Thunder trucks are known all over the world for their low weight and durability of materials. The Black Widow skateboard trucks are so amazingly good that we decided to import them also at 148mm. Without any doubt these trucks by Thunder are their new addition to the massive range of trucks for even faster response, lighter design and unmatched levels of control and durability. Guaranteed for life.
How to select the most appropriate truck size for your skateboard?
Every skateboard truck brand represents size a little bit differently so it is easy to get puzzled. We measure trucks either by the width of the hanger or the width of the axle. The hanger is that metal part (triangular in shape) and is the largest part of your truck. The kingpin passes through the hanger and keeps all truck parts together.
In general we pick our truck when its axle has the same width as our deck.
Here below you may find the most common combinations of trucks and decks:
6"-7.25" truck axle - 6.5" to 7.25" skateboard decks
7.5" truck axle - 7.25 to 7.5" skateboard decks
7.75" truck axle - 7.5” to 8" skateboard decks
8.0" truck axle - 8” to 8.5" skateboard decks
8.5" truck axle - 8.5” to 9" skateboard decks
9.0" truck axle - 9” to 10” skateboard decks
10.0" truck axle - 10” and above skateboard decks
What truck profile height do you need?
Truck profile is the distance from the lowest deck point up to the hanger. The mid truck is the most commonly used. However low and high trucks are more appropriate for different skateboarding styles.
Great stability for flip tricks and is specifically designed for small wheels (48-51mm recommended size)
The most common truck profile for street or skate park skateboarding, specifically designed for medium sized wheels (52-56mm recommended size)
Ideal for cruising and carving and is designed for those large wheels (57mm+ recommended size)
Non compatible riser brands: Arbor, Diamond, Dooks, Girl, Independent, Loaded, Paris, Rayne, Sector 9.
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