Go with the street trucks if you want to cruise and do tricks, go with the V2/V3's if you want the ultimate cruising experience. Since the V3's are the V2's successor they are probably the best choice. Paris improved the casting process, redesigned the bushings, and upgraded the pivot cups.
At the same time, do trucks matter on a longboard? Every longboard requires two trucks, which can be measured by hanger width or axle width. ... Longboard trucks feature softer bushings to allow for easy turning and maneuverability. Downhill longboard trucks should have stiffer bushings to stabilize the longboard at high speeds.
No matter, how do I choose a longboard?
Can you put Longboard trucks on a cruiser?
You can put longboard wheels on a skateboard but they can't be bigger than 70mm. You need to attach 1/2“ riser pads and 1 1/2″ bolts to keep enough clearance or else you get wheel bite. Your trucks should be tight and harder bushings are recommended depending on your weight.
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021
PARRIS CLASSIC QUALITY TOYS EST. 1936 Paris V3 180mm 50Â° Longboard Skateboard Trucks (Matte Black, Set of 2)
NEXT LEVEL MANUFACTURING — Produced using Paris’ new, proprietary alloy-forming process, Paris V3 trucks utilize techniques derived from casting, extrusion, and forging.
CARVING PERFECTION — The baseplate’s 50° angle and the hanger’s open bushing seat combine to offer a fluid transition between deep, diving turns.
STRONG REINFORCED DESIGN — Broadened hanger shoulders and reinforced baseplate support beam reduce stress and increase overall strength.
BUILT TO LAST — Down to a molecular level, the Paris V3 trucks are stronger than any other cast longboard truck on the market.
ULTIMATE RESPONSE — For the best response and rebound, the Paris V3 trucks come with a redesigned top conical bushing and hand-poured urethane pivot cups for an ultra-smooth turn.
Caliber Trucks Cal II 50Â° RKP Longboard Trucks (Black)
Pivot with tighter tolerance and updated chamfer
Circular kingpin hole with updated diameter
Increased truck strength
Pressed-in grade 8 hex head kingpin
Thinner paints for tightened tolerances
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Gullwing Sector 9 Sidewinder II Longboard Skateboard Double Kingpin Trucks, Black, 159mm Hanger 9" Axle (Set of 2)
For some exaggerated, easy turning, the Gullwing Sidewinders are definitely the trucks for you
Feature a 'double kingpin' setup which allows the truck to steer far more than regular trucks
You can generate momentum through turning/pumping
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VJ skateshop Longboard Skateboard Combo Package with 70mm Wheels 7inch 180mm Aluminum Trucks, Bearings Hardware Complete Set
LONGBOARD PARTS SET: It inclouds longboard trucks 7 inch hanger / 9.75 inch Axle, longboard wheels 70mm, skateboard bearings Abec 7, skateboard screws 1.5", skateboard riser pads 6mm, skateboard spacer
REVERSE KINGPIN SKATEBOARD TRUCKS ( RKP trucks): This is 7inch hanger Aluminum trucks w/ 90a hardness bushions and 6-hole baseplates, which are are the standard for downhill and freeride longboards.
VARIETY COLOR WHEELS: The longboard wheel is 70mm x 51mm 78a durometer. These wheels are good for roads, sidewalks, driveways. And the color inclues black, blue, red, neon green, gel black, gel blue, gel red and gel green.
608 STANDARD ABEC 7 SKATEBORD BEARINGS, This skateboard bearings is most common 608 industry standard and match up with nearly every skate wheel. The measurements are 8mm (core), 22mm (outer diameter), and 7mm (width).
INCLUDES EVERYTHING: The perfect gift for both professionals and novices, this longboard accessory kit has reliable, high-quality parts that come in one convenient package.
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Gullwing Sidewinder II 10.0 Silver/Orange/Blue Truck Longboard Skateboard Trucks (Set of 2)
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Cal 7 Longboard Skateboard Combo Package with 70mm Wheels & 180mm Lightweight Aluminum Trucks, Bearings Complete Set & Steel Hardware (Black Truck + Transparent Red Wheels)
IDEAL FOR LONGBOARDING — Parts are specifically designed for riding longboards.
DURABLE TRUCKS — Lightweight aluminum holds is strength and delivers a solid ride.
JUST ADD WOOD — All you need is a deck and you're ready to go!
SMOOTH RIDE — 70mm 78A durometer wheels perfect for cruising the streets.
RAD COLOR OPTIONS — Tons of transparent and opaque color sets for you to choose from.
VERSATILE CARVING MACHINE – The Loaded Icarus is a performance longboard created for snowboard-style carving, pumping, freeride, freestyle, and urban commuting / alternative transportation.
UTILITARIAN DESIGN – Drop-through truck mounting for stability and easier pushing. Cambered profile and variable edge concave create a lively and precise riding experience. Cutouts combine with flared wheel wells to maximize clearance for big wheels and allow deep carves and tight turns. Minimal nose and tail kicks help navigate city streets and open the door for freestyle trickery.
STRONG, LIGHT, & DAMP – Snowboard-inspired composite construction combines vertically laminated bamboo and fiberglass for a durable, lightweight, and lively ride. Cork bottom layer provides vibration damping.
PARIS TRUCKS – Paris 180mm, 50° matte black longboard trucks deliver smooth and controlled turning response that's perfect for hard carving and all-around riding.
ORANGATANG WHEELS – Choice of Orangatang 80mm Kegels for unmatched roll speed, grip, and smoothness or Orangatang 75mm Durians for just the right balance of grip and slide for a more freeride-friendly setup. Includes Loaded Jehu V2 bearings.
Longboard trucks are usually reversed kingpins (the center bolt on which the hanger pivots), meaning the kingpin faces outwards. ... Reverse kingpin longboard trucks are more responsive and make for a stable ride so it's perfect for cruising on longboards.
The trucks should be as loose as you feel comfortable when you're first starting out. Be sure not to compress the bushings when adjusting your trucks. Once you're comfortable with your board, loosen your trucks up a hair so that they feel slightly uncomfortable.
In theory, drop-through decks work with any kind of skateboard trucks. However, we strongly recommend a proper longboard (“RKP”) truck rather than a regular “Street Style” truck. Regular Street trucks don't turn enough for a drop-through, and often they make the board too low.
It's small, lightweight, easy to carry around and take with you everywhere. A cruiser is not so well-suited for traveling far or for riding very fast. A longboard is more stable and comfortable for pushing long distances and for riding downhill at higher speeds.
For faster and smoother rides, the wheels of a longboard are large and soft. Skateboards have smaller and harder wheels to make it easier to shred rails, ledges, and gaps. If you plan to just cruise on your board, softer wheels give a smoother and more coordinated ride.
Regular skateboard for cruising. Converting your skateboard into a cruiser is probably the cheapest option. ... For those who do own a skateboard, all you have to do is get some smooth wheels, riser pads, and maybe new bearings (depending on the condition of your current ones).