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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3840 on: May 31, 2018, 07:53:55 AM »
I recently made the switch back to Ventures from Indy and I love them. Skating 5.8 v-light highs and they turn and grind wonderfully, though  it took a little longer to break them in on both fronts than Indy. I really like the way the push the wheelbase out a little bit longer, too.

ive never skated em, but I get psyched when I see people skate Ventures... makes me think of 00's AVE and/or other ledge skaters of that era.  glad to see they are getting a resurgence

Hell yeah, revisting pics of AVE, Dill, and Pops skating them back in that era is what made me want to get a set again.

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« Reply #3841 on: May 31, 2018, 07:59:09 AM »

ive never skated em, but I get psyched when I see people skate Ventures... makes me think of 00's AVE and/or other ledge skaters of that era.  glad to see they are getting a resurgence

Hell yeah, revisting pics of AVE, Dill, and Pops skating them back in that era is what made me want to get a set again.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3842 on: May 31, 2018, 08:10:57 AM »


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« Reply #3843 on: May 31, 2018, 08:37:20 AM »
Watched photosynthesis last night. Wanted a 7.5 deck, venture 5.0 lows, swishy pants and puffy shoes by dinner time

P.s. I always liked the way Gall steps into the grass on his switch crook ender with the pant leg up. Style even when the board stops
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3844 on: May 31, 2018, 08:43:48 AM »
Watched photosynthesis last night. Wanted a 7.5 deck, venture 5.0 lows, swishy pants and puffy shoes by dinner time

P.s. I always liked the way Gall steps into the grass on his switch crook ender with the pant leg up. Style even when the board stops

Too real. I have to constantly remind myself I have no business riding that kind of setup but DAMN I want to so bad.

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« Reply #3845 on: May 31, 2018, 08:49:16 AM »
I actually did about a year ago and as much fun as the flips were, I'm pretty sure it hurt my feet to land on a little board. I think 2 things: I am 42 now so there's that. And back when boards were that small, shoes were huge and padded so maybe that helped. But in saying that, the board looked great. And I did enjoy it
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« Reply #3846 on: May 31, 2018, 09:07:00 AM »
I'm sure it looked amazing. I love how small setups look...until my size 12 feet are on there.

Sorry for derailing the thread with nostalgia, but yeah, Ventures look and feel great and people shouldn't be afraid to give them a shot.

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« Reply #3847 on: May 31, 2018, 09:13:13 AM »
Best part was that it was a Terror of Planet X Anthony Pappalardo w/ Don Pendleton art too. I had so many Alien, then Habitat boards back then. I had 5 different "ride everything " boards for sure. The 7.5 AVE was one of the best boards I ever owned
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« Reply #3848 on: May 31, 2018, 10:06:04 AM »
So I set up my ace 44s yesterday (pic in setup thread) gonna try em out today. And Iíll be getting blessed with some tensors in the mail from Nootnoot today. So letís all shower Noot with gnars and say a prayer for my madness.
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« Reply #3849 on: May 31, 2018, 10:32:27 AM »
My first setup had Ventures on them and I learned so much using that truck. I always broke kingpins on it so I finally had enough of it and skated Indy stage 9s-11s. For the next 14 years? Iíve been only skating Indy, here was no other truck fuck the rest blah blah.   Iím at the point where I find the Indyís werenít my style of skating anymore and I needed more quickness. I tried out Thunder for a bit And my board control was improved. Finally went back to Venture now itís under DLX and the quality was much better. Iím on my second pair of Venture 5.8 hi standard. Brings me back to how much I enjoyed skating this truck. Iíll be skating Ventures for a while.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3850 on: May 31, 2018, 10:35:20 AM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad

Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

I had a set of white meds that seemed to get harder as they sat - compared to my black meds which are noticeably softer (unless it is a pigment thing).

Mine could have too, i wasn't paying a great deal of attention and haven't any fresh ones to compare, but sounds pretty reasonable

I thought i noticed the yellow part detaching from the bushing so that's why i thought they might be fucked

Precisely why you should get some pure urethane bushings and not Bones. They always...always eventually separate from the plastic core. Iíve yet to ever destroy a pure urethane bushing. They last pretty much forever unless you buy some really soft ones.

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« Reply #3851 on: May 31, 2018, 05:12:35 PM »
I usually ride the bones soft w/o washers until I muffin top one then throw in a soft Indy to replace it.

I agree the bones will muffin top earlier than an all polyurethane bushings but enjoy the feel of the bones prior to them separating. I had some weird Shorty's bushing crack/tear on me before.

