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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2011, 11:33:29 AM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels is the only way to skate.
i think the average slap setup looks quite different...
anyway. loose trucks all the way. bushings are for turning not for squeezing them. if you like tight trucks drill a hole in a stone and replace your bushings with it.

Most people on Slap don't skate. Higher ollies, better manuals and flip tricks with tight trucks.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #31 on: June 25, 2011, 11:35:44 AM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels is the only way to skate.
i think the average slap setup looks quite different...
anyway. loose trucks all the way. bushings are for turning not for squeezing them. if you like tight trucks drill a hole in a stone and replace your bushings with it.

Most people on Slap don't skate. Higher ollies, better manuals and flip tricks with tight trucks.
never heard of it....

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #32 on: June 25, 2011, 11:38:53 AM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels is the only way to skate.
i think the average slap setup looks quite different...
anyway. loose trucks all the way. bushings are for turning not for squeezing them. if you like tight trucks drill a hole in a stone and replace your bushings with it.

Most people on Slap don't skate. Higher ollies, better manuals and flip tricks with tight trucks.

i usually have my front truck tighter than the back truck. it really helps you with mall-grabs, no more "ohoh, its all wobbly in my hands", no sir! tight grip, no slippage, and the ladies are all like "whaaaa, look how confident he is carrying his sons toy! i shall let him enter my sacred tunnel of love!"
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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2011, 11:39:34 AM »
Front one a little looser than the back one.

 Been riding my trucks the same way

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #34 on: June 25, 2011, 11:40:30 AM »
Loose, cause I don't really play with manuals. Like friendly dave -except for no good reason- I ride my front truck a little looser. I used to be mad on Muska when I was a little rat and he said in one interview that he did the same, been doing it ever since. If you skate with your trucks tight for flip tricks, you're getting into pressure flip territory. That's some wackness.
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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2011, 11:52:55 AM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels was the only way to skate indoor parks in windpants and dc lynx in 1999.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #36 on: June 25, 2011, 11:55:37 AM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels was the only way to skate indoor parks in windpants and es scheme in 1999.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #37 on: June 25, 2011, 11:59:11 AM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels was the only way to skate indoor parks in windpants and es scheme in 1999.
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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #38 on: June 25, 2011, 12:03:47 PM »
i usually just skate indy 149's how they come, but i think this time i gave it a half turn looser. oh and i never remember to tighten my hardware when it comes loose so that makes it feel looser too.
and for the record i skate a 8.5 and don't go anywhere near tranny. board size/ truck looseness has nothing to do with what you skate it's just what is comfortable to you.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #39 on: June 25, 2011, 12:14:21 PM »
Loose

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #40 on: June 25, 2011, 12:52:33 PM »
Loose. Quicker response and they help in rolling away from sloppy landings.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2011, 01:44:19 PM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels is the only way to skate.
i think the average slap setup looks quite different...
anyway. loose trucks all the way. bushings are for turning not for squeezing them. if you like tight trucks drill a hole in a stone and replace your bushings with it.

Most people on Slap don't skate. Higher ollies, better manuals and flip tricks with tight trucks.
never heard of it....

You can ollie considerably higher with tight trucks because you tail snaps quicker.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2011, 01:47:49 PM »
Tight. Loose trucks are for fags who like Alex Olson.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2011, 02:03:55 PM »
somewhere inbetween, probably more towards loose than tight



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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #44 on: June 25, 2011, 02:14:10 PM »
I don't think there's any scientific evidence that supports the theory that tight trucks somehow make you ollie higher. It doesn't change the angle of your tail, so it couldn't make it snap faster. ? 

I think loose trucks actually give the feeling of more control because you're not having to fight the board, it leans when you want it to. You can carve and swerve in and out of tricks more naturally. Get some rhythym going. They call it "jazz", you should try it. See Gonz and BA. Swerve a little between tricks to re-establish your balance while looking steezy.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2011, 02:18:44 PM »
Agree with mullet man. I've seen friends land and the boards going one way and they're leaning the other. I feel like wheelbite doesn't happen enough to make me wanna tighten my trucks...
I then proceed to poop on my bushings to make em softer

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2011, 02:29:47 PM »
I do believe in experimenting, though. Try different board sizes, truck tightness, etc. , it's all fun.

