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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #210 on: January 15, 2023, 02:17:22 PM »
Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #211 on: January 15, 2023, 03:01:53 PM »
My wife just bought a kitchen scale so I decided to do a little test between the Ace Hollow hardware and the Shorty's Lights that I normally use. All sets are 7/8 allen.

The bolts themselves weigh the exact same, so the only weight savings comes with the thinner nuts that Shorty's uses. Could pair the Ace bolts with the Shorty's nuts to at least get the benefit of potentially not needing to use an allen key and Ace's claim that their bolts don't cause griptape swirls (that's never been a problem for me anyway as long as you only tighten from the nut side)


Thanks for that.  Makes me happy / satisfied that Shortys are good, or even just buying a box of the low head nuts is a win, when I have the nyloc start to lose grip, so don't have to get new deck bolts either.

So good!



Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it


From two sets of identical bolts, same brand, about the same time they were set up, one guy who swears by putting them down into the board and another who never puts them down in far enough (to my mind), sure enough the first set are still full black, the other set are all worn off and plain silver.


From the thoughts about this thread, I have seen quite a few people recently who didn't do up their bolts enough and sure enough they were having issues with the colour / paint rubbing off the heads.

Others who put their bolts on and do them up so they are a little below the top of the grip never have issues with bolts changing colour, or the paint wearing off, no matter what brand, myself included.


Make of that what you will.



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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #212 on: January 15, 2023, 03:03:31 PM »
My wife just bought a kitchen scale so I decided to do a little test between the Ace Hollow hardware and the Shorty's Lights that I normally use. All sets are 7/8 allen.

The bolts themselves weigh the exact same, so the only weight savings comes with the thinner nuts that Shorty's uses. Could pair the Ace bolts with the Shorty's nuts to at least get the benefit of potentially not needing to use an allen key and Ace's claim that their bolts don't cause griptape swirls (that's never been a problem for me anyway as long as you only tighten from the nut side)

Ive been had.

They probably sell low profile locknuts on McMaster carr , Iíll check that out soon

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #213 on: January 15, 2023, 05:29:58 PM »
My wife just bought a kitchen scale so I decided to do a little test between the Ace Hollow hardware and the Shorty's Lights that I normally use. All sets are 7/8 allen.

The bolts themselves weigh the exact same, so the only weight savings comes with the thinner nuts that Shorty's uses. Could pair the Ace bolts with the Shorty's nuts to at least get the benefit of potentially not needing to use an allen key and Ace's claim that their bolts don't cause griptape swirls (that's never been a problem for me anyway as long as you only tighten from the nut side)

this pleases me in so many ways considering my other hobby is ultralight backpacking lol

thats kind of a wild difference in weight savings. pretty surprised

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #214 on: January 15, 2023, 05:32:36 PM »
Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it

Anybody remember halos hardware? Those resisted turning silver pretty well.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #215 on: January 15, 2023, 05:58:00 PM »
Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it

the only ones Iíve ever found to truly stay black, are shake junt. their bolts looked like they might be powder coated black? most bolts are painted black it seems. I wish I could skate the shortys light bolts, but thatís why I donít. Lol the nuts are great for cast plates though.
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #216 on: January 16, 2023, 08:54:52 AM »
I got some Roughneck hardware from my local recently, they are black phillips bolts... flat black/brownish hue to them and they seem like they will forever stay black since they're not painted. They're actually my new fav cause they blend in with the griptape differently. Just throwing that out there in case anyone wants to try them. I haven't skated them long enough to know for sure about them not rubbing/turning silver.

Also, those thinner Shorty's nuts you guys are posting are the truth. I run them with 1" bolts and risers combo so that way the nylock actually gets engaged with the threading and they just look better than the normal taller/fatter looking nuts.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #217 on: January 16, 2023, 01:48:42 PM »
Do people really have a problem with 1Ē bolts engaging with normal nuts when using 1/8Ē risers? Iíve been running that combo for a long time and never had any issues. Should be the same as using 7/8Ē without risers which is a really popular combo also.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #218 on: January 16, 2023, 02:00:51 PM »
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the only ones Iíve ever found to truly stay black, are shake junt. their bolts looked like they might be powder coated black? most bolts are painted black it seems. I wish I could skate the shortys light bolts, but thatís why I donít. Lol the nuts are great for cast plates though.

Bender hardware stays black. Iíve had the same set of 7/8 allen for 3 years.
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #219 on: January 16, 2023, 03:34:58 PM »
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the only ones Iíve ever found to truly stay black, are shake junt. their bolts looked like they might be powder coated black? most bolts are painted black it seems. I wish I could skate the shortys light bolts, but thatís why I donít. Lol the nuts are great for cast plates though.
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Bender hardware stays black. Iíve had the same set of 7/8 allen for 3 years.

can confirm the same

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #220 on: January 17, 2023, 06:28:52 AM »
Do people really have a problem with 1Ē bolts engaging with normal nuts when using 1/8Ē risers? Iíve been running that combo for a long time and never had any issues. Should be the same as using 7/8Ē without risers which is a really popular combo also.

