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    Question 7.75 or 8 deck

    I'm getting a new deck later this week
    I use to skate 7.5 but didn't feel comfortable on it
    so i'm thinking of moving up
    so should i get a 7.75 or 8 and why?

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    depends on how uncomfortable you were. if it was slightly uncomfortable, 7.75, if it was pretty uncomfortable, 8. or, go to a skate shop and stand on both and see which feels better.

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    ^ agreed.

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    7.75 is the way to go

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    just try one out and if you don't like it just get a different size on your next board. I used to skate 7.5 all the time and now 2-3 years later i am now skating a 8.5 it's all just based on preferance.

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    7.75 then move up,down from ther

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    8 is just a little wide, The 8 I had was pretty heavy. It flipped like a dream though. 7.75 is pretty average. I'd try a 7.8 or a 7.9 if you're not sure, then make a decision, or if any of you're friends have 8s

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    if you have 12 number shoe i would suggest you to buy an 8.0 deck...
    i wear 12 number shoe and i have a 7.75 deck and it is a bit unconfortable........

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    have you learned any tricks or stability on the 7.5? All the way to 8 would be a big jump unless you have accomplished nothing at all on the 7.5...if you have I would make the smaller step up to 7.75 which will still be a big difference
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    Just go to your local skateshop and see what feels comfortable

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    what ever fits you best

    you are gonna get probably 50/50 answer

    i ride 7.75's though
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    well in my opinion 8.2, but thats just my opinion..... so you should make your own......

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    8.25 fool

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    7.75 is really good. Not to big not to small. But your best bet is to stand on each one and see which one you like.

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    The difference between 7'75 and 8' isn't even that big, same goes for the difference between 7'5 and 7'75. While moving up from a 7'5 to an 8' (which isn't even that big) is probably going to feel quite weird for a day or two, in my opinion it would be worth it, wide decks are stronger and more comfortable to ride in general. Moving up from 7'5 to 7'75 you probably wouldn't even feel much of a difference, you could always do that as a first step if you're afraid that you're going to lose your tricks on a deck that's too wide or something... But you have to know that when it happens it's usually psychosomatic (you keep telling yourself that your deck is wider than what you're used to so you mess up, while you wouldn't if you weren't aware of it), and it takes like a day to adapt.

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    I used to always think that having a smaller deck enabled you to do double kickflips with relative ease. Whenever I skate my friends 7.5 (I normally skate a 8.25) I can land a double kickflip and I can also land one on my board with the same amount of effort.
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    I have 7.75, 7.87, and 8" decks. To me the differances aren't very noticable. The 8" is a little more stable then the 7.75 but that could also be my truck and wheel combo.
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    wider decks help you land more stable

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    I had a 7.75 and switched to 8.Im in love with it.I can do so much more tricks.No lie..You wont regret it.
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    i went from a 7.5 to and 8 and i love my 8
    i got like size 11 shoes so it makes sense i would want a bigger board
    but i decided to keep the 7.5 and once i get amazing i will see what size i like better because the extra weight and width doesn't matter if i can stick my tricks

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