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The purpose of grip tape is to provide traction necessary to keep your feet on your skateboard when riding or performing tricks. Completed board tend to come pre-gripped, but there are some that do not. Regardless, if you skate long enough at some point you will need to know how to grip or re-grip a deck. Which makes this write-up one of the most important in this section. Supplies Grip Tape Grip Tape usually comes pre-cut for installation, but you will need a tape about the standard size of a deck, 9in x 33in. Screwdriver or File To round down...

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Putting together your own skateboard deck can be therapeutic, it takes some patience and understanding, but when the board is complete it can bring an inner joy.

 

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It is a given that a skateboard deck plays a huge role in the way you skate. From the way the road feels under your feet, to how much pop you get performing an ollie, and even how long your set-up will last. If you are putting together you own skateboard there are a few things to consider. Picking the right size skateboard is the really the first decision you should make. However, Choosing board shape is important as well, from the length, materials, width, and the concave of your board all determine what you will be able to do...

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If you ever watch a pro skating event on TV, you know that even the pros where helmets to protect themselves from concussions. Head injuries of any kind can be devastating to anyone’s skating career, you shouldn’t risk riding without one.

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One of the purposes of bearings is to eliminate friction between the metal axle the bearings spin around and the metal inside of every wheel. Due to the axle being fixed, the bearings are essential in preventing the wheels from grinding against the metal while they spin. The bearings provide movement to your board by running a bolt through the bearings placed on each wheel.

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