The biggest ‘popular’ longboard wheels are in the 80 to 90mm range.

How do you put a truck on?

FAQ

Can you use WD40 on bearings?

It’s important to use a silicone-based lubricant.

WD40 or others like it will dry out your bearings and attract dust and dirt.

You can pick up a bottle of Bones Speed Cream at the skate shop, or try some Prolong from the auto parts store.

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What do I need for longboarding?

How safe is longboarding?

I’m not gonna lie, downhill skating can be hard work, especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.

It’s easy to end up doing the same thing over and over at sessions, without making any real progress.

Unfortunately, that may feel familiar to a lot of you.

Are longboarders skaters?

Longboarding burns some 4 to 7 calories per minute, making it quite a solid aerobic activity.

But aside from being a great cardio and strength exercise, longboarding also helps you increase your entire body’s flexibility.

Where do Longboard feet go?

Foot placement For normal, easy riding, you position your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, at about equal distance from your front and back trucks.

If you have a short wheelbase, your feet are closer to the truck mounts, or in between for a longer (or drop-through) board.

Is a 40 inch longboard good for beginners?

99% of beginners should start with a cruiser longboard.

If you’re looking for a beginner cruiser board, I’d recommend it being at least 30” long and 8.5” wide.

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A long, wide deck will be easier to balance on.

The wheels should be large/soft (60mm-80mm / 77a-83a) so they can easily roll over cracks/bumps.

What size trucks should I get for a 8.0 board?

Which trucks do I need? If you’re setting out to buy new trucks, you’ll find that each brand labels trucks differently.

That means if you ride an 8.25-inch board then you’d need Independent 144s, Thunder 148s or Venture 5.6s (each have an axle length of 8.25-inches).

Where do Longboard feet go?

Foot placement For normal, easy riding, you position your feet slightly wider than shoulder-width, at about equal distance from your front and back trucks.

If you have a short wheelbase, your feet are closer to the truck mounts, or in between for a longer (or drop-through) board.

Can you put brakes on a longboard?

Is a cruiser or longboard easier?

Overall, a longboard is more stable than a cruiser board.

A longboard has a longer deck (and hence a longer wheelbase), larger wheels, and wider trucks.

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This provides added room for feet placement and higher shock absorption when rolling over cracks and crevices.

How do I know if my skateboard bearings are bad?

How much should I pay for a longboard?

It’s absolutely not too late to start at 30 something.

A friend of mine started at 33, thinking it will be a fun way to keep in shape and maybe make some friends.

Back then, longboarding was just beginning to become a thing in China, nobody really knew much about it.

How tight should longboard wheels be?

Longboard length or more specifically, wheelbase length, plays a key role in turning and board stability.

Longer boards (or those with longer wheelbases) will generally provide more stability at speed, but cannot turn as fast or as tight as boards with shorter wheelbases.

How do you buy a longboard for beginners?

Your best option to buy a longboard is your local shop, directly from the brand’s website, an online retail shop, or a used marketplace like Facebook Marketplace.

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My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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