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Venture 2020
« on: January 02, 2020, 09:28:47 PM »
Always on the grind. whatís up shredders, thinking about copping some venture 5.6 today, the real question is should I go with good ol polished or should I go with some v-lights or v-hollows? I usually run 144 Indy but fuck it I wanna switch it up. Iím probably going to hate my life fucking with the wheelbase and pop feel of switching truck brands but fuck it I wanna support dlx and my last few thunders have been absolute trash. I skate 8.25 quasi or fa/hockey squarish shapes 14-14.25wb right now & Iím use to the indy feel. Any suggestions get at me, shalom.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 09:59:28 PM »
I bought some 5.8's and while I don't run them as my truck of choice, they feel great once you replace the top washer with a flat one. comparable to indy with nicer pop.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 10:33:08 PM »
The vlights and vhollows have a forged baseplate which extends the wheelbase more than the casts do. So if you want it to be a little closer to your indys probably just get the standard polished 5.6s unless you want to shave some weight off.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 11:00:17 PM »
Shiiiiit I wish I skated 8 or 8.75 because the new raw kaders fuckin SMACK.

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I hope venture is on the come up for real. They been around longer than Iíve been born I think lol but I never see them at a sesh or at the park just indy/ace or thunder bros. Company seems ill to me, and the hangers are HARD  ;D

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 11:12:29 PM »
that top bushing looks like shit in the 2nd pic.


almost grabbed some of those the other day online, glad i didn't.


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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 03:18:25 AM »
I run those those same quasiís on 5.8ís absolutely love it.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 06:44:07 AM »
I've skated 5.6 v-hollows on a couple setups and loved them every time, in fact I like them so much I just got a second pair. They're really light, like 327g which is about the same as a Thunder 149 hollow iirc, and super stable. I always feel like I pop better and more consistently on ventures, too.

I like them best on shorter wb decks. The two that really stood out for me were a 14" wb 8.25" Pennswood "kiddie pool" concave deck and a 14.12" wb 8.28" AH Kanfoush deck. I probably wouldn't recommend using them on like a 14.5"+ wb unless you really like long wheelbase setups but overall they're fantastic trucks.


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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 08:55:26 AM »
New year new you.
I say if your on a short wheelbase deck you should give it a shot. Worst case just throw your indys back on. I would maybe just watch the height difference on whichever one you decide on.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2020, 08:59:21 AM »
Thanks for the feedback gents, I might even Franken a pair of 5.6 raws and 5.6 v-lights with the hollow kingpin to shave weight, but keep the cast baseplate for the pop and wheelbase sake. Iím hyped Iím getting them today at 6pm central. AWAKE.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2020, 09:30:20 AM »
Thanks for the feedback gents, I might even Franken a pair of 5.6 raws and 5.6 v-lights with the hollow kingpin to shave weight, but keep the cast baseplate for the pop and wheelbase sake. Iím hyped Iím getting them today at 6pm central. AWAKE.

Ok sick.  I set an alarm on my phone so I can look up to the sky and know youíre somewhere out there living that AWAKE Venture lifestyle youíve always dreamed of.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2020, 09:44:58 AM »
Thanks for the feedback gents, I might even Franken a pair of 5.6 raws and 5.6 v-lights with the hollow kingpin to shave weight, but keep the cast baseplate for the pop and wheelbase sake. Iím hyped Iím getting them today at 6pm central. AWAKE.
Lol wut? you're buying v-lights becuase of weight/kingpin, but keep cast plates? so you want to hammer both kingpins out and put the hollow one in the cast plates?

