View Poll Results: INDY, VENTURE, THUNDER

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  • THUNDER HOLLOW LIGHTS 147

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  • INDY GC HOLLOW REYNOLDS 139 HI

    4 25.00%
  • VENTURE V-LIGHT 5.2 LO

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    Default Poll: Indy, thunder, venture battle of the big boys

    I'll be slapping a set of these trucks on a board for three months and then reviewing them, it's up to you guys to pick which ones first.

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    I'm going with Thunder just because they're one of the few brands I haven't skated yet. I have a pair of used ones I bought for 25 bucks though, I'll soon be setting them up.
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    I've wanted to try venture so a review would be nice
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    A set of ventures skated both loose and tight with both soft and medium bushings would be nice even though I have no interest in trying out ventures again.

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    ventures, never skated them

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    Oh shit I thought this was a what truck should I get and I put indies because I'm loving mine.

    I guess ventures.

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    Some one going to break the tie? My go to trucks are thunder by the way, but I'm down to try review any of the other ones.

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    I love Venture trucks. Ace trucks are totally worth looking at though. They're strong like Independents but are a lot lighter.
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    Ventures are sick, I agree. I just can't stand that ace is made in china, but i probably will end up buying a set eventually. Its tied between thunder and venture, who's going to break ahead?

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    i'm on thunder and indy. let's try venture

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    I might buy some Ventures this month so I'm looking forward to the review

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhorik View Post
    Ventures are sick, I agree. I just can't stand that ace is made in china, but i probably will end up buying a set eventually. Its tied between thunder and venture, who's going to break ahead?
    Just because something is made in China doesn't mean it's bad quality. Apple products are made there and they're pretty good.

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    CCCP is made in China, he fits the shit quality stereotype well

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    Haha whoa there guys, this doesn't have to get nasty. I'm sure CCCP means well but I prefer to buy "locally" made products if at all possible. I never said China's quality is shit, although it is quite common. I've heard quite a bit of rumors about slippy axles and cracked hangars etc. with ACE so I'm going to wait a bit on those. Back to the subject at hand, I voted myself to review the ventures, since even though all the trucks are less than a year old, I bought the Ventures only a few weeks ago so it'll be a better review since the first impressions are still "fresh".
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    actually i kinda wanted to try the hi but can't find any around here, but go ahead give the venture lo a try and tell us how you think

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    I put the Ventures on my board yesterday and so far I've hated them, so I'm riding Independents again, but I'll try them again periodically for the next few days and try to get used to them. Oh and my set up is Bones STF (50mm), Real 8.06, and nothing else really matters so I'm not going to tell you. I don't skate any tranny, it's all street, ledges, gaps, stairs, rails, etc.
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    lol, yeah ventures not my cup of tea either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reo View Post
    CCCP is made in China, he fits the shit quality stereotype well
    I've never done anything to deserve this.

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    Ventures are no good

    this pole is bias - for some reason children like venture as a brand

    there trucks are awful, they do not turn well and break easily

    weight means nothing - Indys are AMAZING

    Thunder are very good And do not turn in the same manner as Indy ( I prefer Indys) they grind slightly differently too, again I prefer Indy

    cant really go wrong with Thunder or Indy, which ever you got used too mostly in regards to how they turn you would claim there the "best" so kind of ignore all that

    ventures are not on the same level, cleaver marketing though

    truck companies you can't go wrong with aslong as you get the rite size truck are

    independent

    thunder

    ace

    Orion

    caliber

    truck companies who's trucks are skateable but not amazing and often you have to pick there better models of trucks to even get that are (although there are reasons for riding the trucks below such as supporting the team, liking really tight trucks in the case of venture or really light but breakable ones in the case of tensor or in the case of Krux value for money)

    venture

    theeve

    krux

    Silver

    tensor

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    ^Meh.

    After a couple of decades of Thunder, with Indy, Venture, Tracker thrown in, I've settled on Theeve.

    Most of this crap is preference... unless you pick Royal trucks. In that case, WTF?!?

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    Ride da best fucc da rest bro!!!1!!11!!!!beers n slash grinds !!1!!1diy or die!!!!


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    ^ theeve are decent I've skated decks running theeve trucks several times having goes on others decks, there popular here in London Only reason I'd not rank them in the Indy / thunder category is bad buisness ethics they essentially came out being untruthful about the amounts of titanium on there trucks and they also copied Indy in a disrespectful way also there is a massive difference between the CSX and TIAX models. CSX being on Royal and complete levels and TIAX riding and grinding on par with idy, ace and thunder Not all of theeves trucks are the premium product and I'm not a fan of how they conduct themselfs as a brand Indy and thunder do not have a sub par model truck on the market, you know your good if you pick up any of there current range That being said I can see why one would prefer theeve they can be lighter then Indys but similar with bones bushings which you should run in Indys anyway pre installed As for royal yes they need to come out with a decent truck, it's getting beyond a joke now Even silver have some kind of recentish premium / pro model that apparently is half decent

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    I'm a Indy dude but I voted for Venture because I was curious on the review. Venture and Krux have been good trucks in my experience but Indy are my favorite. It will always be preference because there are no rules in skateboarding.
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    i dont even know what trucks mine are i just know the baseplate says thunder team and theyre 149s


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    Quote Originally Posted by 333charles333 View Post
    Ventures are no good

    this pole is bias - for some reason children like venture as a brand

    there trucks are awful, they do not turn well and break easily

    weight means nothing - Indys are AMAZING

    Thunder are very good And do not turn in the same manner as Indy ( I prefer Indys) they grind slightly differently too, again I prefer Indy

    cant really go wrong with Thunder or Indy, which ever you got used too mostly in regards to how they turn you would claim there the "best" so kind of ignore all that

    ventures are not on the same level, cleaver marketing though

    truck companies you can't go wrong with aslong as you get the rite size truck are

    independent

    thunder

    ace

    Orion

    caliber

    truck companies who's trucks are skateable but not amazing and often you have to pick there better models of trucks to even get that are (although there are reasons for riding the trucks below such as supporting the team, liking really tight trucks in the case of venture or really light but breakable ones in the case of tensor or in the case of Krux value for money)

    venture

    theeve

    krux

    Silver

    tensor
    Bullshit. Ventures are great trucks, and people ride them because they like the way they skate. Venture was taken over by Deluxe Dist. in 2011, Deluxe also makes Thunder trucks. Their build quality is definitely on par with Thunders. And whats this shit about Ventures breaking? How many people do you honestly know have broken Ventures? Probably none.
    Ventures turn well and are as strong as fuck. I'm skating a set right now, I know what I'm talking about. You obviously don't, since you put Orion trucks on your list, those are blobs of metal shit. My friend got on flow for Silver last month and hated the trucks so much that he asked to be taken off the flow team. I've never skated Silvers but that's definitely not a point in their direction.

    And another thing, weight fucking matters. People always brush this aside like it doesn't matter, and this always pisses me off. I skate a lot of benches, and I enjoy doing flip tricks over them. I actually enjoy doing flip tricks over anything, it's super fun. Anyways, I always have a hard time adjusting to Indy's when I skate them again, it's way harder to get the board to suck up to my feet. I end up having to pop and flick way harder and usually eat a lot more shit. Ventures I don't have that problem, same with Thunders. So unless you're skating tranny all the time, weight does make a difference.
    The only thing I don't like about Venture is that I think they look ugly. That's about all that I can wrong with them so far.

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