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by W. Kilner
Sun Jan 09, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: Oust
Topic: Oust bought out by Tensor?
Replies: 16
Views: 17473

Looks like Tensor is upgrading to their MOC 5 to the MOC 9 SS edition bearing. Doesn't look like the regular Oust MOC 9, but I'm going by an ad, I haven't seen them in person. Carl is also applying his knowledge to wheels and trucks as well and working w/ Mullen and designing new Tensor Trucks and a...
by W. Kilner
Sat Sep 04, 2004 4:06 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: width ??????
Replies: 1
Views: 3640

The 130's should be suitable on a 7½ wide board. If you don't want your wheels to stick out at all, you might have to go with the 110 though. The Grippin is centre-set, but it's still fairly wide.
by W. Kilner
Tue Mar 16, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Where's the shields?
Replies: 21
Views: 18164

The final version came w/o inner shields and with the crowns facing the other way to allow easy access for cleaning and lubing.

Must be prototypes in that picture.
by W. Kilner
Mon Mar 15, 2004 4:04 am
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 29694

if Chris' manufacturer is selling him graded bearings, with the attendant price differential, and they're not actually making the grade, then both Chris and consumer are getting screwed. My point exactly. I am not trying to "call him out". From all the posts I've read of Chaput's, he seems to care ...
by W. Kilner
Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Balls
Replies: 1
Views: 3706

Balls

So what are the various theories behind the number of balls per bearing?

A conventional bearing has 7 balls, but I've seen:

Reflex 9 balls
Reflex 8 ball
Bones Super Swiss 6 ball
by W. Kilner
Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Oust
Topic: Oust bought out by Tensor?
Replies: 16
Views: 17473

Finally got to see the ad for myself and it looks like Tensor is using the <b>Oust Moc 5 Street</b> bearing. This is the one with the non-removable metal shield with a small hole in it so you can re-lube it.
by W. Kilner
Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 29694

W. Kilmer, First, just why did you single out Chris Chaput and ABEC 11? Weren`t there other companies pointed out by Ron`s cohort? Chaput is an active and candid poster, and he moderates this forum, so it seemed like a good choice. Could it be that the bearings were manufactured and sold to Chris a...
by W. Kilner
Wed Mar 10, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 29694

Naming a company ABEC 11- a non-existent bearing rating- is deceiving, dishonest and impudent. In addition, it creates confusion such as in “I use ABEC 11’s ABEC 5’s”. Naming a company “Pleasure Tool” is provocative, vulgar and bold. On the one hand, it clearly establishes a sexual reference. On th...
by W. Kilner
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:12 am
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 29694

I wouldn’t worry too much about stated ABEC spec - A bearing’s high tolerance is lost as soon as you start skating with them anyway. I don't care about general ABEC ratings, but if a bearing company is going to offer their bearings in 3 different grades with three different prices, then I think the...
by W. Kilner
Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Bearing discussion
Topic: Why no General Bearing Forum?
Replies: 2
Views: 3891

Why no General Bearing Forum?

Three brands and no General Bearing Forum seems a little skimpy, especially for a site that has a Griptape and a Riser forum :P

What if we we want to discuss Bones and all the other bearing companies out there?
by W. Kilner
Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Biltin
Topic: Biltins ABEC rating?
Replies: 29
Views: 29694

Biltins ABEC rating?

FWIW, recent measurement of Biltin showed that the Abec 7 model measure out to the same as the Abec 3 Biltins. Similarly, the Pleasure Tools Abec 7 has tolerances in the 3 range as well. He says this is common with the Chinese bearings and that Chris and Ed may not even know that their suppliers ar...
by W. Kilner
Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Oust
Topic: Oust bought out by Tensor?
Replies: 16
Views: 17473

Oust bought out by Tensor?

Latest Transworld has a Tensor Bearings ad and they are "powered by Oust". So did Dwindle buy Oust or did they just get Oust to manufacture Tensor bearings?

I thought Rodney Mullen only liked products made in China ;)
by W. Kilner
Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Monkeywrench Machine Works
Topic: TTC's are back (though they're 3TC's now)
Replies: 9
Views: 9976

So will the 3-TC still be in production now that Dan Gesmer has taken over? Just curious.
by W. Kilner
Thu Nov 13, 2003 12:11 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Thank you Daniel Gesmer
Replies: 4
Views: 5526

Re: You're welcome, Adam Trahan!

