Crazy wind But a nice sun I have some time off soi thought, Let’s do this review of This Miller Surfskate That I’ve got recently I already skated it two or three times So is not the usual bullshit unboxing review they do before to experience the product Also because this kind of skate need to wear a bit to be smoother Mainly for the bearings, as now I’m a bit spoiled with my ceramic bearings You can buy them clicking up here I must say that I’m very satisfied with this skate Miller is the alternative to the Carver CX trucks A truck copied from various brands But between all this brands, that for example include Quick Silver Miller is finally one that is mainly oriented to the skateboarding and so we can trust it more 80a wheels in my board, but they have models with 78a but they are still smooth even on the sidewalk, is just a little noiser My board size was defined in the lables for Girl or kids, they made me laugh. because the board is shorter But actually what you get from a short board is to be more agile and turn more the turn that I get from this bushings , the soft ones, as it come also with a set of harder ones. Is more than enough, at the point that I’m thinking to use the harder bushings You know what is a surfskate, I did talk about it a lot I’m satisfied with it, but is good to explore different setups as one of you suggested in my facebook group Skate Therapy Community There is an article of a guy that suggest to use the second set of harder bushing to switch the soft barrel bushings on the board side with the second conic bushings Now we go to switch them in a quiet place where I will not die of shame to talk in front of the camera I will also do another fix as every brand new skate use to squick a little when you turn Because the pivot, that now I’ll show you Make too much friction on the plastic/hard urethane So there is a solution, Now I show you Here it is the Miller There are different board of any size and wheels with this same trucks type If you want to go downhill (as much as you can on a surfskate) is better a longer board I went out with a two friends that had the carver I didn’t found any big difference with the carver. Their carvers where C7, but the Miller really turn very well but we went on downhills so I toke it easy as I’m not used to do downhills on a surfskate because is very tall to avoid the wheelbit there is a big space between the wheel and the truck On top of it the riser is much bigger than usual the higher center of gravity make it less stable and is more easy to lose the board Now I have all my tools in my pockets cause I’m a bit tired to over organize, cause filming is ruining a bit the experience take of the relax of skating I have this regular soap and the t tool, essential if you want to customized or fix your skate I read in an article that as with the Miller you get two sets of bushings This orange are slightly harder bushings, you need the if you are heavier The yellows instead are if you want to carve super easy, or if you are just light weight so your carves are less powerful this harder ones require more weight or strenght to be deformed, but they will give you back a better rebund the effect that on the carver C7 you get from the spring I don’t have with me the hardness number of the bushing, but we can feel them There is a differens also touching them, but is not huge but now is not only about trying the harder.. can you listen this noise? first of all we will get rid of it Then I want to test this suggestion from this Italian skater putting the spare orange conic bushing together with the yellow conic having a set up only of conic bushings the conic bushing is easier to be deformed that’s why the street skate use a barrel (cilindric) on the board side and a conic on the external side. On the longboards the same to have more control (or even a double barrel for downhill) Cruisers have a double conic, conic up and down to carve more I was happy to read this article, cause I enjoy the idea to give a use to this extra bushing that they come with the board But I think there will be a bad side effect, we will have less rebund because the conic bushing give easier turn, but less resistance to the turn, so less return to the straight position and for my taste the turn was already enough having a smaller wheelbase, but who care, let’s try anyway We need to try everything in life but first let’s grate some soap, in the pivot to lube it When a truck is new make this aweful noise And also the pivot will wear at every turn They last long, but when they are done is a problem becouse at first you don’t even realize what is the problem when you get a weird new metal noise and also they aren’t easy to be found and they are expensive for being a little piece of plastic. you put the washer under the bushing this whasher is too big, I should have brought another But let’s use it anyway we stick the pivot And we put the other conic on top We close with the kingpin Nut And we tight it up just to give a little pressur, don’t let them fully loose mm, I don’t like the feeling I think that the orange bushing is too short Then you lose them …hey stop it! Another combo would be to have two orange conic bushings So we give a deformation, but we don’t lose too much on rebund And the back truck would be with the yellow (conic + barrel) Let’s test it out, it should turn more I’ve already seen that turn too much, is almost out of control. It does turn a looot Is perfect for going uphill Yeha it turn a lot , too much What happen? being conic also on the board side it can turn more than before Before the turn didn’t get to this point because the previous bushing was holding it at this position Now the axle arrive to touch the truck here I don’t like that The axle is stopped by the metal of the truck, becouse the bushing resistance is very little That’s not good when you go fast becouse you are wearing the truck a lot Is good on flat ground to pump from still, but will be nice to have harder bushings Then I’ll check back on the original setup, cause I’ll put back the yellows, I don’t want to ruin the board I keep thinking, maybe with some conic bushings very hard ..I don’t know if it could make sense Tight it more mean ruin the turnyness you was looking for , it wouldn’t make sense maybe also make the bushing higher, already in the article the guy was putting something under the bushing maybe could be on top instead, the feeling would be better But let’s check where the wheel bite arrive, cause I don’t like those thick risers they seems useless for the kind of turn there is no need of such riser Now I take them off I don’t like to have such a high center of gravity, mainly if it is useless Or maybe i can put a thinner riser, just for cushion. Let’s test again I kinda like it It turn a lot and feel much more like a surfskate also the fact that even carver have double conic bushing make me think that maybe we could have another combo to combine this crazy turn with a decent rebund I have with me the tools lo let’s don’t waist time and remoce the risers let’s see how it behave without the risers and with this bushings The possibility to remove them is such a grat news as I’m used to my DIY cruiser which is much lower even with big 70mm wheels take off the nuts is harder cause of the shape of the cx trucks but still possible using the T tool on an angle the t tool is excellent some people could say that on a surfskat is good to have a higher center of gravity cause you can pump better But I prefer to have some stability I like to keep it super lose, but being closer to the ground, just in case of emergency a lower set up stay more on the ground this riser feel super nice is also empty inside, could be even good for a drop through. One very experimental becouse is too thick to stay on top of the board we take off the riser and put back a naked truck when you remove a riser is good to switch the hardware for a shorter one, cause is ugly to see too long screws let’s check the wheelbite before to tight the nut. It doesn’t touch, it’s a win, we don’t need to put back the risers I don’t know why they make those mistakes I always thought that the cx trucks turn so much with less leaning, so even if they turn more don’t bite more than regular trucks So why they make the so hisgh with the risers? Is also controllable, becouse once the axle touch the truck it can turn anymore there is no risk of wheelbite in the front Anyway I’ll test them.