Beginner-friendly skateboard upgrades range from wheel and bearing upgrades to picking a deck that matches your style and goals, as well as personalizing your skateboard with grip tape and other add-ons. These enhancements can improve riding experience and overall performance to make your board uniquely yours.
Skateboarders can prevent razor tail by riding on smooth surfaces, braking with their feet, and using careful technique while practicing tricks that require pop. Careful prevention will slow down the development of razor tail, but boards will eventually need to be replaced.
A monthly maintenance routine will extend the life of a skateboard deck and improve performance. Wooden decks and decks made from a composite material require different types of care. Grip tape and guards can be helpful for preventing frequent damage to the deck.
What makes some grip tape brands different or better than others? What else should you be aware of and know before you jump into cleaning, restoring, or replacing your grip tape? Let’s go over in depth what to look for when it comes to all things grip tape, and how to best maintain a healthy layer of it on your board.
DIY skateboard repairs can resolve common issues, save you money, and keep your board in optimal condition. From dealing with worn-out grip tape to fixing impaired trucks to bearing maintenance to repairing cracks in the deck, DIY repairs empower skaters to ensure the longevity of their boards.
The best skateboard tools for at home maintenance are tools that are sturdy, portable, and lightweight. AceF1, Prime 8, and Silver Skate tools are useful for quick fixes to the skateboard. Having the necessary tools at your disposal is essential to maintaining a skateboard.
In this article, we’ll be exploring how the diameter, shape, and durometer (that’s how hard or soft your wheels are) affect your board’s performance, and what you should take into consideration when choosing the wheels that are best for the custom performance you’re looking for.
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When skating feels wobbly or is accompanied by odd sounds, it’s time to clean and rotate the wheels or replace them. Remove the wheels and soak them in soapy water, remove grime with a wire brush, and wipe them dry. Rotate the wheels in an X pattern to even out their wear.