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    Default Old Thread Faq Suggestions

    Made a new category for old threads that answer routine questions.

    If anyone wants to nominate some threads that should be included in there, I am all ears.
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    we should all team up and make a sticky about board/pad/shape/rocker choice or something like depending on skill level. idk just throwing it out there.
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    im going to compile all the board sizes for each model from Vic , Exile , Zap ,Slotstik, Grape and so on .. it will take me a couple hours

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    if u need help im free pm if u do.
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    maybe some drop threads. i know there was a recent one-step thread.
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    Maybe transfer some of the skim school stuff over, like "How to one step" or "How to wrap" etc.
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    im going to post the vic size chart for every model they have

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    i will pm you LES

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    Exile Sizes (for the sizes thread i guess)

    XS 95-130 pounds 19.25x49.75 inches

    Small 105-160 pounds 19.75x51.50 inches

    Medium/Small 125-180 pounds 20x51.75 inches

    Medium 145-190 pounds 20.25x52.15 inches

    Medium/Large 160-200 pounds 20.40x52.25 inches

    Large 170-220 pounds 20.60x52.50
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    Landsend skimboards size chart
    (XS)…49.75”x18.75" riders 60-90 lbs... (S)…51.25”x19.5” riders 80-140 lbs... (MS)…52.5”x19.75” riders 130-150 lbs... (M)…53.25”x20” riders 140-170 lbs... (ML)…54”x20.5” riders 160-180 lbs... (L)…55”x21” riders 170-220 lbs...

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    I appreciate your guys' enthusiasm but this isnt what I was getting at.

    First, its the old thread FAQ, not the new thread FAQ.

    More importantly, people know how to get sizing information off of websites. The question of "what size is right for me" does come up often, but almost always the person already knows the manufacturers recommendations and wants personalized feedback because they are on the fence between two sizes, or what have you. Posting sizing recommendations will not reduce those questions.

    Additionally, manufacturers change their sizes and recommendations from time to time. They themselves should be charged with maintaining accurate up to date info. If you guys post it now, two or three years from now some of the information will almost certainly become incorrect, according to the manufacturer. But most likely, no one will be monitoring the skim online information, therefore it will become incorrect and give people false information, and create confusion. I ran into this once before when I had Vic's sizing info posted on skimonlines main site. At some point vic changed their sizing and for years the wrong info was posted on skimonline.

    Not good.

    It would be much more helpful to digg up some prior posts where someone asked for help with sizing and got some solid general information about how to make a decision (take into consideration where you skim, how good you are, how fast you run, etc etc...)
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    A trick tips thread would be nice, explain the difference between FS/BS, wrap, otb's. all that jazz. As the sport becomes more techy you can just add the tricks in.

    Edit: I didn't see ur post till now Aaron, idk if anyones made a thread like that yet, I can do some searching though.
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    You have a lot of good information about ding repair on the site, problem is people never look for it or explore the site.

    Maybe moving that info to a sticky would work, or post a sticky linking back to the ding info...?

    Just throwing it out...
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    How about answer why the old threads were so much better than the new ones?
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    How tall is Peluso should be the first thread...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3rd Coast Skimmer
    You have a lot of good information about ding repair on the site, problem is people never look for it or explore the site.

    Maybe moving that info to a sticky would work, or post a sticky linking back to the ding info...?

    Just throwing it out...
    actually the main site gets far more visitors than the MB. MB just gets the same people everyday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RexSkimmer

    these are great suggestions, thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RavesIsBack
    How about answer why the old threads were so much better than the new ones?
    I know you are joking, but for those that may not get it...

    Looking for old threads here because old threads have already received input from the community (i.e. lots of different people) on a given subject. That is what people are generally looking for on a MB. Popular concensus. Old threads provide that. Cut and paste weight recommendations do not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicskim76
    holy shit, Peluso you could honestly be my brother. My nose is as big as yours, awesome.
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    i think if you named the sub forum somthing like

    "Beginners FAQ" or somthing it would get for activity as opposed to "old thread FAQ"
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    way to rejuvenate the Site Discussion

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarKill1029
    i think if you named the sub forum somthing like

    "Beginners FAQ" or somthing it would get for activity as opposed to "old thread FAQ"
    Like this?

    http://www.skimonline.com/misc/faq/index.htm
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    haha yes like that, but the beginners that come here most likely will never find that.
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    ^^^ tru dat

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    Quote Originally Posted by GnarKill1029
    haha yes like that, but the beginners that come here most likely will never find that.
    in the past year that page has been viewed tens of thousands of times which is more than almost any thread. and it doesnt count people who come back to check out responses to their posts etc...

    i.e. it is viewed by way more people than anything on the MB.

    But I suppose it cant hurt to link to it in the old thread faq section....
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    wow thats actually really suprising
    haha thats good where it is then, but yeah i link would deff. give eve more views
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Peluso
    actually the main site gets far more visitors than the MB. MB just gets the same people everyday...
    shouldnt be surprising because I already told you once. You just had to make me look up the stats before you would be convinced...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vicskim76
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    This one is decent dealing with dropping the board, and one stepping, but there was a few jackass comments thrown in there to take away from it a bit. You could check it out I guess:

    http://209.200.225.217/forum/showthr...ighlight=board
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