Thread: Broken Kingpin
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Old April 9th, 2011, 08:46 PM   #6
MR SHELBY
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Red face Sorry To Hear That Craig...

From a lifelong gearhead & current Advanced Metallurgy student I would consider Kingpins a consumable item like cushions or bearings at a Competition Level. If you are skating hard weekly, the money spent for a new set of Kingpins every couple years is a lot cheaper than a trip to the E.R...

Short of X Ray testing "Which would cost more than the Pins" there is really no way to visually inspect a Kingpin for internal fatigue.

Cliffy shattered his Pro Line Kingpin near the micro adjuster not to long ago, fortunately he didn't suffer any injury from it, it's always the front Kingpin isn't it?

Cliff & I both hope you heal quickly Craig & that this doesn't slow down your quest for Gold this year in Fort Wayne!
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