How do we decide which angles our trucks should be wedged to? In a post addressed to beginners, I propose a process and explain the reasoning behind it. Continue reading Ideal truck angles
In this post, I want to make the case for a turn to shorter decks. First, I explain why long decks are redundant, then I enumerate the advantages of short-wheelbase decks and finally I attempt to answer exactly how short decks should/could become. Continue reading Wheelbase: the case for short decks
Wheelbase and truck angles are directly related. I want to show that the three variables: front and rear angles and wheelbase are sufficient and necessary to determine the turning radius of a skateboard, when tilted a given amount. Continue reading Pivot axis angles and wheelbase (open access)
Using logic, one can realize that every truck (with a single pivot) turns the same, regardless of rake or any other characteristic. This and a few other points about truck geometry are tackled in this post. Continue reading Truck geometry (open access)
This post is to show, in very practical terms and without abstract models, that reversing the rear truck is simply an option available for when we need it, not some fanciful eccentricity. I derive a very simple rule-of-thumb for those keen to experiment. Continue reading Turning radius: as a function of the rear PA angle
What might the idea of “gearing” describe in skateboarding? Should it be a catch-all phrase, or could it connote a simple, usable concept? I took this to the forum and had a heated discussion. Continue reading “Gears”: what could it mean?
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There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Continue reading Protected: Truck geometry