Author: Diana Hicks

How to Clean a Skateboard Truck and Deck

Skateboard trucks and deck are particular parts that require regular cleaning and maintenance. Cleaning the parts will help keep these things working for a long time. Because this is about how to clean skateboard trucks and decks, you have to read it if you own a longboard as well. It’s almost the same way to clean those. A washed skateboard is necessary as it is going to encourage you to go for rides. There are many ways to clean. Let’s see how to clean both of them?

 

I.How To Clean Skateboard Trucks

tools needed:

  • A screwdriver with
  • Slip-joint pliers are tools that can be used to cut things.
  • WD-40 is a good thing.

Procedure:

STEP 1: As the skateboard truck is joined to the skateboard deck, you will have to detach this first. When you have the screwdriver and slip-joint pliers in your hands, start to loosen the nuts with them.

Unscrew every nut moderately so that you can do the rest by hand. Remove all of the nuts from the bolts and throw them away.

A lot of people are going to throw nuts away in a place that will be hard to find in the long run. So, keep nuts in a safe place that you know well. In the future, it will be easy to remember.

STEP 2: At this point, you should be done with removing nuts and choosing a decent shelter for them. Now is the time to separate the deck and the truck.

Use your hands to get the truck off. You should not pull too hard. Also, make sure that you looked at the kingpin outward.

STEP 3: This is a step that does not apply to all skateboard trucks. If you have a pair of trucks that come with risers, you also need to take them off now. Every skateboard truck doesn’t have a riser in it.

STEP 4: Time to clean. All but the baseplate must be taken off of trucks to get them apart and clean them. Remove the nut from the kingpin first, then you can remove the rest of it. Finally, remove the hanger from the base plate. Finally, remove all of the bushings.

STEP 5: Take a look at these parts. Find a crack. The first thing you need to do if one of these parts is broken or split is to buy a new one.

As long as everything is in good shape, spray a little WD-40 on a paper towel and wipe away any dirt and grime. High-pitched noises are made by your trucks because they have a lot of grime on them.

STEP 6: You have to clean those axles again. As a rule, the axle is the dirtiest of all of the parts of the car.

Take a second paper towel. Remove the last of the dirt from the axles. Bearings make the axle get all of this dust, so it gets it from there. Hence, make sure they are back to top-notch condition.

STEP 7: Do the same thing with the second truck. You will be ready to start reassembling after that. Keep in mind that you need to tighten Nuts and bolts to the correct amount.

It’s not good to over-tighten or to be too loose when you tighten things up. That’s not all: The kingpin must face outward after the meeting as well.

Pro Tip: When you go for your first ride after you wash your board, be careful when you speed up the board. A lot of the time is spent cleaning the car, which makes it go faster and faster.

II.How To Clean Skateboard Deck

Clean Skateboard Deck with Soft Brush Wire

tools needed:

Step 1: Buying a Soft Wire Brush

If you buy a soft wire brush at a store near you, make sure its bristles are strong and not sharp enough to cut the grip tape. Check to make sure that it is also small, because it can help you clean the grip tape on your skateboard with great precision. Don’t buy a lot of big ones, because they will only damage the grip tape on your skateboard deck.

Step 2: Brushing the Grip Tape

With the soft wire brush you just bought, start brushing your grip tape with it right away. Also, it would be best if you started at the end of the deck and worked your way around to the other side. So, you can get the dirt on the surface of your deck, and you can sweep it up with your hands. Remember not to push too hard with the soft wire brush in your deck, because it will only tear it. You should also not remove the grit from your board.

Step 3: Using Grip Gum to get rid of the extra dirt.

You can get some grip gum at your local skate shops because it’s made for skateboards only. You can use this cleaning product to get rid of any extra dirt on your deck after you use a soft wire brush to clean it. With a pencil eraser, rub it on the grip tape and then wipe it away. A perfectly done job will make your board look brand new.

Step 4: Drying it with Dry Cloth

After you finish removing the dirt in your deck with your cleaning solution and brush, start drying it with a dry cloth. If you have some microfiber cloth, it can do much better. First, place the cloth on your deck and start patting it to absorb the moisture. Fold the cloth and press it again through the deck up until its dry enough. Also, make sure that the wooden area at the bottom is dry too. Never use paper towels as it tends to break when you use it, and wit will only cause another mess.

 

How to choose longboard trucks ?

This is a sport that gets people excited. Longboarding is a sport that has fans and players from all over the world. Longboard surfers find it exhilarating and freeing to be out on the water.

You should choose your longboard gear just like you choose your sports equipment. You should think about what kind of longboard surfing you want to do when you choose your gear. Cruising, Freeride, freestyle, and downhill are some of the options you can choose from. As a surfer, you should choose your equipment based on your level of experience.

There are a lot of parts that make up a longboard, and each part has a specific job that affects how it feels to ride. During this post, we’re going to talk about longboard trucks.

 

What Should I Know About Longboard Trucks ?

There are metal T-shaped parts on the underside of the longboard deck that are fixed there and are connected to the wheels. This is what longboard trucks are all about: Every longboard comes with a pair of trucks, which help the board roll. The trucks on longboards and skateboards do the same thing, but the trucks on longboards are different from the trucks on skateboards because longboards are longer. People who skateboard have trucks that are a little wider than those for longboards because of the difference in the size of the deck. Longboard trucks can’t be used with skateboard trucks because longboard trucks are made for different types of boards. There are two ways to measure the length of trucks: hanger width and axle width.

There are a lot of different types of longboard trucks on the market, and it can be hard to choose one. That is why we are here. We can help you make your choice much easier. First, two big decisions need to be made.

 

  • Width of the trucks
  • Standard Kingpin (SKP) or Reverse Kingpin (RKP)

Let’s go into more detail about these two characteristics.

