The Avenger plate offers a 45 degree action and full a customized feel for the skater.
Pivot adjustment: Pivot pins are not factory adjusted. Always adjust the pivot pins so that the ball just touches the bottom of the Delrin pivot cup.
The pivot pin adjustment should be checked regularly once installed. Do not assume the pivot pin adjustment is correct if no
movement is felt when checking the adjustment. It could be adjusted longer than necessary. Pivot pins adjusted too long can
cause the skate to have an unpleasant “darting” feel when skating. If the pivot pin ball does not touch the pivot cup you will be
able to press down on the truck assembly and feel or see a slight movement of the pivot pin into and out of the cup. Adjust the
pivot pin until the pressure applied to the truck no longer results in this movement. When satisfied that the pivot pin is resting
with slight pressure in the pivot cup, secure the pivot pin lock nut firmly against the truck housing. NEVER skate your plates with
the pivot pin lock nuts improperly tightened. Loose pivot pins will self-adjust and possibly damage the threads in the trucks.
The DA45 truck is very unique when compared to other trucks on the market. Due to its extreme angle it must use a special set
of cushions, one “barrel” and one “conical” cushion. We developed a special urethane with 4 different hardness levels to fine
tune the action of your skate.
Blue – 72A
Yellow – 79A
Purple – 85A
Red – 93A
Tips for tuning your action.
1) Remember a stiff action may make a skater feel more stable initially, however, it has several adverse side effects. The
most important one to consider is the amount of force needed to make the skate do what you want it to do. The stiffer
the action, the harder you need to work to get the skate to turn. This effort can lead to premature wear or failure of
boots or worse, your feet. A simple rule of thumb. The stiffer the action, the more the SKATE controls where you are
going. The softer the action, the more YOU control where you are going. How is that again? You say you have
experienced a loose action behave like it has a mind of its own?? Not so. The skate is simply going where you tell it to
go and you are over correcting. The more you over correct, the more erratic the skating becomes.
2) The DA45 action turns more quickly and easily than any other design on the market. It will go exactly where you tell it
to go if properly adjusted. Do not hamper this ability by over tightening the action. If you can see the side of the barrel
cushion even starting to bulge out the side, you have the action too tight and you should use a stiffer cushion set. Over
tightening the action can cause the entire skate to fail.
3) Do not loosen the action more than necessary. If you can easily turn the cone cushion retainer with your fingers, the
action is too loose. Use softer cushions to get the desired turning behavior.
4) Cushion sets can be split to get optimum tuning. Typically a softer cone is used with a harder barrel cushion. An
example is a purple barrel with a blue cone cushion. While this give an overall feel similar to a pair of yellow cushions,
the purple barrel will provide a better push than the yellow barrel and the blue cone will compensate for the extra
stiffness of the purple barrel.
5) It is essential to experiment with your skates to find the best setting for you. It is also essential to verify you are using
the best setting for your improving skills by continuing to experiment.
6) Remember to adjust the pivot pins after adjusting or replacing cushions.
*Weights are an average of several production samples. Weights will vary due to manufacturing production limits.