HST Truck Set
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World's Finest Rail-to-Rail Surfskate Carving Trucks
Hamboards Surfskate Carving trucks (HST's) are sold as fully assembled sets of two trucks outfitted with 25 lbf restorative force (gold) springs. If you are building your own board we recommend you also purchase our 24mm riser blocks and M6 55mm hardware which can fit most regular longboards. (FOR THICKER BOARDS PLEASE PURCHASE LONGER HARDWARE)
If you want more a looser more flowy feeling, we recommend the silver 2olbf springs sold as accessories. The different springs don't change the turning radius, nor board lean, but they do change board stability and response. These trucks come fully tightened for maximum stability, but you can back-off the kingpin by one half to one full turn to make the trucks respond to your preference. If you're a lighter rider, you may want to loosen the kingpins to allow you to get that flowing sensation.
The first thing you"ll notice are the massive size and smooth, artisan curves. The base plate mounting block features four lancet arch shaped reliefs that are complemented by a raptor wing profiled hanger. The mounting block reliefs provide enough clearance for a box wrench to ease installation. The super lightweight T6 heat treated aluminum and the cavernous arrow tip cavity makes HST's super-light and rugged.
So long as they're lubricated and tuned properly, the nylon wave cam mechanism is profoundly robust. The cam key secures the wave cam and lock nut tucked into a massive pivot cup. A recent development is the Moly Washer which has completely eliminated "loose" fit and squeaking.
These new Hamboards Trucks took four years of designing, testing and improving to create their authentic style of riding. The HST is an international cooperative effort: invented by a NASA Engineer, ride tested in America, designed in Europe and manufactured at the world's best truck factory in Asia. US Patent No. 10,507,375.
|Attribute||Hamboards HST||Original OS8|
|Total Weight||725g||657g (incl riser)|
|Baseplate Weight||260g||212g (incl riser)|
|Pivot Cup Wall Thickness||7.5mm||4mm|
|Height||86mm||86mm (incl plastic riser)|
|Center Axle Height||75mm||75mm|
|Board Lean||28 degrees||28 degrees|