3 years ago by Graham Williams
Looking for the perfect longboard skateboard trucks? You have come to the right place for help. Our Warehouse Skateboards Longboard Skateboard Buyers Guide is a great resource.
Now that you have chosen your longboard deck type, it is time for you to buy longboard trucks. Longboard trucks are the metal T-shaped pieces that mount onto the underside of the longboard deck. The longboard truck size can be measured by the width of the hanger or the width of the axle. Every longboard skateboard requires two trucks.
Longboard trucks are extremely different than standard skateboard trucks. The primary difference is that the trucks hangers are often wider. This is to accommodate for the the difference in the decks length. The two most common longboard truck sizes are 150mm and 180mm and are sometimes equipped with inverted or reversed kingpins. A longboard truck is known as a “reverse kingpin” truck because the axel is on the other side of the kingpin compared to a standard truck. They are designed to allow for easy turning and maneuverability; therefore, they often have softer urethane bushings. A downhill truck tends to have a much harder bushing in order to stabilize the longboard at high speeds.
When purchasing, you will receive the two longboard trucks necessary to assemble your longboard skateboard. Longboard trucks come in various sizes and colors, and Warehouse Skateboards carries a huge selection longboard trucks to fit your personal preference.