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    Default Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    just stumbled across these

    seem almost too complicated to be entirely safe



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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    woah, adjustable toe and camber? interesting... doesn't look like it's an on-the-fly adjustment though
    and that's a feature i'd rather see in a reverse kp truck, too..
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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    Doesn't look too complicated actually...it's just three different hangers on a common baseplate; I don't believe the axles are separable from the pivot. I think they look very weak however; just looking at them, I wouldn't have much confidence in the strength of the truck.

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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    Quote Originally Posted by hxzero View Post
    Doesn't look too complicated actually...it's just three different hangers on a common baseplate; I don't believe the axles are separable from the pivot
    ah.
    that makes a little more sense
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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    check their new baseplate...

    dual kingpin angle...



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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    if you look at the picture more closely you'll see they are for freeboard, not longboard. thus the axles don't need to be as strong since you mostly just used that main middle wheel.

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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    umm, no...
    they make both...

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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    Tread resurection again

    If you think those trucks are weird or unique , take a look back on there site : Gravitis.eu: Truck 9" - 22.9
    They have the new G10 series (longboard trucks)
    i think they are the lowest trucks on the market! no?

    the only thing is it use weird 14mm axels so i think you have to buy there wheels/bearing/bushing/kinpin etc... :S

    the design look super simple and can be considered a precision truck i think ,cause of the fix pivot axis around a sinle kinpin
    and the way the bushing are , i think those would be very stable trucks for downhill.
    cant find any review or videos of it tho
    >made in italy....do you think its like the ferrari of all trucks ?
    -super low
    -super light
    -??super stable at high speed??

    what you think ?
    somebody have tried it ?
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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    ok !! i got a reply from Gravitis on some questions :

    so the G10 Series is complete (freeboard bases & long/luge/sk8/atb/speedsail bases as well, you see we use the same alu bases for atb, we do not like much, better speedsail I am preparing a personal record, but it makes you understand how "massive" are these last to go both all terrain boards and longboards).
    Now, we had to change a polishing machine here last week, this week it runs and next week we release them at last, we neither could brought them to this DH event as not finished yet.
    In details, the axles have a secure, consolidated wheels Formula-cars bolts lock, internal 5/16" (8mm) bolts/kingpin.
    Bushings are barrel ones with 13mm bore.
    The leverage is a "classic" 42 degs, they best fit speedboards(DH) as the lowest on the market, but if you have high risers under your deck I passed very easily 1,80m distance slalom cones.
    It's all demanded to bushings duro, they will compete first events this year, hopefully the IGSA August one in Italy, they range sl, (street), cruising, speed, luge paired to ANY axles width we provide, 5"-7"-8"-10"-12"-13", or custom,

    (ohh 8mm axels!!! woohoo!!)
    still never saw a 13mm bore bushing :S

    still looking for any review or comments on this pruduct befor buying it!
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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    that kp is way past the hanger, the only skateboards that require such lo profile would be in parks but they are un-grindable. for whatever the italians use it for I guess it works and it looks cool and interesting feature, but for longboards it would require massive risers and then constant hang ups and what not on the roads.

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    Default Re: Interesting... Gravitis Trucks anyone?

    i was thinking of them as downhill trucks on a board with wheels cut-outs (like a drop-through but Top mount)
    Adding risers to fit a regular topmount for carving is actually what the gravitis guy said to do,
    (risers weight less than metal) and those trucks look light
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