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Title: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: pugmaster on August 03, 2010, 08:39:22 PM
Does anyone have any good/bad experiences with the indy lows?  I am big on 8 inch venture lows and am hesitant to try the indy version, as my experience with the highs sucked.  Thanks
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: camel filters on August 03, 2010, 09:27:59 PM
get indy lows. if you like turning that is.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Nameuser on August 03, 2010, 09:30:22 PM
Venture lows are outset a bit, wider wheel base so you get a more stable ride but slower snap of the tail on tricks.  Indy lows are inset a bit more, so more narrow wheel base, bit quicker turn and faster snap of the tail.  I also like the way Indys lock into tailslides, good baseplate bite.  If you want the most inset, quickest turn and fastest pop on your tail/nose get some Thunder lows.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: rodosone on August 04, 2010, 01:09:39 AM
the only problem i had with the indy lows is that i found the rubbers to be too small.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: mandibleclaw on August 04, 2010, 01:27:10 AM
the only problem i had with the indy lows is that i found the rubbers to be too small.
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Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: rodosone on August 04, 2010, 01:36:11 AM
^^^ haha gold!!!
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: snickelfritz on August 04, 2010, 05:40:32 AM
I had venture lows for an 8-inch board for about 2 years and loved them till the hanger cracked all gnarley, then i got indy lows and hated them due to the mellow/surfy style of turning vs what i was used to...so i put venture bushings in them and now they skate like a tad higher venture, shit works.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: pugmaster on August 04, 2010, 03:21:42 PM
Venture lows are outset a bit, wider wheel base so you get a more stable ride but slower snap of the tail on tricks.  Indy lows are inset a bit more, so more narrow wheel base, bit quicker turn and faster snap of the tail.  I also like the way Indys lock into tailslides, good baseplate bite.  If you want the most inset, quickest turn and fastest pop on your tail/nose get some Thunder lows.

If the wheel base is narrower, wouldn't the distance from tail to ground be greater?  I do know how thunders skate and I can't stand those.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: 3rd Person Jimmy on August 04, 2010, 04:36:41 PM
Venture lows are outset a bit, wider wheel base so you get a more stable ride but slower snap of the tail on tricks.?  Indy lows are inset a bit more, so more narrow wheel base, bit quicker turn and faster snap of the tail.?  I also like the way Indys lock into tailslides, good baseplate bite.?  If you want the most inset, quickest turn and fastest pop on your tail/nose get some Thunder lows.

If the wheel base is narrower, wouldn't the distance from tail to ground be greater??  I do know how thunders skate and I can't stand those.

Jimmy thinks you might want to think about it this way Pugmaster.  If Jimmy were to drill holes near the middle of Jimmy's board and mount the back truck there how fast the tail would touch the ground.  On the opposite end if Jimmy were to drill holes near the end of the tail and mount the back truck there how hard it would be to ollie.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: pugmaster on August 04, 2010, 06:11:53 PM
damn I never thought of it like that Jimmy.  Thanks. When it comes to how the base plate locks in on nose/tail slides do indy's drag more or less than ventures? So are the indy lows are still higher than venture lows?
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: gkn00dlez on August 04, 2010, 07:29:07 PM
One word. Thunder
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Klaus on August 04, 2010, 07:41:05 PM
indys
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Randozzi on August 04, 2010, 07:52:04 PM
indys
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: alcoskate on August 04, 2010, 08:35:16 PM
Theeve trucks are the best. venture highes sucked and so does indy and royol
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Stunts on August 04, 2010, 08:52:15 PM
Theeve trucks are the best. venture highes sucked and so does indy and royol

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Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: H8R part 4 on August 05, 2010, 08:13:01 AM
outside of what NHS has already manufactured, i don't think indy is going to make lows anymore? 
i can't say that for a fact but i know a lot of distributors haven't been stocking them at all.


 
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Dandy on August 05, 2010, 08:15:40 AM
One word. Thunder
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: very_undude on August 05, 2010, 08:38:44 AM
outside of what NHS has already manufactured, i don't think indy is going to make lows anymore?? 
i can't say that for a fact but i know a lot of distributors haven't been stocking them at all. 
when you say Distributors are you talking about Pure Distributors or the Manu Distro companies? 
Indy has definetly slimmed the color offerings for the lows but i am not sure they are doing away with it. 

Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: H8R part 4 on August 05, 2010, 09:06:45 AM
outside of what NHS has already manufactured, i don't think indy is going to make lows anymore?? 
i can't say that for a fact but i know a lot of distributors haven't been stocking them at all. 
when you say Distributors are you talking about Pure Distributors or the Manu Distro companies? 
Indy has definetly slimmed the color offerings for the lows but i am not sure they are doing away with it. 



i'm talking about distros like awh, southshore and alike, those guys aren't stocking too many lows.  even indys newest trucks(banner ad running on this site) are only available in standard/high.  i have yet to see lows being offered through their dsitributors but i don't know if thats the case if you went direct through NHS?

low trucks were introduced because people were skating 40mm wheels.  now people are starting to skate bigger wheels so it makes no sense to manufacture a truck that gives you instant wheel bite.  theeve, one of the newer trucks companies hasn't even bothered to make lows. 
also, i noticed a lot of companies are starting to get away from 5.0 trucks since people are starting to skate bigger boards and bigger boards means you need wider trucks.  boards companies also cut down the number of 7.5" size decks from their lines.  a lot of things are changing in skateboard hardgoods.   

