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Old 04-05-2012, 01:39 PM #1261
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Been trying to squeeze in as much skating as I can even though im super busy with school right now. Ended up staying up til like 2am last night finishing hw because i had like a 3 hour night time skate sesh with some buddys who drove down to skate my local runs. Its all about priorities ahaha
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:56 PM #1262
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:20 PM #1263
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Been trying to squeeze in as much skating as I can even though im super busy with school right now. Ended up staying up til like 2am last night finishing hw because i had like a 3 hour night time skate sesh with some buddys who drove down to skate my local runs. Its all about priorities ahaha
Prioritize! Prioritize! haha

Studying/homework, sleep, and food hold the highest priority in my book!
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:15 PM #1264
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Prioritize indeed! Hopefully in the next month or so I can share with you guys what I've been so busy with. Maybe by that time my favorite mountain road will be skateable again :crossesfingers:
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:27 PM #1265
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I'm very stoked to see what you post.
I always love watching videos of other people skating and whatnot... Regardless of their abilities. Makes me happy. Longboarding is awesome.


So I get a 2012 Wolfshark very soon!! Probably within a week or two soon!!!!
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:02 PM #1266
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Jumped on a basically new NJK suit a local was selling yesterday. Fits me nearly perfectly and it was an absolute steal. Got the chance to skate some mountain runs today with it and dangggggggggggg do custom tight fitting leathers make a difference
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:25 AM #1267
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:20 AM #1268
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Just because i haven't posted in a while. Just found this run a few days ago and that was my FIRST run...flat spotted those wheels on the 2nd coleman i think. so the rest of the run kind of sucked..still trying to get it out.

Oh yeah...There's the chopped Ethos to =]
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:26 AM #1269
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I'm very stoked to see what you post.
I always love watching videos of other people skating and whatnot... Regardless of their abilities. Makes me happy. Longboarding is awesome.


So I get a 2012 Wolfshark very soon!! Probably within a week or two soon!!!!
Sorry for the double post, But definitellllly let me know what you think of it after a few days/weeks of riding. After purchasing this ethos. I see myself sticking to bigger tub concave's/bigger wider topmounts because of my height an shoe size. Even though this things only 34" with a smaller wheelbase I ****ing love it.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:11 AM #1270
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Not the greatest pic ever, but heres me out in front from a race today. Ending up getting 3rd





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heres another one from a sesh in the mountains on friday.


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Old 04-09-2012, 07:54 PM #1271
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:11 PM #1272
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I've heard they were having issues with the urethane popping off the core
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Old 04-10-2012, 11:26 AM #1274
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Are topmount speedboards any faster than a double drop? Or is it more for maneuverability? Sorry if noob question, have not owned either.
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:01 PM #1275
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Mostly maneuverability. Speed will depend way more on the rider's tuck than a board. Topmounts are more responsive due to the geometry of the board in relation to the trucks. They also have more grip assuming all things equal.

If you like the feeling of a double drop, or just drop decks in general, you can still set them up with grippy wheels to have cornering ability. I personally think a double-drop for dh is a bit much, but many people do use drop decks.

Edit: PB4L are you riding a Seacow or Seacalf? I just set up my Darby to the 26''wb instead of 28'' and want to try it out. My front foot will be right over the trucks now as opposed to just behind.

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Old 04-10-2012, 12:46 PM #1276
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Are topmount speedboards any faster than a double drop? Or is it more for maneuverability? Sorry if noob question, have not owned either.
They have more control/maneuverability. No board is ever faster than another, but a topmount could make you faster on a technical course due to having more control.

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Mostly maneuverability. Speed will depend way more on the rider's tuck than a board. Topmounts are more responsive due to the geometry of the board in relation to the trucks. They also have more grip assuming all things equal.

If you like the feeling of a double drop, or just drop decks in general, you can still set them up with grippy wheels to have cornering ability. I personally think a double-drop for dh is a bit much, but many people do use drop decks.

Edit: PB4L are you riding a Seacow or Seacalf? I just set up my Darby to the 26''wb instead of 28'' and want to try it out. My front foot will be right over the trucks now as opposed to just behind.
I'm on a Sea Calf, although it looks like I'll be on a GMR Tucker within the week (getting flowed one by the company owner ). The calf wheelbase is 26.5" and I love it. I have it setup with a RB toestop so my foot sits over the the back set of front bolts and it feels unbelievably stable and responsive. Standing over the trucks is definitely the way to go.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:46 PM #1277
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Ok I moved my Darby's wb to 26'' and took a few "runs" on the small hill outside my house (we're talking 30mph tops). It felt ok but I realized I didn't know where to put my foot in relation to the new bolt holes, so I decided to make my own toe stop and see how it feels.

Disclaimer: This toe stop also trolls the paintball world, Bwing style

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Hahahaha nice. I prefer to stand just over the back set of front mounting holes, with the toestop about 3/4 of the way from the front set to the back set.


Here's my new ride courtesy of the nice gentleman in charge of gmr/ronin

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Old 04-13-2012, 02:53 AM #1279
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Hey folks, new to the forum as I am just getting back into pb after an 8 year absence. Me and my buddies have a longboarding team that tours around the country filming rondomness. Haven't put much downhill on camera yet but weve got a fun channel if you guys wanna check us out. Let me know what you guys think.http://youtu.be/Vv8yiyxP4Qo
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Ok, so here's my first impression of the LY Wolfshark:

First, my "specs"

6' 3"
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Previous boards: Arbir Koa Pin, BC Eel
This is my first topmount/freeride/dh board

My board's setup:
LY Wolfshark
Munkae Stealths (I forgot how many degrees)
SHR bushings (barrel on board side/cone on street side)
74mm 78a raceforms
5/16" Khiro risers (otherwise I would get wheelbite)
Reds Bearings w/ spacers
Stock jessup (sp?) grip tape

First impression:
Dear God!!!! This board is incredibly smooth!!! The mellow w concave hugs your feet when you tuck and feels just right. I tried it out on this one hill here in Tucson (~25-30mph) and I've never had so much fun going down that hill than with this board, granted I don't have much experience yet. All of my experienced friends reaffirmed what I essentially thought, though. The gas pedals also feel nice and comfy when you want ro pull off some standies.

The only downside I came across with this board is that I would get pretty bad wheel bite without the 5/16" riser. Although that could be because I'm not exactly a light guy. Also, I haven't tuned my setup with bushings, washers, etc. so I might be able to find an appropriate setup with lower risers and still not get wheel bite. Another thing to note is that Munkae trucks are infamous for wheel bite, according to my friends. Regardless, the ride felt amazing with those trucks. So yeah, I'll let you guys know more about it as I go on riding it if you'd like.

I fell in love with this board!
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