What are the best longboard carving trucks?
Well, the answer depends on your riding style.
Do you want a setup that can carve but still handle higher speeds? Or do you want a sharp turning radius for pumping?
Here’s a list of carving-focus trucks to help you build your dream setup.
Paris trucks have been around for a long time and are a staple in the longboard industry. They’re the most stable out of all the trucks on this list. I’d recommend experimenting with softer and double cone-shaped bushings to carver deeper. Specifically, look into RipTide bushings.
Carver is classified as a “surfskate” company, but you don’t have to be a surfer to enjoy them. One of my favorite longboards is this setup. Just don’t expect to bomb hills with Carver trucks.
If you’re looking for setups you can pump from a standstill, look into surfskates companies like YOW Surf or Waterborne. Both offer a front pivoting-adapter system that pumps like a dream.
Seismic has been working on their carving trucks for over 20 years. It’s made of a unique dual-spring system, offered in two different baseplate angles. For the amount of time put into engineering, these are a steal.
You might not even need to buy a new set of carving trucks.
Below are a few things to improve your current setup’s carving ability.
- Softer bushings
- Angled riser pads
- Smaller trucks
More tips on how to make your setup carve harder here.