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Skateboarding Tricks & Maintenance : How to Set Up a Skateboard

Skateboarding Tricks & Maintenance : How to Set Up a Skateboard


My name is Shawn Connolly, I live in San Fransisco,
California. I’m a sponsored skateboarder and I run a youth skateboarding program called
the SF Skate Club. Now, what I’m here to do today is to explain to you how to put together
a skateboard. Let’s assume that you’ve already applied your grip tape, and you’re going to
take your axle nuts and put them through the board. Now, you’re going to want to do all
four at the same time, it’s usually a little easier that way. You’re going to put your
truck on the board. Now, always make sure that your king pin is faced inward. Trucks
will turn the opposite direction when you lean on them, if they’re backwards. So, you’re
going to want to make sure that you’re king pin is on the inside. Now, we just hold the
back of your bolt, and you finger apply all of your bolts on here. Now, each nut has a
small plastic ring inside of it that enables it to lock on. Now, when you finger tighten
them, you’ll find that you get just to the point of that plastic, now, that’s when your
tools come in. In this case I have Allen key tops, so I hold one side with my small diamond
tool, and then I lock this side in to the Allen key side. Now you’re ready to put your
bearings in to your skateboard wheels. The bearing part is facing out, and then the plastic
part is facing inward. So the best way to put a bearing on a wheel is to just put it
on the axle, and then force the wheel on. The most important washer to use is just one
on the outside. If you don’t have two on either side of the bearing, it’s OK, but the most
important one is the one on the outside. Now, what this does is creates a distance between
your nut and your bearing. And you’ve just pressed your bearings in to your wheel, you’re
going to want to actually tighten your nut tighter than you would normally ride it. And
what this does is it makes sure that it compresses the two bearing together. Now, I do the same
thing for the other side, and I tighten it nice and tight until I can’t move it, and
then I draw it left to my own personal preference, which is nice and loose and loud with lots
of space. And this is how you properly set up a skateboard. My name is Shawn Connally,
and I live in San Fransisco, California. I’m a sponsored skateboarder, and I run a youth
skateboarding program called the SF Skate Club. You can learn more about it at sfskateclub.com.

22 comments

can u give me some tips for editing and stuff. Because i am making a how to set up a skateboard vid, for my communication application class, and i need help.

Can u help me, i am making a how to set up a skateboard video for my communication application class, and i really need help with like editing and putting power point slides in the parts of the vid. So if u can, please contact me, with info. Thanks.

@cbr16327488 you look at them………..if you have reds the side that is red is supposed to be the side you can see you should see red not black on both side of the wheel.

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