Alpinestars was on location at the 3rd Annual Skatercross. Skatercross is an event where professional skateboarders can come out and try their hand at motocross. Steve Caballero, Mathias Ringstrom, Anthony Furlong, Salman Agah and Kiyomi Waller were just some of the crossover athletes that were out at Skatercross
Skateboard trucks, just like skateboard wheels and decks, have undergone significant design changes over the years. In the 1950s and 1960s skateboard trucks were actually part of roller skate assemblies. Unfortunately, the roller skate assemblies did not afford skateboarders much in the way of turning radius, stability, control and speed. Thankfully, that all changed. Today skateboarders have a variety of manufacturers to choose from such as Tensor, Independent, Fury and Krux. Let’s take a quick look back to see how the skateboard truck industry began.