my setup is good for...?

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afi saiful
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my setup is good for...?

Post by afi saiful » Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:25 am

i want to start slalom any type of slalom whichever my setup work best
so this is my setup
bennet vector 4.3 front with tracker 129mm / maybe will be buying tracker RTX 106mm...wheels are retro zigzag

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Post by Jonathan Harms » Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:14 pm

The 129 might be a bit wide for tight slalom, but don't worry about that. Just set up some cones and ride. Have fun!

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Post by afi saiful » Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:08 am

what about for hybrid?....is having a narrower truck at the rear good like tracker rtx 106mm for doing TS?

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Post by Jonathan Harms » Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:08 am

The Bennett is a great front truck, especially if you wedge it about 7 to 10 degrees (skinny end of wedge toward front of board). So your front is fine.

For the rear, though, you want a slower-turning truck, so it just kind of follows the front along. The RT-X turns more quickly than the RT-S, so the RT-S is a better choice for a rear truck. And yes, 106mm is probably a better width. You can do TS, Hybrid or even GS on it; it's more versatile than the 129mm. If you get an RT-S for the rear, try to dewedge it a few degrees (skinny end toward front of board).

One other good choice for a rear truck is a "stable" Seismic (30-degree angle) in 105mm. You won't need to dewedge it at all.

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