So, my eLofty DD broke down. I really like the TKP trucks so while I’m making my mind about whether to just replace the hanger and give eLofty another chance, I’m trying to find out what better TKP options are there.
What I like about eLofty:
- no maintenance (except for occasional hanger replacement )
- good maneuverability
- stable up to 45 km/h (and I don’t need to go faster than that)
- 72kV works really well with my TB110 wheels. Delivers just about right amount of speed/power. Enough to be fun but not enough to throw you off the board (which I perceive as a good thing).
- reasonable price
Apparently, the reliability has some space for improvement though.
As for more reliable TKP truck alternatives, I believe Surf Rodz Hex TKP are most commonly used. There are also Psychotiler HeXL trucks but IIRC, there have also been some broken hanger issues, so not considering that one. I’m still unsure if Surf Rodz Grinds TKP is an option for esk8. I believe the hanger profile is different from the Hex TKP and no clamps are available so it’s no good.
Are there any other TKP trucks worth considering?
Regarding drives, there’s:
- gear drives:
- belt drives:
What else is out there? Any recommendations?
Also, do we have SR Hex TKP sources in EU? Sickboards have some SR trucks, but in TKP they only have TKP HEX 100mm, which is short. Longer SR TKP trucks they have are Grinds (no good?). surf-rodz.eu don’t have TKP HEX at all.