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why are trucks called trucks?
« on: May 11, 2022, 09:13:14 PM »
as the title says. by the definition of "truck", skateboard trucks don't fit, so what's the deal. maybe i could google this but i prefer the conversations that come with asking questions here.

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2022, 09:29:08 PM »
Maybe in the sense of transportation? As in they’re “trucking” the board around?
I dunno man that’s all I got

Edit: Probably the person riding the board too…
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2022, 09:53:10 PM »
Personally I call, them "Lorries."

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2022, 05:33:57 AM »
It's a term carried over from Rollerskate manufacturers.

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2022, 05:43:09 AM »
and why did they call them trucks?
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2022, 06:12:20 AM »
"The name comes from the movement of train-car wheel assemblies–known as trucks–which track one-another along the rails."

Now you could ask why they called that trucks

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2022, 06:22:20 AM »
Missed opportunity to use „why come“ in thread title.
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2022, 06:33:43 AM »
now that I've read about the train origins, it sounds like trucks could've been called bogies had skating/rollerskating not come out of the U.S...what a world that would be
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2022, 09:08:41 AM »
It’s because vans were called vans…..for awhile in skateboarding….everything was named after a mode of transportation…..

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2022, 09:31:59 AM »
Short for the old English “ye truckle”.  A truckle being  a generic term for a wheeled vehicle.  Not to be confused with a round piece of cheddar cheese.  I don’t know.
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2022, 09:47:45 AM »
i called them trunks for the better part of my first year
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2022, 03:41:14 PM »
It’s because vans were called vans…..for awhile in skateboarding….everything was named after a mode of transportation…..

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2022, 05:10:41 PM »
trucks (car) make things go
trucks (skateboard) make the skateboard go
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