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Old     (closertothesun)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-04-2007, 2:14 PM Reply   
ne body ever rode a GB? they look pretty good and good price. im very intrested in buing one. i like the mcguckin but iv hear the clear grip tape blows. has ne one ever tried the timmy k, Impala, Doyle, Urban 41, or the Kovacich? im mainly looking for an all around good board for doing skate style trix with a lil bit of w2w but mostly 5 11 and 155 pounds.
Old     (wakemitch)      Join Date: Jun 2005       03-04-2007, 11:14 PM Reply   
dont worry about the clear grip. you can always regrip the board, and anyways i dont think the grip tape is apllied. flict sells wakeskate size sheets of griptape
Old     (wakeriderixi)      Join Date: Jan 2004       03-06-2007, 1:24 PM Reply   
Megan tears hers up!
Old     (partydock17)      Join Date: Apr 2004       03-15-2007, 9:41 PM Reply   
Ive ridden the

Timmy K (Kovacich), the McGuckin and the Doyle...

I really liked Timmys board, The edges and tips are really flattened off, but they are still weighted to make it easy to rotate.

McGuckins board is comparable to the Urban, it just dosnt have the fiberglass base. I rode it all last season, ended up with one crack. Whcih is good for me. Its an easy to ride board.

Ive ridden the Doyle a few times, its fast and stiff. I got good pop from it. Same as Impalla but different size and grip.

Danny T.
Old     (epic1)      Join Date: Oct 2006       03-16-2007, 12:19 AM Reply   
got the urban slider 41. I love it. I used to have a liguid force anthem. BIG step up. love it.
Old     (wes_can_riders)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-02-2007, 12:15 AM Reply   

I've rode all those skates... the original clear grip that went out with the first pressed boards wasn't very good... but they have produced better grip tape...

personaly out of all the skates.... I like the doyle and the impala... they have an amazing shape and weight... I personaly ride the Doyle as my number one skate, it is constructed very well... PBT base and top for durability on rails and for added weight... i really like the top concave shape, there is lots of foot room for those big footed riders.... Plus they are compressed molded to last and take the regular beatings some riders put there skates through!

out of the wood skates, I would personally go with the Drew ... his new shape is very well done... much wider than previous years... the nose and tail are quite abit wider than the other shapes like the urban and tim... The Tim is pretty much a w2w skate in my opinion... it has flat tip and tails with a very pronounced concave in the middle.... I would personally look at the Drew, impala or doyle...

hope I could be some kind of help... if you have anymore questions feel free to email me at

Evan Park,
Gator Boards BC Sales Rep.

(Message edited by wes_can_riders on April 01, 2007)
Old     (wes_can_riders)      Join Date: Feb 2004       04-02-2007, 12:19 AM Reply   
by the way... Danny T.

the Impalla is the same size as the doyle... they are made in the same press... plus the Doyle has a stiffer foam core and has PBT base and top.... also like you said, a different foam top....

(Message edited by wes_can_riders on April 01, 2007)


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