About this project
This Ultra Durable, High Performance, Sleek and Simple Design leaves standard skate trucks in the dust.
Standard skateboard trucks have remained relatively unchanged for the past few decades which has created an unfortunate by-product: limitation.
Having suspension does more than just absorb bumps and vibrations, it eliminates most of the factors that slow down momentum, allowing for faster overall speeds, better overall handling and an increased performance dynamic. We've all seen the science of suspension applied to almost every wheeled apparatus, and we all benefit from this technology on our everyday vehicles. So now we're bringing those performance benefits to skateboarding.
So we've developed a Patent Pending high performance suspension design
Just a few of the benefits our suspension trucks provide over standard trucks
Our unique True-Flo Steering™ system provides riders with the first ever fully floating pivot point. Its been described as 'carving through air'. Because there's no fixed steering point like there is on a standard truck, the steering angles are able to change with you as you ride, providing smoother turning and greater control when compared to standard trucks.
Our baseplate compresses before throwing a trick, releases as you pop giving the board an extra kick of added lift, and brings energy to every trick providing much more pop and a greater response to the rider.
One of the biggest factors in loosing speed is vibration. Vibrations from the wheels and concrete transfer upward into the skate deck and rider, slowing momentum down. Our suspension trucks absorb these vibrations allowing the skate deck to remain unaffected by these slowing factors. That extra 1/2" of suspension also allows the baseplate to compress when riding through any curved surfaces i.e. vert or bowls, this compression then acts like pumping, giving riders a major increase in speed.
Our High Compression Spring Loaded Baseplate provides ultimate strength yet allows for optimal flexibility to enhance performance. We've given riders a 1/2" of suspension to absorb energy from hard impacts reducing the amount of physical stress the body would usually endure.
By absorbing rough edges, chipped concrete, or small dents in rails, our baseplate helps you maintain grind speed, eliminating most elements that interfere with a long, fast grind.
REDUCED SPEED WOBBLE
But it doesnt stop there.. Extra suspension benefits also include-Reduced speed wobble, due to our True-flo Steering™ technology. Better locked in nose and tail slides with our wider slide plate, and less hangups on vert coping from our rolled suspension design.
Risks and challenges
Challenges come and go almost daily when engineering a product like this one. However, we're fortunate enough to have cleared many of these challenges and risks before coming to Kickstarter, as we have already invested 3 1/2 yrs into fine tuning Avenue Trucks to the solid foundation it is today.
However, our final challenge has brought us to Kickstarter. We wouldn't be here if we truly didn't need your help. Starting a company is very costly and fortunately we've already covered many expensive costs ourselves including research and design, expensive Auto CAD work, product testing, in-house manufacturing, and even final tooling costs. But now we need your help funding the very first professionally manufactured order.
By supporting this project for just $45 (Thats 30% off retail) you can help us successfully raise enough money to get Avenue Trucks out the door and under your feet.
We'll be posting updates on the manufacturing process and will keep you informed with any and all challenges we face so you can be confident in us in bringing this awesome idea of ours to life.
Communication is key in all avenues of life. If you have a question, please feel free to ask!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
If you weren't able to add your truck size when you pledged there's no need to worry. We'll be connected with you via email once we finish our campaign and can lock in your truck size then!
Right now, if you order a set, we hope to have them in everyone's hands sometime this Summer. We're saying August/September at the latest because we're still in our pre-manufacturing phase, and these things take time. We want you guys to have the best product possible and are standing by to make sure quality doesn't get sacrificed for time. We've done everything we can to get this process moving quickly so you don't have to wait very long. The second our Kickstarter presale closes we can then begin and oversee production. By pre-ordering now you're guaranteeing yourself a set from our first master run of product and will be getting them before anyone else!
Our baseplates are design to take heavy abuse and hold there shape solid. We've been riding prototype sets here for almost 2yrs that haven't lost any shape or pop.
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