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Our Red Medium-Tension springs provide a middle ground for longboarders looking for more resistance out of their Originals. Riders between 160 and 200 Lbs who are either into technical tricks or higher speeds, should try out a set of Red Medium-Tension springs for their Original equipped longboard. While the ride may not be so utterly different as that of the White (Heavy) springs, the Red springs put their own unique spin on the Original truck ride.
White Heavy-Tension springs will leave your Original longboard trucks feeling much more similar to a traditional randal or paris type longboard truck… unless you are a bigger guy, in which case you will have all the quickness you expect from Originals, with all of the resistance a bigger body requires. For riders weighing 200 Lbs or over, or for lighter weight longboarders looking looking to handle more speed, we recommend at least trying a pair of White (heavy) tension springs for your Original longboard trucks. They put a completely different spin on Original trucks.
The Black; Standard-Tension spring comes standard in all Original longboard trucks, and we recommend that all riders try this out as for the most people, it is the best fit (even heavier riders!). That being said, since the springs in Original longboad trucks have a life expectancy of around 3 years, the Black (standard) tension springs are really only rarely needed. Most interest is directed towards the other two varieties for the distinctly different rides they provide.