TRAMPA's 12mm SKATE style HANGER BODY is made from FORGED ALUMINUM. Forging is used whenever Aluminum is required to perform to its maximum strength capability. During the forging process workers insert a 12mm STEEL AXLE into the mould. Fixing the Axle to the Hanger Body in this way gives the strongest possible connection between the two metals. To Save weight the Axle has been HOLLOWED & to gain extra strength the Axle has been HEAT TREATED. Heat Treating Steel makes it substantially stronger & more resistant to impacts. The Hanger is BEAD POLISHED to give a nice smooth surface & POWDER COATED RED for best metal protection and is given a coordinating BLACK TRAMPA LOGO to Pimp its appearance!
12mm SKATE TRUCKS are light weight. Saving weight will bring obvious benefits to freestyle Kiteboard riders aiming to go big, BUT Skate Trucks are not the strongest Trucks in the TRAMPA product range & we do not recommended they be used by large sized adult riders seeking huge freestyle moves as over time & especially after some hardcore misuse, these Hangers can get bent & ultimately become un-usable! Top riders accept that the Skate trucks are not the strongest, and are generally quite happy to purchase replacements from time to time as their price to replace and light weight-ness is un-matched by any other style of steering system. So, if your going on a big riding session or road trip to a far off location, may we suggest you carry a spare one of these to cover emergencies... There is nothing worse than getting all the way to a remote location & then a stupid mistake stops your fun...
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Be it for Kiteboarding or Mountainboarding, TRAMPA's 12mm Hollow Axle Skate Trucks are perfect for all larger riders seeking a lighter weight deck! The Axle is supported by the alloy body of the hanger. Hollowing the 12mm steel axle drastically reduces weight. Heat treating the Hollow Axle replaces the lost strength from the hollowing process. The alloy body of the TRAMPA Hanger & the Embossed Baseplate are high quality Bead polished & laquered to give the best protection against the harsh elements.
The Pivot cup pushes into the pivot cup housing of the Baseplate & Black 98a Rubber Bushings sit within their housings cushioning the metal parts of the skate truck, protecting them from rubbing against each other & allowing the movement in the truck which converts to steering. These little parts get squashed & often suffering harsh environments they incur a lot of abuse & may fail, so in order to maintain max performance from your trucks you to need service/replace these parts over time.
A Steel kingpin connects the Hanger to the Baseplate. This can be upgraded to TITANIUM at a discounted price using the attributes in your purchase. The Titanium kingpin is half the weight of steel & never rusts! You can also purchase a Marine Grade Stainless steel (MGST) Bolt kit at a discounted price with your purchase, TRAMPA bolts will never rust on you! Accompanied by the 44mm axle spacer & 1mm shim washers to position the bearings in the exactly, a 3/8ths of an inch MGST Nylock Axle nut tightens perfectly on holding the wheel in the sweet spot on the axle.