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GBOMB CAMBIAR- portable tweakable longboard under test!!
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gboom



Joined: 29 May 2008
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Location: Grand Rapids Michigan

PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the questions.

Chris, regarding the top mount brackets...LDPE is right. It really changes the loading on the brackets and deck.  Also, to resolve the bracket being in the foot space is a big design challenge. The Rodgers Bros have done a 3 piece deck with a top mount bracket. The design is for downhill. Quite nice looking. I have not ridden one. I believe the deck is aluminum. The aluminum platform really helps with the design challenges of the bracket and deck interface. The Rogers Bros bracket attach allows for foot space. Here is a link - http://www.rogers-bros.com/index.php/dh3piece

We originally had a 3/4" thick plywood platform design with a recess on the bottom of the deck that the bracket nested into. The platform was ridiculed for being a cutting board. This is a bit ironic b/c it is the same maple plywood that is often used for cutting boards. I actually made one into a cutting board for us to use at home. Ha.  I will try to get a picture.

When I started with the brackets, I never thought much of deck design. Now, 6 years later, I find myself preoccupied with it.

Celohc, regarding concave...we cater to the distance folks (and ourselves  Smile ). We want the platform to be as comfortable as possible for many miles. A mild concave and mild camber is the solution that we have found is best for most of our customers and us. If you are passionate about the concave, Scott at Subsonic will discuss a custom for you.  Our mission is to make getting around and getting exercise as much fun as possible. Sliding and tricks are fun, but these need to be balanced with designing for getting around and getting exercise.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A post to share some photos of our 2011 entry for the Portland Adult Soap Box Derby. The derby is this Saturday. The vehicle is a lot of fun to drive and we are looking forward to a chance to race it on Portland's Mt. Tabor. We have had it up over 40 mph and it is stable and fun. 40+ mph on a skateboard would terrify me. However, the stability, brakes, bolsters, and a lot of practice with the vehicle have made it a nice adrenalin rush. We look forward to seeing how we fare.

Our tablet theme is named IPad 3. The cityscape photo is a friend's photo of Portland. The "nerd alert" photo is our team...a bunch of mechanical engineers and friends that have had a ton of fun bringing this thing to life.

Stoked...the waivers have been signed...almost go time!







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pavedwave



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Location: seattle wa usa

PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the nerd alert shot, and that rig looks wicked!!   So you lock your feet into the U shape and hold onto the PVC on the sides??   Wish I could make it to P-town this weekend.   Hopefully you can get some action footage of this drag racer, it would be great to see how this stuff goes down.
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questionesse



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

questionesse wrote:

I was working a bit more on my hand luggage travel plattform for the gbomb. the opposite of your perfectly finished new parts, but see yourself

http://pavedwave.myfastforum.org/ftopic1528-30.php
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what do you guys think? anyone ever experimented in that direction?


I need to shorten my deck a lil more for my luggage. To keep the nose, I'd like to shorten it from the back.



Anyone got a suggestion, how much distance should be preserved from the mounting holes for the back bracket to the end of the board?
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celohc



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about instead of mounting the brackets under the boards putting on the top of it so it lowers even more the ride ? Im affraid of making this and weaken the deck. any toughts ?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Portland soapbox derby went down Saturday and we finished 2nd out of 42 entries. To be fair, not all were speed focused.

We also took home honors for 1. rookie of the year and 2. deathwish

4 of us took turns driving our vehicle through the various prelims, quarters, semis, and then into the finals. We battled a couple well seasoned veterans of the derby in the final. Each of them has won the derby at least once before. Our iPad3 was quick out of the gate and we held the lead for the majority of the 80 second run. In the end, the heavier competitor's vehicle had the mo and it carried the speed through the flatter end of the course and to the finish line.

We set out to go fast and have fun. Fast ended up being 42.4 mph and the fun meter redlined.

Here are links to some vids from the derby.

A stroll thru the pits - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlWqzIBbN00
Speedy and the snail - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AILD2d1dSZg
A little Gbombing...that's your truly at around 40 Wink - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxq7-zaoAps
Go time...launching our driver Allen in the finals - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDLHKMFujyk
The end game...so close and yet so far - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5p1XULR2Dw
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bracket order finally came in!!!

Boards in the a.m., off to the day job, then boards in the p.m. Half way caught up, but this stuff is killing me. I got to get some serious exercise soon.

"Every time that I look in the mirror, all these lines on my face getting clearer." Aerosmith


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a veritable treasure trove!
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timbo666



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That does look awesome yeh!

Now, I was going to ask about price and choice for me of s g boom. And I still will, but then I now have a 2nd question.

How much would it be for the best LDP deck and brackets, preferably adjustable front and back, including postage to the UK.
And what are the flex options for the most suitable LDP deck ou offer? Are they now all subsonics?

Also, are there different ride heights available for he general public? If so, this questions goes out to everyone. Do you think a higher board height on a g boom is easier to pump than a lower one, or is there little difference?

I guess I already have my LDP board, so I'd want the g boom to be a hybrid, so it might as well be low!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First post on Pavewave Embarassed
I am a guy from Taiwan, so feel free to correct my English if I use any wrong word....

I want to have the Gbomb board
already emailed with Mark and he said some new brackets are coming out

I just can'r stop thinking what my Gbomb will be like, everyday...
so, when I saw the pic this morning,
couldn't help but wondering
Are these the new brackets which shown on page 32 before?
Am i going to be able to have them?

I thought there will be another couple of months to wait...
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timbo666



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about the available bracket heights either, or which I'd want. I've emailed mark at g-boom and Scott at subsonic in the same email to see what can be done.

After riding Chris's g-boom at the weekend, and feeling how low it was compared to my LDP board, it's certainly started me thinking about a pusher again. I had a dedicated pusher, the rollsrolls woody, but I like LDL trucks. A dropped g-boom with a Bennett and dead rear truck, an amazing pusher that I'd love to ride!

Also, it turns out that I'm an ok pusher. And, looking back over the last year, I guess I've pushed a lot!

Really want a g-boom now, but it has to be the right one!

Who else has an Illuminati with twin adjustable brackets? And what amount of drop have you got?
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skully



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Location: UT

PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timbo666 wrote:
Who else has an Illuminati with twin adjustable brackets? And what amount of drop have you got?


Mark was nice enough to sell me an extra adjustable bracket when I bought mine. The're the 15mm drop ones I believe. (Whatever the "lesser" drop brackets are.) When I feel like using a Randal in front, I run the adjustable bracket, and it still ends up having about the same effective wheelbase as when I run a Bennett on the bent bracket, and it still pumps great.

In my opinion, there is not a better push / pump hybrid out there.

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spiralof5



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:35 pm    Post subject: uphill pumpability? Reply with quote

Can it pump uphill? I don't know why but I just don't want to push as much as I am now. Confused

EDIT: Also curious about the new brackets and whether they are being shipped now or still in testing.
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skully



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:26 pm    Post subject: Re: uphill pumpability? Reply with quote

spiralof5 wrote:
Can it pump uphill? I don't know why but I just don't want to push as much as I am now. Confused


I have no idea how to embed a video here, but this should answer your question:

http://youtu.be/2WLhUrjwARE
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw that! That looks like it would take a while to get good at. Still, I want to try. It was on a Dark Matter.  Which is better as a pumper? Illuminati or Dark Matter? I've been looking for more info on the dark matter but I haven't found much.


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