I've been on my new board (Lush Chopper) every day since I got it From Vandem and I'm loving it. I come from straight cruising longboard (Vanguard Loaded) land but I wanted to get something to do bowls etc with my skate mates. I've not done much of that yet, but the agility of the board makes me feel pretty confident there - it feels more like a skateboard, turns and pops in a way I couldn't get either of my longboards to (other board is a Lush machine 80's). But I was surprised by how much fun it was downhill and on the London commute - it's not so good on rough terrain, but with the set up I got (Indy 169 + Orange orangutan fat free's) it sticks to the road and the improved turning circle really helps keep out of trouble.
Super fun! And Adam was very helpful and did a great job setting the board up for me - thanks!
Often overlooked, bearing spacers are a really cheap way to make your board feel nicer, especially if you slide a lot. The spacers hold the bearing apart in line with shoulders of the wheel core, allowing you to tighten your wheel nuts right down to reduce play in the bearing, but still keeping everything spinning smooth and fast.
We build all our completes here with bearings spacers, if you're ordering a set of bearings or a new set of wheels, make sure you have some!
These are 10mm, please note that some super-old longboard wheels that use a rollerskate core need an 8mm.
- Internal Diameter = 8.5mm
- Outer Diameter = 12.00mm
- Thickness = 1.975