That said, I tend to drink so tight trucks can be dangerous. But I'll try it for shits and giggles. I haven't tried doo-dooing on my bushings yet. I have a #2 on deck, so maybe I'll rub some on and give it a go?

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2011, 02:46:32 PM »
I like the best of both worlds. My trucks are loose enough for me to turn, but tight enough to reduce wheel bite.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #48 on: June 25, 2011, 04:30:08 PM »
back truck with the hardest bushing thightening it to the fullest, and front truck with bones soft with one bushing only wight be a sick idea.
if you think a hard bushing makes you ollie higher ask westgate...

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2011, 04:52:55 PM »
My friends say my trucks are tight but I think they're moderately loose. I never understood ridiculously loose trucks, when you put your weight down to pop it just feels unstable. People been eating too much daewon song shit.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2011, 04:54:00 PM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels is the only way to skate.
That is actually my set up tight now because im at my grandmas.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #51 on: June 25, 2011, 04:56:57 PM »
Tight trucks 7.5 boards and 50 mm wheels is the only way to skate.
That is actually my grandma's setup

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #52 on: June 25, 2011, 06:38:06 PM »
i usually just skate indy 149's how they come, but i think this time i gave it a half turn looser. oh and i never remember to tighten my hardware when it comes loose so that makes it feel looser too.
and for the record i skate a 8.5 and don't go anywhere near tranny. board size/ truck looseness has nothing to do with what you skate it's just what is comfortable to you.
You must have switched the bushings out or cut them down.  I can't get Indy's with stock bushings and both washers anywhere remotely loose.  I skate 149's flush with no top washers and I still have problems getting them loose enough without the nut falling off.   

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #53 on: June 25, 2011, 06:54:27 PM »
Loose.

I borrowed a friend's board once for a quick skate to the store.
Almost killed myself: if you can't swerve, you can't balance.


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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2011, 06:58:55 PM »
On tight trucks, I tend to lose my board in oncoming traffic. Part of that is me being a bonehead, part of that is the lack of turning when I need to.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2011, 07:09:15 PM »
I don't think there's any scientific evidence that supports the theory that tight trucks somehow make you ollie higher. It doesn't change the angle of your tail, so it couldn't make it snap faster. ?

I think loose trucks actually give the feeling of more control because you're not having to fight the board, it leans when you want it to. You can carve and swerve in and out of tricks more naturally. Get some rhythym going. They call it "jazz", you should try it. See Gonz and BA. Swerve a little between tricks to re-establish your balance while looking steezy.
Might be because you don't have to use your stabilizer muscles to keep you steady, so you get full power from your legs. Could be wrong.


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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2011, 07:20:08 PM »
I've always done it the same way: buy Indys, hand tighten the bolt until you can't turn it with your hand anymore, then give one tiny little 20 degree turn with the skate tool. Bada bing.

This doesn't put you in Matt Rodriguez or Daewon territory, but I can't remember the last time I stepped on someone else's board & their trucks didn't feel tight in comparison to mine.

I know plenty of dudes who ride super tight trucks and are really good, so obviously it's just a whatever floats your boat kinda thing. Personally, I can't even push with tight trucks let alone do tricks.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #57 on: June 25, 2011, 07:43:06 PM »
soft bones bushings in indys with them as loose as i can without the bolts falling off.

no one gives a shit about my skating, i'm not trying to win the session and loose trucks are fun. it's really not that complicated as to why people like it.

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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #58 on: June 25, 2011, 07:49:19 PM »
I like how there's always a negative connotation on being good/wanting to get better at skating. No matter what thread you're in, you'll see someone try to shit on good skaters.


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Re: Benefits of Tight Trucks VS. Loose Trucks
« Reply #59 on: June 25, 2011, 08:04:22 PM »
I like how there's always a negative connotation on being good/wanting to get better at skating. No matter what thread you're in, you'll see someone try to shit on good skaters.

I thought you loved haters?