Forked Drop-Down Longboard (Short Wheelbase Offset Version)
This sectional drop-down Longboard design is based on the concept I’ve described in the article http://www.townscooter.com/p/forked-drop-down-longboard.html.
It is a drop-down longboard that can be made without veneer pressing. You only need to cut parts using CNC router or laser cutter or even electric jigsaw and then assemble them.
It’s a version designed to use with the short Wheelbase Offset Trucks (WBO) such as Caliber, Charger, Slant etc. that have wheelbase offset shorter than 2”. What is the wheelbase offset term means is described in the article https://goo.gl/QUdvNF. The short WBO trucks let make a shorter and more durable forks than long WBO trucks do.
I recommend the Baltic birch plywood to make this longboard. Nose and Tail parts can be made of 9 ply (12mm) plywood. The main platform should be made of 11 ply (15mm) plywood for a 70-110 kg rider or 9 ply (12mm) plywood for a less than 70 kg rider.
- You only need the Forked Layered Drop-down Longboard SWBO.DXF file to make parts of the longboard. 3D model files (.123D, .STP) are provided for references.
- The main platform sizes are suitable for trucks with shorter than 2” wheelbase offset, e.g. Slant trucks. If you use longer offset trucks, e.g. Randal or Bear Grizzly trucks, I recommend to build another version of forked longboard http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1733542.
- You do not need to drill all holes on the nose and tail part. You can drill holes for the new school or the old school mounting. It depends on your trucks model.
- You can increase the longboard drop level using risers or washers between the nose and tail parts and the main platform.
- You can combine the nose and tail parts as you wish. For example, you can build a twin-kick longboard.
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