Taken the Leap

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Taken the Leap

Postby Daverage » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:01 pm

Well, today is my 38th birthday and am the proud owner of my first skateboard since I was about 14.

The 40" Apollo Bamboo Flex 1 Twin Tip Drop Through!

Seems to be good and sturdy, possibly went overboard on the flex rating - not as heavy as I thought, but looks the part. Will get a chance to ride it properly later. Got some Bones Reds to stick in the wheels later as well.

Wish me luck!


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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Andrew_Culture » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:25 pm

Excellent! Keep us updated on your progress!
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Daverage » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:59 pm

Rides beautifully with stock set up, just done the school run!

Can't wait to put the new bearings in and give it a whirl :D

Expectedly stiff ride, but that will loosen up a bit - at 100kg I didn't want to risk flex 2 lol
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby airwave » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:20 pm

38 ! youngster !
good effort, another skate "Geezer" joins the fold
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Daverage » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:03 pm

Now to get it on the track at Brooklands and see how I do with sharper corners!
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Unciano » Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:39 pm

Like your stick, very shiny. Have fun!
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Dan_S » Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:20 pm

Nice looking board!
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Daverage » Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:08 am

For 70 quid, I am very impressed! Put some Bones Reds in and put the stock bearings into my daughters £15 skateboard - stock bearings are actually pretty good ABEC 7 with rubber seal, proper cage and lubricated.

Just need to get some confidence up on it now :)
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby daxmatt » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:07 pm

Nice one looks good that, yeah I've found abec 7s pretty good tbh, start small and then when your used to it learn to stop, they pick up speed quickly
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Bleary » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:34 pm

Looks good - have fun! ^ what he said. Even a gentle slope is going to get you up to speeds that you can't run out of so get comfortable with your footbraking/slides first (I learned the painful way :oops:)
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Alec » Thu Apr 28, 2016 12:43 pm

Daverage wrote:Now to get it on the track at Brooklands and see how I do with sharper corners!


Just down the road from me.
I take it you mean the old kart track and not the banks although I have skated that.
andre wrote: the 8 is a different beast altogether. you won't be thinking about truck geometry when you're just trying not to get killed. :mrgreen:
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Re: Taken the Leap

Postby Daverage » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:13 pm

Alec wrote:
Daverage wrote:Now to get it on the track at Brooklands and see how I do with sharper corners!


Just down the road from me.
I take it you mean the old kart track and not the banks although I have skated that.



Hehe, indeed I do! My 9 year old daughter has been trying out the ramps - got me on her skateboard to have a go at one - only one hand touched the floor which is a win in my book. The kart track is great for for skating on! ~..
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