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Old May 22nd, 2017, 06:04 PM   #21
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What does "reverse kingpins" mean? What does this do for the skate?
A traditional kingpin is really nothing much more than a bolt screwed into the plate, with a jam nut that tightens against the plate to hold it in place. To adjust your truck action, you have to loosen the jam nut, adjust, then tighten it back. Not the most convenient, but the way it was done since time.

A reverse kingpin is just that, one that's turned around with the threaded end down below the truck. To adjust, just take a skate tool and adjust the nylock nut. No jam nut, no hassle, much easier. Most current issue skates use this technique, whether it's just a plain nylock or something more elaborate like a Pro Line or Advantage or Roll Line, etc.

It doesn't do anything "for the skate" per se, as the plate doesn't have an opinion about what holds it together. What it does for the skater, however, is simplify truck adjustments and perhaps slightly reduce the possible maintenance headache of having a kingpin come loose.
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 02:26 AM   #22
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It doesn't do anything "for the skate" per se, as the plate doesn't have an opinion about what holds it together. What it does for the skater, however, is simplify truck adjustments and perhaps slightly reduce the possible maintenance headache of having a kingpin come loose.

If a plate with a standard king pin gets sk8ed with the kingpin loose in the plate, you can count on it getting stuck in the hole (metal plate) or stripped out (plastic plate) and you can no longer adjust anything, except your wallet, because you will need to replace the plate.

Although putting a reverse king pin in the plate greatly reduces this issue, you still need to make sure the lock nut is tight.
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Old June 8th, 2017, 05:16 PM   #23
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