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Title: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Jordick on July 31, 2015, 09:10:49 AM
Post whatever about shitty trucks, whether they are ugly as shit, stupid color way/graphic, or just were shitty trucks.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: N.L. on July 31, 2015, 10:48:43 AM
Any truck that isn't Indy, Thunder, Krux or Ace....

Seriously though, I wish I had a photo of these plastic baseplate Trackers that Mike McGill forced on me. One long-distance ollie to axle and the baseplates ripped right off. Shit. Never forgave McGill for that.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: oyolar on July 31, 2015, 01:12:33 PM
I had some Silvers when I was younger and they had just came out.  A few months after getting them (but hadn't skated them much because I got them for Christmas and I was in Chicago), the pivot snapped in half doing a 180 on flat.  I mean the actual "metal" part that goes into the pivot cap too.  I returned them and got another pair of Silvers (or maybe it was just the one?  I don't remember.) for like half price.  A week or two later, I did a pop shove it on flat, it started to flip and I landed primo.  I noticed the board wasn't rolling right so I looked at my trucks and noticed one of the front wheels wasn't touching the ground.  I pried it off and the axel was bent so badly that I couldn't get the wheel back on.  I went to the skateshop and asked the manager about it.  Apparently so many people were coming back to the shops to return their pairs or complain that they had a box full of Silvers that they were shipping back to Syndrome.  I threw mine in that pile, bought a pair of Thunders and have never looked back.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: dillanharp on July 31, 2015, 02:34:14 PM
I snapped the kingpin on a pair of Orions in 96 when I weighed 110lbs. Had the trucks for like 2 months.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Xen on July 31, 2015, 03:51:37 PM
Old School Graphite Gullwings, ground down to the axles in a few hours.
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r643/darb7/Gullwingiv_zps6d8d05db.jpg)
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Beer Keg Peg Leg on July 31, 2015, 04:12:05 PM
i heard ace trucks suck dick (whats up vegan)
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: pinch a loaf on July 31, 2015, 05:40:43 PM
i heard ace trucks suck dick (whats up vegan)
I tried some and they will not grind. Hop on something and they just stop. Fine for a cruiser I guess.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Tracer on July 31, 2015, 05:45:54 PM
Tensor Maglights are only good for the crazy light baseplate with a different hanger.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Willie on July 31, 2015, 07:09:56 PM
Old School Graphite Gullwings, ground down to the axles in a few hours.
(http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r643/darb7/Gullwingiv_zps6d8d05db.jpg)


I saw a dude skating these last week. They were his "chunky coping truck". They seemed to grind well and they still sounded like a grind because the axle was sticking out (probably doesn't take long). Still think copers would do the same thing.



What was that "Batwing" truck? Those were the worst...
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: FrenchFuck on July 31, 2015, 07:17:48 PM
Any truck that isn't Indy, Thunder, Krux or Ace
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: OldManSkate on July 31, 2015, 07:18:28 PM
Theeve CSX V3. Garbage! Quality was just terrible, axles weren't the same diameter on both sides. Grind like shit too.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: vegan*shawn on July 31, 2015, 07:51:44 PM
i heard ace trucks suck dick (whats up vegan)

Best trucks on the market, I have had no issues with them. Ground two pairs to the axle. They are like old indy's but way lighter.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Stanley Spadowski on July 31, 2015, 09:43:44 PM
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Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: vegan*shawn on July 31, 2015, 10:08:21 PM
(http://i59.tinypic.com/dbh1dc.jpg)
(http://i60.tinypic.com/302t8xy.jpg)

I had these, Birdhouse board and I think Union wheels. The clip basically broke within the first couple of weeks making the trucks useless.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on August 01, 2015, 04:13:03 AM
Any truck that isn't Indy, Thunder, Krux or Ace