Daniel Gesmer wrote:Wow, well thank you very much for writing such kind things about me, Adam. But I'm somewhat bewildered that you should do so right after spending ten minutes listening to me rant about difficult customers!
So let's hear it, I like difficult customer stories!
by W. Kilner
Mon Jun 16, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Deck in Four Wheels Down video...
Replies: 5
Views: 5885

Thanks for the reply, very informative. You are doing some amazing things on what most would consider a primitive board. You must really have that set-up dialed, it would be a really quick turning board with a deck & wheelbase that small, and the responsiveness of Seismics. I'm surprised you even bo...
by W. Kilner
Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:33 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Coming Soon!...
Replies: 16
Views: 15838

But are they actually <i>in stores</i>? I know that they've appeared at various events, and a few people have been test riding them. I'm really looking forward to trying these out!
by W. Kilner
Wed Jun 04, 2003 11:03 am
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Deck in Four Wheels Down video...
Replies: 5
Views: 5885

First off, it's a great video. I like that you don't see your trucks just as a specialty slalom truck. But I have a few questions... I don't know if it's the camera work, but it looks like you are <i>really</i> hauling ass in the hockey court. But can you describe the board you're riding? It looks l...
by W. Kilner
Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:37 pm
Forum: Seismic
Topic: Coming Soon!...
Replies: 16
Views: 15838

<hr width="95%" color="green"> <font size="1"><i>In May 2003, Seismic will introduce a new truck line </i></font><hr width="95%" color="green"> May is over, so what's the new ETA for the <b>metal</b> Sesmic? _________________ I just stand there, the conclusions jump to me. <font size=-1>[ This Messa...
by W. Kilner
Thu May 29, 2003 2:31 am
Forum: Bahne
Topic: How to pronounce Bahne?
Replies: 1
Views: 3713

Does it rhyme with pain?
by W. Kilner
Tue May 27, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: why not titanium axles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3174

Interesting...

So what are the school of thought on making the truck itself out of titanium instead of aluminum?
by W. Kilner
Sun May 25, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: History of the "Offset" modification
Replies: 1
Views: 2073

That would be interesting to know. Did anyone do it before the original Indepedent Suspension truck? They were the first I'd ever heard of it.
by W. Kilner
Sun May 25, 2003 11:04 am
Forum: Fibreflex
Topic: Vertical layup FibreFlex slalom decks?
Replies: 0
Views: 3320

Has <b>G&S</b> ever considered or prototyped vertical wood layups for any of their slalom decks? AIUI, vertical ply is stronger and provides a livlier flex (although I can't really say I have any complaints w/ my horizontal plied FibreFlex slalom). Some of the FibreFlex longboards are vertical ply, ...
by W. Kilner
Sun May 25, 2003 10:57 am
Forum: Fibreflex
Topic: New FibreFlex Racing skateboards for 2003
Replies: 4
Views: 5948

So how does FibreFlex rate in the world of foam core slalom decks, which seem to be so prevalent today? Are they going to:

a)Stay the course and remain a viable alternative for competition slalom.

b)Focus on the nostalgic and recreational market.

c)Consider new constructions.
by W. Kilner
Sun May 25, 2003 10:51 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Deck Discussion
Topic: Letting a secret out of the bag
Replies: 1
Views: 2096

Interesting, thanks for the info. It's really hard to fault slalom deck manus for pricing, it's amazing we have so much choice compared to a few years ago. Plus the fact that decks don't really wear out. But the one problem is the beginner who doesn't have access to other slalomers and their setups....
by W. Kilner
Sat May 24, 2003 7:27 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: why not titanium axles?
Replies: 4
Views: 3174

I was at your site, and I noticed that your new truck, the R3, has gone to a titanium axle. What happened?!?
by W. Kilner
Thu May 22, 2003 4:38 am
Forum: Tracker
Topic: nylons, aggros, gnarly pivot, extracks???? huh????
Replies: 2
Views: 5818

I don't recall the Aggro w/ a floater axle*. I <i>do</i> recall the truck that was simply called the Tracker Floater. I have a set. These came out in the early 90s, and they were put out as a solution to slipping axles and axle jams when street skating went super-tech. You couldn't slip the axle, si...
by W. Kilner
Thu May 22, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: Tracker
Topic: New offset
Replies: 3
Views: 5144

Nice looking truck: http://www.climaxmfg.com/trucks/images/offset2.jpg http://www.climaxmfg.com/trucks/images/offset1.jpg But I am really surprised at the cost ($130 each). I figured that if they were going to be made at the source, by Tracker (instead of a 3rd party mod) that it would bring the pri...
by W. Kilner
Thu May 22, 2003 4:11 am
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: SL 2002 a flop?
Replies: 16
Views: 17042

I know there was quite a buzz about a new GW slalom truck at time. But it also felt a little like they were jumping on the bandwagon (albeit a <i>tiny</i> bandwagon). I don't think it's too late for GW either, but it doesn't really feel like their heart is in it. It doesn't feel like their heart is ...
by W. Kilner
Wed May 21, 2003 10:35 pm
Forum: Independent
Topic: Indy Stage 9s out
Replies: 0
Views: 3090

Nice looking truck. I saw the 129 & 139. Hanger is considerably cleaner and refined. Baseplate only has new school mounting pattern now though. New baseplate also has holes for weight savings, and the it will only accept the new round Indy kingpins now.
by W. Kilner
Wed May 21, 2003 10:32 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: SL 2002 a flop?
Replies: 16
Views: 17042

Kind of sad. Gullwing has a lot of goodwill with old school skaterboarders who remember them from the 70s, but the SL 2002 doesn't seem like it has been a success at all on the retail level. I wonder how Gullwing is keeping it together at all these days. Not popular at all with kickflippers. They're...