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The Longboard Blog

  • 2nd Nov 2015

    DIY: How To Find The Right Truck Size

    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…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 30th Oct 2015

    DIY: How To Apply Grip Tape

    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 o…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 28th Oct 2015

    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…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 26th Oct 2015

    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,…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 23rd Oct 2015

    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…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 20th Oct 2015

    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. …

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 13th Oct 2015

    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 le…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 9th Oct 2015

    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: 7…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 7th Oct 2015

    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…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 2nd Oct 2015

    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 funct…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 28th Sep 2015

    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. Thi…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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  • 23rd Sep 2015

    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…

    Published by Heather Peterson, The WordSmith | Grace Seelye, Photo

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