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keithdp

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the 66's on my Q12 remain unbent.
I weight 175....................
the geometry is good,
the metal is soft but they turn.......beautifully.
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OK Pat - Where did you get coloured 55's from? I thought they only did the smaller sizes anodized.

Saw them posted on S&B.


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the metal is soft but they turn.......beautifully.


so do old Indy's and Tracker RT-X's, and
they don't grind down nearly as fast.
ace gets no more of my $$.
"limited" edition RT-X 149's;
http://www.milehighskates.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=15&products_id=1076

http://solidskate.com/shopsite_sc/shopping_cart/order.cgi?rd=1&storeid=*1837e181594f26661070fcdb10fd&sbid=SSMSB1227114250.83099&prevlocation=http://www.solidskate.com/truck/trac.shtml

http://www.oldschoolskaters.net/store/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=496



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They've slightly altered the trucks since CO's set, beefed the hangar and hardened the metal, although I've got three sets of the OG 66's that did not bend and did not wear like Olden's.  Maybe I just grind like a pussy:


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the metal is soft but they turn.......beautifully.


so do old Indy's and Tracker RT-X's, and
they don't grind down nearly as fast.
ace gets no more of my $$.

All very well, but you can't go out and just buy a set of either of those trucks. Tracker only did a small run of the 149's and you have to go play on e-bay for the older Indys. Older Indys are heavy.


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I like my 55's. I'm featherweight compared to most people here. They turn real smooth, don't know about wear and tear yet (surf season).

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Grindage problem solved!



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Grindage problem solved!



DIY Copers - Nice

Why did you stop them turning by putting the hardest possible bushes in them?

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Look at the wheel wells, Worst wheelbite ever. ( it REALLY hurt )
I weigh 240, I put those bushings in all my trucks, they still turn sharp.
I need to make some better copers, those are pretty sloppy work.


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Bent my ACE 66 in a few hard carving sessions.
I weigh about 200lbs but I'm really hard on the pumps and skate mainly bowls (not good at it but I try), could feel the bending as it was going on.

I blame it in a severe lack of metal at the hanger. Aluminum is also soft but shouldn't matter if it was thicker. Besides, don't have any concrete coping around here.



http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v629/Uldis/SK8/Bent%20ACE%20trucks/

Got them exchanged on warranty and chose 44's, but don't know what to do with them, don't have any board that narrow...
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Damn, the one on the right is so arched.
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@skateight - You aren't using enough riser, you should be using at least 1/2" riser with Dubs maybe even an extra 1/8th" with it then you won't get wheelbite or it will be really minimal. Soft wheels don't help as they bite more, harder wheels just burn the deck but won't throw you off.

@Uldis - That's the worst bending I have seen on a set of Aces, very bad. Apparently they did beef up the strength on the 2nd run. I've got 66's and I weigh 180 lbs haven't seen them bend like that at all, in fact they are still straight. Try the 44's with some Dragons as they are wider than most wheels and will be suitable for a deck up to 10.5"-11" wide.

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Is there any way to tell if you're getting 1st or 2nd run Aces by looking at them ?? They kind of disappeared there in early summer, then came back around July. Are those "2nd run" ??

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I love mine, 66s set up with dubs on one of my handmades and a 2nd set with dragons on my DP reissue. I'm only 175 but haven't had any bending probs. They supposedly have worked out all the soft metal probs so any sets you'd buy now should be alright. Their turnability is outta sight, buy some.
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Is there any way to tell if you're getting 1st or 2nd run Aces by looking at them ?? They kind of disappeared there in early summer, then came back around July. Are those "2nd run" ??


Yes

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