The Gullwing Shadow DLX truck is an old-school truck with a modern feel. If you want something with proper 1980s quality but that can handle modern street skating, this is the truck for you.
Currently, we only stock the 8.5″ version of the Gullwing Shadow DLX, and we’ve measured it as having a real-world hanger measurement of 147mm, an axle of 8.43″, 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 390g per truck. That means these are relatively low trucks compared to trucks in this size from other brands. Stick to small wheels or throw some risers in your setup!
The bottom bushing is a 13.5mm tall barrel, and the top one is a 9.5mm tall cone. The provided bushings measure 88a on our durometer. The bushing seat in the hangar is fairly open, with an elliptical hole for the kingpin, so expect these to turn quite deeply when pushed.
The baseplate is double-drilled, having both the new school (shorter) hole pattern and the original 80s style holes, meaning these will fit on any board in existence, whether it’s a modern shaped deck or a classic reissue.
Finally, the pre-installed kingpins are of the modern splined variety, but the baseplate is shaped to hold a hex head kingpin or nut in place without any movement at all. If you wanted to use an inverted kingpin for better grinds, this would be a perfect candidate.
If you’d like some Shadow DLX trucks in another size, we can also get them with 8″ and 9″ axles, so drop us a message and we’ll sort it out.