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MT11
03-23-2012, 10:41 AM
Was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a longboard? I am looking for something in the 16" to 24" range and not outrageously expensive. Seems like there are a number of options and did not know if any were much better than others. Thanks


GCC
03-23-2012, 10:50 AM
3M makes some rigid and flexible ones, I think in the 30in range. Prolly your best buy for the money. I have them and Flexicats, they both serve their purpose well. You can even make your own......

shoes
03-23-2012, 10:59 AM
I too like the 3m with the velcro paper. The continuous molded handle is nice.


MT11
03-23-2012, 11:08 AM
Thanks for the input guys, I had been looking at the 3M so I think thats the route I'll end up going.

On a side note, GCC thats a great looking build you got going. Can't wait to see her finished.

coores14
03-23-2012, 11:57 AM
a 16 to 24" longboard?!!
how are you supposed to hang ten on something that small?!! ;)
give me a 9'0" Stewart any day.

chaco
03-23-2012, 12:03 PM
Coores is spot on with this one. I favor my 10'-0" Bing Silverspoon these days. I think 30" hardly qualifies for longboarding.

cjd
03-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Headed to nags head on the first with a "new to me" Channin 10'-0". looks pretty but we need too see how she rides. if that fails it down to the Frierson or the Infinity. Potato chips at 9'-6"

I guess if I dropped a couple lbs. I would consider a 24". I figure 210 lbs would do it

starmonk
03-23-2012, 12:30 PM
Headed to nags head on the first with a "new to me" Channin 10'-0". looks pretty but we need too see how she rides. if that fails it down to the Frierson or the Infinity. Potato chips at 9'-6"

I guess if I dropped a couple lbs. I would consider a 24". I figure 210 lbs would do it


Hang way further out with a 10' than a 24" and listen to em complainin as you glide by.

cobia23
03-23-2012, 12:36 PM
I've been using K-Block's from TCP Global. There are a bunch of models to choose from and they are relatively inexpensive.

hdsurfer
03-23-2012, 03:46 PM
Robert August 9.0 Robert August wingnutt model 9.0

From the Helm
03-23-2012, 04:34 PM
Chuck Barfoot 42" with Revenge Trucks, way smoother than the Sector 9 but 2x the price

chaco
03-23-2012, 04:58 PM
Chuck Barfoot 42" with Revenge Trucks, way smoother than the Sector 9 but 2x the price

Ah, FTH, very good.
I have the 64" Iguana by Jam Longboards. I don't get on it much any more, as my age in years is slowly converging on it's length in inches!

It's nice that someone brought up longboards. Good stuff.
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Bly
03-23-2012, 05:07 PM
Thanks for the input guys, I had been looking at the 3M so I think thats the route I'll end up going.

On a side note, GCC thats a great looking build you got going. Can't wait to see her finished.

I even have one with 3 metal rods that are removable for sanding a flair. I am in SJ and it is time to give up the long boards. I can tell you there is a couple of joel Tudors in my garage but those boards are not for sale.

cjd
03-23-2012, 06:50 PM
i even have one with 3 metal rods that are removable for sanding a flair. I am in sj and it is time to give up the long boards. I can tell you there is a couple of joel tudors in my garage but those boards are not for sale.

never time to give up the longboards



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