The Longboard Blog

  • 30th Dec 2015

    Pre-skate Routine

    Before each skate session, you should always check your gear. This lowers the risk of having loose or worn equipment breaking while you ride.First, check your mounting hardware to make sure it is…

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

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  • 9th Nov 2015

    Trucks: Reverse Kingpin vs Standard Kingpin

    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 (t…

    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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