If you’re new to the longboarding scene there is a good chance you haven’t heard of Iliffe trucks. Iliffe Trucks, owned by Bill Illife, had a strong presence in the longboarding scene starting in 2012. Over time though, as we all know life can interrupt skating, and for the last few years, Bill has kept things low-key when it comes to Iliffe trucks. Now Bill is ready to get back to it and get Iliffe trucks on everyone’s radar again.
Surf Rodz Grindz are precision manufactured traditional kingpin (TKP) trucks that come in a variety of sizes to suit both street skateboarding and longboarding disciplines.
These trucks are my favorite TKPs to ride because of their versatility and durability. One of the best features of these trucks is that all the parts are interchangeable and replaceable making them ideal for street skating.
Coo Trucks have been absorbed into a new venture called Next Trucks, but Coo has been making trucks since 2015 and the M2-0R was their most recent project. These are budget friendly with high performance.
I have been riding them for roughly two months now and with that time I’ve really come to know them. You’ll be surprised to learn what makes them different from everything else on the market.
New limited edition Paris V2 Macaron trucks in the blue and pink Macaroon colorways dropped September 13th. These forbidden snacks feature all you’ve grown accustomed to from Paris V2s in limited colors that will really make your setup pop.
Paris Truck Co. dropped new limited edition colors of their venerable V2 truck last week as part of a lineup they’ve cleverly dubbed “Les Macarons”. The new colors, Blue Macaron and Pink Macaron, feature pastel baby-blue and baby-pink colors reminiscent of the popular French desert, Macarons.
Over the years, it seems, trucks have been decreasing in width. Back in the original days of longboarding, way back in the early 2000s, wide hangers up to 210mm were looked favorably upon because they were believed to be more stable. And that’s true- wider hangars are less responsive and they’re great for going fast in straight lines.
But that’s not downhill anymore. Now, we’re talking technical downhill/freeride courses where fast braking and deadly quick rail to rail action is required. And for that, shorter hangars are necessary and beneficial.