The trucks are sold in sets of 2, so the prices shown are for a pair of trucks!
In the 1950s, the function of trucks was provided by roller skates, sawn in half, to be attached to a wooden rail (2X4). It was not until the mid-60s to see the birth of the first skate truck: the Chicago. In 1975, "Tracker trucks" broke new ground by creating a larger truck, made of aluminum, armed with a triangular hanger, an inverted axle and a 4-hole base. The modern skateboard truck was born. In 1978, on May 23, in Newark, California, Richard Novak, Jay Shiurman, Fausto Vitello and Eric Swenson launched the "Independent" Stage 1 truck . The INDEPENDENT truck was created to respond to the lack of quality of trucks then available on the market. . As Rick Blackart (the brand's first Team rider) explains so well: “one breaks, the other does not turn”, talking about the Bennett and Tracker trucks respectively. The success is immediate and INDEPENDENT has since been THE benchmark in skateboard trucks.
Stage 1 will be followed by Stage 2 and the INDEPENDENT truck will not stop evolving over the years to meet the needs of riders. INDEPENDENT today offers the most complete range on the market with 7 different truck sizes to adapt to all models of boards on the market. Because this is the essential element for choosing the right trucks: the size! And yes ! Size matters! To get the most out of your skateboard, the width of your trucks must be adapted to the width of your board. Here is a small table that will allow you to easily find your way and choose the model of INDEPENDENT trucks in line with the size of board you like to ride.
|Board widht :|
|6' à 7'||109||00|
|7' à 7.4'||109||11||7.13|
|7.4' à 7.75'||129||145||5.0||22 / 02||5.0||7.63|
|7.75' à 8.1'||139||147||5.25||33 / 03||5.25||8.0|
|8.1' à 8.3'||144||148||5.6||44||5.5||8.38|
|8.3' à 8.7'||149||149||5.8||44||5.75||8.75|
|8.7' à 9.0'||159||151||6.1||55|
|9.0' à 9.6'||159/169||66|
|9.6' et +||215*|
* depending on use: handling (169) / longboard (215)
There are two types of truck heights: “HI” (high) and “LOW” (low). Trucks are the most repairable and customizable item on a Skateboard. You can, for example, change the nuts on the hanger axle, change the KingPin if it breaks or replace the gums with different hardnesses to obtain a more or less “loose” truck. By default, all INDEPENDENT trucks are fitted with 94A (medium) hardness bushings.
|Truck Low||Truck Hi (top)|
Size chart: Independent Trucks, Thunder Trucks, Venture Trucks and Ace Trucks