I think there are other brand that have great product but people are to used to the big ones and scared to try new things.
If i was like BMC i would buy all this different brands just to try them out.
The other day i saw some Destructo X Antiz truck in my local that looked really great, hollow king pin and a indy kinda silhuette. They looked quality.
Also Fury, i dont know whats up with the brand, i dont see any marketing to them but they done a Sweet skateboard collab maybe 2 years ago. That time Sweet was big in Portugal and was found everywhere, so many people rode the trucks, including a friend of mine that really liked his pair. I really loved their lowcard collab!
Oh an theeve, i've heard mixed experiences but i think they look good, just never really saw a pair in person, except for some old ass CSX ones...
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: finknoos on August 01, 2015, 05:49:10 AM
Old School Graphite Gullwings, ground down to the axles in a few hours.
http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r643/darb7/Gullwingiv_zps6d8d05db.jpg (http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r643/darb7/Gullwingiv_zps6d8d05db.jpg)


I saw a dude skating these last week. They were his "chunky coping truck". They seemed to grind well and they still sounded like a grind because the axle was sticking out (probably doesn't take long). Still think copers would do the same thing.



What was that "Batwing" truck? Those were the worst...

do you mean these?

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y122/Chilemac/Wheels%20and%20pieces/Kreeper2.jpg)
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: BMCsteve on August 01, 2015, 06:38:20 AM
Any truck that isn't Indy, Thunder, Krux or Ace

I think there are other brand that have great product but people are to used to the big ones and scared to try new things.
If i was like BMC i would buy all this different brands just to try them out.
The other day i saw some Destructo X Antiz truck in my local that looked really great, hollow king pin and a indy kinda silhuette. They looked quality.
Also Fury, i dont know whats up with the brand, i dont see any marketing to them but they done a Sweet skateboard collab maybe 2 years ago. That time Sweet was big in Portugal and was found everywhere, so many people rode the trucks, including a friend of mine that really liked his pair. I really loved their lowcard collab!
Oh an theeve, i've heard mixed experiences but i think they look good, just never really saw a pair in person, except for some old ass CSX ones...

I like to waste my money so you guys don't have to :)

Over the years I've only had two pairs of trucks that I would consider shitty - Tensor Magnesium R2 (had those around 2006) and Titan Ti-Lite (around 2004 I think).  I hate to call Theeve a bad truck but I had two pairs of Tiking's where the kingpin rounded off the baseplate and literally fell out of the truck.  Unfortunately that was enough to make me give up on an otherwise great truck.

Every other truck I've skated comes down to preference.  I have not skated Silver, Royal, Mini Logo or Ace

Right now I'm on Indy 149 Ti and I don't see myself switching any time soon
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: 360 frip on August 01, 2015, 06:52:42 AM
Indy's are the only trucks I've had where the hanger literally cracked in two. Skating flat and manuals mainly.

Venture used to have axels that slipped all the time too...

Did anyone ever skate Ricky Oyola's fave the Zed Roller?
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: JAesop on August 01, 2015, 07:51:28 AM
Theeve were def not for me either. The whole bushing/ pivot issue and I didn't like the geometry. L

Oh yeah and Ranalli or Motobuilt. The Ranalli hangers would bend in about a minute. But that was a long time ago.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: victor doom on August 01, 2015, 08:18:51 AM
Royal 5's. Tried them when they first came out.Positives were that they turned pretty good and was a good weight, negative was that the kingpin and the pivot on the trucks were like glass. Indy and Thunder and fuck everything else
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Noble Experiment on August 01, 2015, 09:05:29 AM
Other than Indys I've only owned three other sets of trucks from when I started til now (not including some shitty action trucks I had on an Xgames deck, which was my first board ever):
Destructo
Royal
Venture
I was not a fan of the Royals. The turning was meh, and they grinded weird; it was a weird laggy feeling grind, I had to kinda tug forward a bit while grinding to get a good grind out of them. Imagine the feeling of grinding on an underwaxed chunky curb; that's how they felt everytime, even on really smooth and waxed curbs. I ended breaking them on some flatground trick that I can't remember a week after getting them. The kingpin and baseplate both broke at once. I've heard they've fixed them up since then and that they're a lot better now, and I have at least a couple friends who swear by them, but I think I'm good on trying another pair.

