Paris V3 180mm trucks are your “standard” longboard dance truck. If you’re into walking around on a giant plank, these are the trucks you’re looking for. With a 50º geometry, Paris call these trucks “lively”, which is a concise way of saying they’ll carve around all over the place without too much effort.
We’ve measured the Paris V3 180mm up, and we seem to get a real-world hanger measurement of 179mm, an axle of 9.69″, and a height to the center of the axle of about 64mm with the stock bushings, with a weight (including all supplied nuts and washers) of 465g per truck.
The bottom (deck side) bushing is a 14.5mm tall and 25mm wide barrel, and the top (road side) one is a 14.5mm tall and 25mm wide “gumdrop” bushing, very similar to the Orangatang Knuckles, which are our recommendation for an aftermarket replacement. Paris claim their bushings are 90a, but we measured them at 83a on our durometer (that’s why we always test these things ourselves!). The V3 seems to have a more tight bushing seat than the V2, but we still recommend running softer bushings with a tighter kingpin if you like a more turny truck, or you might end up with a clicking truck as the hangar moves and hits the kingpin. (The Orangatang Knuckles can help avoid that click, too.)
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. Note that Paris do have an unusually shaped baseplate, and so most risers won’t fit properly. If you’re struggling to find suitable risers for Paris V3s, get in touch and we’ll have some made.
Finally, the pre-installed kingpins are of the modern splined variety, and the baseplate is shaped in such a way that you couldn’t fit a traditional hex head kingpin into it without some seriously destructive modification.