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Title: grinding down to the axle
Post by: whiteley on April 26, 2010, 08:17:20 AM
haven't seen anybody do it in years and always thought it was bad-ass. who's done it? post pictures if you got them.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: dirtjers on April 26, 2010, 08:25:17 AM
do crooks/ sw crooks count? it's kinda the easy way out, but it's the only way i get to the axle. doing it on 50-50s is fucking bad ass!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Donkey Lips on April 26, 2010, 08:27:36 AM
Done it on grind kings when I was a pup. Haven't acheived this legendary status since.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: mcpeepants on April 26, 2010, 08:40:53 AM
local dudes Indys

(http://oneuppgh.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dsc01454.jpg)
(http://oneuppgh.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dsc01456.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Mr. DNA on April 26, 2010, 08:46:41 AM
Sure, every pair of trucks I've ever had. I am too cheap to buy new ones.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: A Rolled Ankle on April 26, 2010, 08:49:13 AM
i always grind my trucks to the axle. imma have to look around to see if i have a set lying around for a photo.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: General Cornrow Wallace on April 26, 2010, 08:50:29 AM
you know your trucks are good and broken in when you can see the axle
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: heckler on April 26, 2010, 08:53:45 AM
Not yet, but I'm gonna do it at least once. The back truck on my cruiser board is worn down so you can see the kingpin, and I have some nosegrind grooves on the front truck.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: H8R part 4 on April 26, 2010, 08:55:19 AM
this is a grind king i skated down for a couple of years ago.
(http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/3255/king1.jpg)

notice the light passing underneath the hanger....
(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/3430/king2.jpg)


Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: luke_gardner on April 26, 2010, 09:01:40 AM
I'm guessing you have to be part of a long-standing and torrid love affair with all things grindable that are made of concrete to wear your trucks down this far. I just don't see it happening if you're scraping metal coping. Confirm/deny?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Pabst on April 26, 2010, 09:14:22 AM
I'm guessing you have to be part of a long-standing and torrid love affair with all things grindable that are made of concrete to wear your trucks down this far. I just don't see it happening if you're scraping metal coping. Confirm/deny?

it will just take longer, abrasion is abrasion.
but metal coping sucks, get in a fucking pool, ahhhhhhhh!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: kamltoe on April 26, 2010, 09:18:02 AM
yeah. every pair, unless i give them to a grom in need. i've not got my aces down to the axle yet, but i'm getting there. the summers shaping up nicely and i predict copious amounts of slappies and a new diy spot will get them there by the end of august. ahhhh slappies.

k
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: gandzha on April 26, 2010, 09:24:37 AM
I'm guessing you have to be part of a long-standing and torrid love affair with all things grindable that are made of concrete to wear your trucks down this far. I just don't see it happening if you're scraping metal coping. Confirm/deny?
I confirm. My friend has been riding his Krux III for years and there is still a lot of aluminium to grind.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: rawbertson. on April 26, 2010, 09:52:29 AM
the truck has always broken before i got to that point basically. but thats probably cause i take them drops a lot, i had an indy crack completely in 2 perfect pieces.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumpnrun on April 26, 2010, 09:58:40 AM
I haven't done this in years and years.  Back in 88, before my friends and I discovered waxing curbs, we would just raw haul as fast as we could and slappy into grinds at a curb cut.  12 foot grinds, no wax, unpainted.  Ground down to the axle on one pair.  Gullwing super pro III's.  My first trucks were well on their way (Tracker Ultra lites) but the kingpin broke and those baseplates were so lame, the kingpin wasn't removable so basically ditched them.

I once saw Sam Devlin grind through the pivot part of his Indy's from doing nose and tail slides.  So raw.

These days, all I really skate are plaza ledges.  The ledges there (granite and metal) always seem to be slippery and waxed.  Probably never gonna get down to the axle the rest of my life.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: spare change on April 26, 2010, 10:04:50 AM
I just remember eric dressens trucks always looked the best, flat across,all the way to the axle.
Ive done it once or twice way back but now the axles bend too much before I can get to that point.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: rawbertson. on April 26, 2010, 10:06:27 AM
on the tensor trucks i merked the fuck out of those plastic things that helped you slide noseslides and tailslides. those things were actually pretty shitty - mostly just because they axles would get bent real easily. the turning was real stiff too i didnt really like the feel
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: HyperBeam on April 26, 2010, 10:07:20 AM
on the last few sets of thunders i've had, the hangar started to crack around the axle on the part close to the wheels after being ground down to the axle. i usually replace them before they completely snap in half.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: eelbermston on April 26, 2010, 10:11:15 AM
every pair of indys i get i take um all the way down. once i set up a new pair i always wonder why i waited so long because they grind 10 times better new haha
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: sweets on April 26, 2010, 10:20:08 AM
The old Gullwings seemed to grind down just in time for my one new set-up a year at Christmas. As soon as I find a decent curb spot around here, it's on. I don't get free stuff anymore so these Indy's I bought will be ground until they scream for mercy. FDR is starting the job but I don't get there often enough anymore.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: macgruber on April 26, 2010, 10:25:26 AM
my buddy has a groove in his indy's that are about to the axle from doing nosegrinds. it's awesome.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Upgrayedd on April 26, 2010, 11:51:00 AM
not yet. but imma keep trying.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Firebert on April 26, 2010, 11:55:24 AM
<---Trying to take the krooked route
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cool spot on April 26, 2010, 12:04:27 PM
Just barely on the current set! definitely on the crook spot as well
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: whiteley on April 26, 2010, 12:12:48 PM
i've yet to do it myself, been spoiled with free product for too long, but i hope to put down some serious slappy abuse and make it happen before the end. i think the full-truck version looks great and the crooked version ends up looking like you should do some other kinds of grinds periodically! ha ha, just playing. but either way, it's awesome and it's also amazing how much work it takes to get through like 1/4 inch of metal... stoked to read and see all this, thanks guys, keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: jack burton on April 26, 2010, 12:16:24 PM
the only pair i ever did it on was a pair of stage 8 indies and only the back truck. maybe one more time on a set of thunders on the krook spot.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: camel filters on April 26, 2010, 12:25:24 PM
seeing grinded down trucks makes me want to skate so much for some reason haha.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: grimcity on April 26, 2010, 12:38:53 PM
Did it when i was a really broke kid on some old Indy's back in the 90's, haven't done it recently because I'd been habitually buying and getting new gear for a bit, but it's funny that this thread came up because last week I made a conscious decision to go ahead and plow through the trucks I have now and grind 'em the fuck down.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: A Rolled Ankle on April 26, 2010, 12:41:08 PM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2zywgeb.jpg)

this is the only one i could find
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: rawbertson. on April 26, 2010, 12:47:08 PM
its really sick to just look at all the grind marks on your board... there is a memory for each one
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: 1992 on April 26, 2010, 12:48:55 PM
I've done it. In the early 90's I rode Gullwings and that was kind of a copout because of the groove and the magnesium. When I switched back to Indy's in 1995 I ground those down to the axles(the rear truck) then swapped out a hanger and did it again to the older front truck. I have only bought one set of trucks since and that was just to use some new pieces when I had to. I still have the original baseplates from the 1995 pair(anodized red) around somewhere. I always got new boards and wheels and all that jazz but I refused to ever change out the trucks. I liked to get already broken in hangers from the shop bin and use those. Not because I am cheap...it's just what I prefer.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Derk the Jerk on April 26, 2010, 02:13:00 PM
The combination of pivot fakie grinds, ss crooks en fs 5-0 on transition got me my first pair of trucks worn out to the axle, recently.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Steve French on April 26, 2010, 02:36:59 PM
fs 5-0s on tranny are the main cause for indys going down to the axle in a matter of 2 months
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: GnarlesManson on April 26, 2010, 04:17:47 PM
(http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/3214/photo241.jpg)
(http://img535.imageshack.us/img535/5009/photo243.jpg)
edit: these were already pretty ground down when i got them, but they are all the way to the axle.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumptobar on April 26, 2010, 04:44:19 PM
fs 5-0s on tranny are the main cause for indys going down to the axle in a matter of 2 months

Exactly.   Every single grind i do on tranny basically hits the same spot on my back truck.  My back truck looks a year older than the front
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: BornToLose on April 26, 2010, 06:37:33 PM
Last set and current set.  Just got down to it a couple days ago
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: GnarlesManson on April 26, 2010, 06:56:26 PM
what kind of board is the one with what looks like mr.t?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: BornToLose on April 26, 2010, 07:01:07 PM
Girl Brian Anderson BA TEAM
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: GnarlesManson on April 26, 2010, 08:19:00 PM
is that a board thats out now? what size is it? that is the best thing girl has ever made. by far.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: oyolar on April 26, 2010, 08:52:25 PM
I was so close to getting my old Thunders (the ones I lost at Heathrow) down to the axle. I was replacing a kingpin on one and the owner of the skate/snow shop by my house (not Uprise) made some kind of condescending remark about how I should probably look into new trucks because I was so close to the axle. Ass.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nosferatu on April 26, 2010, 09:52:37 PM
Never really thought about it but there it is peaking through.  I've been wanting to try some ACE for awhile.  I usually just skate the same indys until they break and then get some new ones with the lifetime warranty.  fun.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo295.jpg)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo296.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: loggedinLurker on April 27, 2010, 02:19:06 AM
Every pair here, too. I hate new trucks.

Indy "lights" rule.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: BornToLose on April 27, 2010, 05:53:08 AM
Yeah, it's out now. It's an 8.5
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Mouth on April 27, 2010, 06:36:06 AM
I did it about 20 years ago to a set of Gullwing magnesiums.

That probably counts as cheating.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: H8R part 4 on April 27, 2010, 08:57:22 AM
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo296.jpg)

bad ass! 
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: oyolar on April 27, 2010, 09:46:41 AM
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo296.jpg)

bad ass! 

Dude, how long have you been grinding on the actual axle itself?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumpnrun on April 27, 2010, 10:05:49 AM
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo296.jpg)

bad ass! 

Dude, how long have you been grinding on the actual axle itself?

lol

Well done sir.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: whiteley on April 27, 2010, 10:10:33 AM
Never really thought about it but there it is peaking through.  I've been wanting to try some ACE for awhile.  I usually just skate the same indys until they break and then get some new ones with the lifetime warranty.  fun.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo295.jpg)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo296.jpg)

this is what i'm talking about. excellent work. i'll give you a gnar for your real life work there!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Boston. on April 27, 2010, 11:46:52 AM
i've gone through a bunch of hangers doing this. i want to say it was an old(2002-2004)rick howard 2 page ad that showed a close up of his board on one side. his trucks were grinded down to the axle and i thought it was the coolest thing ever, so since then i've tried to do it with every pair of trucks that i get. i also used to skate this one ledge almost everyday anywhere between three and eight hours at a time for a good eight months before it got skate stopped. i went through a few sets during that time period
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on April 27, 2010, 12:20:09 PM
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo296.jpg)

bad ass! 

Dude, how long have you been grinding on the actual axle itself?

lol

Well done sir.

smiths in the background
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: luke_gardner on April 27, 2010, 12:37:29 PM
on the tensor trucks i merked the fuck out of those plastic things that helped you slide noseslides and tailslides. those things were actually pretty shitty - mostly just because they axles would get bent real easily. the turning was real stiff too i didnt really like the feel
I've never actually skated Tensors but I ended up with a hand-me-down board a few years back that had these trucks on it:

(http://www.outlookskates.com/TrucksKreeperBlack.gif)

I was so embarrassed to skate those...they're awful, literally the worst fucking thing ever.

Perhaps surprisingly the board that had those trucks on it was really nice except for the trucks...Anti-Hero, 54mm Spitfires, Bones Swiss...what an abomination...
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SFblah on April 27, 2010, 12:43:18 PM
I've had mine down to the axle for a bit now.  I was so stoked too because I haven't done that since I was a little kid doing slappies for days.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SFblah on April 27, 2010, 12:46:33 PM
Never really thought about it but there it is peaking through.  I've been wanting to try some ACE for awhile.  I usually just skate the same indys until they break and then get some new ones with the lifetime warranty.  fun.

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo295.jpg)

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u268/iamtokito/Photo296.jpg)

this is what i'm talking about. excellent work. i'll give you a gnar for your real life work there!

Wow....  Are you trying to grind your wheels down to the axle too?  ;)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tarquin on April 27, 2010, 12:47:55 PM
I've done it a couple of times but not recently, here's a pair of Venture hangers I had lying around from a few years ago.

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r109/Luke_Fletcher/Photo-0121.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r109/Luke_Fletcher/Photo-0124.jpg)

(http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r109/Luke_Fletcher/Photo-0125.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: plankskate on April 27, 2010, 02:39:44 PM
I've done a couple sets.  Now that there are so many skateparks I don't grind as many curbs as the old days. 

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on April 27, 2010, 04:19:07 PM
I've done it on a few sets. I hate getting new trucks, and see nothing wrong with an old set until they are unridable.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: barkeep11 on April 27, 2010, 05:05:23 PM
Sure, every pair of trucks I've ever had. I am too cheap to buy new ones.

Yep, me too!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: gsosa on April 27, 2010, 05:43:49 PM
I did it with a pair of Krux Downlows, when they were ljust released, then I did it on a sey of Indy Lows, and then I did it with a set of black Thunders. Now, I change my trucks too much.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: mandibleclaw on April 27, 2010, 05:46:25 PM
i've done it once a few years ago, venture highs.  i was proud.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Stoeipoes on April 27, 2010, 06:10:51 PM
What's the shortest time someone on here ever grinded down to the axle? I never did it myself. I'm going to do my best now.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nameuser on April 27, 2010, 08:20:49 PM
What's the shortest time someone on here ever grinded down to the axle? I never did it myself. I'm going to do my best now.

