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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20070 on: March 05, 2019, 02:17:45 PM »
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Switching it up from my 2 big setups with 55s. I just didnít like 44s on 8.5-8.6 so I sold those.
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this is a wicked setup

Shape looks fantastic.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20071 on: March 05, 2019, 04:03:44 PM »
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20072 on: March 05, 2019, 04:53:42 PM »
I have literally bought about 4/5 setups in the past couple months, failing to keep my madness under control.

Trying to size back down, been skating 8.5-9.5 for a while now as I mostly skate tranny but wanting to switch things up a little bit.



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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20073 on: March 06, 2019, 03:05:48 AM »
how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20074 on: March 06, 2019, 03:47:20 AM »
how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.

I know you asked him, but if I may

The classic ace 44 are pretty nice trucks when you break them in, they feel like a better version of trucks from back in the day when you had to really skate and break in a setup and just skate them until they really just dialed in to the way you skate

You have to get used to them a bit cause flip tricks on them feel controllable but floppy at the same time, yes ďfloppyĒ

They feel good but compared to thunders, thunders are lighter and easier to get use to for flip tricks
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20075 on: March 06, 2019, 11:15:30 AM »
how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.

i switched to ace from thunder after something like 3 years of skating thunders exclusively and it's a pretty easy transition, you should get used to them in 3-4 sessions.
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20076 on: March 06, 2019, 11:21:41 AM »
how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.

Thunders are way way easier to get the wheelbite with. Aces are difficult to get wheelbite with. Thunders extend the effective wheelbase, and the wheels rub the ledge in nose/tail slides. Aces shorten the wheelbase, significantly, and the baseplate touches on slides. They are fairly different. I think sometimes people thought they were similar because both turn quickly. Aces have a softer hanger as well, which makes grinding easier, and they have way better kingpin clearance. Both are good.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20077 on: March 06, 2019, 01:02:05 PM »
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how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.
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Thunders are way way easier to get the wheelbite with. Aces are difficult to get wheelbite with. Thunders extend the effective wheelbase, and the wheels rub the ledge in nose/tail slides. Aces shorten the wheelbase, significantly, and the baseplate touches on slides. They are fairly different. I think sometimes people thought they were similar because both turn quickly. Aces have a softer hanger as well, which makes grinding easier, and they have way better kingpin clearance. Both are good.

to be fair i didn't really have any issues with the fact that they shorten the wheelbase, and i expected that to be the biggest problem. what bothered me the most at first was the height, it felt really weird to skate tall trucks after being on thunders for so long.
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20078 on: March 06, 2019, 01:45:57 PM »
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how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.
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Thunders are way way easier to get the wheelbite with. Aces are difficult to get wheelbite with. Thunders extend the effective wheelbase, and the wheels rub the ledge in nose/tail slides. Aces shorten the wheelbase, significantly, and the baseplate touches on slides. They are fairly different. I think sometimes people thought they were similar because both turn quickly. Aces have a softer hanger as well, which makes grinding easier, and they have way better kingpin clearance. Both are good.
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to be fair i didn't really have any issues with the fact that they shorten the wheelbase, and i expected that to be the biggest problem. what bothered me the most at first was the height, it felt really weird to skate tall trucks after being on thunders for so long.

Except for the fact that ACEs are 52mm tall...

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20079 on: March 06, 2019, 05:33:54 PM »
Thunder to Ace was great for me, shortened the wheelbase so my pop/ timing got a lot better plus trey turn like old Indys used to. Yes, youíre more stable on thunders and Iíve still got a set lying around but just feel right to me

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20080 on: March 06, 2019, 06:21:37 PM »
i too switched to aces from thunder recently. the bushings on the thunders just would not break in and there is decent grind wear from just trying to break them in. i watched that ben degros review on ace to see what the deal was and he called them "squirrely" and after setting them yp i could see that. Love em like that though.

Although this week i landed on my board funky and the bottom bushing (cushing?) opped off the little metal piece that hlds it in

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20081 on: March 06, 2019, 09:03:20 PM »
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how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.
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Thunders are way way easier to get the wheelbite with. Aces are difficult to get wheelbite with. Thunders extend the effective wheelbase, and the wheels rub the ledge in nose/tail slides. Aces shorten the wheelbase, significantly, and the baseplate touches on slides. They are fairly different. I think sometimes people thought they were similar because both turn quickly. Aces have a softer hanger as well, which makes grinding easier, and they have way better kingpin clearance. Both are good.
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to be fair i didn't really have any issues with the fact that they shorten the wheelbase, and i expected that to be the biggest problem. what bothered me the most at first was the height, it felt really weird to skate tall trucks after being on thunders for so long.
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Except for the fact that ACEs are 52mm tall...

Truth. They donít Ďfeelí as short as they are, they feel tall. Most likely due to the steep kingpin....and a bunch of geometry I donít understand. I can catch wheelbite with indys way easier than ace. Tis odd. They can definitely feel squirrelly, and that can be fun.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20082 on: March 06, 2019, 10:40:25 PM »
Although this week i landed on my board funky and the bottom bushing (cushing?) opped off the little metal piece that hlds it in
defs happend to me a lot while I was breaking them in, seems to have rectified itself now but for the first 2 sessions I had to be careful how hard I pushed them even though I only weigh 72 or kgs

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20083 on: March 06, 2019, 10:56:51 PM »
how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.