Truck Width

As a general rule, the width of your truck should be as close to the width of your deck as possible. In this case, it could be about 1/8″ away. If both the width of the deck and the truck are the same, you will be able to get the best out of your longboard. Because this way, your board’s leverage points will be in the right place with the truck and the wheels. if there is a little difference, it is better for the trucks to be on the wider side than the deck. This is why.

Companies make different trucks for longboards, and they use different units and scales to measure the width of the trucks they make. This can make it hard to find the right truck width for your longboard. If, for example, inches are used to measure, the length of the axle is usually taken into account. A millimetre may also be used to measure the width of the truck. Most likely, this refers to the width of the hanger, though. For example, most longboard decks are 9-10″ wide, so axles with a 9-10″ width and 150-180 mm hangers are the standard sizes for longboard trucks, as are the axles.

If you look at how wide each truck is, a wide axle or hanger makes it more stable but less responsive. A narrower truck is less stable but more responsive.

Kingpin: Is it standard or reverse?

The choice between the standard kingpin and the reverse kingpin depends on what kind of ride you want to go on.

It’s thought that Standard Kingpin or SKP trucks are the best for street riding because the kingpin is fixed behind the hanger, which makes it face toward the inside of the board. This setting doesn’t let the truck get in the way of grinding or doing other tricks. They are smaller in width than RKP, or reverse kingpin, which is what they are also called. Still, there are many companies that make SKP trucks that are wider than the ones that come with most longboards. These trucks work well with many of them.

RKP trucks are mostly used on longboards. They are more responsive at slow speeds and more stable at high speeds, which makes it easy to control them and keep them in line. For any kind of ride you want to go on, these cars have the right features for you. Mounted higher than the SKP, the RKP are facing the nose and tail of the board, which is why they are called RKP. There is a little less space between the RKP’s wheels because of this. Park longboarding and grinding are not your thing, so if you want to enjoy your Freeride, freestyle, and downhill surfing experience in a more stable and responsive way, then RKP is the board for you.

There are other important parts of a truck that are just as important and play a role in making the ride fun.

 

Baseplate

The baseplate connects the truck to the deck of the longboard. This is the part of the longboard that is made of wood. There is a big difference in how the trucks turn because the angle of the baseplate is so high. This Among RKP trucks, the baseplate is bent in half. This angle is thought to be best for carving, freestyle, and slow Freeride because it is very responsive to changes in speed. This type of baseplate is best for people who are just starting out. If you want to go fast in Freeride and downhill surf, you should get baseplates that are less than 50 degrees. It helps the rider to lean hard without over steering, which makes the ride more stable and controlled at high speeds.

 

Bushings

These urethane grommets help the hanger stay in place and give the truck some momentum as it turns. There are two pairs of bushings on each side of the hanger, top and bottom, so there are two pairs on each side. Bushings are made to cushion the parts of trucks that are close together. There is more of a difference between hard and soft bushings. A stiffer truck makes the rider lean more to turn. To make the trucks more responsive, the bushings come in a soft variety.

Bushing Seat?

It is a pocket in the middle of the hanger that makes it hard for trucks to turn. There are a lot of different types of bushing seats. Bushing seats that are wide open and don’t have a lot of restrictions will give your hanger more room to move around, which helps you carve in a lively and free way. To make it more stable when going at high speeds, the one has less space to hang things from.

Hanger

There is a T-shaped aluminum alloy beam that connects the truck’s wheels to the main body, which is made of steel.

Things to remember

They are not the same thing, so never use them together.

In general, a wider hanger gives you more stability and control over your ride. Narrower hangers help riders be more agile and manoeuvrable when they turn and do tricks.

 

how to buy a skateboard for a child

When purchasing a skateboard for a youngster, avoid purchasing a cheap toy skateboard, since they are dangerous. Allow your local skate shop to construct one for you, or purchase a whole skateboard online. A child skateboard should be between 7 and 8 inches broad and 27 to 31 inches long.

If you are unfamiliar with skateboards, avoid attempting to construct one yourself. Complete setups are great for children, since they prevent you from purchasing mismatched components.

The trucks should have the same width as the deck, and the wheels should fit snugly against the trucks while providing enough room to prevent the wheels from colliding with the skateboard when steering. Ensure that the skateboard you purchase allows for component replacement.

 

Complete Skateboard or Self-Assembled?

You may construct a skateboard yourself by purchasing the cheapest pieces from various sources, or you can purchase a full configuration to save time. Additionally, if you just choose the components and expect them to fit together, you may be disappointed. The trucks must have the same width as the skateboard deck, and the wheels must be compatible with the trucks.

If the wheels are too large, they will make contact with the deck, causing your youngster to topple over. Additionally, there is the issue of wheel hardness. For flat, smooth surfaces such as concrete skate parks, harder wheels are preferable; for street, asphalt, softer wheels are preferable.

With so many alternatives available, it’s simple to get disoriented and purchase the incorrect pieces. If you’re unfamiliar with skateboarding, you’re likely to just look at your child’s preferred color and attempt to match an appealing deck. While this is totally acceptable, it is critical to ensure that the components fit together properly.

Similarly to when you are shopping for new PC components, everything must be compatible. A desktop hard disk is not compatible with a laptop.

I’ve chosen a few skateboards that are ideal for children and are reasonably priced, depending on your budget. They are pre-assembled and include all necessary components. It’ll save you a lot of time and ensure that you don’t purchase the incorrect items.

Unless you’re interested in delving into the many components and what works best together, just get a pre-assembled comprehensive system. Additionally, it will spare you the bother of attaching the grip tape to the deck, which is challenging the first time. There should be no air bubbles or peeling grip tape around the edges.

