Has anyone found drop trough brackets that are reasonably priced?
Like Riptides: https://www.riptidesports.com/backing-frames-104/, just half the price or less.
I have cut myself one set, but would not like to do that for all my decks, and I somehow just can’t get myself to pay $25 for a piece of Aluminium.
Maybe @dickyho could add them to his shop? Should be super easy to get these CNCd. Your top deck guards are super solid. I would love to see the same for drop through decks.
Next level awesome would be if someone made such brackets which even allow to move the trucks further out than the deck originally did, so you can fit pneumatics or other large wheels. That might need a top and bottom bracket from really solid material though.
Did you also understand what I meant with my “next level” suggestion? @eBoosted did something like that on one of his boards.
In essence, if you made two O-Brackets, with more holes on one side (~8 holes instead of 2), then people could move drop through trucks further out, (instead of cutting into the deck or top mounting with risers or using smaller wheels).
Edit: Note, that might be a longer undertaking. If you want to do it, I am happy to be your tester.
BTW, just using the same laser cut steel is fine for now. If you like, you could do them, and your normal x-brackets, with some good Aluminium. That would help save total board weight. But that’s just a thought. Keep doing what you do.