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2020, 09:53:27 AM »
Thanks for the feedback gents, I might even Franken a pair of 5.6 raws and 5.6 v-lights with the hollow kingpin to shave weight, but keep the cast baseplate for the pop and wheelbase sake. Iím hyped Iím getting them today at 6pm central. AWAKE.

cmon. have you even owned a pair of ventures? i know dlx has good marketing but you should be ashamed for typing that unironically

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2020, 10:34:43 AM »
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Thanks for the feedback gents, I might even Franken a pair of 5.6 raws and 5.6 v-lights with the hollow kingpin to shave weight, but keep the cast baseplate for the pop and wheelbase sake. Iím hyped Iím getting them today at 6pm central. AWAKE.
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Lol wut? you're buying v-lights becuase of weight/kingpin, but keep cast plates? so you want to hammer both kingpins out and put the hollow one in the cast plates?

I think he's talking about doing this because the V-Lights also have a hollow axel? I was wondering too before realizing it has a hollow kingpin and axel. I did a similar thing with my Thunders, used an old cast baseplate with titanium axel 149's, before they started making the Team Titanium or whatever that comes stock with cast baseplate.

Hey Sadnocomply, if you buy both trucks to frankenstein, buy Thunder hollow replacement kingpins to put in the cast baseplate rather than hammering out the ones from the forged baseplate. Hammering out hollow kingpins is very difficult and can "mushroom" the head of it, making it harder to remove all the way and also rendering it useless for re-use. Probably weakens it too. Installing a brand new hollow kingpin is a better bet!

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2020, 11:39:52 AM »
I am also jonesing hard some new trucks and those are topping the list, so thank you for relieving me of the need to start a thread.  I got a Baker 8.125" OG shape for Christmas after riding long/wide boards for ages and set it up with 44s.  Feels a lot more like what I skated as a kid which has unexpectedly brought some tricks back from the deep memory banks, and is just generally a lot easier on these old ass legs; but concave is super mellow and the pop feels a little light with Aces to the point where I can't get up on higher ledges much easier than on a beefy boy/tranny setup.  Hard to feel like I'm really getting the full benefit of a lighter/more compact setup that way.   

The smaller board size has already made a noticeable enough difference on its own just in terms of feeling more controllable, and I don't actually have any 8.25" trucks; 148 Lights and 5.6 V-Lights are looking pretty good.   If I'm just skating flatground and ledge stuff, trying to get some tricks back and lock down the few I already sort of have, what's the big diff between Venture and Thunder?  I know Venture slides on the baseplate like Indy/Ace which is a big plus, and apart from that it's Thunder agility vs. Venture stability, but anything else to consider when picking between the two? All I know is that I can basically see middle age from here and I want my few tricks to pop as much as they can before the first half of my life finishes its trip around the drain and I assume my final form as the curb nuisance/coping slasher we're all destined for if we're lucky. 

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2020, 11:50:17 AM »
the truck madness has spilled out into a thread for every brand now?

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2020, 12:00:15 PM »
that top bushing looks like shit in the 2nd pic.


almost grabbed some of those the other day online, glad i didn't.

Pivots cups are the same way, pretty ghetto - swapped them all out right away, no problems with the metals.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2020, 12:32:58 PM »
For everyone saying it's not that serious, my father was executed by the Contras for choosing the wrong brand of truck.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2020, 12:38:40 PM »
For everyone saying it's not that serious, my father was executed by the Contras for choosing the wrong brand of truck.

Letís hope he didnít pick Krux amirite

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2020, 12:54:47 PM »
V-Lites = forged plate - hollow pins, and solid axles

V-Hollows = forged plate - hollow pins and axles

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2020, 01:02:14 PM »
For everyone saying it's not that serious, my father was executed by the Contras for choosing the wrong brand of truck.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #20 on: January 03, 2020, 01:57:08 PM »
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For everyone saying it's not that serious, my father was executed by the Contras for choosing the wrong brand of truck.
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Letís hope he didnít pick Krux amirite

Titan. Our family had to change its last name.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #21 on: January 03, 2020, 02:05:34 PM »
I'm curious how this wb stuff shakes out. Cast Venture's are looking close to forged Indy's.
Anyone else thinking Venture needs to do a hollow cast version?

