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VAPOR

5 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)

$419.99$433.99

  • Freeride / Downhill / Allrounder

The Skoa Vapor has a very flowy feel: smooth turning and easy transitions in to sliding and back to grip. It features a flipable hanger, 47° baseplate, and tall bottom barrels. All of this comes together to deliver top end performance in both freeride and downhill riding.
For a more race-like feel and more grip simply flip the hanger or go for the 42° baseplate. Besides all these facts the Vapor is a true allrounder.

  • 178mm
  • 47°
  • tall + short Barrels
  • Flipable
  • Big Urethane Pivot Cups

Price is for 2 Trucks.

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Product Description

Features

  • Flipable Hanger/Low Rake = easy tuning for rider preference, without extreme differences.
  • Medium Offset = Flowy Turns and smooth sliding transitions.
  • Tall Barrels = More Lean.
  • Big Urethane Pivot Cups = More dampening, more support, more durability. We hand pour these our self in 90a.
  • SKOA EUROTHANE Bushings. 90a Tall Barrels Bottom and 90a Standard Barrels top.
  • Fine Threaded Axles and Kingpins = more precise tightness for bushings and wheels.
  • A 3.25” kingpin is hammered in, allowing you the option for double tall barrels, with no slop.
  • metrical M8x1 axle nuts
  • 4 axis CNC machined
  • Made in Canada
  • Read more about the Vapor on our FAQ page.

 

Additional Information

The Story Behind the Vapor

THE STORY BEHIND THE VAPOR Working closely with our team riders, we came to engineer a truck that was easily tunable to each riding style. In mid 2012, Reinhold and Uwe started on a project to simply the Stream 7 hanger, making them more accessible by reducing the machine time and therefore the overall cost of the truck to the rider. With this reduction in machine time they would just be making the surfaces and lines of the truck easier for the machine to mill, keeping this new hanger at the level of quality that is expected from SKOA. Through the design process, Uwe and Reinhold realized that this new hanger could be offered additionally to the Stream 7, and that with that it should also offer added versatility to the lineup. What would become the Vapor would handle very differently from the Stream 7. In early 2013, after Tommy Watson met up with Uwe and started riding Stream 7s, he was introduced to the Vapor concept that Uwe had started on with Reinhold the summer before. Taking note from his input across a range of products within the industry and the 5 years of riding experience he’s had across a variety of trucks, he became the lead rider for feedback. The goal: to create a truck that could combine the best aspects in to one package. “I change my setups a lot, and I had been wanting a truck that could fit any riding style, from stand up only freeridering to foot-break-and-grab-rail downhill. There isn’t one geometry that works best for everything, but there is one aspect that feels great across all disciplines and styles: flow. Uwe and Reinhold were on the same page, and I think that the combination of a low amount of rake, medium axle offset, 47° baseplates and tall barrel compatibility come together to make the most versatile and confidence inspiring truck that I’ve ever ridden.” – Tommy Watson As in all SKOA Trucks, Vapors were first developed using CAD software to help us find the optimal combination of geometry, functionality, and aesthetics. Rider feedback was gathered over the course of a year, not just from Tommy, but from Mike Fitter, George Mackenzie, Connor Fergusson and others. With slight tweaks to things like bushing seat depth and available axle widths we took to the computer again to perfect the Vapors weight to strength ratio. Like Tommy said, the product is versatile, confidence inspiring, and easily tunable to match your riding style. We’re very proud to present you with this final product: The Vapor.

Colour

Desert Sand

Baseplate Angle

47°

Hanger Width

178mm

Vapor setup options

178mm set with 42/42 baseplates, 178mm set with 47/42 baseplates, 178mm set with 47/47 baseplates

4 reviews for VAPOR

  1. 5 out of 5

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    First let me start by saying that I was absolutely skeptical the first time I heard about this trucks. I’ve been some years doing DH and racing on cast trucks but I’ve try many precision’s out there from Winged Munkae to Aeras, from Randall to Paris almost everything there is out there and I have always had this philosophy about a saying people tell here in Puerto Rico “Is not the Arrow is the Indian” but everything changed from the moment I tried Skoa Vapors,As I always say I might not be the fastest dude or the best, but you can be sure as hell that I can bring it! and Ive been sometime doing this that I love so much and never in the time that I have been skating I have experienced such a precise and perfect feeling with any trucks before,such a perfect balance in lean, turning, grip and slide ignition.The turning really feels smooth not crazy divey like others precision’s it goes however you want them to go , I’ve been riding mine with red venom tall barrel (90a) and purple venom standard barrel (87a) and they feel awesome (I am 130 lbs). Still I can be all day saying how good this trucks are and how they turn how stable they are, blah blah etc. But I prefer to encourage every skater out there to try this awesome trucks and experience for yourself they great riding feeling they bring with it and to see why I honestly consider Skoa trucks to be the best precision’s on the market right now,simply the best trucks ever made.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    First off, when I saw these trucks I was in awe. I wanted a set immediately. At first, I was a bit of a skeptic coming from Ronin Trucks I was unsure how they would feel. Well, that feeling was completely alleviated having dialed them. I was totally blown out of the water. They are some of the most amazing trucks I have ever ridden. I never thought it would be so much easier to control the angle of my drifts until I rode SKOA. The consistency of the lean was astounding, it blew Ronin Trucks right out of the water in comparison. Usually I wouldn’t attribute gear to skill building, but after riding SKOA I was able to lean through turns without grabbing any rail. As a rider with Cerebral Palsy I was just shocked. Never had I thought I would be able to do any of that, had it not been for the consistent lean (a very solid lean) of the Vapor. Buy SKOA, you will not be disappointed!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    Throughout the years I’ve ridden just about every major precision truck on the market; nearly every generation of bear precisions , ronins, every generation of area, kanas, munkaes, the list goes on and on. With that said, right from the initial unboxing these trucks are impressive, the craftsmanship of these shows just looking at them and when you pick them up you can tell there was a lot of work that went into them from aesthetics, to the lightweight design. After getting them all dialed in I ended up running a 93a venom tall barrel boardside, with a 90a venom tall barrel roadside, my back hanger flipped, and amish cupped washers. I’m about 170lbs and this setup feels absolutely money for downhill and freeride. After spending a good amount of time on these trucks, I can say they are really a step above the rest. They have the perfect combination of lean and turn, while providing an amazing amount of grip, and the transition between grip and slide is very smooth. If you’re in the market for a do it all precision truck I highly encourage you to try Skoa, not only for their phenomenal product but great service and employees who are willing to chat.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I’ ve been skating since 2012 so not enough time to say i’m an expert rider but during this time i’ ve skated some precision trucks like bear, reys and kodiaks, and i learned something different on everyone of those trucks trucks. And then i discovered vapors: those trucks blown my mind as i saw them. They’re lighter than a lot of other precisions out there, 47° plates have an awesome lean super sick for freeriding, they’re super precise in therms of turning and sliding so the board go exactly where you wanna make it go, and of course are suer stable (after using ’em for some time i started railing corners without grab at every speed).
    Also bought a 26° plates, now i ride 47° – 26° positive rake with venom 90-93 + flat amish in front and venom 93-95 + cupped amish in back: 26° plates improves stability and grip withhout sacrificing that much lean, and feel supersick going dh, it’ s like going on rails!!!!
    BUY those trucks because are totally worth the money!!!

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