I remember I needed some new trucks one summer, and I had been saving all my money up for a while to buy some. I went to the shop and asked for Indys, but they were all out and didn't know when the next NHS shipment was. I needed trucks really bad, and the only trucks they had that seemed worth getting were some Ventures; low 5.0's with a red hanger and white baseplate. I didn't wanna wait lord knows how long for the next Indy package to arrive at the shop, so I bought the ventures. Right off the bat, the turning bothered the shit outta me. I can't really explain it but they just didn't feel right. This was around the time when I rode super loose trucks too, and for some reason I just could not make them loose enough no matter how hard I tried. It wasn't til I cut the bushings in half and ditched the bottom washers until I finally got them to my liking, and even then they still turned very weird to me. They grinded okay and held up well, but I just couldn't learn to like how they turned. I was so bummed because I was young at the time and money was hard to come by, so I was stuck with those trucks for the whole summer before I had enough money again to buy some Indys. Lesson learned: Stick with what you know you like, unless you are financially stable enough to experiment.

As for the destructos.... I liked em. They grinded well, and the turning felt very close to Indys if I remember correctly. Ended up cracking the hangers on one of the trucks though after only a month or so.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: fulfillthedream on August 01, 2015, 04:49:41 PM
The only trucks i had that were so bad were some Theeve CSX- i had to put the old thunders back on and pretty much never rode anything else besides the 147 hi's
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: layzieyez on August 01, 2015, 09:19:04 PM
I only needed five minutes riding and "grinding" on my friend's z-rollers to know that gimmick was unrideable.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: timv on August 02, 2015, 04:59:28 AM
Z-rollers are extremely heavy. They were fun to ride on the street for the gimmick though. You could literally just roll up a curb and keep grinding/rolling as long as you wanted.

I wish I still had my old pair, people pay a lot for them on eBay.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: N.L. on August 02, 2015, 03:27:19 PM
Stage 9 were terrible.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: TehPwnzorer on August 02, 2015, 03:33:31 PM
How about the worst (or least favourite perhaps) stage of Indies? I liked the 10s a lot more than the 11s due to the height, but the extra clearance on the 11s is nice.
Just get stage 11 with forged baseplate then....(Hollows, Titaniums) Same height as standard stage 10....
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Noble Experiment on August 02, 2015, 04:56:53 PM
Stage 9 were terrible.
Indeed. Either the baseplate would crack because of the holes they intentionally put in the middle, or they would get an axle slip.
I haven't tried the stage 11s yet so I can't say; still on a set of stage 10s I got a year or two back.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Xen on August 02, 2015, 05:40:36 PM
Quote from: TehPwnzorer  link=topic=86849.msg2363426#msg2363426 date=1438554811
How about the worst (or least favourite perhaps) stage of Indies? I liked the 10s a lot more than the 11s due to the height, but the extra clearance on the 11s is nice.
Just get stage 11 with forged baseplate then....(Hollows, Titaniums) Same height as standard stage 10....

I'm an asshole but 55mm feels too tall (even on theeves and ACES) at times, especially with conical bushings; I prefer mid trucks/forged plates.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Sk.A.T.A.N on August 02, 2015, 06:24:19 PM
Stage 9 were terrible.
Indeed. Either the baseplate would crack because of the holes they intentionally put in the middle, or they would get an axle slip.
I haven't tried the stage 11s yet so I can't say; still on a set of stage 10s I got a year or two back.