Iíve always ridden Indy 149 since the beginning, but switched to some thunder 149 just before ace for a month or two and Iím happy with them but they donít have that nice deep carve Iím looking for. Ace after 3 skates are IMO the perfect truck geometry wise, but also going down wheelbase on my board AND truck itís definitely very squirrelly which is fun honestly. I havenít had any issues with wheelbite compared to Indy and thunder as well. Part of me wants to put them on my 8.5 hotel blue and be done with it though.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20084 on: March 08, 2019, 01:32:43 AM »
how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.

Ace Trucks are for people that like very loose trucks. If you like tight and stable trucks with less turning, Ace is not for you. But if you like a lot of turning, without giving up control, Ace Trucks are perfect.

I always had my Indy's very lose, to the point they were uncontrollable and I had to tighten them. But with ace trucks I remove both washers and loosen the shit out of them and they feel great. They turn perfectly and not as weird and uncontrollable as loose Indy's. Also they are pretty light.

The only downside is that the metal is a bit "softer" than for example Indy's. They break a lot quicker, but they're also slimmer than Indy's or thunder. Grinding also feels different since the metal is "softer"...

If you like loose trucks get yourself some Ace's, you wont be dissappointed.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20085 on: March 08, 2019, 01:43:43 AM »
i've been running thunders just shy of 3 years now and i like the turn and responsiveness of them but sometimes i wish i could carve a little deeper/quicker without getting wheelbite. i'll probably give aces a shot sometime in the future as while the hangers etc on my thunders are still in pretty good condition the axle threads are pretty shot beyond repair in some cases and the rear bushings are blowing the fuck out.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20086 on: March 08, 2019, 08:57:52 AM »
i let my friend skate my Ace 44s in return for his Indy 149s, and I immediately want to go back. Feels like I'm standing more "on top" of the truck vs. feeling like I'm more "in" the truck, if that makes any sense.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20087 on: March 08, 2019, 10:31:31 AM »
After pushing around on a 7.5 cruiser for the past week, I had to set up something else small. Threw this together with some stuff I had laying around. Ugly, but it feels amazing.



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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20088 on: March 08, 2019, 10:34:23 AM »
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What kind of mikey taylor logic is this?

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20089 on: March 08, 2019, 11:30:59 AM »
After pushing around on a 7.5 cruiser for the past week, I had to set up something else small. Threw this together with some stuff I had laying around. Ugly, but it feels amazing.



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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20090 on: March 08, 2019, 11:48:47 AM »
you better flip the hell out of that board

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20091 on: March 08, 2019, 12:10:21 PM »
After pushing around on a 7.5 cruiser for the past week, I had to set up something else small. Threw this together with some stuff I had laying around. Ugly, but it feels amazing.



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Oh shit trill shit

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20092 on: March 08, 2019, 05:16:53 PM »
7.88 mega ramp size

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20093 on: March 08, 2019, 07:35:08 PM »
Vert board.

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20094 on: March 08, 2019, 11:07:39 PM »
You both are right. Had the one homie who was all about 7.88 and his board looked huge compared to ours....

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20095 on: March 09, 2019, 01:35:39 AM »


Gonna get weird on this thing. At first I thought this thing was stupid. Was kicking myself after passing. Scooped up 3 next chance I got

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20096 on: March 09, 2019, 01:46:55 AM »


Gonna get weird on this thing. At first I thought this thing was stupid. Was kicking myself after passing. Scooped up 3 next chance I got

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Not hating on this set up, but are the wheels kind of off? I don't like short boards (bad drunk experience that has me sworn off drunk or not), but I bet these are fun as shit.
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20097 on: March 09, 2019, 04:43:04 AM »
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how are the aces and what did you come from? toying with leaving my 3 year thunder commitment and jumping to aces.
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Thunders are way way easier to get the wheelbite with. Aces are difficult to get wheelbite with. Thunders extend the effective wheelbase, and the wheels rub the ledge in nose/tail slides. Aces shorten the wheelbase, significantly, and the baseplate touches on slides. They are fairly different. I think sometimes people thought they were similar because both turn quickly. Aces have a softer hanger as well, which makes grinding easier, and they have way better kingpin clearance. Both are good.
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to be fair i didn't really have any issues with the fact that they shorten the wheelbase, and i expected that to be the biggest problem. what bothered me the most at first was the height, it felt really weird to skate tall trucks after being on thunders for so long.
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Except for the fact that ACEs are 52mm tall...

i thought they were like higher than that, but still they definitely feel taller than thunders
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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20098 on: March 09, 2019, 05:15:37 AM »
Vert board.
7.88 mega ramp size
You both are right. Had the one homie who was all about 7.88 and his board looked huge compared to ours....

Got a 7.88 AWS John Drake in like 1997 and though it was a boat. We were also calling a friend's Venture 5.2 HIs "vert trucks".

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Re: The Set-up Thread
« Reply #20099 on: March 09, 2019, 06:35:07 AM »
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Vert board.
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You both are right. Had the one homie who was all about 7.88 and his board looked huge compared to ours....
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Got a 7.88 AWS John Drake in like 1997 and though it was a boat. We were also calling a friend's Venture 5.2 HIs "vert trucks".

Same year I bought a Gino Gza 101 board, at a mall shop, itíd been there for awhile, gripped it, went home and realized that it was just less than 8íí and also almost 32Ē long: unskateable. Was a wall hanger for years, been moved so many times, had a 40 spilled next to it that splashed it....still got it tucked away. I guess Iíll skate it, I expect it to last about two kickflips. Itís super flat. So perfect. World boards were so rad during this era. Iíd get one, land something new/better than before and break the board that day. They were lighter and poppier, but would snap easily. Sorry for the uncle Rico