeriding
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

I agree, but Trampa only produces brakeboards with holy pro decks. Specs also show they're not much shorter than the 35 long. Thanks.
by Bill
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Trampa deck for freeriding
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

I just learned that holy pro decks are almost always used with the magura brake system. Ted at Trampa said the 35 long would require modifications for it to work with magura brakes. He also said both boards are equally stable.
by Bill
Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:12 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Trampa deck for freeriding
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Thanks. Very helpful and informative. Should I therefore assume that the additional 1" in the 35 long's axle to axle length will provide a noticeably more stable ride with less wobble on rough ground than the holy pro? Or is this minor difference in length insignificant?
by Bill
Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:01 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Trampa deck for freeriding
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

I just learned that crease to crease measurements are the same on both boards. The crease to tip measurement is 1.58" more on the 35 long for a total of 3.16, but I don't see how that would lead to more stability. The holy pro's axle to axle length is 1.19" less and this would presumably mean less s...
by Bill
Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Trampa deck for freeriding
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Thanks Roger. Sounds like the right advice.
by Bill
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Trampa deck for freeriding
Replies: 8
Views: 2130

Trampa deck for freeriding

I'm about to purchase a Trampa brake board for freeriding on 8 to 12 feet wide dirt roads . I'm new to the sport with virtually no skateboarding experience, but of course want to buy a board I'll be happy with in the long run. I understand the 35 Holy Pro and 35 long decks are both suitable and pres...

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