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WHAT SIZE TRUCKS DO I NEED FOR MY SKATEBOARD?
The main thing that you want to consider when shopping for trucks is the width of your deck. Your truck’s axle width should closely match that of your deck’s width. Here’s a chart to help guide you:
|Axle Width||Deck Width|
|6″ – 7.25″||6.5″ – 7.25″|
|7.5″||7.25″ – 7.5″|
|7.75″||7.5″ – 8″|
|8″||8″ – 8.5″|
|8.5″||8.5″ – 9″|
|9″||9″ – 10″|
|10″||10″ or more|
It’s VERY important to note that not all skateboard companies use the same method when labeling the size of their skate trucks. Some brands measure trucks by the width of the axle and some measure trucks by the width of the hanger. Some brands measure width in inches, some measure in millimeters, and some even create their own unique units of measure.
So DO YOUR RESEARCH before you make a purchase. There’s nothing worse than finding out that your trucks won’t fit your deck (or vice versa) after you’ve already bought them.
*But luckily for you we at Blackhole Boards provide the details for you on the product info section of our item pages to help save you a little time and effort (see picture below):
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WHAT HEIGHT TRUCKS DO I NEED FOR MY SKATEBOARD?
The height, or profile, of your trucks is the distance between the bottom of your deck and the hanger. Not quite as important as truck width, the profile and can vary from rider to rider and deck to deck.In general a mid-sized profile works for most skaters, but it can vary depending on your personal style. Check the chart below to find what’s right for you. Click on the profile type to browse those trucks:
|Low||Extra stability for flip tricks||50 – 53mm|
|Mid||Good all-around for street or park||53 – 56mm|
|High||Great for cruising/carving||56mm & up|
At Blackhole Boards we label the profile height in the product name of each of our skateboard trucks to help you find what you’re looking for even faster (see picture below):
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We hope that this guide has been a help to you. Keep these tips in mind the next time you’re looking for a new pair of skateboard trucks.
*Stay tuned in the weeks ahead for a post on skateboard trucks recommended by the pros @ BlackholeBoards.com