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Ways To Protect Your Longboard’s Nose and Tail

Ways To Protect Your Longboard’s Nose and Tail

Published by The Longboard Store | Jake Daniels on 16th Mar 2023

The way you treat your longboard will determine most of your performance and skill development, which is why taking care of it is essential. Learning is a process in which you must fall and sometimes damage your longboard to learn from experience.

These ways to protect your longboard’s nose and tail will guide you with simple practices to expand your board’s lifespan and strengthen your prowess. The more you know about managing and caring for your board will reflect your achievements and consistency on the road.

Protection Guards

One of the most reliable ways to protect your longboard while learning is with protection guards you can easily attach by yourself. These guards come in various sizes and shapes that attach directly to your longboard's front tip and tail to prevent scratches and damage. A DB longboard cruiser is one of the best options to try this on because of its design and convenient fit.

Protection guards are plastic covers with anti-slip areas for a better grip; you must screw them in place, so you will need some hardware tools. These affordable guards will keep your longboard in optimal condition; you can customize it with different colors and styles, giving you more freedom and control.

Micro Traders

This device is smaller and simpler to attach than protection guards; a micro trader will protect your longboard’s nose and tail with a plastic strip on the tip. Depending on your level of expertise and how you ride, they could be the perfect solution when your board needs a smaller enhancement.

These micro traders are easy to install. They usually come with the necessary tools, are easy to replace, and will last for a long time. This option is ideal for more experienced riders because they only protect the board rather than providing a better grip for control.

Best Practices

Experience and practice will teach you everything you must know about managing your board and keeping it safe. Accidents happen, but having the right knowledge and applying best practices will reduce accidents and damage.

Your longboard is made of strong materials, but the nose and tail are sharper and take more damage because of the aerodynamic design of a longboard. While being adventurous, you must be mindful of what could happen during certain activities.