 

Avoid Purchasing One from a Toy Store for the Safety of Your Child

I’ve previously written a piece on why you should avoid purchasing a skateboard from Walmart or Target. They are constructed of low-quality materials and are prone to break. Amazon also sells inexpensive (Chinese) and hazardous skateboards; for the protection of your children, please avoid the following Chinese ‘brands’:

While it may seem enticing due to its low price, you are not doing anybody a favor. A high-quality skateboard outlasts a poor board by more than eight times. Cheap skateboards are dangerous, and your child may suffer an injury if a wheel or truck breaks.

If you’re unfamiliar with the difference between a toy skateboard and a real one, consider the following:

  • They are always packaged as a full configuration in plastic.
  • The deck is often somewhat thicker than that of a traditional skateboard.
  • They are often extremely large.
  • The wheels hardly rotate and cease to do so after 1 or 2 seconds.

Most importantly, avoid bogus websites that mention a multitude of boards but do not utilize genuine images. They just want you to click over to Amazon so they may earn a commission. If they do not have genuine photographs, it is a fraud.

 

Recommended Skateboards

Santa Cruz

One possibility is a smaller skateboard, like my son’s. I chose the Santa Cruz Kids Skateboard. This is a decent skateboard. Santa Cruz is a premium skateboard company with a long history. We used it for 2 years and pushed it to its limits.

The OJ wheels are great for street skating, since they are soft and can take tiny pebbles and twigs. The soft wheels further minimize noise and vibration. I strongly suggest this board, however be aware that the visuals may vary.

Enjoi Skateboard

Enjoi has a large selection of skateboards with attractive designs for youngsters. What more do you want from a board with a cat on it? “Aw, a kitty on a pizza!” my kid said upon seeing the image. Enjoi is a respected company that makes pro skateboards.

 

It helps your youngsters steer and adjust posture without losing balance. The smooth wheels help manage the board on difficult surfaces.

Enjoi is a nice and safe pick with cute panda‘s, cats, and dogs.

Element

Element is another famous company that caters to youngsters. The softer bushings (plastic cones between the trucks) assist your youngster steer and make the board more responsive. Unlike many other kits, this one works straight out of the box.

The 95A/53mm wheels give a smooth ride without the noise that many cheaper skateboards create. This is a lot safer than those cheap plastic boards for your kids.

Magneto Mini Cruiser

The Magento Mini Cruiser is an excellent pick for youngsters, despite the low-quality bearings. Mini cruisers are made for riding, not for acrobatics. They have huge soft wheels that drive across tough terrain.

It’s too tiny for grownups, and you’ll need a skate tool to tighten the trucks. It took my child a few minutes to get acclimated to this board. A good value for money kid’s cruiser.

Team Positiv

A quality skateboard may be had for a cheap price. The Positive Team skateboard is one of the most recommended.

I believe it’s one of the best value beginner skateboards, but I think it’s a little broad for kids under 8 years old. My son and I tried this board and found it to be a good value for money.

Smooth riding, stable, can take a beating and rolls smoothly. The wheels are significantly tougher and do not instantly block when riding over cracks or stones.

SkateXS Skateboard

What do you need? Name on a skateboard? SkateXS has bespoke boards for both boys and girls. Their boards are made of bamboo, which is stronger and more eco-friendly. Not the cheapest, but one of the few that sells personalized skateboards for youngsters.

I appreciate that these skateboards are made for little kids. This implies soft wheels, a great deck, good bearings, and decent trucks. But most crucially, they can tolerate crusty asphalt, cracks and stones.

 

Arbor Pocket Rocket

The Arbor Pocket Rocket is a safe, sturdy, and enjoyable option. The very soft and huge wheels on this enjoyable mini cruiser let it to tackle practically any terrain.

My youngster loves this board, but I had a fantastic time riding it too, despite its little size. Here’s my child riding it:

It costs more than the other boards, but it has high-quality components that won’t break.

Avoid Mini Decks

In toy shops, little decks are the tiniest skateboards offered. They’re adorable but will end up gathering dust. They are unstable and potentially harmful. A buddy gave me one when my kid was born. We never utilized the excellent present.

But it’s a wonderful shot to demonstrate how unbalanced it is. I’m on the mini-deck, which I secured to a piece of grass to keep it from sliding. I even changed the wheels and bearings, but it didn’t help. But it’s a fun prop.

The Components of a Skateboard

To have a better understanding of what a skateboard is, take a look at the picture and the list below. All components are replaceable once they begin to fail.

  • A seven-ply maple hardwood deck. Compressed into a mold.
  • Grip tape to keep you from sliding off the deck
  • The T-shaped trucks on which the wheels are mounted. The truck is comprised of a baseplate that secures the truck to the deck, bushings that enable turning, and a truck hanger that keeps everything together.
  • Obviously, the wheels.
  • Bearings that enable the wheels to rotate.
  • Spacers to guard against damage to the bearings.
  • Bolts for securing the trucks
  • Optional riser pads to raise the wheels above the surface or just for dampening.

 Skateboarding Is a Great Form of Exercise and a Lot of Fun

Skateboarding is a beneficial kind of exercise. Children get to engage in some physical exercise, which is important as they get older. It helps them build muscle and enhances their motor abilities. Nowadays, children watch much too much television and engage in far too many video games. It’s nice to do some enjoyable exercise and spend time outside. It requires a great deal of balance, is rather technical, and is an excellent way to meet new people.

You may be concerned about their safety, which is natural, but it is really pretty safe. Simply ensure they are wearing at least a helmet and keep a tight eye on them. You may try visiting a skate park after they’ve developed a bit more. Simply avoid taking over the park and adhere to skateboarder etiquette; show respect for the skaters and they will show you respect.

