Who here skates?
Question by downhilldman | last reply
This log skateboard sculpture by Oliver Schulze reminds me of this cartoon by Jeremy Fish. Nice and ridiculous.Come to think of it. We have some spare mountain board trucks in the office. Anyone have any suggestions of what to put them on? Link viaNeatoramaBonus:
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
Some of us should post lessons on how to skateboard because there is none on this site (i think). People could teach others by pictures or videos step by step on how to skateboard. Like tips and tricks. Also we could start at like basics like how to turn and stop. Then have some tricks like how to ollie and kickflip.
Topic by TeacherOfTheWays | last reply
Today i got into skateboarding agian. im wondering if this is a good skateboard and area to skateboard. my mom thinks she got it at walmart. this was about 2 or 3 years ago. the wheels seem heavy and don't keep spinning. the board seems ok. there is an area as you can see that has grip tap comeing off a bit. the area. i have enough room to skateboard but i its not long enough for me to get good speed and keep going. once i get good speed i have to stop unless i want to go into the gravel which would hurt. if you can answer this that would be good. (sorry it's so long)
Question by mberg | last reply
Anyone know a printing method, professional or at home, that could produce a print for a custom deck on a skateboard? I would have to be hard wearing but i am stuck on what to do. I want to build a Matell Hoverboard look a like skateboard. any ideas are most welcome! thanks
Question by joearkay | last reply
Hi, I'm a windsurfer usually, but I'm interested in trying skatesurfing on a long board skateboard. My question is: How can I add mountain wheels to a 9" longboard without breaking the bank? Can I use risers to extend the longboard trunk so that the mountain wheels clear the desk or do I need to purchase 16.5" mountain board trucks and mountain board wheels. I plan on using standard 70mm wheels on concrete, but I would also like to have a set of wheels for sailing on grass and sand. Thanks
Topic by Vannost
I want to know how good/bad you think tensor skateboard trucks are. Here are a few key points I want to know: How heavy are they, I cant find a specific weight any where? (in pounds or grams) Do they snap in two? Are they work 40 dollars? my current truck weights 13/16ths of a pound so like a little more 3/4ths of a pound I'm only like 112 lbs so I doubt I could ever snap any trucks but still.
Question by the_burrito_master | last reply
I think it would be really cool to be able to build a skateboard that could fit two to three people. It could be something like a toboggen, but with wheels.
Question by acall995
Just wanted to know so that it would stick and stay on or if i have to sand it??
Question by josewre08 | last reply
There are certain parts of a skateboard that I am sure can be bought at general hardware stores? Does anyyone know what sizes to look for? or even how measure screws and washers?
Question by deviant deb | last reply
Ollie with the noseless board. Is it possible to pop an ollie with my board which has no nose?
Question by millatfarhan
Mmk so i've been seeing these skateboard with LED lights around the bottom rim of the deck and i know for a fact that it would cost less than what they charge to make one. anyone have any ideas?
Question by 3daysofchaos | last reply
So, I want to find instructions on how to build a gas powered mountain board for my boyfriend as a surprise for...absolutely no reason. He saw an electric mountain board in the popular science magazine and now he wants one. Here's the link to the article: http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2008-02/motorized-skateboard-speed-happy-gearheads I can't find any information on how to build a board like this (or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place). So if anyone can come up with a tutorial of sorts, I'd really appreciate it. And if it wouldn't be too much trouble, please include where we can buy any of the parts. Thanks!
Topic by Tempest36 | last reply
I came across this website last week but wasn't able to get it into a forum, but here it is. This company embeds approx. 52 LED's into each board, than wires them up in between one of the multiple veneers of wood, then connects them to a rechargeable battery and an on/off switch behind the front trucks. They come in many different colors and sizes. here are some of the pictures from the site, and they're video.Photon Light Boards
Topic by bumpus | last reply
So i found this instructable on making light up skateboard risers : https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-skateboard-longboard-riser-lights-angled-riser/ and i have a slight issue with following it to the letter. My risers are not slim hard plastic wedges but instead are 1/2" solid rubber flats, so i want to know if anyone thinks there could be an issue with 'dremeling' a bit deeper than is neccessary for the electronics and taking advantage of the soft rubber by letting the exposed side seal itself against the bottom of my board when i bolt it into place so i dont have to glue the batteries as well as the electronics to weatherproof it? To clarify, i intend to hot glue the LEDs, wiring and switch but not the batteries so that they're easy to replace...