During the winter, skating the mini ramp at my work every night after closing, I got down to the axle of my back truck in 2.5 months strictly from bs 5-0 fakies, fs 5-0s, and our no waxing the coping rule.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Boston. on April 27, 2010, 08:54:42 PM
What's the shortest time someone on here ever grinded down to the axle? I never did it myself. I'm going to do my best now.
a little over a month for me. i remember hearing that tom knox did it in a day though
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: palmtree12233 on April 27, 2010, 10:11:38 PM
ive got quite a few indys down to the axle
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Stoeipoes on April 28, 2010, 06:27:05 AM
What's the shortest time someone on here ever grinded down to the axle? I never did it myself. I'm going to do my best now.
a little over a month for me. i remember hearing that tom knox did it in a day though

Oh shit. That's gnar
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: j....soy..... on April 28, 2010, 07:53:53 AM
that's alot of slappies...haven't done it in years either....axel slip would drive me to insanity before I even got near.  Remember before they moved the mounting hardware holes back, guys would wear through the baseplate from doing crooked grinds. 
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Mr_Friendly on April 30, 2010, 02:11:22 PM
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk131/Mr_Friendly_photos/securedownload-6.jpg)

I skated these for almost 7 months, I think the majority of the wear is from front 5-0s and smiths on tranny ( I take pride in actually standing up and grinding 10+ feet, vs. the very popular frontside kickturn truck tap) If the kingpin hadn't snapped off, I'd still be skating them.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Gomez on April 30, 2010, 04:28:23 PM
I haven't done this in years and years.  Back in 88, before my friends and I discovered waxing curbs, we would just raw haul as fast as we could and slappy into grinds at a curb cut. 12 foot grinds, no wax, unpainted.  Ground down to the axle on one pair.  Gullwing super pro III's.  My first trucks were well on their way (Tracker Ultra lites) but the kingpin broke and those baseplates were so lame, the kingpin wasn't removable so basically ditched them.

I once saw Sam Devlin grind through the pivot part of his Indy's from doing nose and tail slides.  So raw.

These days, all I really skate are plaza ledges.  The ledges there (granite and metal) always seem to be slippery and waxed.  Probably never gonna get down to the axle the rest of my life.
your ears must have been bleeding.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: vegan*shawn on April 30, 2010, 09:27:13 PM
Have not done it in a while, my ACE are getting worn down though and I plan on getting to the axle on them. And I once got to the axle in 6 weeks.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: oyolar on May 06, 2010, 09:06:02 AM
From the Chrome Ball Incident:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/S-I0QCndXrI/AAAAAAAAIYQ/_TU6rdPF6AI/s1600/wadeventurechrome.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumptobar on May 06, 2010, 12:50:09 PM
Here is the backtruck of my past set.

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y6/sizbroo/CIMG0423.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: sweets on May 06, 2010, 05:41:21 PM
This thread gives me a boner.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: friendly dave on May 06, 2010, 07:47:05 PM
On my last board, before it got jacked out of my car, the back truck was so jacked. It was an indy baseplate with a tracker hanger I believe. It had a groove down to the axel from doing f/s 5-0s, and the nut for the king pin couldn't be adjusted because it was grinded so far down from smith grinds. I wish I had a picture to show. They turned so good.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: staff_writer on May 08, 2010, 10:45:08 PM
i broke some silvers once relevant to this thread

but

the simple question why would you grind down to the axle?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nameuser on May 09, 2010, 10:17:00 AM
i broke some silvers once relevant to this thread

but

the simple question why would you grind down to the axle?

Why would you replace a pair of trucks before grinding to the axle?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Canuck on May 09, 2010, 10:46:12 AM
I just did it... No photo evidence though. I gave the trucks to my next door neighbors kid cause he just started skateboarding and needs some stuff.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: heckler on January 20, 2011, 01:33:22 PM
Bump for obvious reasons. Both the washer and the nuts are fucked.

(http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/hs049.snc6/167904_1439483343334_1120530751_31926911_5017282_n.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: A.J.K. on January 20, 2011, 01:41:48 PM
took the truck apart for bushings

(http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?action=dlattach&topic=43807.0&attach=3604&image)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: friendly dave on January 21, 2011, 01:04:07 PM
From the Chrome Ball Incident:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4OE2LlxxWrc/S-I0QCndXrI/AAAAAAAAIYQ/_TU6rdPF6AI/s1600/wadeventurechrome.jpg)

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQtA7XXPZWA&feature=player_embedded#)

0:45
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nydoggular on January 21, 2011, 06:56:33 PM
This thread gives me a boner.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Binomial Nomenclature on January 21, 2011, 07:52:16 PM
How about taisliding through to the pivot cup?
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j234/robert4444/100_0826.jpg)
My set up from mid summer.  deck was cracked, wheels worn too, so I ended up buying a new complete  :) .
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: vegan*shawn on January 21, 2011, 09:57:53 PM
my front truck is down to the axle, will get a photo and post it tomorrow.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Bobbito on January 21, 2011, 10:28:40 PM
You know why you never see this shit anymore? Because kids stick to skateparks and plazas now and everything street is withering into the memory's of older kids who did their first 5050 on a ledge in their town and not a box at a park that dad brought them to. That's just my theory at least.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on January 21, 2011, 10:32:49 PM
Not really the same deal, but my buddy has been riding the same wheels for so long that you can literally see the bearing THROUGH the wheel.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 22, 2011, 08:36:55 AM
You know why you never see this shit anymore? Because kids stick to skateparks and plazas now and everything street is withering into the memory's of older kids who did their first 5050 on a ledge in their town and not a box at a park that dad brought them to. That's just my theory at least.
most of these dudes skate 90% transition. and to grind to the axle you have to keep trucks for a long time, which a lot of people don't do.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Prison Wallet on January 22, 2011, 08:42:44 AM
Breaking in new trucks is the worst, which is why it makes sense to keep your trucks for a long time.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fulfillthedream on January 22, 2011, 09:30:17 AM
You know why you never see this shit anymore? Because kids stick to skateparks and plazas now and everything street is withering into the memory's of older kids who did their first 5050 on a ledge in their town and not a box at a park that dad brought them to. That's just my theory at least.
most of these dudes skate 90% transition. and to grind to the axle you have to keep trucks for a long time, which a lot of people don't do.

even in the most positive, non shit talking thread on slap.. COTG you have seem to once again, bring the negative card to the table.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 22, 2011, 09:57:27 AM
If the truth is negative......
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 22, 2011, 09:58:34 AM
^ perfect post for my response.
You know why you never see this shit anymore? Because kids stick to skateparks and plazas now and everything street is withering into the memory's of older kids who did their first 5050 on a ledge in their town and not a box at a park that dad brought them to. That's just my theory at least.
most of these dudes skate 90% transition. and to grind to the axle you have to keep trucks for a long time, which a lot of people don't do.
You fucking suck at transition. Don't talk shit. Especially considering grinding unwaxed pool block (which you have never done) will grind your truck down like a motherfucker. But again, you entered I $100 bet and had a year to learn it, and at the end of said year had 3 tricks, and appeared to be unable to keep your speed on a 3 foot mini, so don't act better than it.


And to the person wondering why somebody would grind to the axle of a truck- new trucks are the worst fucking thing ever. It takes too damn long to get them feeling right, and I don't go through that unless I have to.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 22, 2011, 10:05:16 AM
HAHAHAHA you're such an idiot. I'd be willing to bet money I'm way better than you at transition and skateboarding in general. I actually said the reason they're grinded down was because they skate transition. gipper You talk all this shit online but whenever i say see me in person you make some excuses or give me the run around. you're a faggot.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: icybear187 on January 22, 2011, 10:13:26 AM
Gipper is a complete faggot.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 23, 2011, 10:18:40 AM
HAHAHAHA you're such an idiot. I'd be willing to bet money I'm way better than you at transition and skateboarding in general. I actually said the reason they're grinded down was because they skate transition. gipper You talk all this shit online but whenever i say see me in person you make some excuses or give me the run around. you're a faggot.
I posted a sequence of me doing a backside 5-0 270 out on a miniramp in the post yourself skating thread. You got that one? Why would I want to go skating with some dude who is just going to be competitive and hate the whole time? Especially when you actually live like an hour away from me.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: StabMasterArson on January 23, 2011, 10:26:45 AM
I'd like to see you guys get together and skate. Just saying.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: daniel on January 23, 2011, 10:44:19 AM
HAHAHAHA you're such an idiot. I'd be willing to bet money I'm way better than you at transition and skateboarding in general. I actually said the reason they're grinded down was because they skate transition. gipper You talk all this shit online but whenever i say see me in person you make some excuses or give me the run around. you're a faggot.

The beginnings of:

The COTG Transition Challenge 2


Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 23, 2011, 11:05:17 AM
HAHAHAHA you're such an idiot. I'd be willing to bet money I'm way better than you at transition and skateboarding in general. I actually said the reason they're grinded down was because they skate transition. gipper You talk all this shit online but whenever i say see me in person you make some excuses or give me the run around. you're a faggot.
I posted a sequence of me doing a backside 5-0 270 out on a miniramp in the post yourself skating thread. You got that one? Why would I want to go skating with some dude who is just going to be competitive and hate the whole time? Especially when you actually live like an hour away from me.
HAHAHAHAHA culver city is like 15 minutes away from where I live. competitive and hate? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHha you're such a clown. And you act like I'm not at stoner all the time.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ScreamingHand on January 23, 2011, 12:02:05 PM
How about taisliding through to the pivot cup?
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j234/robert4444/100_0826.jpg)
My set up from mid summer.  deck was cracked, wheels worn too, so I ended up buying a new complete  :) .

been staring at this for the past 5 minutes. good work
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SK8-N-WorshipSatan on January 23, 2011, 12:36:54 PM
My last trucks were almost there.


I remember being 11 and my cousin showed me his old board that had trucks that were ground down all the way down. I thought it was super bad ass and set out that day to learn to grind ledges.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: tuque on January 23, 2011, 12:44:08 PM
Nosferatu truck update:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tNYAvU3mjbk/TSVuAJPDEKI/AAAAAAAAAhE/7Tu5Mm3wuxY/s1600/62130001.JPG)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 23, 2011, 12:52:26 PM
HAHAHAHA you're such an idiot. I'd be willing to bet money I'm way better than you at transition and skateboarding in general. I actually said the reason they're grinded down was because they skate transition. gipper You talk all this shit online but whenever i say see me in person you make some excuses or give me the run around. you're a faggot.
I posted a sequence of me doing a backside 5-0 270 out on a miniramp in the post yourself skating thread. You got that one? Why would I want to go skating with some dude who is just going to be competitive and hate the whole time? Especially when you actually live like an hour away from me.
HAHAHAHAHA culver city is like 15 minutes away from where I live. competitive and hate? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHha you're such a clown. And you act like I'm not at stoner all the time.
I don't live quite in culver city, but still, maybe it is closer than I think. Also, you said you are never at stoner, I thought I saw you there one time and you told me you had only been there a couple of times. I'm down to skate if its not going to be a hate-a-thon, but as we've talked about (and you've hated on me for) with my schedule lately all skate session time is hard sought and difficult to come by. If you want to go out, and have a fun session, I'm down. I'll teach you some shit on tranny, you show me how to do proper nollie heels.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: mandibleclaw on January 23, 2011, 08:03:42 PM
you guys all live in LA, right?  i think i'm heading to LA for a couple days in february.  hows about we meet up--COTG, gipper, whoever else--and i film this showdown right proper.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Gomez on January 23, 2011, 11:02:03 PM
^ perfect post for my response.
You know why you never see this shit anymore? Because kids stick to skateparks and plazas now and everything street is withering into the memory's of older kids who did their first 5050 on a ledge in their town and not a box at a park that dad brought them to. That's just my theory at least.
most of these dudes skate 90% transition. and to grind to the axle you have to keep trucks for a long time, which a lot of people don't do.
You fucking suck at transition. Don't talk shit. Especially considering grinding unwaxed pool block (which you have never done) will grind your truck down like a motherfucker. But again, you entered I $100 bet and had a year to learn it, and at the end of said year had 3 tricks, and appeared to be unable to keep your speed on a 3 foot mini, so don't act better than it.


And to the person wondering why somebody would grind to the axle of a truck- new trucks are the worst fucking thing ever. It takes too damn long to get them feeling right, and I don't go through that unless I have to.
i don't know if that's what he intended to do, but i don't see how anything cotg posted was talking shit on transition, read more like a counter-argument to bobbito's theory, and it made sense, considering the majority of the posts i read at least on that page consisted of people talking about how they did it through 5-0s and smiths on transition, and most of the newer generation of skaters don't really skate transition like that. in my local park, the only time the bowl really gets any attention is when kids are launching out of it, i've seen like two dudes actually grind the coping. i've had my same trucks for about two years now, but i know dudes who are down for new completes semi-regularly.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Archers of Chaka on January 24, 2011, 12:22:50 AM
I've never gotten all the way to the axle, my trucks always end up breaking or fucking up somehow before I could even get close to grinding em down to the axle, so I replace em.
And I think i might be the only person here who actually doesn't mind breaking in new trucks. It's really not all that bad. I will admit though I hate it when I break a set of trucks just as I get them feeling right and turning the way I like em to.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: spare change on January 24, 2011, 08:15:28 AM
Did my 2nd pair in the last year yesterday.5 months for this set.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: chickengeorge on January 24, 2011, 10:48:19 AM
happened once a long time ago on pair of grind kings when i first learned 50-50s
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Raab on January 25, 2011, 12:52:47 PM
ahh... I chuckled to myself when I read this, everybody I know grinds there shit to they axle. Why else do people buy new trucks?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Stoeipoes on January 25, 2011, 03:24:31 PM
ahh... I chuckled to myself when I read this, everybody I know grinds there shit to they axle. Why else do people buy new trucks?

