The Standard trucks have been updated with a reinforced construction and feature Royal's classic geometry for tried-and-true performance.
- Set of 2 Trucks
Risers from the following brands are not compatible with the baseplates of these trucks.
Note - Every skate truck brand represents their sizing a little differently, so it's easy to get confused. Take a look at this graphic and then reference the size chart.
|Size||7.6 axle||8.0 axle (low)||8.5 axle|
|Board Range (in):||7.5 - 7.75||7.75 - 8.25||8.25 - 8.75|
Indy's have a high center of gravity and are quite twitchy in my opinion. The hanger also gets yanked side to side and gets stuck off-center, causing the board to carve unexpectedly when rolling over cracks. I hate the feel of indy's.
Aces are great a feeling truck, but are quite high and tend to cause me to come dangerously close to speed wobbles unless I am actively focused and seriously concentrated on flowing with the twitchy movements.
Polar bear 155's are very low, and feel quite dead. They are pretty stable though, however. Definitely the truck I have the most confidence when downhill bombing wicked fast around 35-40mph.
Mini-logo trucks have a very all-around decent feel. A little lower than most, pretty predictable carving. But I cruise around town a lot and the rocker shaped hanger barely gives me clearance over small rocks and pebbles, I've rock-stop slammed more with them than any other truck I've ever had. Despite the lower height, they really do turn and carve quite comfortably. More carve than the polar bears, but less than indy's and aces.
But these 5.5 royals...I set them up on an 8.5 deep and steep blind deck. It was love at first carve. They're the perfect truck. Sleek styling, perfect flowing predictably deep, deep carve. Incredibly stable at high speeds. And the ride height is stunningly perfect. I love these trucks. Seriously. I freakin love these trucks. Stock bushings and pivots are wonderful. The manufacturing is spot-on, clean and on point. It's like if indy and the polar bears got married, and had a baby girl. Then their daughter met and fell in love with the aces. They had another daughter. And then God himself blessed their daughter with exquisite beauty and a genuinely kind, and understanding soul.
I WILL NEVER RIDE ANOTHER BRAND OF TRUCKS EVER AGAIN. EVER.
People hate on royals so much it's obnoxious. I didn't try them until now because of what people always said. They're idiots. These trucks and hands-down, 1-800-bar-none the greatest thing I have ever done to my skateboard setup. Thank you Royal. Your my skateboard setup for life. Pure, unadulterated dopeness. Thank you a million times over.