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Post by stumitch » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:37 am

hi all. as a dedicated longboard builder and machinist in Vancouver, BC the idea of a mountainboard is VERY cool. I will have a year to figure out board details and build something before i return to Rwanda for a year with my family where i am a teacher. i think a mountainboard would be great way to connect with local kids! they would love to see a mazunga fly down a hill and bail. my questions are basic...
-what is the deg angle of the board (at truck mounting point) from horizontal?
-typical width, length and wheelbase of the board?
-truck axle width and diameter and spacing between springs?
-what kind of springs are used typically?
-some trucks use sk8 bushings... why?
-can i use most 8" diam. wheels?
-are bindings similar to snowboard bindings?
thanks for any specs you may have!
-stu mitchell

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Post by Ben » Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:59 am

have a look through. http://www.trampaboards.com/ it will give you lots of info.

-what is the deg angle of the board (at truck mounting point) from horizontal?

35 for channel trucks or 15 for skate trucks

-are bindings similar to snowboard bindings?

can be, some boards use the 4 hole mounting system like on snowboards so you can attach actual snowboard bindings but most use mountainboard bindings like the MBS F series bindings
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Post by BgSurfer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:56 am

Go here and click on each model for specs:
http://shop.mbs.com/boards/mountainboard/pro-line.html

Deck: 35 degree tips, ~ 8.25" wide (fairly common)

Axle diam. 12 mm for Matrix, 9.5 mm for All Terrain Skate trucks

Axle-to-axle base 33-39"

Axle lenght 15.5-16"

Mounting pattern for bolt holes = Old School Skate

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Post by BgSurfer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:07 am

Go here and click on each model for specs:
http://shop.mbs.com/boards/mountainboard/pro-line.html

Deck: 35 degree tips for Matrix regular trucks, ~ 8.0" wide at narrowest point (fairly common) (listed widths 9-9.5, wide point at tips?)
20 degree tips for All Terrain Skate trucks.

Axle diam. 12 mm for Matrix, 9.5 mm for All Terrain Skate trucks

Axle-to-axle base 33-39"

Axle length 15.5-16"

Mounting pattern for truck bolt holes = Old School Skate

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Post by stumitch » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:25 pm

perfect! thanks. the style of skating looks similar to longboarding with sliding to control speed. looks seriously fun. as soon as i get back home i'll warm up the press, toss some aluminum in the cnc and have at it. :)

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Post by BgSurfer » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:51 pm

You're looking at about 1-7/16" of camber also.
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