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Scratch Build – In Progress :Schlongboard: Sk8ter Mod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Fozzy, 26 Jul 2011.

  1. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    This is my first mod I've posted in a while. I've been MIA in the modding community due to frequent moves so long term modding has been largely unsuccessful all though I may have a new case modding coming in the near future.

    This, however, is not a case mod. Rather it is a skateboard mod. I'm posting it here because I think people will enjoy it.

    Schlongboard: A skateboard with repositioned trucks that lowers the board and de-radius's the trucks adding stability at higher speeds.

    Lets get started.
    The Victim
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    This is a Double Impact Skateboard with a layer of carbon and 2 layers of wood reinforced with carbon. This deck is extremely strong, making it a good candidate for this mod.
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    And this is what makes it no bueno for skateboarding
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    I've started by taping off the board to have a guide for repositioning the trucks. Because of the complex curves of the board, without a jig, I think this is the best way to operate.

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    As you can see here I used the risers as a guide for the tape, then I was able to slide the trucks up and down to drill the holes.

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    Next I dismantled one of the trucks to use as a drill guide
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    Then I clamped the truck down
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    Drilled out the holes
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    And one truck mounted
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    Both mounted
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    I took the board down the street and it rode perfectly straight. This is the fourth scholngboard I've made and by far the best.

    Buuuuuuuuuuut.......

    It wouldn't be a very good mod If I left it like that.

    So off come the trucks and out come the bisquick box?????
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    Using the boz, risers, and screws, I made a template for my cutouts that could be flipped and hopefully be pretty precise.
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    And how the board sits now:
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    So stay tuned, there's much more to come and I've got about a month to complete it so this one will be short and sweet.


    Oops forgot one, here's a picture next to my skateboard for comparison.
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    See ya soon ; )
     
  2. Lance

    Lance Ender of discussions.

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    Lol shlong.

    I have a longboard and I love it to bits. This looks like a great runabout.
     
  3. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo New Member

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    +rep. Mod the frickin' world.
     
  4. DeltaFX

    DeltaFX New Member

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    Watercool it !
     
  5. Vetalar

    Vetalar *learning english*

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    neon/led lighting MUST have :)

    watercooling sk8 isn't REALY extreme... but putting singlestage on it?
     
  6. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    Hmmmm maybe something like this to keep the bearings lubed at super fast speeds!
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    More work last night on the schlong. Finally got to some cutting.

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    Ran into a small snag

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    But I think this should be fixable with some gorrilla glue and some clamps.

    Did a quick sand on all four corners with 150 grit but I think I need to go over it again after the crack is glued and clamped.

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    Then I set it up on the trucks just to see how it looks.
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    Stay tuned!
     
  7. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo New Member

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    Oh hell yeah! A nice long board with neon runner lights. That would be frickin' awesome here in Seattle in the early evening/night. You would cause accidents with all the rubber-neckers.
     
  8. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    hey monkeyfun check out my location
     
  9. Gentleman_Dingo

    Gentleman_Dingo New Member

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    LOL, I thought this sounded like a project that would be close to home. You going to PAX? They're having a CPU Magazine sponsored Casemod contest! I'm trying to see if I can get my project done in time.
     
  10. Fozzy

    Fozzy New Member

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    unfortunately not but that's a very good time haha
     
  11. Volund

    Volund Am I supposed to care?

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    seems like the design would put a lot of added stress on the curves, especially with the cutouts you made... have you used this design before?? how does it hold up to body weight?
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I built my own longboard too :)


    If you want, I can post pictures in here. I don't want to derail/hijack your thread
     

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