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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2880 on: February 02, 2021, 02:06:44 PM »
Super tempted to change my setup but not sure yet. Im currently on 8.5/31.8/14.2 board with Aces and they make board feel super short. It feels good on smaller stuff but not that stable on ramps. Thinking on trying 32-32.5 length and 14.375-14.5 WB next since I don't flip much nowadays amd skate more transition and curbs. Anyone ride aces and 14.5wb, how is it?

sounds like youre on a FA rn? I'm on a FA rn as well but last 2 boards were a polar and frog 14.5wb and I honestly loved it for skating bowls and such. Much more stable and control which seems to be what youre looking for.

Ever since I switched to Aces though, wheelbase hasn't been too much of a factor for me compared to when I was skating indys. Like I can go from a 14 to 14.5wb easily and only feel the difference when i skate transition. On indys a 14.3wb feels too long for me, but on aces 14.5 feels just right.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2881 on: February 02, 2021, 03:10:56 PM »
Apparently I'm weird and like my board and w/b to be super short. Currently on a Blood Wizard 8.5 with a 14.25' W/B and Ace 44's and loveeeee this setup for everything, though I mainly skate tranny. Came from skating 169's on a 8.5 for a really long time. Getting use to the smaller truck didn't take long, getting way less wheel bite and again I prefer the shorter W/B for when I do skate street stuff too. I do 3 washers on the inside of the wheel and bought wider OJ 54MM Hardlines to try and makeup the difference and it's great. Perfect world Ace makes a 8.625 truck but until then...

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2882 on: February 02, 2021, 04:51:39 PM »
Just switched from a 14.375 wb to 14.25 with 44s. Only had 1 session and a half ass post work sesh. But so far I think 14.375 with ace may be. My sweet spot. Hoping the 14.25 helps me learn some shit though.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2883 on: February 02, 2021, 07:42:35 PM »
Ace heads that came from Indy. Anyone feel like their pop got messed up when making the switch? Was riding ace for a few months and found myself not making certain ledges that I used to make even though my deck was a lot lighter. Been screwing around on another setup with Indy standards and I could pop way higher much easier. Anyone run risers with their aces to make them Indy height?

Here's my experience, switching to Ace and Theeve after 16 years on Indy. I still have a 35" ollie, and  popping up and over high stuff has always sort of been my specialty. I was prepared to having to adjust, but I was scared about how it would affect my ollie. Much to my surprise, it didn't. I was on forged indy's for about a year before the switch, so the height difference wasn't too noticeable. I also happened to bump up in wheel size around that time, so it didn't really affect my timing. I've also heard people complain about a dead feeling pop, but to me it was an improvement over forged baseplates. I've sometimes wondered if I shouldn't ride such a short WB with the offset already being so tight on Ace, but I'm ok as long as the tail is short and somewhat steep.

tl;dr: no

My setup:
8.25 / 31" / 14.00WB, medium concave, short tail
Indy ti 144 ---> Ace 44 (and theeve 5.5)
52-54mm

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2884 on: February 02, 2021, 08:52:16 PM »
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Super tempted to change my setup but not sure yet. Im currently on 8.5/31.8/14.2 board with Aces and they make board feel super short. It feels good on smaller stuff but not that stable on ramps. Thinking on trying 32-32.5 length and 14.375-14.5 WB next since I don't flip much nowadays amd skate more transition and curbs. Anyone ride aces and 14.5wb, how is it?
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sounds like youre on a FA rn? I'm on a FA rn as well but last 2 boards were a polar and frog 14.5wb and I honestly loved it for skating bowls and such. Much more stable and control which seems to be what youre looking for.

Ever since I switched to Aces though, wheelbase hasn't been too much of a factor for me compared to when I was skating indys. Like I can go from a 14 to 14.5wb easily and only feel the difference when i skate transition. On indys a 14.3wb feels too long for me, but on aces 14.5 feels just right.

This is what I experienced with Indys and that's why Im not sure about the change now. My last board was 14.375 and hated it with Indys since it felt way too long. Now Aces and 14.2 feels kinda stubby.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2885 on: February 02, 2021, 08:58:37 PM »
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Ace heads that came from Indy. Anyone feel like their pop got messed up when making the switch? Was riding ace for a few months and found myself not making certain ledges that I used to make even though my deck was a lot lighter. Been screwing around on another setup with Indy standards and I could pop way higher much easier. Anyone run risers with their aces to make them Indy height?
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Here's my experience, switching to Ace and Theeve after 16 years on Indy. I still have a 35" ollie, and  popping up and over high stuff has always sort of been my specialty. I was prepared to having to adjust, but I was scared about how it would affect my ollie. Much to my surprise, it didn't. I was on forged indy's for about a year before the switch, so the height difference wasn't too noticeable. I also happened to bump up in wheel size around that time, so it didn't really affect my timing. I've also heard people complain about a dead feeling pop, but to me it was an improvement over forged baseplates. I've sometimes wondered if I shouldn't ride such a short WB with the offset already being so tight on Ace, but I'm ok as long as the tail is short and somewhat steep.

