newbie looking for slalom setup

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casey lynch

Post by casey lynch » Sat May 31, 2003 6:03 pm

i'm a newbie to slalom and i need a slalom ride. after getting a lot of advice on what would work for me (thanks glenn), if anyone has any or all of the following, i'd be grateful and show my appreciation with a bank check:
- fibreflex deck
- tracker rt/s rt/x
- avalons
- abec 3 bearings
thanks.

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Post by Terry Kirby » Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:21 am

Casey, I don't have any of that . What I do have will work at least as well though. Supaflex Slalom deck Aluminum sandwich construction, Indy 101's wedged, Red Bones and C 62's ... Since youre a friend of glens. 175.00 shipped

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Post by Wes Eastridge » Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:47 am

Casey, I can offer you:
Fibreflex 3-ply Response, ridden and dented nose, but still good as new perfomance-wise for $40 including Priority Mail shipping.
Or as a complete, with Stingers in your choice of duros of 77a, 81a, 84a, or 88a, PT abec-3 shielded bearings, wedges of your choice, and brand new 100mm G-Trucks with soft/responsive bushings for $90 including Priority Mail shipping.
Note: This deck is only for riders 140 lbs or less.
Discuss it with Glenn and see what he thinks.

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Post by Glenn S » Sun Jun 01, 2003 5:15 am

I suggested to Casey that he try and round up a used Freerider because it is a great deck with a full outline with not too long of a wheelbase. He said he was looking for a good pumping machine not just for slalom. With the full outline he does not have to deal with getting used to a cut-away tail is my feeling.

Other decks that I had recommended were the Comet Don O'Shei or the Bahne Blackhill or Fibreflex GS/Lite. All of these have a cut-away tail but are great deals.

RTX/S and Avalon's 85a front and 80a back; well my feeling is that they are "The" setup these days.

And I told him to get a few sets of sealed Abec 3's from PT bearings, to rotate out and clean. I don't think you'll find a better deal than these bearings.

Hey if you've got any other feelings on this for Casey chime in.

He also told me he wanted to keep things under $100, so I told him it might be best to ask for used gear in good shape.

This Message was edited by: glenn on 2003-06-01 22:24

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Brendan Byrne » Sat Sep 28, 2013 10:25 am

with the fibreflex attila response model, could a bigger guy ride it (not for slalom), for cruising?

Like 220lb?

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Joe Iacovelli » Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:59 am

Brendan,

Do you already have one? If not there are more current boards to fit a guy your size.

Joe

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Brendan Byrne » Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:42 am

Joe!

No, I don't have one, and I'm mainly just looking for one to ride for fun.

Would you mind letting me know what you think would be a decent stick?

I already have my truck/wheel situation sorted out.

Cheers!

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Joe Iacovelli » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:19 am

Brendan,

Let us know where in the world you live (just generally) and we can probably get you hooked up with a jam or contest where you can try a few boards.

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Ron Barbagallo » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:49 am

I have a nice Roe that would work
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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Brendan Byrne » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:09 pm

Joe Iacovelli wrote:Brendan,

Let us know where in the world you live (just generally) and we can probably get you hooked up with a jam or contest where you can try a few boards.
Joe,

I'm in Iowa, but I do get around a lot :)

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Brendan Byrne » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:12 pm

Ron Barbagallo wrote:I have a nice Roe that would work
cool, cool, what model?

-BB

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by John Gilmour » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:26 pm

Definitely go for Terry's set up

I rode that exact board in the French championships in 1995 and posted one of the fastest times in the tight slalom on that particular board- got second Luca got first.
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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Joe Iacovelli » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:44 pm

TK had that for sale in 2003.

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Keenan Thompson » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:43 pm

ha, I didn't see the dates on the first few posts, crazy how much everything has changed in 10 years.

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Re: newbie looking for slalom setup

Post by Scott Stomps » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:20 am

Damn, that was like a time travel machine!

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