I Still Can’t Deal With This Shit

If there was one thing about skateboarding that I wish I could do, it would be to stop being such a little bitch. Ever since I started rolling along the sidewalk in front of my house, I’ve gotten very good at blaming every facet of skateboarding and life as to why I suck. At any given moment, dirty griptape, a chipped nose or tail, the amount of traffic or how tight my pants are around my upper thighs can ruin my session and make me contemplate quitting skating forever.

About a year and a half ago, I treated myself to a Christmas complete. Top the line components and expedited shipping, all because I could. I absolutely didn’t need what I bought then and I still don’t need it now. I of course bought the forged titanium Indy’s, because they were the newest and greatest and most expensive. The only thing which was going to stop me was the fact that they weren’t raw silver. Unfortunately, it didn’t. I knew from the moment I submitted my order that their dark gunmetal finish would eventually become a personal scapegoat.

The only other non-silver trucks I’ve had was in 8th grade. At this time, every 8th grade boy on earth was obsessed with Bam Margera. I was no different: Bam t-shirts, Viva la Bam every Sunday night, Bam iberlight skateboards and pink Bam Destructo trucks. I was too naive to let something like colored trucks be the biggest problem in my life.

Months passed and I eventually grew out of my Bam phase. My Destructos became Krux, then Thunder, before eventually settling on Indy’s. I did try Theeve’s about seven years ago, which were OK, but not special enough to switch brands again. During this time, however, I did learn the importance of Bones bushings.

I can’t even remember what point I’m trying to bring up.

Paired with an incredibly pointy Toy Machine deck and the whitest wheels on earth, these trucks make my board look like a plastic piece of shit. If anyone wants them, I’ll dump them off at the Ann Arbor skatepark. They’re 159 (8.75) and will have stock bushings.

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