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Message 4475 (15. Dec. 2007 11:31) (All next previous)

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Adjusting Skate Trucks & SOS
: Hi all. I'm glad you to be happy with your new rollerskates, irene, i use to have that problem you're talking but i don't care, i ride well. Maybe turning the rubbers...
Happy days.

I uslly 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,
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: : 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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