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Gold Coast Classic Charcoal - Renegade Longboard - 2009 BCS
If your style involves bombing hills, surfing sidewalks, and sessions in the skate park, then you’ll love the classic shape of the Gold Coast Classic Charcoal – Renegade Longboard. Quick turns and ollies are possible, thanks to the Mid concave mold and large kick tail. Roll up to a session on this black-and-white Gold Coast deck with nothing but love for skateboarding. Unlike Johnny Law— harassment usually ensues when he rolls up in a black-and-white.
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May 17, 2010
things the shizzooo, got it, rocked it, thing flys around corners lieka mini and carves like a longie, use it to commute on the streets of manhattan, gets me there safe and fast and can never get enough, good for cruises around the park, and being pulled by my dog too
May 9, 2010
Let me start out by saying I am a beginner with limited skating/longboarding experience. I am a snowboarder and was looking for some cheap transportation around the Twin Cities, so I picked this up. I will be returning it. As mentioned by the other reviewer, the bearings are crap. Although again I am a beginner, I don't feel like I should have to push nearly as hard and often as I do on this board. The spray-on grip tape used is also pretty atrocious. I've ridden this thing maybe 30 minutes total (if even that) and the spot over the front truck is worn smooth from pivoting my foot before and after pushing. The grain on the grip is such that it actually comes off when I was just getting a feel for it barefoot in my apartment.
The thing that really bothers me is the lack of quality control. Even single wheel is tightened differently. Upon hand spinning, one of the wheels does not spin more than a rotation and a half. On the other extreme, another wheel spins very freely, but it is actually a bit loose and I can actually get a 2-3 mm of displacement when I wiggle it. The other two are somewhere in between. I wouldn't mind too much if I had to loosen them or tighten them uniformly or even if I had to replace them entirely... but the fact that every single one is tightened differently makes me question the company's commitment to quality and attention to detail.
On the plus side, it looks cool.
Granted I could sand the whole thing down, reapply grip, then recalibrate the bearings or replace them entirely... but instead I'm going to return it. Even at the steeply discounted price I picked this up at, it's not worth the hassle.
May 9, 2010
I've got to say first off that Gold Coast makes some nice looking boards, with decks that appear to be of fairly high quality. The deck designs are inspired, and the materials seem pretty industry standard. The shape lends itself to some pretty decent maneuverability.
The problem, however, is with the components. Upon recieving the board, it became painfully obvious that the bearings are cheap, and it's a mystery to me that they would be rated to ABEC-7. They simply do not roll. Doing a single lap around my neighborhood was tiring, and I'm in pretty good shape.
Bottom line, if you order this, get some Bones Reds bearings and swap them out immediately.
April 7, 2010
This board is definetly one of my favorites. I love the diversity of it; from hills to ollie contests. Just can grab this board and take it anywhere your little heart desires. I have this board with me almost everyday and I couldn't be anymore hyped on it. I also love the grip tape art detail. Awesome finishing touch.