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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #840 on: November 20, 2022, 07:26:24 AM »
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I would never buy forged plate Thunders again.
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How come?
Not OP, but my forged 147s gave me way too much wheelbite without risers on 52mm wheels.

It would be fine with 50mm wheels or risers or cast baseplates or even forged 148s because the 148 hangers are taller.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #841 on: November 20, 2022, 08:39:16 AM »
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I would never buy forged plate Thunders again.
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I just don't see a point personally. Thunders are already pretty light and I don't want a lower "high" truck. I like to ride 52-53mm wheels and that extra 1 or 1.5Mm is nice even if it's just mental. I don't notice the WB difference much, but it's not a feature I seek out either. If I want a lighter Thunder I can just get hollows.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #842 on: November 20, 2022, 11:20:47 PM »
49.78mm does seem very short for a truck. This is why I hopped on this thread before checking out my cart.
But apparently TJ skates the 147s hollow lights in the lastest thunder ad. (Expand photo for truck details)
I guess it works well for some people.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #843 on: November 21, 2022, 04:08:45 AM »
49.78mm does seem very short for a truck. This is why I hopped on this thread before checking out my cart.
But apparently TJ skates the 147s hollow lights in the lastest thunder ad. (Expand photo for truck details)
I guess it works well for some people.
Ishod skates 147s as well, pretty sure a lot of pros do. Iím on a set right now with a kreper inverted kingpin (cast plates) and they are great.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #844 on: November 21, 2022, 06:46:58 AM »
Just because the ad is there doesn't mean it's what he skates necessarily. Sometimes they give a pro a popular truck size to sell more of that size.

Ishod rides 147 with risers and packed with washers in the axle. Basically hacking together a 148, but it works for him.

I'm not saying forged plates are objectively bad nor are hollow trucks, just that for me it's really not an added bonus. My Titanium lights were basically 100g lighter each than an Indy Standard, which adds up to .44lb and isn't insubstantial.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #845 on: November 21, 2022, 08:01:29 AM »
Just so I'm getting this right, Thunder describes their cast baseplates as "team", but often makes pro model trucks with the cast baseplate, right? e.g.:

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #846 on: November 21, 2022, 08:04:14 AM »
Correct
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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #847 on: November 21, 2022, 08:30:10 AM »
Maybe. I checked the ads & the riders setup videos and they seem to matchup. I just wanted to make sure about the 147s though.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #848 on: November 21, 2022, 06:03:11 PM »
Maybe. I checked the ads & the riders setup videos and they seem to matchup. I just wanted to make sure about the 147s though.

Iíd say if you are interested, and like 8-8.25 decks, give them a shot. I like 147s a lot on the girl g008 shape (8Ē)

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #849 on: November 21, 2022, 06:32:11 PM »
Just here to remind the gods that Ishod skates 147s and he skates an 8.38. Use that info as you please.


I personally find it amazing since he skates huge shit whether its street or transition



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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #850 on: November 21, 2022, 07:17:01 PM »
Just here to remind the gods that Ishod skates 147s and he skates an 8.38. Use that info as you please.


I personally find it amazing since he skates huge shit whether its street or transition

Same.
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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #851 on: November 21, 2022, 07:48:23 PM »
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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #852 on: November 21, 2022, 09:24:25 PM »
Just here to remind the gods that Ishod skates 147s and he skates an 8.38. Use that info as you please.


I personally find it amazing since he skates huge shit whether its street or transition

Risers and 3-4 washers inside each wheel he's basically on a weird 148.

In his setup video Ish Cepeda said he's riding Jamie Foy's 149 but normally rides 147, Julian Lewis said he rides 148 because they are 8.38, and Suciu thinks he hits his wheel pushing on 149. Pros say a lot of stuff and I often wonder if they know any of the differences between the gear.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #853 on: November 21, 2022, 10:39:03 PM »
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Just here to remind the gods that Ishod skates 147s and he skates an 8.38. Use that info as you please.


I personally find it amazing since he skates huge shit whether its street or transition
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Risers and 3-4 washers inside each wheel he's basically on a weird 148.

In his setup video Ish Cepeda said he's riding Jamie Foy's 149 but normally rides 147, Julian Lewis said he rides 148 because they are 8.38, and Suciu thinks he hits his wheel pushing on 149. Pros say a lot of stuff and I often wonder if they know any of the differences between the gear.

