The Tensor Mag Light skateboard trucks feature a hollow kingpin and axle to shave weight. The magnesium hanger and baseplate further reduce weight while maintaining the same strength as steel. The result is a truck that's 29% lighter than a traditional steel truck, but just as strong. What this means for you is easier ollies and a much lighter skateboard. That's a plus. A big plus.
- Hollow Axle & Kingpin
- Set of 2 Trucks
Hollow Axle & Kingpin - Hollow axle trucks cut down on the materials used in the axle, so your trucks feel lighter. Hollow kingpins further reduce weight while still maintaining strength in this critical area.
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||7.625 axle||7.625 axle (low)||8.0 axle||8.0 axle (low)||8.25 axle||8.25 axle (low)||8.5 axle|
|Board Range (in):||7.5 - 7.75||7.5 - 7.75||7.75 - 8.25||7.75 - 8.25||8.0 - 8.5||8.0 - 8.5||8.25 - 8.75|
They turn kinda crappy but they're low trucks so you're kind of asking for it by getting them (I can't recall skating a low truck from another brand, so I don't have much to compare them to, maybe I shouldn't have made that generalization lol). One thing worth noting is that they use different bushings than the standard Tensor bushings (the bottom bushings in the Los are nearly a quarter inch taller than the ones in the normal height trucks), so unless you want to compromise the turning in your truck I would leave the Lo bushings in there.
It seems that they put a lot of lubricant on the bushings, which gave a remarkably sharp turn right out of the box, I can see why you would want to do that so that the user gets the full turn of the truck immediately and they don't have to wait for the bushings to break in but I like to break in my bushings, it was kind of annoying that I had to take apart the truck and clean out all the lubricant.
Also, having that sticker on the hangar is kind of annoying, I took it off immediately but the sticker residue stayed and ended up leaving a dirt silhouette of the sticker on the truck for all to see. If you're a truck manufacturer/distributor and you really have to leave a sticker on the truck (which you shouldn't in my opinion, just put it on the packaging) please put it in a spot where people can't see it with the board assembled, like on the bottom of the baseplate like most other truck companies.
This is my second set of maglights (I am also skating the 5.0 Los) and I haven't experienced any axle bending yet. Perhaps that's more of an issue with the wider versions of those trucks?