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Title: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: 256 Ply on April 07, 2017, 05:07:51 PM
(http://www.thundertrucks.com/images/sizechart_148.png)

Source: http://www.thundertrucks.com/sizing/ (http://www.thundertrucks.com/sizing/)

Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Mick on April 07, 2017, 05:11:34 PM
They changed their 149 sizing for the promotion of the new truck haha. 149 is very nice on 8.25 it's a shame that people will be left confused again when they see the tag of the old 149's saying 8.2-8.4 and seeing the new 148's next to it saying 8.12-8.38.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: the_unknown_soldier on April 07, 2017, 05:21:47 PM
I go anywhere from 8.25 to 8.5 and the 149s are perfect, especially the new design they just did.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: ChuckRamone on April 07, 2017, 07:57:33 PM
fuck man. I already emptied my balls of semen countless times jacking off to the indy 144s. I don't think my poor penis can take anymore. it's chafed as hell as we speak.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Creed Bratton on April 07, 2017, 08:40:34 PM
They changed their 149 sizing for the promotion of the new truck haha. 149 is very nice on 8.25 it's a shame that people will be left confused again when they see the tag of the old 149's saying 8.2-8.4 and seeing the new 148's next to it saying 8.12-8.38.
149's are definitely NOT as nice as 147's on 8.25 decks. I downsized to 147's and have progressed immensely since switching. Never rely on the suggested sizing, just refer to the exact axle length and if you're not retarded you'll figure out what's best for you. Also, basically all 8.25 decks taper down near the mounting points so 147's are a better fit than 149's. But personally, I'm fucking hyped for the 148's and have been waiting for this for a long time since I only ride 8.25 decks.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Mick on April 07, 2017, 09:02:00 PM
They changed their 149 sizing for the promotion of the new truck haha. 149 is very nice on 8.25 it's a shame that people will be left confused again when they see the tag of the old 149's saying 8.2-8.4 and seeing the new 148's next to it saying 8.12-8.38.
149's are definitely NOT as nice as 147's on 8.25 decks. I downsized to 147's and have progressed immensely since switching. Never rely on the suggested sizing, just refer to the exact axle length and if you're not retarded you'll figure out what's best for you. Also, basically all 8.25 decks taper down near the mounting points so 147's are a better fit than 149's. But personally, I'm fucking hyped for the 148's and have been waiting for this for a long time since I only ride 8.25 decks.
Sorry to hear that 149's didn't work out for you. Since switching from 147 Thunders to 149 Indy's on 8.25, I became immensely better and became exposed to a whole new world of stability. 149's for me :-)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Creed Bratton on April 07, 2017, 09:29:27 PM
They changed their 149 sizing for the promotion of the new truck haha. 149 is very nice on 8.25 it's a shame that people will be left confused again when they see the tag of the old 149's saying 8.2-8.4 and seeing the new 148's next to it saying 8.12-8.38.
149's are definitely NOT as nice as 147's on 8.25 decks. I downsized to 147's and have progressed immensely since switching. Never rely on the suggested sizing, just refer to the exact axle length and if you're not retarded you'll figure out what's best for you. Also, basically all 8.25 decks taper down near the mounting points so 147's are a better fit than 149's. But personally, I'm fucking hyped for the 148's and have been waiting for this for a long time since I only ride 8.25 decks.
Sorry to hear that 149's didn't work out for you. Since switching from 147 Thunders to 149 Indy's on 8.25, I became immensely better and became exposed to a whole new world of stability. 149's for me :-)

I will admit that it's all subjective to the type of skating you want to do, with 149's my transition game was on point due to the width and height versus the 147's. But everything else in terms of flipping, spinning, and even ledges just feel way easier skating a narrower truck. I want to skate to the best of my abilities, and the way I look at it a bigger board is just holding me back, sure it may be easier to get into a grind, but I'd rather train myself to aim in the right spot and still be able to throw a flip in/out of a trick rather than just be able to lock my trucks in because they're so wide that you don't even have to try.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: calvinsdream on April 07, 2017, 09:37:12 PM
Kind of seems like good timing to take the wind out of the 144's release.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: ducky darnsworth on April 07, 2017, 09:38:38 PM
what about some 9" thunders
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: fulfillthedream on April 07, 2017, 10:39:25 PM
when can i order them???
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: TwisT on April 08, 2017, 05:56:57 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/fyRZ8dq.png)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on April 08, 2017, 02:51:59 PM
when can i order them???

