PDA

View Full Version : Comparing Frames - deck height


Live2sk888
March 7th, 2008, 01:37 AM
Does anyone know of a good source to find deck height measurments on a lot of frames?

I've been looking around on the different manufacturers' sites but some of them don't provide it and others don't measure it the same way. Just wondering if anyone had compared a bunch of them before & I might get lucky and find all that info in one place!! :biggrin:

I'm asking because I am going to buy a 100mm frame (I have a 4x90 now) and I want to get the lowest possible 2 point frame, because the only issue I have really had in the past with bigger wheels is the stability.

gneal
March 7th, 2008, 02:33 AM
When looking @ frames, don't forget to look at boots as well, so they match up. If you get an ultra-low frame with and ultra-low boots, the 2nd wheel back will rub.

Live2sk888
March 7th, 2008, 02:45 AM
When looking @ frames, don't forget to look at boots as well, so they match up. If you get an ultra-low frame with and ultra-low boots, the 2nd wheel back will rub.

Hadn't really thought about that, thanks for the heads-up!

Which boots tend to be the ultra-low ones? In the long run I plan on getting another Simmons boot, but I may end up with a Luigino or something else until then.

markthetrucker
March 7th, 2008, 08:12 AM
When looking @ frames, don't forget to look at boots as well, so they match up. If you get an ultra-low frame with and ultra-low boots, the 2nd wheel back will rub.

This is why so many are offering 3x100 1x90's they are much lower and help with stability... if you wana try them?
something I learned from Nettskate/Richard.

gneal
March 7th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Simmons has 2 versions of a stock boot. An 'S' series which has a higher cuff and a 'K' series, which is narrower, but shorter cuff. Both have the same thickness mounting blocks. His 'S" series is the most popular right now. Dave has some of my frames @ his shop, so he could make the combo as low as possible.

MachV
March 7th, 2008, 01:55 PM
The chart is a little dated, but the link still works. Front and back are the deck heights.

http://www.racereports.net/images/framechart.pdf



Dave & George do make them right.
http://img433.imageshack.us/img433/1309/ls4x110pp7.jpg

Live2sk888
March 7th, 2008, 06:39 PM
The chart is a little dated, but the link still works. Front and back are the deck heights.

http://www.racereports.net/images/framechart.pdf

Dave & George do make them right.
http://img433.imageshack.us/img433/1309/ls4x110pp7.jpg

Nice skates!! Coming into this thread, that is the boot and frame that were on top of my list... so far it is still that way! :D

And thanks for the chart, that was exactly what I was looking for. I was pretty sure someone had done that research already!

Live2sk888
March 7th, 2008, 06:44 PM
Simmons has 2 versions of a stock boot. An 'S' series which has a higher cuff and a 'K' series, which is narrower, but shorter cuff. Both have the same thickness mounting blocks. His 'S" series is the most popular right now. Dave has some of my frames @ his shop, so he could make the combo as low as possible.

I forgot he had the different versions now - mine are old from before then, lol.
But that is awesome if he has the frames available to check out the clearance. I'm really wanting a full custom this time, which explains why I don't have them yet. Got to sell some more stuff on Ebay first!! :biggrin:

Now that I have the deck height info, I'm gonna make a new post about frame length and wheel configurations, so I'd be interested in hearing your opinion on that part as well. :smile:

ncspeed
March 16th, 2008, 02:53 AM
Hey if you are still looking for a frame look in the for sale section I have two up for sale one is a high low 165 mount and the other is a gatorback 195 that has a really low profile to it like the old tru revs.