|Gullwing Street Shadow II (or maybe III?) in 9.0" axle size|
|Axle almost starting to show on the truck in front.|
|Stickers from Europe, where I got these trucks in 1990|
the kingpins still hung up on coping. They turned great, but shortboard tricks were extremely difficult with them. I used them for a few weeks on a cruiser deck, then sold them on eBay to (surprise, surprise!) a long boarder looking for an extra set to put on an old deck for his kid.
|Gullwing Grinders 8.375|
|Gullwing Shadow DLX in 8.5"|
The proprietors over at SOCAL Skateshop, who always have the latest stuff first, are selling the 8.5" and 9.0" variants of the new Gullwing Shadow DLX. I ordered a set of the 8.5" Shadows last night to add to the 149 comparison.
And, for those old school skaters who are nostalgic for the "true" Gullwing trucks, you'll be excited to know that Gullwing has also released an updated version of the Pro III. Available in all sorts of fresh 80's neon colors, too!
|Gullwing Super Pro III in 8.75". If you're not rocking the pink ones, you just aren't doing the 80's any justice.|
Pick up a set for your vert needs! I'll forego the Super Pro III; having skated their predecessors in the 80s was enough for me. The Pro IIIs in the 80s were really, really stable on vert ramps and the dip in the middle of the axle made it easier to do pivots and 50-50s on the coping, but I found them completely unusable in any street situation.