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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #90 on: November 16, 2022, 01:48:06 PM »
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I'm skating a pair and they feel amazing. Def my new fav truck

Went from Indy to Thunder, Thunder to Ace, Ace to Slappy.

Slappy's feel kinda like Aces but the kingpin clearance is impeccable.. haven't caught on a bs smith yet.


Indy's suck IMO now.
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I don't ride indys but can't imagine them sucking, what do you dislike about them?

Fair, they don't suck but they are 4th on the list for me. Slappy, Ace, Thunder, then Indy.

Indys dont turn as smooth, are heavy and just overrated.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #91 on: November 16, 2022, 01:49:29 PM »
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I'm skating a pair and they feel amazing. Def my new fav truck

Went from Indy to Thunder, Thunder to Ace, Ace to Slappy.

Slappy's feel kinda like Aces but the kingpin clearance is impeccable.. haven't caught on a bs smith yet.


Indy's suck IMO now.
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Are you riding the standard kingpin or the IKP? I’m gonna snag a pair as soon as they land on skate warehouse. Also, what’s the wheelbase on these like?

Standard kingpin, and still have great grind clearance. I wanna get the inverted Kingpin next for sure though..

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #92 on: November 16, 2022, 02:02:33 PM »
Terrible name, generic truck design, 0 brand identity.
The trucks might be good, but this brings nothing new IMO.
Also, (to paraphrase @J….soy…..) would you ever wear a “slappy” longsleeve?

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #93 on: November 16, 2022, 03:38:55 PM »
Terrible name, generic truck design, 0 brand identity.
The trucks might be good, but this brings nothing new IMO.
Also, (to paraphrase @J….soy…..) would you ever wear a “slappy” longsleeve?

The last new truck to really breakthrough and be able to compete with the big 3 was ace and that took them over a decade to reach that. i remember seeing ace's for the first time when i moved up to the SF bay area around 2008
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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #94 on: November 16, 2022, 03:39:49 PM »
Terrible name, generic truck design, 0 brand identity.
The trucks might be good, but this brings nothing new IMO.
Also, (to paraphrase @J….soy…..) would you ever wear a “slappy” longsleeve?

Dude that would wear a slappy long sleeve would have a heroin egg deck and maybe this hat


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Dog running around the spot.

Maybe playing slayer out of the tailgate of their truck.

The personification of slappies.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #95 on: November 16, 2022, 04:44:04 PM »
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Will start this off by saying I am a fuck the rest kinda guy. Haven't had anything other than forged Indy's for the past 10 to 15 years on my main board. I wanted to join the ace hype train (they are a beautiful truck), but have never been able to get a pair to my liking. They do not grind like they should either, but that is a different story.

Been riding the 8.5 standard KP for a couple weeks now on a lightly used popsicle that I had laying around. I love talking shit on things, but overall I do not really have any gripes with these. They feel good right when set up, which is surprising, but they have also worn in/ loosened up nicely. I have not really messed with them much on any bigger transition, but the trucks have been fun to play around with on slappy curbs, boxes, and flatgound. I am not a small boi and enjoy to ride a decently loose truck and these have a bit of wheel bite resistance that doesn't seem to negatively affect the feel of the turn of the truck. Something that I did not know I wanted, but think I kinda like.

The verdict is still out, as to how these will hold up since its only been a couple weeks of riding but they have been a pleasant surprise thus far. Solid job Larry.
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pretty similar in height to forged 149s, are there any obvious differences other than the aforementioned wheelbite resistance? (probably attributed to bushings)
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That bottom washer (in the images) cups that bushing like a MF.
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Is that what people mean by “wheel bite resistance”? Or is it the robustness of the black pivot bushing sitting in the pivot cup.?
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Restricting the amount a bushing can deform would for sure factor into wheelbite (or not). The pivot doesn't restrict anything except metal rubbing on metal.
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Nah, the pivot bushing controls a lot of the turn.
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Read my comment again:

"The pivot doesn't restrict anything"

All the turning you do goes through the pivot, they've a totally different function than bushings; to your point, yes, they are tied more directly to a trucks geo [turn] than a bushing set.

No one swaps out pivot cups to curb wheelbite my dude.
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Speak for yourself, the pivot cup is the key.
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I made a post, on a forum so I am speaking for my self...lol, that's how it works...

