Can you use risers on a drop through longboard?
Only the drop through longboards are without risers. You will see short boards with and without riser pads. Skateboards and longboard decks that use wheels smaller then 55mm do not typically require risers but even 1/8″ of risers can help you prevent hardware from vibrating loose.
Is a drop through longboard good for cruising?
They are great for cruising and carving and for most ride styles that keep you under 25 mph, while Drop Throughs have the trucks mounted through the deck. They are great for faster speed riding, downhill, and some long distance riding.
Why do skateboards have angled risers?
Angled/Wedge Risers: You can install them so they are angled away from the center, or towards the center. Adding wedge risers changes the angle of the kingpin and the pivot point, which means that you can increase or decrease how much your trucks turn depending on which direction you face the angled risers.
What riser pads should I get?
If you plan on setting up your skateboard with risers you will need some longer bolts. Risers are usually recommended for larger wheels 55mm and above, and while not necessary for smaller skate wheels, 1/8″ shock pads can always be used to help reduce vibration and stress cracks to your board.
What size riser pads should I get longboard?
Only the drop through longboards are without risers. You will see short boards with and without riser pads. Skateboards and longboard decks that use wheels smaller than 55mm do not typically require risers but even 1/8″ of risers can help you prevent hardware from vibrating loose.
Why do Longboards have the trucks backwards?
A: Reverse-kingpin trucks are named so because the kingpin is located on the opposite side of the axle from traditional skateboard trucks. In terms of performance, the geometry of reverse-kingpin trucks allows them to turn much more efficiently than traditional trucks making them better for carving and quick turning.
What is the benefit of a drop down longboard?
The purpose behind the dropped platform on a longboard is to get the rider closer to the pavement. With a lower center of gravity, the longboard becomes much more stable. This helps smooth out the ride at faster speeds, and virtually eliminates the dreaded speed wobbles that can happen on top-mount boards.
Do you need risers for 60mm?
Risers can be used to prevent wheel bite, we recommend using a 1/8″ riser when you have a 56mm to 60mm size wheel.
Do risers help you ollie higher?
Arguable. The pads increase the distance you are from the ground. This lets the tail go down further, increases the angle of the board for when you slide your foot forward to ollie. Personally, yes, I think they make my ollies higher.
What’s the best angle for a drop thorugh longboard?
Less leverage on the trucks gives less turn. Try running higher angle trucks, 45 -50 degrees. We recommend that you start with a drop-through for your first speedboard, as you’ll find it more stable, and easier to control your speed with footbraking, predrifts and slides.
Where are the trucks on a drop through longboard?
Rather than being mounted straight to the underneath of the board – which we call a “topmounted” board – the trucks on a drop-through longboard are mounted through the deck. You don’t need specific trucks for a drop-through – it’s the deck that’s special.
How do you mount a longboard to a drop through deck?
To mount longboard trucks to a drop-through deck, you have to undo the kingpin nut and remove the top bushing, take the hanger off, mount the baseplate to the top of the drop-through hole, then stick the hanger back on again, replace the top bushing and retighten the kingpin nut.
What does a drop through deck look like?
Drop-through decks have a hole cut where the truck goes, and usually feature big cutouts for the wheels to avoid wheelbite.