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How to put together a complete skateboard by yourself?

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If you've picked out all the parts of your skateboard, it's time to build a complete skateboard!

Being able to construct and maintain your skateboard is the mark of a serious skateboarder - custom skateboards allow you to customize your skateboard to do exactly what you want it to do. Not sure where to start? Here are some instructions and, hopefully, help you build your own custom complete skateboard or cruiser!

This passage is going to talk about the followings of complete skateboard:

(1) What tools do I need to assemble a complete skateboard?

(2) Steps to assembling skateboard

(3) Test the skate


(1) What tools do I need to assemble a complete skateboard?

For skateboard equipment, here are the parts and tools you may need

Duct tape

Skate deck

Risers (optional)


4 wheels

8 Bearings

8 nuts and bolts

Tools you will need.

Screwdriver (depending on hardware bolt type)

7/32" and 1/8" Allen wrenches


Skating tools

3/8" truck mount hardware nut sockets

½" main pin nut sockets

9/16" axle nut sockets



(2) Steps to assembling skateboard 

Step 1: Attaching Grip Tape to the Deck

Place your mount on a flat surface so that the front and back ends are facing up and the graphic on the bottom of the mount is facing down. Peel off the tape liner and place the tape on the deck. Press down so that it lays flat.

Use a screwdriver or file to trace the outline of the deck along the edge of the board. This will serve as a guide when you are ready to cut. Following the outline of the deck, razor at a 45 degree angle, make a small cut and trim the excess tape. Sand the edges of the tape with sandpaper to smooth out any rough or raised areas that may be peeling.


Step 2: Mount the truck to the deck

Locate the mounting holes, then use a bolt or screwdriver to punch holes down through the grip tape. Insert the bolt through the hole in the deck. If you are installing a riser, install it to the bolt first. If not, slide the base plate over the bolts. Attach one truck at a time with the hardware in place. Make sure your two trucks are facing each other, i.e., both main pins are facing in.

Use a skating tool or socket wrench to secure the nuts to the trucks. Use the skating tool to tighten the head of the bolt in an "X" shape. Repeat on the other side.


Step 3: Install the wheel bearings and mount the wheels to the truck

Remove the axle nut and high-speed washer. Place the bearing on the axle and press the wheel onto the bearing until you feel the bearing slide into the center of the wheel. Then insert the bearing spacer into the wheel from the other side. If you hear a hear popping sound when you press the wheel onto the bearing, the bearing is fully seated. Do this for all four wheels. Place a washer on the axle of the scooter. If you are going to use a spacer, place it on the axle. If not, install the wheel on the axle and then install the second washer. Tighten the nut with a skating tool or wrench until there is no play - the wheel should be able to spin freely. Make sure your wheels are level - if they are placed at an angle, the bearings are not fully inserted.


(3) Test the skate

Check and make sure the grip tape and screws are even. The heads of the screws should be flush with the tape. If they are not flush, give them a few more turns, but do not crack the deck.

Make sure the truck is securely fastened to the deck. The bottom board should not move at all.

Stand on your planks and rock them back and forth. Test the truck's seal and make sure the wheels can spin freely. If you are unable to rotate or carve, turn the nut on the main pin counterclockwise. If you can't glide for long periods of time or feel resistance when pushing, loosen the wheels.

Once everything looks and feels good, it's done! Now it's time to hit the streets and have fun with your brand-new skateboard!


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