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Back On Board

This post is a continuation of my previous post “All New Skateboard Setup”, so please read that one for the full story.

I wanted to post this as an update to some of the technical issues I was having with my new board setup. First off, the Thunder Truck issue. I got a response from their customer service. It turns out the problem I had was due to a batch of trucks with a faulty part they produced that are just now hitting the market. The part in question is called a “pivot cup”. See my photo below which shows what mine looks like. I am happy to report that they will be fixing the problem at no charge. I must say, I’m quite pleased with their customer support so far.

As for the Bones Reds bearings issue, I have attached a photo below as well showing the problem I’ve…

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Back On Board – Introduction

Back On Board


Please allow me introduce myself, and the purpose of this blog. I’m a 40-year old married father of 2, working as a graphic designer. I have loved skateboarding since as far back as I can remember. Names like Tony Hawk, Christian Hosoi, Mike McGill, Lance Mountain, Steve Caballero, and Danny Way were the guys I looked up to as a kid. Companies like Powell-Peralta, Santa Cruz, Independent, Tracker, and Vision, were the big names in skate gear. I skated with a group of guys I knew from church and from my neighborhood. We would skate launch ramps, half-pipes, and parking lots until we were just plain exhausted – then eat a ton of junk food, drink some Gatorade, and go skate some more. In the interest of honesty, I should say up front I never was an awesome skateboarder, though not for a lack of trying. I…

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