Bump from the dead. Well, I took a bit of a hiatus from theeve because I wanted to try out the Indy stage 11 (old habits die hard). They redialed their geometry and I wanted to test it out. It was a bit weird I must admit - Going from the lightest truck (theeve tih 5.5) to damn near the heaviest truck (indy 149). I don't really have much to say about the stage 11 indys, they are the same indy goodness you'd expect. I rode them for the past year but recently started riding the TiH again the past couple weeks.
Here's my final 2 cents/conclusion:
Grinding: The TiH kinda sucks at grinding metal. When they were new, there was no issue. But once they started getting wear and grooves I started having problems. Sometimes its smooth as silk but most of the time it grinds to a halt. Its such a bummer. Its not just beat up metal coping - Even on perfect mini ramp metal coping, a 50-50 quickly turns into an axle stall. However, the TiH is absolutely the king of concrete grinding. Nothing even comes close (you can quote me on that!). Slappy grinds in particular, the TiH absolutely crushes curbs, with sparks to boot.
Turning: Like I said earlier, Indys turn great but the Theeve has a quicker, nicer turn in response and is much more stable during high speed hill bombs.
Weight: After riding Indy, TIAX and TiH, weight is kind of a moot point to me now. I love the heavy, solid feeling of Indy but I also love the lighting quick reaction of the TiH.
To end this convoluted post, both trucks are awesome and have I have multiple setups now.