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OldKook

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Hey Blake. Did you move back to NYC? When did that happen??

 

Ya, I had the Seismics on another deck, which was throwing me all off, in terms of being able to compare to my other setups. I got a few grinds on them at Santa Barabara. Have not tried them on this (C.I.) deck yet.

 

I started with both trucks setup 45, then switched the back baseplate to 30. This setup is 30 in back, 45 in front. I might still switch back... who knows???

 

Anyway, will give a full report after my next day out.... hopefully Thursday.

 

Plus, ya know Chris Olden has experience with Seismics. The reason I decided o try them is 'cause he said he liked them. He IS the truck guru, after all!!


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hey Frank,
The truck guru?
That's so not true!!!
I only know what works for me.
For my tastes, Seismics are THE trucks for long wheelbase
decks.
I've had them on Afroman decks, my Dregs Maggie, my BDS
Flores deck and BDS GH Long Board. The one long wheelbase
deck I haven't tried them out on yet is the Long Pig...guess that's
next!!
I would HIGHLY recommend Seismics for longboards. When the
Big Pig(44"?) comes out, it WILL be getting Seismics.
co

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The truck guru?
That's so not true!!!

 

I can so picture you sitting on the deck cross legged in a saffron robe telling kids to loosen their trucks in odd riddles.

"How can a bird fly if his wing is stuck to his little bird body? How can the mustard flow if the bottle tip is not rotated? Neither can you expect to carve with those locked down Thunders, my son."


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 I haven't tried them out on yet is the Long Pig...guess that's
next!!

I was noticing that the wheelbase on the Flat Pig is quite a bit longer than the Gas Head II.  I was thinking of setting up my Long Pig with traditional trucks, but I'm thinking now that won't cut it.  Chris, if you get your Long Pig set up with Seismics, let me know how you like it and how you have it set up.  How do Seismics do for wheel bite compared to other trucks?  Can you use less riser?  


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hey,
Yeah, Seismics are taller than Webbs, probably about the
same height as Indys?
Definitely get away with using less riser.
I tried the Seismics on my original Gashead LB and I dug it,
but I think that the wheelbase on the GH is short enough
to use regualr trucks to get performance from it.
The thing that Seismics do for long wheelbase decks is that
it makes them "feel" like a shorter deck; they become a
VERY resposive long deck, point it and it goes there. It eliminates
some of the "longboard feel".
Results on the Long Pig will be forthcoming...
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I dare say I'm running a fairly common setup with 215 Indy's and BD mini dubs.

this is my 1st quad 11 and i love it totally  

 


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Heres my current rider set up

Q11 Gen 2 with Tracker Darts, BDS Ultrathane Dragons, RockingRons. steels

And a bit of pimpin with,

Custome dyed wheels and nosebone

Sprayed wheelwells and rails

Custom Grip!

My first Q11.... A SICK DECK TO RIDE!!

 

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Grip
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How the fuck did you do the grip?

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Here's a couple of decks I just set up. 11 and 12 quads w/ Grind King T-birds bones bushings, BD Dubs with ceramics on the 12 and blue dragons with steels on the 11.


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okay, i've beeen lurking enough, here is my first BDS board all set up.

Quad 11" Chemical Imbalance
Tracker 184 Darts w/ custom trued faces
Khiro angled risers
Grind King inverted kingpins
Grind King rims
BDS Black Death Dubcons
Rockin' Ron's Ceramics, aluminum spacers, and custom shims
powell tailbone

i trued up the faces of the trucks using a 5/16th counterbore to make sure that they were true. then i used .0015" shim stock to shim the bearings/wheel spacers (bearing inner races are 8mm, which is a little off from the SAE axles). the free spin on these things is silly, and there is virtually no wheel play.

just finished it tonight, and haven't ridden it (obviously) and don't know when i'm going to be able to due to all the rain here. i've also got some tracker blue stimulator bushings coming, in case i don't like the stock ones. should be a stupid fast pool board...
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Nice set up DropKickM!~  I like what you did with lining everything up! 

 

Jeff


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JLF, thanks! i'm stoked to see how it rides as soon as the rain goes away here. its crazy, since there is virtually no play between the inner bearing races and the axle due to the shims, you can hear the ceramic balls rattle when you shake the board. the free spin on the wheels borders on ridiculous. i tried to take pics of the faces of the trucks, but they didn't come out.
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Hey dropkickmuppet, is using the counterbore difficult... does it require specific tools etc? Would you mind running us through the process and what is required?
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nah, its actually really easy. there is a pretty extensive discussion about it in several threads on Concrete Disciples. i pretty much followed the instructions here (insructions link).

i just made sure to remove the little hex screw that was in the body of the counterbore so it didn't mung up the threads on the truck axle, and turned it by hand. the shims i made aren't super precision, i just hand cut them out of .0015" shim stock as closely as i could. it helps to slip the shims into the bearings before you put the wheels on the trucks.

i think i spent about $50 on the supplies, and i'll be able to do every single set of trucks i own easily, and i doubt i'll ever run out of shim stock or have to buy another counterbore in my lifetime.
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oh, and i should probaly add a couple of the comments from the guy who explained the process to me:

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be very carefull with your counterbore tools. 1. the inside corners, the important ones, are easy to ding when sliding onto the axle. be delicate getting it on. 2. the tool usually comes with a tiny allen screw for holding the pilot in place. remove that. if left in, it can damage the end of the axle. 3. they are also very sharp. do not run down stairs while holding them. i'm going to track down some 0.0010-0.00075" shim stock so that i can shim the counterbore tool to fit the axle tighter. this should give even better results. i have found that 0.0015" shim stock is needed to shim most axles. some really bad ones need 0.0020" but this is rare. 0.0015" is what should be ordered. also, things are made easier if you pre-curl the shim to get the wheel on easier. this is done by sliding the shim over the blade of some sizzors, similar to how you curl holiday ribbon.
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