Arrive early in the morning when it is less busy to ensure that your child does not feel frightened. Invite some of the ladies and boys present to assist your child; many like offering advice and hints! Even if you’re not very into skateboarding, it’s enjoyable to see your child have a wonderful time.

 

Protective Gear for Kids

While I understand you’re seeking for a skateboard, I’m concerned that parents often neglect to get safety gear. At my neighborhood skate park, there are hundreds of scooter children, and 95% of them are without wearing any form of safety. I just can not see why their parents will not get a helmet and knee protectors for them.

It’s not costly; you don’t need heavy-duty safety gear, but be sure it fits properly and won’t slip off. Here is a link to my suggested protective gear sets for children, which includes, but is not limited to, a decent helmet. Spare no expense on helmets!

I’ve already given away many pairs of old elbow pads that I mistook for knee pads (they’re tiny enough to provide some knee protection). I’m sure their parents have no clue what they’re doing out there. Some of them are just fearless and do insane leaps without their parents’ knowledge.

This reminds me of me as a child. When I was approximately ten years old and discovered a track nearby, I used to ride a BMX. I just went for it and attempted to gather as much speed as possible in order to make a massive leap. It didn’t end well and I was seriously injured; I just couldn’t see the risk in what I was doing. Following that, I became more circumspect.

Purchase a helmet for your child, and I suggest a set that includes elbow- knee- and wrist protectors. If you want your child to wear the helmet, it should be comfy.

 

Summary

There is nothing further I can say other than to summarize this article. You do not need a child-size skateboard; a standard (8-inch-wide) skateboard will suffice, and avoid purchasing a mini-deck.

Ascertain that your kid is not too young; wait until they reach the age of roughly five. Avoid toy shops and, if feasible, purchase from a local skate shop or online.

Purchase a secondhand skateboard if you like, but keep a careful eye on the board’s condition. Assure that your children are always wearing appropriate safety gear and that you remain with them when they are still very little.

Purchase a whole skateboard to save the effort of sorting through all the components and become an expert in skateboard parts. Shoes should be skateboarding-appropriate and give stability.

 

 

How to build a skate box

During a pandemic, you can still skate, as I said last week. Keep your distance from everyone and just be alone. Today, we’ll show you how to make your own skate box.
If you take a look at your toolbox and go to the hardware store, you’ll be ready to build! Make sure you have everything you need and set up your space in a way that is comfortable for you.
Everything is ready. Let’s get to work now, people!

Make the frame.

A strong foundation is just as important for a skate box as it is for a building. The frame must be strong enough to hold up all of your moves without breaking. Align two full-length 2x4s on the ground. Cut another 2×4 into three equal parts. Afterward, Each end of the 2x4s should have two at each end and a third in the middle for support. Everything can be put together.
Add some small 2x4s to support your weight as you slide it. When you’re done with the frame, you’ll want to build the box’s top. When the long 2x4s are laid down and tied together at the ends, a rectangle is made. Add as many small 2x4s between the 2x4s you already have. In the end, we agreed to have a total of 5.

Connect both sides of the frame.

There are two parts of your frame now that you’ve built them. You will need to connect the top and bottom parts together. For the frame to be joined together, you need six 2x4s of different sizes. Screw your 2×4 pieces to the bottom of your box in all four corners and the middle. Top section: Screw it on top of two-by-fours.
It should be strong and stable when the support beams are in place and the construction is done right. I think it should be able to hold your weight. If the box doesn’t move when you jump on it, you can keep going.

Put the plywood on the ground and level it.

As soon as you finish building your skateboard box, it’s time to lay down the ice. Your plywood sheet should be on the ground, and the box’s skeleton should be on top of it, as shown in this picture. After you’ve drawn on the box’s top and front surfaces, cut two pieces of plywood. Then, with a saw, cut the plywood into the shape of the box.
Make sure the plywood covers the whole top of the box, but doesn’t go beyond the frame’s borders. It’s important to remove any extra. As a last thing, make sure that the front is covered as well. You should screw both sides together and make sure it’s stable before you add the Iron angle.

 Place the iron angel

The last, but not the least, step! When you slide or grind on the iron angle of the box, you will do it here. In this case, you need to set the angle so that it’s just above where the plywood pieces of your box come together. A layer of wax is all that is needed to make the box look nice and finish it. Get on the ice!

 

How to avoid speed wobbles

Lie down on the ground with relaxed legs. Keep your upper body over the board and slightly forward of it as you lower yourself to the ground. Even if your board starts to shake, don’t be afraid to go up the hill. Practice slowing down and stopping often!

Speed wobbles are caused by what?

Speed wobble may happen if the wheels are going in different directions because of a misalignment of the frame or other parts. To let this happen, the bike’s frame bends until the action is stopped by the self-correcting forces that come from the steering geometry.

On a skateboard, how do you stop the death wobbles from coming?

If the wobble gets any worse, you can move to a lower place to stop it from getting any worse, as well. In small, steady steps, avoid abrupt changes in direction. It will get stronger if you do something that isn’t normal.

In Reddit, how do I stop my speed wobbling to the right?

 

Reduce the amount of work you do. The more stable you are, the lower you can go in the air, like in a plane (hence low degree trucks). A person with more powerful legs and ankles Strengthen your legs and ankles, which are the main parts of the skateboard that you can control.

Is it better to skate loose or tight?

if you’re used to skating with your trucks tight, loosening them a little will make your skating more smooth. A skater will look more carefree and easy if they don’t have to tic-tac up to obstacles or lean sharply as they roll away from them. Also, loose trucks are more forgiving when it comes to bad landings.

Longboards are supposed to be shaky.

