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Old 01-11-2012, 11:21 PM #967
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when advanced slide labds re-opens im going to see if they can make me some tail guads for meh renegade
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:00 AM #968
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:13 PM #969
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i would like to apologize for my younger brother who was filming he is so stupid
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:38 PM #970
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I dont hardwheel so I'm not sure how relevant my input will be, but try keeping more weight over the board. You want to control the board, you dont want it to control you.
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Old 01-15-2012, 09:29 PM #971
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:14 AM #972
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:28 PM #973
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Nice.
I finally got out to use my new Darby! It's my new favorite setup for dh. I have mine set up with 78a cannibals, 50/42 calibers, and a 28'' wb they redrilled for me.





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Old 01-17-2012, 02:57 PM #974
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Are you regular or goofy?.. that deck has interesting features. Looks like a downhill monster though!
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:27 PM #975
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:06 PM #976
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Every asym deck i've seen in person has been setup for regular riders so i've never really gotten a good feel for one. I'd love to spend a little time on a goofy one to see how it feels.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:09 PM #977
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i want to get into downhilling but i really don't have much equipment. i have a ok setup but i dont have any type of full face or leathers. i think i can get away with no leathers but do you think i need a full face?
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Old 01-17-2012, 11:19 PM #979
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Too many photos is a good problem to have if you ask me.

Max: You don't need leathers to get into downhill for sure. As you progress into higher speeds on technical roads later, you may then decide to invest in them. As far as a facefull goes, I do recommend getting facefull if you really do enjoy downhill. While there isn't any really any more downwards force in falling doing dh, you have a much higher amount of lateral energy (such as hitting a guard rail) where the face protection is nice.

That being said, there are lots of options of facefull helmets with a huge difference in price range. Remember that any big smack with your facefull, and it needs to be replaced like any other helmet. So if you have enough money to invest in an awesome facefull like a predator, you might want to hold off for your first facefull.

Common facefull options and relative price ranges:
Bell Drop (no visor) $90-$120
Fulmer ADV ~$150, the guy repping this on silverfish is unclear on his pricing depending on the color/visor
vector m-4 (i have this) $180
Icaro style paragliding helmet $200+
Predator DH-6 (the best option if money is no limit) $325
Sector 9 DH Division $325
Triple 8 New helmet (supposedly coming this spring?) ~$300

Many people start with something like the Bell Drop that is meant for mountain biking but they are generally heavier than most of these other options, but are plenty safe (safer than most). Any that don't come with a visor, many mods are out there to make one for them.

Hope this breaks it down for you, but if you start reaching speeds you feel a facefull is necessary then it's a great investment. Some people dh 50mph with halfshells and others *mild* dh 25mph with a facefull. It's all preference. It's also your face. I almost wish this post was for the fish because it feels rep worthy typing out all the pricing

Edit: just deciding I'm going to compile a list like this with relative prices on the fish and make a new thread there. I was always frustrated trying to figure out where people were getting all these facefull helmets from when I first tried looking into it. I'll link to the thread here once I get it made there and it will hopefully have better structure than this post.

Double Edit: http://www.silverfishlongboarding.co...mpilation.html

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Old 01-18-2012, 01:52 AM #980
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Good post. I have friends that use halfshells for everything and plenty of others that use fullfaces. I personally use my predator for dh and a halfshell for freeride.

I recommend a fullface for DH because it will help build your confidence which improves your skating. Visors are nice too but not necessary. If money is an issue, definitely go with a bell drop. You can find them as low as $50 online.



As far as leathers go, they are another thing that improves confidence and in turn helps improve your skating. I picked mine up very cheap on ebay, and they have done me a ton of good. When I'm wearing my leathers I feel like I can push myself much harder without fear of falling, and if I do make a mistake and fall hard I can get right back up and keep skating and improving. Without leathers sometimes that's not so easy.
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:19 PM #981
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****ing dawt pb4l, the confidence that you won't get shredded in a slight mistep or slide out works wonders on improving my skating. Thats the reason I like wearing my leathers and full face on technical hills that aren't even that fast, I just perform better.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:01 PM #982
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Yeah I feel ya. I try to skate GMR anywhere from 1-3 times a week and having my leathers helps so much. Even though I dont go down that often anymore, I can push myself hard on every corner and not have to worry about paying with skin for a mistake. Also I love them for races no matter how fast, because I wont be afraid to make that sketchy inside pass which could make or break a heat.
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Old 01-18-2012, 08:28 PM #983
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just got 70mm 78a bustin swift freerides today. they are sick. pretty buttery, a tad bit icy with some grip
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:00 PM #984
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edit edit: i just got some flywheels
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Old 01-21-2012, 01:05 PM #985
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Hahaha nice kicks.


I had the chance to skate Malibu again yesterday, suuuuper fun. Here's a little edit from footage of the mellower hills

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Old 01-22-2012, 06:54 PM #986
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ASL sent me new pucks from there new line if its dry tomorrow i will try them maybe right now. idk im tiered i was DHing/ pushing for 3 hours today
edit: the new asl pucks are sick they are smaller and the perfect size and slide
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