5 years ago by Graham Williams
What is the right size trucks for you? Are you confused between hi and low trucks? Read on to discover all the dark secrets….
First, the width of your truck axle should closely match the width of your deck. Truck size can be measured by the width of the hanger or the width of the axle.
What size skateboard trucks do I need for my skateboard?
3.0″, 3.5″, 4.0″, 4.5″ – 6.5″ to 7.0″ deck width
7.75″ Axle / 5.0″ Hanger (129mm) – 7.25” to 8″ deck width
8.0″ Axle / 5.25″ Hanger (139mm) – 8” to 8.5″ deck width
8.5″ Axle / 5.75″ Hanger (149mm) – 8.5” to 9″ deck width
9.0″ Axle / 6.5″ Hanger (169mm) – 9” to 10” deck width
10.0″ Axle / 8.5″ Hanger (215mm) – 10” and above deck width
What about truck profile height?
Truck profile is the distance between the bottom of the skate deck and the hanger. In general, a mid-sized truck works well for most skateboarders, but high or low trucks may be preferred under these circumstances:
Low: Provides extra stability for flip tricks. Designed for small wheels (50-54mm)and are the most common truck used today. You can ride a little bigger wheel with low trucks, just make sure you get 1/8″ risers. Also, low trucks give better stability for ramp riding and grinding
Standard: Good all around profile for street or park. If the truck does not indicate hi or low, then it is a standard.
High: Great for cruising and carving. Designed for large wheels (56mm+).