A lot of people think of longboarding with trucks that are too loose. In the beginning, the trucks should be as loose as you feel like they should be. When you make changes to your cars, be careful not to crush the bushings. Once you get used to your skateboard, you can loosen the trucks on it.

What speed does death wobble happen to people?

At speeds of more than 45 mph, the wobble can be set off by a jolt or pothole, which can cause the car to shake. Most of the time, the fatal wobble might be caused by faulty suspension parts or steering parts that are loose or damaged.

I want to stop my front wheel from wobbling. How do I do that?

A process called “truing the wheel” is the best way to make sure that a bicycle rim doesn’t move. The spokes on your bike all work together to keep the rim straight. Each one tugs in a slightly different direction and with the same amount of force.

When you die, your body shakes a lot.

As you speed up or slow down, the steering wheel will shake more or less, and the shake will spread through the cabin.

Do speed wobbles happen because you are going too fast or too slow?

Riders should know that speed wobbles are all their own fault, so they should be careful. When you hit a little pothole, your brain tries to keep you on the right path. When you correct an overcorrection, it just makes you do it again.

Because they lean to one side.

Skateboards can only be turned in one direction because you always turn them in one direction or the other. To make things even worse, your bushings are likely to have one end that is a little worn down. Turn your trucks around to even things up. However, it will be a while before they are again equal.

How do you stay on top of a longboard when you’re going fast?

It’s best if your front foot and the deck are at a 45-degree angle. If you’re right-handed, your back foot should be to your right and your left foot to your left if you’re left-handed. To feel safe, bend your knees and lean forward a little. To stand up without having to step down, you should not have to do that.

 

There are a lot of loose trucks. Is it more difficult to Ollie when there are so many.

It’s easier to skate on a tight truck than on one with a lot of loose wheels. Those were my main points. Even if you know a lot of tricks, it doesn’t mean that tight trucks are easier or that freeing up the kingpin is going to make you lose all of your tricks. So when you shake the board from side to side, the skates move with it.

Over time, do trucks loosen up?

Your board’s trucks are metal axles that hold the wheels in place on both sides. In time, they will loosen, so they must be retightened. Trucks that are properly tightened improve your board’s performance by making it more responsive to how you ride. This makes it easier for you to get around. They also help you to stay more stable.

A wheel bite is when the tire gets stuck.

When a wheel comes into contact with the deck during a turn, the vehicle comes to a stop. This is known as wheel bite. It can be hard for a rider to keep their balance, and they may even fall off the board. When you tighten the kingpin nut on the trucks, this will make them move less.

The answer is no, skateboards aren’t meant to be shaky.

It’s not always bad to ride a shaky skateboard; in fact, some people like to ride their trucks very loose. Loose trucks make it more difficult for beginners to learn how to skateboard. As it turns out, a more stable board will help you keep your balance. Do not tighten the bushings too much until you have squished the bushings, then tighten them again.

How to 180 no comply on a skateboard

In terms of where you position your front foot on the board, it doesn’t really matter. Place it in such a way that you can comfortably remove it and place your front foot on the ground without straining your back. Try to keep your front foot right below the front bolts like Aaron does to get things started! Your rear foot should be on the tip of the tail, just a little closer to the heel-side pocket than your front foot.

Practice Steps

Even though the practice stages are simple, they are essential in developing your muscle memory and timing for this technique. Assume you’re about to perform the trick and practice stepping off your board with your front foot as if. To get the hang of it, try it out while standing still. Repeat this until it becomes second nature.

Keeping your front foot off of the board while your rear foot is in the 180-degree no comply position on the tail is the next practice phase. Pop down and push the board with your rear foot in order to execute the 180-degree rotation of the board. Then do it again and again until it becomes instinctive.

As a final step in practice, put everything together, but slowly. Stand on top of your board. Step off the board with your front foot and place it behind your board. With your back foot, pop the board, causing the board to do a 180-degree turn. Using your front foot, take a little step backwards on the board. You should now be facing the other way. I congratulate you on doing a frontside 180 degree turn without complying! Just keep working on speeding up each step and making them flow together effortlessly from here on out. When you’re doing this maneuver, gradually add additional rolling speed so that you can do a 180 No Comply and then roll away.

Common Issues

Occasionally, the board will begin to spin or flip. Keeping the board level with your feet is critical while performing a frontside 180 no comply. Keep your back foot on the board at all times in order to get the best results. Focus on keeping your rear foot attached to the grip tape as the board turns 180 degrees after you’ve popped the trick. Following the board with your back foot can help keep your board flat when landing and re-establishing contact with your front foot.

How to 180 No Comply

  1. Ride at a comfortable speed while positioning your feet in the ideal 180-degree no-compliance position.
  2. Start with your front foot and land it on the ground behind your board as quickly as possible (heel-side).

Pop down with your rear foot, pressing slightly forward to cause the board to turn 180 degrees. 3.

  1. As the board rotates 180 degrees in the air, jump with your planted front foot and land it back on the bolts. 5.
  2. Detach the switch by rolling it away.

Check out our video instructional on the 180 No Comply for a more in-depth look at this product! You’ll witness Aaron Kyro go over all of the intricacies, including some insider secrets and methods to help you get your frontside 180 no comply on lock as quickly as as. It’s time to get out there and SKATE!

How to Hook Up Turntable to Receiver Without Phono Input?

As technology keeps getting better and better, it is almost certain that the connectors and cables that are used with that technology will also get a lot better and better, too. Technology in all forms is a very difficult but very important part of living in the twenty-first century.

It doesn’t matter if you learn how to build a computer from scratch or how to use social media. You need to know how to use technology.

Even when you think you know everything, something new always comes up! We’re here to help.

