Equipment Thread

i remember having a Politic deck with a stupidly high concave and I couldn’t get away with it, had a National not too long after with high concave and it was spot on. The mellow ones are pretty decent too.

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@wheelsofretrospective I skated mine for nearly a year, mostly on mini ramps. Didn’t tighten them at all and they were fine. Mine came with white bushings in though, nit sure if that’ll make a difference.

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Thanks dude - not sure what white ones are like - did they feel tight?

I’m by no means an expert, but done a little bit of riding on flat and they’re absolutely fine. I haven’t skated anything else other than Tensors on a borrowed board in about 5 years, and they’re definitely better than those, but as for an Indy/Thunder/Venture comparison I haven’t a clue. My only issue with them is my own fault, because I didn’t have a tool when I last rode them and they’re at an uneven level of loose/tight so the front truck wants to carry on going straight while the back is trying to turn because I couldn’t be bothered to keep trying to wrap an ill-fitting spanner around the kingpin nut.

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Cool thanks man - I am far from an expert so no judgement here! Just know mine are turning too much. What colour are the bushings on yours? And as standard were they quite soft or tight?

whilst i didn’t dislike tensors in general, they have to come with the worst bushings known to man

Mine are loose and I like that.

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This sounds like a slightly paraphrased hip hop or RnB lyric. I dig it.

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27 posts were split to a new topic: Warwick/Norrin

oh you’re sitll here

when i rode tensors i used bones mediums. they were good but didn’t last more than few months. since i switched to inde and then thunder i’ve just been using stock bushings and they’ve been fantastic

Maybe if you can name the dinosaur that Spanky posted he’ll give you a second chance.


We need a new one surely

Or looking on the bright side it could be like a right wing where’s wally?


if you need any reminder of why Warwick probably shouldn’t post here anymore, the entire Equipment Thread has now been derailed heavily into this bullshit when we should be talking about truck geometry. @cuntflambe get the diagram quick


Right, so I know nothing about different deck shapes. I currently have two setups - a Karma deck with massive fat cruiser wheels, and an old Chocolate deck with sensible wheels.

I can’t currently kickflip, but I can get a lot closer on the cruiser setup, which seems odd. The Chocolate deck just will not flip.

Any ideas on what the different properties of these might be? Concave seems fairly similar, the Karma seems to dip into a pocket more fore and aft of the trucks - could this make a difference?

Obviously my complete lack of skill is the real factor here, but I’m just curious.

big chunky wheels could make it flip faster as there’s more weight perhaps? could be anything though really, having a completely different pop or geometry could mean you are missing the flick on the chocolate board

Maybe, I always figured it’d be the other way round, who knows.

To be honest it’s not really important as I’ve reached a stage in my life where I’ve accepted I’ll probably never learn to flip or grind again, but actually I’m quite happy just rolling around like the middle aged man I really am.


I honestly think that 56mm wheels are now my standard answer to any problem.

I went as far as 58/60 in the late 90s. Have been on the 52s from the early 2000s and 54s for the 2010s…
But wish I’d just gone 56mm fo lyfe.

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I did 55’s for at least ten years straight. Perfect

60mm / 72a on the cruiser. Honestly struggling to see any disadvantages for my ‘skating’.

53 / 101a just feels brutal on anything other than glassy concrete.

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