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goobster  ·  145 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 21, 2018

Ah. Right. This is my last skateboard:

https://www.ebth.com/items/1393334-vintage-makaha-usa-skateboard

I never understood the stupid, tiny, noisy wheels. Totally useless for riding.

My skateboard was transportation. And in my day, longboards were closer to 5 or 6 feet long, you laid down on them on your back, and bombed hills.

Times have apparently changed.




kleinbl00  ·  145 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You can buy 5' longboards. They're uncommon. I find the build quality on Kahuna to be lacking.

My understanding is that the tiny wheels keep you closer to the ground while also allowing you to turn tight, which is necessary for tricks, which is something longboards don't do, which is why some people put sidewinders on longboards, which requires a lot better balance than I'll ever have.

People have been known to do dumb things to get lower.

tacocat  ·  144 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Big soft wheels absorb pop so they're not well suit to high ollies and the tricks built on them. Big wheels are also heavier and they slow down the spin on kick flips and the like. Wide boards do the same thing.