Dear FJ. This post is not funny in the slightest. But I just wanted to show FJ what Ive been working on the past 2 weeks. Timestamp in the comments I built a lo longboard build led zeppelin
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Dear FJ. This post is not funny in the slightest. But I just wanted to show FJ what Ive been working on the past 2 weeks. Timestamp in the comments I built a lo

This post is not funny in the slightest. But I just wanted to show FJ what Ive been working on the past 2 weeks. Timestamp in the comments

I built a longboard deck, practically from scratch. Today I screwed the wheels on. This is what it looks like.
(For those who dont know, the symbols are the Four Runes from the Led Zeppelin IV album; Im repping my favorite band: Led Zeppelin. So proud of this thing

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#21 - fractalius (11/07/2012) [-]
What do you plan to do with this board? The deck suggests either light bombing/freeriding, but the wheels look very sticky. Are those OTangs?
#22 to #21 - fractalius (11/07/2012) [-]
I ride with Abec 11 Gumballs, which are really icy and easy to slide around. When broken in, a good rider can simply flick their ankle and start sliding.
User avatar #23 to #22 - swimmingprodigy (11/07/2012) [-]
I honestly dont board as lot; i just built this as a project. The wheels and trucks are generic; cost me 70 bucks off ebay (was going for low cost, not good performance). But yes the wheels are very sticky. Hard to slide on these which is good because I mainly cruise. And carve down big hills to help slow down some. That's all.
#24 to #23 - fractalius (11/07/2012) [-]
Yeah, you're like my best friend. I don't ride as much anymore, but we used to do a lot back in the day. I mostly freerid and flatlanded, my best bud worked at his dad's shop for a while and saved up for a really nice downhill board that he could comfortably ride at insane speeds, just like carving down hills, and my other friend did a combination of the two
User avatar #14 - jedawg (09/09/2012) [-]
Love Led Zeppelin! This makes me wish I was a skater
User avatar #15 to #14 - swimmingprodigy (09/09/2012) [-]
I love Led Zep too.
Im not even a skater very much (im good at all sports in general including boarding sports; i do skiing and snowboarding and tried skating but quit).
But I saw a how-to and it seemed really easy the way it was written, so I decided as a fun summer project to occupy my free time id make a longboard deck.
User avatar #2 - salts (09/07/2012) [-]
whats the deck made of...
User avatar #3 to #2 - swimmingprodigy (09/07/2012) [-]
3 sheets of 1/8 inch thick Baltic Birch plywood glued together with Titebound III glue, and 2 sheets of fiberglass mat and resin
#16 to #3 - fractalius (11/07/2012) [-]
Nice. I made a cheap ass plywood board that I bought the wood for with like 7$. But my fatass friend snapped it. I got up to 45 MPH with that thing (this was back in 8th grade). Now I ride a Rayne Vendetta. I like it, because its comfortable and easy to ride

Haha JK but I like it because its a nice all around board.
User avatar #17 to #16 - swimmingprodigy (11/07/2012) [-]
if it was 1 solid sheet of plywood, that's why it snapped. The more thin sheets you have glued together the more elastic the board is. Elasticity=good
#18 to #17 - fractalius (11/07/2012) [-]
Yeah just 1. It was a middle school bonus project. That thing was heavy as **** though. My friend's dad owns/owned a metalwork company, so they like welded or some **** a metal sheet to the bottom with a custom graphic, it gave it a crapton of weight and stability, so we went hella fast on them. And then of course the wood cracked and fell apart. I bet I have that metal sheet somewhere
User avatar #19 to #18 - swimmingprodigy (11/07/2012) [-]
that's cool.

But yea your design was hella flawed. More sheets+glue+fiberglass for strength is the way to go. Mine is still in one piece after 2 months xD
#20 to #19 - fractalius (11/07/2012) [-]
Suprisingly that board lasted me a few months as well. Don't get me wrong, of course its flawed, but it worked fine for an 8th grader ;)

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Thats what it looked like
User avatar #1 - hadrian (09/07/2012) [-]
So where's the timestamp OP?
User avatar #4 to #1 - swimmingprodigy (09/07/2012) [-]
sorry; forgot the timestamp for proof. Coming right up
User avatar #8 to #1 - swimmingprodigy (09/07/2012) [-]
timestamp is in comment number 6, as requested
User avatar #12 to #8 - hadrian (09/07/2012) [-]
good job man
User avatar #13 to #12 - swimmingprodigy (09/07/2012) [-]
thank you sir :)
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