I'm getting back into skating after a 30 year hiatus. I bought a Ripper popsicle 8.5 and it just didn't feel right to me. My last board-in 1989- was a Ray Barbee. Big nose, fishtail,....great board.
I decided to get Frankie Hill bulldog reissue. I ordered it as a package set up. The only trucks available for the kit were Indy 215s. They give a stable ride, but I am not crazy about how much of the wheel sticks out near the tail. I believe the narrowest part of the tail is 9 inches. I cannot remember the size I used to get on those style boards.
I am riding Spitfire Formula 4 58mm Conical Full.
I am really just interested in carving in the bowls at the park.
Should I go with Indy 159 or 169?