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Sticking Trucks

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:27 pm
by Trout01
Any advice on this is much appreciated. Every time I go out skating and do my normal cruise around, Ollie shuv it stuff afterwards my trucks seem to stick to one side and I have to level them out again by pushing down on opposite wheel. I have tried changing the bushings to 95a with the same problem occurring and then to current 99a bones which has not helped. Any suggestions? :?

Re: Sticking Trucks

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:33 pm
by TonyB
Which trucks ? A bushing with an insert (Bones/Khiro) should return to centre. How tight is the kingpin nut?

Re: Sticking Trucks

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:25 pm
by Trout01
I have had the trucks quite tight and also had them quite slack to no avail, the make is Shiner 9.25. I had the original bushings which they came with but they did not last the plastic was cutting off them. Hence why I tried new bushings to try to rectify the sticking.

Re: Sticking Trucks

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:35 pm
by JamesC
As Tony said you need bushings with inserts in for the best return to centre. Always a good idea to get the correct hardness of busing to how tight you want your trucks rather than tightning the life out of soft bushings.

Re: Sticking Trucks

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:38 pm
by Hagwag
All trucks do it in my experience regardless of bushings until they are worn in. Especially street skating.

Lubricating the pivot bushing helps either with a load of ground pencil lead or some sirt of mineral oil. Olive oil worjs too

Re: Sticking Trucks

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:51 pm
by TonyB
Tight kingpins will not help at all. A bushing should not be crushed it has to have room to flex. The pivot on the hanger could be a bit tight in the pivot bush in the baseplate and you could try lubricating that, try rubbing soap from a soap bar on the pivot on the hanger. If it fits to tightly in the pivot bushing then change that. Get a hard not soft pivot bushing.

Very hard bushes and a lot of normal bushes don't have much rebound and won't return to centre no matter what you do.

If you are still having trouble then change trucks to a well known brand (eg Independent) or just don't worry about it and just skate can't really see why this would really make a difference to using a skateboard, as you say it straightens out when you apply opposite pressure. Don't let it bother you.

Learn to use loose trucks, because loose trucks save lives.... :mrgreen:

Re: Sticking Trucks

PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:55 pm
by VertSk8
I always liked the bushings on the old Tracker Aggro trucks. The circumferential shoulder/edge was a good idea to keep the hanger in position. I don't know the geometry of the Shiner trucks but maybe the Venom Eliminators might do the trick and keep your hangers centered.