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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #120 on: February 27, 2017, 12:40:14 PM »
^^^I know it's not always optimal but have you tried smaller wheels? Or the forged baseplates?

I think i already am at small wheel territory (52-51mm) but the forged baseplates sound like a good idea. Since i don't like to mix truck components i will have to wait until my current thunders' axle slip gets intolerable and to look for the forged indys then. According to Sedition's post their height is only just above 1 mm over thunders so i should be more than good with those. I had never noticed the forged ones were lower!

The baseplates are thinner, it's not that noticeable. 
I found it noticeable enough to prefer them.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #121 on: February 27, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
anyone have that inside tip on where this little guy, who can't handle the raw ones, can order the forged?

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #122 on: February 27, 2017, 07:39:24 PM »
Has anyone sized up from a 139 to 144 yet? if so how are you liking it.

These might be the push to stop me from using extra speed rings on my inner wheel

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #123 on: March 01, 2017, 06:28:00 AM »
^^^I know it's not always optimal but have you tried smaller wheels? Or the forged baseplates?

I think i already am at small wheel territory (52-51mm) but the forged baseplates sound like a good idea. Since i don't like to mix truck components i will have to wait until my current thunders' axle slip gets intolerable and to look for the forged indys then. According to Sedition's post their height is only just above 1 mm over thunders so i should be more than good with those. I had never noticed the forged ones were lower!

The baseplates are thinner, it's not that noticeable.  

Have you ever tried a regular baseplate and then one with the forged right after? I think it feels like it could be a different truck model even..

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #124 on: March 01, 2017, 09:55:47 PM »
Not sure if abd but, NHS is already selling the 144s
http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/144-silver-silver-standard
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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #125 on: March 01, 2017, 11:58:00 PM »
Not sure if abd but, NHS is already selling the 144s
http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/144-silver-silver-standard

also at sw and tactics now. I'm waiting for the reynolds models.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #126 on: March 02, 2017, 12:09:15 AM »
Picked up a set today, looking forward to trying them out tomorrow.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #127 on: March 02, 2017, 12:50:03 AM »
Picked up a set today, looking forward to trying them out tomorrow.
do you have any 149s? Lotto a see a pic of th 144s next to som 149s.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #128 on: March 02, 2017, 01:11:24 PM »
Set them up already so it's not the best comparison photo but the 144s are noticeably shorter.


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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #129 on: March 03, 2017, 01:38:48 AM »
Set them up already so it's not the best comparison photo but the 144s are noticeably shorter.



Thanks mate.  Picture is exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #130 on: March 03, 2017, 10:32:33 PM »
Just got them in. The axles measure exactly 8.25" wide. I'm setting them up with a Real 8.25x32 and they are completely flush with the edge of the board (at mounting point). The aluminum part of the hanger also surprisingly measures true to size at 144mm.

I wonder how Ermico lines up the mounting holes? Some are clearly closer the edge of the baseplate than the other. Upon further inspection, the baseplates are way out of square. Additionally, Stage XIs look shinier than older stages, but there are deep casting marks compared to a Stage VIII (which have a course finish, but all previously sharp corners are rounded off and casting marks are smoothed out). I know trucks are meant for abuse, but I felt that Indys were once semi-precision components. And if the baseplates are trapezoidal, that does not make feel confident with hole alignment.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #131 on: March 04, 2017, 03:43:38 AM »
Are they gonna come with forged or titanium options?

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #132 on: March 04, 2017, 05:24:39 AM »
Titaniums im sure of, i cant remember if the catalog posted a page back had a forged version. I'd guess they would, it seems almost every page had the new 144 logo on it, might just be a more scaled back release, maybe late spring/summer

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #133 on: March 04, 2017, 12:49:01 PM »
Are they gonna come with forged or titanium options?

Yes on both, but not for all of the Signature models or color options. Right now, stores only have standard 144s available.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #134 on: March 04, 2017, 10:02:13 PM »
Just got them in. The axles measure exactly 8.25" wide. I'm setting them up with a Real 8.25x32 and they are completely flush with the edge of the board (at mounting point). The aluminum part of the hanger also surprisingly measures true to size at 144mm.

