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Created by Nozza A week ago, 9 Jan 2018
Nozza
VIC, 1394 posts
9 Jan 2018 3:37PM
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Knew my Hamboard had Originals trucks on it, didn't realize they made entire boards.
Don't know quite why I started searching, but when Santa didn't bring what I wanted, decided to treat myself.
Packages arrived at my office this morning.

Went for the "cruising and carving" options.
Liked the look of Pintail shapes.


Pintail 40 and Pintail 46.


Boards seem well made, well finished.
40 has S8 trucks, Abec 11 Retro zig zag wheels.
46 has S10 trucks, Abed 11 Retro Freeride wheels.










Unfortunately I had a sun spot thing cut off my calf this morning, not meant to strain the stiches, so not meant to do anything for 2 weeks.
I can't see myself waiting that long.

paperboy
NSW, 49 posts
Wednesday , 10 Jan 2018 4:01PM
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Man I need to come round and play at your house

JEG
VIC, 655 posts
Thursday , 11 Jan 2018 2:35PM
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that's nice Nozza, was this bought in OZ or US?

Nozza
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Thursday , 11 Jan 2018 3:15PM
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JEG said..
that's nice Nozza, was this bought in OZ or US?


US, but not that expensive, particularly when I compare it to what it cost to get the Hamboards in.
Shipped over very quickly.

JEG
VIC, 655 posts
Thursday , 11 Jan 2018 3:25PM
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thanks, there's a lot of 46" out there and some cheap and some not too cheap. Let us know how it rolls as I'm looking at 46"+ boards? The hamboards are nice though gee$$.

Nozza
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Thursday , 11 Jan 2018 3:27PM
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thanks, there's a lot of 46" out there and some cheap and some not too cheap. Let us know how it rolls as I'm looking at 46"+ boards? The hamboards are nice though gee$$.


Hamboards have an Australian distributer in QLD - google Hamboards Australia or something.
I bought two Biscuits last year, got 25% off and free shipping.

JEG
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Thursday , 11 Jan 2018 4:12PM
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that biscuit is interesting

Nozza
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Thursday , 11 Jan 2018 9:25PM
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Lots of fun, and you feel like less of a dick on the smaller board than the 6'6" Classic.
According to my friends, I still look like a dick on the biscuit.
But that's what friends are for.

Nozza
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Thursday , 11 Jan 2018 9:34PM
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Biscuits post from last August......


Off topic a bit, and in advance, no affiliation to Hamboards apart from as a paying customer.
I was looking at stuff on the internet Saturday night, probably slightly drunk, browsed the Hamboards site as I do, and decided I needed a Biscuit - small board, highly portable, less publically daunting than the Classic.
Aware of the cost, decided why not?
Came to shipping, and only United States was available.
Not good, fired off an email to Pete Hamborg, whose email I still have from the protracted purchase and shipping dramas of the Classics last year.
Probably had another beer, got thinking they wouldn't have stopped shipping overseas, searched Hamboards International or Australia, or something, and found they have an Australian on line shop.
Prices not ridiculous, and got 25% discount for no reason.
Colours on the boards seem more limited than before, most just in natural bamboo, a rather clever looking paddle that was on the US site not listed.
As they were much cheaper than I expected, ordered two Biscuits, as I said 25% off and free shipping.
Sent off another email to Pete, have not had a reply yet whereas in the past he would get back to me.
Unsure as to what would happen next, got a confirmation of the order Monday, then notice that they had shipped. Not sure from where, or how long it would take.
They arrived today, 4 days from order with one of those days Sunday.




They are better focussed than that.
Previous boards were individually signed and numbered by Pete, with your name on them if you wanted.


These are still signed, but it's printed on, and the logos that were previously stickers are part of the paint too.


Quality seems good, but the country of manufacture, previously "up the road" in California is now not shown, with "Designed in Huntington Beach by the Hamborg Family" prominent.
Wheels are Hamboard branded, trucks seem non committal but I'm far from an expert in these things.




