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Tracker Trucks
« on: May 04, 2017, 07:31:55 PM »
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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2017, 01:37:13 AM »
aggros ftw!

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2017, 07:34:52 AM »
turned weird
real heavy
broke
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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2017, 08:20:09 AM »
the term tracking is the antithesis of turn.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2017, 02:24:02 PM »
turned weird
real heavy
broke

sounds like i definitely need to get some. anyone have a tip or can share his experience on where to get tracker trucks?

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2017, 02:38:53 PM »
turned weird
real heavy
broke

sounds like i definitely need to get some. anyone have a tip or can share his experience on where to get tracker trucks?
It's technically illegal to put OJs on Trackers though.
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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2017, 02:41:47 PM »


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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2017, 03:14:39 PM »
Tracer Trucks

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2017, 08:35:35 PM »
Worst trucks ever designed. Pivot cup angle was weird to limit turning. Kingpin angle was too steep. Triangular support only extended to the end of the hangers on the smaller sizes. Full size (Six Tracks) broke at the skinny spot on the hanger and at the pivot cups. Axles were too long (in order to bolt on the copers) and stuck out.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2017, 02:45:47 AM »
Had the plastic baseplate one in 1987.

Pure shit.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2017, 08:26:24 AM »
Had the plastic baseplate one in 1987.

Pure shit.

So did I. My first pair of trucks. Tighten the bolts too tight and those baseplates cracked.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2017, 11:14:07 PM »
I got some freestyle ones with copers.....

No big deal.....

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2017, 12:14:54 AM »
Haha i remember those plastic baseplates that needed washers for the bolts because the mounting nuts would wear the plate and eventually sink in. Also the hanger was made of some super soft metal that was definitely not meant for grinding. In the end the kingpin socket at the baseplate had slackened and it was impossible to tighten the trucks because the whole bolt/nut combo would rotate in one piece. These were the first "small" trucks i encountered and combined with a football shaped sleek and 40mm wheels it was THE lightest setup i had ever skated.
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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2017, 05:36:51 PM »
If you want a serious reply...no bullshit, about 4 (or so) years ago for no other reason than purely nostalgia sake I gave Tracker trucks another look. It had been at least 15/20 years. Anyway, I skated both the Axis and the Dart (149) and I really don't have anything negative to say about either.

The Dart is more of a medium height, all around truck. Turning is fine, stable. The Axis felt a lot steeper and turned a lot quicker. I just thought both were a little on the heavier side so I went back to Thunder.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2017, 11:10:23 AM »
Six Tracks were the fucking worst, they turned (if you can call it that) super weird, baseplates cracked easy..I remeber riding a pair of red sixtracks for a few days (not even sure how I ended up with them) due to impossible to fix axle slip on one of my indys; couldn't stand them and ended up using a thunder hanger in an indy plate until I scored new shit.

The Axis and Dart look pretty generic as far as trucks/geo goes.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2017, 11:41:09 AM »
My first set up had the plastic baseplate Trackers.  I think they were designed for vert.  I liked them because you know at the time.......Tony Hawk. 

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2017, 12:35:07 PM »
turned weird
real heavy
broke

sounds like i definitely need to get some. anyone have a tip or can share his experience on where to get tracker trucks?
It's technically illegal to put OJs on Trackers though.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2017, 09:54:19 AM »
My first set up had the plastic baseplate Trackers.  I think they were designed for vert.  I liked them because you know at the time.......Tony Hawk. 

Or Lester Kasai!

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2017, 02:48:59 PM »
My first set up had the plastic baseplate Trackers.  I think they were designed for vert.  I liked them because you know at the time.......Tony Hawk. 

Or Lester Kasai!


My first setup was a Lester Kasai with Tracker Ultralights. Can't tell you how they turned because I was probably riding tight trucks and tic tacking everywhere. My plastic baseplate a didn't beak but the hangers did.


Oh, and I had OJs on it and it actually did cause a rip in the fabric of the universe.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2018, 05:14:38 PM »
If that's an older style hex head kingpin, you might be able to swap with an Indy one to save a few grams. According to Larry Balma, the Axis has the same geometry as Indy (stage unknown). Even Indy is a shameless copy of an older truck, so everything's fair game.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #20 on: June 20, 2018, 05:41:13 PM »

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2018, 06:29:10 PM »
My friend had the Darts and they were actually not bad trucks...the turn was quick and not like the 80's trackers....

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2018, 07:11:45 PM »
just bring back the aggros!

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2018, 09:39:02 PM »
I know they're different, but they honestly look like rebranded Ventures to me.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2018, 10:28:06 PM »
when they drop in e-clips and a floating axel....we'll see about a venture rebrand.....

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #25 on: June 21, 2018, 11:17:37 AM »
They recently re-emerged on instagram and started hyping up their Axis and Darts. I had the Axis back in the day and they came with clear piss colored bushings. It looks like they pulled an Ace and did some slight revamping, because the kingpin is now lower, the stock bushings are orange, and the casting looks smoother. However, Iím not sure on the validity of them being 100% USA made anymore.

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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2018, 12:21:45 PM »






Looks like Venture from the back, Indy from the front ? Weird! Have not touched (possibly even seen) a Tracker since my friend had some aggros in like 1990
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Re: Tracker Trucks
« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2018, 12:41:44 PM »
Haven't been able to get a hold of Tracker at all, not via email or Instagram. So I decided to try some Thunder 90A bushings in them on the new cruiser I'm setting up and voila! They now turn like a dream! Very similar to Indy's with forged baseplates but perhaps even a bit tighter actually. They feel very stable and even with riding them pretty loose wheelbite doesn't seem like it's going to be an issue. I'll still try the Tracker soft blue bushings if I can ever get a hold of them but for now the Thunder bushings work perfectly!



Check out Socal skateshop online, they carry tracker bushings