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Truck set up for TS


Hey all... what are you fella runnin?
Ive been on RTX/S on all my decks but one GS board that has Indy 101's

Im considering RTS 88 front and RTX 88 offset rear. or I have a line on a set of used 2nd gen. Splitfires for a good price...
If I'm setting up my new Maysey TS.. what suggestions do you all have.

Thanks in advance....from the chilly midwest regions
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RicL,

try this-

http://com3.runboard.com/bskaterbuilt.f5.t113

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Hey RicL -
RAD pic - is that Lake Michigan?
Totally looks like the place where I grew up...
My folks' home was right on the shore of Lake Michigan in Racine, WI and I would take my surfboard out there every now and then...
That beachfront looks strangely familiar... hmmmm...
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wow... buck good eye.. I live just north of racine and surf it all the time. when did you leave? what HS? one of my best buddys bought a house on Vincens Rd. in north bay. The best break in SE WI. on a straight north swell.
that6 pic is actually from southern L. Mich.
small world..
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RicL,

try this-

http://com3.runboard.com/bskaterbuilt.f5.t113

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yea I had read that.. thanks.. I dont want to spend the $ on a Radikal.. Looking for a less expensive option. thats why I mentioned the RTX/S combo w/ offset.. at infoon those or on Splitfires because I have a guy who'll sell me some used ones.. thats my oiptions..
thanks ric

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Ok, so how come nobody uses Indy's for slalom? Turn too good? What size trucks should I be looking for to put on a Conekiller Hybrid? What wheels? I'm a beginner (never done cones, ever).
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quote:

Ric L wrote:

Im considering RTS 88 front and RTX 88 offset rear. or I have a line on a set of used 2nd gen. Splitfires for a good price...
If I'm setting up my new Maysey TS.. what suggestions do you all have.

Before answering, I have a couple questions: are the Splitfires 90mm or 107mm? And is it really a RTS 88 front or a RTX 88 front? I'm assuming that if they are 88mm, then they must be moded trucks with straight 8mm axles, probably made by Chicken at PPS. Is this right?

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Ok, so how come nobody uses Indy's for slalom? Turn too good? What size trucks should I be looking for to put on a Conekiller Hybrid? What wheels? I'm a beginner (never done cones, ever).

Plenty of people use Indy's for slalom and they turn great. But the 101/109 size is just hard to come by these days (I think they're not made anymore). And combined with the fact that the latest version sold of that size (Stage 9 I think) was hard to modified (longer kingpin for double barrel bushings needed) and only had the new school hole pattern (most slalom board use the old school pattern) is probably why you don't see them as much anymore.

For the CK Hybrid and a beginner, I'd suggest trucks in the 100mm to 107mm size. Tracker 106mm RT/x front and RT/s back is a perfect combo to start on. Dewedging the back truck by at least 10°, and wedging the front between 10° and 15° is a good starting point. Also switching the bushings to white Khiro double barrels in the front, and blues in the rear, will help.

As far as wheels go: 68mm to 70mm and between 84a and 82a for the front, and 80a for the back. Manx (69mm, PPS), Hot Spots (69mm, 3dm/Seismic), or Retro ZigZags (70mm, ABEC 11). Manx and Hot Spots will last longer and serve you well. But ZigZags are a lot faster and grippier.

Just my $0.02. emoticon I'm no Mike Maysey, but have some podium experience. emoticon emoticon

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Thanks Mig!
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Oh yeah... those who know, know... and those who don't... F#$%K 'em...
RicL, you got class, Bro'!
I grew up in Wind Point, right next to S.C. Johnson... yeah, that Frank Lloyd Wright house owned by none other than the heir the Johnson Wax family fortune himself... we were just slumming it living next to him... always rode my skateboard around the cul de sac and saw the security guards watching me every move... let's just say back in the late 70's/early 80's I was the only kid in Wind Point with checkerboard Van's, a surfboard (and actually used it), and a Santa Cruz Bevel, DP deck, and a SAlba K-Beam... total anarchy on the pristine shores of Lake Michigan!
Went to high school at Horlick High ('80-'84) and then the University of Wisconsin ('84-'88) and never came back... but let's not forget the Surfin' Turf years ('78-'81) and then the Turf ('83 - ???) in between.
Dude, do I know you? I know the North Bay... grew up hanging with the Pattons, the Battens, who else lives in that neck of the woods still?
-buck
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Bucky. I live in Milw. we grew up the same era.. Ive surfed there for 15 yrs. My buddy's family owns alot in the area. We travel out west pretty often to surf.

My computer crashed and I just got it back.. I get more surf pics of the area to you.
Look at The Surfers Journal from 98 or something/ heck their website. Cuz I wrote an artice called "Sweetwater Salvation" a few muddy pics from "Nibs" as its called in N. Bay. all Icey shots..
later Ric


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Oh yeah... those who know, know... and those who don't... F#$%K 'em...
RicL, you got class, Bro'!
I grew up in Wind Point, right next to S.C. Johnson... yeah, that Frank Lloyd Wright house owned by none other than the heir the Johnson Wax family fortune himself... we were just slumming it living next to him... always rode my skateboard around the cul de sac and saw the security guards watching me every move... let's just say back in the late 70's/early 80's I was the only kid in Wind Point with checkerboard Van's, a surfboard (and actually used it), and a Santa Cruz Bevel, DP deck, and a SAlba K-Beam... total anarchy on the pristine shores of Lake Michigan!
Went to high school at Horlick High ('80-'84) and then the University of Wisconsin ('84-'88) and never came back... but let's not forget the Surfin' Turf years ('78-'81) and then the Turf ('83 - ???) in between.
Dude, do I know you? I know the North Bay... grew up hanging with the Pattons, the Battens, who else lives in that neck of the woods still?
-buck



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