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What size trucks should I get for a 8.0 deck?

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Asked by: Sandra Porter

5.25″ truck5.25″ truck.

What size trucks fit a 8.0 mm deck?

Skateboard Truck & Wheel Size Chart

Truck Size
7.75″ 5.0 52-56mm
7.88″ 5.0/5.25 52-56mm
8″ 5.25 52-58mm
8.25″ 5.5 54-60mm

Should my trucks be the same size as my deck?

The trucks should always fit the width of your Skateboard. It’s important that they’re not much wider than the deck because otherwise, the centre of gravity will shift to the side of the deck. This may have an effect on flip tricks and can affect the general boardfeel.

What size trucks do I need for 8.5 deck?

Size Guide – Skateboard Trucks

Skateboard Truck Size Guide
Deck Size Hanger Width Axle Width
8.25 to 8.75″ 149mm / 6″ 215mm / 8.5″
8.75 to 9.75″ 160mm / 6.3″ 226mm / 8.5″
Over 9.75″ 183mm / 7.2″ 254mm / 10″

What trucks should I get for an 8 inch board?

5.25″ truck

For the perfect truck size, you are aiming to match the overall truck width to the deck width, for example, a 7.75″ deck matches a 5.0″ truck, an 8.0″ deck matches a 5.25″ truck.

What trucks does nyjah ride?

Still like tight trucks though it makes me feel much more solid. On my board bones bearings because they're the fastest what else do we got I think that's about it that's uh that's my.

What size Indys for 8.5 deck?

Independent Skateboard Truck Size Chart

Truck Size Axle Width (in) Skateboard Deck Width (in)
149 8.5 8.375 – 8.6
159 8.75 8.6 – 9
169 9.125 9 – 9.5
215 10 9.5 – 10.5

Should your trucks be wider than your board?

Your axles should be about as wide as your board. A bit less or a bit more length on the truck is ok. If your truck is a bit wider then your ride will be more stable, but your edge pressure will be reduced meaning you need to make a greater of an effort to turn.

Do wider trucks turn better?

Wider trucks provide more stability because you cover a larger surface. They are less responsive than narrow trucks resulting in a larger turning radius compared to narrow trucks. Narrow trucks weigh less, are smaller, and have a lower moment of inertia. Because of this, it makes it kickflips a little bit easier.

Is 8.0 A good skateboard size?

7.50″ to 8.00″: Medium deck width for teen or adult riders skating street terrain or doing more technical tricks. 8.00″ to 8.50″: Ideal for various street and transition terrain. Parks, pools, rails, stairs. 8.50″ and up: Wider decks great for transition skating, bigger street tricks, pools, or just cruising.

What size board does Tony Hawk Ride?

Among the legends of the discipline, Tony Hawk rides surprisingly thin decks nowadays at only 8.5”, but he used to have 9.0” pro decks released in the past.

Do trucks matter on a skateboard?

Skateboard trucks are the most important part of your board, perhaps even are the heart and soul. Trucks have a huge impact on how your board feels and performs, they also last the longest.

How do I know what size truck to get?

You would get trucks that match the width of the axle to the width of your deck. So. If you are skating an eight inch board you should get trucks that have an 8 inch axle.

Should I get low or high trucks?

High trucks are better for turning as the truck can pivot further as the different geometry allows more movement. Larger wheels can be fitted without wheel bite, 53mm to 58mm, as the axle now sits further away from the deck. You can ride looser trucks as the wheels will have more room to move before hitting the deck.