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by sir seymour
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Nosno bushings idea, well not really, more common sense
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

also 'stepped' bushings a-la venom eliminators are called 'eliminators' because taht's what they do to your turn... completely.... they suck.
by sir seymour
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Nosno bushings idea, well not really, more common sense
Replies: 14
Views: 2487

most skaters (longboarders) are now riding double barrel bushings. They ride much better in my opinion and i agree with seth's summing up - cones for extreme carving, barrels for everything else. What nosno should do however is experiment with some of the new advanced urethanes for the bushings, tha...
by sir seymour
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Abs ?
Replies: 111
Views: 11706

whatever you do, don't hot weld onto nosno axles (where you pre-heat the whole object - often done to get a better finish). They are tempred to give them their strength so too much heat over the whole axle can reverse this process and after heavy riding you will be left with a banana.
by sir seymour
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Pub
Topic: Good beginners car.
Replies: 59
Views: 2814

JESUS! glad i waited till i was 23 to take my test, even then my first insurance was about £900 on a 1litre 106. 1 year later and the insurance on my pug 806 (MPV/Van 1.9td) is about £650 3rd party f+t with as many old people as named drivers as possible. And they wonder why people drive about witho...
by sir seymour
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Tv
Topic: nosno's own Pete Tathem
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

it's a limitation of all trucks - have them stiff enough so you can carve at high speed and not have nasty wobble death then you will sacrifice some low speed manouverability. That's why snowboarding feels so damn good, you have the best of both worlds because you don't have engineering getting in t...
by sir seymour
Sun Feb 26, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Back again!
Replies: 4
Views: 930

Stick a post up when you're heading to cleeve bud, i'm just down the road. Have to have a chat about caving too, been a few years since i've dragged myself round a muddy hole in the ground. Used to look like morph resurfacing after a session in the forest of dean!
by sir seymour
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: longboard mountain board fusion
Replies: 23
Views: 6661

i'll stick a picture of my fusion board up when i get the chance. It's an old wooden exit deck with big wheel wells cut out, running on randal 180's with 35 degree baseplates to counteract the steepness of the tips. I've got it set up for cruising about on cult 72mm wheels but might stick some bindi...
by sir seymour
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Pub
Topic: Two birds, one stone
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

some of you may remember... dare i say it?! Dad-dy_o or Poi-nde-xter (its broken up because he still searches if im writing about him) but he is one of many i have had to deal with.. and many of you had to deal with him too.. i could go into many a fucked up stories about all that I had some major ...
by sir seymour
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: What?
Replies: 30
Views: 2354

put it somewhere hot, if it goes soft, it's a trampa.
by sir seymour
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Skyway wheels
Replies: 8
Views: 1334

you have to be pretty gentle with the 12's. Get punctures very easily on the rough stuff and have been known to fold in half or just the tyres pop off if you powerslide them. Kinda makes them a brake only wheel although i have seen potter prove differently on several occasions. Sketchy bastard.
by sir seymour
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Rider of the year 2011 - Chad Crow
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

belac wrote:7am - 7pm = i hate being an adult.


dang, you win (well, lose I guess).
by sir seymour
Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Turn radius
Replies: 64
Views: 9877

i'm with you on this BG. While a narrower axle in theory turns 'easier', i much prefer a really wide axle set up really loose/soft. The ride characteristics feel far better for me. Rog, I think toe-in could be a very interesting thing to test. You may stand to gain a lot more gip on your downhill ed...
by sir seymour
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Rider of the year 2011 - Chad Crow
Replies: 14
Views: 1387

know the feeling dude, 07:30-17:30 and dead at the weekends from a week of dragging my arse up trees. When summer comes i'll start shredding the bowl before work so i can be tired from riding on company time instead of tired from work in my own time!
by sir seymour
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Turn radius
Replies: 64
Views: 9877

As josh has already said shorter track (narrower axles) does not have an affect on turning radius. However it does have some other noiceable characteristics. Taken from the randal trucks website as i can't be arsed to write it in my own words! (hanger = axle) : "the width of the hanger doesn't affec...
by sir seymour
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Another NoSno question (sorry)
Replies: 14
Views: 1199

the change in axle postition relative to the bushings moved on the newer composite axles as it resulted in a stiffer deck. The old longer wheelbase, while marginally more stable at speed meant that running wheels smaller than 10" resulted in horrendous amounts of bottoming out. That wasn't a problem...
by sir seymour
Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Board
Replies: 44
Views: 4278

a cheap way of getting a bit more life out of your skate trucks in the mean-time would be to buy some stiffer bushings to put in them. Some cheap khiro bushings such as these would do the job. Probably want around 92a at a guess. You can probably find them cheaper, that was the first site i stumbled...
by sir seymour
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Wheelbases, snowboarding and noSnos.
Replies: 83
Views: 4878

Truck angles work by regulating the amount of turn you get from your truck relative to the lean of the deck. The lower the angle, the less turn you get for your lean making the truck more stable at higher speeds but less manouverable at lower speeds. Axle width also has to be considered with wider a...
by sir seymour
Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:02 am
Forum: Ride Spots
Topic: Any ride spots in south west england??
Replies: 7
Views: 1871

That's a big area! Anywhere more specific? The good thing is there are many. Give us an idea of what you want to ride and how far you want to travel and i can be a bit more helpful.
by sir seymour
Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: favorite deck
Replies: 36
Views: 5093

by sir seymour
Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: ABS Brake setting up and pad replacement
Replies: 15
Views: 1084

i used to rub a bit of roofing tar on the rims of my wheels when i ran maguras on my bike. Gives them a bit more power as they've got a stickier surface to grip on to. Cheap nasty hairspray does the trick too but doesn't last as long.

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