Automatic high-fidelity turntables first became popular in the early 1960s, when there was a rise in the number of people who wanted to play records. Because we haven’t looked back when it comes to stereo playback since then

However, when the CD came out in the late 1970s, many of these home stereo brands stopped making certain audio input ports, like internal phono preamps on their receivers, because there was less demand for them. In the past, these parts have been taken out, so we have learned how to use external turntables in a different way than before.

So, if you need a little help, our guide has two of the most common ways to get this connection without having to use a direct phono input.

Phono inputs play an important role when it comes to receivers.

Without a phono input, you wouldn’t be able to connect a turntable to an amp receiver. If you tried to connect the turntable to speakers without amplification, it would be too big and hard to fit in the speakers.

The main difference between phono inputs and other inputs in a receiver is that phono inputs are better at getting audio signals to go to an internal phono preamp. When a turntable is put into a receiver, phono inputs help to boost the signal, which leads to better sound.

Phono preamps are usually built into an audio or A/V receiver, but they can also come in the form of separate devices for receivers that don’t have phono ports. It’s important for turntables to have phono inputs, which are different from AUX and RCA inputs. Its main job is to send the signal from the turntable straight to the preamp.

What is a Phono Preamp for?

This helps you make the sound you want, whether it’s a vinyl record or part of your set. It serves two main purposes, both of which have an effect on the signal.

When you use a preamp, you can make both the signal and the sound bigger. Turntables can only make small signals. So much so, it makes the sound sound the same as that made by a CD player or any other modern audio device that has a preamp in it.

How to Connect a Turntable to a Receiver Without a Phono Input

In this case, there are two cheap ways that you can connect your turntable to a receiver that does not have a phono input. We’ve made a step-by-step guide for you.

Method 1: use a turntable with a built-in turntable. 

In the Phono Preamp

A phono input is usually part of technology that is older. But newer models don’t often have this. Instead, most modern turntables come with their own built-in preamp. They can be connected to any speaker or receiver that has an AUX or CD input, making it easier to connect the audio.

Another thing built into your turntable is called a phono preamp. This raises the signal from small movements of the needle to a stage that has the same input as your CD player. This is a good thing, though. You will need phono at some point.

If your product has this feature, there are two simple steps you can take to find out:

The Switch can be found.

The back of your turntable should have a switch. It will say something like “Phono” or “Line” on a turntable that is older. This way, you can figure out where to connect the wires.

Making a connection to the Receiver

It’s easy to turn on the phono preamp. You just flip the switch to the “Phono” setting. This will connect your turntable to your receiver by itself, so you don’t have to do anything. When you’re done, you should be able to use all of the line-level inputs on your receiver, like the AUX and CD.

This method has its own set of problems, but it’s not without them. People who buy this type of turntable are more likely to get a bad sound quality and a problem with the audio signal than people who buy other types of turntables. You will also have less control over the sound than with other preamps that you buy separately.

Method 2.

An External Phono Preamp can help you get better sound from your record player.

If you don’t have the above things, there is another way to connect your turntable to a receiver that doesn’t have a phono in. However, you’ll need to buy a separate phono preamp to connect your turntable to your receiver. This will be between the turntable and your receiver.

The preamp is used to boost the signal from the equipment that will make your audio. The results can be better with this method, even though it’s more complicated than having a preamp built into your turntable. We also know that it might be a pain, but we promise that the sound will be worth it.

The stairs

If you want to connect a single phono preamp to your turntable and receiver, follow these steps:

Precautions for safety

Turn off and unplug any tools that need to be used before you start the process.

The cable connection

Plug in the RCA wires from your turntable to the ground wire on your external phono preamp. Here, you should be able to see where the white and red wires connect, as well as a ground post.

Make sure to connect the ground wire from the turntable to the grounding post on the phono preamp. Another thing to remember is to make sure the cables are properly connected.

Putting It All Together

In order to connect the output of the external phono preamp to the receiver, you need to use another RCA wire. Remember to connect it to a line-level input rather than a phono input when you use an external phono preamp with your record player. This is to make sure that the signal that comes out is stronger.

… And that’s it!

Summary

We hope that you have been able to connect your turntable to your receiver without having to use a phono input by following these general steps.

Remember to think about what kind of sound you want and compare it to your own listening habits before you try to make these connections. This will help you figure out the best way to get audio out.

 

How much weight can a skateboard hold

Skateboarding has a weight limit of 272.3 pounds (123.5 kg) for propulsion, speed, and maneuverability. Nonetheless, longboards have a maximum weight limit of 300 lbs (136 kg), whereas electric skateboards can reach 330 lbs (150 kg) (149.7 kg).
Several factors, like the type of wood used in the board, the quality of the wheels, and whether or not you are executing tricks, influence how much your skateboard can carry.
You’ll know exactly how much weight your skateboard can bear by the conclusion of this article. Come on, let’s do this.

Weight Limits Of Different Types Of Skateboards

The weight of a human is not the primary consideration when determining the weight limit of a skateboard. Additionally, we need to take into account the deck’s dimensions and the sort of wood. Fortunately, most professional skateboards are made of bamboo or maple, both of which are extremely flexible and able to withstand a lot of weight.
You can use the table below as a guide to determine the skateboard weight limit:
Longitudinal Limits for Board Deck Type
Skateboard

  Type of Board Deck Length Weight Limit
  Skateboard 28” – 33” 272 Ibs (123 kg)
  Longboard 32” – 58” 300 Ibs (136 kg)
  Penny Board 22” – 27” 192 Ibs (87 kg)
  Electric Skateboard Approx 38” 330 Ibs (150 kg)

Aside from figuring out which parts to use, you can see from the table that there are multiple weight-to-size ratios. A variety of materials go into making the boards. The same is true for wheels and vehicles.