I really like my stage 11... I got the forged ones so i dont have the additional height problem.
The 9's are indeed the worst, my friends had some reynolds (the white and gold ones) and they were shitty, cracked baseplates and slipping axle in no time... But the 9 lows were some nightmare shit, other friend of mine had the koston's (black and gold) and they were bad in every way possible!
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: 2thick on August 02, 2015, 06:28:02 PM
stage 8s best Indys, still have a pretty new set that I'm probably never going to skate
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: franquietits on August 02, 2015, 08:12:21 PM
I had neon green phantoms with the shock pad on them once in my teens. I actually progressed on them a little bit, but years later I set up a hand me down for friend and threw em on & they felt pretty bad (probably was the bushing).

Wouldn't post if I was getting them myself, but i cant:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Independent-Trucks-139-Stage-7-Og-Vintage-Skateboard-/381324255051?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c8b25f4b (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Independent-Trucks-139-Stage-7-Og-Vintage-Skateboard-/381324255051?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c8b25f4b)

they look like a solid rare find   
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Tufty on August 02, 2015, 11:54:35 PM
 I always had problems with every truck I owned but I stick with Indies.

Destructo: My first trucks. Broke in a year while learning crooked grinds. The metal ring that divides upper and bottom bushing broke. Many friends had problems with these mostly breaking the hanger.

Venture: I got a pair after the destructos. After 6 month baseplate broke. A friend gave me another, then kigpin broke within a week. I replaced the kigpin then baseplate broke again in a few weeks.... I threw them away.

Indies stage 9: Even though I liked them, baseplate broke after a year. Then a friend gave me baseplate and It broke after another year. I still have the hangers and I may use them if my current trucks break. I also rode a pair of 149s but I couldnt always find a board bigger than 8.1 and I sold them after a year of riding them.

Indies stage 10: When I bought them I didnt notice the lack of clearance between hanger and kigpin. Then I was bummed. I actually did a modification I bought loose bushings and I tightened my trucks so that the kigpins stick out and then I cut the kigpins with the help of a metalsmith. Keep in mind that I am tall and heavier than most dudes so I have to tighten my trucks more to experience the same looseness with smaller dudes. Then I kept them until the extra clearance disappeared I think 1.5 years after that. Then a kigpin broke and I stopped riding them as I had some thunders

Thunders hollows: This was a present from a girl. I always wanted to try them and she bought them during a trip in NY. She asked my friends about Size etc. WORST TRUCK I EVER HAD. Even though the turning was similar to indies and I set them up at the same tightness the amount of wheelbite was underable. I put some risers as those were lows but nothing changed. I sold them to a kid in less than a week.

My present pair of trucks is yet another modification. I got a pair of indie lows baseplates from a friend then I cut some bushings shorter and I used the hangers from my Stage 10s. This way I gained a lot of clearance between kigpin and hanger and I rode them for another 2 years. However the axle slips and soon will be visible.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Xen on August 03, 2015, 10:54:47 AM
http://www.torktrux.com/#!trucks/citr (http://www.torktrux.com/#!trucks/citr)

(http://static.wixstatic.com/media/f39d01_c99839ad923cd63168f1a047206b1bfb.jpg_srb_p_670_895_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srb)
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on August 04, 2015, 12:55:55 AM
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hahaha I remember that and thinking to myself (for maybe a total of 3 seconds) that seems like a cool idea but yeah ...

Tracker had some shockers didn't they? Remember Tracker aggros? *shudders*
Or what about those all plastic looking ones they did back in the 80's vert days?

My worst pair was probably a brand called "San Diego Trucks"
Remember when super indie brands like Milk and Acme etc. seemed cool in 92? Yeah well I splurged on a pair of these trucks and they were terrible...
What about the whole floating axle gimmick? LOL
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Joeleo on August 06, 2015, 07:06:17 AM
ACE trucks have not been good to me, they bend and my front trucks axel has shifted to the left and the right side is short now  :-\
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Xen on August 06, 2015, 08:35:14 AM
ACE trucks have not been good to me, they bend and my front trucks axel has shifted to the left and the right side is short now  :-\

[email protected] for warranty info
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on August 06, 2015, 08:43:19 AM
When I was a kid I had those Tensors with the wax in the baseplates and they basically disintegrated.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: ZEBRA on August 06, 2015, 12:13:36 PM
I had neon green phantoms with the shock pad on them once in my teens. I actually progressed on them a little bit, but years later I set up a hand me down for friend and threw em on & they felt pretty bad (probably was the bushing).

