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    Default Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    I'm fairly new to street luging. For about a year I've been sitting down on my longboard and I've finally decided to build a classic luge.

    I'm using 2 plies of 3/8" Baltic Birch plywood, and basing it off of the Lott Classic. Is there anything I should know about certain trucks or wheels that work best? I have some wheels that I'm planning on using, and they don't meet the racing rules, but I'm not planning on racing. The wheels I have are Sector 9 Race Formula 80a wheels, 74mm. I was also wondering what the wheelbase should be to balance it right. It's 12" wide, 48" long.

    I would appreciate any recommendations, thanks!


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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

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    like this one?
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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    2 layers of 3/8" should be okay

    Looks like a lot of folks use Randals or Randal DH trucks. You can probably use whatever you have and play around with wedging to help with steering. As a rule you want the front more turny than the back.

    The wheels you have are fine to learn on, just be careful of wheelbite

    Not sure on the wheelbase though

    lots of stuff here, even if it's a little dated: Buttboard Frequently Asked Questions

    and here: Street-Luge.com - Going Downhill, Fast
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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    Yeah like that one.

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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    I picked up some Z-Flex trucks from my friend. I don't know anything about them but hopefully they should work. Would riser pads help with wheelbite? I think I"m going to make the wheelbase about 38", with the front truck 10" back from the nose of the board. Thanks for the advice! I've attached the file that I made on autocad outlining the board. The lines in the middle are just to help me with measurements.
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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    are they Z-Roller trucks? Those are great for DH/Luge as they have that roller in case you lose a bearing.

    yes, risers will help with wheelbite
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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    No. They're these trucks: Skateboard Trucks | Z-Flex USA . I've read that they're like a Paris truck with a Caliber baseplate. Hopefully they'll be fine. I bought some 1/2" khiro wedge risers to help with the wheelbite and make the front more turny than the back.

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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    yeah, those are cool

    they'll work fine

    show us the finished product!!
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    Default Re: Building a Classic Luge and have some quesitons

    Consider de-wedging the rear truck by 10-15 degrees for increased directional stability.
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