How to Customize Your Skateboard

Make your board your own by tailoring it to your skating style.

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

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.

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.