May
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: fulfillthedream on April 08, 2017, 10:24:14 PM
when can i order them???

May

perfect timing to go through these 149s. i dont see my self going wider than 8.25 so these will work perfect
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Dr. Octagon on April 08, 2017, 10:36:31 PM
the Ace effect

8.25 trucks everywhere now
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: N.L. on April 09, 2017, 10:21:29 AM
except ace 44s are 8 3/8"s... damn when's my indy 8 5/8" coming? A true 151... it will make all the difference...
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Creed Bratton on April 09, 2017, 10:42:26 AM
except ace 44s are 8 3/8"s... damn when's my indy 8 5/8" coming? A true 151... it will make all the difference...
Ace 44's are still 8.25". The 3/8 is referring to the size of the axle nut, not the length of the axle itself
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Cherb on April 09, 2017, 11:08:33 AM
Nah. They're legit 8.38
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: 256 Ply on April 09, 2017, 08:36:00 PM
the Ace effect

8.25 trucks everywhere now

You mean the Krux effect:
Krux: Krux Wow 8.25 Trucks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAIGczmDYfA#)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: rob on April 09, 2017, 10:29:41 PM
ahah yeah the krux effect! i remember krux being the first to put it out there them being the first legit 8.25 truck producers, yeah ace 44 have been around but they didnt advertise as a 8.25
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 09, 2017, 10:31:45 PM
aren't 149s supposed to fit a 8.25 perfectly?
I'm confused ???
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: rob on April 09, 2017, 10:40:07 PM
aren't 149s supposed to fit a 8.25 perfectly?
I'm confused ???

from personal experience of riding mainly 90% of the time 8.25 decks, and actually plugging some thunder 149er on a deluxe 8.25 the thunder 149er hotdog just a bit on an 8.25 but not noticeably, like you can tell that theyre kinda wide for an 8.25 but that just means maximum stability with thunder performance and control. i feel 147 do better on an 8.25 if you want more control, and quick repsonse. but if your more about stability and turning the 149 are best
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Cherb on April 09, 2017, 10:48:37 PM
ahah yeah the krux effect! i remember krux being the first to put it out there them being the first legit 8.25 truck producers, yeah ace 44 have been around but they didnt advertise as a 8.25
They didn't advertise as 8.25 because they aren't 8.25. They're 8.38.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 09, 2017, 11:26:54 PM
from personal experience of riding mainly 90% of the time 8.25 decks, and actually plugging some thunder 149er on a deluxe 8.25 the thunder 149er hotdog just a bit on an 8.25 but not noticeably, like you can tell that theyre kinda wide for an 8.25 but that just means maximum stability with thunder performance and control. i feel 147 do better on an 8.25 if you want more control, and quick repsonse. but if your more about stability and turning the 149 are best
thank you truck morpheus!
someone on here the other day was saying they even liked 149s on a 8.125 and that you could definitely get away with that. I don't know what to believe anymore ... (and secretly wish that I'd never opened this thread)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Esquivel on April 10, 2017, 12:38:42 AM
from personal experience of riding mainly 90% of the time 8.25 decks, and actually plugging some thunder 149er on a deluxe 8.25 the thunder 149er hotdog just a bit on an 8.25 but not noticeably, like you can tell that theyre kinda wide for an 8.25 but that just means maximum stability with thunder performance and control. i feel 147 do better on an 8.25 if you want more control, and quick repsonse. but if your more about stability and turning the 149 are best
thank you truck morpheus!
someone on here the other day was saying they even liked 149s on a 8.125 and that you could definitely get away with that. I don't know what to believe anymore ... (and secretly wish that I'd never opened this thread)

Yep, been skating 8.25's the last few years and regarding board/truck sizing I found the absolute perfect spot with thunders 149. (I am sure if one divided 149 with 8.25 it would give the golden ratio https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio  :)). I used these trucks on a girl 8.125 and what put me most off most was the decreased board width and not the trucks being too big for that deck.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: 256 Ply on April 10, 2017, 12:47:28 AM
aren't 149s supposed to fit a 8.25 perfectly?
I'm confused ???

