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by Joe Boyle
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Slalom angles and beginner setup
Replies: 5
Views: 5092

Re: Slalom angles and beginner setup

Cheers for the thoughts on setup! I'm planning on swapping the rear seismic 130mm with my RTS 130mm one night this week. I'm also going to go with my smaller 62mm wheels as my 75mm wheels feel a little like they’re going to slide out, some how? If I were to get new ones, they’d be lime/pink 70mm zi...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Slalom angles and beginner setup
Replies: 5
Views: 5092

Re: Slalom angles and beginner setup

I'd recommend 8˚ (6˚-10˚but I like 8˚) on a bennett, it shouldn't quite turn as much as you think it should IME, I like a board which I can just about wrangle through the course (longest wheelbase, widest trucks, stiffest trucks etc. within reason). I'd put it on the 20" wheelbase, try to source a 4...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Radikal compatible axles from Buzzed
Replies: 7
Views: 5380

Re: Radikal compatible axles from Buzzed

Do you know about threads they have on those? threads as in the physical threads on the axles or forum threads? they are the same threading as Rad axles, as their trucks were designed around Rad axles originally, so these match up perfectly. A quick search on silverfish for "buzzed" or probably eve...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: Radikal compatible axles from Buzzed
Replies: 7
Views: 5380

Radikal compatible axles from Buzzed

I'm in no way affiliated with Buzzed Trucks, I just saw them on Silverfish and they have brought out some new axles, which are Radikal compatible. "Our axles are being made out of a patented steel called Stress-Proof. The yield strength of Buzzed is 100,000 psi (minimum) compared to (correct me if I...
by Joe Boyle
Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Tektons
Replies: 0
Views: 1381

Tektons

Hi guys, I'm wondering if any of you have tried out Tektons yet? they look like they could be a good way to make both cast and precision trucks grip more, and I'm thinking about getting a set, but I want to know if the flanged races make a difference or they are just marketing patter. I'll likely ge...
by Joe Boyle
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: WTB: precision trucks to experiment with
Replies: 0
Views: 1378

WTB: precision trucks to experiment with

Hi guys, I'm looking to buy a precision rear truck to try and trade on, so I can gain experience and find what I do and don't like. I'm looking preferably for an RKP (rad, cindrich, virage, perhaps even a GOG or split?) but would take anything for the right price, no preference regarding sphericals ...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Slalom will not succeed without a kit.
Replies: 20
Views: 10971

I see what you mean, but it is pretty simple to start it non-competitively. cones/chalk. skateboard. helmet that is as simplified as the explanation you gave for soccer. admitted, there are more things to change in slalom, but if you are just starting out it is simple. IMO it was easier to learn to ...
by Joe Boyle
Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: AXE
Topic: New Lynn Kramer Model RIPS!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5868

Re: Kramer!

Hey Jani! Henrys record was 7 time! Lynn Just hit #8 ! And she is still charging! JB for TS , yes this board would be killer. If you are a big dude, Joe Mac is 6foot 3 and is riding a 2.5 skully for TS and he is the current World Champ! I am quite big and growing, but not huge (6' 1") I am looking ...
by Joe Boyle
Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Second board.
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

You described my problem perfectly, the deck feels big and sluggish through the <6" offsets, I have redrilled the wheelbase 2.5" back on both trucks at the shortest wb, giving me plenty of space in the front, but 5.5" in the back. at the moment I have to angle my foot around 70 degrees forward, whic...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Second board.
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

alright, I think I'm gonna stick with my hybrid deck for the moment, hopefully get to try the other deck out in a few weeks and see whether or not I even like it. I have a pps foam kit coming in a few weeks, so I'm gonna put some concave on the tail and see if that helps me lock in and get the lever...
by Joe Boyle
Sat Oct 16, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Second board.
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

I am skating with the other brighton guys, and making it to events whenever I can, but I don't know of anyone else with the deck I am looking at. Most of the decks people ride here are twice the price of the decks I am looking at, and however lovely the concave and overall feel and quality of the pi...
by Joe Boyle
Sat Oct 16, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Second board.
Replies: 5
Views: 3976

Second board.

