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Truck Rotation
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:33:52 AM »
So when you put your truck on do you always keep them in the same spot i.e. front truck always on front, or do you rotate them.

I tend to always rotate them to keep the wear even, it starts off feeling kind of weird but that never lasts very long.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2010, 07:42:32 AM »
Back is always the back, and front is always the front.  Same with my deck, I always skate the tail and for switch always skate off the nose.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2010, 08:42:05 AM »
might start doing this. i do so many five ohs on tranny that i always grind my back truck to the point that the kingpin nut is destroyed.
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2010, 09:48:16 AM »
my back truck always ends up way looser, and it's a pain messing with them if I switch.  Back is always back, front is always front.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 10:58:15 AM »
Rotate with every new setup. Used to skate some shitty trucks which ended being softer when turning left (regular stance) and harder when turning right.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2010, 11:10:07 AM »
haven't done that since i was a kid.
front is front, back is back and dats the way i likes it. dagnabit!

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2010, 11:34:23 AM »
Front is always front.

Back is always back.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2010, 11:42:14 AM »
Have you ever jumped on your board when it's backwards and noticed how weird and unnatural it felt? Front is front, back is back.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2010, 11:49:13 AM »
probably a dumb question

but if your trucks roll crooked, and make your board go to one direction, how's the best way to fix that?

i always keep my front truck the front one and my back truck the back so i know it's not that

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2010, 12:50:23 PM »
probably a dumb question

but if your trucks roll crooked, and make your board go to one direction, how's the best way to fix that?

i always keep my front truck the front one and my back truck the back so i know it's not that
wouldn't rotating the trucks solve that

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2010, 02:58:45 PM »
never switch

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2010, 06:10:38 PM »
i keep the back truck alil looser, so no
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010, 06:33:53 PM »
I keep the back truck a little tighter than the front one.

I once saw an article in tws where pro's talked about how tight their trucks were and I think arto saari said the back one a little tighter. My hero was arto saari so that's the reason
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2010, 02:59:39 AM »
yes. And I don't know if it's a mental thing but from my experience I can say that if you tighten your back truck a little bit, your pop becomes more accurate and harder...truck rotating never came to my mind, it's just messing up the turning
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2010, 05:44:49 AM »
looser in the front. never switch

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2010, 07:38:08 AM »
front is front, back is back and dats the way i likes it. dagnabit!

Haha, same.
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I ride my back trucks significantly looser than my front. People tend to not like the way my board feels when they step on it.
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2010, 09:50:23 AM »
I rotate them every time I setup a new board and it feels good man.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #17 on: August 14, 2010, 11:33:17 PM »
i used to have my back truck tight and the front truck loose for a good year or so but it just made things feel way too weird when i'd roll fakie or something, so i just focus on trying to have them at equal tightness, though (naturally) the back one gets a bit looser. 



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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #18 on: August 14, 2010, 11:53:20 PM »
i like the front in the back and the back in the back

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2010, 02:57:30 AM »
For me, front is front, back is back. The tail acts as the nose when skating switch. Everyone has their own formula, I guess.
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2010, 11:55:20 AM »
that would bug the hell out of me,
big nasty crook stains on the front truck and then having using that for front fives?
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2010, 07:50:34 PM »
I never rotate my trucks.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2010, 04:35:57 AM »
That would be weird, wouldn?t like to try to adjust them again.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2010, 09:41:53 AM »
rotate trucks? wheredeydodatat?

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2010, 09:59:21 AM »
Surprised there were multiple responses of people who ride their back truck looser than the front.  Typical late 80's/early 90's set-up was front looser, back tighter.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2010, 10:20:47 AM »
When I get new trucks they start out the same.  But within a couple days, the back starts getting a lot looser, and that's just how I'm used to it.   I never adjust them after that.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2010, 12:57:53 PM »
the only thing i rotate are my wheelz, oh and my hoes.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2010, 11:56:11 PM »
I don't care which truck is the front or the back, when setting up a new deck I just throw on the truck I grab first, it seems all the same, especially skating nose and tail, I can just throw down the board and skate with no problem.

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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2010, 08:07:08 AM »
probably a dumb question

but if your trucks roll crooked, and make your board go to one direction, how's the best way to fix that?

i always keep my front truck the front one and my back truck the back so i know it's not that

Skate 'em looser!

I keep the front the front and the back the back. The front is just a bit looser.
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Re: Truck Rotation
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2010, 12:26:46 PM »
never switch my trucks... I dont want to have to grind down the kingpin nut again to feel good with smiths and feebles
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