View Poll Results: Which width trucks for an 8.18" Deck

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    Default Which width trucks for an 8.18" Deck

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    I say 8. Either width is gonna be slightly off, but better to have it slightly skinnier than having your wheels poke outta the sides like a Frankenstein looking thing.
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    Depends on what the board is for I think. Are you gonna use it for bowl and ramp riding, park riding? If so, slightly wider may be a bit better. Better stability. If not or if it will be a multi purpose do everything board, go skinny.

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    also are you just trying to move up in size or do you prefer boards bigger than an 8

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    I'm 100% sure I like boards bigger than 8", as I've been slowly creeping up in size: 8, 7.75, 8, 8.137, 8.25 (I actually dropped down from an 8.25" shop deck as the damn thing felt soft and pop-less right out of the gate, syndrome/Birdhouse wood); I did pick up an 8.375" but sent it back (at no loss) as I thought it too big and wanted to take it slower in size progression.

    I've been wanting to try an 8.18" in hopes it's not too skinny and not too wide but I'm also big on my trucks matching up.

    As for terrain, a little bit of everything, but primarily park use: big bowl, mini, ledges, stairs, quarter-pipes and hips, etc., but I do hit the street and ditches, just not as often as I should!
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    if you think you'll be mostly skating over 8.25 get those if not just get 8s

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakai_or_die View Post
    if you think you'll be mostly skating over 8.25 get those if not just get 8s
    I have both in my possession already.

    The 8" are on my current 8.137" and the 8.25" are still attached to the crappy shop deck.
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    I have 7.5's on a 8.125 deck ha.

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    if you have both then whys it matter just use whatever fits the board your currently skating

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    The 8.25" were fine, just bumped to 8.5" and there is a little more bolt showing but not enough to sweat it as the wheel to wheel measurement = deck width.
    Last edited by Xen; 10-29-2011 at 06:23 PM.
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    Wow. The guy who has been skating 20+ years. . .

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    Was more interested in what the forum would say rather than follow what they said ;)
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    Theeve 8.18: they're light, come with bones bushings, and would actually line up perfectly with an 8.18 deck

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