Do trucks matter on a longboard?
Now that you’ve selected your longboard deck, it’s time to select your trucks. The truck selection on a longboard skateboard is especially important since it’s the trucks that will allow you to turn as well as keep your wheels properly anchored to your board.
Can you grind with reverse kingpin trucks?
Reverse Kingpin (RKP)
The extra height can be uncomfortable during grinds and flip tricks. Due to the orientation of the kingpin in RKPs, grinding and slappies are usually not ideal on RKP style trucks, but can certainly still be done.
Which way should trucks face on a longboard?
Standard kingpin trucks should be placed so that the kingpin and the bushings of each truck face inwards, toward the center of the deck. Reverse kingpin trucks should be placed so that the kingpin and the bushings of each truck face outwards, toward the tip and tail of the deck.
Which way should trucks face on a skateboard?
The trucks should be placed so that the kingpin and the bushings of each face inwards, toward the other.
How tight should your trucks be on a cruiser?
The trucks should turn just enough that the wheels come very close to touching the board when standing with all your weight on one side.
Should I tighten my trucks?
The faster you intend on riding, the tighter your trucks should be. Tight trucks provide stability at higher speeds, reducing the likelihood of catching the dreaded speed wobbles. If you’re considering riding downhill, or if a vert ramp session is in your future, consider tightening your trucks for safety’s sake.