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Old October 19th, 2014, 06:26 PM   #1
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Question Reactor PRO kingpin problem?

I am looking to get a set of reactor pro plates in the near future. I was talking to a guy from my rink and he said that the reactor pro has had kingpin problems? Is this true, ive heard of plates like the revenge having kingpin problems snd dynapros and tritons having truck peoblems, but thats it. So, does the reactor pro have kingpin and truck problems?
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Old October 20th, 2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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Default Problems??

I have the only Reactor Pros locally and I do not beat my sk8s. That makes me a pretty poor person to ask for actual breakage experience. Sorry.

That being said, you may want to contact member OffTheEdge. He has a much broader experience base with the Riedell line.

One other thing. Anyone can break king pins in sk8s if they sk8 aggressively and have a stiff or over torqued suspension. Simple mechanics. The tighter a urethane suspension is set the more it is likely to reach it's limit of elasticity very quickly and suddenly act like it is solid. This transfers all the shock to the next weakest point. Could be the axle, the truck housing or the king pins.

Roll Line had to upgrade their king pins from a 12mm shank to a 13mm shank when jam sk8rs on Drivers and Navigators started destroying the original king pins due to over tightening the actions.

Hope this helps.
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Old October 20th, 2014, 07:11 PM   #3
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Lets not forget the Reactor Pro has adjustable pivot pins and the vast amount of misinformation as to how to adjust them. Start cranking on the pivot as a method of tuning, the king pins won't be happy. Don't bother to adjust the pivots, the king pins won't be happy. etc.

Good point. I'm so used to adjusting them I seldom think of it as extra or special... If you have adjustable pivots...as the Reactor Pro does, ensure they are properly adjusted.

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