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10 Reasons Why You Should Invest in an Electric Skateboard

One of the reasons why skateboards are so popular is their flexibility when traveling. They are highly portable, they allow the rider to go where other vehicles cannot, and they are faster than walking. Skateboards are also eco-friendly, and they are an affordable form of transport that also combines sport and leisure. Skateboarding is becoming more popular than ever. In 2019, around 6.6 million individuals participated in skateboarding across the states. An impressive figure that was trumped the following year. Perhaps the arrival of Covid had something to do with it, but in 2020, 8.87 million people were skateboarding in…

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Which Way Do Trucks Go on a Skateboard

Trucks are a very important part of skateboarding. They provide balance and stability to the skateboard and help you carve corners, V-sides, switches, and other tricks. Trucks also give your board some much-needed bite when it comes to rolling. With just one truck, your board is essentially an invertible snowboard.  Without them, doing anything with your skateboard would be near impossible. So, which way do trucks go on a skateboard? Read this article if you want to know the answer to this question. Which Way Do Trucks Go on a Skateboard? The answer to this question is simple: trucks go…

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How Much Weight Can a Skateboard Hold

Skateboarding can be an accessible and inexpensive way to get into fitness. It’s also a great way to meet other people, explore your city, and have fun. But skateboarding is also a dangerous activity. It’s important to know the weight limits on different skateboards so you can stay safe while you’re out skating. Knowing how much your skateboard can hold will help keep you safe while you’re out in the streets or at local parks. How Much Weight Can a Skateboard Hold? Most skateboards can hold up to around 250 pounds. However, this weight limit may be lower for certain…

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What is a Cruiser Skateboard

Skateboards come in all shapes and sizes. Most people know that skateboards can be small and compact, but some may not realize that there are also mini skateboards, electric skateboards, foldable skateboards, downhill skateboards, freestyle skateboards, standard skateboards, cruiser skateboards, and more.  Skateboarders will often mix up what they’re using when out skating on the streets or ramps of a local park. If you’ve ever wondered what makes one type of board different from another check out this article to learn more about how your next board can be classified as a cruiser skateboard. What is a Cruiser Skateboard? A…

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How to Jump on a Skateboard

Jumpings are vital in any skatepark and will surely help you get better at riding your skateboard by testing out different tricks. However, learning how to jump on a skateboard requires some extra effort on your end; but trust us, it’s worth it. Here’s how you should jump on a skateboard so that you can start getting better at it as soon as possible. How to Jump on a Skateboard? It takes some effort to learn how to jump on a skateboard but it is definitely worth it in the end. You will be able to progress much faster and…

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What Are Bearings on a Skateboard

Bearings are the mechanisms that allow a skateboard to turn. Without bearings, your board would spin freely through space without any way to stop it. Bearings can be found in different places on your deck, but they all work together to make your skateboard turn. Read on to learn more about what bearings are, how they work, and where you’ll find them on a skateboard deck. What Are Bearings on a Skateboard? Bearings are the small metal circles that are found on a skateboard deck. These bearings allow the wheels to spin freely, without getting stuck or slowing down. Each…

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What Are Skateboard Wheels Made Of

Skateboard wheels are made of polyurethane or urethane, and they come in many different materials. While the main ingredient is the same for every wheel, the process to make them varies widely. In this article, we’ll explain what skateboard wheels are made of and how those raw materials affect performance. What Are Skateboard Wheels Made Of? Skateboard wheels are made of polyurethane or urethane [1], with the latter being the most common type. Urethane is a synthetic polymer that is durable and flexible, making it an ideal material for skateboard wheels. The hardness of urethane varies depending on the recipe…

Skateboard wheel bearing

How to Take Bearings Out of Skateboard Wheels

Skateboarding requires a steady hand and precise balance. With a little know-how, you can learn to ride like a pro. Skateboarding requires bearings in order to provide the necessary friction to keep your wheels spinning while also providing adequate support. Without bearings, wheels will wobble and spin uncontrollably when turned at high speeds or on certain types of surfaces. However, skateboard bearings can be difficult to remove from their sockets if they’re not removed properly. In this article, we’ll discuss how to take out bearings from skateboard wheels. How to Take Bearings Out of Skateboard Wheels? To take bearings out…

Skateboard Wheels

How to Clean Skateboard Wheels

Keeping your skateboard clean is very important if you want it to perform well for a long period of time. With dirt, dust, mud, and other substances collecting on your wheels, they become harder to rotational and increase the risk of premature wear.   Also, these factors will make it harder for you to keep your skateboard balanced when skating fast. Keep reading this article if you want to know how you can clean your skateboard wheels so they’ll work better and last longer. How to Clean Skateboard Wheels? There are a few different ways that you can clean your skateboard…

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How to Drop in on a Skateboard

Skateboarding can feel like a challenge. You need to learn how to balance, how to stop, and how to make it all work together as a fluid motion. Skateboarding is also a lot of fun and there’s nothing quite like cruising down the street on your board, throwing down some tricks, and taking in the view. It’s also great exercise. Here are some tips on how to drop in on a skateboard. How to Drop in on a Skateboard? Follow these instructions in order for you to drop in on a skateboard. Approach the lip of the ramp or quarter…