Start and Enjoy Skating As much as possible, try to avoid getting your skateboard wet.

Water is bad for the bearings, board, trucks and bolts.

Plus, you might have to deal with hydroplaning, which could affect your ability to control the skateboard.

So…try not to skate in the rain or through puddles.

How do you remove ball bearings from longboard wheels?

Longboards are easier to learn the basics, but skateboards are easier to learn tricks.

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With the larger wheels and board, longboards have more stability.

This requires less balance for the rider, making them ideal for beginners.


How do you tighten a longboard bearing?

Are Harder longboard wheels faster?

Soft wheels are grippy and absorb vibrations for a smooth ride.

They are and are slower and harder to slide.

Most Longboard wheels hardness tend to be 70A-85A while short board wheels are usually 90A-101A.

The most popular durometer for longboard wheels is 78A, which is fairly soft.

What size longboard should I get if I’m 5 2?

A question that comes up very often, However…is: is longboarding hard? My short answer: longboarding is not hard if you’re looking to cruise around and enjoy relaxed riding at the beach or the park.

You do have to work on your stance and balance, learn to push, lean to turn, and foot brake.

How do you tighten skateboard bearings?

How do you break in a new longboard?

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.

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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.

What does 80a mean on longboard wheels?

Most longboard wheels are between 64-80mm in diameter with 70mm being the most common size.

The most important thing to consider is whether the wheels will fit on your setup without causing wheelbite.

TIP: A set of 65mm longboard wheels and a ?” riser pad will turn any park deck into a great city cruiser.

Do risers help you ollie higher?

A riser, also known as a feeder, is a reservoir built into a metal casting mold to prevent cavities due to shrinkage.

Most metals are less dense as a liquid than as a solid so castings shrink upon cooling, which can leave a void at the last point to solidify.

Can you ride a cracked skateboard?

Can you slide on 78a wheels?


Although you can learn to powerslide on pretty much any kind of longboard, some boards, trucks and wheels make it easier to slide.

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What is this? Smaller, sideset wheels with a small compact patch make it much easier to learn how to initiate a slide.

How do you pick up speed on a longboard?

  • Arbiter DK Longboard.

    Longboards Best for Sliding.

  • Drop Freeride 41 Longboard.

    Longboards Best for Sliding.

  • Vecter 37 Longboard.
  • Freeride 41 RockerConcave Longboard.
  • Freeride 41 WConcave Longboard.
  • Maven 35 Longboard.
  • Arbiter 36 Longboard.
  • Drop Freeride 44 Longboard.

Do bearings get messed up after getting wet?

Bottom line: Bearings allow your wheels to spin and control how fast you will roll.

Good / better longboard bearings allow your wheels to spin faster and your board to roll farther with every push.

Why is longboarding better than skateboarding?

If you are asking about accidents like falling off the board and hitting the ground, of course longboards are safer.

How can I make my skateboard faster?

What type of longboard is best for cruising?

  • Teamgee H5 37 Electric Longboard.
  • Vivi H2B Electric Longboard.
  • SKATEBOLT Electric Longboard Breeze II.
  • COOL&FUN Electric Longboard.
  • Caroma 36-inch Electric Longboard.
  • WiiSHAM Longboard.
  • Yocaher Drop Down Longboard.
  • Alouette Phoenix Ryders Electric Longboard.

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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