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    Default Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    Hey guys which Caliber truck is good for freeriding that most, like sliding, some downhill, freestyle. I think the Caliber 50 truck is good at freeriding the most, opinions? (Im getting Calibers so I would like to know)
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    Default Re: Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    Either one. Depends on if you. Not us.
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    Default Re: Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    most def get 50's if you are looking to freeride. you can do it on 44's but those are more geared for downhill. or just buy both and shred your street, switch boards and downhill

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    Default Re: Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    44s have more lean and less turn, which can make transferring your momentum into the slide easier. 50* turn sharper. It's one of those things that is strictly on your shoulders, not ours. Busting a slide on 42* randals feels pretty good too. It all depends on your ability and limitations. If you aren't going to be going fast, go with 50* because skating on flatland will allow more agility.
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    Default Re: Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    Ok ill just go with caliber 50's for now, but I might switch the baseplates with randals and try that too (:
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    Default Re: Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    With the factor of bushing shape and hardness set aside; would a 50 degree baseplate be able to lean as far as a 44, it just turns more to the amount of lean given? Meaning I could initiate a slide quicker with a 50 and the same amount of lean, but i would feel more comfortable holding my momentum on a 44 because the turn would be larger. (easier to topside during a tight turn on a 50 than 44)

    On top of that, to get the same lean in a 50 I would need softer duro bushings than in a 44 correct?

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    Default Re: Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    Quote Originally Posted by dvenezio View Post
    With the factor of bushing shape and hardness set aside; would a 50 degree baseplate be able to lean as far as a 44, it just turns more to the amount of lean given? Meaning I could initiate a slide quicker with a 50 and the same amount of lean, but i would feel more comfortable holding my momentum on a 44 because the turn would be larger. (easier to topside during a tight turn on a 50 than 44)

    On top of that, to get the same lean in a 50 I would need softer duro bushings than in a 44 correct?
    A lower degree truck is typically able to lean deeper. Lower degree trucks also typically make bushings feel softer, so yes, you would need softer bushings to get the same amount of lean of even the same feel as a higher angle. 90a in a 44* is roughly equivilent to 87a in a 50*. It's about 2a per 5*, give or take a little.

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    Default Re: Caliber 50 or Caliber 44's?

    My experience with 50 and 44 Calibers is that 50s are a bit grippier in general (later release point into a slide) and easier to do quick 180s on. 44s feel REALLY good for going fast and busting out long slides. My best advice would be to try both if you can and see which one matches your style of riding better, because even with extensive experience, it's really hard to describe how something will translate to board feel. Hit up your local Longboard BST or the Classifieds on the 'fish to try to find some used trucks, I've bought 50 cal complete trucks for 10 dollars from the right person before.
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