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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2010, 12:48:55 PM »
I've done it. In the early 90's I rode Gullwings and that was kind of a copout because of the groove and the magnesium. When I switched back to Indy's in 1995 I ground those down to the axles(the rear truck) then swapped out a hanger and did it again to the older front truck. I have only bought one set of trucks since and that was just to use some new pieces when I had to. I still have the original baseplates from the 1995 pair(anodized red) around somewhere. I always got new boards and wheels and all that jazz but I refused to ever change out the trucks. I liked to get already broken in hangers from the shop bin and use those. Not because I am cheap...it's just what I prefer.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2010, 02:13:00 PM »
The combination of pivot fakie grinds, ss crooks en fs 5-0 on transition got me my first pair of trucks worn out to the axle, recently.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #32 on: April 26, 2010, 02:36:59 PM »
fs 5-0s on tranny are the main cause for indys going down to the axle in a matter of 2 months

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #33 on: April 26, 2010, 04:17:47 PM »


edit: these were already pretty ground down when i got them, but they are all the way to the axle.
« Last Edit: April 26, 2010, 04:51:09 PM by GnarlesManson »

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #34 on: April 26, 2010, 04:44:19 PM »
fs 5-0s on tranny are the main cause for indys going down to the axle in a matter of 2 months

Exactly.   Every single grind i do on tranny basically hits the same spot on my back truck.  My back truck looks a year older than the front

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #35 on: April 26, 2010, 06:37:33 PM »
Last set and current set.  Just got down to it a couple days ago

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2010, 06:56:26 PM »
what kind of board is the one with what looks like mr.t?

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2010, 07:01:07 PM »
Girl Brian Anderson BA TEAM

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #38 on: April 26, 2010, 08:19:00 PM »
is that a board thats out now? what size is it? that is the best thing girl has ever made. by far.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2010, 08:52:25 PM »
I was so close to getting my old Thunders (the ones I lost at Heathrow) down to the axle. I was replacing a kingpin on one and the owner of the skate/snow shop by my house (not Uprise) made some kind of condescending remark about how I should probably look into new trucks because I was so close to the axle. Ass.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2010, 09:52:37 PM »
Never really thought about it but there it is peaking through.  I've been wanting to try some ACE for awhile.  I usually just skate the same indys until they break and then get some new ones with the lifetime warranty.  fun.



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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2010, 02:19:06 AM »
Every pair here, too. I hate new trucks.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #42 on: April 27, 2010, 05:53:08 AM »
Yeah, it's out now. It's an 8.5

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #43 on: April 27, 2010, 06:36:06 AM »
I did it about 20 years ago to a set of Gullwing magnesiums.

That probably counts as cheating.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #44 on: April 27, 2010, 08:57:22 AM »

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #45 on: April 27, 2010, 09:46:41 AM »
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bad ass! 

Dude, how long have you been grinding on the actual axle itself?

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #46 on: April 27, 2010, 10:05:49 AM »
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bad ass! 
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Dude, how long have you been grinding on the actual axle itself?

lol

Well done sir.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #47 on: April 27, 2010, 10:10:33 AM »
Never really thought about it but there it is peaking through.  I've been wanting to try some ACE for awhile.  I usually just skate the same indys until they break and then get some new ones with the lifetime warranty.  fun.





this is what i'm talking about. excellent work. i'll give you a gnar for your real life work there!

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #48 on: April 27, 2010, 11:46:52 AM »
i've gone through a bunch of hangers doing this. i want to say it was an old(2002-2004)rick howard 2 page ad that showed a close up of his board on one side. his trucks were grinded down to the axle and i thought it was the coolest thing ever, so since then i've tried to do it with every pair of trucks that i get. i also used to skate this one ledge almost everyday anywhere between three and eight hours at a time for a good eight months before it got skate stopped. i went through a few sets during that time period

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2010, 12:20:09 PM »
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bad ass! 
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Dude, how long have you been grinding on the actual axle itself?
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lol

Well done sir.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2010, 12:37:29 PM »
on the tensor trucks i merked the fuck out of those plastic things that helped you slide noseslides and tailslides. those things were actually pretty shitty - mostly just because they axles would get bent real easily. the turning was real stiff too i didnt really like the feel
I've never actually skated Tensors but I ended up with a hand-me-down board a few years back that had these trucks on it:



I was so embarrassed to skate those...they're awful, literally the worst fucking thing ever.

Perhaps surprisingly the board that had those trucks on it was really nice except for the trucks...Anti-Hero, 54mm Spitfires, Bones Swiss...what an abomination...

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2010, 12:43:18 PM »
I've had mine down to the axle for a bit now.  I was so stoked too because I haven't done that since I was a little kid doing slappies for days.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #52 on: April 27, 2010, 12:46:33 PM »
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Never really thought about it but there it is peaking through.  I've been wanting to try some ACE for awhile.  I usually just skate the same indys until they break and then get some new ones with the lifetime warranty.  fun.




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this is what i'm talking about. excellent work. i'll give you a gnar for your real life work there!

Wow....  Are you trying to grind your wheels down to the axle too?  ;)

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #53 on: April 27, 2010, 12:47:55 PM »
I've done it a couple of times but not recently, here's a pair of Venture hangers I had lying around from a few years ago.






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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #54 on: April 27, 2010, 02:39:44 PM »
I've done a couple sets.  Now that there are so many skateparks I don't grind as many curbs as the old days. 


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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #55 on: April 27, 2010, 04:19:07 PM »
I've done it on a few sets. I hate getting new trucks, and see nothing wrong with an old set until they are unridable.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #56 on: April 27, 2010, 05:05:23 PM »
Sure, every pair of trucks I've ever had. I am too cheap to buy new ones.

Yep, me too!

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #57 on: April 27, 2010, 05:43:49 PM »
I did it with a pair of Krux Downlows, when they were ljust released, then I did it on a sey of Indy Lows, and then I did it with a set of black Thunders. Now, I change my trucks too much.



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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #58 on: April 27, 2010, 05:46:25 PM »
i've done it once a few years ago, venture highs.  i was proud.
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #59 on: April 27, 2010, 06:10:51 PM »
What's the shortest time someone on here ever grinded down to the axle? I never did it myself. I'm going to do my best now.
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