The Mini VERTIGO Hanger measures 12.5 Inches in total width & it fits to all TRAMPA Spring Truck Baseplates. Being narrower in the body & fitted with shorter axles than regular ATB Hangers means the overall steering characteristics are completely different. The Hanger has the usual Spring Adjuster facility but is also drilled with 2 spring mounting positions & by changing the spring positions in the truck (inside or outside position) or by adding/removing some TRAMPA DAMPA's into/from the springs means the Mini VERTIGO Hanger has an incredibly broad range of controllable steering which can be used for so many different applications its simply ace!
We have just released a full range of STREET CARVER BOARDS which all use the Mini Hangers. & amongst other applications the Mini Hangers will be used to make a Kids "Spring Truck" Mountainboard which will bring massive riding advantages to the younger/smaller riders...
The VERTIGO hanger body is made from FORGED ALUMINUM & comes as one solid piece. It is fitted with 9.525mm (10mm) HOLLOW STEEL Axles. The Hollow Axles are HEAT TREATED. Heat treating steel makes it substantially stronger & less likely to rust. The Mini VERTIGO Hanger is a slimmed down light weight version of the Mini INFINITY Hanger. The CNC machine is used to accurately drill the excess bulk from the centre of the truck reducing weight whilst retasining all the molecular strength it originally had and to ensure a neat job of the Kingpin Holes. This CNC work is expensive stuff but well worth the cost as it saves loads of weight! & Ensuring the Kingpin Holes are accurately placed guarantee's peak performance to the rider as well as making the truck easy to assembly & service. The Mini VERTIGO Hanger is BLACK ANODISED for best surface protection before the CNC work is carried out , which consequently leaves an awesome two-tone pimped polished appearance amongst the details of the product :-)
Mini Vertigo Truck Hangers are used in BOTH the STREET Carver Trucks & the amazing URBAN Carver Trucks. The only difference between the Street & Urban Carver Trucks is the facing direction of the hanger, by turning the hanger around during assembly allow's the different style of Truck... Axle facing forwards for Urban, Axle facing backwards for Street.
We turn the Hanger around because the axle position is not centrally located in the Hanger and so by facing the axle forwards away from the toe's, extends the wheel base whilst at the same time lowers the ride height of the deck (You have to remember the truck is mounted at a 35º), making the resulting Truck & Deck combination wheel base more suitable for mounting a larger wheel, HENCE why the URBAN CARVER Truck uses the 7 inch pneumatic wheels.
Equally, Where as when the hanger is reversed & the Axle is facing towards the riders toe's, the wheel base is shortened & of course the deck height is subsequently raised slightly, co-incidentally to a perfect height to fit much smaller style of wheel & you guessed hence why the Street Carver Deck uses the 83mm or 90mm Longboard wheels.... :-)
The MINI VERTIGO Baseplate is a CNC'd light weight version of the MINI INFINITY Baseplate. Weighing only 128g each, the VERTIGO Baseplates are 25% lighter than the original solid INFINITY, The VERTIGO range of products are designed for advancing riders, demanding low weight & high performance from their equipment. Fully crash tested by the TRAMPA Lab-Rats (i Mean Team riders), the Mini VERTIGO Baseplates look as beautiful as they are strong & they will not fail you!
The MINI VERTIGO Baseplate will fit to all of the TRAMPA Spring Truck Hangers but it is designed specifically to work in conjunction with the new Mini Spring Hanger range of products as it has a NEW Dual Spring Adjuster position! When the Springs are moved to the new inside position, the new inner location makes the steering very easy allowing the rider to turn the board very fast, making it perfect for quick carve riding on all kinds of terrain. Equally the springs can be located into the outside position & to gain extra support the TRAMPA DAMPA's can be added to make the steering as stiff as you could ever imagine setting the board up perfectly for high speed descents!! You can see the new & growing range of TRAMPA STREET CARVERs & URBAN CARVER's of products here...
