FILM 4.25 RAW Trucks

£38

FILM 4.25 RAW Trucks

£38

Finally, there’s a new truck option for freestyle – and this one is legitimately European! FILM trucks was originally Cliché Skateboards’ sister company, and while they’re as street-orientated as that connection might suggest, they’ve also given us this FILM 4.25 truck, suitable for using on freestyle decks between 7.25″ and 7.4″ wide.

We recommend coupling these with a deck such as the Moonshine Denham Hill model and the freestyle wheels of your choice.

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We recommend a bushing upgrade:

96a FILM Bushings

Most bushings are fairly standard - either a barrel or a cone for the bottom of the truck (i.e. nearest to the board) and a cone on the top. Some companies have played with inserts to make the bushing more solid, and some have produced "stepped" bushings to hold the bushing in place better, but as far as we're aware none* have tried to eliminate or reduce one of the biggest sources of sloppy truck performance: the hangar moving around the kingpin.

FILM's bushings include an insert on the top cone which aims to do the same job a spherical bearing does on CNC trucks - namely keeping the kingpin central in the hangar.

Have you ever been on a truck and felt a slight deadzone, where the truck leans but doesn't turn? These should help eliminate that.

One kit provides enough parts to totally rebuild one set of trucks. Before you buy, check the compatibility list below to make sure they fit your trucks. If the combination isn't listed and they don't fit, let us know and we'll give you some money off your next order.

These are the 96a Film bushings, meaning they're firmer than most standard bushings. We recommend these for freestyle or vert use - or street and park if you like a stiffer truck.

*The Seismic Aeon does a bloody good job of this, but as they use a totally different bushing shape only compatible with their trucks, it doesn't count for the purposes of this explanation. Sorry, Dan.

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SKU: FILMRAW105 Category: Tags: , , Product Brand: FILM

Description

The new FILM 4.25 truck is perfect for 7.25″ freestyle decks. Combine with either the Tony Gale or Lillis Åkesson deck and the freestyle wheels of your choice for a perfect setup.

We’ve measured the FILM 4.25 up, and we seem to get a real-world hanger measurement of 108mm, an axle of 6 7/8″, and a height to the center of the axle of about 51mm with the stock bushings, with a weight (including all supplied nuts and washers) of 310g per truck – making these trucks an almost exact match with the Independent 109mm at a much lower price.

The bottom bushing measures 12mm, and the top one is 8.5mm – with a specially-shaped extension to fit around the kingpin in the hanger to hold the hanger central and reduce slop. The provided bushings measure 90a on our durometer, so we recommend harder aftermarket ones for freestyle use.

Finally, the pre-installed kingpins are of the modern splined variety, but there is a space in the baseplate for a hexhead; we can’t guarantee a traditional or inverted kingpin would be held without wobble until we try it ourselves, but at least on paper, it should work.

Additional information

Weight 620 g
Dimensions 18 × 8 × 6 cm
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Size

105mm

Suggested Use

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