Time to kick-start the FBS Fingerboard Wiki with some general tech questions.
One of the most asked questions which I get almost daily is about setups:
'Can I use this deck with these trucks? Will these wheels work on these trucks?...'
Actually it is super easy to pick the parts for your setup that will 'work together'. The final decision about how your setup looks like in the end depends on your personal preferences.
There will definitely be a Wiki entry about the different types of wheels and how their material and bearing system effects their performance as well as another one on trucks. But let’s get started with the basic hardware questions first.
Which trucks fit on which deck?
At the moment you can choose between 32mm and 34mm trucks, which one is best for your setup depends on the width of your deck. If your deck is 34mm wide or more go for the 34mm trucks, everything smaller than that go for the 32mm trucks.
With your trucks being a lot wider than your deck you might have a hard time doing flip tricks. Fingerboarding is related to Skateboarding so it makes sense to have a similar way to set up your deck.
Which wheels fit on which trucks?
To make this quick and easy here is a small chart of all brands making trucks and wheels you can currently get at FBS. The color shows you if they fit together perfectly (green), not at all (red) or if there is anything you should know about that combination (yellow).
So called "China Trucks" are cheap mass-produced trucks from Asia. Some fingerboard online shops sell them as "dump trucks", "shop trucks" or similar.
These trucks are mainly used by beginners (because they are low-cost) and therefore can’t really be compared with the professional trucks and wheels in the above chart. China Trucks are not shaped to support any professional bearing wheels. However, if you still want to use professional bearing wheels with these kind of trucks we recommend to put a washer between the truck and the wheels as a kind of spacer. Mostly these trucks aren't perfectly flat at the spot of the axle where your wheels touch them. Spacers provide a straight and clean surface for your wheels to rest on and roll better. Depending on the length of the axle of your china trucks you might be able to use FBS Spacers as well.
This Wiki entry, as well as all future FBS Wiki entries, will be updated in case there are any changes to the hardware or if new brands and products will be added to the FBS webshop.
I hope you enjoyed this short guide.
See you soon
Last updated on December 15th 2020.