In order to make our Baseplates so strong we use Aircraft grade (6061) Aluminum & hydraulically extrude it through a Die. It comes out the other side as one long piece, in the profile of our re-enforced Baseplate. Extruding Aluminum ensures consistent high quality strength throughout the entire profile. Once Extruded the profile is then T6 Heat Treated. T6 Heat Treating Extruded Aluminum fuses the molecules of the metal together even tighter, making it even stronger than before, enabling the VERTIGO Baseplate to easily cope with the extreme stresses of Off Road Riding without the fear of problems whilst looking extremely stylish at the same time! ;-)
Once the Heat Treating process is completed the mounting holes get punched into position. The Baseplate is then sent away to be "Bead" polished/prepared for the Anodising process to begin & colour coordinating logo to be added. Once the Anodising has dried the Baseplate is sent back to the CNC factory where the high precision machine accurately mills out the excess material of the body, reducing weight by 25%, leaving a pimped out two tone shiny appearance behind. The CNC Machine is also used to accurately mill out the Kingpin holes in order to give the precision required for connecting the Baseplate to the Hanger.
This M8 x 80mm STAINLESS STEEL Spring Truck Kingpin is used to connect the Hanger & the Baseplate on the TRAMPA INFINITY, VERTIGO or ULTIMATE Trucks. By using an 8mm Kingpin we have managed to save loads of weight whilst retaining all the strength necessary for the job by using high quality metals true to our word!
This M8 x 80mm Kingpin connects through the truck & into an M6 Nut. You'll need a 4mm Allen key to hold the Kingpin & a 10mm spanner to tighten/loosen your M6 Kingpin Nut.
This Kingpin pushes through Plastic Bushings before being placed into position in the Truck System. The Plastic bushings allow the metal parts (Hanger & Baseplate) to move inside each other without allowing the metal parts to touch or wear out. The Plastic Bushings will wear out over time & will eventually perish & need replacing. SO, make sure your Bushings are always in good working order after riding riding or especially when upgrading your Kingpin, it might be time to replace them too due to the unavoidable wear & tear of moving mountainboard parts.
This Kingpin lives up to TRAMPA's incredibly high quality standards, but it's always handy to have a spare just in case you do break one out on a ride.... Upgrade ur Kingpin by fitting the TRAMPA TITANIUM Kingpin which will save you loads of weight & fit into all of the TRAMPA Spring Trucks!
The precision made Kingpin Bushings locate the Kingpin in a wear-free position between the hanger & Baseplate.
The Kingpin bushings are a small item & are subjected to a lot of forces and through normal/regular use they will ultimately need replacing over time. Depending on what surface you are riding on will depend on how long these bushings will last you. So to make sure your trucks are always performing at their best inspect these Bushings regularly (preferably before riding) & in particular replace any that are showing signs of wear & from time to time replace them anyway...
The difference between the four bushings is the thickness of the base. The different base sizes are 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm and 2.5mm. 2.5mm is the standard size we work to. As all trucks have 4 bushings this .5mm difference in each of the bushing bases allows us to bridge a maximum distance of 2mm (4x.05mm=2m) resolving any foreseeable problems.
Introducing TRAMPA's M6 (6mm Thread) A4 Grade Marine Grade Stainless steel Nylock Nut. This Nylock Nut will fit to all M6 Bolts regardless of their length. This A4 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Nut will never rust on you! It is fitted with the world renowned NYLOCK System (Nylock is a nylon locking system where Nylon is pasted into the threads of the nut so that when the bolt is tightened into the nut the nylon grabs the thread of the bolt holding it locking it in the thread ensuring things do not vibrate loose or fall off when being ridden on rough terrain like that which a Mountain or Kiteboard endures. The NYLOCK System is fitted as standard to all TRAMPA Nuts.
This Nut is used to fix to the Regular shaped M6 Bolts that hold the TRUCKS to the DECK for the HOLYPRO Decks & also for the countersunk bolts connecting the L BRACKETS TO the DECKs. Use an 10mm spanner or SOCKET for a Ratchet Driver to tighten the Nut onto the Bolt. Always ensure your Nuts & Bolts are tight before you ride!
TRAMPA's SPRINGS are coiled to precision & they fit into the space between the Baseplate & Hanger perfectly. This is for easy fitting & to be super responsive to the rider. Being made to measure they are very easy to fit & no clamps or tools are required to squeeze them into position! TRAMPA Springs are available in a selection of Powder-coated colours BUT this one has been Nickel plated for shiny good looks & of course for best surface coating protection.
