How to Put Trucks on Your Skateboard: Tips and Tricks

How to Put Trucks on Your Skateboard: Tips and Tricks

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The kingpins and bushings of each face should be turned inwards towards each other. Fasten the nuts to the screws to keep the trucks loosely in place while you work on them. Putting trucks onto your skateboard, longboard, or cruiser is not a difficult task at all. That being said, there are improper ways of…

What Are Skateboard Wheels Made Of?

What Are Skateboard Wheels Made Of?

Skateboard wheels are made from a synthetic rubber known as polyurethane. However, before polyurethane wheels came out in 1970, wheels for skateboards and roller skates were made out of steel and clay. Today, almost every skateboard and rollerblade wheel on the market is composed of polyurethane. Polyurethane’s progressions that were created as a result of…

Are Longboard & Skateboard Bearings the Same?

Are Longboard & Skateboard Bearings the Same?

The bearing is what allows any skateboard or longboard to achieve its fastest speed. Bearings that are made from higher quality materials will allow you to ride as hard and fast as you can. Essentially, quality bearings will not hold you back. Quite often, people wonder whether or not skateboard bearings and longboard bearings are…

How To Measure A Skateboard – Picking The Right Board Size

How To Measure A Skateboard – Picking The Right Board Size

When measuring a skateboard, the most important thing to measure is the width. The width of the skateboard is usually labelled between 7.25 to 10, meaning how many inches wide the board is. The size of skateboard that will suit you best will depend on a few things; how you plan on riding, your height,…

How Often Should You Replace Skateboard Bearings? [Answered]

How Often Should You Replace Skateboard Bearings? [Answered]

Skateboard bearings should be replaced if they start making squeaking sounds or if one (or more) of your wheels are no longer spinning well.  Bearings can get broken and worn out from things like rust or dirt getting into the bearing.  You’ll know that it’s time to replace your bearings when they no longer spin…

How To Install & Remove Skateboard Bearings (Explained)

How To Install & Remove Skateboard Bearings (Explained)

Removing and installing the bearings in your skateboard is much easier than it might sound. You will need to replace your skateboard bearings if cleaning them no longer gives them an extra boost or if they are broken. Bearings can rust from water damage, seize up, or crack. If your bearings have any of the…

How To Choose & Measure Skateboard Wheels (Explained)

How To Choose & Measure Skateboard Wheels (Explained)

Skateboard wheels are measured in millimeters (mm) which are usually labelled on the package. With that in mind, the most common sizes of skateboard wheels range between 50mm and 58mm. However, they can go as large as 70mm which are usually used on cruisers, longboards, or skateboards with riser pads. Pro Tip: Riser pads will…

Can You Use WD-40 On Skateboard Bearings? (Explained)

Can You Use WD-40 On Skateboard Bearings? (Explained)

Never use WD-40 to clean your skateboard bearings. WD-40 is designed for removing rust and grime, however, it’s not a lubricant. Even though it might seem great at first, WD-40 will dry your bearings out quickly and then you need to keep reapplying it until you’re in need of new bearings. Don’t be tempted to…