TRAMPA's CARVE TRUCK is a radically designed masterpiece of steering lushness :-) It is without doubt the most advanced Steering system that boarding of all kind's has ever seen!! That's a big claim but we think its True!! :-) It's a multi purpose, multi fitting product, of which we are fitting the CARVE TRUCKS to the Street Carve, Urban Carve & Gummies Carve Decks. One Truck fits all 3 Board kinds - Awesome!! :-)
TRAMPA's CARVE TRUCK is genuinely amazing! It's edge against any competition is that it is TWO TRUCKS in ONE!! Luuusshh!! The trick is the Hanger is reversible.... By Turning the Hanger around transforms the ride ahead!! :-) You see, the 9.525mm Axles are fitted into the Hanger in an Off-Set position & so by changing the direction of the hanger in the assembly of the Truck, changes the Wheelbase length & Ride Height of the assembled deck, allowing you to choose from a wide array of different wheels sizes & Grip to choices, giving you an almost unlimited number of different On & Off Road ride combinations, you will be stuck to know what is the best ride setup! :-)
TRAMPA CARVE TRUCK's are miniature versions globally reputed 16.5 inch wide ATB Trucks. The difference in measurement between is not much but the Hanger body has been cut down from 11 inches to just 9 Inches wide & by fitting a smaller 9.525mm Axle giving us an exposed Axle length of just 46mm, (This length leaves enough space to fit all TRAMPA Wheel options) shrinking the overall width of the CARVE TRUCK down to just 12.5 Inches wide! Wicked!!
Being smaller in all dimensions means the CARVE TRUCK needs to have a more in-tune to fit & handle smaller sized wheels such as the 83 & 90mm Long Board Wheels or the new 7 inch Pneumatic Tyres that fit to all of the TRAMPA Hubs. Using smaller or larger wheels gives access to a whole new world of boarding that most people out there did not know existed.... Until now that is :-)
To give the Carve Truck its incredibly array of steering options, Carve Trucks have been given 2 Spring Positions allowing the Springs to be moved from the inside position (Super Carvy), to the outside position (High Speed) transforming the performance of your trucks incredibly. It takes just 2 pocket sized tools & 2 minutes of your time to completely transform the performance of your deck just by moving the springs from one position to the other. If the outside position is still not stiff enough for your requirements then adding the TRAMPA DAMPA's (available in a variety of hardness's) into the spring assembly makes the steering as STIFF as XXXX (you could ever imagine), setting you up perfectly for wobble free high speed rides....!
Unbelievably the Steering can be Fine Tuned even further by using a 4mm Allen Key & Turning the SPRING ADJUSTER clockwise, down onto the Spring & DAMPA (if fitted) putting pre loaded pressure into your springs ready for you to ride.... Pre-loading your springs relevant to your requirements allows you to custom tune the steering exactly, each spring can be compressed individually to you personal requirements prior too riding & also on the fly, so if you need more toe side turn at the front then just turn this one anti clockwise (reducing the pressure) a turn or two until you are happy with the setup and change again if you are not happy....
As you would expect from TRAMPA the 12.5 inch wide CARVE TRUCKS are available in INFINITY VERTIGO & ULTIMATE (TITANIUM) options :-)
Using super strength high grade FORGED ALLOY to make the HANGER-BODY, (which in many cases is then CNC machined to trim out excess weight without upsetting the balance or any of strength of the shape in anyway & to ensure precision mounting) is then fitted with a selection of either SOLID STEEL (Infinity), HOLLOW STEEL (Vertigo) or light weight TITANIUM (Ultimate) Axle options.
The HANGER is connected to the Super Strong, (EXTRUDED & T6 HEAT TREATED) Aluminum BASEPLATE by the use of a Horizontally mounted 8mm KINGPIN. Connecting the two components horizontally rater than vertically allows our huge range of steering, plus this technique gives us the space for the SPRINGS (Stuffed with Spring Adjusters) to be squeezed into the resulting gap between the two components. The oversized SPRINGS take up the slack in the steering, creating a balanced 'steering resistance'. By the use of a 4mm Allen-Key the to turn the SPRING ADJUSTER in the Baseplate mounting point, turning clockwise pushes force onto the SPRING RETAINER squashing the Spring below. The steering can be pre-tensioned to your personal requirement. The amount of steering resistance required for you depends on many factors, including your body weight & body size, your riding ability, the track you are about to ride & of course your riding style & personal preference. Generally speaking riding a board uses the same rules as driving a Rally car, the better/faster the rider is, the stiffer the pre-tension needs to be.
The Kingpin is available in a selection of options (Nikel Plated, Stainless Steel or light-weight TITANIUM). The Kingpin is mounted in special 'precision made' Plastic Bushings, which are pushed into their precision CNC made holes located in the Hanger & Baseplate. Fitting the plastic Bushings allows the components to move around each other (Giving us steering) without wearing out any of the precision made metal parts... These plastic bushings will wear out & ultimately need replacing after use or over time. It is good practice to service your board regular & in particular check these little parts every 3 months or so, or especially after heavy use or use in particular down the beach as the sand & salt are nasty substances & if not removed will cause you issues to your components. If you can see signs of wear, take the Truck apart & replace these parts. Failure to replace a broken Bushing may result in damage caused to the Kingpin holes in your Baseplate or Hanger which will result in loss of performance to you!
DO NOT OVER PRE-TENSION your springs. Doing so is not a good thing & may damage your Spring adjuster threads in the Baseplate! The Springs need some space to operate, restricting the movement will restrict your steering. You should not Pre-Tension your springs anymore than approximately 8-10mm at the max!! If you have already adjusted your springs & still require more resistance, then up-grade & fit TRAMPA DAMPA's to support your springs & increase your steering resistance.
TRAMPA DAMPA's come in 5 Different SHORE Hardness & there is a correct hardness for every type or weight of rider out there! Once the DAMPA's are fitted you can quickly adjust your board relevant to the conditions or terrain ahead... Over time your riding will improve & you will demand more pre-tension (performance) from your steering. So remember the DAMPA's need some room to work & so that you don't over tighten your SPRINGS squashing the DAMPA's too much because ultimately they will split, instead change your DAMPA's to a slightly Harder Shore Resistance or maybe think about simply refreshing the DAMPA's you have as the Urethane used to make them can perish over time through use in dirty environments. The resulting MINI SPRING TRUCK is like a breath of fresh air in the world of precision Street-Boarding as the setup can easily be tuned to your personal requirements like never before. This custom tuning gives incredible Stability when riding at top speed...
As with all TRAMPA BOARDS products, the Mini Spring Trucks are assembled using only Marine Grade Stainless Steel fixings. All bolts use Blue Locking paste whilst all of the nuts are fitted with the world renowned NYLOCK locking system. Being Marine Grade Stainless Steel means NON of the fixings on this product will ever rust on you! Amen!!
TRAMPA's Street Carve Board & Urban Carve Board range are the perfect all round decks aimed at Snowboarders, Surfers, Skaters, Longboarders & of course Mountainboarders wanting to cross over to ride the Tarmac....