Inspired by @GrecoMan, I thought it could be useful to start a thread about stupid things a lot of us long time builders have done and maybe save some new builders some headache and time.
I bought a @treenutter / Red Ember Shugah deck, used, from @anorak234 . I wanted to replace the Evo Falcon deck on my gear drive board with something longer and wider so I could spread out a little more and be more comfortable and stable at higher speeds.
I spent 2 days, on and off, sanding, filling holes, staning and sealing. Finished the deck. Awesome, this is gonna be bad ass.
I took apart the Evo Flacon, gripped the Shugah and installed the trucks. Turns out I get wheel bite at 5 degree lean…
I really should have seen that from the beginning but I was too focused on the task and not enough on the design. Standing back and looking and thinking for 5 minutes would have saved me a ton of grief. That’s a lesson I’ve had to relearn a few times .