I wonder how Ermico lines up the mounting holes? Some are clearly closer the edge of the baseplate than the other. Upon further inspection, the baseplates are way out of square. Additionally, Stage XIs look shinier than older stages, but there are deep casting marks compared to a Stage VIII (which have a course finish, but all previously sharp corners are rounded off and casting marks are smoothed out). I know trucks are meant for abuse, but I felt that Indys were once semi-precision components. And if the baseplates are trapezoidal, that does not make feel confident with hole alignment.
damn it sucks...could you post pics ?

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #135 on: March 06, 2017, 07:22:09 AM »
Does anyone know where to get some 144 in Europe?

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #136 on: March 06, 2017, 08:27:45 AM »
Set some up with a 8.25" Scumco the other day. I really liked the way they felt with that deck.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #137 on: March 06, 2017, 11:38:37 AM »
Same here, great combo.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #138 on: March 07, 2017, 11:26:22 AM »
Maybe this has been said but I was riding some 149 stage 11s and found them to be a little too bulky - After switching to 146 stage 8s after riding some 8.25 krux, i feel like i have way better control of the board, especially on ledges. The only thing the more narrow truck is worse for is slappys.
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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #139 on: March 07, 2017, 09:54:30 PM »
Maybe this has been said but I was riding some 149 stage 11s and found them to be a little too bulky - After switching to 146 stage 8s after riding some 8.25 krux, i feel like i have way better control of the board, especially on ledges. The only this the more narrow truck is worse for is slappys.

If cost isn't a barrier, some 149 forged hollows or Ti might suit you?

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #140 on: March 09, 2017, 12:44:32 PM »
Im talking about bulk as in size. its not about the weight but the length of the axle. i wouldn't even want to set up 149s again at this point
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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #141 on: March 10, 2017, 12:24:11 PM »
More of the 144s are slowly popping up on the NHS site.

Here are Forged Titaniums:

http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/144-stage-11-forged-titanium-black-truck-co-standard

Unfortunately, they've only got the black ones so far.  I'm holding out for the plain silver.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #142 on: March 11, 2017, 06:24:15 AM »
I think these trucks are intended for people who have 139's....sizing down trucks will cause you pain....

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #143 on: March 11, 2017, 07:25:25 PM »
As A shop it just eliminates the 139.
I will be selling 144's to people riding 8 and up probably.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #144 on: March 11, 2017, 07:39:37 PM »
As A shop it just eliminates the 139.
I will be selling 144's to people riding 8 and up probably.
But 8.1 and 139s is the best combo ever.
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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #145 on: March 11, 2017, 08:26:21 PM »

Sucks to see Indy get all graphic happy a la Thunder. Those titanium with the cross on
The hanger looks like shit.

Graphics on trucks seem suitable for 9 year olds.





More of the 144s are slowly popping up on the NHS site.

Here are Forged Titaniums:

http://www.nhsfunfactory.com/144-stage-11-forged-titanium-black-truck-co-standard

Unfortunately, they've only got the black ones so far.  I'm holding out for the plain silver.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #146 on: March 11, 2017, 08:37:20 PM »
Agreed, no one is spending $80 on those.

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #147 on: March 12, 2017, 12:01:55 AM »
Wow, thats pricey, they're like $14 cheaper on socal and probably every other shop that'll get them in

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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #148 on: March 12, 2017, 11:34:54 AM »
I was told they jack the prices up on there so people will support a shop before buying direct.
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Re: Independent Trucks release 144 stage 11 model
« Reply #149 on: March 12, 2017, 11:53:56 AM »
I was told they jack the prices up on there so people will support a shop before buying direct.

I've heard that as well, if true good on them. I've only purchased from NHS when I can't find a specific deck anywhere else.

I'm kind of eyeing those Hollow Kremers...makes you wonder why they didn't bother making raws in other options first, but it might depend on what is in the queue at the time, e.g., those logo/black Tis and the Kremers.

Im talking about bulk as in size. its not about the weight but the length of the axle. i wouldn't even want to set up 149s again at this point

I've been riding a pair of Theeve ti 8.18" on both an 8.25" and 8.38" (the 8.38 tapers enough so its not magic caroet) - I set up another 8.25" with some 149s and it seemed, felt awkward, which is odd given that combo is all I skated for years and years. Guess I just got used to the 8.25" ish width.

Let's go Thunder 148s ;)
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