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Gear: Glow In The Dark

Have a personality that just glows? Love to skate at night? We've got you covered.- Landyachtz Bones Slide Gloves- Pro Tec Classic Bucky Glow In the Dark Helmet - Bear 852 Glow in the Dark Trucks - Globe Bantam 62mm 78a Glow in the Dark Wheels 

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Crunch Time: How To Prevent Wheel Bite

The dreaded wheel bite occurs when a wheel comes into contact with the deck during a turn, stopping the forward motion. This causes a rider to loose balance and/or fall off the board. Thankfully, this issue can be avoided. Adding risers will increase the space between the wheels and the deck, reducing the chance of contact. Tightening [...]

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Short and Sweet: Truck Baseplate Degree

The baseplate is the part of the truck that is physically attached to the deck. The angle of the baseplate also effects the angle of the hanger. A higher angle on the baseplate (50° and up) gives the rider more leverage over their trucks, which is great for cruising, carving, and freestyle. Higher baseplate angles will [...]

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DIY: How To Clean Your Bearings

If your bearings start to feel rough, noisy, or are visibly dirty, it's time for a clean up! Bearings should also be cleaned when there is a noticeable slow in speed or been exposed to moisture. You will need:-bearing cleaner (99% rubbing alcohol, mineral spirits, citrus based cleaner)-rag or old t-shirt-a well ventilated area-safety glasses advised [...]

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Cold Weather Gear: We Don't Believe In Off Season

The Summer is over and it's time to revamp your cold and wet gear for the winter. The change in temperature adds extra obstacles during skate sessions. Black ice, rain, and board durability used to leave skaters wishing for summer. This season, beat the winter with weather proof gear.Deck: Moonshine makes 100% waterproof boards. Urethane [...]

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Big or Small? The Characteristics of Wheel Size

Cloud Ride Ozone 70mm 80a Teal WheelsWheel size contributes to speed, grip, and agility. In general, larger wheels are used for downhill and smaller wheels are used for cruising. Larger Wheels: 71mm - 106mmThe larger the diameter of the wheel the faster it will be. These wheels can roll over sidewalk cracks or debris easier.Venom Cannibals [...]

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Modern Board Shop

Here at the longboards store, we love everything board related; longboards, skateboards, and board games. Every week, all the shop hands head over to Modern Board Shop to drink beer and play different games. This week, we took the Landyachtz Switchblade Cobra Bat for luck. Landyachtz Switchblade Cobra BatThis shop believes in promoting present day games [...]

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DIY: How To Assemble A Drop Through Deck

Drop Through boards have a hole where the truck is mounted. This lowers the board, making it more stable and easer to push. Building your own board is an easy way to understand the way your gear functions and how to customize it. To mount your trucks on a Drop Through deck, you'll need:-2 Trucks-8 Bolts-8 [...]

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DIY: How To Assemble A Top Mount

The Arbor Timeless GTThere is something special about building your own board from the wheels up. Visual and hands on assembly can teach new things about the components and how they work together. This article focuses on Top Mount Decks. These are board with the trucks attached to the bottom of the board. Before you start, [...]

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DIY: How To Assemble Your Trucks, Wheels, and Bearings

Arbor Summit 70mm 78a Red WheelsYou look like a sharp whipper snapper. Learn to assemble your trucks, bearings, and wheels faster than the other guy. Daylight is burning! Build it up and go skate!You will need:-1 Skate Tool-2 Trucks-4 Wheels-8 Bearings-4 Axle Nuts -8 Speed Washers#1 Trucks come with a hanger, baseplate, kingpin, bushings, speed washers [...]

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