A fantasy steam-punk machine that looks kinda cool, if that’s your thing, until you realize it can’t possibly exist, because it violates the laws of nature and logic. Continue reading Stooge 3-link truck: skating in never-never land
The Torsion Tails are a line of rear trucks made by GBomb specifically for platform decks. In this post I examine the design. Continue reading GBomb’s Torsion Tails: a closer look
Curfboard is a simple but ingenious design, which shows that innovation can still happen in an oligopolistic, stale market. It would be better though if Curfboard’s marketing steered clear of speciousness and didn’t thus undermine its own reliability. Continue reading Curfboard: a closer look
The TKP template has been with us entirely unchanged for many decades, during which materials technology and consumer needs have evolved. However, some things that are characteristic about TKPs are not also essential. In this post I want to examine two ubiquitous but not defining characteristics of TKPs, which truck makers ought to reconsider. Continue reading TKP trucks: history and quirks
Major Arc is marketing a design that isn’t, and never could be, geometrically consistent. In this article, I explain what makes the design unworkable. The real question is whether they already knew about this. Continue reading Major Arc: a couple of problems
In this short post I want to explain why I think the terms “TKP” and “RKP” do not really tell us much about how trucks work. Continue reading RKP – TKP: term pertinence
I’ve been thinking lately about the deck’s so-called “effective foot platform”, but I needed to know how we (not just me) in LDP are standing on our boards. So I’m making a survey and the question of the survey is … Continue reading Survey: Effective Foot Platform
In this short post I look in more detail at the Tracker RTX Offset truck (which I believe has been discontinued). I discuss the reasons why I consider it a pointless exercise in truck design. Continue reading RTX Offset: axle intersects KP – why, Tracker?
Most TKP trucks are built with their pivot pin not parallel to the pivot axis. What exactly happens with the interface pivot pin – cup when the truck turns and the pivot pin unavoidably binds with the pivot cup? Continue reading Misaligned pivot pins
I’m skeptical about whether companies are indeed creating their own compounds. Their own molds and shapes, pigmentation and logos, sure. But don’t they still have to buy it in liquid form from somewhere?
So, I started a thread on a forum and I got into a rather interesting conversation with user Zip, which I reproduce here. Continue reading Polyurethane (PU) products and the industry
“I honestly think “zero” is advertised because it’s a round number and expresses the concept; it speaks more than 1, 2 or 1,5 and makes it look like there’s some magical golden number deal to it.” (Nickie) Continue reading 0° trucks: substance and hype
So, yeah, it exists! The pumping motion is described by these Russian mathematicians (and I must assume, avid slalomers).
The math exceeds me by far, but someone, somewhere, sometime might find this helpful, hopefully. Continue reading Peer-reviewed literature: the math behind pumping