Unlike a pro, I rarely wear through or break a pair of trucks to the point of replacement. If I invest in a new pair of trucks, it’s because I want a new pair of trucks not because I need them. And that’s why I swapped mine out for a pair of Thunder Hollow Light Trucks recently.
I’ve been riding on Independent trucks for years now so I felt like a bit of a traitor making the change. But I’d been hearing from folks about just how good the Thunder Trucks were and wanted to see for myself.
Find out more in my review below:
Thunder Hollow Lights Review
Straight away, I noticed a big difference. The Hollow Lights were definitely quite a bit lighter than my clunky Indies. From what I know, that’s their main draw. I’ve never been much of a technical skater, preferring to spend my time in the bowl at the skatepark or on funky little ledges and banks and shit around town, so the lightness didn’t really mean as much to me as it might to someone who is doing a lot of flip tricks and so on.
As far as maneuverability goes, Thunder Hollow trucks rocked. Turning is super smooth and quick and the support is solid. They even sort of made hard landings a little bit softer. And, as far as actual grinds go, they slid well no matter what kind of material I was grinding on: metal, concrete, wood, plastic, etc.
Thunder Hollow Lights Video
The only drawback that I did notice is that they wore out kind of quick. After a little under a month of use, they’re already almost as worn down as my Indies are after more than a year of abuse. However, the Thunder’s still ride just as well…it’s probably only a looks thing.
The Thunder Hollow Lights are great skateboarding trucks for anyone who is all about keeping things as light as possible. They slide well, they’re durable, and they turn great. There really are no negatives. It’s all a matter of personal preference, I suppose.