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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6390 on: May 28, 2023, 03:52:41 PM »
I just wanna know when the ToA collabs are dropping here in the US.

they should be up at some stores. pretty available here down in canada

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6391 on: May 28, 2023, 07:17:19 PM »
Tried out my classic 55s for the first time today skating a flow section of a park. I got the trucks to a good mid point of tightness after changing out the top cup washer for a flat washer. Not necessarily as 'surfy' as I expected, I didn't feel like the turn was any tighter than standard indys, although it did feel more stable. Not sure if it's just because they're new trucks and I don't have a groove but they grinded slow on pool coping compared to indys.

Overall I'm a fan, they feel great, but if I were to choose between these and indys I probably wouldn't really care which one I was riding. Maybe I just need to break in the bushing more to get the ace turn that everyone raves about.

Ever since they widened the V on the classics in the middle of the hanger in their version 3, it made them turn different. I think it adds more of a stable feeling at the cost of them having crazy responsiveness with the slightest move, which I personally love and prefer. Not to say they arenít turny, they definitely still are, there is still very much responsiveness but man those version 1ís with the skinny hangers that bent were nuts. Thatís what got me for life when I stepped on them in likeÖ2013 or around there. The turning just totally killed Indy. I still look for them on eBay. If I would have known, Iíd have bought enough sets to last me forever. I also think they looked the best out of all, including the AF1ís.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6392 on: May 28, 2023, 09:20:12 PM »
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Tried out my classic 55s for the first time today skating a flow section of a park. I got the trucks to a good mid point of tightness after changing out the top cup washer for a flat washer. Not necessarily as 'surfy' as I expected, I didn't feel like the turn was any tighter than standard indys, although it did feel more stable. Not sure if it's just because they're new trucks and I don't have a groove but they grinded slow on pool coping compared to indys.

Overall I'm a fan, they feel great, but if I were to choose between these and indys I probably wouldn't really care which one I was riding. Maybe I just need to break in the bushing more to get the ace turn that everyone raves about.
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Ever since they widened the V on the classics in the middle of the hanger in their version 3, it made them turn different. I think it adds more of a stable feeling at the cost of them having crazy responsiveness with the slightest move, which I personally love and prefer. Not to say they arenít turny, they definitely still are, there is still very much responsiveness but man those version 1ís with the skinny hangers that bent were nuts. Thatís what got me for life when I stepped on them in likeÖ2013 or around there. The turning just totally killed Indy. I still look for them on eBay. If I would have known, Iíd have bought enough sets to last me forever. I also think they looked the best out of all, including the AF1ís.

i only rode the 33s, right when they came out, and then for the next several years off and on. i donít think i tried 44s till about 10 years ago.
correct, the older skinnier ones looked the best. as good as any truck ever, to me. the only competition, totally subjective, would be a certain era of ventures, that i like just a bit more. but if Pupecki and Shao had ridden ace i dunno.

i canít get the ace classic 55s out of my head, and that i like them makes no sense

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6393 on: May 28, 2023, 09:23:03 PM »


Finally found a set of these, seriously a night and day difference. Iím running AF1 low 55 hollows and after a couple of weeks the bushings were still SO mushy, unskateably loose, even cranked down with 2-3 threads showing.

These immediately feel so much better. Kingpin nut basically flush, everything feels super stable especially setting up for tricks, but I can still get a super deep ace turn if I want it.

Iím heavier at 200 pounds so if youíre lighter these may not work, but for me theyíre exactly what I was hoping for

I'm slightly over 171 pounds and prefer the hard bushings. I skate the standard height Af1s. These helped with getting a more consistent pop because they provide more stability but still have an excellent carve I need when cruising at fast speed. I didn't like that I had to to tighten my trucks so much with the regular bushings so definitely recommend these who need more stability but dont want to sacrifice the turn.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6394 on: May 28, 2023, 10:02:42 PM »
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I just wanna know when the ToA collabs are dropping here in the US.
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they should be up at some stores. pretty available here down in canada
The only link I saw had them listed for $95 a set? Why?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6395 on: May 29, 2023, 03:56:02 AM »
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I just wanna know when the ToA collabs are dropping here in the US.
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they should be up at some stores. pretty available here down in canada
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The only link I saw had them listed for $95 a set? Why?

$95 CAD equals to a little under $70 US.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6396 on: May 29, 2023, 05:18:44 AM »
A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6397 on: May 29, 2023, 06:56:33 AM »
A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.

I'm currently on a pair of AF-1s, and they grind well, but yeah, Independent isn't lying when they say "built to grind". I've ended up replacing trucks merely because the grind felt shitty when they were new and I wasn't willing to break them in.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6398 on: May 29, 2023, 08:14:32 AM »
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A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.
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I'm currently on a pair of AF-1s, and they grind well, but yeah, Independent isn't lying when they say "built to grind". I've ended up replacing trucks merely because the grind felt shitty when they were new and I wasn't willing to break them in.

I feel like Iím in the minority but I really canít get behind the AF1 grind. Iíll need to try some classics at some point
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6399 on: May 29, 2023, 11:50:59 AM »
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A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.
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I'm currently on a pair of AF-1s, and they grind well, but yeah, Independent isn't lying when they say "built to grind". I've ended up replacing trucks merely because the grind felt shitty when they were new and I wasn't willing to break them in.

Every truck has their pros/cons

Indy wins in the grind department hands down as far as I'm concerned.

AF1s and lurpivs tied for second imo.

Then thunder

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I'd say I enjoy the grind on ace classics and thunders about the same, but the grind is pretty different on both.

