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grinding down to the axle
« 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 08:40:53 AM »
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2010, 08:50:29 AM »
you know your trucks are good and broken in when you can see the axle

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2010, 08:55:19 AM »
this is a grind king i skated down for a couple of years ago.


notice the light passing underneath the hanger....




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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #9 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?
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #10 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!

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #11 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #16 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
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #17 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #18 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

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #20 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2010, 11:51:00 AM »
not yet. but imma keep trying.


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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2010, 11:55:24 AM »
<---Trying to take the krooked route
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2010, 12:04:27 PM »
Just barely on the current set! definitely on the crook spot as well

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #24 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!

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #26 on: April 26, 2010, 12:25:24 PM »
seeing grinded down trucks makes me want to skate so much for some reason haha.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2010, 12:41:08 PM »


this is the only one i could find
« Last Edit: May 06, 2010, 10:03:18 AM by A Rolled Ankle »

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #29 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
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