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What is the difference between cast and forged trucks? – CHAYA SKATES TECH TALK | No.15

What is the difference between cast and forged trucks? – CHAYA SKATES TECH TALK | No.15


What is the difference between
casted & forged trucks? OK you guys, bear with me because I’m
gonna try and get sciency, which isn’t always my best suit, I only got a C at
science in school. But I shall try my very best. I often get asked: What is the difference between casted and forged trucks and
you’ll notice that out there in the market, most brands offer both and this
is just to offer as different price points, OK, so based on what we can or
can’t afford. And I’ll try and explain to you what what the difference is. And it’s
basically how the truck is made, so an aluminum truck can be casted, in which
the aluminum is melted down and then poured into a mold. So basically the
makeup of the aluminum changes, so the little baby atoms in there, once it’s
melted and poured into a mold, they kind of separate. So they separate a
little bit, whereas when you forge a truck, when you use the forged method,
you don’t melt it down & it’s kind of used as compressed energy… again, science
here for you. It just tightens all the atoms up inside, so it’s like they are
all close and hugging, whereas previously in the cast they kind of
split apart. That’s so not a good explanation, but I
hope the mini atoms makes you see things a bit differently. But yeah, science!
I probably did a terrible job at this. Hopefully it helps & if not, message
me below & let me know, thanks!

2 comments

How can we purchase your skates in the US? I bought the Warm Sand skates and they came in my mail in the wrong size. I bought them off of SkatePro. SkatePro ran out of my size in every Chaya shoe I wanted except for the Karmas, which I don’t want.

Is there any website that I can buy the Warm Sand skates isn’t the correct size?

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