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TnR Designs foot stop

Post by Glenn S » Thu Jul 24, 2003 6:08 pm

Found this site that sells the foot stop that I think Michael Dong is currently using on his decks.

http://www.tnrdesigns.com/skateboards.htm

Anyone else using these? What do you think?

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Post by Howard Gordon » Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:06 am

They're fantastic. Toe blocks have always scared me, but this one doesn't trap the foot, and it totally works.

I have always had trouble at tight slalom because my front foot works its way up the nose until I lose turning leverage as well as rear traction. I could not believe how much control I gained after installing this block.

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Post by Terry Kirby » Fri Jul 25, 2003 1:59 am

I have one to and I have to agree with Howards comments. Well engineered and well made. How do you think the Donganator puts down those fast cyber times!

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:05 am

For some reason I've never concerned myself with toe blocks. Seems rather extraneous.

Now, SIDE RAILS might be something else again entirely! :razz:

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Post by Terry Kirby » Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:06 am

Thats because you stand funny Wes.

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Post by Wesley Tucker » Fri Jul 25, 2003 2:14 am

Then I'd doing a helluva lot better than Janene Garafalo: she stands there and isn't the LEAST BIT funny!

I know, y'all are trying to have a serious discussion about various appliances to keep your feet on the board and here I am cracking wise.

Now back to your regular programming.

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Post by Shane McFarland » Sat Jul 26, 2003 10:43 pm

i could use some info on toe blocks.
im just now (today)started having this problem with my front foot moving way foward.
the back end got real light a few times.
so does any one know how to build one,or know where i could see some pictures of them?
any info would be helpful.
Thanks,
Shane.

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Post by Jani Soderhall » Sat Jul 26, 2003 11:01 pm

It would be great to see a picture with one of those on a board. It's hard to imagine how it is supposed to work.

Thank's.

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Post by Eddy Martinez » Wed Jul 30, 2003 6:29 am

Shaun try using some l-wedges,you can pick them up at your local hardware store. I took mine to a machine shop and had the edges rounded out. Eddy Texas Outlaw.

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Post by Tony Gale » Wed Jul 30, 2003 8:26 am

Here are some pics:

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Hope this clears some questions.
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Post by Howard Gordon » Wed Jul 30, 2003 3:13 pm

I actually angled mine a bit:

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Post by Gary Holl » Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:50 pm

I just purchased two of these and mounted them on my tioght and hybrid boards....very functional, great craftsmanship. you can see afew photos of them on my boards at http://homepage.mac.com/garyholl
head over to the "gary's sponsor" page.

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Post by Sam Gordon » Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:17 am

Placed as far forward as possible, this Tnr block allows the foot to be right over the front truck (in this case a Radikal) whilst preventing 'foot creep' over a comparatively short nose. The block is a simple design, beautifully engineered and one that will accomodate both goofy and regular riders.

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Post by Dave Gale » Mon Jan 05, 2004 10:04 pm

Myself, I prefer wood to anything! I make my own from Mahogany..
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Post by RL » Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:37 am

I question having my front foot over the truck on the S Camber. Seems the flex will be limited then. Maybe TK will tell us where he mounts his on the Roe S Camber.
I need a block for sure. My foot creeps foward and I need to to find the right spot for proper flex and lock into it.
TNR looks like a good one though pricey.

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New Batch of TNR toe-stops

Post by Michael Dong » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:30 am

Tony of TNR designs has another batch (the last one) of foot stops. I think he now has 24 of these left. Tony and I designed this footstop after the 2002 Worlds in Morro Bay after my foot slid forward after the ramp start on every one of my runs in the final 4.

My first attempt at a footstop after Morro 2002 was to put a seismic baseplate on the top of my board. It worked pretty good but was way too tall and trapped my foot if I wanted step off in the middle of a run. It also had no adjustment fore and aft. Over the next couple of years Tony and I worked on several prototypes. The current design completely fits the bill for adjustability, easy step out, and safety (no sharp edges on top of the board).

For me and my riding style, front foot placement relative to the front wheels is critical for optimum pump. Even with 40 grit griptape, my foot will slide forward when pumping at maximum if I don't have a foot-stop.

These are CNC'd from billet aluminum - durable and light.

No, I don't get a dime for any of the sales. Just a plug for a good product that has helped me get much faster on a slalom board.

To get one go to www.tnrdesigns.com

Michael

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Post by Erik Basil » Thu Feb 02, 2006 6:55 pm

FYI, there are 18 of these left, as of Jan 31st.
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Post by Sean Cunningham » Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:25 pm

Erik Basil wrote:FYI, there are 18 of these left, as of Jan 31st.
Just ordered one? Hmm... I want it so bad... just don't feel like shoveling out the money for one.
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Post by Erik Basil » Thu Feb 02, 2006 10:22 pm

It arrived and everything! I had to bite my lip on the price, too, but I wanted it for a particular board we're product-testing at Silverfish. I can tell you this: it's very cleanly made. Nice stuff.
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Post by Sean Cunningham » Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:11 am

Erik Basil wrote:It arrived and everything! I had to bite my lip on the price, too, but I wanted it for a particular board we're product-testing at Silverfish. I can tell you this: it's very cleanly made. Nice stuff.
Hmm... So is it worth it over a $1 (if that much) conventional bushing bolted on top of the mounting holes?
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Post by Erik Basil » Fri Feb 03, 2006 6:06 pm

Did I mention that "Chicks dig it"?

You be the judge.
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Post by Marion Karr » Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:34 pm

I need to take a picture of it but I have installed a foot block on my Axe using a 1/2 hard riser (Dooks or something generic) with a Pocketpistol Wedge riser on top of it (I will take a pic tonight). I in the care of my Axe, I have it set up for Tight so my front truck is in the shortest wheelbase position so I just screwed the toe block to the extra set of holes using short hardware and neoprene backed washers. I used this set up in Dublin on a very tight course (5' to 6/5' spacings) and it worked great. Never did I feel like my foot was going to slide off of my board.

I have not installed one yet on my other boards (PPS GS/Hybrid foam core and 36" PPS foam core) but plan on doing so especially on the shorter of the two. I have C block kits on both but need some support of my foot.

I will post a pic of my Axe tomorrow.
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Post by Casey Franklin » Sun May 06, 2007 5:35 pm

I just use a Khrio barrel bottom as a toe stop...cheap but it works great.

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Post by Lenny Poage » Mon May 07, 2007 4:02 pm

Casey Franklin wrote:I just use a Khrio barrel bottom as a toe stop...cheap but it works great.
I actually use a couple bushings as a stop, but the principle's the same. I agree, cheap and works: 2 of my faves!
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