So, last week I mentioned that I decided to try some Iron skateboard trucks. As I couldn’t find much information about these trucks, all I could was that they were made in the EU, I bought them and decided to give them a shot.
The featured image above is of the trucks I ordered, the ones that arrived look a little bit different.
The name did say white, and they are definitely more white than in their online representation. This might be an issue for you, but it wasn’t for me, especially given that these trucks cost about half the price of the trucks I usually buy.
First impressions of Iron skateboard trucks
In the previous piece, I wrote about how I found the celeste color skateboard bushings to be aesthetically pleasing and hoped they would work for me.
It turns out that they are 92A, if you read our guide on bushings you’ll find a bit about what 92A means. I was getting severe wheelbite with them, even though I’m currently skating pretty small 50mm skateboard wheels. I was hitting the deck whenever I tried anything.
This is not a bad statement about the trucks. It just means the trucks will definitely suit the lighter amongst us, maybe a good truck to start on if you’re a kid. I then decided to mess about with bushings and ended up running Bones bushings, many people including myself will swear by Bones bushings.
I decided to try some stuff. I popped in hard Bones bushings and installed them with no caps. As they started to break in, I popped the lower caps back into the trucks. I then changed my front roadside bushing to a Bones medium.
These changes have brought me the exact truck feel I want. I have a rear truck that is nice and stable and a front truck that will carve and take me wherever I want to go. The interesting thing is that the Iron trucks look like Ventures and I’ve never been able to get Ventures to turn before, so I’m happy there.
Like Ventures, you’ll see that the baseplate comes out past your skateboard wheels. Some trucks like Indy and older Thunder the baseplate is in line with your wheels. The thinking behind the extended baseplate is that it makes nose and tailslides easier as your not sticking on your wheels.
So far on slappy nose and tailslides, this seems to be true. It also helps you to lock in and make your skateboard feel more stable when you’re doing nose and tail stalls.
Did I like the Iron skateboard trucks?
Overall at the minute I quite like these skateboard trucks and given the low price of Iron trucks, even when I changed the bushings, I don’t see a need to change from them in the future.
The only thing I’ll say to be wary of is that the paint is quite thick and it feels like everything is uber waxed until your remove enough of it from grinding.
My skateboard setup
My current skateboard setup can all be purchased or looked at on Amazon, I get a few pennies if you do this, please also support your local skate shop.
Magenta Ben Gore 8.125″ skateboard deck – Check on Amazon
Iron skateboard trucks 5.25 white low – Check on Amazon
Spitfire Formula Fours 50mm 101A Classic Shape skateboard wheels – Check on Amazon
Bones bushings hard – Check on Amazon
Bones bushings medium – Check on Amazon