Hi there! I compared two decks with different spacers today.
Is there another way on how to increase the turn / pivot of the regular skate trucks?
I know I will probably have to choose spring trucks at some point… just wished to know how exactly the physics work for all of this…especially for skate trucks with relatively hard (black) bushings without changing the bushings themselves!
My observation so far:
Higher risers makes the board feel less stable but increases turning tremendously… (makes you feel like you are almost floating above the ground)
Lower risers makes the board feel more stable… but the turning is also quite weak…
So - how does risers influence this ? I can only imagine that being higher above the ground gives greater pressure - force to the bushings… similar like higher leverage / longer pole… the same way it is easier to unscrew screws if you have a longer handle.
Ok some pics of the risers I’ve got now:
What I found interesting that the higher riser has only about 5mm (~2’’) difference between the shortest and tallest side, while the riser next to it, has 5.5mm (bit more than 2’’)… while the numbers are the same, the ratio is not… so it should create a bit steeper angle for the shortest riser
I do know some ppl have made their own risers for short boards… but im not quite sure how the angle impacts the turning… in my case. it did not differ much because of the angle… more because of the height of the riser…
Ok some clarity about all of this would be great!
Btw, the board should look something like this but I want to make it turny!