Hi guys, I have been skating for just over a year now, and got into slalom about 4 months ago. I got my first setup (skaterbuilt hs conekiller, bennett 4.3 and skandal on mixed zigs) secondhand about 3 months ago. It is nice for running through some tight courses (what I mainly do so far) but I thin...
by Joe Boyle
Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett mods
Replies: 6
Views: 4895

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by Joe Boyle
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:09 pm
Forum: AXE
Topic: New Lynn Kramer Model RIPS!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 5868

What do you guys think about a lynn kramer deck for ts. i have size us 13 feet, and i want something with a short wheelbase and a fat tail. setup would be the conekiller setp, in my sig, but hopefully with an airflow.
by Joe Boyle
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett bushing combos
Replies: 2
Views: 2860

The stock bushings work nicely as a toestop, due to the added height. they work great in the bennetts for a cruiser carver too. I never tried the old stock, but they were like an opaque orange weren't they?
by Joe Boyle
Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett mods
Replies: 6
Views: 4895

More than you could ever imagine for such a cheap upgrade. I have one in the hangar, and I am considering one in the baseplate too. I am gonna change some setups about, either today or tomorrow, I'll try to get some pics of the hangar with and without bearing, the drill bit, and the scalloped bushin...
by Joe Boyle
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett Love
Replies: 4
Views: 4631

Nice trucks! Not interested in selling any to a fellow brit in the near(ish) area? :) I have been considering chopping my 4.3 down to 87mm for ts, which leaves me the option to space back out with bearings spacers, or adjust every 2mm using speedrings.
by Joe Boyle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett mods
Replies: 6
Views: 4895

Bennett mods

Post your bennett mods! Pics would be nice, but not necessary, just post details, what it improves, how much it cost, and if you can remember the name of the product you bought (if you bought one) such as sphericals, counterbores or axles. I converted my 4.3 and 5.0 bennetts to accomodate sphericals...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:12 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett bushing combos
Replies: 2
Views: 2860

Bennett bushing combos

There are lots of similar threads about this, so I thought I would make a kind of database for the information. Post you favourite bushing combos, a rough idea of you setup, what you use if for, your weight and anything else you thing is appropriate. I run all white khiro barrels or white under oran...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: bennett ordering information
Replies: 0
Views: 3104

bennett ordering information

Bennett Skateboards
PO Box 5340
Newport Beach, CA 92662
E. bennettskateboards@yahoo.com

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SK8KINGS
P.O. Box 20354
Fountain Valley, CA 92728-0354 USA
Phone/Fax:
(714) 636-7308 (voice/message/fax)
info@sk8kings.com
by Joe Boyle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Bennett
Topic: Bennett Love
Replies: 4
Views: 4631

I have bennett love! I want to try the wheels and may give em a go when I have sufficient funds, but I love the trucks. I love everything about the trucks (apart from the kingpin bite) the turn, the look, the tunablity, even the extra tall bottom bushing - in fact especially the tall bottom bushings...
by Joe Boyle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Why no bennett truk section?
Replies: 7
Views: 4039

Thanks alot :D I hope I can make this a useful resource for anyone looking for some info.
by Joe Boyle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Why no bennett truk section?
Replies: 7
Views: 4039

are you joking? if not, what is involved?
by Joe Boyle
Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Why no bennett truk section?
Replies: 7
Views: 4039

fair enough.
by Joe Boyle
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: Why no bennett truk section?
Replies: 7
Views: 4039

Why no bennett truk section?

why not? surely bennetts are one of the most - if not the most - popular slalom trucks on the market.
by Joe Boyle
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 19023

You have no idea how happy this makes me :D I have been looking for a deck for some tight courses, if you do a 8 3/4" wide deck with a nice fat tail (over 8") with a nice short wheelbase for around that price mark, early next year. what kind of wb are we talking here?
by Joe Boyle
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Octane decks....Something to match the trucks...
Replies: 32
Views: 19023

what happened to these? They look bloody lovely.
by Joe Boyle
Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Gates & Course Setting
Topic: Cone colors
Replies: 15
Views: 15279

I like orange / green alternating cones, orange toeside. It means you can see where you are going wrong, and you can see where the cones are out on a hybrid, and you get good visibility, and they look pretty awesome, and they match my wheels. and my shoes. and one of my favourite skating hoodies. It...
by Joe Boyle
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: hangar mods
Replies: 1
Views: 2673

hangar mods

Hi guys, I have been getting into modifying trucks recently as a cheap way to make a big difference, and I am thinking about cutting down some trucks. I have a bennett 4.3 and 5.0, and a 125 randal I want to mill down. I am thinking: Hammer out axles, or use stacks of bearings and a nut to pull them...
by Joe Boyle
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: Next step forward?
Replies: 0
Views: 1804

Next step forward?

Hi guys, I am really starting to get into slalom, going to local sessions and any events I can etc and I am looking for the next step to improve my setup. I am using a skaterbuilt mike masey hs, with the wb drilled 2.5" further back on both front and back, a sphericalised bennett up front, and a ska...