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Picture Wheels Trucks/Wheels Snack Pack
« on: January 30, 2021, 03:59:36 PM »
Anyone give these a try? Shop owner says they're Thunder hangers with Indy bases. I believe the company is from Australia. Any feedback is much appreciated.
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Re: Picture Wheels Trucks/Wheels Snack Pack
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2021, 04:56:27 PM »
They are a total copy of Thunder trucks (hanger, baseplate, everything), which is not a bad thing if you like Thunders and didn't want to pay for Thunders.

Nothing at all like Indy though, which you would see within half a second if you have them side by side, so someone doesn't know what they are talking about - just curious, what shop was it, or where?

I would imagine that the major brands are copied everywhere, but in Australia we definitely have a few generic brands which are almost identical to other brands, just their own brand name on the baseplate or something similar, such as Metal as per these ones, Valiant also copy of Thunder and Z Flex which are a direct copy of Indy.  They still work the same, but don't have the quality guarantee and warranty options that the big brands do.

The main Brisbane shop, also partners with the distribution brand where they are from has them at AU$79.99

https://www.parliamentskateshop.com/products/picture-wheel-co-snack-pack-truck-wheel-bearing-combo


Easier to see here:

https://thinkempire.com/products/picture-snack-pack-trucks-wheels-bearings-c-o

https://www.paradeworld.com/products/picture-snack-pack-trucks-wheels-bearings-assorted-sizes-30-6113839481009/

https://www.paradeworld.com/products/picture-wheels-snack-pack-truck-wheel-combo-50-188-6047575408810/
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Re: Picture Wheels Trucks/Wheels Snack Pack
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2021, 12:01:13 AM »
Saw a couple of OEM trucks floating around the China marketplace. Fake China Independent trucks are the most common but there have been "blank" Indys and those with the brand stamped into the baseplate. A few of the European brands OEM the same truck model (BDskateco, Nomad, Droshky) which follow the Venture V-Light Hi specifications. The rarest is a small brand called Insist which closely resembles a Thunder Light, Hollow and even Titanium, just a touch taller with smoother edges on the baseplate.

The wheels look like bog standard urethene from China with the graphics printed on. Some shops get their wheels from the same factory that does Mini Logo wheels (which) and do wheels both in washed and unwashed.
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