How to Create a Unique Ride on a Skateboard

If you want to have the grip of a longboard, yet the responsiveness of a smaller skateboard, read on.

Steps

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    Buy a longboard, or if you are cheap then just buy longboard trucks and wheels.
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    Buy a regular skateboard deck.
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    Buy a good size riser.
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    Attach your longboard trucks to the shortboard, but make sure that your trucks are loose enough to carve sharp. but tight enough so you don't get contact between the wheel and the deck.
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    Start off on a flat ground (it doesn't matter how good you are) once you are positive that you have the hang of it.
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    Find a very short but long hill, just steep enough that you don't have to push. Get used to that.
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    Find a medium sized hill that is higher and steeper than your first hill but not as long. Get used to that.
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    Go to a slightly bigger hill, and keep on finding bigger and better hills once you get used the smaller ones.

Tips

  • Be positive that you can execute the hill even before you put your pads on.
  • Scout out hills that look fun. but don't do it in a car make sure you are on a bike or your skateboard so you can easily check out the hill without wasting gas.
  • Make sure that the longboard trucks you buy have the right bolt spacing. If they don't this isn't even possible because you won't be able to attach the trucks to the board.

Warnings

  • Especially if it is your first time on a skateboard or your first time on this kind of board. PLEASE WEAR SAFETY GEAR.

Things You'll Need

  • Longboard Trucks and Wheels.
  • Longboard Risers.
  • Regular Sized Skateboard.
  • Hill.
  • Helmet and pads.
  • Talent.

Article Info

Categories: Skateboarding