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wodin_uk
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Post by wodin_uk » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:56 pm

I'm near Stourbridge so most of my spots are north Worcestershire, South Staffs and I'm looking at Gloucestershire. Notts and Derby would be a bit of a mission after work but its very tempting!

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Post by USFlexboardz » Tue Oct 16, 2012 2:50 pm

I guess this is the place to say, HI.
I am interested in boards and most everything about the boards. I have been riding boards of some type for longer than most of you have been around. Which means I am here, still asking questions and still learning.
Takes abit longer to recover than when I was young, but still recovering. LOL

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Post by McCarver » Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:02 pm

Welcome to the forum!
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Kainn
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Post by Kainn » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:45 pm

Saying hi to everyone , had a look in here and the place seems pretty nice,plus a good
sum of advice as well - which i should have looked up before today's first ride (ever).
No i didn't have patience to buy/wear protection and Yes i do hurt when i sit on the chair now!
Talking about experience coming with age.. Anyone mentioned patience runs out? :)

Have a great summer everyone (or winter ,other hemispherites !)

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Post by Ben » Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:36 am

Lol welcome kainn
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Post by lone_deranger » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:32 am

Hi,
Just thought I should say hello here first. I've been skateboarding since I was a kid in the '80s and started my longboard obsession in the '90s. In my continuing effort not to grow up, now seems the perfect time to start hurting myself on a board off of the asphalt as well:rolleyes:

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pure7865
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Post by pure7865 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:56 pm

Thinking about buying the MBS Pro 100 Leon Robbins mountainboard, I'm new to mountainboarding but not new to board sports, I've skateboarded and longboarded before. Do you think this is a good board for me? I'm about 5 foot 8 maybe I'm not sure...and about 9 stone I think. Thanks
Dan

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pure7865
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Post by pure7865 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:21 am

I checked, I actually am about 5 foot 8 inches, and 9 stones too. I'm better than I thought at guessing.

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WSG7
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Post by WSG7 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:19 pm

its may be too long for you

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pure7865
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Post by pure7865 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 1:34 pm

Well my long board is pretty long, about 40 inches I think, and that is fine for me. Mountain boards are skinnier so I think it should be just about fine, and I am 16 so I should be growing a bit in height so I might grow into it a bit...I hope. I am now thinking about the Tom Kirkman Pro 100 which is new and £550...xD Bit of an up to the price, but the one I was looking at previously was second-hand, so this should be a better choice.
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Dirt rider
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Post by Dirt rider » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:20 pm

Hi every body i am new to this forum and i want to start dirt boarding, i have been skate boarding for a year and want to try dirt boarding. i went on skater hq website and had a look at the boards and was wondering weather it is worth getting the MBS Colt 90 Mountainboard
as a first dirt board

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Post by Ben » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:38 pm

welcome dirt rider.

as you can imagine this question has come up quite a few times before. so i think i can quite safely say that most people recommend not to go for 'cheap' board but you could always look for second hand boards online (quite a few around if you are willing to wait a week or two).

regardless what we need to know in order to help you choose a board:
-height
-weight
-style of riding
-terrain you will be riding in
-age ( incase you have some major growing to do)
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Post by Dirt rider » Sun Nov 24, 2013 3:18 am

hi

i am just over 6 foot, i ride natural stance, terrain will be urban some times mix it up with down hill off roading, and i am just under a 100kg and i am 17

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Post by McCarver » Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:19 am

I say a used Leon Robbins or TK Pro with Orange or Red eggs if you are in the USA, if you are in Europe go with those choices or find you a used trampa with a similar set up.
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Dirt rider
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Post by Dirt rider » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:09 pm

i am in australia and was going to go for a board with spring shocks instead of rubber eggs. I was enther going with trampa or MBS pro 100 or somthing similar

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Dirt rider
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Post by Dirt rider » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:12 pm

if i am 100kg and just over 6 foot what kind of specs should i go for in a trampa deck

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Post by barxx » Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:12 pm

They all got rubber eggs in 'em of some sorts these are your dampers and essential for the trucks work, i know a few who have converted so they don't have springs in though it takes a little kit to do it
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Post by karankasyup » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:01 am

hello and welcome..........McCarver.

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jackinator
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Post by jackinator » Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:07 pm

Hey, I got some Ground Industries raptor bindings, and I'm not sure what to do with the 4 rubber pieces they came with, seems like there should have been 6, and that they should have been the same shape. Can anyone explain this?

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Post by jackinator » Sun Apr 05, 2015 2:26 pm

nevermind

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