View Full Version : 9" Old school deck... trucks?

06-25-2009, 12:57 PM
Hi, I am getting an Old School style Alien Workshop deck soon: http://www.routeone.co.uk/images/r1content/products/40384_b.jpg

It is 9" wide, And I was wondering what truck size would suit it best? i don't know whether to get some 139s or 149s, help?


06-25-2009, 04:32 PM
ugh that board makes me cringe...its horrible. but i would say 139's

06-26-2009, 02:13 AM
ugh that board makes me cringe...its horrible. but i would say 139's

your dumb, and have no idea what your talking about haahha

139s - ment for size 7.8- 8.25
149s- ment for 8.25s - 9s

I ride 149s on my 8inch deck haha

thunder sizes are different
thunder 149s would fit though

06-26-2009, 02:51 AM
Thanks man, I have done some research and realised that 149 would be best, can't wait to get it all together!

And also, what does anyone think of Tracker Trucks, looking at getting some, I'm having trouble getting some indy's andTracekrs were looking good.

06-29-2009, 01:39 AM
First off I wouldn't ride the board unless its some reissue, thats a fairly old graffic.

Second, 149's are for up to a 8.75 board, get 169s or Ace 55', which would be equal to 159's and split the difference.

06-29-2009, 01:44 AM
I would probably put long boarding trucks on it and use it as a mini long board and skate it everywhere while i have other skateboard in hand or in back pack ^_^

but ya 149s would work =]

06-29-2009, 06:45 PM
I'd use 159's (Indy's) All mine are 10's and 169's fit pretty much perfect and don't overhang the deck

06-30-2009, 05:01 AM
good luck finding 159's though.

06-30-2009, 01:32 PM
Nice deck, your parents will LOVE it. It would be even cooler if it was a pink pig hand on the knife.

I'd take in to account what kind of riding you plan to do when picking trucks. OK to go a bit wider for more coasting and carving aka cruising. Narrower, wheels and trucks as close to total board width as possible for street tricks, kick flips, etc. Light for Ollies. Somewhere in between for ramps and vert. Trackers have a great history and decades of proven durability, but they are heavy too. Just my two cents..

06-30-2009, 01:36 PM
But im not a big fan on that board but everyone has opinions :D

07-01-2009, 02:40 AM
thats a sweet design..

07-02-2009, 04:11 PM
indy 149's

07-02-2009, 10:01 PM
149's on a 9" board is going to require fat wheels or you are going to have a lot of overhang you might wanna think about 169's, both of these boards are on 169's the one on the left is 9.125" with what would be considered normal width wheels, the one on the right is 9.25" and has wider oldschool styled wheels


07-23-2009, 09:01 PM
go with 139's for sure

07-23-2009, 09:43 PM
go with 139's for sure


08-09-2009, 12:25 PM
Would indy 169s fit on a deck that is 9.63"?

08-09-2009, 01:47 PM
Would indy 169s fit on a deck that is 9.63"?

yeah but you will need a wide wheel maybe offset

Dave XJ
08-21-2009, 01:29 AM
No question, go with 169's. It is perfect for a 9" board. The wheels will sit level with the edge of the board

08-31-2009, 11:35 AM
i'd say 159's would suit that better, hard to source now though you might need to try ebay or an ebay shop.some guys on there just buy up the old stuff from the wholesalers and sell it online, theres not the demand in the skate shops but theres plenty people out there still after the old kit