Our Springs have been designed to work in perfect harmony with the TRAMPA DAMPA's & TRAMPA SPRING RETAINER providing maximum performance from the "Spring assembly" to the rider. The DAMPA's drop into the SPRING & the SPRING RETAINERS seal the ends of the spring, holding the DAMPA in exact position to be pre-loaded & squeezed into the truck. Using just a little bit of muscle, squeeze the loaded spring into the truck, then lock the spring into position using the Spring Adjuster & M5 x 12mm Countersunk Bolt. The TRAMPA spring Truck steering system is highly responsive & totally customisable by interchanging the DAMPA's to harder Urethane. Other Mountain Board brands springs will not fit the TRAMPA Trucks as they are a different in dimension.
For best practice & to take the most life from your springs, turn them 90 degree every now and then and then the spring will remain balanced
TRAMPA's very own & very special re-enforced Spring Retainer has been specifically shaped to fit tightly inside the TRAMPA SPRINGS to snugly hold the TRAMPA DAMPA in the perfect position, instantly providing precision steering to the rider.
Constructed using the very latest in Injection Moulding machinery & original DuPont Materials, this part should never fail on you. The Spring Retainer houses an extra wide Marine Grade Stainless Steel Flanged Insert. The Extra Strength that the re-enforced flange creates, eliminates the need for a very awkwardly fitting washer that is still found in the MBS & Scrub boards today. Pimped - The Spring Retainer is TRAMPA Embossed around the rim of the retainer proving our quality, so don't get fooled or buy copies!
TRAMPA's very own & very special SPRING ADJUSTER is made using A4 MARINE GRADE STAINLESS STEEL & its guaranteed never to rust on you! The Spring adjuster is fitted to the trucks once the springs have been pushed into position. The spring adjuster pre-tensions the steering for the rider suitable to their requirements. We designed the Spring Adjuster to be slightly shorter in length than other brands, this is so that the Tip of the adjuster does not poke through the internal of the Spring Retainer & therefor does not interfere or hinder the performance of the DAMPA wich is located on the inside of the Retainer.
Should you need extra resisitance from your steering because you wish to ride fast, or if you need more steering because the course is twisty then you can very easily & quickly adjust the resistance in your steering by simply turning the spring adjster in the correct direction. To get the most out of your trucks on changeable terrain, simply ride with & use a 4mm Allen Key to make your adjustments. Winding the Spring Adjuster clockwise increases the steering resistance, which in turn restricts wobble at high speed.. Turning the Adjuster anti-clockwise loosens the steering allowing a more carvey ride..
DO NOT over tighten your Spring Adjuster, as this may crush your DAMPA.. If you need more steering resistance upgrade your DAMPA's & do not over tighten!!
TRAMPA's M5 x 12mm COUNTERSUNK Bolt is made from A4 Marine Grade Stainless Steel & is used to secure the Spring into position on the Bottom of the Spring Truck hangers. The head of the Bolt is COUNTERSUNK. Countersinking the head of the bolt means that when it is screwed into position it sits flush & neat with the surface it is screwed into, preventing items standing proud eliminating the chance of getting hung-up should it get caught on anything....
Weighing just 1.8g each, they are very lightweight, look very sexy & are totally non corrosive. Using Marine Grade Stainless Steel, means these Bolts will never rust on you! They can cope with the most harsh of weather conditions & they laugh in the face of sandy/salty beaches or muddy freeride tracks, which do turn other manufacturers Nuts & Bolts into corrosive rusting wrecks! As well as being Non Corrosive all of the TRAMPA Bolts are diped in BLUE THREAD LOCKING PASTE to ensure an extra strong secure fix between the Nut & the Bolt.
You will need 2 of the M5 x 12mm Countersunk Bolts per Truck. You’ll also need a 3mm Allen key to tighten & loosen the bolts. Don’t forget to make sure all you’re Nuts & Bolts are tight before you ride! Don’t forget to make sure all you’re Nuts & Bolts are tight before you ride!
Precision made to ensure an accurate fit with no rattles, this Polished, 9.525mm x 13.52mm x 10mm long "precision made Aluminium spacer" fits onto the axles of the Carveboard Trucks & also in-between the Bearings of the Carveboard Wheels. The Bearing Support Spacers get crushed over time from constant tightening, so check the spacer is fitting well and replace if necessary over time.
