Skateboard Trucks – A guide

You have a deck, wheels, bearings, but you need to attach these all together to have a skateboard, that’s what skateboard trucks are for.

Trucks usually consist of about 6 different parts, the baseplate, which is screwed to the deck, the hanger which sits inside a pivot cup on the baseplate on one end and is bolted by the kingpin on the other end with rubber bushings. The axle for the wheels runs through the center of the hanger. [Read more...]