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About Seismic Skate Systems - Trucks and Wheels:
Like in the mid-1970s and mid-1980s, all-around skateboarding is once again enjoying a renaissance. Approaches that were considered “alternative” throughout most of the 1990s – such as longboarding, slalom, downhill, all-purpose cruising, and flatland freestyle – are now mainstream.
Seismic Skate Systems is proud to have helped propel that movement. Since 1994, when turning on skateboards was considered highly unfashionable, our trucks have offered the world’s most progressive carving performance. For even longer, we’ve pro-actively supported carving, racing, and freestyle by writing for magazines, lobbying movers-and-shakers in mainstream skateboarding, and helping produce elite competitions.
Seismic (pronounced size-mick) means: subject to, or caused by, an earthquake or earth vibration. They chose this name because we’re committed to continually shaking up the skateboard market!
The skateboard industry has always lagged behind related sports in its use of advanced materials and engineering strategies. Things have recently begun to change, but evolution in equipment design has typically meant that the dimensions of decks, wheels and trucks just go up and down.
Since Seismic's beginnings, they’ve been dedicated to engineering advanced, innovative products and to encouraging diversity, open-mindedness, and forward evolution in skateboarding. They believe the sport/art can grow and prosper on the back of the pure, open-minded joy that gave birth to it in the first place!
Evolution of the Original Seismic Technology:
Throughout skateboarding’s brief history, nearly every skateboard truck on the market has been based on 1930’s roller-skate technology. Skateboard manufacturers have improved materials and construction, but the outdated design standard suffers from sloppy geometry, poor steering control, and sluggish axle rebound.
Freestyle innovator and Yale graduate Daniel Gesmer (profiled in the widely-seen 1988 Powell-Peralta video Public Domain) wasn’t satisfied with the old roller-skate technology. For his unique artistic style, he needed trucks with greater power, sensitivity, and control.
Determined to systematically rectify the problem, in 1983 Dan painstakingly developed a precise mathematical model of conventional trucks’ steering response. Though studying philosophy and psychology at Yale, he had picked up enough math and physics for the task at hand.