Skate or Try!

These are training trucks for noobs like us who want to practice skateboard tricks without all that spookiness of actually rolling around.

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Description

 Live out your Tony Hawk dreams while begging your awkward, gangly extremities to *learn how to friggin ollie*.  They've got a gentle rocker on the bottom so you can work on your sea legs and make the experience a little more real.   


*You have been warned: On painted floors, these things are probably better for ice luge training than skateboarding. For a solid grip, keep them on carpet, wood, concrete, asphalt, etc...*  
***v0.6:*** *Slightly larger around the screws for more strength and better stress distribution. More clearance for screws all around.*




***Printing***  Print hot and thick. 3mm+ walls all around, 20% infill. To speed things up I changed my nozzle size in Cura to have the machine put down 0.6mm beads instead of 0.4mm. For extra printed freshness, print with all the filament scraps you have laying around, so that they come out with a little color in the mix.   Still testing the best settings to make these things totally rugged.  

Materials and methods

I mounted mine with 30mm M5 bolts because metric is my jam. Standard #10-32 bolts probably work too. Pair it with this excellent and super cheap deck from Amazon for a nice budget setup:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GIEAG4/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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B125a3facfb4156eb65cb3a4989251d5?default=blank&size=40rafaeljuliato added this to the yep collection ago
02102c28d1044b4bc10dc30640babd4a?default=blank&size=40Aris Karatarakis added this to the skate collection ago
4b6bca91eb4807a6353fe3320170bb23?default=blank&size=40Tom Ohlsson added this to the 1 collection ago
Mini dsc06896 1nhfoley published this design ago