I ride Indy forged/hollow 149s.
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« Reply #3852 on: May 31, 2018, 05:59:11 PM »
I have indys and aftermarket 90a barrel bushings, but my board keeps wanting to go in a circle every time I step on it like a boomerang. It won't go in a straight line, just keeps hugging to the left like a 45 degree angle.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3853 on: May 31, 2018, 11:51:46 PM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad


Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

I had a set of white meds that seemed to get harder as they sat - compared to my black meds which are noticeably softer (unless it is a pigment thing).

Mine could have too, i wasn't paying a great deal of attention and haven't any fresh ones to compare, but sounds pretty reasonable

I thought i noticed the yellow part detaching from the bushing so that's why i thought they might be fucked

Precisely why you should get some pure urethane bushings and not Bones. They always...always eventually separate from the plastic core. Iíve yet to ever destroy a pure urethane bushing. They last pretty much forever unless you buy some really soft ones.

are there any bushings very similar to bones? i wish they would make bushings without that plastic core. i'm open to any suggestions

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3854 on: June 01, 2018, 04:25:38 AM »
I was skating all-stock Ace 44 but realized they weren't funny enough, just a little too tight even if my kingpin nut was the loosest possible.
I tried Krux top bushing, but it's too small and I don't like to have more than two threads showing on my kingpin.

So I decided to cut a little the Ace top bushing, with a hot razor blade, and sanding it a little to make it well flat.

The size is perfect, but the problem is that now my top washer diameter is too small and my trucks are acting like crazy, like keeping turning at right and all.

What are your advices for skating them between stock and Krux bushing wobble ?
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3855 on: June 01, 2018, 06:16:04 AM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad


Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

I had a set of white meds that seemed to get harder as they sat - compared to my black meds which are noticeably softer (unless it is a pigment thing).

Mine could have too, i wasn't paying a great deal of attention and haven't any fresh ones to compare, but sounds pretty reasonable

I thought i noticed the yellow part detaching from the bushing so that's why i thought they might be fucked

Precisely why you should get some pure urethane bushings and not Bones. They always...always eventually separate from the plastic core. Iíve yet to ever destroy a pure urethane bushing. They last pretty much forever unless you buy some really soft ones.

are there any bushings very similar to bones? i wish they would make bushings without that plastic core. i'm open to any suggestions

The same urethane is propably on ML barrel bushinngs.
Other that i like are Indy aftermarket red ones. Conical.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3856 on: June 01, 2018, 06:18:45 AM »
Anybody else here that would like to see Venture do an 5,5/8.25 truck.
Max mid hight :P

Haven`t tried my 148s yet.

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« Reply #3857 on: June 01, 2018, 06:20:09 AM »
Anybody else here that would like to see Venture do an 5,5/8.25 truck.
Max mid hight :P

Haven`t tried my 148s yet.

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« Reply #3858 on: June 01, 2018, 07:08:04 AM »
Anybody else here that would like to see Venture do an 5,5/8.25 truck.
Max mid hight :P

Haven`t tried my 148s yet.

If V jumped on the 8.25 hollow train they'd sell for sure.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3860 on: June 01, 2018, 09:33:05 AM »
how can i tell if the bones bushings i have are no good? i have an old set of them that i want to put in my 148s but i'm not sure if they are bad


Put them in your trucks and skate them

I had a set sitting around in my box of spares and when i muffin topped the current pair i switched those in, aside from yellowing they're performing fine even after a year or so i think after buying

I had a set of white meds that seemed to get harder as they sat - compared to my black meds which are noticeably softer (unless it is a pigment thing).

Mine could have too, i wasn't paying a great deal of attention and haven't any fresh ones to compare, but sounds pretty reasonable

I thought i noticed the yellow part detaching from the bushing so that's why i thought they might be fucked

Precisely why you should get some pure urethane bushings and not Bones. They always...always eventually separate from the plastic core. Iíve yet to ever destroy a pure urethane bushing. They last pretty much forever unless you buy some really soft ones.

are there any bushings very similar to bones? i wish they would make bushings without that plastic core. i'm open to any suggestions

Any bushing thatís conical shaped.

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« Reply #3861 on: June 01, 2018, 09:38:17 AM »
I was skating all-stock Ace 44 but realized they weren't funny enough, just a little too tight even if my kingpin nut was the loosest possible.
I tried Krux top bushing, but it's too small and I don't like to have more than two threads showing on my kingpin.

So I decided to cut a little the Ace top bushing, with a hot razor blade, and sanding it a little to make it well flat.

The size is perfect, but the problem is that now my top washer diameter is too small and my trucks are acting like crazy, like keeping turning at right and all.

