What size trucks are right for you?

6 years ago by

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

skateboard truck detail What size trucks are right for you?

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+).

Check out the available skateboard trucks currently in stock.
If you still have questions about fit or sizing please contact Customer Service.

16 Responses to “What size trucks are right for you?”

  1. poi says:

    because if you get 5″ and u have a 8.5 board they will be way too small

  2. Graham Williams says:


    Those trucks are going to be a little bit too small for that size board. You’ll want trucks around 8.25 – 8.5 inches wide for really good fit.

  3. Graham Williams says:


    It’s important because you want your trucks to properly fit the board you’re riding. Too narrow of trucks can make your board wobbly and hard to control.

  4. Graham Williams says:

    A 8.25″ wide truck would be a nice fit for this size board. A lot of 8.25″ trucks come in a low version!

  5. Abraham says:

    I have an 7.875 deck. Should I get 8″ axle trucks or should I get 7.75?

  6. Graham Williams says:

    Hey Abraham, either of those trucks will fit fine, but we would recommend a 7.75″ truck for that board.