I decided, based on Deluxe's watchful eye on the Venture 5.8 trucks, to try a set of Venture 5.2 High trucks. Deluxe's Ventures are easy to distinguish from Street Corner Distribution's Ventures by the look of the Venture logo on the Hanger. Deluxe has the big "V" with "Venture" written on them, while Street Corner had the small "v". Deluxe also flipped the "V" logos.
|Street Corner Distribution's Venture 5.2 High truck. Note the inverted "v" logo.|
|Deluxe Distribution's Venture 5.2 High truck. Note the bigger "V" logo with "VENTURE" inside.|
- Venture 5.2 high:
- Hanger width, mm = 137 mm
- Axle width, inches = 8.0"
- Weight, grams = 355 g
- Height, mm = 53.5 mm
Skating the trucks, they feel exactly like the Venture 5.8 high trucks with just a slightly faster yaw on kick turns. They turn fast, deep, and surfy with no wheelbite and high-precision stability that sets wherever you want to set them on the turn or carve. The Venture 5.2 high trucks impart a longer wheelbase on the board, making landings stable and causing the trucks to be very forgiving of misplaced feet. The 5.2 highs give a lot of pop to ollies and nollies, though as with all Ventures, it takes slightly more effort to push down on the tail or nose. Kickflips and varials were great, too, on par with what I feel when I skate the 5.2 low trucks, with just a slightly slower rotation on the flip.
Here are some more pictures:
|Venture 5.2 High. Lots and lots of clearance between the grinding surface and the kingpin nut. No hangup design apparent on the side view: big bottom washer tucked inboard of the baseplate, top washer and kingpin nut tucked deeply into the yoke.|
|Venture 5.2 high trucks.|
|Venture 5.2 high trucks. Made in the USA.|
|Venture 5.2 high trucks. Here they are mounted my Creature 8.26" deck with some 52mm Kontrol wheels. Perfect fit.|