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Post by walker » Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:11 pm

Hi nick welcome ,there's loads of info on here and a good place to learn
Happy Riding

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Post by buggley » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:08 pm

hello and welcom
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Post by Nick » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:20 am

Thanks for the warm welcome guys, it's nice to see so many replies.

If the brake on the Comp 95X is useless and I should really be riding without it anyway, is it removable or would I possibly be better off buying the Comp 95 and replacing the wheel/tyres for larger ones?

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Post by ade_mcc » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:07 am

Hey Nick, can't tell you ultimately what's best, but to help you decide:
Brake is removable.
MBS V5 Brakes are semi-regularly for sale second hand ~£30
Efficiency of MBS V5 Brakes is debatable both good and bad.
Cost of going 8" -> 9" tyres if you have the hubs already is ~£50 for T2s without innertubes or ~£60 for Primo Strikers with innertubes. ATBShop Prices
Innertubes are approx £5 each.
Hope this helps!

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Post by Nick » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:56 am

Cheers mate,

Comp 95X it is then, when ATB get some in stock.

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Post by Doc75 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:00 am

Just wanted to drop by and say hi. I'm looking to buy a mountainboard over the next few months, still got some research to do, but think I have pretty much decided what setup I will be going for.

I'm hoping to get onto some grass downhills and some good forest trails. Also looking to use it with the dog!!

Before joining I already had a good look around the web for as much info as I could find. Now just need to look further into a few other things, which I will try and post my questions in the appropriate areas of your forum!

Thanks,

Andy

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Post by hens162 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:25 am

Doc75 wrote:Just wanted to drop by and say hi. I'm looking to buy a mountainboard over the next few months, still got some research to do, but think I have pretty much decided what setup I will be going for.

I'm hoping to get onto some grass downhills and some good forest trails. Also looking to use it with the dog!!

Before joining I already had a good look around the web for as much info as I could find. Now just need to look further into a few other things, which I will try and post my questions in the appropriate areas of your forum!

Thanks,

Andy

What dog do you have?
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Post by Doc75 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:28 am

It's my neighbours dog, that I walk all the time. It's a pointer lab cross, it's a bit like a bigger version of the Alaskan Husky Hound type dogs.

Looking for ways to be able to exercise her better, and have some serious fun too!

Just busy trying to find a thread about brakes as this is something I would seriously be looking to add to a board for when doing this.

Andy

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Post by hens162 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:09 pm

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Post by The 6th degree » Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:34 pm

Doc75 wrote:It's my neighbours dog, that I walk all the time. It's a pointer lab cross, it's a bit like a bigger version of the Alaskan Husky Hound type dogs.

Looking for ways to be able to exercise her better, and have some serious fun too!

Just busy trying to find a thread about brakes as this is something I would seriously be looking to add to a board for when doing this.

Andy

Just ask if you want any advice - there's lots ok knowledge round here. Also you could try dropping the ATBA an email - http://www.atbauk.org/contact.html

They have a regional rep in the north east and you might be able to have a go on a board or two to get a feeling for what you like.

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Post by Doc75 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:03 pm

That would be cool to be able to actually try different boards before going out spending money on one! I didn't know that ATBA had a north east rep!

I used to skateboard years ago, and I always used to skate with a real stiff setup compared to some of my mates. So that is what I was looking for in a mountainboard. Being 5' 11" I think a long board is the way to go for what I will probably be using it for, and like I say, I'd prefer a stiff board too.

I have heard MBS will soon be releasing a new Tom Kirkman board, so I am interested to see what that looks like.

The only problem I have found looking at boards online in the UK is the price, I checked out a few places in the States and you can save a fortune, as long as customs don't hit you hard.

Cheers,

Andy

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Post by Jasper » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:05 pm

you can save a fortune on ebay. Go for a mbs comp16 as they seem to constantly pop up and are reliably good.
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Hey there, Newbie on the block

Post by TKDwhimp » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:27 am

Hey guys, I have just got into mountainboarding. My real name is Tom, I first mountainboarded when I was 12, did it again in Bideford as a 16th bday present and want to get into it soon. I managed 180s in the first hour, but I am not sure if that counts as more than beginner?!

Anyways, that's my piece said

PS: I live in exeter area, uk, any one nearby? If so, please talk

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Post by The 6th degree » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:50 am

Hi Tom - welcome to the forum!

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Post by TKDwhimp » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:58 am

Thanks Chris, just wondering what kind of board would you recommend for me, 170cm and 60kg? I have a budget of around £350, most probably freestyle riding

Thanks again Chris

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Post by The 6th degree » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:52 am

No worries. To be honest, I am more of a downhill/freerider and never do anything that remotely resembles freestyle (I ride a 14kg NoSno).

I am sure the other guys on here will give you freestyle advice, but I would probably be looking at an MBS Pro 95 or Pro 100 - or a nice Trampa. They are just a bit outside of your budget new - but you should be able to pick up a secondhand one for that price.

Alternatively - look on eBay for a comp 16 - they are about £150 but a great all round board.

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Post by TKDwhimp » Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:57 am

Thanks, I'll check them out and ask around

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Post by wodin_uk » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:20 pm

Hi folks, just joined but I've been reading for a while. I've got into the boarding thing recently and am keen to get into some more ambitious freeride and some kite stuff. Any advice gratefully accepted! I'm in the Midlands so if anyone could recommend some decent sites...

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Post by Jasper » Tue Aug 28, 2012 2:30 pm

wodin_uk wrote:Hi folks, just joined but I've been reading for a while. I've got into the boarding thing recently and am keen to get into some more ambitious freeride and some kite stuff. Any advice gratefully accepted! I'm in the Midlands so if anyone could recommend some decent sites...


sign up to these mate for meets. The derby one is really a midlands one, so sign up. Also darley abbey, every monday evening theres a session if u want to meet some other riders. As for decent freeride, hemlock stone, allestree park, felley woods. All rather notts and derby centric, but thats what i know :)

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http://www.facebook.com/groups/96530509315/

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Post by The 6th degree » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:06 pm

Where in West Midlands? I'm North West and there are some guys in the Macclesfield and Chester area.

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