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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #270 on: May 31, 2023, 01:08:59 AM »
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made in china with exclusive trucks for zumiez i can't support them anymore, gone back to thunder team standard
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Mind to elaborate? Donít know anything about your claims
email i got sent from slappy:
The top bushing you mentioned is most likely from me designing the first round of washers too close to the actual size of the bushing. I will open the washer up / make larger to avoid the bushing to bubble over. I am also working on harder and softer replacement bushings as well. I would cone the bushing more but I love how it turns so I didnít want to change a thing. Glad to hear a new washer is helping. The trucks are designed and tested in the USA but currently the trucks are being manufactured in China.

zumiez exclusive trucks not available anywhere else:
https://www.zumiez.com/brands/slappy-truck-company.html

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #271 on: May 31, 2023, 04:57:19 AM »
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made in china with exclusive trucks for zumiez i can't support them anymore, gone back to thunder team standard
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Mind to elaborate? Donít know anything about your claims
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email i got sent from slappy:
The top bushing you mentioned is most likely from me designing the first round of washers too close to the actual size of the bushing. I will open the washer up / make larger to avoid the bushing to bubble over. I am also working on harder and softer replacement bushings as well. I would cone the bushing more but I love how it turns so I didnít want to change a thing. Glad to hear a new washer is helping. The trucks are designed and tested in the USA but currently the trucks are being manufactured in China.

zumiez exclusive trucks not available anywhere else:
https://www.zumiez.com/brands/slappy-truck-company.html

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #272 on: May 31, 2023, 10:45:33 AM »
From personal experience, widening the washer (surface area on top of bushing) will only cause it to bind on the side of the yoke faster...odd choice.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #273 on: June 01, 2023, 10:28:48 PM »
Flat washer
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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #274 on: June 02, 2023, 03:46:30 AM »
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So I threw flat washers on um. I hate regular shape bushing washers. I never ever use those on anything anymore. The industry should just switch. I'm pretty sure in the 70s and 80s most washers were flat. Some trucks had double barrels too.
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Yes, flat washers are a simple way of getting a looser feeling truck. I've found it hard to get small ones for the top though.
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I almost used bottle caps.
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genius..
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Fury X Lowcard did this

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those bottle caps actually looks good..

They actually skate really well too. Kinda like a less twitchy feeling thunder. I still have a set around here somewhere I think.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #275 on: June 03, 2023, 07:43:08 AM »
Cruised on my buddy's board equipped with stock slappies except he uses the OG Krux IKP's. Meh. I don't see any reason to buy these besides the kingpin clearance I guess. Indy's still turn better and they offer the same option.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #276 on: June 03, 2023, 07:56:45 AM »
Yo.

Put soft white Indy bushing in these trucks.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #277 on: June 20, 2023, 05:46:07 PM »
Buddy of mine showed me his cracked baseplates yesterday, he's an older dude who is light impact type just does slow slappies and some flat ground so he doesn't really beat the hell out of his trucks. I never noticed before, but the square cutout in the middle of the baseplates for weight reduction has super thin sides so I wouldn't be surprised this keeps happening til they change the design. They are already sending out a warranty replacement which is cool, but I have a feeling he will be back on Indy and Ace soon lol.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #278 on: June 22, 2023, 03:34:06 AM »
Buddy of mine showed me his cracked baseplates yesterday, he's an older dude who is light impact type just does slow slappies and some flat ground so he doesn't really beat the hell out of his trucks. I never noticed before, but the square cutout in the middle of the baseplates for weight reduction has super thin sides so I wouldn't be surprised this keeps happening til they change the design. They are already sending out a warranty replacement which is cool, but I have a feeling he will be back on Indy and Ace soon lol.


That reminds me of the significant number of Indy Stage 9 baseplates with those cutouts that caused the baseplate to end up in two pieces, along with any number of baseplates from Thunder, Destructo, Venture or others with similar mid cut outs to the Slappy trucks I have from over the years, when others broke them.

With the Indy trucks at least, I never broke them skating, more so when the board shot out straight into a curb hitting the truck at speed, which caused the baseplate to buckle enough to then form a crack and when taking it off the deck, tweaked it enough to have one end up with the pivot point popping out, so I guess the wrong / right amount of force in the wrong / right place and it could put a little too much stress on that weaker middle area.


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