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roanrox

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8.25 deck on 8.75 trucks?
« on: Today at 02:43:00 PM »
Whats up!

Iíve been riding on 8.5 decks (BBS wood) / 8.75 trucks (indys 159) for years.
Iíd like to try a smaller deck and slightly smaller wheelbase (dlx 8.25 x 32 x 14.38) and was wondering how weird that could be.

Does anyone ride 8.25 decks on 8.75 trucks?
Whatís your experiences?

Oh I ride transition 90% of time. Nothing crazy deep mostly miniramps and small bowls.
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Re: 8.25 deck on 8.75 trucks?
« Reply #1 on: Today at 03:40:35 PM »
Oh, no, that's how Ruff Ryders roll..
-It's a goddamned toy, and you're acting like a child.

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Re: 8.25 deck on 8.75 trucks?
« Reply #2 on: Today at 03:47:43 PM »
No personal experience but one of my homies who is really good rides 8.75s on a 8.25 and he swears by it. Heís a ledge and manny skater tho but if it works for him...
makes me want to skate the park for eight hours again tomorrow and learn some new stuff and go faster

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Re: 8.25 deck on 8.75 trucks?
« Reply #3 on: Today at 03:54:24 PM »
What if you found out most pros lied about their setups and actually ride 7.75 decks on 8.75 trucks? You might want to sit down for this one... everything you've ever known... is a lie.

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Re: 8.25 deck on 8.75 trucks?
« Reply #4 on: Today at 05:01:49 PM »
I did it briefly last spring. I don't really skate transition, so can't give you many insights there. It was alright, but I just like narrower trucks more and switched to a set of Ace 44s after skating it for a week or so.

If you like your trucks, no need to switch.


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Re: 8.25 deck on 8.75 trucks?
« Reply #5 on: Today at 06:33:27 PM »
I ride 159s on 8.5 as well. I think if you got an 8.25 with not a lot of taper you could probably get away with it but itís definitely gonna hot rod regardless. Thatís a whole half inch difference in truck to board width but itís of course not an exact science. Knew a guy who was skating 169s on tinder hat he said was an 8.25 and he had no issues floating flip tricks on flat