Is it possible to build a ‘‘swing arm’’ type mechanism, so that wheels get turned when the board tilts… or perhaps, that there is a ‘‘steering handle’’ mounted on the board?
Something like some diy go-cars have, looks like could be easly made!
I think this all sounds crazy… but Im just thinkng on how to come up with a mechanism which would make the wheels steer more! It is not possible to achieve very curvy / angled turns with regular skate trucks!
I believe that spring trucks might elevetate / improve the situation… but im still not convinced enough, that they work that much better for sharp steering to one of the sides… This would hold especially true for mountainboard with pneumatic tires…
Ideally, Imagine something like this ‘‘stroller’’ type eboard… with some sort of ‘‘the wheel’’ which helps to move / navigate the wheels on the road!
(Picture / board author unknown just picked it up on the net )
With this… I think steering wobble would also go away… (at least for the front)… and it would be possible to control the board in more ‘‘precise’’ way…
I also do understand that a lot can be changed with different bushing types or hardnesses but somehow the whole regular truck construction, to me, seems like has not taken into consideration the ability to make sharp turns…
It is either too wobbly or too hard to steer… (turn) with the regular trucks.
And with spring trucks… Ive heard it is somewhat hard to ‘‘calibrate’’ them in a way, that at low speed it is easy to turn them… while at high speed it is less easy to turn… But they do seem to do the job good at tight/ turny steering!
I’ve also seen ‘‘Other planet’s’’ trucks… they also look quite promising and interesting… here’'s the video:
On the street:
– What I found interesting is that they mentioned 32 degree angle… of turning… I wonder how much angle does skate trucks / sping trucks can get…