Your skateboard or longboard (unless it is a pretty crazy mod) has two metal trucks attached to it. The skateboard trucks connect the bearings and wheels to your deck. Even electric or motorized skateboards all have two trucks – they are usually just modified to make room for the battery and motors. The best skateboard trucks for you depend on what type of skateboarder you are. The best trucks for skating your local park probably aren’t going to be what you’d want to use skating to work every day.
Skateboard trucks determine what skate wheels and bearings you can use. They don’t need to match the width of your deck exactly, but you want them to be pretty close to the same width (say, within half an inch or so). Besides that, your trucks will impact how high your board rides and how well it turns or carves. If you’re just skating your commute, you’ll probably want some lighter, higher trucks. If your skating street or at the park all the time you’ll want to be sure to get some really durable, lower trucks. Here are some of the best skateboard trucks we’ve reviewed recently. You really can’t go wrong with any of these trucks, just pick one that matches your skating style.