#1
Hey
Im sorta a beginner too skating, and im very interested in buying a board, but i really
dont know witch is best for my money.
I do know some stuff about boards, but i think ill rely on the Pit for this one

Ok, first option:

^ $49.99 from Amazon
Airwalk series 5, Complete

Option 2:

^ World Industries $59.99 from Amazon
Pro series Flasher, Complete

Option 3:

^ Alliance "Mika" Artist series Level 3, $59.99 from Amazon
Complete board
with nice "ABEC 7 Bearings"


....So?
Im leaning towards the Alliance one, but i really need the Pits opinion.
and remember, i'm looking for Quality, not looks
(We all know the underside of the deck gets shaved off by grinding anyway)

EDIT: sorry, i should mention that my wallet wont let me spend more than $80
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Last edited by Metallica Meat at Dec 27, 2008,
#2
I would lean towards the World Industries one but go to a little skateshop look at stuff too.
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#4
Personally I'd take the Airwalk because it looks thinner, and the stuff aint too bad, but I never bought on of these set ups, I bought mine in bits and pieces, that's always best. I havent heard of Alliance either, if you trust it go for it. World industries make good wheels and they've been around for a while.
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#5
I like the airwalk...I haven't skated in so long...I'm looking to buy a longboard once the snow melts
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#8
If you've got $100 you can buy a complete board from warehouseskateboards.com, it's got free shipping. I'd recommend an *almost deck, with kingdom trucks and spitfire wheels. A little heavy, but nice and durable to get you started.
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#11
I used to skate alot, i remember seeing some pretty cool wolrd industries

i'd probably go with that, seeing those brand new decks sort of makes me want to get one.
#12
Airwalk decks arent very good...onli if your willing to splash abit of cash on them...

and do what Arrived+Dparted said...sounds solid to me
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#13
Id say the Alliance, but you can always switch out bearings/wheels/trucks/etc. down the line if you need to on the other ones.
#14
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Tensor or Independent trucks. (independent are a bit heavier, but I have yet to break one) Ventures also break very easy

Any wheels not to big not to soft. (Darkstar or Girl)

Swiss bones bearings.

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#15
dont go for the world industries if you're a beginner they are heavy as f**K!
neither the airwalk deck just because i garuantee it will b crap manufacture and the plywood will split.
i'd go with the 3rd one, but a good make 4 a starter is a krooked deck!
#16
One of these

http://www.hookupsskateboards.com/

It's good for skating and fapping.

NOTE: I don't really know if there good for skating I've never used one before nor do I skate anymore.
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#17
everybody has preferance in skating, i remember disliking airwalk and loving world industries.

i havent skated in so long though.. towards the end of my skating days i would just buy blank decks from the local skate shop
#18
do NOT buy airwalk.

My mate's split in half first time he went on it.

In my opinion, buy your own set-up. Feels more personal.

Trucks - Destructo's are amazing.
Deck - I like heroin.
Wheels - any tbh.
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#20
...is it possible to even go out and BUY parts (including deck) for under $105?
(tight budget)
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#21
element board. ive had one for a few years and while i dont skate as hard on em as i used to, its holding its shape very well as a transportation/stair jumping board. they have the fiber lites or something, with the layer of carbon fiber in them, added strength and lighter board.

i liked spitfire wheels, never failed me, always had cool designs.

destructo trucks or independents or venture featherlights were my favs.
-destructo being best strength vs. weight
-independent being the strongest
-venture being the lightest.
all good qualtiy.

i'd go through bearings, clean em, reuse em, so i wouldnt get too hung up on them. people will tell you different, but honestly, in 2 months, abec 7's and 3's will roll the same. buy some very well shielded ones and treat them with some care and you;ll be fine.
#22
whatever you do, DO NOT get a World Industries, they break within a month and come with ****ty parts, and don't get something REALLY good because that's just dumb. I would say get the Mika artist because it looks pretty promising, and your a beginner anyways, whats it matter.
#24
How bout this one
Its a BAM from Amazon, $64.99
You have too assemble it, thats not too hard
But it sticks out too me because of BAM, and his sponser to Element
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