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bamboo gt wobbles

Discussion in 'General Eskate Chat' started by R1ck, May 6, 2017.

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  1. R1ck

    R1ck Member


    my bamboo gt is starting to wobble when I go about 16/17 km/h, I think I didn't tweak the bushings correctly.
    if I lift the board and just let the wheels spin freely, it wobbles as well.

    Any advise on what the optimal 'settings' are to ride stable at speeds of 22 km/h?

    if it would help, I can take some pics of my bushings.
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  2. OP

    R1ck Member

    I wonder what the recommendations are for when you want to go 22-25 kph. I just survived a nasty crash caused by speed wobbles, so hopefully somebody can advise me what the optimal settings are.
  3. samjadelaide

    samjadelaide Member

    Hi R1ck,

    Watch this video

    You'll need to use a socket wrench, the skate tool doesn't give you enough torque to really nail them down. Tighten them down A LOT if you're a beginner (but are still able to lean/steer) - they come quite loose from the factory.

    Every fortnight loosen them up again a quarter turn each until you're back to somewhere close to how it came from the factory (but not quite). This way you'll learn control gradually.

    It's best to ensure your back truck is always about half a turn to a full turn tighter (on both kingpins) to avoid speed wobbles. Hope that helps.
  4. xrayturner

    xrayturner Member

    Rick, if you lift the board and spin the wheels and they wobble it sounds like they need to be balanced. Are you riding the AT wheels? There are YouTube videos on how to balance both AT and street but in all my years of skating I have never balanced a street wheel. That combined with the previous video on adjusting your trucks should do the trick. Enjoy.
  5. OP

    R1ck Member

    Thanks for the advice, I tried to look for those video's. mind helping out and posting a link to the best balancing video?
    By the way this is the video of the wobbles:
  6. Raoul

    Raoul Member

    Yes most likely you have to balance the wheels. But to my knowledge the new AT wheels are balanced from the factory. Anyway check the carbon forum for a video how to do it ( for a AT gen1 series)
  7. xrayturner

    xrayturner Member

    Sorry about the late response. This video should do the trick.
    Take Care, Gary

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