You Need To Clean Your Dirty Bearings.

If you have been skating for some time or bought a used skateboard, the bearings might need some good cleaning or be replaced entirely.

Dirt and dust buildup and cause friction, resulting in a slower skateboard.

Can you dance on a 36 inch longboard?

For most average size riders (5ft 5 inches to 6ft) a longboard is easier to ride than a Penny particularly if you have never stepped on a skateboard, longboard or Penny Board previously.


Does longboarding get you in shape?

Well, the short answer is yes.

Most longboards are designed to be sturdy, durable and somewhat water resistant.

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But to be more detailed, let’s look at various factors in determining how to better protect your longboard after it gets wet.

Sometimes, it might not be worth it.

What kind of wood is longboard?

Maple is the most common material for skateboard decks.

This type of wood is very sturdy and enduring.

It remains solid and reliable over time, even if you’re skateboarding hard.

View our collection of Maple Longboard Skateboards.

How long would it take to skateboard 3 miles?

If your wheels are still spinning slow after loosening your axle nuts, you may need to clean and lubricate your bearings.

When you ride through wet sidewalks, mud, leaves etc, dirt accumulates in your bearings quite fast, creating friction and slowing down your longboard over time.

Why is my skateboard so slow?

  1. Turn it clockwise to tighten the trucks, getting tighter turning.
  2. Turn it counter-clockwise to loosen the trucks, getting a softer turning feel.

Do surfers still say hang ten?

As an everyday exercise, dead hangs are often overlooked.

But hanging from an overhead bar will not only help your spine and give your muscles a much-needed stretch, but it can actually lower your risk for deadly cardiovascular and respiratory diseases too.

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What shape of longboard is best for cruising?

  1. Pivot (Fakie/Nollie) Focus your weight on your foot that is on the nose of your board.
  2. Shove-it (Fakie/Nollie) The technique of the nollie/fakie shove-it is nearly identical to the nollie/fakie pivot.
  3. No-comply 180.
  4. Kick Flip.
  5. Ghostride Flip.
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What’s easier a skateboard or longboard?

A longboard is a type of skateboard typified by longer decks and wheelbases, larger-diameter and softer (lower-durometer) wheels, and often lower riding height compared to street skateboards, though there is wide variation in the geometry and construction of longboards.

How long should my longboard be surf?

While you can get barreled on a longboard, finding barrels on a longboard is generally more challenging, and riding a longboard in the tube is often difficult to control.

A shortboard requires less physical space and fits easier within the small confines of a barrel.

Is a 6’6 surfboard good for a beginner?

For beginner surfers, an 8 to 9-foot foam longboard surfboard is one of the best options as an entry-level surfboard for a number of reasons.

Foam surfboards are stable, user-friendly, and easy to paddle which makes catching waves and standing up a lot easier.

Which longboard is best for cruising?

99% of beginners should start with a cruiser longboard.

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

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.

How much is it to build a skate board?

The cost of a custom skateboard can vary depending on the materials used, the size of the board, and the complexity of the design.

However…most custom skateboards will cost between $75 and $150.

Does it matter if you ride a skateboard backwards?

How do you clean longboard bearings?

A good thing to do is put a smear of grease, oil, WD40 or dry lube stick on the top and bottom flat surface of the bushings.

This just helps the hanger ‘slip’ back to it’s correct position.

If you ride your trucks a bit they will ‘break in’ and it will probably sort it’s self out pretty quickly.

Is a cruiser or pintail longboard better?

Longboards are good for beginners.

The increased board surface area, wider stance, wider/larger wheels and overall stability of a longboard make it vastly more suitable for beginning skateboarders.

Longboarding is a great segway to skateboarding after you build basic skills.


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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