tl;dr: no

My setup:
8.25 / 31" / 14.00WB, medium concave, short tail
Indy ti 144 ---> Ace 44 (and theeve 5.5)
52-54mm


A: GODDAMN 35Ē is no joke, almost a tennis net.

B: what is this 8.25x14x31 board?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2886 on: February 05, 2021, 09:42:11 AM »
Tempted to try some Ace 55s after skating Venture 5.8/6.1s for the past year.  Thinking about pairing them with one of the new Hockey 8.75s or 9.00s that have longer wheelbases.  Might regret it - I really wish Ace made an 8.75 truck... 

Do Aces slide on the baseplate like Venture?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2887 on: February 05, 2021, 09:49:47 AM »
I really wish Ace made an 8.75 truck... 

Do Aces slide on the baseplate like Venture?

me too!

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yes!

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2888 on: February 05, 2021, 10:18:08 AM »
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I really wish Ace made an 8.75 truck... 

Do Aces slide on the baseplate like Venture?
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me too!

and

yes!

Sweet! Let the great experiment begin

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2889 on: February 05, 2021, 10:20:44 AM »
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I really wish Ace made an 8.75 truck... 

Do Aces slide on the baseplate like Venture?
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me too!

and

yes!
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Sweet! Let the great experiment begin
dang, i may have to try some 6.1s now too.  haven't had ventures since the early-mid 90s

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2890 on: February 05, 2021, 10:21:46 AM »
The pinch on smith's and crooked grinds are what drew me to these trucks. Ace trucks are so light and stable I'm hyped to have a pair.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2891 on: February 05, 2021, 10:47:44 AM »
The pinch on smith's and crooked grinds are what drew me to these trucks. Ace trucks are so light and stable I'm hyped to have a pair.
ace trucks... light??

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2892 on: February 05, 2021, 11:25:15 AM »
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The pinch on smith's and crooked grinds are what drew me to these trucks. Ace trucks are so light and stable I'm hyped to have a pair.
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ace trucks... light??

I'm confused by that post too, are they talking pinch with ACE? The word light doesn't belong for sure

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2893 on: February 05, 2021, 11:47:26 AM »
My ACE trucks are lighter than my titanium Indys

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2894 on: February 05, 2021, 01:01:57 PM »
ace have that same thing indy has going on for me where your board feels light while you're skating and popping off the ground but they feel heavy in your hands.

when I switched ace for ventures I was surprised at how they felt lighter in my hands but made my board feel heavier under my feet.

thunder were the neutral ones where they felt light in my hands and felt light under my feet and popping the board.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2895 on: February 05, 2021, 01:20:21 PM »
ace have that same thing indy has going on for me where your board feels light while you're skating and popping off the ground but they feel heavy in your hands.

when I switched ace for ventures I was surprised at how they felt lighter in my hands but made my board feel heavier under my feet.

thunder were the neutral ones where they felt light in my hands and felt light under my feet and popping the board.

I think thatís a function of how Aces pull the wheelbase in compared to Ventures which push it out a bit more. My thinking is that it takes less force to push the tail to the ground if the wb is pulled in and the opposite when itís pulled out, which would be where the lighter/heavier feeling on the board comes from.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2896 on: February 05, 2021, 01:27:45 PM »
My ACE trucks are lighter than my titanium Indys

That's cause you got ultra rare $90 worth mag plates dude ;)

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2897 on: February 05, 2021, 01:46:43 PM »
Does a mag baseplate make the truck that noticeably lighter? Just curious because I've never skated hollow trucks or anything other than the standard models.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2898 on: February 06, 2021, 06:00:19 PM »
The pinch on smith's and crooked grinds are what drew me to these trucks. Ace trucks are so light and stable I'm hyped to have a pair.

ace isnt known to have the best pinch
in fact compared to thunder and venture its pretty ass
compared to indy its slightly worse

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2899 on: February 06, 2021, 06:09:54 PM »
Does a mag baseplate make the truck that noticeably lighter? Just curious because I've never skated hollow trucks or anything other than the standard models.