Breaking it?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 25, 2011, 03:26:52 PM
I want to note how gipper changed when meeting me in real life was a real possibility. It went from you're a bitch and an idiot, to teach me nollie heels.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: peacepappies on January 25, 2011, 05:35:39 PM
always nose/tail slide till the pivot cups blast out. Currently on my second baseplate, front truck on the axle, back truck is brand new cause my axles bent too bad.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 25, 2011, 05:52:10 PM
I want to note how gipper changed when meeting me in real life was a real possibility. It went from you're a bitch and an idiot, to teach me nollie heels.
Read it again and reconsider who you are calling an idiot, bitch.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 25, 2011, 07:41:34 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA are you going to be at stoner saturday?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 25, 2011, 07:47:28 PM
Maybe. We gonna rumble?
YouTube - Broadcast Yourself. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWb_xz0OakQ#)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 25, 2011, 07:49:01 PM
maybe, who knows.if you go up there, i'll definitely make it down there though.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 25, 2011, 07:57:14 PM
Like I said, low key session and I'm down, angry competitive session, not so much. Not my game.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ccc333 on January 25, 2011, 07:59:43 PM
 ;D

I like how I can click on any thread and it will be you two going at it.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 25, 2011, 08:11:01 PM
its pretty fucked. We are both stubborn, love to argue, and just keep repeating the same shit.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 25, 2011, 08:19:26 PM
it's just one person's shit (mine) is based on practice and one person's (yours) is based on theory.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 25, 2011, 08:35:37 PM
it's just one person's shit (mine) is based on practice and one person's (yours) is based on theory.

The key is putting theory into practice. Want to meet up then go to venice park? I'd be curious to see how your claim that everything in the deep end of bowls pro tranny guys are doing is lame is based on practice.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ChildoftheGhetto on January 25, 2011, 08:42:03 PM
that's based on common sense.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on January 25, 2011, 08:58:09 PM
ah yes, the OG T. Paine.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: StabMasterArson on January 26, 2011, 12:09:19 AM
you guys are like itchy and scratchy.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Archers of Chaka on January 26, 2011, 12:26:28 AM
Nah, Itchy is always doing the killing, Scratchy never comes out on top, it's always a one sided battle. I'd say they're more like Spy vs. Spy
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: loggedinLurker on January 26, 2011, 01:36:51 AM
Like I said, low key session and I'm down, angry competitive session, not so much. Not my game.

Bring some ice cream and everything will be fine.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Alan on January 26, 2011, 07:32:36 AM
Nah, Itchy is always doing the killing, Scratchy never comes out on top, it's always a one sided battle. I'd say they're more like Spy vs. Spy


Ahahahahahaaa, spot on!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nanda Zinger on February 26, 2011, 02:30:37 PM
The axle just started peeking out from these Thunders last session.
(http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1468/axleh.jpg) (http://img52.imageshack.us/i/axleh.jpg/)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: NOTjimmyastelford on February 27, 2011, 01:47:57 AM
i always do it with crook and then my shit snaps..crooks easier though.the most legit is grinding down your baseplate to your hardware from tailslides (or noseslides i guess)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: illmatic on February 27, 2011, 07:56:35 AM
my indy's lasted forever
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Filip on February 27, 2011, 08:09:59 AM
I never grinded to axle, but my Thunders are getting a nice crooked grind hole in them, so this may be my first pair. Hopefully they dont bend or something until I achieve this, but Thunders had never let me down.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: spare change on February 27, 2011, 08:11:40 AM
Both hangers cracked,back one to the axle.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/ttowndave/1298823041.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Josh McLaughlin on February 27, 2011, 03:47:29 PM
Both hangers cracked,back one to the axle.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v643/ttowndave/1298823041.jpg)
Woah dood!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Eon on March 01, 2011, 10:17:53 AM
ive been riding the same pair of trucks for close to 5 years. and im almost to the axel.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: 420 on March 01, 2011, 12:12:46 PM
^^ lol
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumptobar on March 01, 2011, 05:40:41 PM
ive been riding the same pair of trucks for close to 5 years. and im almost to the axel.

You must never skate then, or only do manuals.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nanda Zinger on March 01, 2011, 09:35:41 PM
i always do it with crook and then my shit snaps..crooks easier though.the most legit is grinding down your baseplate to your hardware from tailslides (or noseslides i guess)
Same thing happened with my last ventures.
(http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/6903/venturem.jpg) (http://img823.imageshack.us/i/venturem.jpg/)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: finknoos on March 03, 2011, 02:59:51 AM
ive been riding the same pair of trucks for close to 5 years. and im almost to the axel.

You must never skate then, or only do manuals.

or just not loads of grinds  ::)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: spare change on March 03, 2011, 07:24:17 AM
Or just skating skateparks with metal ledges.
Anyone skating the streets with real cement/granite ledges will go through a set of trucks with a quickness.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: jesse_m on March 03, 2011, 09:30:17 AM
thunders are the shit! i got a pair for my birthday when i was fifteen and im still ridin em now and im 20
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: marginal way on March 04, 2011, 01:57:41 PM
back when we had the parking block slappy jam at the bridge, i took a set of indys down to the axle in about two months. i really liked that thing.

but most of my life, it's taken about a year or so to get there. except for stage 10's, which must be a softer alloy, since now i can't seem to get more than 5 or 6 months out of a set of trucks.

i remember reading about tom knox grinding a set of indys to the axle in ONE DAY.  i really wish that would've happened now, during the "everything a pro does is filmed" days. that must have been the most epic slappy session ever.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: betfred on March 04, 2011, 04:17:19 PM
yep

(http://piczasso.com/i/ljvna.jpg) (http://www.imagehosting.com/)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: tom on March 05, 2011, 03:06:29 PM
Or just skating skateparks with metal ledges.
Anyone skating the streets with real cement/granite ledges will go through a set of trucks with a quickness.
also breaking in ledges will tetar your trucks apart. i used to see how quickly i could blow through a set of trucks. i got a pair to the axle in just about a month once. i still want to try and get it done in under a week
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: General Cornrow Wallace on March 05, 2011, 08:27:27 PM
when you hit the axel, that means your truck is nice and broken in
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nydoggular on March 05, 2011, 08:58:52 PM
when you hit the axel, that means your truck is nice and broken in
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: vegan*shawn on March 05, 2011, 09:16:51 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/veganshawn/shawn%20part%202/030511202229.jpg)

Only the front truck so far, the back is getting close.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tarquin on March 05, 2011, 09:38:53 PM
Got down the axle of my back truck yesterday, i'll post a pic when it becomes more significant.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on March 06, 2011, 12:03:49 AM
Or just skating skateparks with metal ledges.
Anyone skating the streets with real cement/granite ledges will go through a set of trucks with a quickness.
I've found a solid metal edge will tear your trucks apart on some tricks. If you do long grinds on a metal edge it kind of cuts into it. Cement can go either way, granite will fuck your shit up though, in a nice and smooth way
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: spare change on March 06, 2011, 12:23:09 AM
Yeah it does depend on what it is.
Most park ledges here are rounded.  A good angle iron ledge will eat up your trucks fast.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Binomial Nomenclature on March 06, 2011, 01:19:04 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y31/veganshawn/shawn%20part%202/030511202229.jpg)

Only the front truck so far, the back is getting close.

I love the look of a fresh deck, and wheels with well grinded in trucks.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: vegan*shawn on March 06, 2011, 02:55:20 PM
Old trucks and old bearings with a new board and wheels is the best.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: The Math Professor on March 06, 2011, 06:18:36 PM
I thought I was going to hit the axle but my indy baseplate finally decided to crack today.  I think I've been riding this set for ~4 years.

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b247/mathprofessor/brokeindy.jpg)

I guess the new stage 10's don't have the extra bolt holes which probably make them a bit stronger.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Randozzi on March 06, 2011, 08:19:26 PM
Old trucks and old bearings with a new board and wheels is the best.
Agreed.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: matt on March 06, 2011, 08:22:04 PM
back when we had the parking block slappy jam at the bridge, i took a set of indys down to the axle in about two months. i really liked that thing.

but most of my life, it's taken about a year or so to get there. except for stage 10's, which must be a softer alloy, since now i can't seem to get more than 5 or 6 months out of a set of trucks.

i remember reading about tom knox grinding a set of indys to the axle in ONE DAY.  i really wish that would've happened now, during the "everything a pro does is filmed" days. that must have been the most epic slappy session ever.

Peter hewitt grinded to the axle in one day at washington street. funny how this video hasn't been up yet.
http://www.strangenotes.com/video/96653922001/ (http://www.strangenotes.com/video/96653922001/)

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: The Math Professor on March 06, 2011, 10:42:03 PM
back when we had the parking block slappy jam at the bridge, i took a set of indys down to the axle in about two months. i really liked that thing.

but most of my life, it's taken about a year or so to get there. except for stage 10's, which must be a softer alloy, since now i can't seem to get more than 5 or 6 months out of a set of trucks.

i remember reading about tom knox grinding a set of indys to the axle in ONE DAY.  i really wish that would've happened now, during the "everything a pro does is filmed" days. that must have been the most epic slappy session ever.

Peter hewitt grinded to the axle in one day at washington street. funny how this video hasn't been up yet.
http://www.strangenotes.com/video/96653922001/ (http://www.strangenotes.com/video/96653922001/)


  If I was still skating WSVT on a daily basis I would have probably blown out my trucks waaaay quicker.  The coping there ain't no joke.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Biggieformayor on March 12, 2011, 12:57:08 PM
I was trying to do it on my ventures, then the fucking kingpin broke and i cant get it out the baseplate. So gay, got some brand new thunder 149ers now though so its all good!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Kevin Webber on March 20, 2011, 12:33:40 PM
Still riding them.

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/6420/20110320122108.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: friendly dave on March 20, 2011, 02:17:45 PM
Blunt wrap BGPS!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Grubby Mits on March 20, 2011, 02:27:23 PM
I'm giving it a go currently, but the majority of my grinding is on skatepark ledges with round metal coping and on ramps with the same :/ not much chances for street ledges around here
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: marginal way on March 20, 2011, 08:19:39 PM
pool coping.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SilvergultRab on March 21, 2011, 12:17:07 AM
My back truck is at the axle and my front truck is getting there. I hope they snap soon.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: marginal way on March 21, 2011, 12:01:22 PM
why? breaking in new trucks is the worst part of skateboarding.

i'd rather take a hipper or roll my ankle than break in new trucks.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SilvergultRab on March 21, 2011, 01:37:22 PM
Cause you know you have skated them to death
When i get new trucks i just put in my bones bushings and there ready to go
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: jacktharipper on March 21, 2011, 02:26:02 PM
I'm going on my second year with my indy's and I think my back truck is getting real close to the axle from feebles. i kind of want to do it just because I never have. I almost can't even remember what new trucks are like anymore
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: marginal way on March 22, 2011, 11:45:03 AM
stiff, unresponsive, and they don't lock into grinds worth poo.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: burm on March 23, 2011, 12:30:16 AM
why? breaking in new trucks is the worst part of skateboarding.

i'd rather take a hipper or roll my ankle than break in new trucks.

I'd rather skate new trucks than not skate because of a rolled ankle. And yes, Bones bushings take care of that shit.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Cold Pizza on March 23, 2011, 08:47:14 AM
Bobby Puleo's truck:
(http://www.venturetrucks.net/interviews/puleo/images/link.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nanda Zinger on March 23, 2011, 10:05:34 AM
I just reuse my worn in thunder bushings when breaking in new trucks.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tennessee Beast on March 25, 2011, 08:52:09 AM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: CaptainMorganFreeman on March 25, 2011, 11:34:50 AM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."



only 200?

i feel like i do thousands on each set and they don't usually get close to the axel before breaking.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: kevbo999 on March 25, 2011, 11:52:16 AM
What usually fucks my trucks up is the hardware holes getting worn out super wide somehow.  I swear I don't mall grab either.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: CaptainMorganFreeman on March 25, 2011, 11:54:19 AM
What usually fucks my trucks up is the hardware holes getting worn out super wide somehow.  I swear I don't mall grab either.

get some new hardware?   ???
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: hesaidwhat? on March 25, 2011, 02:56:31 PM
What usually fucks my trucks up is the hardware holes getting worn out super wide somehow.  I swear I don't mall grab either.
I've had the same problem, just check to make sure your hardware is still tight at least once a day. if it gets loose and you dont notice then any sideways torsion is going to fuck the fuck out of your mounting holes. then shit gets all crooked and wobbly
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Smell Good on March 25, 2011, 03:43:27 PM
I am loving the shit out of my Indys right now. They're at that perfect stage. Well worn and broken in.

Can't find the camera to show off, but it's nice.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Chevy Rose on March 26, 2011, 03:37:52 PM
One of the best things I've ever read was the last page of independent trucks book Built to grind its awesome and always makes me wanna keep my trucks forever....I'm puttin in alot of slappy abuse to my indy's
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tennessee Beast on April 06, 2011, 11:15:18 AM
back when we had the parking block slappy jam at the bridge, i took a set of indys down to the axle in about two months. i really liked that thing.

but most of my life, it's taken about a year or so to get there. except for stage 10's, which must be a softer alloy, since now i can't seem to get more than 5 or 6 months out of a set of trucks.

i remember reading about tom knox grinding a set of indys to the axle in ONE DAY.?  i really wish that would've happened now, during the "everything a pro does is filmed" days. that must have been the most epic slappy session ever.

In an interview in Juice magazine #60, Tom said that he thinks he once grinded his back truck to the axle in a day.
http://www.juicemagazine.com/TOMKNOX.html. (http://www.juicemagazine.com/TOMKNOX.html.)  There is a guy on Concrete Disciples (Miqskate) that claims to have witnessed it.
http://www.concretedisciples.com/forum/index.php?action=vthread&forum=17&topic=659 (http://www.concretedisciples.com/forum/index.php?action=vthread&forum=17&topic=659)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tennessee Beast on April 06, 2011, 11:22:10 AM
One of the best things I've ever read was the last page of independent trucks book Built to grind its awesome and always makes me wanna keep my trucks forever....I'm puttin in alot of slappy abuse to my indy's

Speaking of the Indy book, check out pages 162-3.  Danny Sargent was pretty rough on trucks.  The fact that Indy's were beefier then makes it even gnarlier.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on April 06, 2011, 08:45:12 PM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."





