The Longboard Blog

  • 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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  • 4th Aug 2015

    Style Feature: Cruising

    The Dusters Endless Summer Pintail Cruising is the most common style of longboarding, and generally refers to a board that is used as a form of transportation. They are great for commuting to the…

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

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  • 27th Jul 2015

    Back to School: The Campus Commuter

    Back to school is right around the corner! Unlike a bicycle, some longboards are compact enough to stash in a locker or under a desk. Their smaller size makes them maneuverable to get around tight cor…

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

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