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Post by pure7865 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:09 am

And now I'm considering spending way more (£500+) On the Tom Kirkman version, not second-hand. This is quite annoying xD I would have that money to spend but I'm not sure if I should.
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Post by Gaz » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:10 pm

Its up to you really but i would try a comp 90 or 95 first it might suit your height and weight a bit better.

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Post by pure7865 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:01 pm

I'm now thinking about buying a new Pro 100 instead, built to Tom Kirkman's specifications. The price is £550 so a bit of an increase there, but I do have the money to cover it so if you guys think it might be a good board for me then I'll get it. I mean I'll probably get it anyway, but you know, advice and stuff...xD

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Post by Mikael » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:15 pm

Please please get the new TK, I'm begging you.

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Post by pure7865 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:20 am

Only just realised now that the reason no one had replied was because your replies were on the next page...feel a bit stupid now for not realising to change the page. And okay the Mikael, I really would like to get the TK board, I mean it looks awesome and it's the top end of Mountainboarding which is where I like to start.
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Post by pure7865 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 12:22 am

And yeah I sent the message about buying the TK board twice because I didn't think it had worked the first time...

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Post by Jasper » Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:43 am

either boards will suit you great, the pro 100s are pretty solid so even a second hand one will tend to be in good nick and its a good site to buy second hand gear off.

equally a nice new pro 100 is a lovely thing to have, and everyone likes getting new gear, but it is £300 more. at the end of the day, if you have the cash to splash, then go new, if not, buy 2nd hand
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Post by Ben » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:05 am

have you got a decent helmet and pads? if not then those are thing you definitely should get new...
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Post by pure7865 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:15 am

Ben wrote:have you got a decent helmet and pads?


No...and honestly I don't intend to get any, I mean I am a relatively safe person, don't land badly from things...like trampolining, so I'm not going to. I'll go without and if I hurt myself then you guys can all say: "I told you so." Hopefully that won't happen though.
I have £600, the problem is persuading my mother to let me buy it...xD A daunting task I know.
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Post by pure7865 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:16 am

I might consider getting the one for £200 the Leon Robbins one, especially if you guys think buying it second hand would be fine. Otherwise I'll probably stick to persuading my mother.
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Post by Chedder » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:20 am

more fool you on the pad front mate! even if you do play it relatively safe, like i do, chucking a lid and some pads on gives me so much more confidence and makes it 100 times more fun.

Also some mountain boarding centers wont let you on the hill without the gear, i know Ride the hill near me dosent.

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Post by Jasper » Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:44 pm

no center will let you ride without a lid at the very least.

weather u tend to fall well or badly, its still a good idea to stick a lid on.

I rarely hit my head skateboarding, but on a mountain board its all to easy to fall, keep your head up and still slide your head in to a rock or tree.

plus if you catch your toe edge, its pretty easy to fall on your knees and there is no escaping smashed knees.
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Post by pure7865 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:39 am

Jasper wrote:slide your head in to a rock or tree.

plus if you catch your toe edge, its pretty easy to fall on your knees and there is no escaping smashed knees.

Well then, these are the things keeping me from falling over badly. I don't intend to go to Ride The Hill for a while at least, and when I do I'll probably rent some pads. I honestly enjoy things less when I have to wear protective gear. For example, when I went trampolining I taught myself almost everything with no mats or anything, I taught myself to double somersault (Back and front) without even a rig. The edge of danger is fun, I just know that I can't mess up without hurting myself badly, so that stops me a lot of the time from landing badly when I do things like that and long/skateboarding.
Thanks for your concern guys xD The second-hand board should be arriving just after 3:00pm today, I can't wait!
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Post by pure7865 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:40 am

Chedder wrote:more fool you on the pad front mate! even if you do play it relatively safe, like i do.

Oh trust me, I do not intend to play it safe in the slightest, maybe for the first couple of runs, but after that I intend to try out some hard tricks and see how they turn out xD That's how I do things.
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Post by Brennig » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:53 am

Just make sure this doesnt turn Ito the classic case of, kid buys the best board, rides it three times, breaks his leg, never rides again, board lives in solitude in the shed.

The thought of a TK Pro acting as a web collector keeps me up at night.
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Post by Ben » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:16 am

how old are you pure?
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Post by pure7865 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:16 am

I'm 16 Ben. Brennig, I try pretty hard to avoid being classic, I like being different...I know this isn't really what you meant, but I do intend to ride it quite often. Though I'm just starting Sixth Form, so that will come first if I want some good grades. But yeah I will try not to hurt myself or never ride it.
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Post by pure7865 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:18 am

By the way, I actually have the board now, I decided to buy the second-hand Leon Robbins one. I'm pretty happy with it too, it came to me pretty muddied up today at about 3:00pm so I spent about an hour hosing the tyres down and scrubbing the deck a bit, it looks much nicer now. I'm definitely happy with my choice.
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Post by Ben » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:34 am

cool congrats! but as we always say round here, 'pictures or it didnt happen' ;P
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Post by pure7865 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:41 pm

What would you guys recommend me cleaning the bearings with? Are Abec-5 bearings the standard ones that most mountain boards come with? If I used oil would they be okay for me? I will try and get some pictures up some time soon, but you'll have to tell me how.
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