Owner / Director
Once I get my new board I'll try riding with tighter trucks, then break them in looser as I go.When I was younger I used to ride fairly tight trucks, to the point where I would generally swap out my stock bushings for the harder ones from shortys or bones. Now I ride my trucks a bit looser, generally almost as loose as they come right off the shelf (usually a quarter to a half turn tighter than stock on my independent trucks with stock bushings/washers at most). I know a ton of guys, particularly guys who are more into transition/park riding and less into flatground pop/flip tricks that ride their trucks crazy loose and love it that way. Truck tightness is really a personal preference thing as you can even see at the pro level where you have guys like Nyjah who ride fairly tight trucks and then guys like daewon who has his front truck so loose I am pretty sure it does not even have a top bushing (not joking).