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Flipping trucks

Post by jondextan » Fri May 27, 2011 5:01 pm

hey guys, why do you flip your trucks? what are it's advantages? and what trucks are best flipped and what trucks are not? coming from a skating background i for one know you can't flip skate trucks... thanks! :D

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Post by russellj447 » Fri May 27, 2011 5:22 pm

Well its great. what board you riding? and as far as know only mbs as the GI ones are made to have the same affect of flipped MBS. Makes the deck stiffer and higher up. better turing and whatnot

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Post by Mikael » Fri May 27, 2011 5:24 pm

Besides being great... it makes you board shorter, stiffer and taller. :)

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Post by Brennig » Sat May 28, 2011 5:36 am

You can flip skates, but you flip the whole truck. Not sure it will have the same effect, it's more of a longboarding thing.
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Post by Core 8 » Sat May 28, 2011 9:40 am

i thought flipping scate trucks makes you steer the wrong way round?

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Post by jondextan » Sat May 28, 2011 5:33 pm

Core 8 wrote:i thought flipping scate trucks makes you steer the wrong way round?


should be, i longboard. i've tried it too. haha.

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Post by TheGreenMachine » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:08 am

With MBS Matrix trucks do I flip the whole truck or just the metal part? (hangar?)

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Post by Jasper » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:21 am

just the metal part, leave the plastic bit attatched to the board, then reassemble in the same way but with a flipped metal axel
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Post by DirtStar Army » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:00 am

Like this..............

DirtStar Army wrote:The idea has bin around for a long time. Gi has designed their trucks like that from day one.

No one riding MBS had adopted or advocated it until Casey Tomas and Mason Moor of Utah, USA.

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The Utah crew was soon to fallow.

I have bin ridding for a long time and just by flipping the "bottom hanger" the sport changed for me. Having the wheel base of a 95 on a 100, Grind and stall any thing with out fear, Never bottom out again, and the "pop & lock" style manuals make a new board!!!!

Some ppl hate it......... others love it......some feel control...others loos it.

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Post by DirtStar Army » Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:05 am

The benefits of flipping your hanger. It really makes a difference!!!!

-.5" lift in deck height "Never bottom out again, even on a 12 stair"

-Moves the wheels under the board making it more responsive and feel more like a skate / snow boards and less like a long board.

-With the wheels closer to your feet stalls and manuals are super easy!!!

-By moving the hanger position you shorten your wheel base. A Pro100 will have the wheel base of a Pro95 after flipping. This is a big plus in the skate park.
Don't take my word for try it....only takes a few min and it may change the sport for you like it did for me!
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Post by TheGreenMachine » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:42 pm

Tips on flipping your trucks? I just tried and parts went flying. Then I had to put them back together. Ugh

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Post by russellj447 » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:54 pm

haha its not that hard just flip em and go ride. it really is a huge change

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Post by Jasper » Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:56 pm

TheGreenMachine wrote:Tips on flipping your trucks? I just tried and parts went flying. Then I had to put them back together. Ugh


its not the easiest thing to do, take the kingpin out last and put it in first. erm use a clamp to compress each side when assembling and taking apart, makes it so much easier
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Post by TylerStartin » Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:07 pm

DirtStar Army wrote:Like this..............


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Post by jondextan » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:23 pm

can Trampa's trucks be flipped too?

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Post by TheGreenMachine » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:43 pm

Jasper wrote:its not the easiest thing to do, take the kingpin out last and put it in first. erm use a clamp to compress each side when assembling and taking apart, makes it so much easier


I took the kingpin out first, what was I thinking? I'll flip em when I get home and report back on the difference

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Post by Jasper » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:49 am

TheGreenMachine wrote:I took the kingpin out first, what was I thinking? I'll flip em when I get home and report back on the difference


how did u even get it out!!? lol
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Post by PURE63 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:55 am

russellj447 wrote: Makes the deck stiffer and higher up. better turing and whatnot

In Reality it does NOT stiffen the deck in any way.. it does make the distance between deck and ground farther making it more difficult to bottom out.



TylerStartin wrote:Dang Van when was that picture of the backyard taken? I've never seen it looking so nice!

thats the widowmaker jump

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Post by Travis » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:57 am

PURE63 wrote:In Reality it does NOT stiffen the deck in any way.. it does make the distance between deck and ground farther making it more difficult to bottom out.


The slightly shorter wheelbase does help reduce flex though.
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Post by Jasper » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:58 am

does it, i didnt really notice it being any stiffer when i flipped mine..
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