- Step 1: Add a plastic nose guard to protect the front of the board and a plastic tail guard for skid protection when stopping your board.
- Step 2: Adjust the trucks' kingpin bolts with a wrench. Loosen them for easier turning; tighten for more stability.
- : Overtightening the kingpins can reduce your ability to steer around sudden obstacles.
- Step 3: Choose the right wheel type. Larger skateboard wheels roll faster for ramp skaters, while smaller wheels offer more flexibility for street tricks.
- Step 4: Decorate your skateboard with deck stickers and logos.
- FACT: The basic skateboard truck design originated in the 1920s for the ballroom roller-skating dancing craze.
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