This model was built to better understand the dynamics of a turning skateboard truck. You can tilt
the skateboard, and determine different outputs for a given truck hanger angle, and rake (axle
offset to hanger pivot axis).
The model does not consider wheel bite, the range of motion of each truck or other
This is a math model to show functional concepts.
Axle direction is zero when board is pointing straight ahead.
Note, we're actually moving the math model to obtain values in the chart below; occasionally the
model gets out of sync. Graph data shows as 180° - value. (Gimbal lock...) If that happens, just
reload/reset the page and try again.
Model uses 75mm wheels, board height of 130mm (assuming 12.5mm extra riser to prevent wheel
The Russian tilt calculation comes from "Dynamics and Stability of the Simplest Skateboard Model"
by Andrey V. Kremnev and Alexander S. Kuleshov.