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Post by Coldflamer » Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:48 pm

So I live in Omaha Nebraska and not very many people Mountain Board here. I just picked up a MBS Colt 95x from a local skate shop that ordered it in for me and they had no Idea on what to tell me Tip wise or like what I should change. So I unpackaged it and I rode it down some small grass hills at the park I live close to and I snowboard so I wasn't totally a mess but I wanted to know if the 3 part velcro straps are what people normally use and I had some trouble pumping up the tires. So If the members of this forum could give me some riding tips. Board Maintenance would also be a good to know.

P.S. if there are any boarders that live around Omaha NE and were willing to meet up that'd be awesome.

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Post by The 6th degree » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:06 am

Hi man - here are a few links on board maintenance that you might find usefule:
http://the-dirt-box.blogspot.com/2011/03/mountainboard-maintenance-beginners.html
http://www.mountainboarding.uk.com/mountainboarding-articles-nuts-and-bolts.html
http://www.mountainboard.net/index.php/category/how-to/board-maintenance/

Most riders with that board will have MBS F3 or F4 bindings (http://shop.mbs.com/mountainboard-parts/bindings.html).

Don't know what to suggest about pumping up tyres - should be as easy as pumping up bike tyres...is you pump working or is there dirt in the tyre valves?

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Post by Coldflamer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:58 am

Well it's hard to fit the head of the pump around the nozzle because the space it's nestled in is too narrow.

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Post by indigo_wolf » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:29 am

Coldflamer wrote:Well it's hard to fit the head of the pump around the nozzle because the space it's nestled in is too narrow.


Most mountain board inner tubes have a right angle schrader valve.

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Does yours?

Is the connector on your air pump really large?

If the scrhader head is unusually large:

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or the head is connected directly to the pump body:

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In either case, I can see where you might have problems.

I use a pump with a hose and a threaded Schrader head, so it can generally fit between most spokes.

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ATB,
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Post by Coldflamer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:05 am

I actually have a couple more questions.

What sort of shoe should be worn.

Can/Should I use metal L brackets on my F2 velcro bindings

What are the best things to work on (technique wise) when beginning.

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Post by Tom's 180's » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:30 am

Coldflamer wrote:I actually have a couple more questions.

What sort of shoe should be worn.

Can/Should I use metal L brackets on my F2 velcro bindings

What are the best things to work on (technique wise) when beginning.


Flat soled shoes that are tight to your foot but comfortable. (I'd say anyway!)

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Post by Ian@KentATB » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:18 pm

Shoes are personal preference. Some prefer a skate shoe. I personally like hiking boots.
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Post by Wyoming Adrenaline Junkie » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:41 pm

omaha? is it rural omaha? is there hills around there? got any pictures?

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Post by Coldflamer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:55 pm

Well there's some small rolling hills and there are some Bluffs which are like old sand dunes that formed into hills or what ever. But I haven't found anybody out here that boards.

Any whey I practiced skating today, and I was wondering if it was a bad habit to like not put my back foot into the binding right away. I just put my foot on the middle part without any grip.

I've also just been using like tennis/running shoes

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Post by Wyoming Adrenaline Junkie » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:31 pm

yeah im sure with the bindings your using it shouldnt matter that much either, with my snowboard bindings i have to have big boots like surrells on or snowboard boots, i was going to buy some kid bindings but didnt have the money.

sounds like really good mountain boarding terrain though.

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Post by Coldflamer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:47 pm

what are the differences between snowboarding handling and ATB handling?

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