First day on the track this season. I have booked track time every week from now and till spring. I have a lot I want to test, to get closer to the perfect track setup.
In february I left the track after I got a longer 44” deck, and had it with surf rodz rkp on belts and Moe’s race wheel.
The longer board was not good for my lap times.
This year I start off with same deck, 3-link trucks with krank bushings 80 in front and ? in back. I have the radius rods in the top holes which equals smallest turning radius. I have mounted a foot stop wedge.
After knocking off some track rust I slowly began to see speed again. But I was still a bit from the fastest I did last winter. Best lap last winter 36.29 sec. Best lap today 38.20.
The 3-link felt like a huge improvement over the rkp’s. There’s just something about the way they feel, that’s hard for me to describe. They have that feel you know… They made the turning easier and I didn’t have to move my front foot around as much as I did last winter.
The longer deck still seem to be a disadvantages for me. I just don’t get the same speed around corners as I did with the shorter deck. But on the shower deck I needed a little more length. So I will make myself a deck in between the old and current deck. But I think I will start by mounting everything on the previous deck till next week and see how that feel.
I have the esc’s (mamba xlx) set to 100 procent. I wanted to have them at 60% but couldn’t find my esc adaptor to make the change. The board as it was today definitely was to powerfull. I need it to be less torquey. It’s too sensitive on the throttle making the driving jumpy. But maybe it’s just a matter of me being better on the throttle. But I would like to be able to hammer the throttle knowing that I will not get to 50+ mph in a blink of an eye. That will make faster times as I dont have to “feel” the throttle every time I accelerating.
Good to back on the track and I look forward to test the hell out off it this winter.