Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 4/5/2021 4:17 PM

Thx man! I love them on an all black setup

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 4/5/2021 3:49 PM

Rims finally came today to lace up my Revolution hub set. Pretty much in love with the way Federal rims feel and was stoked to find the blue.

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Added reply in a thread Looking to start at 45yo 4/5/2021 12:14 PM

Yeah, I’m a large in both the shin guards and knee pads and they seem pretty forgiving/stretchy.

Added reply in a thread The current state of vital 4/5/2021 11:19 AM

Pretty sure I would be in the old fucks category; however, from what I understand (and my experience), everyone is on the spectrum...it’s just to what degree. All three categories don’t prohibit someone from riding or contributing...I just don’t put ... more »

Added reply in a thread protection gear for kids 4/4/2021 5:59 PM

As a kid my pads were the only “premium” piece of gear my parents bought me for skating/BMX. They were the old Rector pads that were really popular especially with vert skating...but they felt horrible/stiff and I refused to wear them. I actually preferred ... more »

Added reply in a thread S&M TALL BOY 21.5" 4/4/2021 4:01 PM

Looks really good. Tall Boys are awesome.

Added reply in a thread The current state of vital 4/4/2021 12:37 PM

Barspins or any other trick is not the issue. Everyone (for the most part) has something to contribute. Even old heads like me are able to learn if willing. While I value and remain pretty true to my style that I developed when riding in the 90s, I think ... more »

Added reply in a thread The current state of vital 4/4/2021 12:05 PM

I used to go to Upton Park for West Ham matches. It was always kind of run down and recently thought it would be fun to hop on the tube and ride that area...but it can also be kind of a rough.

Added reply in a thread The current state of vital 4/4/2021 11:14 AM

You’re braver than I am. Besides riding a little bit of dirt, I now stick to more traditional street (no bowls etc near me). Any recommendations for London? In the past I’ve ridden South Bank starting at Tower Bridge. I’ve also jibbed a bit in Greenwich ... more »

Added reply in a thread The current state of vital 4/4/2021 9:35 AM

If that’s the case...Pasta, my bad. My words still stand, I just didn’t pick up on your sarcasm.

Added reply in a thread The current state of vital 4/3/2021 11:34 PM

Maybe. I’m one of them, yet can still throw bars. My first Vital thumbs-down was given because I think it’s a pretty shit idea to exclude anybody from anything based on arbitrary criteria. I only had an hour to ride yesterday...my time from a stressful ... more »

Added reply in a thread Hoffman Wade 4/3/2021 10:47 PM

Nice...what cranks are those?

Added reply in a thread The current state of vital 4/3/2021 7:17 PM

You complain about “cancerous elitism” compared to the skate community...then bitch about kids and old heads because they don’t meet your standard of what you think is cool?

Added reply in a thread FYI 4/3/2021 9:21 AM

While I’m not particularly a Sunday guy, I think these posts are helpful. There is a real gap between supply and demand right now and I know that a lot of guys/girls are waiting on parts.

Added reply in a thread Looking to start at 45yo 4/1/2021 9:25 PM

Hey, welcome. I got back into riding several years ago when my daughter started riding...I turned 40 in January. The first year I got back into it my legs were pretty much like a permanent open wound, shins and knees. I bought the Shadow Invisia shin/ankle ... more »

Added reply in a thread The “I got parts today” thread! 4/1/2021 7:51 PM

I didn’t get any new parts today, but I did make a purchase on some rims. My first non-black rim in a while. I was really on the fence about how it would look on my setup and found this link online for a bike configurator. You can quickly/easily select ... more »

Added reply in a thread BMX shortage of parts 3/30/2021 9:29 PM

Tragic thing about the position the distributors are in. While supply doesn’t generate demand, it must be incredibly frustrating to constantly field questions about availability for popular components...for over a year now.

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 3/29/2021 11:30 AM

If you are now (obviously) in the market for a new frame, and what kind are you looking for (short rear end, etc)

Added reply in a thread BMX shortage of parts 3/29/2021 10:57 AM

Can’t help things. While supply chain issues ha e improved, I know Long Beach port is still underwater (I have a lot of inventory that is in queue at customs now).

Added reply in a thread The "I went riding today" -thread 3/29/2021 10:42 AM

1. That sucks, my dude 2. What frame is that? Under any warranty? 3. The turquoise headset on the all black frame looks fresh