FREEBORD

GENERATION 5

FREEBORD 5

Everything Better

Development is deeply connected to Riders braking the Limits of the Product. We’ve been watching and listening to the Riders and implemented as many improvements as possible. Start scrolling and find out what to expect from the new Generation 5 models.

The Freebord 5 is the definition of progression. This design features a traditional kingpin for maximum stability. We are proud to introduce the super-sized bushings for a reliable return to center. Implementing the same geometry since 1998 these trucks are built to last.

TRUCK 5

 

The first model was made

1997

After 20+ years of evolution and rider driven innovation, we have engineered the best product on the market. Each generation of trucks comes with improvements on the hangers, baseplates, separate castor assembly. No need to replace the whole truck, change only the castor or the hanger and switch between 5 and 5X quickly.

These trucks are perfect for riders looking to push the limits and test their skills.

HANGER 5

1
Hanger
2
Kingpin
3
Bushing
4
Baseplate
1

Hanger

These hangers include a 3˚ instead of 4° bend to maximize contact surface of edge wheels.
2

Traditional Kingpin

The traditional kingpin provides maximum response and edge power. The angle of the kingpin and compression of the bushings remind of the turning radius of the Alpha Trucks.
3

Bushing

Introducing the super-sized bushing for maximum stability and return to center. We have finally implemented an appropriate size bushing to pair with a 330mm hanger for more sensitive adjustments.
4

Baseplate

Back to the skate standard, simple, light and strong!

EVOLUTION OF THE 5

FB-112
~1997
Alpha
~2000
G2
~2004
G3
~2008
G3-R
~2015
FB-5
~1998

WHAT YOU GET FROM THE 5

Benefits

  • Separate Castor
  • Super sized Bushings
  • lighter and stronger
  • higher adjust ability
  • reliable return to center
  • 3° bend
  • more stability
  • better turning radius
  • Easy Replacement
  • Screw placement skate standard
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FREEBORD 5X

New Possibilities

The Freebord 5X is the future of snowboarding the streets. Our team has engineered a truck system that carves and slides just like a snowboard. The new geometry gives riders a wider turning radius than the original design. If you ready to hold an edge these trucks are made for you.

The Freebord 5X is the future of snowboarding the streets. Our team has engineered a truck system that carves and slides just like a snowboard. The new geometry gives riders a wider turning radius than the original design. If you ready to hold an edge these trucks are made for you.

TRUCK 5X

 

24 Years In The Making

Snowboarders tested and approved

The independent hanger arms allow for a deeper carve that rides like no other board on the market. The rebound of the springs absorbs impact and helps dampen vibrations. Designed to help first time riders master edge control. Tricks previously thought impossible are now within your reach.

HANGER 5X

1
Independent Suspension
2
New Geometry
3
Springs
4
EZ-blocks
1

Independent Suspension

Each hanger arm is now capable of compressing independently from the others. The new system helps dampen vibrations and absorb impact to create a smoother feeling ride.
2

New Geometry

To capture the feeling of surfing powder we decided to implement a wider turning radius. With these trucks you can really dig your edge in and make deep carves.
3

Springs

The hanger arms are spring loaded. Getting started has never been easier or more convenient. Upgrades include soft/hard springs.
4

EZ-blocks

Featuring the EZ-blocks to swap out springs with ease.

DEVELOPMENT OF THE 5X

Initial Concept

2017

After years of atrocious, Frankenstein prototypes we landed on two independent hanger arms revealing the potential for new tricks.

Functional Prototype

2018

Working with a product design company we developed a functional prototype that surpassed our expectations and felt incredible when riding downhills.

Incremental Prototype

2019

We eliminated the plastic components used on the previous prototype and started testing the internal mechanism for split castor system.

Refining Prototype

2019

Seeking validation of the new product we tested the prototype with our pro riders on some of the best hills in San Francisco and Switzerland. It was absolutely necessary to gain feedback from both top-tier riders and our community.

Design for Manufacturability

2017

We listened to the feedback from our existing riders and made minor changes to the geometry. We implemented the EZ-Blocks to make changing the springs easy for all riders. The design of the hanger arms were optimized for doing flat ground tricks.

WHAT YOU GET FROM THE 5X

Benefits

  • Separate Castor
  • Super sized Bushings
  • lighter and stronger
  • higher adjust ability
  • reliable return to center
  • 3° bend
  • more stability
  • better turning radius
  • Easy Replacement
  • Screw placement skate standard
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CASTOR 5

1
Bolt
2
Baseplate
3
Bearing
4
Spring Sytem
1

Bolt

Bolt instead of a rivet. Open and assembling your castor enables you to fix or replace pieces.
2

Baseplate

Back to the skate standard, simple, light and strong!
3

Bearing

Rode in the rain, salt and snow? No problem anymore, open you Castor and replace the bearing easily.
4

Spring System

No more crooked center wheel due to the new spring system. Wheels will always snap into place perfectly.

WHAT YOU GET FROM THE 5X

CASTOR

  • new spring system
  • snap into place perfectly
  • open easily with bolt
  • clean or replace pieces
  • get to the bearings