We took these trucks out to a scenic spot overlooking the Port of Los Angeles to see what they were made of.
The Gullwing “Reverse“ come with a 182mm hanger and 47 degree baseplate. They feature a raked, reversible hanger with a raised grinding surface, increased axle height, built in speed rings, and an open yet restrictive bushing seat. The baseplates feature an 8 hole mounting pattern, industry standard pivot, knurled kingpin and cutouts to save on weight. The Gullwing “Reverse” come stock with R.A.D. bushings and machined washers.
One of the first things we noticed and loved about these “Reverse” trucks is that their raised axel height eliminated our rider’s need for a riserpad. This is not only convenient, but has the added benefit of giving the rider more direct board control. This, combined with a raked reversible hanger and a well engineered bushing seat, make these trucks both lively and stable.
While it must be noted that our tester weighs in at well over 200lbs, we still found the bushings of these trucks to be rather soft for the average skater. We definitely think they could benefit from a harder stock bushing, or better yet, customizable options.
We found the Gullwing “Reverse” to be a well-rounded, versatile truck with a lot of bang for the buck. Their unique features set them aside from other trucks on the market and raise bar for cast manufacturing overall.
Skating: Devyn Roseman
Filming: Marcus Bandy & Doron Dill
Editing: Doron Dill
Audio: Precious Alfaro
Music: “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit