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by sir seymour
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:59 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: how important are brakes?
Replies: 20
Views: 4158

very nice bit of engineering that. Why is it that a cnc'd lump of metal seems to do something 'special' inside? not quite that kind of 'special' but there's always a definite tingle somewhere.
by sir seymour
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Alpine Braking Systems - A Full Review (Actually a full review)
Replies: 112
Views: 14564

if you brake them again (no pun intended) then it is worth investing in a longer length of goodrich steel braided hose when you have them rebuilt. I've not had any leaks after 7 years with my nosno system. Dave at nosno may be able to do the repair with steel hose for you too (he's not far off the b...
by sir seymour
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: mixing tires
Replies: 17
Views: 1760

for short cropped grass (cleeve hill in the summer) i love 8" alphas. The rounded profile gives a really nice predictable drift. They are pretty shit in the wet though. Usually run t3's on my brake board or nosno 10" if the going is really rough. Strikers go like shit off a shovel on tarmac though s...
by sir seymour
Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: dirt scooters
Replies: 48
Views: 9340

I found my calling and it has four wheels and wont make me look like a goof ball. There is a huge scooter seen in Utah.....some go big and have some crazy inverted tricks....but they just cant hang in the long run. Toy VS sport.....ill take the real sport insted of a joy ride on a toy any day of th...
by sir seymour
Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:34 am
Forum: Ride Spots
Topic: The Culture and Festivals of Kerala
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Wow, please, tell me more..
by sir seymour
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: The Shed
Topic: drilling holes mid board?
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

keep an eye on ebay, nosno's often go for peanuts second hand when they come up.
by sir seymour
Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: motorbike towing
Replies: 2
Views: 1028

firstly, yes get a helmet, brain injuries are shit. As for board set up, some stiffer egg shocks (the rubbers inside the springs) will help as i don't think your board will have adjustment screws. Trampa dampas would probably be your best bet but couldn't say which as i've not ridden channel trucks ...
by sir seymour
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Polyurethane noSno bushings!
Replies: 20
Views: 3559

god knows on a nosno truck setup. Really couldn't say what duro would work well with a 4-bushing truck which operates completely differently to a skate truck. If you can find someone with a durometer (maybe the urethane guys?) then you could measure a medium nosno bushing and go from there. On the r...
by sir seymour
Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Polyurethane noSno bushings!
Replies: 20
Views: 3559

Have a chat with the guy about how different dyes may affect rebound properties. Although this problem seems to be sorted in recent skate wheels and bushings, a few years back if you got the wrong colour you got a product that handled like poo. Black wheels have always had lower rebound, with bright...
by sir seymour
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Half way from volcano to board.
Replies: 128
Views: 15460

belac wrote:if its bushing rubber your after then maybe ann summers rejects bin.:p
we used to have staffys and they would eat thru every shop toy we'd buy them within minutes.


Thought you'd been buying your dogs the wrong type of toy for a moment there! Use more lube, they can't get a good grip.
by sir seymour
Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Nosno bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

exactly, you got it. If you can surf then handling a nosno is no bother! A much easier beast to ride.
by sir seymour
Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Nosno bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

i love my composites. Way more damping over rough terrain and the flex really helps all 4 wheels stay on the ground for more of the time. I find i can lean a lot further into a corner without things starting to feel twitchy. I've not really ridden them without full bindings so couldn't really commen...
by sir seymour
Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Nosno bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

yes, you will have much less leverage, alloy axles also give less leverage than the composites and the lack of flex makes them more prone to wheel lift with hard bushings. If the wheels are lifting then you will have less grip. You also have less leverage on the toe-side with soft bindings although ...
by sir seymour
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:00 am
Forum: Gear for sale + Wanted
Topic: Gear for Sale
Replies: 15
Views: 1472

mbsrider wrote:Mbs confessed that the board they sent me was messed up in the factory.


Confessed?? It's a quality control issue between them and their factory, not a conspiracy.
by sir seymour
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: The Shed
Topic: Nosno bushes
Replies: 14
Views: 1706

i use hards and don't tighten them down very much at all. That means you keep a greater range of turn rather than using a softer bushing cranked down. That's riding snowboard boots and bindings with composite axles and 8-10" wheels. I rode a half mountain run with potter who was on a freeride freest...
by sir seymour
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Pub
Topic: More issues with washers
Replies: 2
Views: 473

i am currently having trouble with my skateboard washers. See the problem is i prefer the feel of countersunk bolts, preferably torx, while skating due to the lack of feel thus making more of the deck useable. However, the shape of the countersunk head causes more stress to the deck potentially caus...
by sir seymour
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Surfing Dirt Main Forum
Topic: Worst Day Ever! Pro 95 Came Messed Up :(
Replies: 41
Views: 5146

I agree with the gentleman above. Wouldn't touch scrub with a shitty stick, and i live 30mins away from the UK distributor.
by sir seymour
Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Surfing Dirt Tv
Topic: down hill israel
Replies: 7
Views: 1169

nice run, bet the water ruts will get interesting in the winter! As for gopro mounting, if you have it anywhere below your knees it's gonna shake a lot, not that it's always a bad thing! The only way i can think of getting smoother shots is helmet mount, pole cam, or back-pack pole cam. There are so...
by sir seymour
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:55 am
Forum: Newbie Q&A
Topic: Do you use a leash?
Replies: 13
Views: 1199

If you are riding without a full binding (heelstraps, snowboard or noSno soft) you should always use a leash. One of the bristol riders was hit in the ankle by a runaway board a few years ago. Crutches for well over 6 months and a very slow and incomplete recovery. I wouldn't wish that on anybody.
by sir seymour
Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Ride Spots
Topic: New local bike track, looks fairly promising.
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

definitely potential. Nothing 10's (at about 10psi) couldn't handle. Snowboard boots boots, bindings and LEAN will get you through those berms no trouble. Gradient is a difficult one to judge as gopro's and other fish eye cameras make everything look flat. If it's a goer i will be up for a ride at s...

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