About the Original S8 Trucks
Original S8 Longboard trucks are the mainstay of our truck line. For hills and most terrain other than flat, the S8 200mm trucks will out-perform the S6 trucks and give the rider more confidence at speed. Longboarders switching from traditional bushing based longboard truck designs (Randal, Paris etc) should aim for the S8s, and probably heavier tension springs (red for the win), to rip right off the bat, to heck with the transition.
Is your longboard compatible?
Original longboard trucks are designed to out perform and carve in ways never before possible. One of the keys to this carving concoction is the largest degree boardlean found anywhere in the longboard industry.
We knew that without that boardlean we would be left with more of the same, after all, there is no limit on how far over you can lean your surfboard or snowboard. While unlimited boardlean is impossible on a skateboard, we were able to squeeze every last degree into the Original S-Series trucks.
Armed with that boardlean and combined with the quick snappy return to center generated by our patented spring-loaded resistance, Original trucks will take your longboard carving to the next level... but your board better be ready for it.
As one longboarder famously said; "You are one step from catching wheelbite and going home." With the full force (over 1200Lbs) of every carve torquing your trucks, wheels and board toward each other, you need to be sure your wheels can never touch the bottom of your deck. For that reason we have developed a video to walk you through measuring your longboard and using those measurements to choose the right Original longboard trucks for you.
Watch the video