       
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: very_undude on August 05, 2010, 09:40:42 AM
You said it man things are a changin.  Indy is not doing away with the lows but are scaling down the line and limiting the color ways for sure. 
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: MaryhillVibe on August 05, 2010, 10:40:32 AM
Indys....with one royal baseplate because your poor and its the only baseplate your shop had.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: carbonite on August 05, 2010, 11:13:56 AM
i wish Thunder would make 147 lows again
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Gnarwhal on August 05, 2010, 04:05:00 PM
Theeve trucks are the best. venture highes sucked and so does indy and royol
your kidding right?
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: pugmaster on August 05, 2010, 07:13:32 PM
outside of what NHS has already manufactured, i don't think indy is going to make lows anymore?? 
i can't say that for a fact but i know a lot of distributors haven't been stocking them at all. 
when you say Distributors are you talking about Pure Distributors or the Manu Distro companies? 
Indy has definetly slimmed the color offerings for the lows but i am not sure they are doing away with it. 



i'm talking about distros like awh, southshore and alike, those guys aren't stocking too many lows.  even indys newest trucks(banner ad running on this site) are only available in standard/high.  i have yet to see lows being offered through their dsitributors but i don't know if thats the case if you went direct through NHS?

low trucks were introduced because people were skating 40mm wheels.  now people are starting to skate bigger wheels so it makes no sense to manufacture a truck that gives you instant wheel bite.  theeve, one of the newer trucks companies hasn't even bothered to make lows. 
also, i noticed a lot of companies are starting to get away from 5.0 trucks since people are starting to skate bigger boards and bigger boards means you need wider trucks.  boards companies also cut down the number of 7.5" size decks from their lines.  a lot of things are changing in skateboard hardgoods.   




Highs are not necessary for 50's or 51's... which is what the majority of street skateboarders skate, or end up skating (from keeping their wheels so long).  Peeps should just land their shit cleaner or put wax on top of their wheel bite marks a la koston steelo. I have noticed a change in the size of boards though that certain shops will carry.  I wanted to skate a 7.5 for shits and giggles and ended up having to make my own by shaving a 7.75 down with a roto-zip.  I don't think I will do it again though, size 12 foot on sebun-n-a-half equals board destroyed almost instantly (im 210 pounds of fun).
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: deanzOOO on August 05, 2010, 07:56:42 PM

Highs are not necessary for 50's or 51's... which is what the majority of street skateboarders skate, or end up skating (from keeping their wheels so long).?  Peeps should just land their shit cleaner or put wax on top of their wheel bite marks a la koston steelo. I have noticed a change in the size of boards though that certain shops will carry.?  I wanted to skate a 7.5 for shits and giggles and ended up having to make my own by shaving a 7.75 down with a roto-zip.?  I don't think I will do it again though, size 12 foot on sebun-n-a-half equals board destroyed almost instantly (im 210 pounds of fun).

I skate 147high thunders on 51s, might not be necessary but it's just what I like. Ontop of that I deffinatly still get wheelbite, saying that I do skate trucks about as lose as they are out of the factory
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: pugmaster on August 08, 2010, 04:15:07 PM
Well thanks for the input, I ordered the indys and if they blow then I guess I can sell em or give em away to some trife ass kid.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Albinskejt on August 08, 2010, 04:26:54 PM
Been skating thunders for years, not sure if I'm riding low,mid or high now though. Probably need higher since I always end up getting wheelbites... How long do you guys skate a pair of trucks?My last two pairs has gotten worse and worse after a couple of months, barely turning and wheelbiting instead.
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: guapo on August 08, 2010, 04:30:42 PM
Well thanks for the input, I ordered the indys and if they blow then I guess I can sell em or give em away to some trife ass kid.
you could always send them this way ;)
im surprised no one mentioned Royals, which are also a good recomendation. id really like to try some indys, so if anyone has a used pair they'd want to trade or sell for cheap, pm me ;)
Title: Re: Independent Lows VS. Venture Lows
Post by: Skwisgaar Skwigelf on August 08, 2010, 05:41:02 PM
Does anyone have any good/bad experiences with the indy lows?  I am big on 8 inch venture lows and am hesitant to try the indy version, as my experience with the highs sucked.  Thanks
I have Indy lows and I can confidently tell you that they WILL feel different than Ventures, but in a good way. Besides, Indys don't require a wrench for the top two bolts... that's what always annoyed me about Venture. ::)