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March 28, 2013
I have had great service so far with dogfunk and this board did not change that for the most part. I am canadian so i received this board and sadly it had a crack running down the truck. I got a new one from dogfunk in maybe two weeks from contacting them about it which is awesome. But since im canadian i have to pay for shipping which has now equaled up to about 100 dollars. Not even worth buying it online anymore as i had to pay a decent amount of money for a mistake that wasnt mine. Pretty sad about this as I loved dogfunk but I think I will just buy locally from now on because of these outrageous shipping costs
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May 15, 2011
love my gold coast board! really love the shape and size of this board, great for sidewalk cruising! my set up is different from what is listed here- i put on gull wing trucks and 78mm nine balls- and it practically rolls forever!! i get lots of compliments on the color and design. i am so glad dogfunk (my favorite place to shop) carries this board (my favorite cruiser) so i can recommend it to all my friends. i have the turquoise already, i want the bamboo one too!
My bfs bday is coming up he wants to a cruiser board( hardware , angled risers , n 1 1/2 inch nuts n blots, wood color ) the only problem is I HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THAT IS!! HELP PLEASE! Is this it?
October 14, 2012
March 21, 2011
I know that some of the older models had some issues but the board I have now is really smooth. It has some really cool custom bearings that the guys at GoldCoast told me have nylon ball cases and a white lithium grease, so my wheels roll forever. I'm stoked on this board. The Bamboo model is my next purchase for sure. These guys are definitely making better products now and I'm backing them for sure. Good skateboard, Good buy!
It is a 7 ply bamboo.
By: Arthur Debowski
May 8, 2012
January 5, 2013
Received this complete tonight and immediately compared it to a sector 9 complete that was on sale for almost $40 cheaper. One for me one for my gf. I spun each wheel and three out of four sounded like they've been through sand and water. Trucks were crooked so only three wheels touched the ground. Took them apart and reassembled. A lil better. Went to parking structure and switched off boards a few times. Its not a bad ride but the bearings were noticeable loud. Came home and attempted to lube the bearings. Sound went away so we hit a mellow hill near by. Even though it was much quieter, the wheel/bearing combo just doesn't roll smoothly. Nice deck...that's about it. Would not buy again.
I'm looking for a longboard for when I head off to college this semester. I've compared different boards and I am really impressed with this board. My only concern is the trucks on it... What trucks should I change it to for it to turn ect, easier? The trucks that this comes with says that they are 7in trucks. Would bigger trucks still fit? If I were to get 9" or 10" trucks?
January 1, 2012
October 10, 2011
I haven't owned this for too long, so I can't speak to the long term durability of the set up at the moment, but I will come back and update when I've had it for longer.
That being said, it's pretty nice. The graphics are clean and minimalist. The bamboo is gorgeous and Gold Coast makes sure it shines. The clear grip tape on the top lets the natural wood show through and still has enough grit to make you feel secure.
In regards to flex, this board is pretty stiff in comparison to most other longboards I've checked out (Sector 9, Arbor, Never Summer). It does have some flex to it, and seems to be breaking in nicely the more I ride it. The set up is also heavier than the more flexible set ups from other companies. I'm not sure what the flex difference is between the bamboo model and the maple ones.
The trucks are Century 7" Reverse Pivot Trucks, and I haven't changed them out. I'm not sure why other people are having issues with them, or if something has changed with the trucks recently, but mine turn super smoothly. Despite the length/size of the board, the trucks make it extremely maneuverable. Even relatively tight turns are no problem, and I haven't had to adjust them at all.
The wheels and bearings seem to ride pretty smoothly as well. On flat concrete, a couple of pushes will leave you rolling for quite a while. I got white wheels with mine, and they look awesome with the board, but obviously get dirty super quick.
Overall it's a fun board to ride. It turns easily and rolls smoothly. It's more stable feeling than the flex decks, but definitely heavier, so if you're looking for something to flip around a lot, this may not be the right choice. You can do manuals and nose manuals on it, so that's fun. I'm sure there's a lot you can do with it, but I haven't had it long enough to test it's limits just yet. I'm mostly using it for cruising around and small hills.
The description says the wheels are 52mm, is this true? and if I order the bamboo complete, will the wheels be yellowish like it shows on the picture?
October 22, 2011
I checked theyr web site, the wheels is actualy 70 or 72 mm
By: ulrik from norway
May 11, 2012
December 27, 2012
Managed to surprise my 15 year old son with this board. It's not always easy bridging the generation gap and giving something they love bit don't know they're getting. Apparently I got this one right. Thanks for the memory of a happy teenager on Chriatmas morning.
Is this a good beginner board? sidewalk cruiser/campus cruising?
July 11, 2011
Yeah it would be great for that. I personally prefer the shorter boards for campus cruising as they are easier to maneuver but this would do just fine.
By: Josh Chapman
July 21, 2011
September 13, 2012
I'm shopping for my first long board and i was wandering if this board would be a good start. I like the fact that its bamboo but ive heard that some bamboo ones have too much flex. ive looked at the classic bamboo to. i would really appreciate it if people woul help me out.
March 1, 2011
Gold coast longboards are very low quality. The boards come with very generic passable bearings and wheels, and the trucks straight up suck. many of the gold coast longboards come stock with century trucks(some new boards have paris), these trucks can barely turn and dont provide a fun smooth ride. You can switch up the bushings to venom or divine, but the trucks still arent good. the deck itself is cheap and plain, passable for cruising short distances. overall dont waste your money on these decks, dogfunk also has similar boards made by sector 9 and arbor that are similar price wise, but are good quality.