Wouldn't post if I was getting them myself, but i cant:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Independent-Trucks-139-Stage-7-Og-Vintage-Skateboard-/381324255051?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c8b25f4b (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Independent-Trucks-139-Stage-7-Og-Vintage-Skateboard-/381324255051?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58c8b25f4b)

they look like a solid rare find   

Someone tell Geoff Rowley. I think he only skates those exclusively.

Only trucks I never cared for were some Royal's I had when I was younger. Didn't skate them for a long time before the kingpin broke. Only trucks I've ever broke the kingpin.

Venture's were good. I used to only skate Thunder's and loved them. That's until I got some Indy's.

I really like my stage 11... I got the forged ones so i dont have the additional height problem.
The 9's are indeed the worst, my friends had some reynolds (the white and gold ones) and they were shitty, cracked baseplates and slipping axle in no time... But the 9 lows were some nightmare shit, other friend of mine had the koston's (black and gold) and they were bad in every way possible!

Those Koston low's were the first set of Indy's I had. I loved them. Only reason they didn't last longer is cause the bushings blew out and the local shop that had opened up in my town didn't have any replacement bushings. I've been Indy ever since though.

Had a set of Ace's before, too. They seemed good, but I never really got to skate them cause I had a bad knee then and only skated once in a blue moon. Ended up selling my board.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Baron Samedi on August 06, 2015, 12:21:36 PM
silvers 100% suq nuts
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: ZEBRA on August 07, 2015, 12:59:32 AM
silvers 100% suq nuts

I forgot I had a set of Silver's before. Yes, they did "suq nuts".
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: 360 frip on August 07, 2015, 01:13:14 AM
I think I had some pacer trucks with plastic base plates. Not too sure though, I'm still going through therapy to try and forget...
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: cuntzilla on August 07, 2015, 01:36:29 AM
Ventures I found were fucking shit to put your bolts in. Like a normal skate tool doesnt work on one half
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: ZEBRA on August 07, 2015, 01:46:27 AM
Ventures I found were fucking shit to put your bolts in. Like a normal skate tool doesnt work on one half

Yeah, you would think they would fix that shit over the years, but no.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Tufty on August 07, 2015, 10:53:22 AM
Also Indies have shit washers. Mine bent in a few months resulting in a looser truck. Now I have some destructo washers on my indies, they are twice as thick and they havent been bent for 5 years.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Xen on August 07, 2015, 04:24:22 PM
Ventures I found were fucking shit to put your bolts in. Like a normal skate tool doesnt work on one half

Yeah, you would think they would fix that shit over the years, but no.

Pretty fucking annoying really, Thunders are pretty similar int his regard but not as bad as Venture.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: dillanharp on August 07, 2015, 04:30:51 PM
Ventures I found were fucking shit to put your bolts in. Like a normal skate tool doesnt work on one half

Yeah, you would think they would fix that shit over the years, but no.

Pretty fucking annoying really, Thunders are pretty similar int his regard but not as bad as Venture.

It's not that bad... Take the hanger off if it's that hard for you.
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: j....soy..... on August 07, 2015, 05:51:37 PM
Is Indys warranty good for axel slip??? 
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on August 07, 2015, 05:58:56 PM
i had a venture kingpin snap right in hlf on flat doing a kickflip
Title: Re: The shitty truck thread
Post by: Xen on August 08, 2015, 08:23:30 PM
Is Indys warranty good for axel slip??? 

Yes. email them.