The Longboard Blog

  • 28th Dec 2015

    DIY: How To Longboard

    First off, welcome to to the world of skating! Wether you're look looking to cruise across campus or become the next world champion, the skate culture has a place for everyone. It may not be easy in t…

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

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  • 4th Dec 2015

    DIY: How To Choose A Longboard

    Choosing the right longboard revolves around the style of skating you want to do. Click on the style you like to see our recommended boards. Cruising - Very popular among commuters, students, and…

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

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  • 20th Nov 2015

    Keep It Clean: How To Wash Your Protective Gear

    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…

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

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  • 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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  • 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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