Watched a Torey Pudwill setup video the other day where he said he likes wider wheels because having more surface area makes them slide fasterÖ

Thunder has enough varied offerings that you never know what explanation/description youíre going to get from pros I feel like

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #854 on: November 21, 2022, 11:40:31 PM »
Shane O'Neil rides 147 on a 8.25.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #855 on: November 22, 2022, 01:39:21 AM »
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Thatís gotta be under warranty. If you donít hear back try to DM them on Instagram. Thunder usually responds there within a day or two. Best of luck to you!
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[email protected] handles warranty issues, hit him direct if you haven't heard back
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thanks! I'll wait for a couple days then hit him up.

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I feel your pain, it looks like you were having a lot of fun on those 148ís! I hope they get you sorted out.


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Yeah really great trucks, i've put indys from my cruiser set up while I try to sort it up, but the difference in weight is a big issue

I just received the replacement trucks. Cameron at Dlxsf and V7 were really helpful. I have to admit that the DLX customer service is the best I've seen even outside of skateboarding.
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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #856 on: November 22, 2022, 05:36:53 AM »
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Just here to remind the gods that Ishod skates 147s and he skates an 8.38. Use that info as you please.


I personally find it amazing since he skates huge shit whether its street or transition
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Risers and 3-4 washers inside each wheel he's basically on a weird 148.

In his setup video Ish Cepeda said he's riding Jamie Foy's 149 but normally rides 147, Julian Lewis said he rides 148 because they are 8.38, and Suciu thinks he hits his wheel pushing on 149. Pros say a lot of stuff and I often wonder if they know any of the differences between the gear.
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Watched a Torey Pudwill setup video the other day where he said he likes wider wheels because having more surface area makes them slide fasterÖ

Thunder has enough varied offerings that you never know what explanation/description youíre going to get from pros I feel like

Torey looks like a guy that wouldn't have the strongest grasp on concepts like friction and physics
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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #857 on: November 22, 2022, 05:55:21 AM »
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Just here to remind the gods that Ishod skates 147s and he skates an 8.38. Use that info as you please.


I personally find it amazing since he skates huge shit whether its street or transition
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Risers and 3-4 washers inside each wheel he's basically on a weird 148.

In his setup video Ish Cepeda said he's riding Jamie Foy's 149 but normally rides 147, Julian Lewis said he rides 148 because they are 8.38, and Suciu thinks he hits his wheel pushing on 149. Pros say a lot of stuff and I often wonder if they know any of the differences between the gear.
[close]

Watched a Torey Pudwill setup video the other day where he said he likes wider wheels because having more surface area makes them slide fasterÖ

Thunder has enough varied offerings that you never know what explanation/description youíre going to get from pros I feel like
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Torey looks like a guy that wouldn't have the strongest grasp on concepts like friction and physics

As somewhat of an actual physicist, he's right

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #858 on: November 22, 2022, 06:51:33 AM »
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Thatís gotta be under warranty. If you donít hear back try to DM them on Instagram. Thunder usually responds there within a day or two. Best of luck to you!
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[email protected] handles warranty issues, hit him direct if you haven't heard back
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thanks! I'll wait for a couple days then hit him up.

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I feel your pain, it looks like you were having a lot of fun on those 148ís! I hope they get you sorted out.


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Yeah really great trucks, i've put indys from my cruiser set up while I try to sort it up, but the difference in weight is a big issue
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I just received the replacement trucks. Cameron at Dlxsf and V7 were really helpful. I have to admit that the DLX customer service is the best I've seen even outside of skateboarding.

Iím glad you got sorted out, I hope to see those in the scrape report soon!
Give it two damn weeks  - goodatmeth

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #859 on: November 22, 2022, 07:49:58 PM »
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Just here to remind the gods that Ishod skates 147s and he skates an 8.38. Use that info as you please.


I personally find it amazing since he skates huge shit whether its street or transition
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Risers and 3-4 washers inside each wheel he's basically on a weird 148.

In his setup video Ish Cepeda said he's riding Jamie Foy's 149 but normally rides 147, Julian Lewis said he rides 148 because they are 8.38, and Suciu thinks he hits his wheel pushing on 149. Pros say a lot of stuff and I often wonder if they know any of the differences between the gear.
[close]

Watched a Torey Pudwill setup video the other day where he said he likes wider wheels because having more surface area makes them slide fasterÖ

Thunder has enough varied offerings that you never know what explanation/description youíre going to get from pros I feel like
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Torey looks like a guy that wouldn't have the strongest grasp on concepts like friction and physics
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As somewhat of an actual physicist, he's right

Well color me wrong then I suppose. I always figured a smaller wheel with very round edges would slide fastest because there would be less friction?
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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #860 on: November 22, 2022, 09:17:35 PM »
It can depend on the surface you're sliding.