I'd love to see this article, or anything similar. Sounds really interesting.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: guapo on April 07, 2011, 06:08:35 AM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.?  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.?  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.?  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."





I'd love to see this article, or anything similar. Sounds really interesting.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: heckler on April 07, 2011, 06:16:23 AM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.?  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.?  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.?  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."





I'd love to see this article, or anything similar. Sounds really interesting.
I might have that issue at my parent's house. It's funny, but it's not as interesting as you'd think.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Schmaltz on April 07, 2011, 11:14:05 AM
Never clicked on this thread, glad i did.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Plug_One on May 01, 2011, 11:45:49 AM
front truck. krooked grinds and kind of through on the bs nosegrind spot
(http://s2.postimage.org/6o05l4lj7/fronttruck.jpg)

backtruck. the hangar cracked on me today. does anyone know if i can ride em' a while longer or will they snap soon? i hate new trucks
(http://s2.postimage.org/6nyva2vpf/backtruck.jpg)

sorry for the shitty phone-pics
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: The Twilight Zone on May 01, 2011, 04:58:54 PM
oh don't worry about it, its like they're not even there!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: chillout on May 01, 2011, 06:05:56 PM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.??  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.??  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.??  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."





I'd love to see this article, or anything similar. Sounds really interesting.
I might have that issue at my parent's house. It's funny, but it's not as interesting as you'd think.

some magazine just did this again with indys. i think it was like march in the skateboard mag. just like a one page thing, but still cool
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: InternetDaddy on May 02, 2011, 07:02:52 AM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."



only 200?

i feel like i do thousands on each set and they don't usually get close to the axel before breaking.
if I remember correctly, Grind King is made with a softer aluminum than most trucks, so they wore down significantly faster.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: tre killa on May 02, 2011, 03:56:53 PM
My buddy grinded his indys down to were the bolt couldnt come off and they were at the perfect loosness (I know its not a word) it was so awesome he could do such sharp turns im pretty sure he still has those trucks to.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Negative Creep on May 02, 2011, 05:07:36 PM
Back truck.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: no thanks on May 02, 2011, 06:03:39 PM
I want to note how gipper changed when meeting me in real life was a real possibility. It went from you're a bitch and an idiot, to teach me nollie heels.

Do you ever learn to shut your fucking mouth you cunt?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: hesaidwhat? on May 03, 2011, 07:23:42 PM
(http://www.strangenotes.com/images/uploaded/3471.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: HyperBeam on May 03, 2011, 08:09:48 PM
^kinda gay
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: oyolar on May 03, 2011, 10:09:48 PM
Back truck.

Holy shit man.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: LOU.502 on May 05, 2011, 10:05:44 AM
never made it to the axel something always goes wrong with the trucks before i get there. its gonna happen this time!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: pugmaster on May 05, 2011, 06:43:56 PM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."



only 200?

i feel like i do thousands on each set and they don't usually get close to the axel before breaking.
if I remember correctly, Grind King is made with a softer aluminum than most trucks, so they wore down significantly faster.

When I skated thunders like 2005 or 2006 I felt like the trucks were soft too.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Filip on May 10, 2011, 04:27:39 AM
I was just going thrugh my box full of old crap, and I found this, I even forgot I had it. My first real pair of trucks, I bought it of one dude that did mad crooked grinds all the time, so its not my work, but still, nice one.

(http://i54.tinypic.com/9i8v3n.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Seff Bauers on May 10, 2011, 01:19:22 PM
What's the shortest time someone on here ever grinded down to the axle? I never did it myself. I'm going to do my best now.

During the winter, skating the mini ramp at my work every night after closing, I got down to the axle of my back truck in 2.5 months strictly from bs 5-0 fakies, fs 5-0s, and our no waxing the coping rule.


Kcdc employee? The no waxing is one of six rules, but the only one not pertaining to birthday parties...
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Plug_One on May 11, 2011, 09:00:42 AM
the backtruck snapped on me a few days ago. started skating a complete new setup and i gotta say, breaking in new trucks was way worse then i remembered.

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa476/Plug_One/fucktruck.jpg?t=1305129398)
rip
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumptobar on May 11, 2011, 09:42:13 AM
(http://www.strangenotes.com/images/uploaded/3471.jpg)

Judging by how the truck looks the guy didn't do a single stand up grind.  Even the photo suggests all he did was slash grinds.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: finknoos on May 11, 2011, 09:43:06 AM
the backtruck snapped on me a few days ago. started skating a complete new setup and i gotta say, breaking in new trucks was way worse then i remembered.

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa476/Plug_One/fucktruck.jpg?t=1305129398)
rip

musta been a right shock when that happned
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Russel Crowe on May 11, 2011, 01:04:55 PM
fuck yeah, workin on it right now.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Eon on May 13, 2011, 07:22:23 PM
grind kings do not qualify. they are made of shitty aluminum and the axel is really close to the top of the hanger to start with. thunder, indy, venture, and whatever truck that are built like those. thats going all out.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: formeitscrazylike on June 27, 2011, 01:37:43 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/HvTDyl.jpg)

had em for ~2 years, fuckin love em. got new thunders and set em up and they just felt terrible, so i put these back on. gonna ride em til i physically can't anymore.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: friendly dave on June 27, 2011, 01:47:55 PM
I didn't want to start a new topic. But has anybody grinded their baseplate down to the pivot cup from too many nose/tail slides?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: marginal way on June 27, 2011, 01:52:44 PM
the backtruck snapped on me a few days ago. started skating a complete new setup and i gotta say, breaking in new trucks was way worse then i remembered.

(http://i1199.photobucket.com/albums/aa476/Plug_One/fucktruck.jpg?t=1305129398)
rip

musta been a right shock when that happned
mine were almost there. i was showing about 3 inches of axle, a,d some fucking kook broke into my van and stole my setup. now i have to break in new trucks without the satisfaction of breaking the old ones. first time in over a decade i haven't completely obliterated my trucks.... worst part, i can't transfer the bushings, since some goon now has my setup. it's gonna be a long couple weeks, checking every kid i see's hangars for "be like water."
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bluntstofakie on June 27, 2011, 03:04:35 PM
I didn't want to start a new topic. But has anybody grinded their baseplate down to the pivot cup from too many nose/tail slides?
sorry dont know how to screen cap but check 1:14 http://youtu.be/A147BrvL6WU (http://youtu.be/A147BrvL6WU)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Reev on June 27, 2011, 03:07:34 PM
I didn't want to start a new topic. But has anybody grinded their baseplate down to the pivot cup from too many nose/tail slides?
sorry dont know how to screen cap but check 1:14 http://youtu.be/A147BrvL6WU (http://youtu.be/A147BrvL6WU)

(http://img600.imageshack.us/img600/1378/screenshot20110627at230.png)

I'd say they're pretty ruined.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Fenzadill on June 27, 2011, 03:42:39 PM
My buddy Jeff invariably snaps the heelside wheel of his back truck off every set he rides from sitting on his frontside 5-0s perfectly and doing them all the time, wearing a groove into the truck.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tuna on June 27, 2011, 07:48:38 PM
i slid down to the pivot cup recently from tailslides. i don't have a camera though
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Fenzadill on June 28, 2011, 08:22:44 AM
It's way gnarlier to do it with 5-0's as opposed to crooked grinds. Also:

Skate Shop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6VPwJKvJg0#)

Striations
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nanda Zinger on June 29, 2011, 03:19:08 PM
Been grinding on the axle for about six months and these thunders are still going strong.
(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/8477/axleq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/10/axleq.jpg/)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: JustHeshingAround on June 29, 2011, 03:28:27 PM
(http://www.strangenotes.com/images/uploaded/3471.jpg)
that was the first thing that came to mind when I read the thread title, that's a shitload of grinds
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tennessee Beast on July 06, 2011, 06:38:32 AM
Big Brother Magazine once had an article on the number of grinds it takes to get down to the axle of various brands of trucks.?  If I remember correctly, the least was 200ish grinds on Grind Kings.?  I think they were doing 50/50's on a curb outside their office.?  It was reminded me of the Tootsie Roll Pop commercial about "how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop."





I'd love to see this article, or anything similar. Sounds really interesting.

The issue is Big Brother February 2000, pages 62-81.  I believe that would be issue #57.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tennessee Beast on July 08, 2011, 06:39:14 AM
(http://www.strangenotes.com/images/uploaded/3471.jpg)

This is page 134 of The Skateboard Mag # 87 (June 2011)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Eschaton on July 08, 2011, 03:29:37 PM
You have encyclopedic Mag knowledge.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: oyolar on July 08, 2011, 04:06:51 PM
You have encyclopedic Mag knowledge.

Especially with the page number right in the picture.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: pekkaaa on November 08, 2012, 06:09:08 PM
Bumping this.

I'm getting there;

(http://i48.tinypic.com/2mx1wqu.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Noble Experiment on November 08, 2012, 06:18:03 PM
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/199319_415454605185411_235826656_n.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: BRIX SKWIKZ on November 08, 2012, 06:18:27 PM

COOL
WHAT WHEEL IS THIS DUDE ^^
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: BRIX SKWIKZ on November 08, 2012, 06:22:04 PM
Jimi Hendrix - Are you Experienced (album) HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPL_HTQ37F0#)
NOBLE EXPERIMENT :o
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jon Gnarbuckle on November 08, 2012, 10:34:15 PM
I hate new trucks.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Generik on November 09, 2012, 06:39:06 AM
Skating these at the moment.
(http://i1105.photobucket.com/albums/h351/generikthinktree/IMG_0012-1.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: janky858 on November 12, 2012, 10:57:32 AM
pool coping is pretty rough on that back truck. http://instagram.com/p/RMwQqfqzrP/ (http://instagram.com/p/RMwQqfqzrP/)
photo wouldnt embed.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ratbones1987 on November 13, 2012, 12:07:53 AM
what a beautiful thread! I ran across the site doing a google search for "grind trucks through axle"......because it gets me off seeing damage  and I do damage. I pretty much grind every truck to the axle and have been skating since 1987 ...to be fair about half of the time I have skated I have gone to the axles and pretty much kill every truck. I too, love seeing the grinds and gashes because as one of you said "each one has a memory". Skateboarding isn't a bunch of tricks to me....it's me putting myself into the board and whatever I am skating....what comes out of it is also ME....in damage left by me. Make sense? I did this up with one of my trucks for fun.

grindking from late 90's
(http://images15.fotki.com/v1626/photos/0/1515100/7561481/23_523229487689034_703160076_n-vi.jpg)

this is my current Venture...few days ago, they are much "better" than this now  ;D photo might be hard to tell, but axle
almost all the way across
(http://images49.fotki.com/v572/photos/0/1515100/7561481/3_524040280941288_1458803486_o-vi.jpg)

last ones were Thunder and I don't have the last damage photo...but this is close before the axle was showing
(http://images12.fotki.com/v540/photos/0/1515100/7561481/214_0140-vi.jpg)

same grindkings, both to axles , cracked too, busted kingpin baseplate sex
(http://images18.fotki.com/v458/photos/0/1515100/7561481/Untitled1copy-vi.jpg)

better pic of my current....see behind kingpin where axle shows from factory....you can see how they are down to it.
(new setup waiting for my old to die)
have skated current about two months maybe...
(http://images45.fotki.com/v148/photos/0/1515100/7561481/240_9659-vi.jpg)

I have more in the box of junk, but this should do for now.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on February 10, 2013, 10:21:33 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64832_10151498083460477_2051937269_n.jpg)

I'm just about there too.  A year and a half in.   

I'm thinking about getting some Indy stage 11s next. How does the lifetime warranty work on them? Do you email them a picture once you grind through a pair?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: 256 Ply on February 11, 2013, 03:08:07 AM
I'm thinking about getting some Indy stage 11s next. How does the lifetime warranty work on them? Do you email them a picture once you grind through a pair?

Guaranteed for life against manufacturing defects. Grinding down to the axle falls under normal wear and tear.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ratbones1987 on February 11, 2013, 07:28:52 AM
almost done with these

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/600587_571893332822649_163083426_n.jpg)
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/563100_571893732822609_535850021_n.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fookya on February 11, 2013, 07:41:25 AM
This thread has me determined to hit axle on my current indys. I haven't got down to the axle in like 7 years, something else always breaks before then, and it's been even longer since I got to the pivot cup. Then again being half the size I am now and being a broke little kid probably helped me out.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Probably A Robot on February 11, 2013, 11:56:03 AM
The last Indy's I broke through. Now I'm riding a set of shitty Gullwings I got for free and really missing these trucks. Had such a nice groove worked in.
(http://i.imgur.com/axIWbf0.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/OXinOuQ.jpg?1)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: skateboarddman on February 11, 2013, 12:49:10 PM
I tried it on my thunders but they just ended up bending and the kingpin nut was impossible to bet off because there was very little hanging on
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on February 11, 2013, 06:27:10 PM
I'm thinking about getting some Indy stage 11s next. How does the lifetime warranty work on them? Do you email them a picture once you grind through a pair?

Guaranteed for life against manufacturing defects. Grinding down to the axle falls under normal wear and tear.

