I rode the 78a's on my s9 spoontail and it was a magical combination. They did chip a little bit on the edges but I rode them extremely hard. Great grip when you need it, but they will get loose when you really push into them. No complaints at all with this wheel. They did offer a pretty smooth ride even on unfavorable surfaces.
These wheels worked pretty well at first. Medium width that has just the right slide for park and some street. The only downside to these wheels was the inconvenient flat spot I got about a week into owning them that did not go away. Other than that single flat spot they didn't get any more. I'm guessing it was just bad luck and not actually the wheel's fault.
It will be a pretty good board for you. It has tons of foam and it is quite stable. It will be a bit more difficult to ride than the 7'6" you were riding but it is definitely workable if you don't want to go the longboarding route.
Great suit for warmer conditions. I am 6'1" and 155 lbs and a MT works best for me. If they offered a ST where I bought it I would have gotten that one.
This suit will last quite a while if you take care of it. I have an older gooru ss/full that has lasted me about 5 years now with minimal damage. I have nothing bad to say about this suit. It just works really well. It is beyond flexible and feels like you are wearing nothing (in a good way).
Yes, It is the cheapest suit with the most technology. Yes, it feels great with the lining they use. Yes, it is warm. Yes, there is minimal flushing with the chest zip. NO, it does not last longer than a year and change. I baby my wetsuits (wash and dry out of sun every time) and rip curls are notorious for not lasting. I made it to 10 months (surfing 3-4x a week) then the shoulder panels wore away and the tape on the seams came apart. I sent it back to rip curl since it was still under warranty and since I didn't have a receipt they were going to charge me $200 for repairs. Granted this is the only time I have ever heard of rip curl warranty being a pain in the ass, but still...
tl;dr works great at first, but don't expect it to last much longer than a year at best
I've been using this pad for my last three boards and it works beyond great. Normally with Creature or Famous pads I have to wax the pad itself, but this one has great traction as it is supposed to. Gives you a close to the board feel that is often missed with thicker pads. The writeup makes it sound like this is an extra small pad. While it is slightly smaller than normal, by no means would I classify it as a grom pad.
Not the most durable jeans to skate in but they have an amazing fit. Not too baggy to where you drown in them and not too skinny, just right. I have had a bit of trouble with sizing. I would possibly order one size down just because I don't like wearing belts and when I wear my true to size jeans they are just a bit loose in the hips. Other than that no complaints.
These jeans work exceptionally well for me. Let me preface this with the fact that I have really long legs and not a large waist. These are the first jeans that fit well lengthwise for me, and thus have a larger inseam. The description is very accurate with the fit. Not baggy, and not emo-tight. A cool detail is that the smaller pocket inside the front right pocket is expandable by a button to fit all types of goodies.
My new favorite winter shoes. Very thin, and thus providing great board/ground feel. Not recommended to skate in however. I also own the rata vulc, and my only gripe about them is their durability and warmth. Vans took care of one of my problems and put a full fleece lining on the inside. I'm talking about a 100% wrap of warm, fuzzy goodness. They are not hemp like the og rata vulc but at least they are warm. Still order true to size.
Nothing should ever change with these, they are definition of classic skate shoes. Low profile, little shock absorption, and maximum board feel. The "Classic" feel. Yes, durability is in question a bit. However, for the price, nobody has much room to complain. If you are switch flipping ten stairs in these of course your feet will hurt. I don't know anyone back in the day these were created that would even know what a switch flip is. Enough for my rant. Just remember these are for classic skating (i.e. flatland, cruising, and kickers), not stairs. Fits true to size and will stretch a bit due to the canvas material. So, if it feels a little tight in the beginning don't worry.
Nothing to complain about. Globe did well with these comfortable loafers. Fits true to size. I ordered mine a size large, and guess what, they showed up a size large. Like earlier reviews said they do get a bit stinky if worn for too long. This is probably due to the limited breathe-ability, as I tend to not have the stinky foot problem. Great looking and guaranteed to get compliments.
One word for these shoes, durability. These shoes are built to last. I have been skating mine for two strong months, around 3-4 times a week at the park or street. Great board feel, awesome low-profile feel and look, great shock absorption even with the board feel (you usually find one as a trade off of another). My only complaint is that I break my laces about twice as often as I did with my Supras. Not a big deal, breaking laces happens. Fits true to size.
These shoes are great: run true to size, form very well to the shape of your foot (due to the 100% hemp upper), and have amazing ground/board feel. The one downside to these shoes is their durability. From two months of light skateboarding to and from class without any street or park skating, just light ollies here and there, these shoes have been pretty worn. Given, they are not meant for skating; Vans could have done a little better with the durability. That being said, they are still my favorite shoes to date and I will continue to order them until they are phased out.
Nice windbreaker, sort of. It isn't necessarily windproof but it sure cuts down on wind much better than any cotton hoodie. I sprayed mine with some waterproofing and now its great for those mildly rainy days. I am 6' and the xl fits great with just a slight bit of extra length in the arms.
Simple bandana. It does it's job, nothing else. Worked well in snowing tahoe conditions for a week, although it did get a bit wet, which is expected since it's 100% cotton. The colors bled a little bit at first too, so wash it before you wear it.