The ordered Ice board trucks have arrived. I chose Originals S10 longboard trucks for several reasons. First, they were the widest longboard trucks on the Swedish market (25 cm), also, they have a spring system that I think will work really well when it comes to Ice Boarding and maintain performance better than standard rubber bushings in the cold weather here in Viking-land:)
Ice Board trucks – Speed vs Maneuvers
Original has developed three different tension springs to match different riders weight, riding style and driving skills. I will use the black standard spring for maneuvers/light wind and the white when we are going for speed. It remains to be seen if I must complement with a red tension spring.
Original Truck S10 – Tension springs
Black (Standard) – Soft tension spings
Red – Medium tension springs
White – Hard tension springs
Caliber Down-Hill trucks – Update
If you are into speed, have a look at the Caliber Down-Hill trucks.
Ice Board trucks – Original S10 – Important
If you look on the web, it’s some who have had problems with broken wavecams. I talked to my local provider about this and a broken wave-cam is almost always caused when the user has added more tension to make the trucks stiffer instead of switching to a tighter tension spring.