How Much Weight Can a Skateboard Wheel Hold?

The wheels of a skateboard are an essential part of the board. The diameter and durometer (a grade of hardness) that work best for a particular skater’s style of skating will be purchased separately by any skilled skater. If you’re interested in learning more about skateboard wheel size and hardness, I’ve written another post on the subject.
Wheels, of course, have weight restrictions of their own. Especially when it comes to sleights of hand. It is more common for a heavier person to have flat tires. Improved wheels, on the other hand, could be able to fix the problem.
It is uncertain how many additional pounds the wheels can hold compared to the deck. In spite of this, we may rest assured that wheels of high quality can support loads of up to 280 pounds.

Why Does Your Weight Matter When Skateboarding?

Skateboarding is a sport in which weight is an important consideration. When riding and landing on a board, weight is critical. If you haven’t noticed, skaters tend to be very thin. That doesn’t mean that heavier men can’t skateboard, either. Even some of the best players in the world are a tad on the heavy side.
Performing and landing certain flip feats will be more difficult if you are heavier. It also has an effect on the board’s speed when going downhill or uphill.
As a result, heavier skaters can now go faster down hills. This isn’t a significant issue, but if you don’t take precautions, it could lead to more accidents.

Another aspect is that heavier people land harder on the board when they perform stunts. A minor problem, but one that could lead to more broken decks.

Fortunately, if you want to slim down, skating is a surefire way to do so. A lot of weight loss is likely to occur if you routinely bike and practice.

With all of these considerations in mind, you should take into account your weight and the capacity of your skateboard to handle it. Consider the material it’s composed of and how hard or soft the wheels are when making a purchase.

The Importance of Deck Width

Skateboards typically have a width ranging from 7 to 10 inches. A skater will need a smaller board if they are both shorter and lighter. While skaters who are taller and heavier should go for larger wheels.
Choosing a board based on the width of the deck is critical since it improves stability and support.
In order to disperse their weight, heavier skaters often ride boards with a diameter of about 8.25 and 8.6 inches. Having a broader deck has certain drawbacks, like as making it more difficult to perform tricks.

Does Weight Matter In Skateboarding?

There are plenty of high-quality skateboards out there that will live up to your high standards. You will, however, have to compare prices. It’s critical that you only buy from well-known companies to ensure that the products you’re getting can withstand the weight of grown-ups.
Box store boards are often composed of low-quality timbers, or even plywood. You need to get a skateboard from a reputable source.

Why Does Your Weight Matter When Skateboarding?

Skateboarding requires a skater’s weight. Weight plays an important part in riding and landing. If you haven’t noticed, most skaters are slim. That doesn’t mean they can’t. Even some pros are a tad overweight.
Your weight will impact how you perform and land certain flip feats. It also influences the board’s speed on slopes.
Heavier skaters will now speed down hills. This isn’t a huge problem, but it can cause more falls and injuries.
Also, heavier people performing acrobatics land harder on the board. However, it can lead to more snapped decks.
The good news is that skateboarding can help you reduce weight. You will lose weight if you ride consistently and practice a lot.
Given all of this, you should consider your weight and the skateboard’s weight capacity. Consider the material and the wheels’ hardness.

The Importance of Deck Width

Skateboards are normally 7 to 10 inches wide. A skater needs a smaller board if they are shorter and lighter. Skaters who are taller and heavier should go larger.
The deck width is significant because it gives better stability and support.
Heavier skaters usually ride 8.25-8.5 inch boards to better spread their weight. A broader deck does have one disadvantage: it makes tricks more difficult.

How To Stop on a Skateboard

How To Stop on a Skateboard

The ability to stop your skateboard in unsafe situations or to learn tricks such as powersliding is critical.

Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned skater has a lot to do with the ideal types of stops for you.

We at SHIT® care about your safety, so let’s get started by teaching you how to break on a skateboard right now.

Skateboards don’t have brakes, as you may have noticed.

However, even if that were the case, you wouldn’t have to worry about being able to stop your skateboard before you fell and gravely injured yourself and your willingness to ever get onto a skateboard once again.

To help you avoid this, let’s get started right now.

The Footbrake: Only for Level Ground

If you’re heading downhill, don’t use the footbreak.

This technique is best suited for recreational ice skating on flat surfaces.

You don’t want to employ this method of stopping on a skateboard if you’re barefoot, in flip-flops, or in open-toed shoes.

Something like this is how it works:

Put your weight on the foot in front of you and then lower your rear foot as you turn one foot forward.

In order to safely halt, you should let your back foot drift slightly across the ground

The Tail Scrape

At low speeds, you should only employ this basic maneuver and stopping technique.

When you do this, you run the risk of unintentionally losing your skateboard’s balance and control.

If you’re skating around town on level ground, this is the approach to take.

It’s a piece of cake:

Press the tail of your skateboard with your rear foot while moving your non-dominant foot to the back of your skateboard.

If you have trouble with this, try the heel scrape.

When you do heel scraping, your board’s tail will not come into contact with the ground.

Alternatively, you can extend your back foot all the way out till your heel isn’t contacting the skateboard at all as a substitute.

Stop pressing the tail back as soon as your foot touches the ground while doing so.

Controlled Slide Stopping

Trying to avoid a head-on collision with the next street light by braking downhill?

Just like in cartoons where a car commonly hits the solitary tree within a 10-mile radius, you might typically run into the same circumstance on the streets! Before I tell you about this trick!

The slide stop is designed for downhill scenarios, as previously stated.

Slide stops are useful if you’re speeding down a hill and need to slam on the brakes at the last minute.

If you find yourself in a scenario where you need to get off your skateboard, this is a viable alternative.

