Introduction: Make a Custom Downhill Skateboard
Alright. In this instructable I'll be showing YOU, my gracious reader how to construct a killer downhill skateboard. Before we start, I use my board mainly for ghetto luge because my hill transitions into a dirt road and I don't have enough room to break when standing up.
Step 1: Step One
First, we're going to start with an old crappy skateboard as the base.
I apologize about the picture quality, must of had temporary palsy... or something.
Your going to want to take off the trucks.
Step 2: Step 2
Now, you're gonna wanna cut a length of 2 inch wide by 1 inch tall wood. I cut mine to about 35 inches. You can cut yours to whatever suits your preferences.
Place your trucks (with the rubber things facing each other!1!!!) in the positions you want them to be in. Now, using whatever method you want, mark where the holes need to be.
Using the appropriate size drill bit drill out the holes.
Step 3: Step 3
After you secure the trucks to the wood with some nuts and bolts, its time to mount the deck.
Dummy in where you want your deck to be and just secure with some screws.
First I drill some real shallow pilot holes then secured the deck with some drywall screws.
I don't really have any pictures of this step, but heres some food for though.
Step 4: Step 4
In this step we're gonna be adding the wheels.
I picked up some Hyperwheels DUBs at Sports Authority for about 20 dollars.
They're great, I highly recommend them.
Now, for bearings, I just used the ones that came with the board I gutted for this project. However, with the next incarnation of this board I'll be using some really fast, high quality bearings.
Step 5: Finishing Up
Heres a quick vid to clear some stuff up.
I have the downhill vid, but don't feel like uploading it to youtube, heres the dl.
Also, I built a luge! it works great.