The Hollow Lights skateboard trucks from Thunder are an even lighter light truck, bring the thunder!
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.
Forged - Forged baseplates are compression molded making them lighter, stronger, and more impact resistant compared to cast or poured-mold baseplates. Forging also eliminates the most common manufacturing defects and imperfections.
Risers from the following brands are not compatible with the baseplates of these trucks.
It seems like it's just me, but I struggled with these trucks for 5 months before just giving up and moving on. They are really nice, well made, and light. I personally just can't ride them. I've always been a Krux/Indy guy, so I like higher trucks, and don't mind the weight of a standard indy. There's just something off about the turn and feel of these Thunders (My first pair ever BTW). Tried different bushings, tightening/loosening. Could never get used to them. Felt like the break in took weeks. I thought I was just crazy, but I just swapped to a pair of venture highs and I feel sane again. literally 20-25 minute break in, and everything back to normal for me. Maybe I need to try a regular pair of thunders and see how that goes, but these hollow lights are just not for me.
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Never going back to independent.
by Eric Wilhelm
in Somewhere upstate, NY(Verified Buyer)
I've used independents for years. Especially when their "mids" dropped. I made the switch to thunder because I was basically making one out independent forged baseplate (I didn't like the inverted kingpin, but feel in love with the height)and a mid hanger. Now I have what I've been looking for. Perfect height and weight for me. Absolutely the best. What more needs to be said? They're thunders. Go out and skate.
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Response was awesome
by Chris O'Rourke
in Nashville, TN(Verified Buyer)