so, i am endless curious. endlessly… so i got a pair of theeve trucks.. “tony hawk”s new truck company.
they look like ACE trucks. i’ve skated a bunch of those. they talk a lot about their titanium alloy blend.
but i was hit with some info. if your trucks are harder then the edge your grinding on. who takes the damage? the edge. so i went with the “cheap”er version of theeve.. the titanium-less version (aka CSX).
they come with bones hardcore bushings. witch is nothing but a MF plus. best bushing out there.
but, i like my trucks loose. so i put in my soft (blue) bones bushings.
i only spent maybe 30 minutes on these trucks. and here are my first impressions.
they are light. even lighter then the ACEs i had(yes i weight them with a scale that can do .01 oz)
they turn like indy standards. but are a bit lower. they are a true mid. higher then lows. lower then highs.
this lead to me not really getting much wheel bite. (w/ 53s on) but quicker responce on tail or nose snaps.
they are not the titanium mix. so they grind like any other truck.
on the bad side.. wtf angle? my skate tool could barely get on the kingpin nut to tighten or loosen. had to use a regular wrench. evil plot to make you buy their credit card size skate tool? yes, but they might win.
the unpolished version still have that stupid CSX thing on the truck. so.. they are not blank like indy standards.. etc.
they say theeve.. and so people will think your a punk.
but light weight, with a good turning radius.. im into it. plus i personally like the profile. but i think ACEs look like hot shit too.
ACE riders should probably stick with ace. indy riders won’t notice the difference. other then they are way way ligher then indy’s. (the non titanium ones)
everyone else? well your trucks turn like shit anyways so stear clear. you might have to bail when your trucks actually turn.
edit: in value.. bones bushing would cost your 10 – 15$ for a set for your trucks. so 40$ for a set of trucks that INCLUDE them.. is pretty damn good IMO.
edit 2: i painted mine. i noticed the picture on the theeve site id ACTUALLY different then how they look in person. profile. wise.. here is the actual CSX profile.. (never mind my paint)
went to the maloof money cup yesterday (it is in my buro) to see all the homies.. it was crazy hot and really freaking dirty.
i never actually went into the event. gave my tickets away. but it was dope to see all the guys from Naysayer, Prize Fighter Cut, KCDC, NYskateboarding.com and more. psyched to have a new epic free park in queens too!
Congratulation to OPEN skater Jason Park. he won the Hawaii stop on the Element 2010 International series.. he will be flow to cali later this year again all the other winners. he will slay it for sure.