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    Default Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Hopefully these two trucks aren't too far across the board. I couldn't find anything on drones vs Paris in the forums and for some reson it won't let me look at gear reviews right now, oh well. Hopefully no ones asked this yet.

    I want to know which is preferred for sliding and learning to slide on. I'll also be doing some commuting (longboard=primary mode of transportation) so I'd like a more responsive turn. I can't go very fast (not a speed demon) so high speed stability is not an important factor. They both have lifetimes warranties, correct me if I'm wrong, so I'm stumped.

    Appreciate any help, flaming not so much.

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    I've never tried Navigator trucks, but my Paris trucks are really nice. They can carve hard, but i've also brought them to 35mph. They would be fine for any type of riding you throw at them.

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Navigators are really tall. Charger 2s are a good choice, they have a seat that is very open like paris and are on the lower side, I use mine for everything.

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Quote Originally Posted by RobustOrange View Post
    Navigators are really tall. Charger 2s are a good choice, they have a seat that is very open like paris and are on the lower side, I use mine for everything.
    That's funny I have those now and everyone tells me they suck O.o

    Do you know anything about the navigator stock bushings? Paris are supposed to be nice
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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    do you think they suck? or you just trying to please 'everybody' ? my paris are bent as hell and there is loooads of slop in both pivots, not saying they are bad, just die quickly
    what should i put here...

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Quote Originally Posted by koza View Post
    do you think they suck? or you just trying to please 'everybody' ? my paris are bent as hell and there is loooads of slop in both pivots, not saying they are bad, just die quickly
    They're alright, but anytime I've ridden my brothers board or a friends the turn has been a lot nicer and more responsive.
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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    try different bushings? my parises felt kinda dead at first, then i swapped the bushings
    what should i put here...

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Quote Originally Posted by koza View Post
    try different bushings? my parises felt kinda dead at first, then i swapped the bushings
    Will do but we're getting a little off topic. My original dilemma was Paris 180s or navigator drones, sorry if I'm a little stubborn.
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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    I'd go with paris, just because they work so well with my setup. They are quite high off the ground though in comparison to other trucks, so maybe not as good for commuting.

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Thanks for the info guys, unfortunately i don't actually have sufficient funds right now, so whichever one I end up going with will have to wait a while.
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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    drones are ok. same weight as bear= 1.8kilos(2trucks).
    stock cone bushings are too soft for me and it wheelbites.
    changed only the boardside to 91a and it gives lively response.
    my weight = 190

    if paris is lighter, i'm planning on getting one for freeride and commuting.
    Last edited by longstrokes; 02-12-2013 at 03:17 AM. Reason: wrong term

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    Hopefully these two trucks aren't too far across the board. I couldn't find anything on drones vs Paris in the forums and for some reson it won't let me look at gear reviews right now, oh well. Hopefully no ones asked this yet.

    I want to know which is preferred for sliding and learning to slide on. I'll also be doing some commuting (longboard=primary mode of transportation) so I'd like a more responsive turn. I can't go very fast (not a speed demon) so high speed stability is not an important factor. They both have lifetimes warranties, correct me if I'm wrong, so I'm stumped.

    Appreciate any help, flaming not so much.

    -Ren
    I've had both Paris 180's and Navigator 180 cast, and to be honest, I prefer Navigator Hands and feet over paris. the bushings are soft, but it makes the turning alot more responsive, and one of the things i noticed with paris is that over time, larger people tend to start bending their axle. I only weigh 130, so either way it doesnt matter to me. But if you weight like 200+ i would definitely recommend Navigators. They are stronger, and more durable. Side note, Ive had Paris for about two years and never learned how to slide, but once i got navigators the ease of sliding just came to me. So Navigators are definitely better for sliding

    (My opinion, not saying in some matter-of-fact way)

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    That's funny I have those now and everyone tells me they suck O.o
    According to your Setup info, you have Charger I's, not Charger II's. Charger II's are a lot better.

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    Default Re: Navigator drone cast trucks vs. Paris 180

    In my opinion the navigators have great hangers with sweet bushing seats, as opposed to Paris open seats with easy hangerbite.
    However, Paris trucks come with great stock bushings and baseplates, whereas the navigator bushings are double 80a cones almost guaranteeing wheelbite if you're over 120 lbs. The navigator baseplates are very high, which could feel uncomfortable on topmounts, and they have very short stock kingpins, limiting your bushing options.

    Personally I mixed my set of navigators with randals with great results, and am very pleased with how my Paris trucks perform depending on the deck and wheels you want to set these trucks set up with, but both will be great for carving around, commuting and a bit of freeride.


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