Having fucked with numerous brands of pivot cups, duros, etc., they're fucking snake oil.

Bushings and washers (flat or cupped) have impact on wheelbite (the fucking item in question here), not fucking pivot cups...keep on keeping on tho if you think that works for you.
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You literally said “No one swaps out…”

That is the very definition of speaking for others.

I was discussing pivot bushings sitting inside the pivot cup, the pivot cup is part of the baseplate, big difference, that was my item in question and seems you got confused or don’t know the difference.

K, Bruh. Fair point, I generalized.

I still stand by it tho. Swapping pivot cups to curb wheel bite doesn't do anything, trucks don't work that way.

If people are swapping pivot cups in hopes of fixing wheelbite...well, it's their delusion/money,
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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #96 on: November 16, 2022, 04:56:49 PM »
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Terrible name, generic truck design, 0 brand identity.
The trucks might be good, but this brings nothing new IMO.
Also, (to paraphrase @J….soy…..) would you ever wear a “slappy” longsleeve?
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Dude that would wear a slappy long sleeve would have a heroin egg deck and maybe this hat


Danglin keys

Dog running around the spot.

Maybe playing slayer out of the tailgate of their truck.

The personification of slappies.

And all 75 of those guys will buy a pair.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #97 on: November 17, 2022, 02:37:31 AM »
By my calculations, there at at least 75 of those guys in each city in So Cal alone, so that may be a lot of trucks.
I ain’t fucksin with em tho.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #98 on: November 17, 2022, 03:54:19 AM »
Hollow IKP coming down the pipeline:



I wonder if the axles are too?



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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #99 on: November 17, 2022, 05:11:42 AM »
If they would have Venture pop with Ace turn I would be interested. Could open up a lot more decks for me also. I don’t think they’ll manage to do that though so maybe I’ll be safe with my stack of Aces still.  :D

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #100 on: November 17, 2022, 05:27:59 AM »
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The front view and baseplate look like an Indy, made me think they were an Indy rebrand like Zumiez's Compound trucks https://www.zumiez.com/compound-polished-silver-5-25-skateboard-truck.html



But the hanger looks skinnier and the kingpin lower, so IDK.
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Not to quibble, but it's a mistake to describe the cheap Indy knockoffs which Zumiez sells as an "Indy rebrand," which would imply that they simply take authentic Independent Trucks and brand them with a different logo. These are obviously cheap fakes.

I have a set of these. They're not cheap fakes, they're just clones. They're basically indistinguishable from indy standards apart from the BP logo. Same alloy and I wouldn't be surprised if they scanned the individual parts for the mold or just bought them under the table from whatever foundry NHS uses. They even got the weight mostly right. The only thing that's kinda cheap about them are the bushings but they aren't awful and you can just swap the indys in and they feel pretty much the same in my opinion. They also weren't really cheap, they sold them for like $5 less than indys sadly.

Industrial has been doing the same thing for years

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #101 on: November 17, 2022, 05:58:28 AM »
Kingpin clearance is nuts, especially on the IKP versions. If they can acheive that and have a turn like Ace, that's a win in my book. Yeah, if I'm gonna be nitpicky, the hanger is identical to an Ace classic and the "slappy" logo on the baseplate is awful, but whatever.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #102 on: November 17, 2022, 06:18:29 AM »
Seems like he’d have more connections in the realm of brand identity besides dafont.com

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #103 on: November 17, 2022, 07:56:30 AM »
Factories are desperate for production they're willing to work with anyone. Look at PS Stix (https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck_R2WvpFOq/) you can start your own board brand quick and easy. Testing trucks for 2 years hahaha that's like Bronson saying they tested bearing for years before launching that shit brand. In the world of overstocked product and cheap ass products ( https://www.sierra.com/s~skateboard/ ) now is the worse time to launch anything. No wonder all these companies are letting riders go. Too many brands and too many discounts. Skateboarding did it to itself again...

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #104 on: November 17, 2022, 11:56:19 AM »
silver tool friendly ?

