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Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marauder

Postby DIFFLOCK » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:24 pm

I keep seeing these boards advertised on places such as ebay for not much money. The boards "look" alright, but who makes them? Are they utter shite?

I know Leanne will chime in about Earthiwng Superchargers.... evil woman!!

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby greywolf » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:30 pm

DIFFLOCK wrote:I keep seeing these boards advertised on places such as ebay for not much money. The boards "look" alright, but who makes them? Are they utter shite?

I know Leanne will chime in about Earthiwng Superchargers.... evil woman!!

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby Cosmic Bandito » Sat Aug 20, 2011 9:24 pm

They're not absolute shite but they are quite a long way in that direction. :lol: If you wanted to get an idea if longboarding was for you it might be worth £40, but if you are already longboarding and looking for another board i wouldn't bother.
By the time youv'e upgraded the trucks/bushings etc you'll have realised that the deck is'nt really up to much either .
Having said that, by upgrading in stages you get to know what you like, and possibly spend more wisely, so it might be a good thing to get a cheap complete with a view to upgrading it all, over time.


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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby gonecarving » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:51 am

If your looking for a cheap setup take a look at the globe boards. The slant trucks that come standard are really good providing you change the bushings, but lets face it thats the first thing your do with any trucks.
Havent actually tried the two brands in question so i cant really say to much although like you i keep seeing alot them pop up on ebay as used a couple of times so there must be a reason why they are being sold on. Although having said that it may be that the sort of people that buy the boards are actually buying them as a novaelty and arnt serious about longboarding.
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby longboard gav » Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:58 am

bottom end of the market. you'd be better off saving your money and getting one of the new mindless boards , at least they have improved their stuff .urban blue are reasonable quality . earthwing supermodel like a flying carpet . *<:-)
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby Leanne » Sun Aug 21, 2011 12:04 pm

DIFFLOCK wrote:I keep seeing these boards advertised on places such as ebay for not much money. The boards "look" alright, but who makes them? Are they utter shite?

I know Leanne will chime in about Earthiwng Superchargers.... evil woman!!

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby Foul old bob » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:12 pm

longboard gav wrote:bottom end of the market. you'd be better off saving your money and getting one of the new mindless boards , at least they have improved their stuff .urban blue are reasonable quality . earthwing supermodel like a flying carpet . *<:-)



Yeah what he said, Mindless are great for the money. Change the bushings for something better though. Then again if you can afford it the Madrid stuff is good too.
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby DIFFLOCK » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:16 pm

You mean something like the Marauder or Corsair? I guess I'm going for more form than function: the DT stuff doesn't appeal to me only because I don't like how they look.

What bushings should I be after in one of the above?

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby SNAKEBITE » Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:02 am

The first longboard I had was an Osprey.
I changed the wheels to Gumballs and the bushings to Doh Dohs. Transformed the ride into a decent roll around.

It will not do as a specialist longboard but as muck around form of transport it was very good indeed.

However in retrospect I would have prefered to have saved up and gone for at least a Mindless, then changed the wheels and bushings.
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby DIFFLOCK » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:11 pm

I'm leaning towards a Mindless Marauder (42" but still has a kicktail) perhaps with some of their 75mm Creeper wheels and appropriate risers.... I do like the look of wide wheels on my boards. Yes I know, looks before form or function :roll: :shock: 8)

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby Leanne » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:34 am

I love big wheels, they're faster and they roll over debris much easier, but I think that 75mm would be too big for a standard top-mount deck. You would probably end up having to use so much riser that it would make for a horrible ride. Depending on what trucks you use, I'd go for wheels somewhere around 65 - 68mm.
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby Dali Nude » Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:41 am

mmmmmm.....what about a non standard top mount ? 8)

What your used to at the end of the day, I prefer top mount boards over drops, just my preference, I like the feeling of directness and control you get with the extra leverage and the more positive front foot position, and because I like big wheels too, I find 75mm wheels to be perfect.
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards?

Postby DIFFLOCK » Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:45 am

Leanne wrote:You would probably end up having to use so much riser that it would make for a horrible ride. Depending on what trucks you use, I'd go for wheels somewhere around 65 - 68mm.


In what way horrible? Yes, the C of G would be higher, but thanks to my current lack of knowledge I'm not sure how badly that would affect the ride. Incidentally the stock wheels on the Marauder are 68mm.

