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    Default Why do you think I'm going so slow?

    So I'm just starting out..
    I have a Sector 9 Superfish (9.5" x 37.5")

    I push off and it goes fairly slow. I can sort of kick while already in motion but still going a bit slow..

    Do you think it's just because I'm a newb?

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    Maybe your bearings are dirty. Try cleaning them.

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    New bearings? maybe just put more force into the board, if its still a problem just go to ur local shop and have them check it out
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    push harder?

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    puch harder or clean them

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    sector9 bearings, at least the greaseballs, ARE slower...also, the wheels are sorta crappy, so it doesn't get rolling as quickly.

    BUT, don't let gear get in your way...get going, your kicks will get stronger as you gain more confidence on the board. it's just a matter of practicing and getting comfortable on the board.

    also, PM me with questions if you want

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    I gurantee you are doing the thing where when you push you are leaning off the board onto your pushing foot. Keep your weight centered over the foot that is on the board still.

    Your not gonna go too fast from one push anyways. Just keep skating, you'll be able to go faster once your more comfortable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andius View Post
    I gurantee you are doing the thing where when you push you are leaning off the board onto your pushing foot. Keep your weight centered over the foot that is on the board still.

    Your not gonna go too fast from one push anyways. Just keep skating, you'll be able to go faster once your more comfortable.
    Well any tips like that from experienced skaters are appreciated

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    get new bearings, clean them, or get some WD40

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsimmons153 View Post
    get new bearings, clean them, or get some WD40
    do not use wd40

    it causes more harm than good



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    Quote Originally Posted by cptn craig View Post
    do not use wd40

    it causes more harm than good
    oh i didn't know that, nevermind

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    it would create a barrier over the bearings, sheilding it from rust, it is not a lubricant (i dont think)

    for the reason that the barrier/film picks up dirt and lint more than usual, so it will be a grindy mess in your bearings



    Quote Originally Posted by MysterySk8er3 View Post

    I was really bored so I went to youtube and started searching for animals having sex. I was looking up dogs and cats and bears stuff like that at first but then I wanted something a little more porn like and was like hey, chimps are close to being human so I typed in chimp sex found some but wasn't satisfied so I then typed in chimp rape and well here we are now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueoakleyz View Post
    So I'm just starting out..
    I have a Sector 9 Superfish (9.5" x 37.5")

    I push off and it goes fairly slow. I can sort of kick while already in motion but still going a bit slow..

    Do you think it's just because I'm a newb?
    sounds like you probably have the nuts on the trucks too tight. If this is the case (and you don't have spacers in your wheels ) you may have messed your bearings up. You can check the thread on how to set your $h!t up on this site
    or send me a PM and I will give you a tutorial on how to do it

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    yeah WD40 is the worst thing you could put on bearing. it attracts dirt way more than usual, and will just make the bearings even dirtier than when you started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatinflip View Post
    yeah WD40 is the worst thing you could put on bearing. it attracts dirt way more than usual, and will just make the bearings even dirtier than when you started.
    perhaps i should spray some on my wife pahpahbleugh!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by lazerusRy View Post
    sounds like you probably have the nuts on the trucks too tight. If this is the case (and you don't have spacers in your wheels ) you may have messed your bearings up. You can check the thread on how to set your $h!t up on this site
    or send me a PM and I will give you a tutorial on how to do it
    I didn't attach the wheels, it was a prebuilt.

    I loosened them so they have some play and clickety clack to them..
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatinflip View Post
    yeah WD40 is the worst thing you could put on bearing. it attracts dirt way more than usual, and will just make the bearings even dirtier than when you started.
    WD40 and equivalents is okay for the initial cleaning part of the process. As an actual lubricant though it blows.

    I used Q20 (A WD40 equivalent) to clean my bearings. Once clean, I soak them in some actual lubricating oil (Singer Sewing Machine Oil in my case) and that works a charm for actually lubricating and protecting the bearings.

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    Its nothing hardware related.

    I'm surprised some of you guys even suggested new bearings.

    Bearings have almost no effect as long as they aren't completely seized up.
    Wheels affect 'speed' for the most part, and this guy is rolling on longboard wheels.

    Its not his skateboard, its his technique.
    He just needs to get comfortable with pushing.

    Just remember, if you feel like your going too slow, theres nothing stopping you from pushing more
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    Quote Originally Posted by andius View Post
    Its nothing hardware related.

    I'm surprised some of you guys even suggested new bearings.

    Bearings have almost no effect as long as they aren't completely seized up.
    Wheels affect 'speed' for the most part, and this guy is rolling on longboard wheels.

    Its not his skateboard, its his technique.
    He just needs to get comfortable with pushing.

    Just remember, if you feel like your going too slow, theres nothing stopping you from pushing more
    have you ever ridden sector9's bearings? they come packed in grease, which makes them essentially waterproof, but also slows them way the fxck down.

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