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    Default turning radius formula?

    is there an actual (math) formula for determining what the turning radius of a given wheelbase, truck, and wheel combo would be?

    for example, if the board/wheelbase were constant, as were the wheels, how could one figure out what the different turning radius values would be for every brand truck out there (without having to actually buy all of them and try them all and measure it)?

    granted, I realize turning radius isn't everything, but I'm just curious if it can be calculated...

    anyone?


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    Default Re: turning radius formula?

    you would also have to know how big the wheels are, the tightness of the trucks, bushings... too many variables to get an exact value
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    Default Re: turning radius formula?

    i like your name.

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    Default Re: turning radius formula?

    I was thinking about doing this last night and writing a program to find it, then realized all the variables and not worth it. So would have to be a generic value for a kingpin degree, so like 2 or 3 variables for that and then length of the board. Might have to figure that out but way to lazy.
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    Default Re: turning radius formula?

    wouldn't riders weight and ability to lean before falling off also be a variable? just set it up and get a measuring tape.
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    Default Re: turning radius formula?

    take a look here (scroll down the page):

    http://www.peterverdonedesigns.com/pvdtrucks.htm

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    Default Re: turning radius formula?

    I find that even a board's concave has a significant effect on how tight you can turn the board at low speeds. I can turn my Arbor around in less than 10 feet but my friend's Chief takes at least 12-14 feet for some reason with the same trucks and bushings (mind you my front is wedged)
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