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advice on equiping a DT for pumping

 
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twable



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:19 am    Post subject: advice on equiping a DT for pumping  Reply with quote

Hi everyone

I know drop throughs aren't ideal for pumping but i'd like to equip my good old Rayne vendetta for LDP

I already do some pumping with my current config, and since I'm liking it more and more I'd like to optimise it (before getting a more advanced setup when I have the funds)

but I'm a noob in terms of LDP gear.

what would be a good setup (trucks, wheels, bushings) for this ?

thankds in advance
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JoCl



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an Restless Splinter 40'' set up with a Benett 6.0 in front and Randall 150 with a 35 Baseplate. It worked quite well with proper bushings and sideset wheels (ABEC11 Flashbacks) to avoid wheelbite. If you prefer wider offset wheels like Big Zigs, Speed Vents, Hot spots,  Kegels, etc. you'd need wider trucks. In that case I would go for 180mm Randalls with a 50 front plus a 35 rear and maybe cut the hangers a little. As an upgrade you could use Paris hangers and install sherical bearings, especally in the front hanger.

Enjoy, Jo
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twable



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the reply

already have some of these (Randalls 50 & 180mm, Flashbacks)
i'll go for a "wide" config (I'm quite tall and a bit heavy, maybe that's better ?)

i've read that it's better to set the truck under the board, as if it wasn't a drop through. is it really better ?

cheers, thanks again
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it better? It's different. When mounting the trucks under the Board, you could use a wider range of wedges to adjust truck angles. Plus you could use narrower hangers without wheelbites. And the feel for pumping would be better, more direct. But the ride will be higher, what makes it harder for pushing. And some say, the mounting holes might get stressed to much when using bigger wedges.

Think one must test for himselfs. But whether for drop throught or top mount, get a baseplate with an low angle for the rear. Makes a big difference!

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