Notable twitchy example: Bennett. Problem: Your trucks or bushings squeak and make strange noises when you skate? Along with this, the forging process requires beating the metal, which in turn creates a dense material that is relatively heavy. Typically, the kingpin nut is placed onto the upper end of the kingpin and is interchangeable. The “grain” of the aluminum is completely random. In general, we would recommend choosing a truck with an axle width that’s exactly the same width as your deck. The base plate is the base layer, or foundation, of the truck. CALIBER TRUCK CO. 101K likes. Therefore, minor deviations are totally normal. We’ll also give you tips on how to choose the right trucks. They protect your bearings from rubbing against the hanger or the axle nut and also help keep them clean. Photo: Whon Jung // Photo courtesy of Loaded Boards. Caliber Truck Co. is a skateboard truck brand dedicated to creating the highest-quality trucks on the market. Some Tensor trucks are made from magnesium, which makes them 25% lighter compared to other trucks. These are the most common parts that will come on every truck, regardless of other design or product choices. Bushings are available in three different degrees of hardness, which can be categorized as hard, medium, and soft. Truck width should be determined by the rider's style and the type of board. As a solution you should loose your trucks and in same cases get a new set of pivot cups. Changes in axle widths are now pretty uncommon, but they are worth mentioning. A common way to make a skateboard truck less heavy is to use hollow kingpins and axles. The top truck brands usually offer two variations of their truck, something around a 40 degree and 50 degree. Therefore, we at skatedeluxe have made our own categories, so you can stay on top of things. The cylindrical pivot is the most common of the bunch. Cast trucks are what most people think of when they think of a skateboard truck. For the production of their trucks, this company from Costa Mesa, California, uses a special type of aluminium, which is also utilised in the arms industry. The forged Bear Kodiaks are incredibly strong and come in two anodized colors - red and black. Grip and turn are paramount, rather than stability. Reverse kingpin trucks also tend to have more stock baseplate angles to choose from (read about baseplate angles). Because the seat is cut using CNC, the seat has super tight tolerances that allow for the least amount of slop. marble curbs or those you’d find in a skate park. Also, make sure to check whether the bushings are in constant contact with the base plate and washers. One does not need incredibly tight tolerances cruising around your neighborhood, pushing, or freeriding under 30mph. TM + © 2020 Vimeo, Inc. All rights reserved. Subscribe to get rad stuff delivered to your inbox + 5% off your first order! The Dodge Caliber SRT4 version was discontinued after the 2010 model year. Skate within your limits and work your way up. ● Thunder Lights: Hollow Kingpin, forged Aluminium Baseplate Old school holes are further apart (64mm) and new school holes are closer together (54mm). • 1/8 “Allen wrench and Phillips screwdriver The width measurements are usually rounded and, small variations can happen during the manufacturing process. In general, a TKP truck will have a “flatter” and more responsive turn where riders feel more on top of their trucks, but this also can create a bit more unwanted twitch at higher speeds.