I know Thunders are guaranteed against defect, but I thought Indies were straight guaranteed for life. 
Some dudes earlier in the thread mentioned grinding through indies and getting new pairs.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: codeine on February 15, 2013, 11:43:46 AM
getting the grooves into your trucks and putting in that work on real concrete is an irreplaceable feeling of accomplishment.

done it a few times, here's currently what I'm working with. Had these Indys since the first of Nov.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Adam Abbas on February 15, 2013, 04:52:49 PM
(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s531/Adamas10/b3c19f20-dd45-4225-88bc-901cc220c431_zps7a7a4e93.jpg)

Bought these Indys in the winter of 2011.  Spent 2012 grinding them out and hit the axle.  Frontside slappy bite marks.  The last pair of Indys I had were years ago - the baseplate broke after a couple of weeks of flatground tricks, it was disheartening so I switched to Destroyers. I guess they were a defect pair of Indys though, these have stayed on point.  Shout out to Studio
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: kookedoutlurk on February 16, 2013, 01:40:18 AM
I have phantoms and theyre really good
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: pugmaster on April 28, 2013, 11:00:58 AM
Bumping this good thread to combat all the shitty t racer threads on SLAP.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Skate Daily on April 28, 2013, 11:00:22 PM
This should be Indys motto
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Paco Supreme on April 29, 2013, 12:18:31 AM
This thread gives me a boner.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: yeahmmm on April 29, 2013, 07:05:39 PM
found this the other day in the garage.  other is my front truck from a lot of crooked grinds!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Morty Seinfeld on April 29, 2013, 07:06:57 PM
This thread gives me a boner.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Sondor on August 06, 2013, 01:29:36 AM
related

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2uj3tlc.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: neko on August 06, 2013, 09:21:11 AM
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b30/neko_4343/axlegrinder.jpg)

Just did the same. Pretty psyched about it.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Russel Crowe on August 06, 2013, 10:51:32 AM
My buddy just recently hit axle on a pair of 149s on the 5-0 spot. No pics though mang. take me at my word
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: pekkaaa on August 21, 2013, 07:17:19 AM
(http://distilleryimage4.s3.amazonaws.com/7d1673f60a4f11e3895222000aaa0568_7.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: BALT on August 21, 2013, 09:05:25 AM
This thread is gnar.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SHAWN COMBOVER on August 21, 2013, 09:42:16 AM
This thread always reminds me of this indy ad. Hewitt is the man.

Peter Hewitt Independent Trucks Built to Grind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRAq1Q_Lq0E#)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: m477 on August 21, 2013, 10:55:30 AM
(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i315/thxmg23/b12f78d2.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: handsclapanin on March 02, 2014, 03:50:22 PM
Back truck. 1 1/2 inches of axle
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/backtruck2_zps86d6843a.jpg)
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/backtruck1_zps9ffc2115.jpg)

Front truck. 1/2 inch of axle
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/fronttruck1_zps3120b3a0.jpg)
(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a587/handsclapanin/fronttruck2_zps97461f6d.jpg)

I had these almost 2 years. And recently replaced them with a new set of 139s.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Spitfire4life on March 03, 2014, 04:45:35 PM
Anyone know a good truck that'll grind down fast? Ive always wanted to get grooves or grind to the axle, but my trucks always break before that. I hear thunders grind down kinda fast, I'm just afraid ill bend the axle like every other truck. I need new trucks so I want one that'll turn well and grind down fast. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: StabMasterArson on March 03, 2014, 05:20:29 PM
Anyone know a good truck that'll grind down fast? Ive always wanted to get grooves or grind to the axle, but my trucks always break before that. I hear thunders grind down kinda fast, I'm just afraid ill bend the axle like every other truck. I need new trucks so I want one that'll turn well and grind down fast. Any suggestions?
A good truck won't grind down fast. Quit looking for the easy way to look like a man.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nydoggular on March 03, 2014, 05:36:20 PM
Anyone know a good truck that'll grind down fast? Ive always wanted to get grooves or grind to the axle, but my trucks always break before that. I hear thunders grind down kinda fast, I'm just afraid ill bend the axle like every other truck. I need new trucks so I want one that'll turn well and grind down fast. Any suggestions?

That's the most bitch made shit I've ever read. Get some Indy's and put in work.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Wizard Fight on March 03, 2014, 07:17:55 PM
Anyone know a good truck that'll grind down fast? Ive always wanted to get grooves or grind to the axle, but my trucks always break before that. I hear thunders grind down kinda fast, I'm just afraid ill bend the axle like every other truck. I need new trucks so I want one that'll turn well and grind down fast. Any suggestions?

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: pantless on March 03, 2014, 07:36:27 PM
Anyone know a good truck that'll grind down fast? Ive always wanted to get grooves or grind to the axle, but my trucks always break before that. I hear thunders grind down kinda fast, I'm just afraid ill bend the axle like every other truck. I need new trucks so I want one that'll turn well and grind down fast. Any suggestions?

Get some wal mart shitz. They're basically made of charcoal.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: MostlyLurkin' on June 01, 2014, 04:45:56 PM
This is my favorite thread.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cuntzilla on June 01, 2014, 04:48:23 PM
This is my favorite thread.
Ever since I first saw this thread it has motivated me to try and get my trucks to the axle. Bs slappys have almost got me there.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: gnidraobetaks on June 01, 2014, 10:57:55 PM
Wtf, fools measuring the length of their exposed axle..... that's some prison bitch shit.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Paco Supreme on June 01, 2014, 11:24:45 PM
This is my favorite thread.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: hydrant hopper on June 01, 2014, 11:35:52 PM
That's the most bitch made shit I've ever read. Get some Ventures and put in work.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: TFUCKINA on June 01, 2014, 11:47:11 PM
That's the most bitch made shit I've ever read. Get some Theeve's and put in work.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on June 02, 2014, 02:12:10 AM
Awesome thread!!!  I love these pics.

Vrije my old set of ventures.

Just bought some Indy 129's . Been riding them for a week but the bushings are already blown out... I hate new trucks.

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: hufs calve muscles on June 02, 2014, 04:37:20 AM
Awesome thread!!!  I love these pics.

Vrije my old set of ventures.

Just bought some Indy 129's . Been riding them for a week but the bushings are already blown out... I hate new trucks.



Whoa whoa whoa... Slow down there Per Welinder
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: j....soy..... on June 02, 2014, 11:43:17 AM
Anyone know a good truck that'll grind down fast? Ive always wanted to get grooves or grind to the axle, but my trucks always break before that. I hear thunders grind down kinda fast, I'm just afraid ill bend the axle like every other truck. I need new trucks so I want one that'll turn well and grind down fast. Any suggestions?

Gullwings come pre grooved.....
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: The Woodsman on June 02, 2014, 12:07:35 PM
Awesome thread!!!  I love these pics.

Vrije my old set of ventures.

Just bought some Indy 129's . Been riding them for a week but the bushings are already blown out... I hate new trucks.



Whoa whoa whoa... Slow down there Per Welinder

Well your first mistake was that you bought 129's
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on June 02, 2014, 03:00:32 PM
And why exactly is that a mistake?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fuckedupretard on June 02, 2014, 03:06:17 PM
small trucks is for little bitches
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: gnidraobetaks on June 02, 2014, 08:55:41 PM
And why exactly is that a mistake?
Little trucks = little wiener.

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: hufs calve muscles on June 02, 2014, 10:00:33 PM
who the fuck skates 129's?!?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tracer on June 02, 2014, 10:17:41 PM
who the fuck skates 129's?!?
little people, dont pretend you never had 129s

forreal though grinding down to the axle is impossible these days, axles are slippin and baseplates snap
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: the snake on June 03, 2014, 12:26:03 AM
Sean Sheffey rides 129...so shut the fuck up
(http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/m3.gif?w=650&h=365)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SodaJerk on June 03, 2014, 12:56:27 AM
Sean Sheffey rides 129...so shut the fuck up
(http://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/m3.gif?w=650&h=365)
So doesn't Dustin Dollin.
Edit: it was meant to say so "Does" Dustin Dollin.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Stoeipoes on June 03, 2014, 07:12:52 AM
That gif is cute
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: towerofcheeseandpotatoes on June 03, 2014, 10:41:38 AM
yeah. every pair, unless i give them to a grom in need. i've not got my aces down to the axle yet, but i'm getting there. the summers shaping up nicely and i predict copious amounts of slappies and a new diy spot will get them there by the end of august. ahhhh slappies.

k

Aces ride really nice but seam to wear down faster then other trucks.  The slimmed down form lightens the truck but I crook grinded through my last pair.  It is honestly my sloppy addiction that ruins trucks so fast.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Thrillho on August 25, 2014, 01:27:26 AM
Three years in the making.

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/d77d6efcee21179811f6c7fc908db935/tumblr_n9z0v13jqL1riuu4oo1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cuntzilla on August 25, 2014, 02:09:27 AM
Three years in the making.

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/d77d6efcee21179811f6c7fc908db935/tumblr_n9z0v13jqL1riuu4oo1_1280.jpg)
good to see I'm not the only one striving to be able to post in this thread.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Noble Experiment on August 25, 2014, 02:53:43 AM
Was getting pretty close on my back truck, but the bottom part of the hanger cracked before the axle could be reached. I got an extra 149 hanger from a friend who barely skates and used it as a replacement. Now my front truck is all grinded up and my back truck looks brand new; shit looks weird.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: mclovin1336 on August 25, 2014, 07:09:07 AM
i do a lot of feebles, smiths and 5-0s so my back truck is kinda like down to the axle after 2 years
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumptobar on August 25, 2014, 08:04:04 AM
(https://31.media.tumblr.com/8afd339d1e01cedb59495ffdbdfbf697/tumblr_navaymZWw31r0fc7wo1_500.jpg)
My trophies. 
(http://scontent-b.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xpa1/t51.2885-15/1171988_489511487838082_937930043_n.jpg)


Find girtty coping and make it bark.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: DISTANT RUMOURS on August 25, 2014, 08:07:18 AM
Awesome.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on August 31, 2014, 01:39:33 AM
Okay so I know these aren't all the way to axle per se but here are Dan Plunkett's (first photo) and Frank Gerwer's trucks (second photo)


(http://i62.tinypic.com/10qxcif.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/9kwmxg.jpg)

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: sid vicious on August 31, 2014, 02:14:34 AM
gerwer = gnar
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Noble Experiment on August 31, 2014, 02:20:02 AM
damn, that top bushing is a few steps away from being dust.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Paco Supreme on August 31, 2014, 02:27:00 AM
these aren't mine, but i saw these the other day

(http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xfa1/t51.2885-15/10654883_781175268592019_1511765214_n.jpg)
(http://scontent-a.cdninstagram.com/hphotos-xaf1/t51.2885-15/10598751_749848245088994_2079632359_n.jpg)

Gnarly as fuck
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: piftel on September 30, 2014, 01:39:45 PM
i need more pics of pro's trucks like gerwer and plunket. supply now
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: el chino on September 30, 2014, 03:34:48 PM
(http://elchinblr420.tumblr.com/image/97276158233)   they gave up on me before i could get to the axle.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Kevin Malone on October 01, 2014, 09:04:52 AM
The only thing you nerds grind down is yer keyboard keys.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: e.d. on October 01, 2014, 01:30:26 PM
kind of hard to see, but it's definitely there. I'm a fan of feeble grinds.
(http://i62.tinypic.com/2iasn68.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/zl8z7d.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Wizard Fight on October 22, 2014, 03:25:08 AM
(http://s8.postimg.org/7awg977w5/IMG_0686.jpg)

Thunder 147
3 1/4" of axle on each.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jive Turkey on October 22, 2014, 03:40:58 AM
One of the pics above reminded me of a photo Akira Imamura posted. If you ever skated with him you know it doesn't take long for him to get to this point.

http://instagram.com/p/tofpeVxash/?modal=true (http://instagram.com/p/tofpeVxash/?modal=true)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: underknowledge on October 22, 2014, 04:07:16 AM
(http://s10.postimg.org/56togqz09/2014_08_22_17_27_09.jpg)
saw this on a friends cruiser
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: pugmaster on October 22, 2014, 03:37:49 PM
(http://s10.postimg.org/56togqz09/2014_08_22_17_27_09.jpg)
saw this on a friends cruiser

Holy shit if that is their cruzer then what does their regular setup look like?! :o


or do they put their regular setup trucks on the cruzer once they have been defiled?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Sanka Coffie on March 23, 2015, 02:22:41 PM
(https://imageshack.com/i/paR4RpgMj)
I'm only 2 months in on these. I've never tried to grind to the axle but I'm gonna give it a shot
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: 4wheels on March 23, 2015, 03:15:32 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/liMstqP.png?1)
just retired these trucks, the kingpin nut was grinded down to about the thickness of a nickle.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ThrillOfItAll on March 24, 2015, 05:50:54 AM
Apart from Mini ramp groove - in which case, you are allowed a pass, Grinding down to the axle means either you are a kid, un sponsored or can't afford new trucks.

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: MostlyLurkin' on March 27, 2015, 07:08:07 PM
Apart from Mini ramp groove - in which case, you are allowed a pass, Grinding down to the axle means either you are a kid, un sponsored or can't afford new trucks. you're a man.



fixed that one for ya.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fangen on March 27, 2015, 07:55:08 PM
Apart from Mini ramp groove - in which case, you are allowed a pass, Grinding down to the axle means either you are a kid, un sponsored or can't afford new trucks.




Haha., fuck off. New trucks are a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ThrillOfItAll on April 04, 2015, 05:01:26 AM
bones bushing and balance my friend
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: JamesNtheGntPch on April 04, 2015, 07:05:16 PM
Bones bushings are highway robbery. They must be a 100 percent mark up from their production expense.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Suit Up! on April 05, 2015, 04:06:47 AM
Hey GIP, did you ever meet up with COTG at stoner?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fang on April 05, 2015, 09:40:19 AM
Okay so I know these aren't all the way to axle per se but here are Dan Plunkett's (first photo) and Frank Gerwer's trucks (second photo)


(http://i62.tinypic.com/10qxcif.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/9kwmxg.jpg)



Gerwer's are amazing. dedication
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ThrillOfItAll on April 07, 2015, 05:13:12 AM
Bones bushings are highway robbery. They must be a 100 percent mark up from their production expense.

