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    Thumbs up California Slalom Trucks

    I recently acquired an old skateboard from my friends who found it under their house... probably from the 70s. It's a Smooth Hill Skateboard deck with Tunnel Wheels and California Slalom Trucks.

    Does anyone know anything about the trucks or the board? Some skate history would be awesome!

    I'm stoked to set it up with new bearings and bushings and seeing how it rides.

    Sorry no pics, my camera was misplaced.


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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    Can't tell you anything about the Deck. But the trucks are definetly from the late 70's. They were actually pretty popular

    http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o.../trucks044.jpg

    They made 2 widths, this is the narrower. Most people had the wider version.These are actually recasts made in England, I believe, but used the same molds
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    #[green] 1:38 am: its not like this is my first time with him
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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    Sure Craft was the manufacturer. The first version that came out was the california slalom model, which competed with the fultrack. They were released in late 75 or early 76. Later on, they released the slalom pro (6" axle) to compete with the newly released midtrack. In 77 or 78, they released a bowl oriented version (6" axle still), but If I recall, I think it had the single locknut style kingpin (ie tracker) and thicker castings.

    I have a set of slalom pros mounted on a fibreflex with sims bowlriders, but I swear they say "slalom pro", not "CS Pro" like in the linked photo, or atleast I think they do.

    setting them up with modern rubbers, they feel great. I have some of the early blue bones bushings in mine, but some orange khiros would be real nice. The stock bushing was the soft red rubber like came on bennett and ACS. Be careful, the double adjust kingpin (or rather baseplate) does strip rather easily. cranking on the locknut is essentially trying to pull the bolt out of the baseplate.

    since a majority of the skaters did not ride on equipment from the 70's, they assume the stuff was archaic and did turn or ride good. Most everything road quite well. I have about ten 70's era boards. When someone rides them, they flip out at the feel and control.
    Last edited by rawls; 11-17-2008 at 01:38 PM.
    My comments represent a selfishly one sided 1970's skateboarder mindset, and do not reflect the current fashion-skate-lifestyle industry's views.

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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    Yes,,, they should say Slalom Pro.. the CS were re casts I believe from the same mold..
    I'd venture to say if you searched EBAY you'll find several sets
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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    California Slaloms were on my first deck and I still have it.
    Survived somehow.
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    I'd like to find another set to goof off with.
    I'd really hate to destroy these after all these years.

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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    Nice retro!

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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    i have this oldschool mini board(slalom board?) i got from a firends dad whos around 50 and he said he has had it since he was a kid wondering if you can tell me anything about it will post pics later

    it has cali slalom trucks(long)
    red power paw wheels (there solid)
    and rad pad risers
    the board its self is white fiberglass with sum sorta red decal on the top wich i cannot make out because theres strips of grip tape over it

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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    they dont make em like that anymore. lol

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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    Ahhhhhyessss, I remember these trucks very very well. I had a set of seven inch California Slalom trucks on my Banzai back in 1977. They were extremely popular for a "just under" pro set of trucks. The original gull winged gull wings and Trackers were the pro stuff. 7.99 a set mail ordered from an L.A. skateshop were the CS price for mine...

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    Default Re: California Slalom Trucks

    I LOVE my California Slalom Trucks. I use them on my SIMS QUICKSILVER Slalom board. It's still jammin after all these years and I wouldn't trade them for anything. I even have a VIRGIN spare set just in case I break my main set. The ones I use are GOLD in color, my spare set is silver. Here's a few photos and a video shot last month using the same board and trucks with old SIMS Pure Juice wheels.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNHJ5cfRQeg]YouTube - Old School Skater on Old School Slalom Board[/ame]

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    The unused ones have black bushings in them and they are the original ones.

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