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TRAMPA's range of CARVE Decks is awesome! Once the reduced sized perfectly shaed Carve deck is coupled with any of TRAMPA's stunning Carve Trucks (TRAMPA's Carve Trucks are without doubt the sweetest, most advanced Steering system on the market) the combined performance results in a radically different & quite sensational ride experience that is totally un-comparable to anything else that's come along before! The entire TRAMPA CARVE product range instantly looks & performs completely different.... Heads will turn in amazed envy as you carve passed open mouthed on-lookers.... :-)
TRAMPA's CARVE DECKS have been created to give the same carving sensations that are enjoyed when surfing, snowboarding or wakeboarding. Arguably training on the Carve Deck when the snow has melted or when the surf is low will certainly give you the thrill your missing & by riding on a regular basis will enhance your riding skills for when the conditions are more favorable for you to return!
The Carve Deck is available as SOLID Deck or the amazing lighter weight 'oval holed' & 'frog mouthed' tipped HOLYPRO Deck which always wow's observer's.... The Street Carve Deck can be pushed like any conventional Longboard but is more in tune with heading down hills & turning tightly, simulating switch back turns like those encountered on large waves when surfing or steep slopes when snowboarding, but with the recent development in the Electric side of things, the Street Carve Deck comes into a complete world of its own once its been assembled with a TRAMPA Motor Mount & a TRAMPA Electric Motor attached to it! OMG words cant explain just how good it is!!
Amazingly the Hanger in the Carve Truck is reversible... The Axle is positioned offset in the hanger, NOT Centrally located, so turning around changes all the dimensions and performance... So this means the Carve Truck will assemble to fit to either Street or Urban Carve Decks & when we assemble the Truck, depending on what we are assembling it for (Street or Urban) will depend on which way around we assemble the hanger. It also means you can purchase an additional set of wheels & convert your Street Carve Deck into Urban Carve Deck very easily. The hanger faces forwards (Same as mountainboard) for the URBAN Carve Deck assembly making the overall wheel base longer & the ride height as low as possible to accept the larger sized wheels that lift the deck height back up & by increasing the wheel base gives the extra space to fit the larger wheels at the ends. Setting up the deck for the Street Carve we turn the hanger 180º so it faces inwards (Axles to the inside) shortening the wheel base, raising the ride height to a more acceptable position to be able to accommodate the smaller sized 83 & 90mm Longboard wheels.
Adding a TRAMPA Motor a TRAMPA 12s Battery box & the new TRAMPA VESC 6 to the CARVER DECK will quite simply transform your life! Un-believable performance up to 50kmph with un-real range of up too 70 Kilometer can easily be achieved. So far in our extensive tests, and Nottingham is a very hilly place, we have not found a hill these beasts cant get up, in fact its not a case of just getting up its a case of ripping back up the hill, being able to stay on the board under such power becomes a 'hill'arious challenge!!
In order for the Street Carver Deck to perform as its name suggests, the trimmed down 35º Deck needs to be fitted to a suitably sized steering system & so we created the MINI SPRING TRUCKS. Mini Spring Trucks are as their name suggests, smaller versions of the original ATB Spring Truck. The original Forged Alloy body of the ATB Hanger has been miniaturised to a more suitable size to compliment the reduction is soze of the deck & in the hope of gaining the performance we were expecting. To retain low weight the smaller sized hanger has been complimented with shorter length & narrower thickness (lighter) 9.525mm Axles which although shorter remain long enough & strong enough to fit both sizes of TRAMPA Longboard wheels (83 & 90mm Longboard wheels) & also the amazing TRAMPA HYPA & TRAMPA SUPERSTAR wheels! TRAMPA's Mini Spring Truck range is Amazing!
ATB Spring Trucks are time tested & proven as being the best steering system your money can buy. They sacrifice a little bit of extra weight over a regular Skate or Longboard style Truck but they gain huge amounts of performance in return. Spring Trucks are far more robust, far more adjustable & far more tunable to your personal requirements than any skate or longboard style truck!
Spring Trucks use a horizontally mounted Kingpin to connect the Baseplate & Hanger together which is completely differently to a regular Longboard Truck which uses a vertically mounted kingpin. Using a horizontally mounted kingpin means the Spring Trucks need to be mounted at 35º to make the steering happen, hence the 35º deck range. We use high quality (food Industry) precision made Nylon Bushings that push into the metal parts (Baseplate & Hanger have 2 each) allowing the kingpin to push through all the metal parts, connecting them all together tight but being mounted through the precision made nylon bushings still allowing easy movement without creating any wear on the metal parts.
This easy movement needs to be controlled & so by inserting the TRAMPA's special reinforced Stainless steel Spring Retainers into either end of a pair of Springs & then Squeezing the Spring's into the space between the Hanger & Basepate, one either side of the kingpin, the easy movement is soon balanced out giving a nice firm feel to the assembly. By the nature of the name, the Mini spring trucks allow a hell of a lot of steering if riding with a hell of a lot of steering is your thing (like it is mine) then the DAMPA's are not required and when you place the springs into the inside position the steering is un-believably carvy, BUT if you are finding you are going faster than what you are turning & maybe experiencing some speed wobble as you pick up pace, the easy feel steering can easily be increased by firstly increasing the pressure on the spring by turning the Spring Adjuster or for much greater results by adding TRAMPA DAMPA's into the springs before inserting them into the Truck. TRAMPA DAMPA's are premium urethane rubbers that sit inside the springs, supporting the slackness in the springs & help to prevent high speed speed wobble that can be experienced when riding at high speed with loose steering systems....
The Springs are locked into position from the underside of the Truck using 2x M5 x 12mm Marine grade Stainless Steel Countersunk Bolts (Countersunk for flush fitting) tightening into the threaded Spring Retainers & with the use of a very special part made by TRAMPA known as the Marine grade Stainless Steel Spring Adjuster , the spring adjuster pushes through the from top side of the Deck, Screwing into the Baseplate, the nipple of the adjuster sits inside the Threaded Spring retainer but shamfered at the edge so that pressure can be pushed into the retainer allowing the rider tobe able to pre-compress their steering suitable to their weight, ability & of course personal preference.
Turning the spring adjuster clockwise/anticlockwise changes the tension in the springs, increasing the tension tightens up the steering, so the steering resistance can be Adjusted & tuned to your exact personal preferences or tuned on the fly setting you up for different ride terrains, loose for tight stuff & tight for the faster stuff just by turning the Spring Adjuster, plus for even more performance the Springs can be positioned in 2 places... Locating the Springs into the inside position makes the steering feel super loose & easy to steer giving the ultimate sensation in fast carvy steering, however lock the springs into the outside position & fitting the TRAMPA DAMPA's into the springs, will make the steering feel super tight & perfect for setting the board up for sliding or achieving the highest speeds possible... Amazing!!
The entire Mini Spring Truck range is beautifully constructed from the finest materials, using the latest high tech machinery guaranteeing th highest quality possible is available in the complete INFINITY (Solid Steel Axles) VERTIGO (Hollow Steel Axle with CNC) & ULTIMATE (Titanium Axles with CNC) purchase options.
TRAMPA now offers a fantastic range of 83 & 90mm Longboard Wheel options that have all been made from the absolute best 'Super High Rebound' - Top Quality Premium Urethane. TRAMPA's Longboard wheels use a Center-set bearing position, can be fitted to TRAMPA Slave Gears for Longboards & are colour coded to show the Urethane Hardness performance, Legendary!
BLUE = 74a Super-soft Urethane
BLACK = 76a Soft Urethane
WHITE = 78a Regular Urethane
RED = 81a Hard Urethane