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Old April 10th, 2018, 10:15 AM   #1
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Default Broken Trucks

My friend's trucks snapped last weekend.
He skates on a Power Dyne plate. But it's not the plate that snapped, it's the part right by the bushings. He got hurt.

Anyway, it was pretty traumatic. I think it was forged steal. My set up is similar. Does that happen frequently? Is there anything I need to know to keep my Power Dyne set up strong?
Any suggestions to sustain the life of a mid range set up?
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Old April 10th, 2018, 10:45 PM   #2
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Beware of PowerDyne plates, they do that occasionally.
Always make sure your cushions aren't too hard and that the action isn't cranked down too much, that should reduce overall stress on the skate.
Also, check the pivot cups after a few months of skating to make sure they aren't wearing down either.
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Old April 11th, 2018, 08:48 PM   #3
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If you have powerdyne, you're gonna have a bad day.

You may have read in other thread on here that they are "made of pop cans and hate"

Replacing with a different plate would be my advice.
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Old April 12th, 2018, 08:41 AM   #4
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My friend's trucks snapped last weekend.
He skates on a Power Dyne plate. But it's not the plate that snapped, it's the part right by the bushings. He got hurt.

Anyway, it was pretty traumatic. I think it was forged steal. My set up is similar. Does that happen frequently? Is there anything I need to know to keep my Power Dyne set up strong?
Any suggestions to sustain the life of a mid range set up?
Cast alu trucks no doubt.

SureGrip has issues with some trucks in the same area as well. DA45 trucks break on the cushion area known as the truck yoke from time to time. Seen 3 broken ones first hand.

There are some 10 deg trucks made by sure grip which have much better strength.
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Old April 12th, 2018, 12:03 PM   #5
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Has anyone here seen this happen with Snyder or Roll Line?
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