(http://www.thundertrucks.com/images/sizechart_149.png)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Gay Imp Sausage Metal on April 10, 2017, 01:01:55 AM
I have 149s on an 8.5 at the moment and there's no way they are 8.5 axles
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: rob on April 10, 2017, 02:46:47 AM
from personal experience of riding mainly 90% of the time 8.25 decks, and actually plugging some thunder 149er on a deluxe 8.25 the thunder 149er hotdog just a bit on an 8.25 but not noticeably, like you can tell that theyre kinda wide for an 8.25 but that just means maximum stability with thunder performance and control. i feel 147 do better on an 8.25 if you want more control, and quick repsonse. but if your more about stability and turning the 149 are best
thank you truck morpheus!
someone on here the other day was saying they even liked 149s on a 8.125 and that you could definitely get away with that. I don't know what to believe anymore ... (and secretly wish that I'd never opened this thread)

haha always welcome, i feel as long as you cant see it sticking out standing on top and looking down then your fine. you cant see the little bit of extra unless you actually take your finger and try to level it to the deck rail, but who does that besides me hahaha
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on May 03, 2017, 09:46:12 PM
when can i order them???

May

http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: GOATMOON on May 03, 2017, 10:24:09 PM
when can i order them???

May

http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html)

[email protected]@@
Although, maybe I should just wait for a team hollow version?
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: shadow on May 03, 2017, 10:25:50 PM
Any idea how wide the hanger is on these 148s? Took a tape measure the other day and noticed that on 147s with Conical Fulls my wheels are only 7.75" wide. Not the worst on an 8.125 but not really ideal. I want to max out my hanger and have the wheels line up or almost line up with the edge of the deck but I can't imagine the 148 hanger being much wider than the 147.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on May 03, 2017, 11:10:29 PM
when can i order them???

May

http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html)

[email protected]@@
Although, maybe I should just wait for a team hollow version?

I'll nab team hollows for the plates and some ti later on for the hangers.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: j....soy..... on May 03, 2017, 11:12:51 PM
Nah. They're legit 8.38

This.....
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: GOATMOON on May 04, 2017, 12:16:41 AM
Any idea how wide the hanger is on these 148s? Took a tape measure the other day and noticed that on 147s with Conical Fulls my wheels are only 7.75" wide. Not the worst on an 8.125 but not really ideal. I want to max out my hanger and have the wheels line up or almost line up with the edge of the deck but I can't imagine the 148 hanger being much wider than the 147.

I'm also curious to see if they went with the 147 or 149 height
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: fulfillthedream on May 04, 2017, 08:08:51 AM
Any idea how wide the hanger is on these 148s? Took a tape measure the other day and noticed that on 147s with Conical Fulls my wheels are only 7.75" wide. Not the worst on an 8.125 but not really ideal. I want to max out my hanger and have the wheels line up or almost line up with the edge of the deck but I can't imagine the 148 hanger being much wider than the 147.

I'm also curious to see if they went with the 147 or 149 height

same as the 149's
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: McJagger on May 04, 2017, 10:53:58 AM
Skate Warehouse has em!

http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html (http://www.skatewarehouse.com/New_Thunder_148s_825_Axle_for_825_Decks/catpage-THUN148LP.html)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Tracer on May 04, 2017, 10:57:20 AM
The hollows don't have forged baseplates... wtf?
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on May 04, 2017, 12:57:58 PM
The hollows don't have forged baseplates... wtf?

They're 'team hollows' - Cast plate hollow pin - dlx said pros were asking for less wheel bite or some shit ;)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Crabby_Bastard on May 04, 2017, 06:04:11 PM
The hollows don't have forged baseplates... wtf?

I have a set of hollows. The definitely have a forged baseplate.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Tracer on May 04, 2017, 06:27:50 PM
The hollows don't have forged baseplates... wtf?

They're 'team hollows' - Cast plate hollow pin - dlx said pros were asking for less wheel bite or some shit ;)
Hmmm that sounds pretty smart. The forged plates are pretty shit tbh.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on May 04, 2017, 06:31:10 PM
The hollows don't have forged baseplates... wtf?

They're 'team hollows' - Cast plate hollow pin - dlx said pros were asking for less wheel bite or some shit ;)
Hmmm that sounds pretty smart. The forged plates are pretty shit tbh.
Except for when he spends extra on hollow hangar trucks for the cast baseplates... don't act like a hollow kingpin is cutting down on weight either. That's Ace .38 special logic.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: fulfillthedream on May 04, 2017, 06:34:45 PM
hell yeah just ordered a set of the regular ones.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Tracer on May 25, 2017, 04:45:46 PM
hell yeah just ordered a set of the regular ones.
Whats the verdict Mr Dream?
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on May 31, 2017, 09:16:15 AM
I have 149s on an 8.5 at the moment and there's no way they are 8.5 axles
I was using in this for a while and when I looked at my old thunder 149's I thought that there was no way they would be as big as the Indies but when I measure them against each other they were both identical
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: N.L. on May 31, 2017, 09:29:22 AM
My Thunder 149s were actually a tiny bit wider than indy 149s. (Hangers not axles)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Jud Nestorkins on May 31, 2017, 09:28:30 PM
This is true. Axels are the same. Thunders have shorter hangers though.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on June 18, 2017, 02:17:40 PM
Has anyone found raw 148 team hollows (hollow axle/kingpin+team plate)?

