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.
Did You Know:
The basic skateboard truck design originated in the 1920s for the ballroom roller-skating dancing craze.