Yes, 1" hardware for 1/8" risers imo is too short. having the bolt flush with the end of the nut isn't enough to properly secure it. That's why I use the thin nuts so there a few threads engaged past the nylock.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #221 on: February 02, 2023, 09:08:48 AM »
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #222 on: February 02, 2023, 09:11:20 AM »
hmm, is that whats really causing that tho...?

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #223 on: February 02, 2023, 10:07:30 AM »
I feel like loose hardware is what causes it and those crail bolts would still damage the truck when loose

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #224 on: February 02, 2023, 12:11:02 PM »
hmm, is that whats really causing that tho...?

Yeah loose hardware is 100% causing that. If it's loose, it can vibrate, which will widen the hole in the softer aluminum.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #225 on: February 02, 2023, 01:27:05 PM »
They would definitely come off faster.

You would have to check them more often and thereís less thread for it to hold on.
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #226 on: February 02, 2023, 02:48:05 PM »
My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #227 on: February 02, 2023, 03:17:53 PM »
My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware

lmao was not expecting to see Sans on skateboard bolts ever

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #228 on: February 02, 2023, 04:04:16 PM »
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My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware
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lmao was not expecting to see Sans on skateboard bolts ever

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #229 on: February 02, 2023, 04:08:59 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/CoKtyn3u4qT/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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The funny thing with these bolts, if you sink them too deep into the deck you can't actually do them up tight enough as there is no more thread.

I have a set of these from who knows where from ages ago that someone was sick of, so I swapped him out with some normal bolts and kept these ones as I was curious about them, never saw a brand or anything and had never seen them before or since.

They work fine, but really it is the nuts and nyloc that stops bolts working well, so just swap out the nuts and away you go.

Anyone, even on these bolts can still have that issue if the trucks are not mounted well and move side to side as they are skating.

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #230 on: February 02, 2023, 04:15:02 PM »
My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #231 on: February 02, 2023, 05:01:20 PM »
My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware


What I like the most is that they are plain simple bolts, option for all black, or silver, which really appeals to me.

Silver nuts too.  Just right.


It might sound silly, but I would get eight sets, so I can use all the spares, use two silvers at the front of any set on plain grip and use the plain black ones on any board with cut up grip.

Being in AU it is not easy to get (and I have too much stuff anyway), but it is rad you have them in a local shop too.


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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #232 on: February 02, 2023, 07:12:40 PM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/CoKtyn3u4qT/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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2023 is the year of hardware gimmicks

My predictions:

Indy: Stage 4 hardware reissue
Thunder: Titanium hardware
Venture: Forged hollow hardware but the nuts don't turn
FA: Bolts that have the two letter FA Logo as the head
Real: Wooden hardware

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #233 on: February 02, 2023, 07:15:58 PM »
My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #234 on: February 02, 2023, 09:10:02 PM »


2023 is the year of hardware gimmicks

My predictions:

Indy: Stage 4 hardware reissue

So weíre going back to dome top bolts again?

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #235 on: February 02, 2023, 09:34:34 PM »
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My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware
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lmao was not expecting to see Sans on skateboard bolts ever
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Oh shit, thatís yours @camel filters ? I saw these on Instagram yesterday. Looks dope!
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My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware
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What I like the most is that they are plain simple bolts, option for all black, or silver, which really appeals to me.

Silver nuts too.  Just right.


It might sound silly, but I would get eight sets, so I can use all the spares, use two silvers at the front of any set on plain grip and use the plain black ones on any board with cut up grip.

Being in AU it is not easy to get (and I have too much stuff anyway), but it is rad you have them in a local shop too.



Aw thanks for the compliment. Yes I went ahead and made the silver optional and not make it a separate product. I guess it's good customer value but it was mainly so I didn't have too many differing products to package. I guess laziness can  sometimes pay off. Hopefully one day I can have the bolts distributed in AU :)

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My dumb little bolt company is now available at my local. No long neck nonesense and should not oval your baseplates if tightened  ;)
https://nocomplyatx.com/collections/hardware/products/spa-gear-7-8-skateboard-mounting-hardware
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Followed a wild back. Waiting for pay day to get a set or two!
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #236 on: February 02, 2023, 10:40:17 PM »
Awesome you have a sticker in there tooÖ..I know it costs $ but it makes a difference for me. 

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #237 on: February 03, 2023, 03:31:10 AM »
https://www.instagram.com/p/CoKtyn3u4qT/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=

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Ah fuck we ordered 100,000 of the wrong type of bolts what do we do? Guess just make some shit up so people think it's intentional

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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #238 on: February 03, 2023, 05:34:31 AM »
Did we ever decide what bolts resisted turning silver, or is it time to just accept it
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Re: The Bolts Thread
« Reply #239 on: February 03, 2023, 04:21:07 PM »
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2023 is the year of hardware gimmicks

My predictions:

Indy: Stage 4 hardware reissue
Thunder: Titanium hardware
Venture: Forged hollow hardware but the nuts don't turn
FA: Bolts that have the two letter FA Logo as the head
Real: Wooden hardware




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