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Boris Miladinovic
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Wider trucks

Post by Boris Miladinovic » Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:23 am

Just wander, if anyone runs wider trucks then pretty standard 100-110?
I tend to like 120-130 width and a bit longer wheel base. I run mostly 9' spaced cones, as I ride with couple of begginers. I'm a bit of a biggenier too, but getting better.
Pros and cons?

Paul Howard
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Yes

Post by Paul Howard » Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:57 am

Hey, For Giant slalom, I tend to use a 127mm/5inch-ish hanger front and back with Abec 11 Grippins because they have center-set bearings and seem to work well for me on that width of truck(Tracker RT-X 8mm axle coversion 10deg pos wedge in front- fairly loose, Seismic 130mm 8mm conversion 5deg neg wedge in back-pretty tight, maximum wheelbase 22", 21" preferred for better traction.)

Every other course that's tighter I use the hangers 100mm-105mm.

Hope that is of some use. - Paul
I just dig slalom!

Boris Miladinovic
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Post by Boris Miladinovic » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:51 pm

Hey thanks!
Funny, my favorite setup is so similar to what you described as your GS: 20.25"-22.75" wheel base, Bennett 5.0 at 13 wedge, Seismic 130/30 at 13 dewedge and often run Grippins in 78a/84a split duro (but prefer lemon/lime Zigs)...
Even funnier is that I'm constantly faster on that, even through HS courses, than on a propper HS setup?!

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