This is my first instructable, so it probably won't be so great. And my drawing skills are not good, but here it goes. For this project i wanted to be able to have a skateboard that i could fold up into a suitcase or some small case, store in my backpack after skating to class, then whip it out after class, assemble it quickly and be on my way. I tried many different ways for the foldable part to work and well basically failed many times, spent more money than you would believe on that, so thats still in the works (let me know if you have any ideas on how to get that part to work). But in this process i found a pretty useful way to attach trucks to a skateboard, which allows for easy changing of trucks and wheels, and i've found works just as well as nuts and bolts but is 20x faster for changes made once set up and leaves the board still very functionable compared to a standard skateboard (the boa dials could get messed up from boardslides ect., but if your good nobody really slides that part of the board anyways)
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Step 1: The Materials
for this project there are a few crucial materials that are needed. the boa reel system i took of some snowboard boots. the boa website shows how to remove the lacing and replace it. getting the boa part off of the boot took some work. of course you need a complete skateboard too, small screws, and some type of saw. check out the pictures for a better explanation.
Step 2: Setting It All Up
heres how to set it up. sorry i dont have any actual pictures, i tried to go even further and make the board be able to fold up and ended up completly messing up the board.
Step 3: The Foldable Skateboard Step, Yet to Be Finished...
so thats the instructable on that part, its nice if you like to carry your skateboard in stores and stuff and dont want it sticking out a bunch, so you can take the trucks off real quick throw them in your backpack and then the deck can slide in your backpack and just hang out a bit. the foldable part is the hard part, and i think it would be the best part and make this project so much sweeeter. i was trying to use the BOA system to connect the board after making cuts in it...not the easiest thing to accomplish, check out the mess i made. let me know if you have any ideas on how to do this...