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Old February 14th, 2018, 05:51 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by amohrfeld View Post
Doc,
Do you know of any decent plates with 5 degree king pin.

Rumor has it that the Labeda Pro Line is a pretty decent plate..It has a 5 king pin. So does the Ultimate III.

I'm looking to build a skate with 3" trucks for skate park trips.

Pro Line won't work for that. But it also puts you in a bit of a trick. Most of the 3" trucks I am aware of the fit pl8s are Sure Grips. The DA sure Grips are 10...

The steeper the kingpin, the less likely I'll grind the corner of the kingpin/nut.

I'm not following... Unless you are grinding, the all bets would be off.

Bigfoot only offers Arius, Sunlite, Venus.

I'm not a fan of the Arius

Smart. Neither am I...

and Sunlite

I think it's no more than 10... Not a big fan of those, but for ramp work it may be just fine.

and the Venus has a 20 deg king pin.

True.

Thanks
-Austin

I may be wrong but it seems to me the first thing you would need to do is find a 3" truck that would actually fit the plate correctly. The trucks may force your hand on what plate to go with.
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