HST Trucks Reinventing Skateboard Trucks...Again

HST Trucks Reinventing Skateboard Trucks...Again

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In 2017 Hamboards introduced our patented Hamboards Surf Training (HST) truck. The heavy-duty spring-loaded truck was unlike any surfskate swivel truck. It stood alone in its ability to be more stable while standing on the deck and allow for deep gouging rail-to-rail carving.

In 2022, on the 10th anniversary of the company, we launched the HST 2.0, not just a truck, but a uniquely designed fully adjustable truck system that greatly expands the capabilities of the original HST truck. The HST 2.0 System allows you to interchange three different baseplate pivot axis angles, three different hanger widths (axles) and two different springs. This gives you the opportunity to customize your ride without having to buy an entire truck set or even a whole truck.

Our signature Hamboards ride is accomplished with the 40° pivot axis angle and 200mm hanger in the front and rear, and we continue to believe this is the best combination to simulate surfing on land. However, now we can offer options for riders who don’t want their trucks to feel so fluid.

We started the development of the HST 2.0 System to create a progressive surf training system, but we ended up creating the foundation for new boards, like we have never made before.

Best of all, our new components are backward compatible with our original HST trucks so you can customize your existing ride piece by piece.


HST Trucks are different

Most skateboard trucks have flexible bushings which allow them to flex and rotate. Our patented HST Trucks use stiff springs and spherical wave cams that translate axle rotation into spring compression. These massive springs store the energy then give right it back to you. You don't need to lift the front to turn, just turn the board. HST trucks have smooth consistent rotations. The springs give strength and stability that enable the wheels to glide over road imperfections like you wouldn't believe.

Rotation and Lean

Our patented HST Trucks were designed to simulate a surfboard on water. Do not expect them to feel like other skateboard trucks. They are so responsive that some people call them loose.

Our trucks rotate up to 20° in both directions and lean up to 30°. This movement is much greater than most other skateboard trucks.

When you turn on HST Trucks, you feel like you are riding on an airplane wing in a banked turn. You get the sense that you are riding on the edge of your board, much like it feels to ride on a snowboard or a surfboard.

They also give just enough of a snappy return to center and truly feel like surfing.

Same Lean, Different Rotation

With our HST truck system, you can purchase trucks with three different pivot angles. You can see that our three baseplates provide the same amount of lean. You can also see that the 0° truck does not rotate at all. The 20° truck rotates about 10° in each direction and the 40° truck rotates about 20° in each direction.