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Message 4904 (14. Feb. 2008 04:46) (All next previous)

claudine (videos by claudine) (pictures by claudine)
Loose trucks.....
Well, if they are soft I might like them. But if they are jinxed and will cause me to break my elbow, I DONT!! lol. I dont like roller skate wheels for anything with a curve. I think they are all SLOW!! They are square and dont carve well. I was thinking of the old school kryptonics but now i like my spacers too and might want something harder then that, 85-88a for Landsdowne. Its nice, I should be getting my soft stoppers soon. I pretty much have everything I need now except wheels for landsdowne which are good. I'm not sure how long the boots will last but they seem to be holding up really well. I might not need anything for this type of skating for a year, woo-hoo! Save up for a skating trip?

: When I was trying to find rollerskate wheels, it sucked! One reason I liked getting wider trucks is that I can ride skateboard wheels. I agree with Joe, try to find a happy medium. Although I have not skated ramps in a long time, I don't get why loose trucks would be a problem? I bought a set of brand new wheels right before I broke my elbow and that was the first and only time I usded them. Next time I go to my car, I will see what kind they are. If you want them, then I would be happy to send them to you. I remember not liking them and they are probably why I broke my elbow. lol They were not round like skateboard wheels and had grooves in them. I will check them out. Maybe if I am not too lazy, I will take some pics so you can check them out.
: : : : : Since I've been skating the bowls, my trucks have gotten ridiculously loose. But with the crap weather lately :`( I might go indoors this weekend and try this one indoor park I just found out about that has a 4 foot bowl (I know not much but least its a bowl right?) and a 6 foot halfpipe. So its not just really a street course which is cool! But what do I do with my trucks? I have them tight for ramps, loose for bowls. I want to hit both and will be hitting the skatepark across the street when it opens some during the week but hitting the bowls whenever I can most the time still. Do I tighten them once around or twice for the ramps, so I can keep it straight? Or what method do others use? Or do you keep them loose for the ramps too? What do I do when I'm skating both the same day? I need something concrete so I can keep it straight cause I dont like riding around readjusting my trucks constantly.
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: : : : : Lastly, any advice on soft wheel recommendations which are fast for rough surfaces? I want a killer set for landsdowne. Trying to do a trade but no word back yet from my skateboarder buddy.
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: : : : : **praying for sunshine here** Grumpy since theres ice outside and I'm DYING to roll! :-( Thanx!!
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: : : : Maybe just try and get use to medium loose/tight,I dont readjust for anything,,same with all my gear,I allways use hard wheels for everything.
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: : : : cheers joe
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: : : Landsdowne was built in 1970. I was told anything harder then 90-92a will rattle your bones! Plus it would chip the hard wheels.
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: : : The guy said he has abec 11s. But I might try Kryptonics Slammers 60mm 88A, or autobahn
: : : or ???? I have route 70 but they are like big ol soft rocks lol.
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: : : I'll try to see if the looser trucks do OK on the ramps. If not I'll try to do one around tighter and keep it at that to remember lol.
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: : Think I'll try the mini tsunamis but they are all sold out the shops I order from right now. Guess I gotta wait lol?
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