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Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Chris Cole pro Thunder trucks ($44)


Chris Cole's Cure Truck from Thunder donates some proceeds Brest Cancer research.

Thunder trucks have long been a staple in skating. The company is more than 20 years old, and the trucks it makes are proven in both the reliability and performance departments. These trucks remain one of the preferred brands for top pros including team riders Chris Cole, Marc Johnson, Sean Malto, Erik Ellington and many, many more. Why? Because they straight rule.

WHAT IT IS:
These trucks come in low and high molds depending on your preference, and they vary in widths from 145 to 147 millimeters (this refers to the width of the grinding surface, not the width of the whole axle). With those specs, these trucks can accommodate any skater riding boards between 7.5'' and 8'' widths. Additionally, with the addition of their pro-series trucks, Thunder has had the opportunity to do special collaborations and even donate some proceeds to causes that their pros care about.

Not into the pink? From top to bottom, there's also the Sean Malto, Marc Johnson and Justin Brock models.

WHY IT RULES:
Chris Cole's pro Thunder trucks model for Fall 2010 was conceived in an effort to spread awareness and help fund research to find a cure for Breast Cancer. A portion of the proceeds from every Chris Cole Cure Truck goes directly to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Foundation.

"Skating is such a big and powerful community now that we can do things that are more than just skating and that better the world," says Cole. "What better place to start than trying to find a cure for breast cancer."

WHERE TO FIND IT:
You can buy Thunder trucks at most discerning skateshops. And if your local shop doesn't have the Chris Cole Cure Truck in stock, Deluxe Distribution (home of Thunder) has the Skate Shop Connect on its site, allowing you to send specific product requests for the Cure truck or any other Deluxe product directly to your shop.