This is a review and tutorial of Avenue suspension trucks
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.
TL;DR PROS: Smoothest ride I’ve felt Suspension works very well Pretty easy to modify to take Caliber style mount Relatively inexpensive
CONS: 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