Before placing your board on the road, place your front food forward and then flip your board at an angle of 180 degrees.

Powerslide or Die Trying

This technique has many similarities to a controlled slide, but it’s a little more difficult to pull off successfully.

Do not use a powerslide to stop quickly, but do so in skate parks or when you are practicing some crap.

Shift your weight onto your heels and then turn your body in a slide-like motion before kicking out with your back foot.

Jumping Off Your Skateboard Like a Pro (Final Solution For Losing Control!)

You’d better pay attention, you bros and bro’ettes.

There are moments in life when we have no choice but to jump from a cliff and pray to the skate gods and Tony Hawk for a safe return to the planet Earth.

Don’t do this at home unless absolutely necessary (ok, you can do it wherever you want but I felt like it fit really well to say that there).

Use your arms and legs to absorb the brunt of the fall, rather than your back.

Knowing how to stop like an expert has its advantages. I don’t know about you.

It’s okay if you get a few scrapes and bruises when you’re still learning how to stop

How To Connect Speakers To TV With Speaker Wire

How To Connect Speakers To TV With Speaker Wire

 

The size of TV speakers is constrained by the design of today’s televisions, which are designed to be as thin and compact as possible.

Many people buy external speakers to improve the sound quality of their television sets.

With the addition of speakers like a home theater system or amplifier, you may boost the sound quality of your television and enjoy the show more.

When it comes to connecting speakers to your television, there are a number of ways you can do so.

If I can be of assistance, I hope you will be able to get the kind of sound you require and enjoy it to the fullest.

How To Connect Speakers To TV With Speaker Wire

 

Here’s how to use speaker wire to connect speakers to a TV.

  • The color-coded audio output jacks can be found at the back of your TV or cable box.

Audio output jacks with RCA connectors are typically red and white in color.

In order to connect your TV’s red RCA audio jack to your TV’s white RCA audio connector, you must first connect the red cable to the red RCA audio jack.

Make sure that the color-coded connectors and plugs are properly matched to optimize the sound quality of your speakers.

Turn on your television and examine each speaker one by one.

An individual speaker’s performance can be difficult to discern when multiple speakers are functioning at the same time.

All speakers besides the one being tested must be unplugged for proper listening.

This procedure should be repeated for any other speakers that are experiencing issues.

Connect Using An Amplifier or Receiver

  • The RCA audio output jacks are located at the back of your TV.

The two RCA audio input/output connectors (red and white) transmit audio signals from the television to the amplifier via RCA cables.

Find the RCA audio input jacks on the back of your amplifier or receiver.

Using a red RCA audio cable, connect one end to a TV’s red RCA jack, the other end to a red RCA port on the amplifier’s back.

Do the same for the white RCA audio cable.

Connect the left, right, centre, and rear-channel speakers to the amplifier by inserting the speaker cables into their matching jacks or terminals.

Make sure the right polarity is maintained by connecting the positive wires to the positive terminals and the negative wires to the negative terminals.

Negative terminals should be connected to black wires, and positive terminals to red wires.

Can You Connect Speakers Directly To A TV

No, you cannot connect the speakers directly to the television.

A TV’s audio outputs cannot be used to power external speakers.

Amplification may be required.

Most televisions, on the other hand, feature audio outputs that may be connected to speakers.

An ideal alternative is a modest, external amplifier or a stereo receiver for the home.

The output jacks on your TV determine what kind of speaker system components and cables you’ll require.

Bad news: Speakers cannot be connected to a TV through HDMI.

Fortunately, I have some tips for you on how to connect speakers to a TV using speaker wire in a relatively short amount of time.

Can You Connect Sound Bar To Your TV

Most soundbars require a single connected connection to the television. ”

An optical or HDMI cable can be used, although many devices also include analog stereo RCA connections.

On furniture tables, soundbars can be placed because they are typically long and narrow.

Get a portable subwoofer to enhance your movie-watching experience.

Connecting Bluetooth-enabled Speaker To TV

Streaming Bluetooth audio is available on digital TVs, allowing for a wide range of sound quality enhancements.

You may connect to a Bluetooth speaker wirelessly with this design.

Wireless Bluetooth headphones are an excellent option for late-night binge-watching or boosting audio for those with hearing impairments
If you have an older TV, you can use a Bluetooth transmitter like the Soundcast VGtx to connect to an optical or 3.5mm analog output.

The built-in speakers and analog/digital audio outputs of some TVs are disabled when using Bluetooth.

Only the audio coming from the Bluetooth speakers will be audible.

Basic Speaker Wire Connectivity

Speaker wire is an important part of connecting speakers to a TV for the sake of your own safety.

Negative (-) and positive (+) wires are the only components of the basic speaker wire (-).

It is possible to attach a speaker wire to an RCA or Optical/TOSLINK port (-).

However, if you’re not careful, you could make a blunder with these connections.

In order to avoid this, you must avoid exchanging positive and negative signals, which might have a detrimental impact on the device’s output performance.

Make sure that these cables are connected correctly before attaching them to speakers.

Terminals on the rear of stereo equipment are easy to identify, but speaker wires aren’t quite as obvious.

There is a chance of confusion here because the marking isn’t always clear.

If a speaker cable doesn’t have a two-tone color scheme, look for a single stripe or dotted lines on one side.

A light-colored covering on your wire means that a dark stripe or dash can be used.

If the insulation is black, the dash or stripe is likely to be white.

Learn more about the process of linking speakers together.

Conclusion

While receivers are a traditional alternative, there are times when you want to connect wirelessly. Some units will not have it in the box for your TV set. You no longer have to think about not getting a receiver now that you’ve learned the hack on how to connect speakers to TV with speaker wire.