How to 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
Add a plastic nose guard to protect the front of the board and a plastic tail guard for skid protection when stopping your board.
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.
Choose the right wheel type. Larger skateboard wheels roll faster for ramp skaters, while smaller wheels offer more flexibility for street tricks.
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.