Question: Is it hard to assemble a skateboard?

Assembling your skateboard isnt difficult once you understand how all the parts work together. Start by applying the grip tape to the deck, then screw in your trucks, and finally add the wheels and bearings.

How long does it take to put a skateboard together?

Without looking into where it came from, I decided to set up a new board and see how long it would take. Ive never timed myself setting up a skateboard, but Im pretty sure it takes somewhere in the neighbourhood of 10-25 minutes, depending on your level of focus.

How do you put together a skateboard for a beginner?

Step 1: Attach Grip Tape to Deck. Place your deck on a flat surface so the nose and tail ends are facing up and the graphic on the bottom of the deck is facing down. Step 2: Mount Trucks to Deck. Step 3: Install Wheel Bearings and Attach Wheels to Trucks. Step 4: Test Your Skateboard.

What are speed washers?

Protect your bearings from everyday wear and tear with these Kata Skateboarding Standard Hardware Speed Washers. Washers are used to prevent bearings from rubbing up against the truck hangar& axle nut. Washers increase the life of bearings & provide a much smoother ride.

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Do you need washers to skate?

Yes, they are necessary. Speed rings are the point of contact between the bearings and both the hanger and the axle nut of the truck. Without these washers the bearing may come into contact with the end of the hanger or the axle nut, causing the shields to rub as the wheel rolls. This would slow you down.

Do pros use bearing spacers?

Bearing spacers are totally optional; longboarders and casual skaters likely wont put enough pressure on their boards to ever need them, though they are definitely a good investment if you want to slide, do a lot of tricks, and generally skate hard. Unlike bearings, bearing spacers are not one-size-fits-all.

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