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by downboy
Sun Dec 22, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Say goodbye to SerpentineRoad
Topic: Yes, it's time to turn the lights out
Replies: 57
Views: 18854

Re: Yes, it's time to turn the lights out

Yes archiving the pages would be good; would be a shame for all these contributions to disappear in a puff of smoke!
by downboy
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:08 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: fixing lateral slider plates to seba high Mk.1
Replies: 6
Views: 1707

Re: fixing lateral slider plates to seba high Mk.1

Yep, thick leather hide works well for protecting the boot in slides. Use Shoe Goo for sticking it on though, it 's good stuff.
by downboy
Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: The new fr1 shell
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

The new fr1 shell

So i got to see a new 2012 fr1 today, and was surprised at just how open topped the new shell is. This made me wonder if they have lost something in terms of responsiveness compared to the former model. Anyone able to confirm or deny this is the case?
by downboy
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:43 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: 100 Miles attempt 1 help needed!!
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Re: 100 Miles attempt 1 help needed!!

Sparky wrote:
BTW have you skated down Steep Hill yet?

Has anyone?
by downboy
Sat Jun 23, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: What size is my FR1 shell?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: What size is my FR1 shell?

Thanks Naomi. I took the cuff off but there is no sizing info underneath, possibly worn away. The info on the cuff says 9-12 but that doesn't explain the shell size. Its no big deal, I just want to know if I get a fr1 size 44, will I be able to insert my jug vent liners, size UK 10.
by downboy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Dmb Triumph Racing wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Re: Dmb Triumph Racing wheels

I wouldn't have thought 90mm "urban" wheels exist.
by downboy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Welcome
Topic: Seba Frx 80 vs Seba Fr2 80 please could you help me choose
Replies: 8
Views: 6774

Re: Seba Frx 80 vs Seba Fr2 80 please could you help me choo

What about the Fr-T, 90?
by downboy
Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:25 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Seba High's footbed scandal
Replies: 70
Views: 12189

Re: Seba High's footbed scandal

This thread should be renamed 'the princess and the pea'.
by downboy
Thu May 17, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: What size is my FR1 shell?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: What size is my FR1 shell?

azumi wrote:I am told, on excellent authority, that the shell size is a number behind the cuffs. Hence remove/shift the cuffs and you will see. :)

Ah good, I'll check it out! Cheers
by downboy
Mon May 14, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Some help?
Replies: 6
Views: 1922

Re: Some help?

They'd be a pretty good skate, very supportive, and you could swap the (stepped) frames over for something better. They're from the days before the crappy soft-boot shells started to hit the shelves.
by downboy
Sun May 13, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: What size is my FR1 shell?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

Re: What size is my FR1 shell?

These should help....http://skatecrazy.net/sizing http://www.wikinline.net/wiki/Seba_FR1 Ta yes I'd seen that but it doesnt explain if I have a size 44 shell or the bigger size which accommodates up to size 12. I glued a footbed into the skates so cant see any description which may or may not be th...
by downboy
Sun May 13, 2012 8:08 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: What size is my FR1 shell?
Replies: 11
Views: 2977

What size is my FR1 shell?

I inherited my Fr1 shell ages ago so don't know what size it's supposed to be. I use a UK 10 liner in it which goes pretty much right to the end of the boot - so I don't really see how it could be a 10-12 size shell. Would I be right in thinking I have a size 9-9.5 shell? The back of the shell (exte...
by downboy
Sun May 13, 2012 4:58 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Seba FR1 help
Replies: 4
Views: 1474

Re: Seba FR1 help

The new FR 2012 models are different to their predecessors. Seba changed the shell. Hence, 2012 models = open shells (bridge area to toe). pre-2012 models = closed shells. Some skaters prefer them 'cause they give a tighter fit. So go for whatever you prefer. you can mod the old shells to be like t...
by downboy
Wed May 09, 2012 7:13 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 2747

Re: Brakes

You're right about the fact that not all downhill skaters use heel brakes - some of them are excellent skaters who frequently win downhill races and can hold their own against some of the fastest longboarders. Their skill lies in their tucking ability, carving and judgement of corners. There are onl...
by downboy
Mon May 07, 2012 5:49 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: The new fr2 -mounting plates?
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

The new fr2 -mounting plates?

Anyone know if the new 2012 Seba Fr2 have metal mounting plates, as per the regular Fr1s? And if there is any particular difference between them apart from the frames/wheels/bearings? Ta
by downboy
Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:59 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: Rain wheels?
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Rain wheels?

The hyper 250 worked well - in the sense that they had good grip in the wet - but they are slow as was suggested. It was hard to get the speed going again after braking.
they're ok but i'd like to try the storm surge next time, or gyro or whatever.
by downboy
Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:23 am
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: 80mm or 84mm Seba's??
Replies: 14
Views: 8727

Re: 80mm or 84mm Seba's??

Teach wrote:Tnx for the answer. The 90mm option sounds nice :)
With 273mm frames and 84mm wheels, space between wheels will be bigger, is that bad for smtng or?


nah!
by downboy
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: 80mm or 84mm Seba's??
Replies: 14
Views: 8727

Re: 80mm or 84mm Seba's??

And also (to me.. im kinda new in this) its kinda stupid to have 84mm wheels on 273mm frames which can use 90mm wheels (whose r kinda big for what i want). Well, that way you get more stability with the longer frame but a lower deck height than with 90 mm wheels. Therefore jumps and downhills can b...
by downboy
Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: General skating
Topic: New Freeskating/Powerblading edit from Barcelona! & more
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Re: New Freeskating/Powerblading edit from Barcelona! & more

OliBenet wrote:
I hope you enjoy it!



I did!
by downboy
Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Technique, Tips and Equipment
Topic: 84mm vs 90mm for bigfooter and seba liner question
Replies: 1
Views: 1456

Re: 84mm vs 90mm for bigfooter and seba liner question

Fr1 are excellent - very stiff and supportive, aluminium mounting plates make a big difference when compared to say rollerblade twister mounting. They are the best for freeride IMO. I no longer use short 4 wheel frames, only long 5 wheels which I freeride and downhill in - I no longer have problems ...

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