Manufactured in San Francisco and originally distributed through the now defunct Street Corner Distribution throughout the 90’s, Deluxe Distribution took on the role of distributor for Venture back in 2011.
Conceived as a street-oriented truck, Venture have generally been seen as a cheaper and lighter alternative to both the Independent and Thunder and tend to produce trucks with slighter shorter hanger widths, with the majority of their trucks coming in at around 5.2”.
These Venture V Hollow Light Low Polished Trucks fall straight into that category offering a low profile truck aimed towards skaters who prefer smaller wheels around the 46 – 50mm range (unless you also use risers) to avoid wheelbite. Venture does also produce the V Hollow model in a high profile version however, so if you ride bigger transition, or just prefer wheels from 53mm upwards, they still have you covered.
Deck width wise, with these Venture 5.2’s you’d be best off choosing a deck with the 7.825” to 8.125” range, although you could comfortably go up to an 8.2”.
“If you’re a ledge head looking for performance and reliability with reduced weight in the mid-price range – these are probably the trucks for you.”
If you’re still keen on the lightweight performance of the V Hollow Low, but prefer a skinnier board, Venture also manufacture these in the 5.0” model with a 7.75” axle width.
The Venture V Hollow Light Lows that you can see here are team model trucks so retail slightly cheaper than some of their pro models such as the Brandon Biebel truck and come in polished silver with the unmistakable Venture logo on the front of the hanger.
Constructed with forged T6 Aluminum hangers and baseplates and with hollow but reinforced axles and kingpins, these trucks are a fair bit lighter than an Indy of similar size (unless you’re opting for the new Titanium models) so tend to be perfect for the more technically minded skater.
The Venture V Hollow Light also comes equipped with medium bushings for maximum turn straight out of the wrapper and a low profile kingpin to avoid the kingpin nut catching on grinds. If you’re a ledge head looking for performance and reliability with reduced weight in the mid-price range – these are probably the trucks for you.
- VENTURE – V HOLLOW LIGHT
- RRP: £69.99
- Hanger Width : 5.25″
- Axle Width: 8″