I have decided to get a smaller board(132) and like the look of the Underground boards.I will probably have to go for a secondhand board as the money tree isn't living up to expectations.Is their much difference between the 2004 to 2006 boards.How much would you expect to pay for a good secondhand board.
I've never heard much bad about the FLX's. The main diff's are the originals (04)were flat bottomed, 05's are concave, 06's are double concave. Pads and straps have changed, the older one's are glued on so it's trickier to change your stance. If I didn't already have enough boards I'd grab pauli's 132 for $380. Bargain.
the 04 flx flexed pretty evenly through the whole length of the board, where the 05 is more rigid between the footpads but has ****loads of flex on the tips. they're great boards, i cant wait to get my grubby paws on an 06
I've got a 04 132 FLX (flat bottom) which is great. I have not had any problems with mine but have been told that they are patroleum based and some of them begin to deteteriorate. Mine has had a hard life but is still as good as new. It was $500 Second hand 1 1/2 years ago so you should be able to get one for less than $400 - just have a look at it before you buy.
I have not seen a board with any problems but believe that Underground changed the material for the later boards.
recently got to have a go on the latest flx 152.
some quick first impressions:
finish and quality are top-notch
very light and turns fast, but also stable
footpads are a tad on the hard side for my liking
if i had the dough, i'd get one and slap on some liquid force footpads.
I think for just $100 bucks extra you can design your own custom graphics on an underground board! I seen some pretty cool custom graphics.
anyone know if liquid force footpads will bolt straight on to the new flx?
Board Review: Underground FLX Double Concave.
next question...anyone know where i can get hold of some LF footpads and straps? yesterday?
Steve, I checked your website and you only have the luxury board kit is that the same thing as the delux pads and straps. If not can you still get em and if so how much.
A mate of mine just picked up a new Underground Flx ,(double concave model) for a bit over 800 - looks pretty nice. Still prefer the Cardboards though.
You can get the Lf footpad set direct from LF Oz if you log onto their site.
just fitted the LF profile pads and straps to a new flx (bought them from jason at full tilt, cheaper than through LF website), the hole centres line up perfectly, you just have to buy some M6 x 25 bolts as LF are seppo imperial and the standard underground bolts are too short.