the new front split

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the new front split

Postby Christopher Bara » Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:40 pm

Hey folks...i'm curious....i put down some cash for the new front that's coming out, but i was wondering if it was a split axle like the rear?......I've tried a Silverspace (from www.sk8shop.ch ) before and it was fine for GS, but not for TS as they advertised...what'd nice is that it sits pretty low. The Randals we cut down sit rather high due to the hanger height, with the axle over the kingpin....Is the axle on the front split fires going to be parallel with the kingpin, similar to Radikals?
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Postby Eric Moore » Thu Feb 10, 2005 3:02 am

The front split-fire lives up to it's name - it does indeed have a split axle.
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New front truck

Postby David Baker » Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:49 am

DON"T TEASE US! We need pictures!
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Thu Feb 10, 2005 2:05 pm

Fluitt now has a completed Hangar of his own, so I am sure he will post photos soon...I should have the first run (small quantity) of 105's to him this weekend...The 90 mm's start soon
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come out to play

Postby Steve Collins » Sun Feb 13, 2005 12:35 am

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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Sun Feb 13, 2005 1:04 am

As of today the DS-105 is here...If interested contact Gary at asphalt playground...Quantities are limited but there is more on the way...90 mm is a few weeks out as well as 90 mm rears...
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Postby Michel Billings » Sun Feb 13, 2005 2:01 am

Any idea on price for these bad boys?
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Postby Jonathan Harms » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:10 pm

That's a Randal baseplate of some sort, is it not?
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:50 pm

That is a randall baseplate, just a standard R-2...we are in design phase on hangars for the fronts, but they wont be available for a while, we need to get a batch of 90mm's done first, then we will probably do a run of baseplates...
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Postby Christopher Bara » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:55 pm

Hey Wax....wont that crackle finish make me hang up a little when i hit the coping?
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:11 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA
Grind away...
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Postby Gary Fluitt » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:33 pm

DS107 Front Split is up online for ordering at <a href="http://asphaltplayground.com/trucks.html"> asphaltplayground.com </a>. They are $99 for hanger only. No base plate as yet. We're working on selling these with RII base, but not there yet and many of you have a Randall base laying in wait to interface with the hanger so we've made these few that we have available for sale.
I'm running mine with white barrel Khiros (these come with the hanger by the way), with quite a lot of wedge. I love the feel of this truck. No slop. Just a simple hanger that turns quick and grips like a mo fo. We ran some very tight runs last week (5'-6' at speed) and i have to say, I'm stoked. Can't wait for the 90mm for the really gay tight stuff.

By the way, we went a bit overboard on the axles. You can run these as 130mm if you want. It's a super G truck, it's a tight truck.

The nice thing about making your own trucks is that you can embezzle!
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Postby Dave Gale » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:49 pm

Thanks Gary! I rode th rear a bit..It's really smooth. My front should arrive any day and I posted on NCDSA re: wedges, You guys probably saved my limp wrists from threading/dethreading 10-32s all day!! I'm gonna start w/ a 10 degree front (the deck has 7 built in!
Enjoy,
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Postby Dave Gale » Sat Feb 19, 2005 1:52 pm

Uh...but won't my bellbottomed panties get stuck on all that extra axle??? (kidding) it's nice to have the width option so great!! Sign me up for a 90!!
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Sat Feb 19, 2005 3:19 pm

The axles on the DragonSlayers are the same width as the axles on the Split Fire rears that Gary has been selling. The actual useable width is 127mm.
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SplitFire DS107, sick sick sick

Postby Steve Collins » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:36 am

I'm loving the new front Split. Even on an RII baseplate, Wax's new hanger is sweet sweet sweet. I rode it at Hackett's outlaw yesterday and am totally sold. Rock solid. Perfect turning. Stable at speed.

A very highly placed racer ran the course on it and told he would have done even better in the race with it. Don't ask who. He'll post if he feels like it.

The new truck doesn't make my modified midtrack obsolete just yet. Let's see how much I run the mid from now on though.

