The Secrets of Skateboarding

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  • Features how-to, troubleshooting, and other skate secrets
  • Written by underground skater Tony Waters
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Skateboard Buying Guide






The skateboarding industry is huge. It is growing bigger and bigger by the minute. With so many products out there, how do you know which ones to get?

Buying the right board is tough. There are so many to choose from. There is a wide range of prices. You want to get something that’s high quality, but at the same time, spend as little money as possible.

Unless you have extra piles of cash lying around, it’s smart to know a little about the products before purchasing them. This guide covers everything you need to know about buying a skateboard and accessories. Study this information carefully

Before we begin, a reminder: Do not buy cheap boards!

In the skateboarding world, cheap means dangerous. Companies that sell these low quality skateboards do not care much about how suitable they are for skateboarding.

These boards have absolutely no pop, poor bearings, and crappy trucks. You don’t want to skimp on the skateboard and end up with a dangerous product. Cheap boards have wheels made out of poor plastic, weak trucks (often plastic!) bearings that freeze and decks that crack.

Where do we find cheap boards? Toy stores, Wal-Mart, K Mart, etc. If the entire board is under 30$, chances are it’s not a high quality board.

Most likely, the deck has Batman or Spongebob on the bottom. These are designed for little kids- if you are even slightly serious about skateboarding, do not ever buy these kinds of boards.

There are a few ways to tell whether or not a board is suitable:

–   The board has plastic trucks

–   Cheap boards have wheels that do not spin well

–    Good boards have a slight curve down the middle of the board, whereas cheap ones are pretty much flat

A good complete skateboard will cost anywhere from $70 to $140 and the investment is well worth it. Skateboard companies that sell these…

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