Angled Truck Mounts
We have specced a very low angle truck – the Sabre Forged Baseplates are only 38 degrees. Most longboard trucks are around 50 degrees.
This angle refers to the pivot angle – on a normal board, the steeper the angle, the less you have to lean for the same amount of turn. There’s more on this on the Sabre Trucks Website.
The Samba uses very low trucks, mounted on the deck at an angle that brings them close to 50 degrees again.
By taking a low angle truck and wedging it back to “normal” again, we end up with a “normal” kingpin angle, but a very angled baseplate. So the way that your feet and body weight interact with the truck changes completly, and helps activate the truck in a very different way as you lean.
This board would only work with a very low angle truck – if you see something similar to the Samba with “normal” trucks on, don’t be fooled – it’s not going to have the same Samba magic!