They are cheap and make your trucks not suck, unless your broke, then you can't afford them or new trucks anyway, hense the grinding down to the axl.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: BMCsteve on April 07, 2015, 05:52:53 AM
Bones bushings are highway robbery. They must be a 100 percent mark up from their production expense.

They are cheap and make your trucks not suck, unless your broke, then you can't afford them or new trucks anyway, hense the grinding down to the axl.

Bones bushings are crap.  They have very good urethane so they feel great for about a month but that plastic insert is a gimmick and completely unnecessary

Once broken in Thunder and Indy aftermarket win every time
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: sweat stains on May 17, 2015, 09:14:56 PM
(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b615/sweatstainsslap/bb5dbe5f-0203-47e1-b2c4-dccbdced174a_zpsaezkfzte.jpg)(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b615/sweatstainsslap/4a034b40-e8b1-4eda-b557-32c9f223df1a_zpsmuv88tsv.jpg)

Back truck and front truck, just retired. Would've kept these on but the axles are all stripped, and they started sounding like they were gonna fall off when I rolled down the street.

(http://i1294.photobucket.com/albums/b615/sweatstainsslap/f6948b66-b6fd-45a7-9abc-6970ea7bf7d0_zps2iybeg5n.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: DM on May 17, 2015, 09:19:13 PM
(http://s4.postimg.org/dtbm3tg4d/truck.jpg)

From Vans Pool party
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Dengles on May 17, 2015, 09:28:06 PM
I can never get to the axle before my baseplate blows out  :'(  Honestly I'm sick of the stage 11s I hate them but I'm too scared to try Thunders or Aces because I've skated nothing but Indy my whole life. 
(http://i.imgur.com/6g48lcYl.jpg)
This is as close as I can ever get

(http://i.imgur.com/1UiYz3Vl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/liODJKFl.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: el chino on May 17, 2015, 09:54:01 PM
I can never get to the axle before my baseplate blows out  :'(  Honestly I'm sick of the stage 11s I hate them but I'm too scared to try Thunders or Aces because I've skated nothing but Indy my whole life. 
(http://i.imgur.com/6g48lcYl.jpg)
This is as close as I can ever get

(http://i.imgur.com/1UiYz3Vl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/liODJKFl.jpg)
i always set up my new trucks separately, try just changing the baseplate and keep the axle untill its done, then change the axle if possible
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Dengles on May 17, 2015, 09:56:24 PM
Yeah I've thought about doing that but at this point it's too late my new pair of trucks is already like two months old.  The second I get back home I'm probably going to pick up a pair of Thunder 151s they just look so good, and I'm having different problems with this new set of stage 11s as well.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cletus the slack jawed yokel on May 18, 2015, 12:03:32 AM
i thought this thread was about anal sex
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: m477 on June 26, 2015, 09:46:42 PM
Bump.

Looks like the beginning of the end for my theeve TiH (titanium axleless hangers). There's no traditional axle so it grinded a hole through and is starting to hollow away. These are 3 years old now, I wonder how long til the truck compound fractures and the wheel falls off..

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i315/thxmg23/3B50A779-CDA1-4C37-9B0A-908B425BE87A_zpsyfbpn0y6.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on June 28, 2015, 05:05:40 PM
Good reason not to buy Theeve trucks, amongst the million other reasons.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Shredface on June 28, 2015, 05:10:43 PM
Don't be scared of Ace kids, if you like to turn and shit like that
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: m477 on June 28, 2015, 10:47:54 PM
Good reason not to buy Theeve trucks, amongst the million other reasons.
Nothing grinds curbs better than the TiH. And no other truck can take the same abuse. Grinding to the axle on other trucks is like a knife cutting warm butter compared to these.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: m477 on June 28, 2015, 11:06:15 PM
Don't be scared of Ace kids, if you like to turn and shit like that
Ace definitely has the sharpest turning radius/response. Theeve turning is in the middle... a bit slower than Ace and a bit quicker than Indy.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fangen on June 28, 2015, 11:59:23 PM
I get that the underside of those trucks are thinner than other trucks, but that looks like a cavity in the hanger. What's the deal?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: m477 on June 29, 2015, 06:52:23 PM
I get that the underside of those trucks are thinner than other trucks, but that looks like a cavity in the hanger. What's the deal?

Yep, insanely thin. Would be nice if they gave you an extra few mm of thickness but I guess the trucks would be even more expensive. Here's what the underside looks like. You can see the holes as it hollows out

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i315/thxmg23/8D154D28-F964-4502-AC11-85113AB56C6A_zpsib9twlui.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Adam Abbas on July 31, 2015, 01:51:43 PM
Good reason not to buy Theeve trucks, amongst the million other reasons.
Nothing grinds curbs better than the TiH. And no other truck can take the same abuse. Grinding to the axle on other trucks is like a knife cutting warm butter compared to these.
Hmm, good to know!

Just finished with these Indys after two years or so. The back truck is worn down to the axle.  I was hoping to hit the axle with the front one as well, but after the bushing got shredded I figured it was time for a change (and bought new Indys):

(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s531/Adamas10/22128121-3c75-43f5-8f58-d56f71c98738_zpshowiahep.jpg) (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/Adamas10/media/22128121-3c75-43f5-8f58-d56f71c98738_zpshowiahep.jpg.html)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Tufty on July 31, 2015, 04:13:54 PM
I am working into uploading a photo here. My back truck is actually going for it as I do 5-0s and smiths regualrly. Recently I realised I am broke and I should swap the back truck with the front. So it has to wait for a few months.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: foureyedjim on August 01, 2015, 12:36:41 PM
Don't be scared of Ace kids, if you like to turn and shit like that
Ace definitely has the sharpest turning radius/response. Theeve turning is in the middle... a bit slower than Ace and a bit quicker than Indy.
if only they didn't completely obliterate pivot cups though...
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: N.L. on August 02, 2015, 09:17:27 PM

Just finished with these Indys after two years or so. The back truck is worn down to the axle.  I was hoping to hit the axle with the front one as well, but after the bushing got shredded I figured it was time for a change (and bought new Indys):

(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s531/Adamas10/22128121-3c75-43f5-8f58-d56f71c98738_zpshowiahep.jpg) (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/Adamas10/media/22128121-3c75-43f5-8f58-d56f71c98738_zpshowiahep.jpg.html)


This photograph makes me want to skate more than anything in the latest Thrasher. Beaut, mate.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Adam Abbas on August 03, 2015, 10:43:38 AM

Just finished with these Indys after two years or so. The back truck is worn down to the axle.  I was hoping to hit the axle with the front one as well, but after the bushing got shredded I figured it was time for a change (and bought new Indys):

(http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s531/Adamas10/22128121-3c75-43f5-8f58-d56f71c98738_zpshowiahep.jpg) (http://s1304.photobucket.com/user/Adamas10/media/22128121-3c75-43f5-8f58-d56f71c98738_zpshowiahep.jpg.html)


This photograph makes me want to skate more than anything in the latest Thrasher. Beaut, mate.

Fuck yeah! Thanks, that means a lot to me, seriously.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: imgne on August 03, 2015, 05:13:01 PM
I get that the underside of those trucks are thinner than other trucks, but that looks like a cavity in the hanger. What's the deal?

Yep, insanely thin. Would be nice if they gave you an extra few mm of thickness but I guess the trucks would be even more expensive. Here's what the underside looks like. You can see the holes as it hollows out

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i315/thxmg23/8D154D28-F964-4502-AC11-85113AB56C6A_zpsib9twlui.jpg)

Theeve TiH trucks are one in a million trucks, three years for a truck is pretty hard to come buy these days and you're right, they grind concrete like no other truck will, especially after they're worn in a bit, keep an eye out for the next gen TiH coming up in the near future, I think they will have a bit more underneath.
But if it helps you to know, you still have a fair bit to go yet, duncombe apparently had a set that had a gap formed three times the size of that before they let go. Also, the TiH has the best turning out of all the theeve's, they're pretty much a full titianium ace hanger.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nosferatu on December 06, 2015, 03:18:39 PM
Replaced my wonky bushing yesterday and thought of this thread. Managed to get the new set on there despite a fucked up kingpin, no washer tho.

(http://i.imgur.com/UMmwhlT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/3dgipd7.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: TheLowerBack on January 14, 2016, 02:51:25 PM
Gonna rock this til the wheels fall off.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Dad you're embarrassing me on January 14, 2016, 02:58:25 PM
Done it on grind kings when I was a pup. Haven't acheived this legendary status since.
So did I! Grind kings must have been hella soft, I've been on indys since and they don't grind  down near as fast

Edit: sorry just came of night shift and didn't notice I was replying to a post 6
Years old!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: heckler on February 20, 2016, 05:39:15 PM
Bump. Not exactly grinding to the axle, but these trucks are done either way.

(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/p640x640/1168551_1000604313357986_1517014315_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTE4OTIzMDk0ODU5Mjg2NDM3NQ%3D%3D.2)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Coconut Lotion on February 21, 2016, 03:23:09 AM
damn son! i think thats the type of thing that qualifies for a free replacement pair of trucks
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Sondor on February 21, 2016, 04:11:10 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/mcut60.jpg)

(http://i65.tinypic.com/2nklwtj.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Main on April 15, 2016, 06:04:19 PM
^WHAT'RE THOOOOOOSE
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: N.L. on April 15, 2016, 07:25:34 PM
Dug through some of my old bushings and washers and pulled out a few of the worst ones, thought you guys might get a kick out of them.
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/c84a1ce4aec63e9766155580b0e11a6e/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco3_400.jpg)(https://36.media.tumblr.com/57e8699aa3d7704968665d3fba8ea80b/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco1_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/f196fe39900ed481dc30cd717609c8ab/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco2_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/22cd34a592baac55305ab0a4394d9c29/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco4_400.jpg)(https://40.media.tumblr.com/914765288f8e44aee86451f25a4e6bbb/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco5_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/c5c66126408daa9438ed2acc8140bb34/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco6_400.jpg)
Could take off and put back on the last two bushings with out removing the nut and washer, and the last washer actually popped off over the nut while skating.

I'm not actually good at skating, I just enjoy skating trucks till the end.

Yes!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: HyperBeam on April 16, 2016, 12:02:40 AM
fuck yeah
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Silky Johnson on April 16, 2016, 01:19:52 AM
One of my trucks from an old set of Indys, chewed away from mostly curbs and chunky ledges

(http://s24.postimg.org/kp4cqxrh1/image.jpg)

(http://s24.postimg.org/9qt38r2vp/image.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Paco Supreme on May 07, 2016, 09:24:35 PM
This was the first slap thread i ever saw and now i have something to contribute. Never thought i'd snap a kingpin either but here we are
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13126781_1169001099818788_1441899852_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTI0NTM4MjAwMDY4ODE4MDkzOA%3D%3D.2)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Mcidraque on May 09, 2016, 02:17:36 PM
Dug through some of my old bushings and washers and pulled out a few of the worst ones, thought you guys might get a kick out of them.
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/c84a1ce4aec63e9766155580b0e11a6e/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco3_400.jpg)(https://36.media.tumblr.com/57e8699aa3d7704968665d3fba8ea80b/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco1_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/f196fe39900ed481dc30cd717609c8ab/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco2_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/22cd34a592baac55305ab0a4394d9c29/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco4_400.jpg)(https://40.media.tumblr.com/914765288f8e44aee86451f25a4e6bbb/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco5_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/c5c66126408daa9438ed2acc8140bb34/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco6_400.jpg)
Could take off and put back on the last two bushings with out removing the nut and washer, and the last washer actually popped off over the nut while skating.

I'm not actually good at skating, I just enjoy skating trucks till the end.

That'd make an awesome tshirt
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: SodaJerk on May 29, 2016, 05:41:49 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/7yn680B.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Esquivel on May 30, 2016, 03:22:28 AM
This was the first slap thread i ever saw and now i have something to contribute. Never thought i'd snap a kingpin either but here we are
(https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/13126781_1169001099818788_1441899852_n.jpg?ig_cache_key=MTI0NTM4MjAwMDY4ODE4MDkzOA%3D%3D.2)

the kingpin broke because your top bushing has been squeezed flat and the washer presses against the hanger thus creating a lever and braking the kingpin. the proof for this are the marks that the washer has left on the trucks. these marks occur on pretty much all set ups but when the "leverage" occurs strongly then the kingpin breaks. if you replace the kingpin you'll have it broken again within a few days. just make sure you get a fresh top bushing
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: HoudiniXLogic on May 30, 2016, 08:55:34 PM
Dug through some of my old bushings and washers and pulled out a few of the worst ones, thought you guys might get a kick out of them.
(https://40.media.tumblr.com/c84a1ce4aec63e9766155580b0e11a6e/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco3_400.jpg)(https://36.media.tumblr.com/57e8699aa3d7704968665d3fba8ea80b/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco1_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/f196fe39900ed481dc30cd717609c8ab/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco2_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/22cd34a592baac55305ab0a4394d9c29/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco4_400.jpg)(https://40.media.tumblr.com/914765288f8e44aee86451f25a4e6bbb/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco5_400.jpg)(https://41.media.tumblr.com/c5c66126408daa9438ed2acc8140bb34/tumblr_o5p173oHUn1unnraco6_400.jpg)
Could take off and put back on the last two bushings with out removing the nut and washer, and the last washer actually popped off over the nut while skating.

I'm not actually good at skating, I just enjoy skating trucks till the end.

Man this is why I kind of miss being broke and not having a good job.... The days of skating my shit till death arent really here anymore, as I give away all my semi grinded trucks.... fuck it if you do slappy grinds on crusty curbs you're gonna be running through hangers just a little bit slower than running through decks.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bluntstofakie on July 22, 2016, 12:54:51 PM
(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/bluntstofakie/FullSizeRender201_zpsjajlwowp.jpg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/bluntstofakie/media/FullSizeRender201_zpsjajlwowp.jpg.html)
Just hit axle recently, then this happened.

