You'd be surprised how many clients come to my lessons with rubbish boards, fortunately we lend out the professional standard skateboards (they retail in the £120-160 price range, so expect poo for £13). They instantly feel the difference, even with the mid-range Enuff decks mentioned above. You buy a cheap sub £30 board expect to replace the whole thing, you buy a £60 complete, expect to replace parts as they break, the same with the professional stuff. (y)
Which you’re perfectly free not to take part in. Personally I appreciate the advice and I’m free to follow it or not.
Yes, in London, sadly I can't say much more about it here as it'll be self advertising and would be removed. (fierce)
Sorry did I hear you correctly? You teach skateboarding?
Get a proper deck as these break in half and ride like a wheelbarrow
Glad you found it useful. It's one of those deals that needs a bit of work to really make the most of it. It's worth it if you can find stuff you genuinely need / want and the end price makes sense. The example that I gave made the board free and then some, so can't argue if you wanted the rest anyway.
Thank You, your comparison is very helpful too. Much appreciated.
Yeah, been a fan of theirs for a long while. Mainly when I was MUCH younger though. Getting back on to a board has brought more skate related deals to my attention. They run some good offers frequently too <3
Ahh, seems like they've taken it off as part of the subscription now :( It's 100% worth a watch
I just tried trying to watch Bones Brigade based on your tip, but Amazon want £5.49 to rent it (poo)
At 50 years old I’m just trying to get the courage to test ride an electric skateboard I put together during last years lock down (lol)
Back in the day were ACS Trucks. I had ACS 580 Pro.
Mullen was and is still my favourite skateboarder of all time. After watching Bones Brigade on Prime, I found even more respect for him, Tony Hawk and Steve Caballero. (Others as well) I always skated cheap trucks, although did try out some Indys, Royal and Krux back in the day on friends boards... The difference was night and day. Didn't stop me though, although kingpin snaps were more frequent than I would have liked.
Keep an eye, rollersnakes does sales way better than this where you can grab a really decent deal. This board is still a little pricy for the make up. They also run some great shoe deals tbh. I’ve used them a few times now for skate gear and they’ve been great.
The tenner off is good, but board is a little overpriced for what it is. Any complete (as long as it that specifies Canadian/"hardrock" maple) is basically the same, e.g., the trucks are branded, but all come farted out of the same factory at this price range. The Manchester-based blacksheepstore has a bunch of these kinds of completes at the £50 mark, with free delivery on all orders. Worth a look for anyone looking to start.
Haha! Yeah, I should imagine it didn't work too well, do'h! I wish I kept my old decks now :(
That’s a great looking deck. I used to have a Powell slick that must have been about a 9 or 9.25, that I stupidly cut down (with a circular saw!) to 8” in my youth, as I thought it would better suit my skating style. Obviously it fell apart quite quickly afterwards and to make things even better, it would have been worth a considerable amount now if I had just left it alone and hung onto it.(fierce)
Oh nice! Used to skate those too! Saved up for an age! I used to skate 8" when I started, but then went to 7.75 and right away began to flip more consistently. I'm 15 years older now though and heavier, so breakage is a fear of mine :D 8" seems the way to start out again. Got my footings still, just need to get moving right before trying anything other than ollies again. I did buy a Powell Peralta Flight deck (8") which are super strong and the Mag Lights for when my legs are working right. Something to work towards and give me that push.
I managed to get a pair of almost new Krux attached to a second hand deck I bought. Unfortunately 7.75 is too small for me; it feels so much smaller than an 8. The maglights look like great trucks.
Was going to grab a pair of Thunders a week or so back, but the Tensor Mag lights at £53.51 made my wallet itch :D Might get some for a 7.75 build toward the end of the year though.
What's the sizing like ? Im a size 10 in Adidas , but 9 in everything else.
If if look down at my feet right now I am sporting a pair of these badboys. Another pair ordered right now. Thanks!
Got about 7 different types of these, fantastically comfy. Interchangable sole's as well.
I have a pair of these and they've worn through to the plastic on the inside of the heel as well as in a few small spots on the outside. I noticed the wear inside starting after about 5 months of frequent use and on the outside a couple of months later. They're nice looking shoes and comfortable but don't expect them to last all that long.
Watched Bones Brigade on Prime Video last weekend. Well worth a watch if you're interested in folks like Rodney Mullen, Steve Caballero and Tony Hawk. Left me with more respect for all of them, even though there was plenty there already. Good for old memories too :D
Ahh brings back memories of the 70s... Brands like ACS, California Slalom, Kryptonites and Road Riders were the rage
Yeah, I really like the look of them. I have a Powel Peralta flight deck waiting to be set up in the next few months. Not cheap though. I just wanted to treat myself :D It did hurt when I paid for it though!
🤤 I'd love a pop secret deck to replace my 93 til
Good luck! I'm a little different with mobility issues that I'm working on at the moment, but make sure you stretch properly before and after and consider wearing pads. Turns out we don't bounce like we used to :D Had my ollie back within 2 attempts (Stood still) It's balance that is going to take me a while to get back. Can ride around, but tense up a little in the feet and calves. It will come back to you eventually.
I’ll be starting again after 20 years to try an teach the boy.... wish me luck :S
Tried it on the Rocket mini, hat, pads combo. No joy on that
Haha! Awesome to hear. Managed to get my ollie and switch ollie back, but need to sort my hamstring and nerve issue out over the next year or so, so that I can skate confidently again. No idea why I stopped really, but treated myself to a Powell Peralta Flight deck as a reward for when I fix myself. Something to work towards! The Blueprint is great for getting back into it though!
Heat! Same here @Ken. Skated upto late teens then stopped. Just started again 15 years later. It never really left my blood. 🤘
Where's the best £55 complete board you would go to nowadays? Looking for a good full board for the kids that will last and grow with them so following this thread (y)
Was more thinking that it's a cheap way for someone to replace or build with their existing parts, really. If you didn't need a complete then spending much more for parts you don't need yet, might not be something that everyone wants to do :) However having spare parts is nice
you can buy the full board for £55, like you say it includes trucks which are £20 alone, wheels which are £9, £12 bearings, £2.50 bolts, and some kind of free tool for the wheels/trucks so £20 seems like a terrible price when you have to then buy over £40 of stuff to complete it. You can order it disassembled if you want to build it yourself.
Just received mine over the weekend. I got it for my daughter's birthday in a couple of weeks time. Two of the wheels spin freely and the other two don't. Is that unusual? Are the wheels/bearings faulty? Last time I had a skateboard was in the 70s so I'm struggling to remember 😁
'Padding' is a good way of putting it. (lol) (lol) (lol)
I don't know but like me you may have more 'padding' to break your fall (lol)
Ordered the tie dye version for my soon to be 12 year old daughter.
56 and totally against it. I'd never live it down.😁