yo so i just started getting into boarding and up until now ive been riding my friends boards but now that im out of school i want my own.
I'd probably like to buy a complete since this seems way easier
so do any of you guys with experience with this have reccomendations as to good boards that wont destroy my wallet?
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lol im pretty sure surf 66 is only in montreal, i have a chocolate board and its pretty sick, i like it a lot because its heavier and has more pop, i had a habitat before which was lighter, wider and less pop but was a good board, before those had a flip and a blind which were somewhat good but so far my favorite deck has been my chocolate
I hate to say this but i am an element board fan mainly Bams boards. He has a really wide board and i mainly skate mini pipe so its a good cruiser
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check out a bunch of decks by standing on them to feel the shape. you might not know what to look for but as you ride more you'll know what feels good. for trucks i recommend indys or thunders. a good average wheel size is 52mm. as you skate more you can try out different setups to find out what works best for you.
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truth... i've been skating for about 8 years now and the only boards that i have truly bought in the last 5 have been mini logos. all boards break, and all decent boards have pop, why spend $20 extra for something that only lasts a month.
zoo york, indy trucks, ricta wheels, any grip tape, for a beginner... any abec 3 or 5 bearing pretty much
dont get riser pads or any of that crap
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I'm a big Deluxe board rider myself! Real and Krooked decks have such a nice shape to them. Although I just bought a Creature deck because I wanted to try something different. A lot of bowl riders here in Santa Cruz ride Creature. I can always go back to a Deluxe board if I dont like the Creature.
If you want a cheap but sick setup, get a blank deck/Powell mini-logo, blank store wheels, and venture superlight lows. Spend all the rest of your money on some sick bearings, basically the only part of your setup worth dropping a lot of cash on. I've been skating bones swiss for like 6 years and I love them to death.
Don't buy a deck online. Go to your local skateshop and ask the guy to help you. Decks are not like skis, THEY ARE ALL THE SAME (yes there a few boards I can name that have a weird construction feature too them but honestly all boards are the same) the only difference is the size - length and width. If you are a big guy you need a larger board, if your on the smaller one, get a smaller board. But ask the guy for help, ask him to explain the difference between decks, trucks, and wheels. And then he will make it really easy for you to pick out a skateboard setup and he will make it for you (get the good grip tape not the gay colored ones).
For a beginner, the differences between products won't matter, but you might as well go to a shop so he can put it together.
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