[Disclaimer: The opinions offered above are from an inexperienced GS racer and are intended for your amusement only.]
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Postby Jonathan Harms » Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:22 pm

Gary, Wax, the truck looks cool, but every time I see that topic, "New Front Split," for some reason this is what pops into my mind.
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I think I need to find a girlfriend... ;-)
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Wed Feb 23, 2005 3:05 am

Harms....Its ok with us, any picture of a fit female in minimal clothing is better than a pic of 40 yr old men in lycra (although, I must state that neither The SplitFire DragonSlayer, nor its designers condone slalom discrimination)...and thanks for the truck comment, I am so stoked to be working on a project like this, how many people have made a truck designed, refined, built, tested, and sold by skaters, we have our hands in the whole bowl of pudding. Looks like 50 degree baseplates will be the first to release, then 60's ...
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now with RII base

Postby Gary Fluitt » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:23 am

The front Splits will be available WITH RII 50 degree base starting next week. asphaltplayground.com will offer two options when ordering.
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Team Rider

Postby Gary Fluitt » Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:35 am

There have been rumors about a new team rider but I want to clear something up. The rider below is on the Spliff Fire team not the Split Fire team. There has been much confusion about this so I just wanted to set the record straight, mon.

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Buffalo soldier

Postby Christopher Bara » Tue Mar 01, 2005 1:40 am

I'll lay ya 10 to 1 i can turn that rear hanger into a functional bowl..

Gary..the front arrived...again, top shelf workmanship....couldnt ride it much yet due to the never-ending-winter, but it turned great from what i did do

I was at first concerned that it wouldnt pump as well as a conventional truck, but found out that the opposite was true.

Definitely a great buy for my GS deck

Thanks again

(and thanks for the custom packing too!)
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Postby Gary Fluitt » Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:38 am

Dan used to build Seismics with hollow 8mm steel axles. Maybe Marley could have used one of those.

Wait till you get that front dailed dude. You wont believe how well it grips. I was laying it into hard offsets and the thing wouldn't give up the turn. Weird and beautiful and simple.

90mm's have been cut...the saga continues.
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:49 am

AND IF YOU CANT ROLL AS BIG AS HE COULD.....YOULL NEVER BE ON OUR TEAM

I dont skate slow...I am just in the "TEAM" groove
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Postby Daniel Gesmer » Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:39 am

I heard there's a long waiting list to join the Spliff Fire team. But short-term memory problems are rampant on Team Spliff. The mid-race space-outs are particularly embarrassing. But when these guys are fast, they're truly... smokin'!
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:32 am

On a more serious note, the Randall Baseplates we have been waiting on are now here. Completes are now ready to go at <a href="http://asphaltplayground.com/trucks.html"> asphaltplayground.com</a>. $109 check em out
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Now complete

Postby Gary Fluitt » Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:58 pm

Split-Fire Fronts are now available complete with a brand new Randal II base plate. order from www.asphaltplayground.com/trucks.html
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Postby Glenn S » Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:27 am

Gary, when you put the "www" in front of asphaltplayground.com it does not appear to work right. The link you just posted takes you to a "page not found" page. So if your not on the World Wide Web where are you?
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Postby Rick Stanziale » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:02 pm

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btw...Marley still rides for Team Clay
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Postby Jim Weatherwax » Mon Mar 07, 2005 3:41 am

Marley would ride for himself, like any self respecting skater, mabye he has a sponsor or two to help out with the fees and equipment, but a true skater rides for himself...
and his picture on the website would not be a big red sphincter, thats for damn sure...
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Postby Gary Fluitt » Mon Mar 07, 2005 6:06 am

Glenn,
I forgot the ending .html on the address. My apologies.

<a href="http://www.asphaltplayground.com/trucks.html">click here</a> which is the same link.

I'm amazed how often I still hoarke asphalt when I type it.

And Bara- I spewed beer through my nose when I read your post. We'll send you a screwed prototype so you can make good on that claim.
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Postby Glenn S » Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:28 pm

No worries Gary just pointing it out. But what I did not understand how you have a website without the "www." in there. Not sure I've seen that kind of web address before. I was thinking at the time that was the problem, but it is not.

http://asphaltplayground.com/trucks.html

But this one works as well:

http://www.asphaltplayground.com/trucks.html

But I just tried it with http://slalomskateboarder.com too and it works. I just thought you always needed a www. in there.
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NEW FRONT SPLITS

Postby Jim Weatherwax » Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:55 pm

I just spoke with Gary...He will be sending out the latest Batch of DS107's soon....they are a new, more svelt profile.....the next batch of 90mms will be the new profile also...

he is polishing the balls as we speak ....(the new pivots) then they will hit the mail....
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Mr. Splitfire polishing...

Postby David Baker » Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:02 am

I knew there was a reason he didn't answer my email... Sorry to interupt the polishing of the balls!
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