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LDPanda



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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I just dont get fenders, even nice carbon fiber ones. One, if youre riding in the rain, youre going to get wet, period. Two, lots of added wind resistance and some added weight. Different strokes for different folks, i guess. I just dont get it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fenders are a matter of when and why you ride.   If I'm just out cruising flats, or bombing / sliding hills in the pouring rain, I can stay out there for hours knowing I'll be totally soaked and not have a care in the world, I do this a lot on the weekends  (and you know this Dave)  Laughing   but I do get tired of thrashing on my nice topmounts so the rolls has come in handy for that.

But mainly, if I'm pushing for only a few miles from the bus to my work, not having to go through the whole changing of my entirely soaked clothes to another dry set, and hanging the wet ones to dry for the day  (and they never fully dry)  has been the major bonus.   For many years I've stepped off my rollsrolls after coming into work and just hang up the board in my office and not go through the 10-15 minute changing/shower ritual, that adds up over time.   Plus, I skate into work all winter, like 25-30 degree weather even when its wet.   Riding in jeans soaked at those temps is just that much more fun.

The rollsrolls is the only board I've ever had that had fenders.  It just makes sense with that setup.   The fenders are uber thin and uber light, and if they do make any difference in speed for wind resistance, it's got to be fractions of what your body does when not tucking.  

As far as the ghetto board goes, the fenders are just too silly looking but the setup itself was my step up from the RBros aluminum mini... and it totally works.    It's got the speed of the 97's with better turning than the rollsrolls  (not to mention a wee bit of concave)  and FLEX from the Gbomb brackets!   It's always fun to recycle an old park deck.  

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

think a lot of us have wanted these from long long ago, one of the main reasons I rode the rollsrolls board for some ultras was because of its insanely efficient, lightweight carbon fenders through all the rain rides here in the northwest.   And at races like the Portland Pusher and Vancouver Vixen you'd often see people chopping up plastic bottles to make ghetto mud flaps which usually lasted about the first few miles of a given race   Very Happy


From Adi Sieker on FB

"Holda DiPolda was a busy man during the cold season. I got these prototypes a couple of weeks ago and have ridden them on two rainy skate sessions and the idea is great. Still needs a few tweaks though. The nice thing is that they don't resonate, so skating doesn't get any louder.

My DIY solution of just a plastic sheet with cable ties would resonate and make skating quite a bit louder. Maybe it's just me but that's one thing I really can't stand. Also they weigh next to nothing. They need more material in front, as currently it sprays out the front and then blows over the mudguard.

The problem with more material up front is, that it is then not possible to lean the board against a wall. Also board side there is to much material so that during pumping the mud guard hits the road. I've cut off about a 3cm boardside and will attach some rubber to the front and see how that goes. The current prototypes are hand laminated carbon which is to labour intensive, so Holda DiPolda is experimenting with thermoforming PVC.

I'm really looking forward to riding them, specially after the above mentioned alterations.

Now we just need to find a nice solution for the Delirium and the TT."

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