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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #540 on: November 25, 2021, 01:35:56 PM »
How long do trucks usually last grinding on that axle? Been skating for most of my life and spoiled myself in my adult years of buying too many new trucks due to the madness, so I've only axled one set of 44's that I still got. Little bit peeking through on one of em, the other truck probably soon. I just retired em thinking they'd probably break next slappy but maybe I'm wrong?

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #541 on: November 25, 2021, 05:05:01 PM »
I have a set of Indy hollows that are 3/4s through the axle. They didnít break but bent enough to start coning wheels so theyíre retired now.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #542 on: November 25, 2021, 06:15:34 PM »
How long do trucks usually last grinding on that axle? Been skating for most of my life and spoiled myself in my adult years of buying too many new trucks due to the madness, so I've only axled one set of 44's that I still got. Little bit peeking through on one of em, the other truck probably soon. I just retired em thinking they'd probably break next slappy but maybe I'm wrong?

It all depends on what you are skating and how hard you are grinding, especially on rough or nasty edges.

Some trucks will never get through to axle with the amount of wax and slippery edges or nice coping, but others can burn through a set very quickly if skating super rough or unfinished edges, pool coping, crusty curbs, or anything where the truck metal (axle included) is softer than the material they are grinding.

There is one curb that I know people skate and we don't know what was in the mix when it was poured, but it will eat trucks faster than anything else, no matter what is put on it, as well as it being almost still completely intact while other curbs are very worn down.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #543 on: November 25, 2021, 09:22:18 PM »
Weíve got a curb like that. Iíve been skating it for 5 years and itís lost nothing. Another one I skated for a year was toast.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #544 on: November 25, 2021, 10:45:37 PM »
Weíve got a curb like that. Iíve been skating it for 5 years and itís lost nothing. Another one I skated for a year was toast.

Swiss curbs are like that, must be granite or something. I never thought weĎd get one to grind in the first place but my buddy insisted and waxed it up like a madman, but it ate my trucks in no time. Nice feeling tho.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #545 on: November 26, 2021, 02:14:27 AM »
How long do trucks usually last grinding on that axle? Been skating for most of my life and spoiled myself in my adult years of buying too many new trucks due to the madness, so I've only axled one set of 44's that I still got. Little bit peeking through on one of em, the other truck probably soon. I just retired em thinking they'd probably break next slappy but maybe I'm wrong?

Nah. You can still get a shit load of life out of truck if there is only a little axle showing. Keep going! You will likely crack the hanger before you grind through the actual axle. Just keep your eye on any hair line fractures that might develop. When the hangar cracks and bends... then you are done...

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #546 on: November 26, 2021, 07:41:20 PM »


just hit axle on these 2 month old ventures.  kinda bummed on blowing through trucks so fast
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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #547 on: November 26, 2021, 07:45:27 PM »
Itís been a minute since I hit axle, but I went through a ply semi-recently:

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #548 on: November 26, 2021, 08:02:56 PM »


just hit axle on these 2 month old ventures.  kinda bummed on blowing through trucks so fast

These newer ones grind down quicker for sure.
Which I need, because I buy trucks too often.
Definitely more disposable

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #549 on: November 28, 2021, 07:53:05 AM »
My indy forged/hollow 159's retired after 2 years of use. Lots of slappy and ledge skating on Canadian crust.



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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #550 on: November 30, 2021, 02:38:17 PM »
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How long do trucks usually last grinding on that axle? Been skating for most of my life and spoiled myself in my adult years of buying too many new trucks due to the madness, so I've only axled one set of 44's that I still got. Little bit peeking through on one of em, the other truck probably soon. I just retired em thinking they'd probably break next slappy but maybe I'm wrong?
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Nah. You can still get a shit load of life out of truck if there is only a little axle showing. Keep going! You will likely crack the hanger before you grind through the actual axle. Just keep your eye on any hair line fractures that might develop. When the hangar cracks and bends... then you are done...

Thanks man, I'm still retiring them because I'm back on Indy's. 159's...the width is really nice. Tempted to go up to 169's now.

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Re: grinding down to the axle
« Reply #551 on: December 01, 2021, 08:58:42 AM »
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How long do trucks usually last grinding on that axle? Been skating for most of my life and spoiled myself in my adult years of buying too many new trucks due to the madness, so I've only axled one set of 44's that I still got. Little bit peeking through on one of em, the other truck probably soon. I just retired em thinking they'd probably break next slappy but maybe I'm wrong?
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It all depends on what you are skating and how hard you are grinding, especially on rough or nasty edges.

Some trucks will never get through to axle with the amount of wax and slippery edges or nice coping, but others can burn through a set very quickly if skating super rough or unfinished edges, pool coping, crusty curbs, or anything where the truck metal (axle included) is softer than the material they are grinding.

There is one curb that I know people skate and we don't know what was in the mix when it was poured, but it will eat trucks faster than anything else, no matter what is put on it, as well as it being almost still completely intact while other curbs are very worn down.

Iíve been curious about that mix as well, and have even asked some local masonry supply places if there is a steel epoxy component available. Turns out there is, but it is not often used on street infrastructure such as curbs. The best advice I got was that certain mixes source their sand elsewhere, and it might be a more abrasive sand component.

I will say that loading dock angle iron ledges are hanger hungry as well, especially on crooks.
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