worst trucks for me ever, they increase the wheelbase not the wheelbase via the baseplate but the axel length over ventures or indys by a view millimeters, and the angle of the pivot not kingpin is to up right, very squrilly in mannies, i hate the turning , response and the overaull truck. there are light and grind fine and many people like them but they set me back in skills, replaced them and im back in love with my trucks.
I will no longer ride Independent after trying these out. Always had Indy's and they are a smooth ride, but I love the responsiveness of these trucks. They were eye opening when I rode them the first time.
I live in Belo Horizonte in Brazil, to buy these trucks here cost so much.I used to skate these trucks a long time ago when I was younger,so when I restarted skating here I wanted these trucks. I had them sent to my brother in the states and he sent them to me. After an 8 week wait for them to arrive. All I can say is, they are worth the wait. Before I had so many problems with two pairs of trucks here. (Brazilian brands). Having to change the bushings and king pins etc to make them right. I skate on big wheels 89's but with a regular 8.25 deck so I use two pads to higher me up. I like my trucks loose so I can carve like a snowboarder(my no. one sport). The other trucks just don't compare to these now or even come close and they where copies of 'thunder'. As soon as I put these on my board I just knew. They look great. Makes my set up super light. They turn so quick and perfectly. I'm just breaking them in at the moment. So I'm always adjusting. Belo Horizonte has so many hills with smooth surfaces I do get a big of wobble when I'm hitting speed but that's because I ride them loose. Looking forward to trying them in the park now grinds and in the bowl. Super happy..
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by Josh bazemore
Posted on 9/17/2013
Thunder Trucks Hollow Lights Skateboard Trucks
Very light, bushings are great, turning is amazing, stable when you set up for tricks, perfect size truck... The highs are like mids... Its grinds great, but indys grind better...overall thunders are more ideal for me as a street skater