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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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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2022, 04:11:58 AM »
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2022, 03:17:56 PM »
 And here I've been calling them shmacks this whole time...

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2022, 05:13:00 PM »
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2022, 08:23:18 AM »
'independent bogies' sounds so fucking hellride lol


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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2022, 09:26:31 AM »
because most skaters drive big ol trucks that they use to haul things and go off roading in so they wanted their skateboards to sound just as alpha. bearings were originally going to be called hemis and wheels were going to be called mudders and decks were going to be called chassis and griptape was going to be called the rollbar but a bunch of beta cucks in the industry held a meeting and decided on the names we use today, which aren't nearly as tough and manly. but the truck people held strong on calling the trucks trucks so we have them to thank for that. thank god skateboard part naming didn't go full librul cuz then trucks would be called something cucked like wheel holders. fuckin pussies.

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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2022, 11:15:55 AM »
I got a 97 f150 on my cruiser, bro. gotta keep it American.
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Re: why are trucks called trucks?
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2022, 10:24:48 PM »
The original rollerskate trucks were invented in New Mexico, the name is derived from the expression "I got no truck with that", which is native to NM and means that the person speaking doesn't agree or partake of whatever is being referenced.
Rollerskate wheels were originally sold separately from the boot. Upon discovering the added expense, disgruntled buyers would often say they had no truck with that. Eventually the expression was turned into a clever marketing campaign, for the first rollerskate boots with built-in wheels, the tagline was "I'll have the trucks with that." True story.