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Message 4458 (14. Dec. 2007 20:58) (All next previous)

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Adjusting Skate Trucks & SOS
I usually ride hard bushings cuz I like the quicker rebound/response and have over the year been riding them looser, probably cuz i don't get to ride vert as much and doing more bowls. i don't tighten them for vert any longer, tho. i like it better now looser, seems more fluid.

My new skates are great, love the wider trucks and longer wheelbase, feels so stable and powerful, sliders feel really wide and safe (i just ordered 1/2 x 1/4 UHMW plastic to make more rails, looking for a faster slide). The problem is with the front foot skate. There is a see-saw, teeter-toter going on. When placed on a flat surface, 2 of the wheels don't touch (diagonally). I can feel this instability when skating and it sucks. I think something is torqued making the aluminum base slightly twisted. I tried switching the hangars and bushing around to see if that was it, Not! I tried taking out screws attaching boot to plate, nope. I will next remove the boot and dismantle the truck baseplates from the plate and see if I can level it out. Has anyone else experienced this problem?

: Hi all,
: I am used to skating with really loose trucks. I usually adjust the front and back the same. I have notices that it kind of makes my wheels lock up every once in a while. I guess I put to much weight on them and it turns the trucks too much. I am curious how others ride their trucks? Any advantage to loose front and tighter rear trucks? Nackers?
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  • Robert: Adjusting Skate Trucks (12. Dec. 2007 21:39)
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