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jsntarrant
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 12:18 am Reply with quote
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The 12 yr old has expressed an interest in learning freestyle...I know absolutely nothing about what to get him. He's a tall for his age 100 pound kid.

Good brands? Does size matter @ this stage for him?

Any help would be much appreciated

Jason

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Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 1:47 am Reply with quote
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go with some new indy 109's & kevin harris momentum wheels...as for a deck pick up 1 of those reshaped powells on ebay & if he doesnt like that at first try a bigger shape next

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Midtown
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:35 pm Reply with quote
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I would recommend going with a SK8KINGS freestyle deck, they use their own molds for decks so that you don't get some freestyle board that was molded in a street concave (they usually have a weird feeling at the nose and kick tail and the concave is wrong for a smaller board when a street mold is used). Now the better freestylers mix old and new tricks so I wouldn't get a short skinny board either unless your going pogo (Yawn). I could recommend my model at SK8KINGS but I would say take a look at the whole lineup to see what he might like. My model is the closest to a regular street board. I prefer using Indy 129 Hollows on my model and the wheels that have been proven time after time are their Freestyle Crown Jewel wheels, the harder ones for use on smooth concrete surfaces and the slightly softer for use on regular asphalt. I hope this info helps.
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Midtown
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:35 pm Reply with quote
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I would recommend going with a SK8KINGS freestyle deck, they use their own molds for decks so that you don't get some freestyle board that was molded in a street concave (they usually have a weird feeling at the nose and kick tail and the concave is wrong for a smaller board when a street mold is used). Now the better freestylers mix old and new tricks so I wouldn't get a short skinny board either unless your going pogo (Yawn). I could recommend my model at SK8KINGS but I would say take a look at the whole lineup to see what he might like. My model is the closest to a regular street board. I prefer using Indy 129 Hollows on my model and the wheels that have been proven time after time are their Freestyle Crown Jewel wheels, the harder ones for use on smooth concrete surfaces and the slightly softer for use on regular asphalt. I hope this info helps.
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jsntarrant
Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:20 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the info gentlemen, much appreciated. Gonna check out sk8kings and I was told small school as well to check out

I'll let ya know how it goes

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willymaze20five
Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:31 am Reply with quote
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everything gary said is the advice that ur looking for straight from the horse's mouth


whats ups gary hit me up! long time no talk...hope all is good in apple town

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Terrence Maddox
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:06 pm Reply with quote
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I bought a Decomposed Ray Meyer deck and the new Indy 101's (maybe called 109's) and was wondering what is the proper wheel mm for a freestyle wheel? I think it is 55 mm but was thinking of going even a little smaller?
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jacbli76
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:49 pm Reply with quote
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in the 80s it was 57mm



but its really up to you
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willymaze20five
Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:45 am Reply with quote
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like jake said 57mm was the Norm back then ...so its up to you on size


if you paln on doing Freestyle tricks make sure you get a wheel that cover's the wheel Nuts



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