What are your advices for skating them between stock and Krux bushing wobble ?

Why do you care so much about your kingpin having threads showing? Even if you donít have threads showing, once the nut gets ground enough itíll still reach the kingpin and strip it. It happens. Just use the Krux man. If you really care that much about the threads, a Bones top bushing with the flat washer will allow a better turn without threads sticking out.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3864 on: June 03, 2018, 01:31:58 AM »
Whatís up truck enthusiasts, Iím after some advice. Should I try switching from indies to Thunder or Venture?

Iím getting older and finding I have less pop now days, so I want something lighter. Been riding indies for about the last ten years, though I did mess around with others before that.

I briefly tried a set of Thunders a few years ago but for some reason they wouldnít turn at all, even when I tried loosening them right up and switching to my old bushings. Iím hoping they were just duds.

Do venture lows turn as bad as Iíve heard? Should I just stick with the highs? Or should I try thunder again? And is it worth paying more for hollow axles and kingpins or titanium this or that? Are lighter trucks going to help me pop higher anyway or am I just on the downward slope?

My nearest skate shop is five hours away, so I donít have the option of going and comparing options in person.

I ride an 8.125 and 52mm wheels for reference. I like my trucks a little loose but not overly so.

Suggestions please?

(Sorry for the long-winded post)


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« Reply #3865 on: June 03, 2018, 01:52:26 AM »
Whatís up truck enthusiasts, Iím after some advice. Should I try switching from indies to Thunder or Venture?

Iím getting older and finding I have less pop now days, so I want something lighter. Been riding indies for about the last ten years, though I did mess around with others before that.

I briefly tried a set of Thunders a few years ago but for some reason they wouldnít turn at all, even when I tried loosening them right up and switching to my old bushings. Iím hoping they were just duds.

Do venture lows turn as bad as Iíve heard? Should I just stick with the highs? Or should I try thunder again? And is it worth paying more for hollow axles and kingpins or titanium this or that? Are lighter trucks going to help me pop higher anyway or am I just on the downward slope?

My nearest skate shop is five hours away, so I donít have the option of going and comparing options in person.

I ride an 8.125 and 52mm wheels for reference. I like my trucks a little loose but not overly so.

Suggestions please?

(Sorry for the long-winded post)

Thunder 148 standard or team hollow

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Iíve been loving my mini logo, kinda wanna plug the thunders on again but...

I know they wonít match the broken in feel like the mini logo

The only bad thing I can say yet about the mini logos was sadly the back kingpin got loose and I tried to just press it back in with a heavy duty bench press from work but it was still loose so as it should have been expected the China quality saddened me but did the ole krux in aces trick and just applied some jb weld on the splines and pressed the pin in again, waited for the cure and all good again til who knows but damn fine trucks

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« Reply #3866 on: June 03, 2018, 02:53:12 AM »
If I were to purchase Thunders should I also buy after market bushings/pivot cups? If so what?

I've been riding Indies for years but feel like a change and I loved Thunder years ago.

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« Reply #3867 on: June 03, 2018, 03:03:31 AM »
If I were to purchase Thunders should I also buy after market bushings/pivot cups? If so what?

I've been riding Indies for years but feel like a change and I loved Thunder years ago.

stock thunders are 90a just like independents stock bushings. but the last few stages of indy have had the cylinder shaped bushing opposed to the conical shape thunders have
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« Reply #3868 on: June 03, 2018, 04:40:36 AM »
If I were to purchase Thunders should I also buy after market bushings/pivot cups? If so what?

I've been riding Indies for years but feel like a change and I loved Thunder years ago.

For me, as a 95% Indy rider from 86-2018, when I've got Thunder, I just put them on as I've got them, stock bushings and never tighten them. Skate a few times and they are good. Indys,since stage 9, I've had to tighten/loosen repeat for the first 5 sessions. (Keep in mind that I never switch bushings, everything stock). Indys are great but it is nice to try new stuff sometimes. I think that's why I've been trying new decks (instead of predictably Deluxe). Miss that from when I was a kid, just trying stuff out. Dumb thing for me is that I got my Indys set up how I like and the first thing I do is go buy thunders.
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« Reply #3869 on: June 03, 2018, 07:12:20 AM »
Yeah id say no need to change much with thunders. Stock bushings/pivot cups are sound. What I like to do is replace the stock top washer with the flat one that comes with bones bushings and then use the top washer at the bottom. The lack of flange/rim on the flat washer makes it easier for me to turn but mind tgat the board feels a bit wobblier.
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