These are street style trucks not RKP longboard trucks. I got the widest trucks they offered for 9.5" boards, these are actually 9.25" axel tip to tip. My hope is that they will make longboard trucks in the near future, and also have the option for stiffer suspension too, but more on that later.
Luckily the hanger shape is similar enough to caliber trucks that with some minor modification a caliber truck mount will fit. I tapped the mount onto the truck to leave a mark where the handpger was too big then carefully filed the hanger down on 3 sides till the mount fit well.
I took this out for a first ride on my test board (thanks for the great idea @lowGuido) this was actually an incredibly smooth ride watch carefully how stable the board is and how much the trucks absorb, I was pretty surprised how well they worked. These are even smoother than my pneumatic setup because those wheels aren’t perfectly balanced. The last few seconds of the video is on a gravel driveway. The one big issue for me is that if I tried I could get the trucks to bottom out or hit the baseplate, but I’m a pretty big guy 6’3" 220lb, the good news is that it didn’t do it under normal riding conditions, I had to kinda pump my weight up and down to get it to bottom out. I think these would be fine for anyone under 200lbs.
Smoothest ride I’ve felt
Suspension works very well
Pretty easy to modify to take Caliber style mount
Not longboard style trucks
Hanger must be modified for esk8 mount
Hanger too short for dual rear mount
Dual diagonal might be possible with longer mount plate
Not quite stiff enough for us big guys over 200lbs
Great. I just got my Avenue trucks a couple of weeks ago. I was planning on doing the same thing but with @psychotiller R.I.P.B.A. Axle Set Motor Mount. I did some quick fittings and noticed it would take some filing to get it to work. It’s great that the enertion mount works as well. Do you notice any wheel or motor bite at all ? Curious on how the compression will affect that and how high our spacers need to be to accommodate this.
I tried bangfish springer truck but I was not able to mount the enertion-mount with enought space left for the pulley.
And it’s difficult to modify the hanger without weaken them.
And replacing the hanger with caliber, tracker dart etc. is not possible, complete different system.
Someone know if it is possible to extend the hanger?