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #105 on: November 17, 2022, 12:13:02 PM »
Factories are desperate for production they're willing to work with anyone. Look at PS Stix (https://www.instagram.com/p/Ck_R2WvpFOq/) you can start your own board brand quick and easy. Testing trucks for 2 years hahaha that's like Bronson saying they tested bearing for years before launching that shit brand. In the world of overstocked product and cheap ass products ( https://www.sierra.com/s~skateboard/ ) now is the worse time to launch anything. No wonder all these companies are letting riders go. Too many brands and too many discounts. Skateboarding did it to itself again...

This should almost be its own thread.  Pretty cool opportunity.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #106 on: November 18, 2022, 11:10:29 AM »
@dermbot has a really good look at these trucks in his stories on IG today. He also stated that they’re privately distributed and not distributed through Tum Yeto.
https://instagram.com/stories/dermbot/2973907557827375446?utm_source=ig_story_item_share&igshid=MDJmNzVkMjY=

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #107 on: November 18, 2022, 02:11:59 PM »
AliBaba looking ass trucks
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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #108 on: November 18, 2022, 03:06:41 PM »
Echoing the other posters on what exactly another truck brand brings to the table. Seems cool I guess.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #109 on: November 18, 2022, 03:09:59 PM »
Echoing the other posters on what exactly another truck brand brings to the table. Seems cool I guess.

Without knowing how they skate, the only thing they're bringing is kingpin clearance out of the gate and they've got it in spades compared to other brands. So there's that....I guess....

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #110 on: November 18, 2022, 03:18:19 PM »
Marry, fuck, kill

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #111 on: November 18, 2022, 03:40:14 PM »
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Echoing the other posters on what exactly another truck brand brings to the table. Seems cool I guess.
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Without knowing how they skate, the only thing they're bringing is kingpin clearance out of the gate and they've got it in spades compared to other brands. So there's that....I guess....
It's like an independent with venture clearance.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #112 on: November 19, 2022, 01:17:37 AM »
Marry, fuck, kill

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Marry Tensor - they've been around the longest, put money in Dr Z and Daewon's wallet, while I'm not a fan of the Maglight their Aluminium ones seem decent
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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #113 on: November 19, 2022, 01:22:44 AM »
Who cops a pair and checks if they fit on an Indy baseplate?  :D
why come?

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #114 on: November 19, 2022, 06:04:41 PM »
Skate warehouse has them now to ship on 27nov. About 50 bucks for a set

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #115 on: November 19, 2022, 09:45:47 PM »
Skate warehouse has them now to ship on 27nov. About 50 bucks for a set


Always curious to see and hear how some work, especially when they look like this and have all the sizes available that they do.

No pics on the SW site yet, but at least their instagram have enough good pics.


https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Slappy_ST1_Inverted_Trucks/descpage-SYIVTR.html

Slappy ST1 Inverted Trucks
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$29.99 each

Truck Sizes:  8"  8.25"  8.5"  8.75"  9"


https://www.skatewarehouse.com/Slappy_ST1_Classic_Trucks/descpage-SYCPTR.html

Slappy ST1 Classic Trucks
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Truck Sizes:  8"  8.25"  8.5"  8.75"  9"

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #116 on: November 22, 2022, 05:12:18 PM »
Height reported to be 53.9 per dm response.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #117 on: November 25, 2022, 03:43:34 PM »
I picked up a set of 8.25 inverted trucks. It’s pretty cold here so I’m not sure when I’ll get to skate them, but I’ll definitely post my thoughts when I get them!

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #118 on: November 25, 2022, 05:11:52 PM »
SLAP Pals will not tolerate a truck that makes you nose/ tail slide on your wheels.
SLAP Pals will not tolerate squeaking bushings, cracking and popping sounds beyond a three session break in
SLAP Pals will not tolerate axle/ kingpin nuts that come loose
SLAP Pals will not tolerate any truck that uses anything remotely resembling a symbol of hate
SLAP Pals will not allow Jason Jessee to ride their SLAPez trucks
SLAPez Team riders must include Fred Gall and Frank Gerwer.
SLAP Pals would strongly prefer their trucks are manufactured at the ERMICO foundry
SLAP Pals would strongly prefer odd sized axles including 8 1/8", 8 3/8", 8 5/8" and 8 7/8" options.

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Re: Slappy trucks (Mike Sinclair's new brand)
« Reply #119 on: November 30, 2022, 02:10:51 PM »
Anyone who's been skating them have an update?