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Learn how to skateboard with this Howcast video series for the beginner skateboarder.
You Will Need
- A skateboard deck
- 2 skateboard trucks
- 4 skateboard wheels
- Utility knife
- Socket wrench
- 1 roll grip tape
- 1 plastic noseguard and tailguard
- A drill
- Deck stickers and logos
Add a plastic nose guard to protect the front of the board and a plastic tail guard for skid protection when stopping your board.
Adjust the trucks' kingpin bolts with a wrench. Loosen them for easier turning; tighten for more stability.
Choose the right wheel type. Larger skateboard wheels roll faster for ramp skaters, while smaller wheels offer more flexibility for street tricks.
Decorate your skateboard with deck stickers and logos.