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    Default Buying a board non skater needs some help

    Hi I need some advice not actually a skater myself but am in the process of buying a present for a relative that lives overseas, he is skater, and I want to get him a decent board for xmas (I know its early but he is 12000 miles away and I gotta ship it in time) can anyone recommend decent brands and things to look out for?? Without giving the game away I found out this from him that his current Skateboard size is 7.4,7.5,7.6 not sure quite what that refers too. Starting to get the gist of decks, wheels, trucks etc. would just like to know what to go for or better still what to avoid.
    I'm happy to spend around the 75 - 100 pound as a budget.
    Thanks in advance for any advice offered.

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    Sorry to add - I checked and he skates at his local skate park, on tarmac or sidewalks\pavements only if that is relevant.

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    75-100 aint a lot honestly, if you have 150-200 you can buy a really good set... if you wanna get him popular stuff get him like grizzly grip tape, girl deck size 8.0, thunder/independent trucks, bones reds bearings, bones/spitfire (although i dont recommend them) wheels

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    Deck - Local Shop Blank ($25-$35)

    Trucks - Krux K4 ($28) Thunder Polished ($37) Venture Polished ($38) Indy Stage 11 Silver ($40)

    Wheels - Autobahn Aero ($25) Basically any Spitfire are around $28

    Hardware - Any ($2.50)

    Bearings - Bones Reds ($16)

    Griptape could be free or around ($7) depending on the store.

    TOTAL - Around $103 to $110 (or less if the grip is free)

    That's the cheapest setup I can come up with that doesn't sacrifice that much quality over price.

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    Hi - thanks for getting back to me and thanks for the heads up with the budget good to know that.

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    Donovakiin, Thanks for your reply very useful to hear your thoughts.

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