Changing Angles Skateboard Analytics

Changing Angles is an interesting site concerned with analyzing various aspects of skating. Regarding the geometry of skateboard trucks the author is very thorough. What I didn’t find yet is where he discusses horizontal bushing compression, which appears to be part of the feel of a truck – hence “wrong” pivot axle/cup angles and large kingpin holes in the hangers as a design landmark for decades. Trying to force this design into a non-slop one will eventually destroy the pivot and cup, as he already documented himself (see figure about spherical bearings).

Links for 4/23/22

The Renewable-Energy Revolution Will Need Renewable Storage

Fires, Floods, FFS Enough! Email Your Local Candidates In the Lead Up To This Year’s Federal Election.

Private paradise: The French Polynesian island locking locals out of beaches

New clues shed light on ‘pivotal’ moment in the great Pacific migration

New Australian Craze “Roller Boarding” 1964

Is it time to begin rewilding the seas?

First Session at Huntington Beach

Stop talking about AI ethics. It’s time to talk about power.

Retiring my Powell Diamond Logo Deck

Powell Diamond Logo Deck

This was my first longboard deck. I purchased it in the mid 90s to practice cross stepping on. It used to have a nose bone because I figured doing lots of nose wheelies might take a toll. But actually the tail suffered early on because the banked walls at the then new Kunsthalle extension building in Hamburg are rougher than they look.

So as the razor tail got worse and worse I had to start thinking about replacing this very special board. This season I put on 165mm 50° Paris V3 trucks. I got used to them quickly, only missed the old swing weight. You see, reverse kingpin trucks like Paris create a shorter wheel base. For years the board used to have heavily wedged Thunders. Wedging effectively increases the wheelbase (plus the Bolzen wedges added considerable mass).

Anyway, looking all summer for a replacement which has a classic sidewalk surfboard shape, nothing did materialize. Neither did a nice dancer like a Lush Legend (probably Brexit is to blame). The Loaded Mata Hari only came out very recently. So in autumn I discovered the Bastl Boards Bolero. It’s about the same length with a longer wheelbase. The necessary lean on the 70 mm 85a Cult Creator wheels will hopefully be kept from wheel bite with the new deck’s wheel wells.

I set this up asymmetrically because I’m used to a shorter nose and the variation in kick clearance that comes with it might be a good thing. Looking forward to ride it!

Bastl Board Bolero Setup

Links for 8/7/21

not just bikes strong towns


 

Bruce Walker, 1951-2011 et plus


 

Mat Surfing with Paul Gross


 

The history of the 1966 BatMobile


 

A Peek Inside the World’s Greatest Record Store


 

These Are the People Who Built LA’s New Chinatown


 

Sisters with Transistors: inside the fascinating film about electronic music’s forgotten pioneers


 

Scientists find 25,000 barrels of possible DDT at ‘staggering’ dump site near California coast


 

Climate fight ‘is undermined by social media’s toxic reports’


 

If We Want to Clean Up the Oceans, We Have to Confront the Fossil Fuel Giants

Links for 4/10/20

Relocation of tribal people living around Similipal Tiger Reserve forceful, claim locals


 

LAistory: Val Verde, The ‘Black Palm Springs’


 

Vice Versa | Longboarding With Achel & Abou


 

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A Macro Historical Overview


 

agave-surfboards


 

Vintage Skateboard 1960?s Collection Rare Grails Museum Quality


 

Sidewalk Surfin’- The Skateboard Museum at Skatelab in Simi Valley


 

Bolivia’s “New Andean Architecture” by Freddy Mamani


 

The Hermit of Suwarrow


 

Surf Legends of Hawaii by the Kahuku Film Club

Links for 2/14/20

Hop Podcast #14 Collecting Skateboards With Andrew Maunsell


 

Globalizing the War on Indigenous People: Bolsonaro and Modi


 

The Toxic Tide


 

www.surfboardhoard.com/category/longboards/


 

LA’s Vintage Diners, Then And Now


 

Trust our expertise or face catastrophe, Amazon peoples warn on environment


 

How to Fall Down the Anti-SJW Rabbit Hole


 

Vintage Skateboard 1960’s Collection Rare Grails Museum Quality


 

The best conservationists made our environment and can save it


 

Welcome to Hawaii’s ‘plastic beach’, one of the world’s dirtiest places


 

A Youth Without a Future? – Australian Teenage Life in 1949 – Flashbak


 

First human ancestors to leave Africa died out in Java, scientists say


 

This Small Group of Women Master Blenders Are Reviving the Rum Industry


 

Surfing – Devon (1968)


 

Spider Jazz


 

Crystal, October 2019 – Ben “Dicko” Dickens somewhere in Oz

Links for 1/31/20

Tear-down of the San Onofre nuclear plant – work on the distinctive containment domes first on the list


 

‘We loved each other’: America’s first racially integrated all-girl swing band


 

Climate Change Will Displace Millions


 

Scotty Moore Tells It Like It Was


 

World’s Largest Vintage Skateboard Collection and Tour of SkateLab in Simi Valley

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Skateboard History Timeline


 

Google and Amazon are now in the oil business


 

Gregg Carroll


 

The Art of Dignity: Making Beauty Amid the Ugliness of WWII Japanese American Camps


 

Neoliberalism and Climate Change


 

Rip City or Die: The Tide of Gentrification Is Pushing Dogtown’s Oldest Skate Shop Elsewhere


 

Reducing music’s climate impact through innovation


 

Toxic Coastal Fog Linked to Dangerously High Levels of Mercury in Mountain Lions


 

An Old Brochure Reveals How the Palos Verdes Peninsula Became a Massive Planned Community


 

Where are the architects who will put the environment first?