Trucks are the part of a longboard that provides the axles for the wheels. Trucks play a crucial role in turning and stability. There are many different aspects of trucks to consider before choosing the right ones for you.
Longboard trucks are wider than skateboard trucks. They come in two different widths: 150mm and 180mm. For the beginner longboarder, the best way to choose the width of truck is to pick the trucks that are close to the width of your deck. 180mm are the standard size on a lot of longboards. They are great for carving and sliding.
The less angle the trucks have, the better they are for sliding and stability. The more angle they have, the better carving performance you will get. 50 degree trucks are good for all types of longboarding.
Standard or Reverse Kingpin:
Standard kingpin trucks have the kingpin facing inward. You can find some standard kingpin trucks for longboarding, but reverse kingpin trucks are the most popular.
Reverse kingpin trucks have an outward facing kingpin and give the board better clearance.
For some great brands in longboarding trucks, check out our Longboard Gear Guide.