Method Skateboards Technology
At Method we strive for the cutting edge in product design. Our product lineup combines the best of high tech materials and technology with old school skateboard inspired designs. Our boards are designed to ride and are formulated for maximum function.
Longboard Carve Performance
The Method ZC Truck is a performance truck built specifically to give the rider a free flowing carving sensation. The Method ZC truck utilizes our patented geometry and Kingpin/Hanger Cap technology that forces our trucks to pivot on an artificially high angled roll axis. The result is an unbelievably surf like flow with incredible agility and highly controllable response.
The Method NC design is new technology truck built specifically to take advantage of a well known racing enhancement called a Negative Camber Angle (NC). Camber angles are used in the design of performance vehicles like the Formula 1 and drifting motorsports rides shown below.
In combination with our Method Velocity NC wheels, boards set up with Method NC Trucks carve hard, slide with ease and naturally self align to aid in the reduction of speed wobble.
Technically speaking, Wheel Camber angle is the angle between the vertical axis of the wheels and the vertical axis of the kingpin when viewed from the front or rear of the board. If the top of the wheel is farther out than the bottom (that is, away from the kingpin), it is called positive camber; if the bottom of the wheel is farther out than the top, it is called negative camber or NC. If there is no camber angle it is called zero camber or ZC.
A Negative Camber angle alters the handling qualities when cornering. This happens because it places the wheel at a more optimal angle to the riding surface, transmitting forces through the vertical plane of the wheel, rather than through a shear force across its face. For boards that have zero camber, the inside edge of the wheel begins to lift off of the ground when turning thereby reducing the area of contact. By applying negative camber, this effect is reduced, thereby maximizing the agility of the board.
Because the Method Velocity NC wheels and Method NC truck take advantage of an exaggerated negative camber, the carving sensation is pure.
Riders are amazed at how hard you can cut and carve. “Rides like a high end cruiser but cuts like a knife”…...
Method Skateboards advantages are undeniable:
- Excellent Stability: Over cracks, rough surfaces and landing tricks.
- Excellent Maneuverability: Ride with more control. You will find that you can turn sharper, quicker, and with greater ease.
- Radical Styling: Method Skateboards and Method NC Trucks are the most advanced developments to the Skateboard industry in years. The board draws a crowd. Prepare to be noticed…
- Eye catching Wheel Profile: Our radical Velocity NC wheel styling prevents shear stress from deforming the wheel.
- Unbelievable turning: You really need to experience the ride to believe it.
A356 T6 base, hanger and cap
Secondary T6 heat treat for added strength and durability
Grade 8 steel axles and kingpins
6-hole base plate both new school and old school mounting
- High End MDI Urethane bushing formula for ultimate rebound and vibration dampening
Our design philosophy is simple: Engineer the system so the decks and trucks create a synergistic feel. Provide something innovative and fun and don’t end up being to be a “me too” company.
At Method Skateboards we strive for the cutting edge in product design. Our product lineup combines the best of high tech materials and technology with old school skateboard inspired designs. Our boards are designed to ride and are formulated for maximum function.