Thursday, 13 August 2015

Gecko Set Up

Finally got around to setting up the Gecko last night just in time for the torrential rain and thunder today, great. 

Set up with the Don't Trip Slalocybins, with Yellow and Pink Abec 11 Zig Zags. (as they were what was on the board I dismantled) 
Two rubber shock pads and an Element hard riser under each truck give an extra 10mm of clearance. 

Up top there's Mob Super Coarse Grip Tape and a PSD 'IN Side' Footstop.
Red Venom Dome head bolts for three quarters of the fixings and some countersunk on the rearmost after I ended up snapping the heads off of two Khiro Trussheads. Grrr. 

Current wheelbase is 19" measured inner truck bolt centres, 21" actual (axle to axle) I can squeeze another half inch out by moving the rear truck on the baseplate holes. That gives me a range of 17.5" to 19.5" with the double drilled nose and baseplates. 
Need to find some time and dry weather to try it out before the next race. 

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Gecko Grip

Griptaped the Gecko this evening. 

Left a diagonal strip in the middle ungripped to show off the carbon and save a bit of weight. 

This puts the weight of the ungripped deck into perspective, the deck only weighs 4.6 x the weight of the grip tape. 

Thursday, 6 August 2015


Successfully bid (long story) and won this beauty on eBay, it turned up yesterday. 

A Gecko Decks Martin Drayton Slalom deck. 

Superfluous stickers removed and old dirty grip tape removed too. 

 Carbon Fibre loveliness, built in de-wedge for the rear truck. 

 Before grip tape removal (took a couple of hours to get old glue residue off) 

Afterwards, check out that carbon


Will post again when it's set up, grip tape is on it's way from Octane Sport. Trucks and wheels will be removed from current deck. 

Hope the grip tape doesn't weigh too much.