I can't find them anywhere online (only the black plate/ugly hanger that SW gets in now and again but sell out super fast).

Went to my local to order some today but the order dude wasn't in.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Tracer on June 18, 2017, 03:51:29 PM
Has anyone found raw 148 team hollows (hollow axle/kingpin+team plate)?

I can't find them anywhere online (only the black plate/ugly hanger that SW gets in now and again but sell out super fast).

Went to my local to order some today but the order dude wasn't in.
Knowing you, you have at least 5 sets of team plates...
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: fulfillthedream on June 18, 2017, 11:08:28 PM
Has anyone found raw 148 team hollows (hollow axle/kingpin+team plate)?

I can't find them anywhere online (only the black plate/ugly hanger that SW gets in now and again but sell out super fast).

Went to my local to order some today but the order dude wasn't in.

i think all those team hollows (cast baseplate with hollow kingpin and axle) are all that gun metal grey and the powder coat finish hanger..
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on June 19, 2017, 08:27:32 AM
Has anyone found raw 148 team hollows (hollow axle/kingpin+team plate)?

I can't find them anywhere online (only the black plate/ugly hanger that SW gets in now and again but sell out super fast).

Went to my local to order some today but the order dude wasn't in.

i think all those team hollows (cast baseplate with hollow kingpin and axle) are all that gun metal grey and the powder coat finish hanger..

That's all I'm seeing and only at SW or UK shops - DLX reps say 148 raw/raw team hollows are 'out there' and shops can order them.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: LennyDLXSF on June 26, 2017, 03:41:53 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on June 26, 2017, 03:54:48 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

I knew I should have waited for those TiTs with cast plates ;) instead, I grabbed some 148 team hollows from some shop in Michigan - everywhere else was sold out!
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: GOATMOON on June 26, 2017, 04:45:34 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Is there any truth to the rumor of a new extended baseplate model in the works or is that just some slap bullshit? Anyways, you guys are the best. Peace.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Creed Bratton on June 26, 2017, 07:26:49 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!
What's different with the new cast baseplates?
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on June 26, 2017, 09:15:46 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!
What's different with the new cast baseplates?

Hollow Kingpins seems to be the only thing new? Cast previously came with solid pins.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: jamersonbass on June 30, 2017, 06:23:01 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Are the "new cast baseplates" the extended baseplates referred to in the Truck Setup Thread?  Appreciate you chiming in here and there, Reed. 
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on June 30, 2017, 10:46:58 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Are the "new cast baseplates" the extended baseplates referred to in the Truck Setup Thread?  Appreciate you chiming in here and there, Reed. 

Same as it ever was...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H66-rB3G-09P4kmsERCktulAgjrFJYFhhB9rTmBuawrzLPo7ekCZQq0aYCPOX8FhwjtU4jmE3_yyi6JhRT5t2AH6ejrb2iEwPCMWBWf34lxGRw0parBHU5coJBp_EDR0F5sZ398)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WcRDVnUxXKyVpTkyButwuzwYLHMLfYFWQKFo1pKJit8mRMbwhUY_3w-uK1R--GnVXbl_v6HKm-vtJwuUx5ToYdK4qj_Mg-ImwF_Fve3ncTe7GYClZwtDXgs14cUq0yqv0-pAhSQ)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on June 30, 2017, 10:54:30 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Are the "new cast baseplates" the extended baseplates referred to in the Truck Setup Thread?  Appreciate you chiming in here and there, Reed. 

Same as it ever was...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H66-rB3G-09P4kmsERCktulAgjrFJYFhhB9rTmBuawrzLPo7ekCZQq0aYCPOX8FhwjtU4jmE3_yyi6JhRT5t2AH6ejrb2iEwPCMWBWf34lxGRw0parBHU5coJBp_EDR0F5sZ398)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WcRDVnUxXKyVpTkyButwuzwYLHMLfYFWQKFo1pKJit8mRMbwhUY_3w-uK1R--GnVXbl_v6HKm-vtJwuUx5ToYdK4qj_Mg-ImwF_Fve3ncTe7GYClZwtDXgs14cUq0yqv0-pAhSQ)
Next month... It's extended, Ishod has posted it, Frank too, sticks out like a venture.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Creed Bratton on July 01, 2017, 12:13:19 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Are the "new cast baseplates" the extended baseplates referred to in the Truck Setup Thread?  Appreciate you chiming in here and there, Reed. 

