As a skateboarder, you should take care of your wheels! It’s your skateboard, transportation device and favorite fun toy.
Once done with your skate session, it’s time to put your skateboard to sleep. Consider four things when looking for a spot to put it to rest.
** Bottom Line – Store your skateboard indoors.
Boards will bump, slide through, and likely come in contact with the roughness of cement, asphalt and other surfaces.
The nose and tail will be much affected by crashes and bailing out causing them to get thinner with the edges of your deck chipping off. If you are seeing splintered wood, sand it down. If the edges start to become sharp, round it off. A fractured board will be useless and you might just consider hanging it as decoration in your room.
What’s great about skateboards is that you can mix and match parts, buy what you need and what gets worn out.
Wheels trucks, grip tapes, bearings and decks are sold individually. For a safe and remarkable time skating, change a part that is likely to fall apart before it causes you to fall.
The harder you ride, the greater is the tendency of your skateboard to approach its replacement cycle.
Inspect your board before and after a session. Wheels may start having flat spots or they’d hardly turn. Noses and tails of the deck may get sharpened or fractured.
Grip tapes are vulnerable to tears. Bearings loosen up and so does the trucks. When you see signs that might make riding dangerous, visit a skate shop instead of risking your own safety.