(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/bluntstofakie/b63b5b9f-8f88-4ca7-a480-03ba67f40017_zps7wj2isf8.jpg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/bluntstofakie/media/b63b5b9f-8f88-4ca7-a480-03ba67f40017_zps7wj2isf8.jpg.html)

I haven't snapped a pivot like this since I did it on a set of ventures like 10 years ago. Anybody else have this happen to their stage 11s?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Noble Experiment on July 22, 2016, 02:06:06 PM
(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/bluntstofakie/FullSizeRender201_zpsjajlwowp.jpg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/bluntstofakie/media/FullSizeRender201_zpsjajlwowp.jpg.html)
Just hit axle recently, then this happened.

(http://i649.photobucket.com/albums/uu212/bluntstofakie/b63b5b9f-8f88-4ca7-a480-03ba67f40017_zps7wj2isf8.jpg) (http://s649.photobucket.com/user/bluntstofakie/media/b63b5b9f-8f88-4ca7-a480-03ba67f40017_zps7wj2isf8.jpg.html)

I haven't snapped a pivot like this since I did it on a set of ventures like 10 years ago. Anybody else have this happen to their stage 11s?
Not on a set of stage 11s but on a set of stage 10s, yes.
Mail those fuckers in to NHS and they'll replace em for you.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Rick Howards Root Beer on August 01, 2016, 11:09:14 PM
The indy's took 4 months to hit and was stoked being my first pair to hit axel. Got the black Tensors as a gift and as Tensors are they refused to turn so my goal was to get them to axel as quick as i could (6 weeks) to justify buying the 159's im on now.

(sorry for huge photo.)

(http://i1275.photobucket.com/albums/y444/cameronhoegee/IMG_2776_zps6npwlqre.jpg) (http://s1275.photobucket.com/user/cameronhoegee/media/IMG_2776_zps6npwlqre.jpg.html)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jake From State Farm on August 01, 2016, 11:12:32 PM
I'm honestly shocked that someone skated a set of tensors long enough to grind them to the axle.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bluntstofakie on August 02, 2016, 07:01:07 AM
The indy's took 4 months to hit and was stoked being my first pair to hit axel. Got the black Tensors as a gift and as Tensors are they refused to turn so my goal was to get them to axel as quick as i could (6 weeks) to justify buying the 159's im on now.
That's gnarly. Were you skating a pool/ bowl with tensors?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Rick Howards Root Beer on August 03, 2016, 12:51:18 AM
The indy's took 4 months to hit and was stoked being my first pair to hit axel. Got the black Tensors as a gift and as Tensors are they refused to turn so my goal was to get them to axel as quick as i could (6 weeks) to justify buying the 159's im on now.
That's gnarly. Were you skating a pool/ bowl with tensors?

Nah just a curb every night for hours till i could get the bitch down
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: FirstBlood82 on August 31, 2016, 11:47:54 AM
front truck, lots of crooks

(http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c364/gristryne/Mobile%20Uploads/image_9.jpeg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: handsclapanin on August 31, 2016, 11:58:34 AM
/\ beautiful!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jankers on August 31, 2016, 02:45:59 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/)
A few trucks over the years.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 31, 2016, 06:49:01 PM
/\ beautiful!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Pabst on August 31, 2016, 08:48:47 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/)
A few trucks over the years.


Will you take my senior year photos?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jankers on September 01, 2016, 09:00:56 AM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/)
A few trucks over the years.


Will you take my senior year photos?

NAW FAMILY
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Pabst on September 03, 2016, 01:01:35 PM
https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/janky858/28748599783/in/dateposted-public/)
A few trucks over the years.


Will you take my senior year photos?

NAW FAMILY


Damn.
Welcome to slap, enjoy your gnar.
Put your photos on private before someone super perverted gets into them.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: planman on September 04, 2016, 10:52:14 AM
This thread gets me hyped to grind crusty shit. I'm gonna go 5-0 my local unwaxed ledge at Mach 10 now until my truck fucking snaps in half.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on September 04, 2016, 02:33:27 PM
I'm getting there

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v355/hatexdrivesxusxall/P1000172_zpsckr2tg5d.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hatexdrivesxusxall/media/P1000172_zpsckr2tg5d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: yapple dapple on September 26, 2016, 07:05:07 PM
Peek-a-boo

(http://i66.tinypic.com/1qg7dg.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Fecal Fury on October 03, 2016, 05:46:39 PM
This just came across my FB feed:

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14484909_10155270002028332_3291935759200201312_n.jpg?oh=b6587d18feb076c8f477d680a7d4b8e1&oe=5865ACDF)

 ???

https://www.facebook.com/BrokenSkateboardMagazine/photos/a.399182338331.212466.247659418331/10155270002028332/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/BrokenSkateboardMagazine/photos/a.399182338331.212466.247659418331/10155270002028332/?type=3&theater)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: HyperBeam on October 03, 2016, 10:42:34 PM
ooooooooooh aaaaaaaaaaaaaah, that's amazing
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumpnrun on October 04, 2016, 09:52:38 AM
This just came across my FB feed:

(https://scontent-syd1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14484909_10155270002028332_3291935759200201312_n.jpg?oh=b6587d18feb076c8f477d680a7d4b8e1&oe=5865ACDF)

 ???

https://www.facebook.com/BrokenSkateboardMagazine/photos/a.399182338331.212466.247659418331/10155270002028332/?type=3&theater (https://www.facebook.com/BrokenSkateboardMagazine/photos/a.399182338331.212466.247659418331/10155270002028332/?type=3&theater)

Saw that on instagram. Amazing.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: straight on October 04, 2016, 10:30:06 AM
truck porn
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on February 05, 2017, 11:46:09 AM
i need more pics of pro's trucks like gerwer and plunket. supply now
I gotchoo fam.





















Danny Sargent's



(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-MmEOoVpCLfs/Vl3bW7JmkoI/AAAAAAAAAak/aCCNyZcxqaw/s1600/intdannysargentstruckschrome.jpg)













Peter Hewitt's



(http://lushproductions.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/hewitts-truck.jpg)






Curren Caples


(http://www.thrashermagazine.com/imagesV2/Junk_Drawer/2015/07/134Curren-IndyTrucks-WEB-LAYNE.jpg)





Joey Pepper's


(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2010/1201/as_skate_pepper_300.jpg)










No idea whose these are but got damn!


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL6lGBjUYAAHgcp.jpg)



Evan Smith's


(http://68.media.tumblr.com/819a0e22bcd54982e2aa46e3879f247b/tumblr_nlmjn8uEPP1sec0foo1_1280.jpg)

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: roba on February 05, 2017, 12:10:07 PM
No idea whose these are but got damn!


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL6lGBjUYAAHgcp.jpg)

god damn these are beautiful
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Lurper on February 05, 2017, 06:53:53 PM
Price did a short article on a PHX local grinding down to the axle in 3 and a half hours.

It is from an 2010 or 2011 issue of The Skatebord Mag
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on February 05, 2017, 10:35:52 PM
Price did a short article on a PHX local grinding down to the axle in 3 and a half hours.

It is from an 2010 or 2011 issue of The Skatebord Mag
I used to be subbed to Skateboarder (never subbed to TSM) and I swear I saw the same thing in Skateboarder.


Some guy just rode a bowl/pool and kept doing frontside grinds and like 4 hours later he had ground down to the axle.

Is this the same thing you're talking about?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Paco Supreme on February 06, 2017, 01:36:03 AM
Wasn't that Hewitt at Washington street? i do vaguely remember a dude doing it under the guise of a tootsie pop reference too
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Fecal Fury on February 06, 2017, 02:30:23 PM
Wasn't that Hewitt at Washington street? i do vaguely remember a dude doing it under the guise of a tootsie pop reference too

Peter Hewitt Independent Trucks Built to Grind (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRAq1Q_Lq0E#)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Lurper on February 07, 2017, 04:12:07 PM
Price did a short article on a PHX local grinding down to the axle in 3 and a half hours.

It is from an 2010 or 2011 issue of The Skatebord Mag
I used to be subbed to Skateboarder (never subbed to TSM) and I swear I saw the same thing in Skateboarder.


Some guy just rode a bowl/pool and kept doing frontside grinds and like 4 hours later he had ground down to the axle.

Is this the same thing you're talking about?

Yea.

I don't which came first this or the Hewitt thing, but yea, just tons of front-side grinds.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: GinosGroceries on February 08, 2017, 01:24:08 AM
What's it like to skate the axle? Are grinds more smooth? Can you lock in like a mother fucker?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Sondor on February 08, 2017, 06:58:11 AM
What's it like to skate the axle? Are grinds more smooth? Can you lock in like a mother fucker?

it's a whole 'nother level
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: bumpnrun on February 08, 2017, 09:59:28 AM
Such a sick thread. Only did it once and that was some gullwing super pro III's back in the late 80's.

Would love to get down to the axle on some indy's but just don't skate enough at the ripe age of 42. I've broken a lot of trucks the past several years though and I suppose that doesn't help to get to the axle due to constant replacement.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Fenzadill on February 08, 2017, 10:09:24 AM
Frank Gerwer's trucks

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CZq4MeQUYAAbLp8.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Esmith5488 on February 09, 2017, 12:22:20 PM
that hewitt clip is fucking amazing, i actually was thinking about that article a few days ago and if i remember it was on a mini ramp but that whole thing was done like how to get to the center of a tootsie pop
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Vitriol on February 09, 2017, 06:07:07 PM
Hey Slap! new here, loving this thread. Anyway, I was happy today that after one year and a month of work I eventually reached this point :
(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/590255Acetruckback.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=590255Acetruckback.jpg)
Also really glad that it happened just at the end of the session, and on a slow flatground trick...
First time breaking a truck also, except for a few kingpins and maybe cracking a couple baseplates back in the day.

The front truck is still holding despite the aluminium being cracked all around the axle at the k-grind groove:
(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/576421Acetruckfront.jpg) (http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=576421Acetruckfront.jpg)
Time to set up a new pair I guess!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on February 09, 2017, 06:36:36 PM
gnar-ed for a great first post
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: N.L. on February 09, 2017, 07:40:42 PM
My thread is the best antidote to the truck set up thread. Nice fucking work.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: rails on April 04, 2017, 08:10:43 PM
Quote from: Vitriol link=topic=43807.msg2607775#msg2607775
slow flatground trick...
what trick?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Hefe43 on April 05, 2017, 12:40:48 AM
This thread is the best...it's after midnight now and I want to grind some shit instead of going to bed.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fuddit on April 05, 2017, 08:23:07 AM
Front Truck
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/17761283_10208848930521674_20695986_o.jpg?oh=6b47a10f71a136c3438a2bd36818f872&oe=58E707B2)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/17797080_10208848929921659_1151823573_o.jpg?oh=70d95bc7a5afc829081b65d01d26ea2a&oe=58E748A0)

Rear Truck
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/17522218_10208848928801631_2048607120_o.jpg?oh=5cadd990157b49d78be7379c8087ab0e&oe=58E71CEA)
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t35.0-12/17797644_10208848928241617_2049630339_o.jpg?oh=d93c90c3349c9ce9e91ee3635ac97579&oe=58E703CD)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: HyperBeam on April 05, 2017, 06:31:47 PM
My thread is the best antidote to the truck set up thread. Nice fucking work.

honestly, fuck that thread.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: VCR on April 05, 2017, 06:34:10 PM
Nice work Fuddit
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fang on April 05, 2017, 06:56:18 PM
Wade's Ventures
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e31/scumbagstyle/wstrucks_zpskqlky3mf.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/scumbagstyle/media/wstrucks_zpskqlky3mf.jpg.html)

Sarge's (again)
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e31/scumbagstyle/dstrucks_zpsr3z2xe1e.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/scumbagstyle/media/dstrucks_zpsr3z2xe1e.jpg.html)

JFA - "Danny Sargent's Trucks" DC-Jam Records (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD6eDdN1cbA#)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Betaphenylethylalamine on April 05, 2017, 07:15:44 PM
Danny's trucks are like a work of art.

Super hard to have them grind down like that, in almost perfect unison.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cosmicgypsies on May 03, 2017, 11:51:58 AM
keep the gnar alive

from gt's insta

(http://i.imgur.com/zAQMtlV.jpg)

friends indys

(http://i.imgur.com/RHzmx1m.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: franc on May 04, 2017, 01:40:59 PM
Hello y'all. Long time lurker posting for the first time.

Was stoked on these but the kingpin snapped the other day. Was almost there. Oh well.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/francoisgrand/0cd2bdcd-1eb1-4f1b-8afb-4af8de2d4d17_zps0hrji4ta.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: h00man on May 04, 2017, 05:04:16 PM
beauty! Good shit franc
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Willie on May 04, 2017, 05:34:05 PM
What causes that gash? Smiths on angle iron?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Pabst on May 04, 2017, 05:55:17 PM
What causes that gash? Smiths on angle iron?

(http://www.patchtogether.com/media/products/DEFAULT_155_4aaa394a710b2.jpeg)




Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on May 04, 2017, 11:40:12 PM
What causes that gash? Smiths on angle iron?
bs crookeds and being regular.
that 'd be my educated guess.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: franc on May 05, 2017, 01:11:08 AM
bs crookeds and being regular.
that 'd be my educated guess.
Correct!
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: rob on May 05, 2017, 06:34:27 AM
Hello y'all. Long time lurker posting for the first time.

