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Love riding your longboard skateboard but don't like carrying and traveling with it with because of the awkward and large size? Keep reading and I'll show you how to cut your longboard's size in half for traveling while keeping its nice and large wheel base for riding. I was able to convert my 42" board into 24" for travel, easily fitting into a carry-on suitcase or duffel bag!

Things you'll need:

Complete longboard setup

2 door hinges + screws

miter saw/table saw/ hand saw/ jig saw

Step 1: Chopping Block Time

I know, I know, cutting your board in half seems like heresy, but we'll make it work! depending on your truck size and geometry, try and figure out at which point you'll need to cut the board. If you cut the board directly halfway between the trucks, when you fold it together, the trucks are going to hit each other. I chose a little off center about 3/5's and made the cut there, that way when the board is folded, the trucks don't hit each other and folds flatter.

I made the cut using a miter saw which was fairly easy, but you could also get away with a hand saw, jig saw, or table saw, just work within your comfort zone!

<p>Wow, thats actually amazing, I would like to figure out how to add more strength so it could be used a little more rough, in other words so I could use it :)</p>
<p>I was thinking maybe a bolt lock under the board might give it some extra strength, but you're right, I wouldn't wanna jump on this board from any significant height! </p>
I think you are pushing your luck! The hinges may be fine but the screws and board not so much.
<p>I'm not quite sure to be honest, it's a pretty complex problem that I've been having trouble working out the stresses by hand (I'm studying engineering so that helps) but I might try using a finite element analysis program to see if I can accurately model the stress inside the board and on the 16 screws while under load. Thanks for your input!</p>
<p>wow looks so cool</p>
<p>Thank you! Rides nicely too!</p>
<p>Thank you! Rides nicely too!</p>
<p>Thank you! Rides nicely too!</p>
<p>Thank you! Rides nicely too!</p>
<p>Thank you! Rides nicely too!</p>
<p>Thank you! Rides nicely too!</p>
<p>Thank you! Rides nicely too!</p>
<p>Hmmm. If the whole thing was made of metal and the hinges were welded on, it might not need that spacer in between the two sides of the board!</p><p>Anyway, this looks awesome, thanks for sharing! You have my vote!</p>
<p>Sweet idea! Thanks for your input, I'm glad you like it!</p>

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