How To: Customize your skateboard

Customize your skateboard

Make your board your own by tailoring it to your skating style.
You Will Need
* A skateboard deck
* 2 skateboard trucks
* 4 skateboard wheels
* Utility knife
* Socket wrench
* 1 roll grip tape
* 1 plastic noseguard and tailguard
* A drill
* Deck stickers and logos

Step 1
Add a plastic nose guard to protect the front of the board and a plastic tail guard for skid protection when stopping your board.

Step 2
Adjust the trucks' kingpin bolts with a wrench. Loosen them for easier turning; tighten for more stability.

WARNING: Overtightening the kingpins can reduce your ability to steer around sudden obstacles.

Step 3
Choose the right wheel type. Larger skateboard wheels roll faster for ramp skaters, while smaller wheels offer more flexibility for street tricks.

Step 4
Decorate your skateboard with deck stickers and logos.

Fact: The basic skateboard truck design originated in the 1920s for the ballroom roller-skating dancing craze.

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