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    Default Board width vs truck width?

    Is there a size deck I should be using for a given size truck?

    I'm riding a 10 inch deck with 9 inch trucks right now. I have a set of 8 inch trucks that I'd like to set up with another deck. Would a modern shaped 9 inch deck be too wide?


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    Default Re: Board width vs truck width?

    For maximum "doin' it correctly-ness", your deck should be the same width as whatever your trucks and wheels are when assembled together.

    Will it still skate with wonky sizes and gear that doesn't go well together? Sure...
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    Default Re: Board width vs truck width?

    You should pick the wheels you want to use first, then pick the trucks that put the outer edge of those wheels even with the edge of your board. The wheels you pick will change the truck width you'll need, depending if they're centerset, minor offset or fully offset.

    Pick your wheels first, then the board & trucks!

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    Default Re: Board width vs truck width?

    I already have the trucks. I think they're 8.5 or 8.25? ish.. haha. I need to take the wheels off to get an accurate number. I'll probably do that this weekend when I get new bearings.

    I will need new wheels, size of around 58. It would be nice if companies would list their wheel widths.

    I won't be buying wheels or a board for awhile though. Just trying to plan ahead. I think I'm on an 8.5 board and I really like the size. The wheels I'm running now are MiniLogo's and they seem to be just tucked under the board. Which makes me think the trucks are 8.25. but I'm not sure if they made 8.25 trucks? They're are Indys that I got five years ago or so.
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    Default Re: Board width vs truck width?

    Quote Originally Posted by pnj View Post
    I will need new wheels, size of around 58. It would be nice if companies would list their wheel widths.
    At Rainskates, we DO list our wheel's width, both overall & the contact patch. Important info to set up your ride perfectly!

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    Default Re: Board width vs truck width?

    I suck at math.

    What width deck would I want if I use 8.5 trucks and 57 or 59 rainskates?

    Double conn. I think. Not really sure why one would choose single or double conn. ?

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    Default Re: Board width vs truck width?

    You'd have to put the combo together yourself to figure it out exactly, but probably between 8.5" & 9". The single cons run a little wider than the dubcons. Measure the hanger width of your trucks, not the axle width, and add it to the width of the 2 wheels, since our wheels are near centerset. Match that overall width to the width of the board & you'll be all set.

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    Default Re: Board width vs truck width?

    Probably somewhere around an Indy 149, maybe a Thunder 145 or whatever theirs is. If you're feeling particularly saucy, an Indy 159 would be good too. Rainskates are really good wheels; unfortunately, I barely rode the ones I bought from SDO. But, they're fairly well center-set, so without special modification, they'll typically sit nicely covering up the axle nuts.
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