Finish is excellent, quality seems good, initial ride on the floorboards seemed dangerous.
Will have a ride in the morning and report.
Is this a good thing I ask?
Certainly the price and shipping time, ease of purchase etc. is way improved from before.
But I liked the idea of Pete receiving the order, going in to work, selecting a deck, signing it, putting the trucks on and packaging it up, each one individual.
Is it now better?
I don't know. It's more efficient, and less risky, and should sell more boards, if they don't keep it secret as it currently seems to be.
But I'm glad I have the old maximum hassle / ridiculously expensive / email from Pete / ordered off the record / delayed in transit / held up in customs / lost in shipping / held to ransom by UPS / finally arrived with my name on it Classic.


Oh, forgot to say, this ones in your honour Geronimo1111


Update : Ride report.
Great fun, manoeuvrable portable, carve well great for a FOB like me.
I keep one in the Kombi at all times, pull it out for a 1 minute skate in a car park when no one's looking.
23 year old daughter thinks I'm really cool.
19 year old daughter thinks I'm an embarrassment.
But she takes after her mother.

JEG
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Friday , 12 Jan 2018 11:09AM
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thanks for the report ;)
I like all hamboards if could.
I have a SantaCruz 43" with very stiff deck and tracks and I think its more downhill design than street board. The hamboards looks like a good fun street board for carving and pumping etc. The biscuit is good value but is the length long enough stance for us master's.

Nozza
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Friday , 12 Jan 2018 4:45PM
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JEG said..
thanks for the report ;)
I like all hamboards if could.
I have a SantaCruz 43" with very stiff deck and tracks and I think its more downhill design than street board. The hamboards looks like a good fun street board for carving and pumping etc. The biscuit is good value but is the length long enough stance for us master's.


I find the Biscuit plenty big enough.
Maybe I have a fairly narrow skate stance - I'm not very good at it.

You could easily stretch it out a bit - the board is very much a wheel at each end.






Bighugg
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Saturday , 13 Jan 2018 7:40AM
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Hi guys, I think Trinity Distribution on the Sunny coast Qld maybe Hamboard agent.
Got a bunch Originals ,wheels ,etc from Rob for community kids DIY builds. Will start new post on that.

Loving your Biscuit , will make a pair of them out of 4ft,er






JEG
VIC, 655 posts
Sunday , 14 Jan 2018 7:20AM
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1st pic is a narrow stance Nozza but the 2nd pic looks ok.
the fish and pinger boards are nice too but the price are $+

nice diy builds/kits Bighugg and keep us posted on your project.
I look up at the site and no originals brand tracks and wheels there?

Nozza
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Sunday , 14 Jan 2018 9:12AM
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JEG said..
I look up at the site and no originals brand tracks and wheels there?


On the Hamboards page
www.trinitydistribution.com.au/original-200mm-s8-trucks
or try
www.boardstore.com.au/
Listed as Originals Australian dealer. Nothing obvious on the site (Apart from a Biscuit cheaper than on the Hamboards site) but might be worth an enquiry.
Originals from the US wouldn't be that expensive.
originalskateboards.com/trucks/

JEG
VIC, 655 posts
Sunday , 14 Jan 2018 12:55PM
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thanks Nozza
like to dyi but mr time doesn't compromised at the moment.
looks like I'll be collecting lots of board soon

JEG
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Sunday , 14 Jan 2018 1:18PM
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is anyone here wanna bulk buy originals board to save shipping cost of $99US = $124AUD?
I'm in Victoria and want to buy one and probably 2 .

Nozza
VIC, 1394 posts
Sunday , 14 Jan 2018 9:02PM
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Just buy a Pintail 46, 43, 40, and 37 yourself!
Money saved!!!!
Oh, add a Derringer 28 to save even more.
We wish...

Smash1
NSW, 704 posts
Monday , 15 Jan 2018 4:12PM
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I want one of those carbon electric off road boards. Look awesome. Need an excuse to tell my wife. I'm thinking something along the lines of doing the right thing by the environment and not using the car etc.....



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