The Longboard Blog
To make holiday shopping easier for you this season, we've made a list of simple stocking stuffers for the skater in your life.
We love the feeling of fresh bearings. They're fast, smooth, and should to be replaced once a year.
Bone Bearing Tune Up Kit:
This tune up kit has bearing cleaner, bearing lube, grip tape cleaner, bearing tool, and a skate tool to elongate our gear's life span. It's reusable, easy to use, and comes with everything we need.
These risers are designed to brighten paths and make us more viable to drives. They're made with LED lights and are 100% waterproof.
These all-in-one skate tools have everything we need to tune up and tighten hardware.
We love stickers to customize our decks and rep our favorite brands.
Bushings get blown out as they get old and used. Cover all the bases with a Khiro Standard Bushing Kit.
When we go fast, we need a toe stop to keep our feet secure. A RipTide Toe Stop fits any deck, comes with hardware, and is a no brainer to assemble.
The Sk8ology Deck Display is a great way to get our boards off the floor and show the graphic. It helps keep our rooms stay a bit more tidy too.
Need more ideas? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 541-306-6829, or chat via IM with us!
Ditch the stress, we've made a holiday gift guide to make your holiday shopping a breeze. You'll get the perfect gift for the skater in your family. The Beginner:Welcome to skating! The DB Anthem longboard is a carefree way to learn the basics of skating on one of the most popular deck shapes. Once you've [...]
The Triple 8 Brainsaver Royal Blue Helmet The helmet is arguably the most important piece of gear you can wear. To make sure it fully protects your noggin, follow these easy fitting tips. You'll need:-string-marker -tape measure Wrap the string around your head, 2 finger widths above the eyebrows. Mark where the string overlaps. Measure the length of [...]
When you skate, you sweat blood and tears into your protective gear. When was the last time you washed them?....ew.After a long skate session, protective gear is damp with sweat and, occasionally, blood. Tossing them into a skate bag, trunk, or other dark areas provides a breeding ground for bacteria. This includes doubling up your gear. [...]
Hawgs Micro Monster 63mm 80a White WheelsStart off with your truck size. If you don't know what size you need, read our article here.The general rule for wheels is as follows: - 150mm or 9" Truck = 65mm and down - 180mm, 10", and Up Truck = 65mm and up Venom Cannibals 76mm 78a White Red WheelsDeck [...]
Madrid Tailored Riot (Left) and the Madrid Elephant (Right)Longboards comes in two different mounting options: top mount and drop through. This is determined by how the truck is attached. Both options have pros and cons to their design. If a board is top mounted, the trucks are attached directly to the bottom of the deck. This gives [...]
The two most common styles of truck are "reverse" and "standard". Both designs offer different characteristics that change the feel of a board. These are easily told apart by looking at the kingpin (the bolt that holds the bushings).The Sector 9 Static Reverse Kingpin:These trucks have the kingpin sitting though the hanger. They are used for [...]
The Sector 9 65mm 80a Butterballs Durometer is the measurement of how soft or hard a wheel or bushing is. All wheels are placed on a scale ranging from 75a to 101a. The lower the number, the softer the material. The higher the number, the harder it is.Softer wheels are 75a - 78a. These roll slower, [...]
Trucks control the turn radius of your deck. Ideally, trucks should be the same width of your deck. Setting up a complete with trucks that are too small will feel unbalanced. Building with trucks that are too large will feel unresponsive. Generally, 150mm trucks are used for cruising, slalom and carving. 180mm trucks are used [...]
To remove the old grip tape, slip a flat edge or razor under the tape and pull#1 Use a piece of old grip tape or sand paper and scratch the top of your deck. This will help the grip tape sick. Brush off any dust or dirt.#2Check the length of the grip tape to make [...]