With weight being a huge issue in todays skateboarding, Caliber came up with a solution to lighten up their product by hollowing out the king pin as well as the axel on this model of trucks. By offering this construction they were able to shed 35g off their non-hollow designed 8.5", an instantly noticeable difference when compared side by side. Everything else as far as hanger width and sitting height remained the same which helps to promise the same performance while trimming the unneeded fat. The hollow axle is heat treated to ensure no strength is compromised during the mining procedure leaving the same sustainably grind-able hanger that will last through all the 50-50's you can dream up!!
I was fortunate during the testing period of these trucks to tote them with me literally across the country while skating them every stop along the way during the Bustin YoStates Tour. Parks were poached and ditches were surfed all the while experiencing the same trusted performance from my considerably lighter trucks. I have ridden, and reviewed, the non-hollow Calibers and I was very pleased to find the same stability they are so known for was still there despite the different layup. In fact, I felt no real difference minus the fact my current set up was lighter causing me to ollie higher and flip faster during the execution of even my small bag of tricks. The king pin is still tucked way down there behind the hanger giving you plenty of life in these bad boys and trust me, you're going to want to use every bit of it!
JAH Bless y'all and thank you for taking the time to read through my thoughts on another B.O.O.B. approved skate product!