Same as it ever was...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H66-rB3G-09P4kmsERCktulAgjrFJYFhhB9rTmBuawrzLPo7ekCZQq0aYCPOX8FhwjtU4jmE3_yyi6JhRT5t2AH6ejrb2iEwPCMWBWf34lxGRw0parBHU5coJBp_EDR0F5sZ398)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WcRDVnUxXKyVpTkyButwuzwYLHMLfYFWQKFo1pKJit8mRMbwhUY_3w-uK1R--GnVXbl_v6HKm-vtJwuUx5ToYdK4qj_Mg-ImwF_Fve3ncTe7GYClZwtDXgs14cUq0yqv0-pAhSQ)
Next month... It's extended, Ishod has posted it, Frank too, sticks out like a venture.
What does "extended" mean exactly? What's the benefit of doing this?
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Level 60 Dwarf Paladin on July 01, 2017, 12:57:31 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Are the "new cast baseplates" the extended baseplates referred to in the Truck Setup Thread?  Appreciate you chiming in here and there, Reed. 

Same as it ever was...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H66-rB3G-09P4kmsERCktulAgjrFJYFhhB9rTmBuawrzLPo7ekCZQq0aYCPOX8FhwjtU4jmE3_yyi6JhRT5t2AH6ejrb2iEwPCMWBWf34lxGRw0parBHU5coJBp_EDR0F5sZ398)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WcRDVnUxXKyVpTkyButwuzwYLHMLfYFWQKFo1pKJit8mRMbwhUY_3w-uK1R--GnVXbl_v6HKm-vtJwuUx5ToYdK4qj_Mg-ImwF_Fve3ncTe7GYClZwtDXgs14cUq0yqv0-pAhSQ)
Next month... It's extended, Ishod has posted it, Frank too, sticks out like a venture.
What does "extended" mean exactly? What's the benefit of doing this?
The baseplate sticks out a little beyond the wheels. Some people say it helps with nose and tail slides, hence the joke "are thunders good for nose slides?"
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: 256 Ply on July 02, 2017, 02:31:14 PM
Reminds me of the Destructo Railkiller. Destructos also had their hole pattern centered like Thunder.

(http://skately.com/img/library/print/large/destructo-trucks-rail-killer-edition-2004.jpg)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on July 02, 2017, 04:49:31 PM
(http://skately.com/img/library/print/large/tensor-trucks-introducing-tensor-response-2007.jpg)
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Dr. Octagon on July 02, 2017, 06:23:19 PM
those destructos didn't look too bad.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: rob on July 02, 2017, 07:11:24 PM
Reminds me of the Destructo Railkiller. Destructos also had their hole pattern centered like Thunder.

(http://skately.com/img/library/print/large/destructo-trucks-rail-killer-edition-2004.jpg)

Do you think they still have the same hole pattern or they have it recessed like Indy and venture
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Jack on July 25, 2017, 07:07:55 PM
Thunder 148s or 147s for a 8.125" deck? (fairly tall guy skating street)

Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on July 25, 2017, 09:18:26 PM
Thunder 148s or 147s for a 8.125" deck? (fairly tall guy skating street)



148 gets my vote (I'm running some on an 8.125" and love it).
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: rob on July 26, 2017, 04:14:23 AM
Thunder 148s or 147s for a 8.125" deck? (fairly tall guy skating street)



If your tall as you say I'd also recommend 148 since they're actually kinda tall trucks but if you are like me and don't bend your knees much to pop and need the tail to hit the ground fast go 147
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Lorn Au Arcos on July 26, 2017, 07:20:20 AM
Thunder 148s or 147s for a 8.125" deck? (fairly tall guy skating street)



Since you are tall 148s may be the way to go. One other thing to consider is if you go up or down on width. If you occasionally go down to 8s may want 147s but if you go up to 8.25 you will be in great shape with 148s.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: baravettski on August 18, 2017, 09:04:21 AM
I got some of those 148s yesterday, put them straight on, didn't adjust shit and they were perfect. Curious to see how they go after some break in time but so far I've never had a truck work so well straight out the gate.

Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: FrenchFriedClownFingers on August 18, 2017, 10:12:29 AM
Thunder 148s or 147s for a 8.125" deck? (fairly tall guy skating street)



148 gets my vote (I'm running some on an 8.125" and love it).

i'm 6'2 and skate mainly street. i'm rolling on some indy 149's on a 8.25. i was using venture 5.25 but after switching i do notice i feel more stable before attempting tricks
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: gumi on August 20, 2017, 02:52:40 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Are the "new cast baseplates" the extended baseplates referred to in the Truck Setup Thread?  Appreciate you chiming in here and there, Reed. 

Same as it ever was...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H66-rB3G-09P4kmsERCktulAgjrFJYFhhB9rTmBuawrzLPo7ekCZQq0aYCPOX8FhwjtU4jmE3_yyi6JhRT5t2AH6ejrb2iEwPCMWBWf34lxGRw0parBHU5coJBp_EDR0F5sZ398)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WcRDVnUxXKyVpTkyButwuzwYLHMLfYFWQKFo1pKJit8mRMbwhUY_3w-uK1R--GnVXbl_v6HKm-vtJwuUx5ToYdK4qj_Mg-ImwF_Fve3ncTe7GYClZwtDXgs14cUq0yqv0-pAhSQ)

do the baseplates that come with this truck have the 'team' on them or the three lines? all the ones ive seen have team on them but obviously these ones have the three lines. or did you put the new hangers on a different set of baseplates? also the new ones are labeled as being 1mm taller so its nigh impossible to the naked eye. also are these cast or forged? some websites are stating theyre forged
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: gumi on August 20, 2017, 03:23:00 PM
also are the baseplates on the team editions cast?
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Xen on August 20, 2017, 07:03:29 PM
Hey, guys,

Thanks for all the support and feedback for the new 148s!

I just wanted to let you all know what we will have rolling out next month.

We will have all models of the 148 (Titanium, Light, and Hollow-Light) on both the new cast baseplates, as well as the forged baseplates.

As well as polished silver versions of both, with the official name TBD.

Hit me up if you have any questions, PM, or in the comments.

Cheers!

Are the "new cast baseplates" the extended baseplates referred to in the Truck Setup Thread?  Appreciate you chiming in here and there, Reed. 

Same as it ever was...

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H66-rB3G-09P4kmsERCktulAgjrFJYFhhB9rTmBuawrzLPo7ekCZQq0aYCPOX8FhwjtU4jmE3_yyi6JhRT5t2AH6ejrb2iEwPCMWBWf34lxGRw0parBHU5coJBp_EDR0F5sZ398)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/WcRDVnUxXKyVpTkyButwuzwYLHMLfYFWQKFo1pKJit8mRMbwhUY_3w-uK1R--GnVXbl_v6HKm-vtJwuUx5ToYdK4qj_Mg-ImwF_Fve3ncTe7GYClZwtDXgs14cUq0yqv0-pAhSQ)

do the baseplates that come with this truck have the 'team' on them or the three lines? all the ones ive seen have team on them but obviously these ones have the three lines. or did you put the new hangers on a different set of baseplates? also the new ones are labeled as being 1mm taller so its nigh impossible to the naked eye. also are these cast or forged? some websites are stating theyre forged

Mine have the three lines and thunder / lighting bolt and thunder

They are Cast, just a nice coating than the other thunder cast plates.
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Suit Up! on September 07, 2017, 02:14:45 AM
This may have been covered and seem like a weird question, but are the regular (not hollow lights) 148's heavier or lighter than hollow light 149's?
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: LennyDLXSF on September 07, 2017, 08:19:07 AM
This may have been covered and seem like a weird question, but are the regular (not hollow lights) 148's heavier or lighter than hollow light 149's?

Just weighed them both...

Hollow Light 149 = .72lbs

Polished 148 = .78lbs
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: jamersonbass on September 07, 2017, 11:18:52 AM
This may have been covered and seem like a weird question, but are the regular (not hollow lights) 148's heavier or lighter than hollow light 149's?

This reminds me of road cyclist's nerd-ery, but props to Reed for indulging that.  DLX customer service...
Title: Re: Thunder 148s (new 8.25" truck)
Post by: Suit Up! on September 08, 2017, 04:34:14 PM
This may have been covered and seem like a weird question, but are the regular (not hollow lights) 148's heavier or lighter than hollow light 149's?

Just weighed them both...

Hollow Light 149 = .72lbs

Polished 148 = .78lbs

Service! Cheers.