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nlinny777

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@ CantOllieSoWhat

How much do you want to shorten the wheelbase by; and what trucks are you using? If your trucks have old school mounting holes, you can use the outside holes (old school pattern) on the plate with the outside holes on the deck. You'll only have to drill two new inside holes per truck, and all existing holes will be supported/covered by the plate. With an original wheelbase of 18", you'll end up with 17.25". Should still be within the wheelwells, also.

 

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That's the easy way, if you've got 6-hole truck bases.  However, it only moves you back 1/2", so you'd be at 17 1/2", not 17.25".  Back to 17" & you'll still be in the sweet spot of the wheelwells. 

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I should clarify: if you move BOTH trucks inward, you'll end up with a 3/4" shorter wheelbase (3/8" difference between old school and new school holes).

 

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The tail is great as is.  Don't mess with that.  Make the front shorter & you'll be all set. 

 

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A real man never messes with anothers tail


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Cantollie,

 

No problem! I plan to do what SDO and Later recommend and just move the front truck back. I can see Nelsons reasoning of moving trucks equally, but that would make sense if it was a slalom or pure carving board. Since you'll be doing kick turns we'll leave the tail alone.


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cool, works for me Gorilla! See ya on Saturday.

 

@ Fletch: Hmmm, bert lessons in Melbourne eh? Sounds like a dream vacaction to me! ;-)


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My cut-down & wheelbase shortened Quad 10 (now dubbed the Pool-Q) worked awesome!  The feel of the concave under your front foot is great.  Big improvement over the stock Quad 10.  See pics of it in action under the sessions thread for BigPapa's birthday party. 

 

This is now my favorite deck.  I definitely recommend these mods.

 

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Ok- I have a couple of Quad 10's on the way and one of them is going to be a rider. Mostly a park board. I want to put shogos and Indy 169's on there. I don't mind a little over hang.
I have a couple of questions about set up. I'm thinking 1/2" risers but I'm wondering what is the difference that wedge risers make?-and do you point them in or out or what?
My other question is about installing a powell tailbone. I'm guessing 9". I saw one on this thread that looked right. Do the tialbones come with rat bone hardware and if not is that preferable? I'm a little worried about drilling through the deck. I'm always open to advice and suggestions.

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I put a 9" tailbone on my Quad 10 and it fit perfectly. If you buy a Powell Tail bone it will have rat nuts. I've always drilled through and used the rat nuts. Some posts have said that using wood screws can cause delamination. Another point to not use wood screws is that if you replace the tail bone, the hole for the woodscrew may eventually strip/wear out.


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@ AdamH:

 

With the deep wheelwells on the Quad, you can use 1/4" or 3/8" risers with Indys, no problem.  I've got 1/2" risers on mine with Webbs & they sit lower than Indys.

 

If you are using the Quad with the wheelbase as stock, use a wedge on the front truck only, thick part towards the middle of the board.  If you shorten the wheelbase (as discussed earlier in this thread), you won't need the wedge. 

 

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Thanks guys. I appreciate the info.
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Couldn't figure out how to fit in a message on that last post.  I love this set up with 169's and SPF's 62's. First time I've tried these wheels and they work great in the park. They are so fast, grip, yet I can slide too. They are already really starting to cone. Thinking about the next wheels. got some green dubcons-97's from OldK which I'll try next, but beyond that I will be going for the Black Deaths. Sounds like those are the call. The older looking wheels will go with the board style so much better. I have Swiss bearings in now and they are fast, but I know, I know, I need to try Rockin's. They are on the wish list. I will be fully converted soon.


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Lou your tearing it up!
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