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Valkyrie adjustable bases allow you to tune your favorite longboard trucks to optimize performance in every discipline. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on July 31, 2014.

Valkyrie adjustable bases allow you to tune your favorite longboard trucks to optimize performance in every discipline.

About this project

Downhill skateboarding is on the rise and skaters are using today’s technology to ride hills in ways impossible to imagine a decade ago. One reason for this explosion within longboarding is the significant improvement in skateboard technology. From decks, to wheels, to trucks, all of the components one uses are being improved constantly. However, there are inadequacies. Longboarding is being subdivided into different disciplines, each requiring a unique setup. While changing wheels may not be too much of a burden, changing truck angles is a pain. The baseplate angle of a complete longboard truck has a significant effect on the performance of your setup; high angles are great when you want a lot of maneuverability, and low angles shine when you start skating faster. In order to change your angles currently you would have to disassemble your board and use either risers, a different baseplate, or a combination of the two to achieve the angle you desire. 

Hildr adjustable base in black
Hildr adjustable base in black

Our solution is a beautiful two-piece, fully CNC milled adjustable base that allows you to quickly set the angle of your trucks to any angle between 35-50 degrees. We designed our bases to work with trucks you already own so that you can ride the trucks you know and love with the added benefit of being able to change angles on the fly. To sweeten the deal further, we designed our baseplates to be compatible with tall bushings (0.75" high) which allow for greater lean than standard 0.6" tall bushings. All bases will ship with Riptide WFB pivot cups to ensure a smooth ride. We're soliciting the help of the Kickstarter community because we need to raise money to cover setup costs. 

Hildr setup with Caliber, Paris, Randal and Gunmetal trucks
Hildr setup with Caliber, Paris, Randal and Gunmetal trucks

We chose to CNC mill each base because of the very tight tolerances that are necessary to guarantee that our bases do not move around while you're riding. In order to make this manufacturing strategy feasible, we plan to use the funds to pay for extrusion dies and tooling for the CNC mills in our manufacturing facility. 

Rewards

 Hildr Compatibility (reverse kingpin trucks only)

  • Randal RII
  • Paris
  • Caliber
  • Gunmetal
  • Buck
  • Gullwing Charger II
  • PNL (Pretty Noise Lab)
  • Radical Talons
  • Precision Cast Kahalani

Svipul Compatibility (reverse kingpin trucks only)

  • Bear Grizzlies
  • REY Trucks (Devil REY, Sting REY, REY Lites)
  • Buzzed Trucks (extra washer needed board side)

Risks and challenges

We have reduced as much of the risk as possible for this project by securing a dependable manufacturer here in Pennsylvania (we used the same company for our last model of adjustable bases). Additionally, we redesigned this base to be easier to manufacture than our last, which means less setup time and greater throughput.

After the completion of this project, we expect setup to take approximately one week, manufacturing to take 2 weeks, and then one more week for the parts to be anodized and laser engraved with the logo and angle indication marks. That puts us at a mid-to-late August expected delivery time.

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    Sticker Pack: You'll receive an envelope with several awesome stickers.

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    Limited edition Valkyrie T-Shirt designed just for Kickstarter.

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    **Super Early Bird Special** You'll receive one (1) Hildr adjustable base that is compatible with the Randal geometry. See details below for the list of trucks that are compatible with this design.

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    One (1) Svipul Adjustable Base. These are from our previous production run and are compatible with Bear Grizzly Trucks, REY Trucks, and Buzzed Trucks.

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    You'll receive one (1) Hildr adjustable base that is compatible with the Randal geometry. See details below for the list of trucks that are compatible with this design.

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    **Super Early Bird Special** You'll receive two (2) Hildr adjustable bases that are compatible with the Randal geometry. See details below for the list of trucks that are compatible with this design.

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    Two (2) Svipul adjustable bases. These are from our previous production run and are compatible with Bear Grizzly Trucks, REY Trucks, and Buzzed Trucks.

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    You'll receive two (2) Hildr adjustable bases that are compatible with the Randal geometry. See details below for the list of trucks that are compatible with this design.

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    Two Hildr adjustable bases, T-shirt, stickers, and two packs of Riptide tall series bushings.

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