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PostSubject: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:51 pm

I've been looking to get a new board and the only ones for under $50 are Chinese (P-Rep/Broken Knuckle, etc..). Where is the middle ground? I have a HomeWood blank deck that is very nice, but there is no way I am going to spend over $50 for a fingerboard. BerlinWood boards are $140!? That's crazy. I understand supporting the community and that you get what you pay for but $35 for a set of fingerboard wheels? $50 for trucks? My full sized deck costs the same as that!

So my question: Any good complete decks for under or at $50?
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 7:58 pm

I would get a legit deck, check out the companies in the banner (the logos scrolling to the left on the top of this site) and then some china trucks and china bearing wheels! Peoples republic and Broken Knuckle trucks and wheels are china and you can get those kinds of wheels and trucks with the exact same quality for cheaper at like amazon or ebay I think.

DEFINITELY get a legit deck though and some cheaper trucks and wheels
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:07 pm

I have the trucks with soft tuning and CNC bearing wheels. I want a step up but everything is too expensive!
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:08 pm

If you feel like the trucks and wheels are alright to use, just get a new deck. That will probably be the biggest difference in performance rather than getting new trucks or wheels.

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:19 pm


There are TONS of good information on alternatives to get a nice setup for dirt cheap on these forums.. Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:13 pm

kinkilla do great decks for way way under $50... And they're one of many!
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:46 pm

This person is thinking more like a complete for under 50 bucks, and that 140 bucks seems to expensive for a complete pro setup tho..

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:51 pm

Fingerboarding is a hobby, like many other things, and the market is so small that the "big" companies can charge whatever they want for the product because you can't get it anywhere else. I always compare it to buying an xbox game for $60 +. I will have a lot more fun on a fingerboard than on an xbox game, but that's just me.
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:55 pm

I was like you when I started to fingerboard, but now I have a professional setup and I wish I wouldve done it a lot sooner. I have spent a lot on cheaper alternatives, when I couldve just got a professional setup right away and saved a lott of money. If youre serious about fingerboarding, I would consider a professional setup before trying all the cheaper alternatives, just a little hint.

But listen to everyone above me^ there are some great, cheap decks that are well under $50. Happy hunting happy

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:01 pm

Most of the decks are under $50. But I'm talking completes! I've been finger boarding for a few years but I could never justify the price. I guess I need to look into some new trucks and wheels. As I said above I have a HomeWood deck that was $40. Are there any trucks and wheels comparable to BerlinWood and YTrucks that don't cost $80+?
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:08 pm

@kNewc blackriver trucks and y-trucks currently have a monoply for professional fb trucks. I thik they are the only of their kind to match such quality. There are reshaped trucks, whihc are just reshaped china trucks, but they can be kind of expensive. CNC china wheels are pretty decent for the cheap price, and I used those 3 years, until very recently

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:16 pm

Id suggest sticking around on the forums (being active) and using the time to search around for what you think might take your fancy. Then apply for access to the buy/sell/trade section of the forums..

When you fill the reqirements to get access to the buy/sell/trade section and get access, make a thread, asking if anyone has the products you crave second hand and what kind of price you are willing to pay up..

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:42 am

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:07 am

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Most of the decks are under $50. But I'm talking completes! I've been finger boarding for a few years but I could never justify the price. I guess I need to look into some new trucks and wheels. As I said above I have a HomeWood deck that was $40. Are there any trucks and wheels comparable to BerlinWood and YTrucks that don't cost $80+?

Check out Planktoon or look into tracking down some Tech Deck Longboard trucks. Make sure not to get the inverted trucks, though.

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Fri Sep 18, 2015 2:42 pm

if youve been fingerboarding for years, you probably wont stop fingerboarding anytime soon, so just save up some money an buy what ever you want
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:19 pm

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:44 pm

"Money comes and goes, where as fingerboarding is forever."

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:58 pm

dont be cheap

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:39 am

Levelup deck 20$ TDLB trucks 15$ if you Ebay them Loopa wheels 20$ TOTAL 55$ for a damn good setup if ya ask me. you need to internet better =D lol.

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:38 am

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Levelup deck 20$ TDLB trucks 15$ if you Ebay them Loopa wheels 20$ TOTAL 55$ for a damn good setup if ya ask me. you need to internet better =D lol.

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:50 pm

These style of trucks? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tech-Deck-TD-Cruiser-Long-Boards-Santa-Cruz-New-Sealed-/281802096344?hash=item419cb6bed8
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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:02 pm

No don't get that. Those trucks have an inverted kingpin

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:05 pm

I found an older one like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/311443408091?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

I pasted the wrong one >_<

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:05 am

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Most of the decks are under $50. But I'm talking completes! I've been finger boarding for a few years but I could never justify the price. I guess I need to look into some new trucks and wheels. As I said above I have a HomeWood deck that was $40. Are there any trucks and wheels comparable to BerlinWood and YTrucks that don't cost $80+?
Planktoon Top Truck !! $30 and they're almost as good as Brt's or Y's at half the price!

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PostSubject: Re: No Middle Ground - $40 fingerboard?   Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:30 am

kNewc wrote:
I found an older one like this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/311443408091?_trksid=p2060353.m2763.l2648&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT


these are what you are after if you want TDLB's

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