I wasn’t sure where to put this as other gauging interest topics seem to be under vendor corner or group buys. I have no interest in becoming a vendor per se but its a new product so not fully a group buy. So, hold my beer, this is going to be a bit long…
Let me first start off saying I have never ridden DKP trucks, at least nothing traditional which all seem to be drop forged gullwing knock offs and I know there is a bit of hate around those for many people. Hell if I had to ride the same Indie TKP trucks I use for push boards with an ESK8 I would probably be a RKP lover. But I started with surf-rodz TKPs for my ESK8s and RKP always feels like a step back at this point. I like carving. That said, SR TKPs lack stability on the rear truck with the bushing cup actually designed to “slide” (compress) the bushing side to side in the cup. So I designed new bushing holders that can take a chubby bushing:
These vastly improved my stability on my TKP build, My Deadly Sin Then I built out my Rayne Demonseed build, Evil Demonseed and suddenly TKP didn’t feel right. Neither did RKP, as it turned like an oil tanker. So I went the next step and used a custom DKP mod I made for the surf-rodz trucks:
Like I said, I have never skated DKP trucks before, so I have no idea what they should feel like. But I know what these feel like. Fucking awesome. I can take 90 deg turns on a sidewalk and even do full 360s in the width of a parking space. On a 42" demonseed. And stable as fuck. I ride on campus and usually only hit mid 20mph max. But my girl who gets to ride downtown St Pete hits 30mph on this deck with no speed wobbles. On her RKP setup (split angle 45f/35r) she gets speed wobbles at about 25mph.
Anyway, I have to put a pair of DKPs on her Bustin Sporster build now, so I thought to myself why not tweak the designs a little to make the DKP piece a little more compact and get rid of the main failure point of SR TKPs at the same time (hanger bolt snapping), so I designed a replacement hanger as well (177mm hanger length, takes 10mm axles from BN or shoulder bolts).
I was getting ready to reach out to the CNC company I use for a quote but decided I would see if there was any interest in the community for a pair.
Based on what I’ve had made in the past, I am guessing around $95/ea for the DKP pivot piece and $120/ea for the hangers. They would need SR baseplates (although I’ll design and price baseplates to see if there is a savings there). Pricing looks to be $342+shipping for a pair (including baseplates). Motor mounting hardware is the same as SR TKPs, without the bolts snapping.
The more I order, the cheaper they will be and I have no plans on profiting from this beyond getting my three sets for a cheaper price.
- I must have a set of precision DKPs
- Could I just get the solid TKP hangers?
- I’ve only ridden drop forged crap DKPs so don’t have an opinion
- Cool idea, but not for me
I’m currently printing out the models to verify everything and do any tweaks to the designs before sending them off for quote, so I’ll leave the poll going until 8/13/22
(edit: updated design images with removed pivot undercuts. Updated cost)