Introduction: How to Put Together a Skateboard
This will show you how to put together a skateboard.I do suggest you at least wear a helmet because i recently was bombing a hilll and got speed wobbles and my head made contact first and i think i got a little dumber cause i can hardly talk
.8 bearings(all in a pack)
.8 nuts and bolts (all in pack)
.drill with philips bit or philips screwdriver
Step 1: Putting on the Griptape
Unpeel grip tape and set the tips on the banked part of the board. Slam your hands down in the middle and work your way to the sides leaving no bubbles. Take a screw driver and rub the edges down so it outlines the board. Take a razor blade on the outlines area of the board at 45 degrees and cut all around the board. Cut off all the excess griptape.
Step 2: Putting on Trucks
First insert all the bolts into the little holes making sure the head is on the griptape. Attach the trucks by sliding the bolts into the little holes on the truck and make sure the main bolt is facing torward the middle of the board. Now screw on all the little nuts onto the bolts by holding the bolts in place with the 3/8 wrench. Using the drill, drill the bolts so the nuts will slide up.
Step 3: Inserting Bearings
Take bearing and push it into the wheel as far as possible with your hand and then take the largest socket you have and position it so the ring of it so its on the outer ring of the bearing. Take the hammer and hammer the socket until the bearing is in. Once you have that done insert your bearing spacer. Then you repeat it on the other side and all your wheels. Remember be gentle when putting in the bearings they are what makes your board roll.
Step 4: Putting Wheels On
First remove the bolt and one washer then take a wheel and stick an allen wrench or screw driver in the bearing hole and wiggle it around until the wheel falls down the screwdriver. Once you have done that slide the wheel onto the axel of the truck then slide the washer on the axel and bolt in the nut. Repeat with other wheels.
Step 5: Completion
Now you have succesfully(hopefully) put together a skateboard. Now get out and go skate.
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