It would be gr8 to get some 1st hand or should i say from the feet reviews of what we are skating and what we think of our rides.
I’ll start with my BDS Quad 10 as I think its the only one being skated in OZ.
Quad 10 is 34" x10 with a similar concave to the shogo samuria ie not too aggressive. It has a nose kick and 18"wb Mine is set up with 1 soft and 1 hard 1/8" riser under both Destructo 6.5" trucks, running the standard red cussions and BDS 97a 62mm Mini Dubs with rockets.
I find the deck to exactly the right size for my surfing based wider stance and I like the wide square tail. It feels smaller than it actually is and is a better more progressive ride than the BDS Bulldog model (which is slightly shorter at 32" and 17.5"wb). The concave and the addition of the wheel wells allows loose trucks without going for high risers, thus keeping the centre of gravity lower. The concave adds some rigidity to the deck. (I didnt realise how much the tail of my BFII flexes, it’s a little off putting after the Quad). I have heard of guys in the states moving the front truck back up to 1" for an even more responsive ride.
If BDS do another run of these deck, make sure you score one to ride.
Destruto’s are a popular choice of the twigflippers and Tony Hallam swears by them. I got a set of the 6.5" wide ones which equal the hanger width of a tracker 6 trac or Indy 169. I have all 3 and have much preffered the Indies over the trackers, they just feel more responsive, I’m told its all to do with the geometry, but not going to get into that arguement truck are a personal thing.
As an Indy rider have to admit these trucks took a few runs and a fair bit of spanner work to tune in, but i think i have them set now, at least for the ring of fire. Will give them their 1st run at Pt cook tonight, probably some more tuning, I was very pleased with they way they carved the tight corner at the ROF and seemed stable when slashing frontside grinds(my pet thing) Also, on a few b/s nose grabs felt the whole back truck lap over the coping and did not hang up phew. The king pin is also a bit lower or further recessed than on the indies, this is a result of a slightly taller overall height. So far I’m happy with them and they are a bargain at $75.
BDS mini dubs, I have both the green 95a and the rusty orange 97a. I have not noticed any reduction in the grip in the 97a’s over the 95a’s and they are faster. the shape and size is perfect for wide boards and they go on and off the coping effortlessly Would go for the 97a’s over the 95a’s i dont see any benefit of the softer compound. The ultra thane version of these is supposed to be even better, cant wait for a set of those.
Rockets are just awesome.
Thats what I think of my ride.