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sweet rail idea

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Post by Ben » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:53 pm

think ive seen these in council estates and schools in the uk.
i take it you mean so sliding on? im not sure it would be good for grinds...too soft
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Post by WSG7 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:39 pm

yeah defo slides

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Post by belac » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:27 pm

Back in the day alot of the skate spots down on the south coast where i lived had big long solid lumps of plastic we called liquorish sticks. 200mm wide 300 high and about 5m long. They where amazing to grind with a bit of speed you could easily hit the whole length. Board slides were more dodgy as they were frictionless so you'd end up on your arse alot.

I think it was the wise old yogi sage of knock hill that said you can grind anything. So i say build one and find out.

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Post by Ben » Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:57 pm

belac wrote: you can grind anything.


i dont like to be negative but i disagree with this
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Post by Roger knockhill » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:34 am

put enuf lube on it and you can grind anything ! benches are wood and they slide, kerbs are concrete and they slide, rails are metal and they slide, i havent tried glass, but i have jibbed a bale of waste paper, that recycled plastic stuff would be great to build with and last for ages, oh yeah i tried ice too, it dont grind :(
ben do you put wax on your trucks ? put a shovel load on and go fast :D

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Post by Ben » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:56 am

Roger knockhill wrote: ben do you put wax on your trucks ? put a shovel load on and go fast :D


that used to work a treat in chilly England but in Israel...melty melty waxy. anything you leave outside during the day will get to 40-50C in no time..especially in the sun. wax is pretty useless here...

but yeah speed is the key! but still our trucks are hard as hell but what we grind has to be at least tough or the trucks just dig in on contact (even with an acute angle of approach)
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Post by Jasper » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:02 am

yeah think iv skated those before, with wax they slide. Also some kurbs are made of plastic and theyre pretty good.
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Post by Roger knockhill » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:27 am

yeah you got me on that one, back in the day we used to use a plastic clip on thing on our skateboard trucks, i wonder if its doable on a bigger scale, like a bit of pipe cut and opened up to fit on ? hmmm ideas coming





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Post by Ben » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:02 pm

Roger knockhill wrote: a bit of pipe cut and opened up to fit on ? hmmm ideas coming


now thats a sweet rail idea :)
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