This tiny STEEL Shim Spacer is precision made to give maximum performance! It is used to hold the bearings in the perfect position & also to bridge tiny gaps on the axles, ensuring an accurate fit with NO rattles!
The Shim spacer slips onto the axle fitting either side of the Bearings when the wheel is being fitted onto 9.525mm Axles.
This tiny spacer positions the wheel perfectly on the axle, holding the Bearing in the best possible place to help achieve maximum spin rate for the wheel. Its little parts like these that suffer the most amount of abuse, especially when they are used in the harsh conditions that they are. Check from time to time they are in good order & possibly replacing them every now & then this good proactice will ensure your board stays in tip-top condition, always!
This very special Marine Grade Stainless steel Nyloc HALF NUT is custom made specially to fit the TRAMPA products. Half nut means - half as the size of a regular nut, so half the size = half the weight of a normal nut. By using Half nuts on the axles reduces the over all length of the axle & kingpin therefore reducing weight in the Truck also! A few Grams here & a few grams there soon adds up to quite alot & that makes all the difference to the total Truck & consequently deck weight, specially in critical areas of the deck such as the wheels area...
This very special 3/8ths of an inch Marine Grade Stainless steel Nylock Half Nut official factory measurements are W3/8ths - 24T - UNF. This Nut is used to hold the wheels onto the axles of the 9.525mm (3/8ths of Inch or otherwise referred to as 10mm) SKATE TRUCKS & also the Spring Trucks fitted with TITANIUM axles. This Nut is also used to hold the KINGPIN in position on all Skate Trucks. The Nut is fitted as standard with the world renowned NYLOC System. The Nyloc "locks the Nut onto the Bolt" eliminating vibration, keeping your nuts tighter for longer!
Use a 14mm or 9/16ths of an Inch spanner to tighten the Nut onto the Axle or Kingpin, do not overtighten the nut, allow the wheel to spin freely but not rattle & do not crush your bearings. Being Marine Grade Stainless Steel this nut will not rust you! Always ensure all ur nuts are tight before you ride!
- Fits to 9.525mm (3/8ths) Axles & Skate Truck Kingpins
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The MINI VERTIGO TRUCK is a slimmed down light weight version of the Mini Infinity Truck! Made in exactly the same way using FORGED Alloy for the HANGER, it has been CNC machined to cut out the bulk of the material, saving weight but without removing any of its critical strength. The VERTIGO Hanger is also fitted with weight saving 9.525mm (3/8ths of an Inch) HOLLOW STEEL AXLES instead of the standard Solid axles found on the Infinity Truck.
The Vertigo Hanger is attached to an incredibly strong EXTRUDED & T6 HEAT TREATED Aluminum BASEPLATE which has also been CNC lightened. Comparing to the Infinity Truck, the Vertigo is over 20% lighter!!
The Hanger & Baseplate "Kingpin Holes" are also CNC precision milled where NYLON BUSHINGS are inserted into the Kigpin holes of the Hanger & Baseplate, allowing the Truck to assemble like a dream & to eliminate wear between the moving metal parts. An 8mm KINGPIN is used to connect the 2 integral Truck parts together & allow the steering to happen...
SPRINGS (which could be loaded with DAMPA's) are squeezed by hand, into the mounting positions between the Hanger & Baseplate. When anchored in position using the countersunk bolt and Spring Adjuster to hold them, the springs give imediate resistance to the steering. The steering resistance can be pre-set to your weight, riding ability & personal preference. The Steering resistance can be easily adjusted by using a 4mm Allen Key & turning the SPRING ADJUSTER clockwise for more resistance or Anti Clockwise for less resistance. pre-loading the resistance in the spring suitable to the road ahead.
Additionally a TRAMPA DAMPA's can be fitted into the springs to add extra steering resistance to the spring..... TRAMPA DAMPA's come in 5 different hardness and there is a Dampa for every type of rider! 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 & therefore 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 & back off the spring adjuster.
TRAMPA's Urban Carve Board is the perfect all round deck aimed at Snowboarders, Surfers, Skaters, Longboarders & of course Mountainboarders wanting to cross over to ride the Tarmac....