This is really what started my inquiry. A claim was made, connected to a specific speed even, that in my personal experience is incorrect.
I’m not a MechE, I don’t have much experience in vehicle dynamics. So the difference in opinion on this is fascinating to me and I’m just trying my best to keep up here. I appreciate the effort put in here, and I’m simply curious to better understand the differences
‘High speed’ is going to be relative to everyone unless we quantify it. My own experience as well as numerous other riders shows that channel truck configurations are easily stable up to 35-40mph. I cannot speak to anything beyond that, but I can say that when I reached my own top speed I backed off more to my lack of massive gonads than from concerns over stability.
I would love to explore what the real world limitations/ceiling of these are. I’ve seen radial steering stabilizers added to the rear trucks on 3 different carver builds at this point, which is exactly the type of modifications I would expect on a racing build.
They may not be best suited for high speed on-road racing, but they’re also better suited for off-road and there’s still merit in exploring what the upper limits are, yeah?
I just see a lot of: “doesn’t work well for high speed”
I understand the points made about caster angle in the other thread, but obviously there are other mechanical differences between these boards than that.
I guess we have to define high speed then. Because 30-40 is already done on most common builds that run dampeners.
@Kaly would you like to weigh in on your experience? You’ve probably put more Esk8 miles on channel trucks than almost anyone at this point.