The trucks are an extremely important part of a skateboard. Aside from the obvious function of attaching the wheels to the deck, the trucks are what let the skateboard turn. A truck consists of a baseplate that is bolted to the deck, a hanger with an axle to hold the wheels, and a kingpin bolt with a pair of bushings that the hanger pivots on. Even though skateboards have been around for a long time, trucks haven't really improved much in the past 50 years.
Sadly, a lot of trucks on the market are incorrectly designed, resulting in poor performance. What's worse, all trucks on the market that pivot using a pair of bushings can give you wheel bite. Wheel bite is when the wheels hits the bottom of the deck, which occurs when the trucks pivot too much during a turn or when landing a trick. When wheel bite happens, the skateboard immediately stops and the skateboarder usually falls down.
All Alpha trucks include our anti wheel bite mechanism, so you can skate harder and faster and no longer worry about eating $^!+ because your stone-age trucks let you down. Our trucks have been digitally designed using fancy computer modeling for the smoothest turning and most stable ride. They are made out of the very best aircraft-grade heat treated aluminum alloy and include ultra strong grade 8 hardened steel axles and kingpins.
Follow the links below to learn about skate trucks. Some truck manufacturers would try to keep this information secret (if they are even aware of it at all ) for fear that you would be able to spot a poorly built truck in your skate shop and decide not to buy it. We're not worried, though, because we built our trucks the right way.
Follow the links shown in the navigation menu below for a plethora of good information!