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Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« on: July 29, 2018, 12:09:41 AM »
Hey Guys,

I know there's been several threads on Ace trucks on here, and skateboardcity forums and all of that but I've got to know if there are others out there who just cant get over the size, look and feel of a 44. I picked up a pair when I was recovering from a fractured ankle and could only skate tranny. I've been a street skater for almost 10 years, and now that I'm getting my ankle mobility back I'm itching to start. Just curious if any of you have ventured out of the pools and bowls that we all know and love, and onto the streets, parks and flat ground to give these trucks a whirl. Specifics like the pinch on grinds, grinding on different surfaces and any other comments are much appreciated. Cheers fellas!

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 01:41:01 AM »
i switched from thunders to aces for street a while ago. they
- turn smoothly, although not as quick and sharp as thunders
- can be skated loose without any modification
- should grind well due to the material (i've noticed this for transition, but anything that's rough still feels rough)
- have better kingpin clearance (non-existent on thunders) for smiths/feebles
for flat-ground i guess it depends on the trucks you were using before. in relation to thunders, they're a bit higher so pop will be delayed a bit. that's something you can get used to but they're standard height and it's just thunders that are a bit low

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2018, 02:15:18 AM »
Look up Eli P Williams

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2018, 03:58:23 AM »
Look up Eli P Williams

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2018, 07:22:47 AM »

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2018, 08:44:40 AM »
Look at Zared.....

They are also a bit heavy.....id say they are definitely worth a try because of how they turn...super fun.

I'd also just stand on someone's board that has thunders....which are quite different just to see if that's better for you....

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2018, 10:11:25 AM »
Zered skates for Tensor.

I fuck with Ace trucks, but once they grind down, they bow out and your wheels will wear unevenly and cone out.

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2018, 11:36:59 AM »
Good for shrinking wheelbase on longer decks. With conical bushings, the turn is pretty similar to thunders but with a deeper radius. The grind is pretty nice, just a tad bit softer of a feeling compared to Indy and thunder..

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2018, 03:54:10 PM »
Hey Guys,

I know there's been several threads on Ace trucks on here, and skateboardcity forums and all of that but I've got to know if there are others out there who just cant get over the size, look and feel of a 44. I picked up a pair when I was recovering from a fractured ankle and could only skate tranny. I've been a street skater for almost 10 years, and now that I'm getting my ankle mobility back I'm itching to start. Just curious if any of you have ventured out of the pools and bowls that we all know and love, and onto the streets, parks and flat ground to give these trucks a whirl. Specifics like the pinch on grinds, grinding on different surfaces and any other comments are much appreciated. Cheers fellas!

Night and day.

Thunders will pinch better.

Ace will turn better.

Thunders are lighter.

Aces are heavy.

Thunder forged are 52.3 (+1mm for cast plates)

ACE Cast are 52mm

Thunders have worse wheelbite

ACE are very turny

Thunders are not as turny

ACE will also have wheebite

Thunders feel harder when grinding

ACE feel softer

Both come with shit pivot cups

Thunder have a long wb

ACE have a short WB

ACE are better in bowls, unless you are Chris Miller (or his son) or Cody Lockwood

Thunder are better in the streets unless you are...um....I got nothing to go up against the millers

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2018, 06:34:50 AM »
Iíve been thinking of getting some lightweight version of Thunders with the cast plates just to try out a lighter truck for a change and see if it makes much of a difference. Iím pretty sure thunder with the cast plates are the 52.3mm height. The forged are 1mm lower.

If Iím addicted to Aceís turn and donít even use a top bushing Iím pretty sure Iíll be disappointed as heck with Thunderís turn though. Am I right?

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2018, 10:04:21 AM »
Iíve been thinking of getting some lightweight version of Thunders with the cast plates just to try out a lighter truck for a change and see if it makes much of a difference. Iím pretty sure thunder with the cast plates are the 52.3mm height. The forged are 1mm lower.

If Iím addicted to Aceís turn and donít even use a top bushing Iím pretty sure Iíll be disappointed as heck with Thunderís turn though. Am I right?

You'll never be able to skate them as loose as Ace, but I think Thunder makes up for that by having such a rapid turn. I'm addicted to the twitchy Thunder turn and the way my board flips with them. Biggest gripe with them is either the baseplates are too short or the axle needs to be brought in some so the baseplate will make better contact with ledges.

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2018, 05:22:54 PM »
...Biggest gripe with them is either the baseplates are too short or the axle needs to be brought in some so the baseplate will make better contact with ledges.
Sooo there is surely a max wheel size to set up before having this unwanted friction from the side... anybody knows or measured??

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2018, 05:39:59 PM »
...Biggest gripe with them is either the baseplates are too short or the axle needs to be brought in some so the baseplate will make better contact with ledges.
Sooo there is surely a max wheel size to set up before having this unwanted friction from the side... anybody knows or measured??

I'm riding 52mm classics (probably 51s) and I still have to tilt to get the right angle (both on or off the board). I'd guess a 48 for perfectly locked in.

Doesn't seem to affect the pros at all tho...

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Re: Ace Trucks for Street Skating
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2018, 05:45:50 PM »
Eli Reed kills it pretty hard on Ace trucks. But I think most pros can kill it on almost any setup.