Every time I get a new board, it always rains! I haven't made any adjustments on the trucks, so for now, I will just go with the rule of thumb of 2 lines down the kingpin. Hopefully, I'll be able to test ride, and dial it in once it stops raining in a couple of days! My friend has a similar setup, except he used white Caliber IIs without any risers/shock pad, and he chose countersink screws. I went with a 1/8 soft shock pad just to protect my board, and panhead screws with washers to prevent myself from digging too deep. He also utilized Orangatang Keanu 66mm 80a. I went with my Orangatang Stimulus 70mm 83a with Zealous bearings, so it will sit a little higher. Was gonna go with the Stims 86a, but after feeling the textures and comparing, I decided to stick with the 83a. If I end up not liking it, I'll just sell my Orangatang Cage to get Keanus. His board has a nice low center of gravity feel to it, and I'm hoping I didn't compromise that too much by going with a shock pad and bigger wheels. Looking forward to christening this board! My Chubby (aka Girlfriend) will be benched in the closet for a while, which is sad, but I really like the way the Earthwing NLS 37" felt under my feet. My stance also suited the shorter board more. My next project is going to be the Loaded Tesseract with Atlas trucks. That won't be for a while, though!
Rain, rain, go away! Come again another day!
nevermind my last comment I will just explain they ride very smooth and have alot of dive do to the ball pivot and would compare them to calibers maybe I haven't ridden Alot of trucks but I have used Atlas trucks for every type of riding except dance. but very nice trucks though definitely give them a try. @mpoblete