Hi guys new here and just getting back into skating getting my mate to reteach me. Still a bit wobbly but getting there and need to learn to break, came off a few weeks ago and ankle is still killing me.
Anyway have got a couple boards and looking to build a old school deck for cruising along the seafront so is mainly for chill rides and a bit of turning.
So deck I'm going for is the santa cruz natas kitten 9.89" wide and 29.98" long. Gonna get some 78a 60mm wheels for smooth ride.
But I'm struggling to figure out which trucks. Have been looking at the gullwing pro 3 9". The Paris V2 180mm. Gullwing chargers 9" and of course indy 169. But preferably want some with colour like the gulls and paris.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The best thing to do is lay the deck down, put the trucks over the holes, and consider the wheel width. It will avoid disappointment.
The first setup i put togethet after 15ish years off was very very similar to your idea. I'll say this; I was much more comfortable skating a lower more modern/popsicle setup when I got back into skating. And, I grew out of 'just cruising' really quickly and wanted something that could do more.
I'm totally not deterring you from getting a rad fish tail style setup. I have two I love. But if you plan on initially investing in one kind of all-a rounder, maybe think twice about a setup simply for cruising.
Think I'll try some indy 159s with a 1/4 riser see how that feels and if need to go wider push it up to 169s or the gullwings 9".
Have got myself a popsicle board and is lovely but the roads around here in the UK are awful with hard wheels.
Cheers again for the help.
I would do what @wakey suggested and lay different trucks over the holes
esp once you have decided on a wheel
I got some cheap core trucks that are 177mm hangers or 9.75 axles
not too bad, has a spline kingpin, a bit lightweight
and probably only 1/3 the cost of indys
Looked at the mini logo but widest they do is 8.75
but usually cruisers need good turning characteristics
imagine not being able to carve your cruiser and having to resort to kick turns in tight places
Just love the shape to the natas kitten.
But Powell og bug in green looks sick too
Think red would suit that deck well but obviously function over form
Wheels wise was thinking slimeballs, oj super juice or oj hot juice. Need a soft ride so probably a 1/4 riser too