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I have a couple of abec 5 bearings and i tryed to grease them but i couldnt remove the metal shield withou t damaging it anyone know how to do it correctly?
Question by sharlston | last reply
Need help in this project as I am abit lost with the programming of my project. My skateboard will be able to charge by manual moving and then discharge to electrically move the skateboard when needed. Im using an arduino board and I need to program a H-bridge with pwm and controlling the motor speed. Hope somebody can help me out asap. Thanks!!
Topic by Nicktyw
In order to accomodate the lights needed for my light up skateboard project, I wanted to case them in acrylic sheet, and then laminate plywood layers above and below. Would this provide the sufficient strenght needed for the skateboard. Thanks :)
Question by PLdesign | last reply
I wanna go fast and if your not first your last. i want to make a summer project
Question by mclovin7596 | last reply
When I saw a 2-wheeled skateboard I thought that it would be difficult to ride on it but there are people who can really ride on one.
Question by windowshopper | last reply
Hey Frnds! I saw this instructable. And i want to make an upgraded version of it. I want to make it work like the zboard but without weight sensing. But i know very little about arduino programming. Can anyone plz help me. Is there a way to recognize when i shift my weight forward or backward? (Using the accelerometer i think). We can then fix a notched disk on the front portion of the board, beneath which there will be a potentiometer. When we will put our heel on the disk and rotate it, the board will turn accordingly. Can anyone please help me with this idea. I really wanna learn. Plz reply fast if u know anything. Thanks in advance.
Question by SnehilSensei | last reply
There's a slot in between the speakers to mount a tiny MP3 player. When you take it outside, the speakers are very low, and I'm assuming it's because there's no amp. I need something small and easy to hack, because I'm terrible at building my own circuits. And also a decent way to power it. Any ideas, friends?
Question by noapparentfunction | last reply
I just really wanna know
Question by xXskier4lifeXx | last reply
I was wondering if anyone would have any advice on mounting a 50cc bike motor onto a surfboard? I don't really have any power tool, but I might be able to grab a few simple ones; Was thinking this might be a cool way to get around town instead of investing in a car or just hooking it up to a bike. oh and is there any factors to consider in a surfboard when making this? Or should I make more of a really large skateboard type of thing and just mount everything to that? Thanks!
Question by Mailmetothemoon | last reply
Fuel TV's show "Built To Shred" is kicking off it's third season this Sunday the 26th. Jeff King hosts and demonstrates lots of DIY know how, offering up inspiration for anyone who has ever said, "There's nowhere to skate." Worth a watch. Check out their site on Fuel TV Older episodes available on Hulu
Topic by Culturespy | last reply
I am doing a sophomore project which is building a skateboard and I need some tips on how to and how long will it take and I need a certain paint anyone know what it´s called?
Question by Daijsa-VeauF | last reply
I'm having trouble tring to pop shovit on a skateboard. I can spin the board but I don't even go the direction of the board and my board flys out from under me and goes a foot or two away. How can I jump towards it while spinning?
Question by awesume | last reply
If I bought longboard wheels and trucks, and drilled new holes into my skateboard after cutting it into a mini-board shape, would I end up with a home-made miniboard (shlongboard)? If it would not work, tell me why and if it is at all possible to do on a budget, help!
Question by LilPurpleCow | last reply
Im starting to skate more and ive seen how my friends go through a pair of shoes in a month and a half and i dont want that...any ideas to slow the wearing on the bottom of the shoe? ive tried duct tape but that rubs off too fast.
Question by tictaclad | last reply