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VonWolf

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I DON'T think they are magnesium AT ALL.

#1 not painted yellow

#2 looks like aluminum, not magnesium (which I believe looks darker)

#3 bare magenesium would look kinda bad after 30 years, that's why they painted it in the first place.

#4 that .04 oz is less of a difference in weight than I would expect from mag vs aluminum, more a casting variation

I capitalized NOT so you would notice it

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I am confused as to if tracker made "GNARLY" half tracks, or mag half tracks now for that matter


These are Halftracks,Not Mids.This is my unmounted set.They do exist,but are very rare.My,that's a big pivot you got there...




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So Egg, are these half track magnesiums?


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I doubt it!
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Yea, and the logo on the cushions is the same as the logo on the straps.

Looks like they were putting non grnarly halfs on the skates, to clear em out I guess.

I think the serious guys went up the half tracks but I'm not sure.

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Wishin I still had my Rector skates.  Those fuckers were a blast when I was looking for chic's! 

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Any photos?
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Nope............I Have none in my archives.

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Any photos?


Thanks for asking.. yes I do!

Built these at High Roller Street Skates in the same town that Tower Records got its start, back around '81- '82.
They originally came with boring aluminum, but first thing I did was drill the rivets and replace the trucks with the "gold standard", yellow unobtanium mid tracks.
To protect all that unobtamium, I added Copers to all the hangers. Odd thing happened though. When my parts order arrived, there were only TWO Lappers. 2 were back ordered. So, one on each rear axle OR two Lappers on one skate and do the other skate later.
It was plan B.
Didn't seem to matter, as both skates have survived a decade past drinking age.
This pair has quite a resume;
Originally built for high speed downhilling, they have hit 62 m.p.h.
They have also skated the Big Sur International Marathon twice. (it's in my back yard, so I had to do it. As a "pirate" skater, of course, as skaters weren't allowed back then!)
Laguna Seca is also nearby. Which means that these skates have plummeted the infamous "Corkscrew" of that track. It was mainly a skateboarding event, so they let us skate, but didn't cotton much to us "escaped rink skaters". Didn't matter much, we had fun anyway.
Last time I took these out for a plummet was my 44th birthday. That was several years ago now, and scart the s#%t outta myself! So did it 2 more times! Probably went alla 30 miles an hour. Lived to tell about it, so it was a happy bday!

Now about that yellow....

Just kidding. For now. I'll do the 411 on painting at a future date. (my user name may be a hint...)

Thanks for reading,

Dr. D
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Thanks for asking..


...or maybe I don't..

How do I add the pic???


(..nweby here,..duh) :- P
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(..nweby here,..duh) :- P


LOL!

Great story. 'Bout a thousand words short!

Nothing like a faceplant at the starting gate...

Tomorrow. Picture tomorrow.
Its late here, i'm out. DrD
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Tracker is selling the Gnarly pivot Haftracks on their site, I bought a couple of sets.
From Tracker:
"“In 1978 we introduced all of our truck sizes with Gnarly Pivots. As decks grew considerably in the second half of 1978, reaching 9″ to 10” or more- sales of the Haftracks slowed down considerably, since we had a huge stock of the small pivot Haftracks, we never went into production on the Gnarly Tracker Haftrack."

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This pair has quite a resume; Originally built for high speed downhilling, they have hit 62 m.p.h.


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Any photos?

It's now on Flikr, but I still have no idea how to get it on HERE!
(up until a couple of weeks ago, life consisted of my ancient flip phone and no computer. NOW, i have this fan dangled new gizmo to get used to. Any help/pointers would be greatly appreciated.)
Thanks 1000k,
Dr. D
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A couple of links to other threads with instructions.  Hope one of them help: 

http://bulldogskates.websitetoolbox.com/post/picture-posting-6620679

http://bulldogskates.websitetoolbox.com/post/helphow-to-post-picture-in-a-message-1050746


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