Comments for Riding Boards https://www.ridingboards.com Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:24:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Big Kahuna https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-144 Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:24:09 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-144 Hey Nils, I’m a surfer as well, each of the three have a different feel primarily based on how loose and how far the front truck turns. The looser and turnier the truck the more surfy feel, while more constrained trucks make for a more skatey feel. That’s what I tried to measure with my “skate vs surf” scale in the article. For me, Swelltech is probably the loosest /surfiest of the 3 with its 180º truck, though there’s ongoing debate about this – Smoothstar also focuses primarily on surf training and is used by surf coaches in Australia. Surfier skates, though, are harder to ride and pump on for longer distances beyond a parking lot or driveway session, so that’s also something to consider. Everyone has their own preferences and riding goals. Personally, for surf training I prefer the Yow because I don’t like a board that’s super twitchy, but of course that’s just me (I mainly surf on a 7’0)

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Nils https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-140 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 13:57:31 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-140 Hey,
Thanks for the info!
What are the major differences between YOW (without the pin), SurfSkate and Smoothstar? I’m an intermediate surfer who wants something as close as possible to a surfboard.
Cheers!

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Big Kahuna https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-95 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 09:54:30 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-95 Sorry haven’t it tried that yet, hope to be able to soon

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Ko https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-87 Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:41:12 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-87 Have you tried any of the Hamboards? Any comments on those?

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Ko https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-86 Sat, 27 Oct 2018 17:40:14 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-86 Can you compare Hamboards to the rest of these?

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Anonymous https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-68 Sat, 06 Oct 2018 02:32:21 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-68 Will try. I have the haedron 6. I have the rear kingpin cranked down until I get stiffer bushings.

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Big Kahuna https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-65 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 17:30:31 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-65 Try this: stiffer rear bushings and a medium spring tension and loose front bushing on a 15+” WB. Watch for wheel bite.

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Big Kahuna https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-64 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-64 Which deck/size do you have?

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Comment on How to Choose the Best Surf Skateboard – And Why You Should Care by Anonymous https://www.ridingboards.com/best-surf-skateboard/#comment-63 Thu, 04 Oct 2018 03:23:13 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=1076#comment-63 Thanks. I have definitely settled as well on a tighter rear, almost cranked down kingpin. Still trying to see if pumping with more force against the tighter spring and front kingpin actually translates to more speed from the effort.

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Comment on What is a Longboard Stance ? by Anonymous https://www.ridingboards.com/longboard-stance/#comment-62 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 15:50:58 +0000 http://www.ridingboards.com/?p=299#comment-62 thanks

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