Gullwing Shadow DLX Trucks

£55

Gullwing Shadow DLX Trucks

£55

Gullwing Shadow DLX trucks are the modern equivalent to their classic Street Shadow trucks of the late 80s, and will feel much more familiar to most younger skaters than their classic Pro III trucks; gone is the signature Gullwing hangar “scoop” and Tracker-esque swept pivot, and instead you’ve got a fairly regular street-style geometry and hangar.

That’s not to say this is just some generic truck; Gullwing have included a built-in speed washer on both the hangar and the axle nuts, meaning you never have to worry about losing your washers again; they’ve also kept the baseplate shaped so that you can replace the built-in splined kingpin with a traditional hex-head or inverted kingpin. We approve.

These are sold in pairs, so just choose a suitable deck and set of wheels and you’re good to go.

I mean, you’ll also need bearings, griptape, and bolts, but if we typed all that out, we’d be here forever. Oh. Damn.

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Description

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.

(We’re still trying to source decent inverted kingpins for precisely that purpose. Bear with us.)

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.

Additional information

Weight 780 g
Dimensions 23 × 8 × 7 cm
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149mm, 159mm

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