I also bought some blue Doh Doh bushings today in preparation ;) Don't know if they're too soft at 88a, but seeing as the bushings in my Campus V-tail are stock 78a, what do you think?

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby Dom1 » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:40 am

For the £90 odd quid you'd probably get one now, I'd look at the 'old' Mindless Maverick, the deck really is nice for the ££, 46" pintail with bamboo underside, nice concave and a bit of pop. Comes with big 76mm wheels, just change out the rock hard bushings and it's a lovely cruiser.
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby Foul old bob » Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:47 am

Leanne is right, with 75mm wheels on the Maurader you'll need at least 3/4" of riser to avoid wheelbite on the even the shallowest turn, even with 3/4" you' may still get wheelbite. It'll be very tall and pushing will be a pain and the ride will be really tippy. You can get away with big wheels on topmounts like the Madrid World or Tsunami Priestess because of the shape of the deck, they have cutouts and long noses and tails, on a more traditional deck big wheels can be a bit of a problem. Big wheels aren't the be all and end all, it's possible to get 66mm wheels that ride like you're on a cloud.
Doh Dohs are too small for reverse kingpin trucks without using washers to pack the bottom (closet to the board) out a bit. Get Venoms or Reflex that are actually designed for rkp trucks, it'll save a lot of fiddling around.

Or do what Dom said, personally I prefer the Mindless Peche, the Maverick is a bit of a beast.

I get quite a few customers who want the biggest wheel possible for a deck and trucks that won't take it. Sometimes they listen, sometimes they end up flying though the air and landing on their face on the first good carve.
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby Leanne » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:46 am

Purely a personal view here, but it seems to work for me...

If I'm building a setup and buying all the components from new rather than cobbling together existing stuff I already have, I prefer to choose components that should work together with little or no riser. For me, that's an optimal setup, and if I have to use more than 1/4" of riser, then I consider it a compromise. Having said that, I always prefer to fit thin shock pads, because I prefer a cushy ride. But if I think my choice of components would require much more than that, I'd rather make different choices.

There's so much stuff out there to choose from, it shouldn't be difficult to put together the sort of setup you want, without having to jack it up on loads of riser.

As I said earlier though, that's just my view, others may differ. :wink:
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby greywolf » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:00 am

I'm running
72mm Sims Pythons on my Supercharger with Mindless reverse geom trucks :arrow: No risers .
71mm Alligators on my 3.3 with Holeys and about 2mm risers
I don't get any wheelbite and run both set ups quite turny
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby Leanne » Sun Sep 18, 2011 11:09 am

greywolf wrote:I'm running
72mm Sims Pythons on my Supercharger with Mindless reverse geom trucks :arrow: No risers .
71mm Alligators on my 3.3 with Holeys and about 2mm risers
I don't get any wheelbite and run both set ups quite turny

Yeah, I could probably get away with running up to 75mm wheels on my Charger with Bear Grizzly trucks and thin shock pads, if I really wanted too. For me though , the quality of the urethane is far more important than grabbing an extra 5mm just for the sake of it, so it's a no brainer, the 70mm EW Smokers win! 8)

My Supermodel could quite easily run 80mm wheels and not even come close to biting, but having tried a few different wheels on it, I just keep coming back to 70mm ones. As soon as I can afford it, it's getting fitted with some of those new super slidey Cult wheels. :D
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby Foul old bob » Sun Sep 18, 2011 1:50 pm

Go for Metro Motions over the Cults........
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby DIFFLOCK » Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:21 pm

Foul old bob wrote:Doh Dohs are too small for reverse kingpin trucks without using washers to pack the bottom (closet to the board) out a bit.


Ah, thanks for that Bob - I guess I'll get around to fitting them in my Campus V-tail then 8) ... and I'll leave the stock 68mm Outlaws on the board, should I get one ;)

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby duffer » Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:48 pm

Ive just bought a new Osprey twin tip long board. Supposed to be £119.00 but got it for £50.00 coz its last one in stock. Dont really know anything about longboarding as I mainly skate pools these days but for £50.00 I thought it'd be worth a gamble. I'll let you know how I get on
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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby Skinnychris » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:58 pm

Cool, sounds like a bargain! I bought my daughter an Urban Blue longboard, about this time last year and its great! It carves really well for a cheap pintail, and it rolls like a dream! Let us know how it goes mate!

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Re: Urban Beach/ Osprey longboards? NOW incl. Mindless Marau

Postby duffer » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:38 pm

Wiil do. It arrives Monday :-)
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