Yes. When you hold it in your hand. Not so much when it's on your board. Mag plates + Krux pins is noticeably lighter over all, even on the board.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2900 on: February 06, 2021, 10:15:17 PM »
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The pinch on smith's and crooked grinds are what drew me to these trucks. Ace trucks are so light and stable I'm hyped to have a pair.
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ace isnt known to have the best pinch
in fact compared to thunder and venture its pretty ass
compared to indy its slightly worse
Of all that's been said about Ace, pinch I can't remember being mentioned once.
That being said, the pinch is different just like any other truck would differ.
Compared to Indy's, Ace do not pop you out of a trick like Indy's would (thinking crooked grinds).
That's a geometry factor which is why Ace also have such a responsive turn. It's a trade off.
Indy's have a stiffer response and are still great trucks.
Thunders have an even greater difference in geometry than the other two and are lower in height.

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2901 on: February 07, 2021, 07:09:35 AM »
Gonna make the jump to Ace but can't decide if 33s or 44s are the way to go. Currently riding 148 Thunders on 8.25


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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2902 on: February 07, 2021, 07:42:49 AM »
Gonna make the jump to Ace but can't decide if 33s or 44s are the way to go. Currently riding 148 Thunders on 8.25

How often do you switch board size. General consensus around here is 44 on 8.25

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2903 on: February 07, 2021, 10:13:56 AM »
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Gonna make the jump to Ace but can't decide if 33s or 44s are the way to go. Currently riding 148 Thunders on 8.25
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How often do you switch board size. General consensus around here is 44 on 8.25

Usually stay on that size but would only go up if I switch do guess 44s are the way to go. Just not a fan of seeing anything poking out when I look down but hopefully wonít be a problem

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2904 on: February 07, 2021, 10:24:58 AM »
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Gonna make the jump to Ace but can't decide if 33s or 44s are the way to go. Currently riding 148 Thunders on 8.25
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How often do you switch board size. General consensus around here is 44 on 8.25
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Usually stay on that size but would only go up if I switch do guess 44s are the way to go. Just not a fan of seeing anything poking out when I look down but hopefully wonít be a problem

I'm riding 44 on 8.25. 2washers on the inside one on the outside. I donít get any hot rod it come pretty flush

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2905 on: February 08, 2021, 05:59:24 PM »
Pulled the trigger and picked up some Ace 55s. Has anyone skated 55s on an 8.5? Was the board flip-able?

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2906 on: February 08, 2021, 06:28:03 PM »
Pulled the trigger and picked up some Ace 55s. Has anyone skated 55s on an 8.5? Was the board flip-able?

Here is a 10-year old Japanese girl flipping a longboard.

You should be ok on your monster 8.5

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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2907 on: February 08, 2021, 06:28:34 PM »
My ACE trucks are lighter than my titanium Indys

Ace 44s weigh even more than Indy 159 Ti (395g v.346g). 
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2908 on: February 08, 2021, 06:30:56 PM »
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The pinch on smith's and crooked grinds are what drew me to these trucks. Ace trucks are so light and stable I'm hyped to have a pair.
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ace isnt known to have the best pinch
in fact compared to thunder and venture its pretty ass
compared to indy its slightly worse

A light Ace with good pinch? Must have them confused with Thunders.
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Re: Ace trucks
« Reply #2909 on: February 08, 2021, 10:47:27 PM »
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Ace heads that came from Indy. Anyone feel like their pop got messed up when making the switch? Was riding ace for a few months and found myself not making certain ledges that I used to make even though my deck was a lot lighter. Been screwing around on another setup with Indy standards and I could pop way higher much easier. Anyone run risers with their aces to make them Indy height?
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Here's my experience, switching to Ace and Theeve after 16 years on Indy. I still have a 35" ollie, and  popping up and over high stuff has always sort of been my specialty. I was prepared to having to adjust, but I was scared about how it would affect my ollie. Much to my surprise, it didn't. I was on forged indy's for about a year before the switch, so the height difference wasn't too noticeable. I also happened to bump up in wheel size around that time, so it didn't really affect my timing. I've also heard people complain about a dead feeling pop, but to me it was an improvement over forged baseplates. I've sometimes wondered if I shouldn't ride such a short WB with the offset already being so tight on Ace, but I'm ok as long as the tail is short and somewhat steep.

tl;dr: no

My setup:
8.25 / 31" / 14.00WB, medium concave, short tail
Indy ti 144 ---> Ace 44 (and theeve 5.5)
52-54mm
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A: GODDAMN 35Ē is no joke, almost a tennis net.

B: what is this 8.25x14x31 board?

Curious about the board as well