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ezWIDER

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Anyone try the Grind-King Thunderbirds? They look like Jay adams truck on steroids. Any good? Bad? Might try a set. Any one? Anyone? Bueller?
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They're very light for their size, but I think Krux's "The Man" truck performs better. The latter are more consistent in their turning, and can accommodate far more bushing choices.
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what size are the Krux trucks? I checked the website and didn't find any trucks called "The Man"...they look hella cool, tho.
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http://www.milehighskates.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=49&products_id=250&osCsid=8eefb7d1985a1f4a89427dc3297cd18c
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I have seen tons and I do mean tons of Krux's standard size trucks break king pins with a great regularity. That is why I shy away from them. I have yet to see a Grind King - pin break. I also see that most peeps do not like the Jay model.I like em fine that is why I was wondering if the T-birds are any good.
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I have seen tons and I do mean tons of Krux's standard size trucks break king pins with a great regularity. That is why I shy away from them. I have yet to see a Grind King - pin break. I also see that most peeps do not like the Jay model.I like em fine that is why I was wondering if the T-birds are any good.


If you like the JA trucks, you'll dig the T-Birds. Most folks find the stock bushings a little "dead," but if you put some red Indy bushings in there, you're good to go.
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I just saw pics of both and I must say, I'm leaning towards the Krux at this point for my BF II. Do the stock bushings need replacing in the Krux as well?
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I just saw pics of both and I must say, I'm leaning towards the Krux at this point for my BF II. Do the stock bushings need replacing in the Krux as well?


Nope... the stock Krux bushings are excellent. It's almost as if they're pre-broken-in.
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I have seen tons and I do mean tons of Krux's standard size trucks break king pins with a great regularity. That is why I shy away from them. I have yet to see a Grind King - pin break. I also see that most peeps do not like the Jay model.I like em fine that is why I was wondering if the T-birds are any good.
EZ, I just compared both the GK and Krux side-by-side today and in my opinion, the Krux seem much more stout, especially in the baseplate. Also, the GK bushings are for shit, but the hanger is also a tad bit wider, by about 3/16". Of course, the GK has a much lower kingpin.

The Krux had a higher degree of fit and finish, especially the later. Also, the hanger and baseplate are much beefier then the GK.

However, just to mix it up even more, Ray Flores told me that the new Trackers are ass kickers, great geometry (it was designed as a wide truck from the start, not simply a wider hanger on a standard baseplate) and a high degree of fit and finish.

I'm very happy with my Webb Shogo trucks (10" end-to-end) on my Skaterbuilt, but I'm interested in hearing how well these other trucks perform.

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Freind of Shralpster broke a kingpin in a set of GK, if im not mistaken. I dont know shit about Gk, but he said that the krux was a much better turning truck.
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Hmmmm,
Been hearing about the Krux for a while.
Should investigate.
GK kingpins are THE SHIT!

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Hmmmm,
Been hearing about the Krux for a while.
Should investigate.
GK kingpins are THE SHIT!


The Krux's are good trucks. VERY Indy-like in their geometry (read: essentially identical), much better stock bushings, and if it matters, they're lighter, too. And unlike the Stage 9's, you can swap out the stock kingpin to a GrindKing (or similar) in seconds (w/o risking your temper, fingers, etc).

Shitty, you know I have the 5.0, 6.0, and "The Man" Krux's in stock...
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Got my Krux 6.0's set up with Bones Mediums... rack & pinion, baby! Lightweight, too..
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D'oh!
Yeah, you'll have some of my BREAD soon.
I am gonna be on the road this weekend, but, I'll be around next week.
Shit has been nuts with shipping, and my shop has been really busy...
Finally over that flu shit, though, yay!
KRUXs, WRISTGUARDS...maan, you are getting me good!
That grip you sent with the Olsons was really good, different...good.

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dave, have you gotten my emails?
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