Good to know
What Longboard Trucks Should I Get?
Trucks are an essential part of your longboard setup. Longboard trucks are the T-shaped parts that connect the wheels to the deck and allow the riders to turn. Choosing the right trucks depends on what type of longboarding you want to do. If you want your riding to be responsive and allow for tight cornering, go for a top mount truck. If you prefer a board that is closer to the ground, with enhanced stability, opt for a drop-through truck.
What Size Trucks Do I Need?
Longboard trucks are typically between 150mm and 180mm wide. Generally speaking, longboard trucks should be around the width of your board however can be wider or narrower. Wider trucks will provide you with more stability but will be tougher to turn and you run the risk of wheel bite. Narrower trucks will not be as stable, but they will be easier to turn.
Choosing the right longboard angle
Getting the right angle for your longboard trucks has a big impact on how your longboard turns. By longboard angle, we are referring to the angle of the longboard baseplate. Longboard angles typically vary between 35° and 55°. Generally speaking, the higher the angle, the more manoeuvrability and turn you will get. A "high" angle of around 50° is most common and is ideal for carving, cruising and beginner riders. A "low" angle is better suited for experienced and competitive riders who like to reach top speeds when going downhill.