Shoc Boards Systems was easily the coolest new product at ESK8con. Independent 4 wheel suspension in a relatively compact package is an amazing idea.
I rode the Meepo Bamboo Hurricaine equipped with the system. It was sprung too light for my weight of 75kb but I still got a good idea of how well the system worked. There is some stiction in the suspension travel which is an issue. Those who experienced mountain bike suspension in the 90s will understand what I am talking about. I was assured that they are working on it. Otherwise the system worked quite well and had minimal impact on the handling other than the increase in ride height. I also got a little stinkbug action when the brakes are applied. This should be solved with stiffer springs.
Right now the system has about the same hanger width as a typical TKP. I think this could also be retrofit to TKPs. A slighter wider version would be nice too. A road specific version with less travel and a lower ride height would nice too. The stock system has about 40mm of travel. I think about 20mm would be nice on a road-specific version. Just enough to keep the wheels planted.
I’m looking forward to seeing more about their system. I haven’t really seen it outside of that video
It will come. They are a small family-owned business like MAD ESK8. One of my friends that helped me set up my social media and website is helping them now.
Hmm they should get their own thread now with 2+ reviews and many thoughts on them.
here we go!!!