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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3960 on: June 20, 2018, 04:17:17 AM »
Hey guys Iím back, worked enough to have a car recently and been tinkering with that so my truck madness has been at bay

Loving my set up though

Thunder 149 lights with really really broken in stock yellow thunders my friend skated for me cause at the time I was going crazy with indys and krux and such while he got them nice and worn in

As much as I hate silvers I wanna try them for a day just to see how do some odd balls ride them?? From my memory they were like a worse venture low

Maybe Iíll finally get some destructos haha

Hi there Rob.
If you like Thunder, minilogo and much more ;D. Might be that Destructo`s are not for you.
Just guessing. I had a set of Destructo 5,5 MID. And they definetly were not mid. And i just checked that Bertrand`s spredsheet. The Blogspot thing. And there they are set at 54,5mm central axle.
I remember comparing them to my Indy stg11 149, and they were as tall.
I liked more my Indy`s.
But it is personal preference of course.
Wery good buildquality though.

Was it so that they come frome the same foundry as Theeve maybe?

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« Reply #3961 on: June 20, 2018, 04:24:38 AM »
yeah if you're enjoying thunders i wouldn't go anywhere near destructo or silvers. had a pair of both in 2013 and they were always just stiff as a motherfucker. i'd say the silvers were marginally better but there's still barely any places stocking either of them here in the UK and for the price i'd rather buy thunders.

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« Reply #3962 on: June 20, 2018, 06:09:12 AM »
Wife busted me putting my Indys back on last night  :-X
She was all "it's storming out anyway?!?!"
"Could dry up, super humid out there, These were built to grind yo". (It rained through the night)

Worst part is how she repeatedly has said, since my madness started "I dunno why you mess around, you're just gonna use Indys again". She is wise beyond her years, I should probably just stick to Indys and stop messing around. I definitely like stage 11 over 10 (which I did like though), and 1000% over stage 9. Almost need a note by my basement door that says "face it, you're an Indy guy. Built to grind, Fuck the rest, etc."
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3963 on: June 20, 2018, 06:31:52 AM »
Epiphany: Have a clear out.
Go back to the old days when you had one set up that was ridden till death, and sometimes beyond.
Consumerism is a bottomless pit and no amount of unobtainium axles or aftermarket hypercooled superconductive bushings will fill.
You like Indy, you be you and own that shit.
You like Thunder, cool, you stick with that.
I am away to find my box of used trucks and accoutrements disperse them to the great unwashed at the local pit.
Farewell Truck set up thread, it has been emotional but I think it is best for us to part ways now.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3964 on: June 20, 2018, 07:00:07 AM »
Good call. I only own one deck so I'm working on that. Boards last me way longer than they used to, so I don't really need spares. Unfortunately (that I don't wear boards out like I used to).
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« Reply #3965 on: June 20, 2018, 09:58:42 AM »
All of my problems would be solved if Venture just came out with a 5.5. I skate 8.25s now, and 5.2's are too small, and I can't stand the feeling of 8.5" trucks on an 8.25" deck.  So I'm on Thunder 148s until that day comes. I don't hate them, but it's not the same.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3966 on: June 20, 2018, 10:05:17 AM »
i was sick of bones medium bushings blowing out constantly, in thunder 149 high lights. so i put some doh doh's medium in there. i added a standard bottom washer, and still using the small bones top washer. i don't notice any difference. i never skated them with the default bushings. hopefully these don't explode after a week.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3967 on: June 20, 2018, 10:14:01 AM »
I quite like bones bushings in thunder, I noted that if you use both washers it's not a big of a deal...but they're failed on me after 6 months.

Now I got krux bushings left from my old krux is super stable, but the turning is not quick at all.

So next bones again or thunder? Ahahhahah

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3968 on: June 20, 2018, 10:30:01 AM »
I don't really understand the need to put aftermarket bushings in Thunders, the stock ones have always performed well/held up great for me at least. I've switched back from my 5.2 Venture V Light hi's to standard Thunder 147s, and what I'm thinking is Ventures are undoubtedly better for grind clearance and slides/stability while Thunders feel better for flip tricks/overall board control. Still can't pick a definitive side...

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« Reply #3969 on: June 20, 2018, 06:17:46 PM »
Haha you guys tell your wives about this shit?

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« Reply #3970 on: June 20, 2018, 06:50:32 PM »
I have no choice! I disappear for 20 minutes downstairs and she wants answers. The worst part is i probably have a guilty look on my face like I was caught jerking of.
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« Reply #3971 on: June 20, 2018, 07:18:40 PM »
I have no choice! I disappear for 20 minutes downstairs and she wants answers. The worst part is i probably have a guilty look on my face like I was caught jerking of.
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« Reply #3972 on: June 20, 2018, 07:26:09 PM »
Haha, pretty much.

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3973 on: June 20, 2018, 07:48:04 PM »
any Venture people on here? I got a set of the blank ones and I love em, I don't know how much has changed since the Street corner to DLX thing but I set em up and left them factory tightness, does anyone use em with the bones bushings? Just curious

I am riding the 5.8 ďAWAKEĒ with green hangers, put the Indy white super soft barrel bushing in them. I love them super stable and minimal wheel bite, they turn great and nose/tail slides are on point.