Also, some wheel nerds posit that a wider contact patch is harder to break into a slide but will slide better once sliding.

Lots of variables.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #861 on: November 23, 2022, 03:45:08 AM »
sorry for the prolly dumb question but iím looking at the hollow lights and if iím getting an 8.125 deck, should i get 147s or 148s?? i mostly skate low impact manuals and ledges. thnx

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #862 on: November 23, 2022, 03:56:19 AM »
sorry for the prolly dumb question but iím looking at the hollow lights and if iím getting an 8.125 deck, should i get 147s or 148s?? i mostly skate low impact manuals and ledges. thnx

It's okay to ask. 147 are 8.0 and 148 are 8.25

Decide if you want slightly wider trucks or slightly wider board and pick. Personally I like my board being slightly wider so I would go 147.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #863 on: November 23, 2022, 04:07:10 AM »
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sorry for the prolly dumb question but iím looking at the hollow lights and if iím getting an 8.125 deck, should i get 147s or 148s?? i mostly skate low impact manuals and ledges. thnx
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It's okay to ask. 147 are 8.0 and 148 are 8.25

Decide if you want slightly wider trucks or slightly wider board and pick. Personally I like my board being slightly wider so I would go 147.

Been with you on that for the last 12 years until recently....8.125 with 147s was an allround great setup- just changed because i needed change after all them years!

BUT 148s will work on an 8.125 too....same as a lot of guys riding 8.25 boards with 149/ 8.5 wide trucks before the 148/ 8.25 trucks came out from thunder, indy and so on.....

you could also go with the 147s and classic wheels or some with a wider surface- that might feel like less overhang. or just tighten your trucks a bit if it feels too surfy!

Since thunders feel kinda loose stock and are low they can feel a lil unstable at times- at least for me....oh god where am i going with this? Did anybody even ask?

Sorry.... :(

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #864 on: November 23, 2022, 04:24:09 AM »
thanks for the replies :-) think ima go with the 147s!

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #865 on: November 23, 2022, 05:27:50 AM »
Something else to consider is kingpin clearance. Thereís a bit more clearance on the 148 than the 147.
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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #866 on: November 23, 2022, 08:56:33 AM »
I tend to buy based on what you plan on skatingÖ.if youíre an 8-8.125 guyÖ147s no question.  If youíre a 8.125 guy but would consider a 8.25, Iíd go 148Ö.for a second skating a few years back felt like the 8 was going to be deleted so,I sized upÖ.now they are pretty available again.

I find grinding on wider trucks just feels more comfortable, but smaller trucks feel like they roll over a bit easier. 

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #867 on: November 23, 2022, 09:10:17 AM »
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sorry for the prolly dumb question but iím looking at the hollow lights and if iím getting an 8.125 deck, should i get 147s or 148s?? i mostly skate low impact manuals and ledges. thnx
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It's okay to ask. 147 are 8.0 and 148 are 8.25

Decide if you want slightly wider trucks or slightly wider board and pick. Personally I like my board being slightly wider so I would go 147.
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Since thunders feel kinda loose stock and are low they can feel a lil unstable at times- at least for me....oh god where am i going with this? Did anybody even ask?

Me and my last pair of "kingpin nuts barely hanging on and still tight af" thunders were wondering if we could live in your reality for a bit.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #868 on: November 23, 2022, 09:19:34 AM »
I always take the bottom washer of, then nut flush to make them turn right. I never found thunders loose, but itīs been a couple of years.

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Re: The Thunder Thread
« Reply #869 on: November 23, 2022, 10:47:16 AM »
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sorry for the prolly dumb question but iím looking at the hollow lights and if iím getting an 8.125 deck, should i get 147s or 148s?? i mostly skate low impact manuals and ledges. thnx
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It's okay to ask. 147 are 8.0 and 148 are 8.25

Decide if you want slightly wider trucks or slightly wider board and pick. Personally I like my board being slightly wider so I would go 147.
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Since thunders feel kinda loose stock and are low they can feel a lil unstable at times- at least for me....oh god where am i going with this? Did anybody even ask?

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Me and my last pair of "kingpin nuts barely hanging on and still tight af" thunders were wondering if we could live in your reality for a bit.

Yeah sometimes I wonder if people just stand on their new trucks for 1min and then decide to switch bushings. Let them break in, they're getting so much harder. Too hard in fact.