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #22 on: January 03, 2020, 02:09:08 PM »
I'm curious how this wb stuff shakes out. Cast Venture's are looking close to forged Indy's.
Anyone else thinking Venture needs to do a hollow cast version?

i think they need to do the 6.1 special editions already. was expecting them this drop but maybe it takes more R&D than i think.

hollow cast would be dope. is it me or does venture not have as many options as indy/thunder?

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #23 on: January 03, 2020, 02:14:06 PM »
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I'm curious how this wb stuff shakes out. Cast Venture's are looking close to forged Indy's.
Anyone else thinking Venture needs to do a hollow cast version?
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i think they need to do the 6.1 special editions already. was expecting them this drop but maybe it takes more R&D than i think.

hollow cast would be dope. is it me or does venture not have as many options as indy/thunder?
nah, they got the parts already, just need to mix-n-match, and make some new SKU's, add a page to the catalog
yep, I agree with fewer options. Didn't they come out with Ti after Indy and Thunder? Red-headed stepchild of DLX/Ermico? At least 2nd to Thunder..

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2020, 03:54:03 PM »
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For everyone saying it's not that serious, my father was executed by the Contras for choosing the wrong brand of truck.
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Letís hope he didnít pick Krux amirite
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Titan. Our family had to change its last name.
Thanks for that huge laugh man. Ugh that Titan axle was a nightmare.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2020, 07:05:19 PM »
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For everyone saying it's not that serious, my father was executed by the Contras for choosing the wrong brand of truck.
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Letís hope he didnít pick Krux amirite
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Titan. Our family had to change its last name.
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Thanks for that huge laugh man. Ugh that Titan axle was a nightmare.

Shit, I forgot about Titan! Didn't Black Box have Monster or Destroyer trucks at 1 point?
Did any of you guys ever notice that if you took off the end "er" from his name, moved the "b" to after the "i" and then added an "l" to the "b" that you just moved, you'd spell "Bible"?

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2020, 07:11:40 PM »
I've skated 5.6 v-hollows on a couple setups and loved them every time, in fact I like them so much I just got a second pair. They're really light, like 327g which is about the same as a Thunder 149 hollow iirc, and super stable. I always feel like I pop better and more consistently on ventures, too.

I like them best on shorter wb decks. The two that really stood out for me were a 14" wb 8.25" Pennswood "kiddie pool" concave deck and a 14.12" wb 8.28" AH Kanfoush deck. I probably wouldn't recommend using them on like a 14.5"+ wb unless you really like long wheelbase setups but overall they're fantastic trucks.

I was swapping my ventures between two decks:

Primitive 8.25 x 31.875 x 14"WB
AH: 8.28 x 31.65 x 14.12"WB (same shape as the AH Kanfoush but they have 31.65 and a 31.75 length variation...odd).

The 5.6s feel amazing on the Primitive and like shit to me on the AH, it's either the length of the AH or the length of the tail. My manual point is the best it's ever been on the primitive with ventures and total shit on the AH with ventures; pop is a bit weird tho on the prim, might be the tail length (it's pretty long at 6.875". I thought for sure they'd be fine on that AH tho...so odd, we're talking 0.12" here...but it feels night and day.

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2020, 08:52:38 PM »
The only truck that matters

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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #28 on: January 04, 2020, 12:05:37 PM »
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For everyone saying it's not that serious, my father was executed by the Contras for choosing the wrong brand of truck.
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Letís hope he didnít pick Krux amirite
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Titan. Our family had to change its last name.
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Thanks for that huge laugh man. Ugh that Titan axle was a nightmare.
Homie got these trucks, he broke that fucking hex head of kingpin first try, being a 13yrs old trying to tighten them up from factory setup😂😂
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Re: Venture 2020
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2020, 01:11:00 PM »
Anybody anxiously waiting for those prod 5.6 titaniums like me or what!!!