Was stoked on these but the kingpin snapped the other day. Was almost there. Oh well.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/francoisgrand/0cd2bdcd-1eb1-4f1b-8afb-4af8de2d4d17_zps0hrji4ta.jpg)

Sorry for the nerd out but what risers are those that fit perfectly on your Indys ?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: franc on May 05, 2017, 02:08:32 PM
Sorry for the nerd out but what risers are those that fit perfectly on your Indys ?
It's these > https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/genuine-parts-18-in-pk2-risers (https://www.nhsfunfactory.com/genuine-parts-18-in-pk2-risers)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Big Baby Jesus on May 05, 2017, 02:49:12 PM
I love this thread.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: sid vicious on May 05, 2017, 03:44:24 PM
What causes that gash? Smiths on angle iron?

Kgrinds.....unless he rode his trucks backwards like a street league trophy
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: N.L. on May 05, 2017, 05:58:59 PM
Hello y'all. Long time lurker posting for the first time.

Was stoked on these but the kingpin snapped the other day. Was almost there. Oh well.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h97/francoisgrand/0cd2bdcd-1eb1-4f1b-8afb-4af8de2d4d17_zps0hrji4ta.jpg)

Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: YALLNEEDJESUS on May 05, 2017, 10:45:24 PM
ME IN THIS THREAD:

(https://s28.pixxxels.org/qjeplvpn1/2035_-_autoplay_gif_gif_vince_mcmahon_wwf.gif)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: YALLNEEDJESUS on May 05, 2017, 10:51:05 PM
WHEN PEOPLE ASK WHY WE DON'T SNOWBOARD, SHOW THEM THIS THREAD FAM
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: franc on May 06, 2017, 12:59:59 AM
Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
I'm not giving up. I took my truck to my local shop, to see what my friend there could do, and he sent it back to the distributor's as he had no hollow kingpins. Hopefully I'll get it back with a new hollow kingpin. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: YALLNEEDJESUS on May 06, 2017, 02:34:45 AM
Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
I'm not giving up. I took my truck to my local shop, to see what my friend there could do, and he sent it back to the distributor's as he had no hollow kingpins. Hopefully I'll get it back with a new hollow kingpin. Fingers crossed.
HOPEFULLY HE'LL GET BACK WITH A NEW HOLLOW KINGPING?????

YOU DON'T NEED A HOLLOW KINGPIN YOU FUCKING FAGGOT
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on May 06, 2017, 03:02:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JsfLINl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Nu3XhX3.jpg)
front truck. down to the axle. but
i retired them after this winter to
start with all new setup in spring.
still have sum life left. ill probably
give  them  away to a girly friend,
who wants to start skateboarding.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Paco Supreme on May 06, 2017, 03:49:06 AM
That's real pretty

+1
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Roisto on May 06, 2017, 04:15:50 AM
Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
I'm not giving up. I took my truck to my local shop, to see what my friend there could do, and he sent it back to the distributor's as he had no hollow kingpins. Hopefully I'll get it back with a new hollow kingpin. Fingers crossed.

Could have gone with with a normal kingpin. I think they're interchangeable. Let's hope your get your truck back and not new replacement trucks, cuz they might be impressed by your work and wanna hook you up with new ones after they see that beautiful beautiful thing.  :)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Roisto on May 06, 2017, 04:19:19 AM
Looking real good somethingmustbreaknow! Plenty of life left in them. I'd be hesitant setting up a new pair if I had trucks like that but sometimes you just get the feeling of having to have new shit and it can be hard to overcome.  :)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: somethingmustbreaknow on May 06, 2017, 04:41:52 AM
yeah, i feel the same. but i hated the wheels that were on there. they were already fucking small and had couple of flatspots.
the axlenuts were fucked up as well so undoing them, change the wheels and crank the nuts back on would have been some
kind of pain in the ass. so i a decided that i go christmas complete for the spring and retired the trucks. the backtruck actually
looks kinda worn too from back and front tails on the baseplate but i seem not to be able to take a pic that captures it properly
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Willie on May 06, 2017, 07:39:52 AM
What causes that gash? Smiths on angle iron?

Kgrinds.....unless he rode his trucks backwards like a street league trophy


I guess now is as good as any time to learn I'm dyslexic.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Noble Experiment on May 06, 2017, 09:57:06 AM
Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
I'm not giving up. I took my truck to my local shop, to see what my friend there could do, and he sent it back to the distributor's as he had no hollow kingpins. Hopefully I'll get it back with a new hollow kingpin. Fingers crossed.
I remember reading an old AVE interview where he said when he's setting up "new" trucks he likes to keep as much of his old parts from his previous set of trucks as possible, right down to the pivot cup. Ever since reading that interview I've adopted the same habit with new trucks as well. So if anything, just be like AVE; get some new trucks and just move your old hangers over, and then when those are done just switch em out with the new unused hangers.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Roisto on May 07, 2017, 12:48:47 AM
Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
I'm not giving up. I took my truck to my local shop, to see what my friend there could do, and he sent it back to the distributor's as he had no hollow kingpins. Hopefully I'll get it back with a new hollow kingpin. Fingers crossed.
I remember reading an old AVE interview where he said when he's setting up "new" trucks he likes to keep as much of his old parts from his previous set of trucks as possible, right down to the pivot cup. Ever since reading that interview I've adopted the same habit with new trucks as well. So if anything, just be like AVE; get some new trucks and just move your old hangers over, and then when those are done just switch em out with the new unused hangers.

Damn. This seems like such a great idea. :o I gotta start doing this.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: franc on May 07, 2017, 08:53:13 AM
I don't like having to set up new trucks but find Stage 11 Indys pretty easy to get used to, and easier to break in than new shoes or even a new board.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: N.L. on May 07, 2017, 08:56:39 AM
Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
I'm not giving up. I took my truck to my local shop, to see what my friend there could do, and he sent it back to the distributor's as he had no hollow kingpins. Hopefully I'll get it back with a new hollow kingpin. Fingers crossed.
I remember reading an old AVE interview where he said when he's setting up "new" trucks he likes to keep as much of his old parts from his previous set of trucks as possible, right down to the pivot cup. Ever since reading that interview I've adopted the same habit with new trucks as well. So if anything, just be like AVE; get some new trucks and just move your old hangers over, and then when those are done just switch em out with the new unused hangers.

Damn. This seems like such a great idea. :o I gotta start doing this.

Jason Adams does this also. Makes complete sense. But you'll likely end up with a stack of baseplates...
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Roisto on May 07, 2017, 10:29:52 AM
Don't give up! You can replace the Kingpin for Chrissakes... We want to see the end of this journey...
I'm not giving up. I took my truck to my local shop, to see what my friend there could do, and he sent it back to the distributor's as he had no hollow kingpins. Hopefully I'll get it back with a new hollow kingpin. Fingers crossed.
I remember reading an old AVE interview where he said when he's setting up "new" trucks he likes to keep as much of his old parts from his previous set of trucks as possible, right down to the pivot cup. Ever since reading that interview I've adopted the same habit with new trucks as well. So if anything, just be like AVE; get some new trucks and just move your old hangers over, and then when those are done just switch em out with the new unused hangers.

Damn. This seems like such a great idea. :o I gotta start doing this.

Jason Adams does this also. Makes complete sense. But you'll likely end up with a stack of baseplates...

No harm in that really. You can sell them as scrap metal after decades of trucks.  ;D
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Nate on May 08, 2017, 02:34:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JsfLINl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Nu3XhX3.jpg)
front truck. down to the axle. but
i retired them after this winter to
start with all new setup in spring.
still have sum life left. ill probably
give  them  away to a girly friend,
who wants to start skateboarding.


If I saw a girl with trucks like that I would immediately get a boner
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: N.L. on May 08, 2017, 11:11:22 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2n67wp2.jpg)
151s coming along...
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fangen on May 08, 2017, 04:59:31 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fuddit on May 08, 2017, 07:05:44 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)

How in the hell did you go straight through the end of that one axle? ???
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Fecal Fury on May 09, 2017, 03:08:14 AM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)

How in the hell did you go straight through the end of that one axle? ???

Yeah what's up here:

(http://image.prntscr.com/image/6326a635b91d426ba9e44d9970217398.png)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Alex on May 09, 2017, 07:46:28 AM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)

How in the hell did you go straight through the end of that one axle? ???

Yeah what's up here:

(http://image.prntscr.com/image/6326a635b91d426ba9e44d9970217398.png)

Looks like the truck was ridden without a wheel until it ground itself down on the ground. Possibly run over by a car??
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: MexicanSpaniard on May 11, 2017, 01:02:39 PM
cracked my back hanger last night (it is ground down to the axle) going to get a new truck today, not looking forward to breaking it in and I can't really use any of the old pieces as they are pretty much destroyed
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: el chino on May 11, 2017, 01:12:21 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)

How in the hell did you go straight through the end of that one axle? ???

Yeah what's up here:

(http://image.prntscr.com/image/6326a635b91d426ba9e44d9970217398.png)

Looks like the truck was ridden without a wheel until it ground itself down on the ground. Possibly run over by a car??
powertools, fucking fake
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: poowizard on May 11, 2017, 01:37:15 PM
(https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/18423752_1344033298997888_7555294022218889196_n.jpg?oh=ed505181ffb55f727ab6ad1287e5b536&oe=597676AF)

Powertools and popstars
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Hefe43 on May 11, 2017, 05:59:39 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)

How in the hell did you go straight through the end of that one axle? ???

Yeah what's up here:

(http://image.prntscr.com/image/6326a635b91d426ba9e44d9970217398.png)

Looks like the truck was ridden without a wheel until it ground itself down on the ground. Possibly run over by a car??
powertools, fucking fake

When they take power tools to trucks in videos are they actually doing something or just fucking around? It looks like they're doing something to the kingpin...I think JT has a video doing it and raven in PS also does it
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Jive Turkey on May 11, 2017, 06:41:47 PM
When they take power tools to trucks in videos are they actually doing something or just fucking around? It looks like they're doing something to the kingpin...I think JT has a video doing it and raven in PS also does it
If you replace a kingpin or whole base plate, etc. the new kingpin and nut are going to stick up past the ground down hanger.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: m477 on May 12, 2017, 12:57:16 AM
Theeve TiH still hanging on, had these since 2012

(http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i315/thxmg23/B892ACCB-FF5A-4E15-8F59-F4B7618D7DF1_zpsx23ix0og.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Roisto on May 12, 2017, 04:32:55 AM
^Fuck that's awesome!  :o
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Krooked antihero on May 12, 2017, 06:17:11 AM
When they take power tools to trucks in videos are they actually doing something or just fucking around? It looks like they're doing something to the kingpin...I think JT has a video doing it and raven in PS also does it
If you replace a kingpin or whole base plate, etc. the new kingpin and nut are going to stick up past the ground down hanger.
I do this with new trucks too, it makes feebles and smith grinds easier.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fulfillthedream on May 12, 2017, 09:40:03 AM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)

the last four look photo shopped...  ???
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: ttching! on May 12, 2017, 12:37:36 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/t96wbb.jpg)

the last four look photo shopped...  ???

Nah, just wear tested in some of the girls in the Slap Officially Over thread.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: heckler on May 12, 2017, 03:38:20 PM
Anyone ever slide through the baseplate?

(https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/15057323_1606211356340335_8166726308701667328_n.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: fangen on May 13, 2017, 05:18:39 PM
trucks

the last four look photo shopped...  ???

They're all photoshopped.
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cosmicgypsies on May 16, 2018, 03:17:45 AM

(https://i.imgur.com/04Gng8Q.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/rcEiPD6.jpg)


Have a gnar for your efforts, those should go in the “grind down to the axle” thread

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Paco Supreme on May 16, 2018, 03:31:28 AM
Good man
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cosmicgypsies on May 16, 2018, 05:36:05 AM
im sick so i trawled the rtbftr # on insta for some shredding

(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/b7b6a6086b550e5f7147157049ee3510/5B7D448C/t51.2885-15/e35/29416756_561681284196950_5643171617707130880_n.jpg)

(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/60cc3106572b3826d2c30c07a8dc7243/5B80677E/t51.2885-15/e35/31312051_1734897353303798_6994432023393730560_n.jpg)

(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/406122faf586fe3a2f8f735aa6aaeeeb/5B90F8E6/t51.2885-15/e35/31354455_436835253430578_6782717859714826240_n.jpg)

(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/c4d9a46120599eb573587776105e2fb4/5B85DE82/t51.2885-15/e35/29093656_782822088582410_9072252989774757888_n.jpg)

(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/d5df491331b4944916b6d48c3e3bb941/5B994B1B/t51.2885-15/e35/22709047_1884295635218727_7716244398958182400_n.jpg)

(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/423b66d4dde4057201dffc45f2a5fb99/5B91FDCA/t51.2885-15/e35/21435594_334020947048175_8240081953525596160_n.jpg)

(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/321203b2df21a9aadc05d843a76eea18/5B8C1AD1/t51.2885-15/e35/17265633_1299385246814241_3784096982138617856_n.jpg)

Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Mcidraque on May 16, 2018, 06:03:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/JsfLINl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Nu3XhX3.jpg)
front truck. down to the axle. but
i retired them after this winter to
start with all new setup in spring.
still have sum life left. ill probably
give  them  away to a girly friend,
who wants to start skateboarding.


If I saw a girl with trucks like that I would immediately get a boner

good point
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: planman on May 16, 2018, 09:30:53 AM
im sick so i trawled the rtbftr # on insta for some shredding
(https://instagram.fbhx3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/d5df491331b4944916b6d48c3e3bb941/5B994B1B/t51.2885-15/e35/22709047_1884295635218727_7716244398958182400_n.jpg)
Damn those look rad. Is that a Hosoi pro model?
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: cosmicgypsies on May 16, 2018, 09:35:28 AM
(https://www.noteshop.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/1000x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/n/independent-149-christian-hosoi-pro-truck-advert.jpg)
Title: Re: grinding down to the axle
Post by: Thrillho on July 09, 2018, 12:38:18 AM
(http://i63.tinypic.com/z20zt.jpg)

Finally using the whole board.  8)