Aww, Subsonic reflex 42 (in 40") is my next planned board...
I won't be the only guy in brisbane with a sic sub....:(
Anyway, heard lots of positive about subsonic, I've heard that rail bite is a bit of an issue with the drop throughed downhillboards, with the reflex needing at LEAST 75mm wheels, though 85mm wheels are the safe bet many go towards (ill b getting 77mm orange speed vents)
I'll will also make it half an inch as wide, as I don't have very big feet and as a little help with the rail bite issue.
Although the carbon and glass options are fairly expensive I have heard that they pretty much make the boards indestructible (skate-wise)
What board are you getting?
Too extend the straps on the knee pads have you tried, double sided velcro? Fluffy on one side hooks on the other.
Just hook it onto the elastic side velcro strech it around and
cut off however much you need to get a full contact with the pad side velcro.
Genuine velcro brand is labled as "reusable wrap", $10 for a 2m pack.
My work rooster is all night shift. I get a week end off every 3rd week. As for other days off I get Mon, Tue ,Wed, Thur ,off as well, its sort a like 8 Days on week end off 7 days on Mon, Tue ,Wed, Thur, off. But I'm pretty much up for a skate "roll" from lunch till late arvo if i have to work. But any how well see what we can do, maybe a week end thing?