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I think I just stumbled upon an ancient mountainboard.

Post by david0241 » Mon May 06, 2013 10:16 am

So I was looking through good ol' craigslist last night and found one of those multi-item posts that are essentially craigslist garage sales. Listed under it was $40 MBS Mountainboard. Thus of course I emailed the guy asking what line and he answered it had been a long time since he had stepped foot on a mountainboard, so he wasn't sure. I told him to send me some shots to identify it that showed the top and bottom and the trucks. The results... Well, sort of blew my mind. Check this out. Those channel trucks look like some super dated Matrix trucks. I wanna hear some thoughts and maybe get some more information on this thing. My curiosity has spiked.
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Post by LivEviL » Mon May 06, 2013 10:42 am

looks like a MBS GrassHopper
He's no good to me dead.

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Post by david0241 » Mon May 06, 2013 3:05 pm

Hmmm... Well I was thinking to get this guy and give him a new paintjob of my own artistic styling. Is it worth it? Can't really beat $40 dollar mountainboard and I hear some good things about grasshoppers. I assume the previous owner sanded off the old graphics. In doing so, they didn't remove any sort of fiberglass or special coating that are essential did they?

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Post by Mikael » Mon May 06, 2013 7:03 pm

No, this is the kids version of the Grasshopper, called the Cricket. There's a good chance you'll end up breaking it if you jump it, as I think the deck is not as thick.

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Post by Mikael » Mon May 06, 2013 7:05 pm

They may have removed the bottom coating that was there to protect the graphics, but since those are gone, who cares.
If you have lighter people looking into getting started, this will do the trick. Be careful as some of these older boards sometimes come without eggs as the people who bought them are clueless.

Where are you located btw?

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Post by Mikael » Mon May 06, 2013 7:51 pm

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Post by LivEviL » Tue May 07, 2013 7:17 am

If you buy I'd be interested in the hubs
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Post by david0241 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:51 pm

How are the trucks on this thing- strength wise?

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Post by Mikael » Fri May 10, 2013 4:28 pm

They're the original ones. Pretty much indestructible, but heavy, and only one spring position. Which means you should get the harder type of eggs (orange or red). Otherwise you'll have to carve your way through everything. Nothing wrong with that, but sometimes, bombing a hill or straight-lining to hit a jump is fun too.

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Post by david0241 » Sat May 11, 2013 8:08 pm

What do you think about scooping that thing up for $40 and attaching the trucks to a trampa blank? Worthwhile?

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Post by DrSkaCtopus » Sat May 11, 2013 10:18 pm

I'd say that sounds like a good deal then. Throw the trucks on a blank board and you have a backup board if yours dies or you want to get somebody into mountainboarding!

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Post by david0241 » Mon May 13, 2013 2:40 pm

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know if those will fit today's boards like the pro 100? It seems like they would only use the top 4 holes instead of all 6 like the matrix pro, but I could be wrong.

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Post by Mikael » Mon May 13, 2013 3:33 pm

You don't want those trucks dude.
They're fine on an old board to good around or for lightweight beginners, nothing else.

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