I havenít tryed bones bushings because I blew every set out in my Thunders. I think that I am sold on the new Ventures. When I need new trucks they will be the polished or 5.8 lites.

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« Reply #3974 on: June 20, 2018, 07:51:56 PM »
I ride polished Venture 5.8s with stock bushings, top one shaved half way down.

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« Reply #3975 on: June 20, 2018, 10:29:45 PM »
Haha, pretty much.

I love this....gonna insta story it right now....

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« Reply #3976 on: June 20, 2018, 10:38:01 PM »
Haha, pretty much.

I love this....gonna insta story it right now....
please do!

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3977 on: June 21, 2018, 05:41:29 PM »
I purchased some of the down low king pins to put on some 149 indys. Does anyone know what the name of the tool/apparatus that is used to push the kingpin out in this video?

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« Reply #3978 on: June 22, 2018, 02:08:43 AM »
looks just like a workshop press?

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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3979 on: June 22, 2018, 07:00:40 AM »
I disappear for 20 minutes to the den and she wants answers. The worst part is I definitely have a guilty look on my face like I was caught jerking of.
Change a couple words and we are the same.
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« Reply #3980 on: June 22, 2018, 11:04:43 AM »
thought they'd have came with piss yellow bushings but theyre blue


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« Reply #3981 on: June 22, 2018, 11:43:18 AM »
thought they'd have came with piss yellow bushings but theyre blue



That freaked me out too. Apparently that's the color now. Don't worry, still skate the same
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3982 on: June 22, 2018, 12:06:47 PM »
came loose as fuck, had to crank it down a few threads and theyve been pretty solid so far. great turn, no wheelbite. got a few tricks on a ledge i was struggling with the other day too.

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« Reply #3983 on: June 22, 2018, 10:14:19 PM »
Wife busted me putting my Indys back on last night  :-X
She was all "it's storming out anyway?!?!"
"Could dry up, super humid out there, These were built to grind yo". (It rained through the night)

Worst part is how she repeatedly has said, since my madness started "I dunno why you mess around, you're just gonna use Indys again". She is wise beyond her years, I should probably just stick to Indys and stop messing around. I definitely like stage 11 over 10 (which I did like though), and 1000% over stage 9. Almost need a note by my basement door that says "face it, you're an Indy guy. Built to grind, Fuck the rest, etc."

Indyís were on my very first set up and Iíve gotten intrigued to tried other trucks but I almost always instantly regret not sticking with Indy (some times I like other trucks for a while but always go back to Indys). I just like how they can be ridden loose and are both stable and well turning at the same time.

Itís to the point that if I was pro Iíd still ride Indys no mater how much another truck company would pay me.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3984 on: June 23, 2018, 02:20:24 PM »
See Koston going back and forth from venture and thunder here. Can anyone tell what trucks Guy is using? At 0:24 is probably easiest

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« Reply #3985 on: June 23, 2018, 02:39:07 PM »
See Koston going back and forth from venture and thunder here. Can anyone tell what trucks Guy is using? At 0:24 is probably easiest



Guy is one of the only pros to actually skate Royals as he's one of the founders (along with Johnson?).

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« Reply #3986 on: June 23, 2018, 02:42:57 PM »
See Koston going back and forth from venture and thunder here. Can anyone tell what trucks Guy is using? At 0:24 is probably easiest



Guy is one of the only pros to actually skate Royals as he's one of the founders (along with Johnson?).
I donít think he rides Royal since itís still under Crailtap.
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3987 on: June 23, 2018, 02:52:59 PM »
See Koston going back and forth from venture and thunder here. Can anyone tell what trucks Guy is using? At 0:24 is probably easiest



Guy is one of the only pros to actually skate Royals as he's one of the founders (along with Johnson?).
I donít think he rides Royal since itís still under Crailtap.
Yeah, Guyís not on the team page anymore.
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« Reply #3988 on: June 23, 2018, 05:39:55 PM »
I was guessing they were thunders but I can't see shit on my phone
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Re: Truck set-ups
« Reply #3989 on: June 24, 2018, 07:13:44 PM »
See Koston going back and forth from venture and thunder here. Can anyone tell what trucks Guy is using? At 0:24 is probably easiest



Guy is one of the only pros to actually skate Royals as he's one of the founders (along with Johnson?).
I donít think he rides Royal since itís still under Crailtap.
Yeah, Guyís not on the team page anymore.
www.royalskateboardtrucks.com

I agree with fang, probably thunders

True he was one of the only people to actually ride royals

Royals are so odd to me, theyíre good for me when I barely start a session then once the bushings get warmed up no matter how tight I have them they start getting that Walmart mushy stiff loose feel

They help a lot with quick pop and flip tricks but they suck for stability and feel, they feel almost worse than that fragile forged feel I use to get with 8Ē trucks with forged plates

I can do the forged with a heavy hangar on 144/148/149 but anything smaller sized with a lot of light weight components just throws me off, I think cause of the lack of stability and light weight makes them feel too much for my adult weight and landing
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