However, I will say that the softer grind on the classics does provide a bit of grip and confidence on coping (at the cost of speed/distance) which made it easier to learn certain grinds.

Even if I eventually felt like they were slowing those same grinds down once it started getting better at them.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6400 on: May 29, 2023, 01:42:08 PM »
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A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.
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I'm currently on a pair of AF-1s, and they grind well, but yeah, Independent isn't lying when they say "built to grind". I've ended up replacing trucks merely because the grind felt shitty when they were new and I wasn't willing to break them in.
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Every truck has their pros/cons

Indy wins in the grind department hands down as far as I'm concerned.

AF1s and lurpivs tied for second imo.

Then thunder

Venture last

I'd say I enjoy the grind on ace classics and thunders about the same, but the grind is pretty different on both.

However, I will say that the softer grind on the classics does provide a bit of grip and confidence on coping (at the cost of speed/distance) which made it easier to learn certain grinds.

Even if I eventually felt like they were slowing those same grinds down once it started getting better at them.

Do you just mean the grind on pool coping?

The grind on steel coping is great so far, but that's to be expected from new trucks

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6401 on: May 29, 2023, 04:34:52 PM »
so, there's samples of size 80s Ace currently in testing? 10inch as heard on Fos Nine Club

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6402 on: May 29, 2023, 05:23:13 PM »
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A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.
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I'm currently on a pair of AF-1s, and they grind well, but yeah, Independent isn't lying when they say "built to grind". I've ended up replacing trucks merely because the grind felt shitty when they were new and I wasn't willing to break them in.
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Every truck has their pros/cons

Indy wins in the grind department hands down as far as I'm concerned.

AF1s and lurpivs tied for second imo.

Then thunder

Venture last

I'd say I enjoy the grind on ace classics and thunders about the same, but the grind is pretty different on both.

However, I will say that the softer grind on the classics does provide a bit of grip and confidence on coping (at the cost of speed/distance) which made it easier to learn certain grinds.

Even if I eventually felt like they were slowing those same grinds down once it started getting better at them.
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Do you just mean the grind on pool coping?

The grind on steel coping is great so far, but that's to be expected from new trucks

Nah, they grinded slower on just about everything.


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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6403 on: May 29, 2023, 08:30:59 PM »
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A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.
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I'm currently on a pair of AF-1s, and they grind well, but yeah, Independent isn't lying when they say "built to grind". I've ended up replacing trucks merely because the grind felt shitty when they were new and I wasn't willing to break them in.
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Every truck has their pros/cons

Indy wins in the grind department hands down as far as I'm concerned.

AF1s and lurpivs tied for second imo.

Then thunder

Venture last

I'd say I enjoy the grind on ace classics and thunders about the same, but the grind is pretty different on both.

However, I will say that the softer grind on the classics does provide a bit of grip and confidence on coping (at the cost of speed/distance) which made it easier to learn certain grinds.

Even if I eventually felt like they were slowing those same grinds down once it started getting better at them.
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Do you just mean the grind on pool coping?

The grind on steel coping is great so far, but that's to be expected from new trucks
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Nah, they grinded slower on just about everything.
Agree: they feel like thereís peanut butter on the hanger, or the ledge/curb/coping. I did NOT like it at first, but Iíve grown to enjoy the softer feel of the grind.
I regularly switch between AF1s, Classics & Stage 11s in any given session & I like them all for their own reasons, but that classic grind just feels slower than the Indys and AF1s to me.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6404 on: May 29, 2023, 10:09:51 PM »
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I just wanna know when the ToA collabs are dropping here in the US.
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they should be up at some stores. pretty available here down in canada
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The only link I saw had them listed for $95 a set? Why?
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$95 CAD equals to a little under $70 US.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6405 on: June 01, 2023, 09:00:29 AM »
ToA collab is live.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6406 on: June 01, 2023, 07:18:56 PM »
ToA collab is live.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6407 on: June 01, 2023, 09:48:21 PM »
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A while ago I was riding the Classics for a while and had gotten used to the soft/slower grind. Lo and behold, once I got on a pair of new Indys for a change, I almost died on my first fs 50-50 grind as they felt like I was on ice and the board just sped off from below me.
[close]

I'm currently on a pair of AF-1s, and they grind well, but yeah, Independent isn't lying when they say "built to grind". I've ended up replacing trucks merely because the grind felt shitty when they were new and I wasn't willing to break them in.
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Every truck has their pros/cons

Indy wins in the grind department hands down as far as I'm concerned.

AF1s and lurpivs tied for second imo.

Then thunder

Venture last

I'd say I enjoy the grind on ace classics and thunders about the same, but the grind is pretty different on both.

However, I will say that the softer grind on the classics does provide a bit of grip and confidence on coping (at the cost of speed/distance) which made it easier to learn certain grinds.

Even if I eventually felt like they were slowing those same grinds down once it started getting better at them.
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Do you just mean the grind on pool coping?

The grind on steel coping is great so far, but that's to be expected from new trucks
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Nah, they grinded slower on just about everything.

My first pair of AF1s had a real sticky feeling grind. I ended up giving them away and going back to Indyís. I was missing the Ace turn, so I gave them another try and this set grinds so much better. Thereís a mix of people on here who say the grind is great vs not great. Either they changed the metal and you got an older set, or the metal is just inconsistent. With Aceís track record of QC, I wouldnít be surprised if itís just inconsistent

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #6408 on: Today at 04:56:04 AM »
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ToA collab is live.
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in stock at Orchard and Kinetic

Edit:
303 has them for $60/set instead of ~$75.
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