The different skateboard parts are covered here. There are pictures, descriptions and some tips on maintenance.
Don't skimp on quality when buying a skateboard. $200 for a new board might seem steep. It is worth it to have a strong board that rolls smooth. Plus I have tips on getting a great board without breaking the bank. For beginners and advanced skaters too.
A complete skateboard is one with all the parts preassembled. Seen here:
This is a trick board. You can customize a skateboard with any part that you like. There are longboards and cruisers too. Seen here:
The skateboard trucks are the metal part that connects the board and the wheels. You can tighten and loosen them to adjust your board feel. Letting the skateboard turn slowly or quick.
Skateboard wheels come in a lot varieties. Soft, hard, small, square and more. Like decks they shape makes a difference in how the board will feel.
Inside the wheels skateboard bearings take a lot of abuse. They are what makes the board roll well.
The skateboard hardware holds the deck to the trucks. 8 nuts and 8 bolts that hold it all together.
Skateboard griptape is the secret to doing skateboard tricks. It allows you to grip the board with your feet. This makes the board stick when you are doing tricks.
These are an option depending on your needs. Look at skateboard risers to see how I use them.
There are more types of skateboards being used. Each kind has these basic parts in one way or another.
Other accessories include, rails, sparks, coloured griptape, copers, tail blocks and a lot of other stuff.
Pick your style. Longboards and cruisers are fun. Trick boards have many shapes. Some look like coffins.
I like the generic double kick board. It is the best all-around skateboard shape. It allows you to do any of the things that the other styles do. Plus it is great for doing skateboard tricks.
The best thing is to pick what you like.
Ride what you like and have fun.
skateboard trick list
Basic Skateboard Tricks
by Nathaniel Adie
Show your friends your skateboard skills. From stepping on a skateboard to the famous kickflip. Learn moves every time you go skateboarding.
This eBook has 71 pages of mobile formatted photos and trick tips. Specially formatted to read on mobile phones. Take this book with you. Check it for tips during your session.
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