How the hell do I assemble all these parts so I can skate?
Hi there, welcome to our very first blogpost!
Not everybody who wants to skate is a professional, so we’re gonna start with the first question a starter will have: how the hell do I assemble all these parts so I can skate?
First of all: you don’t need to buy all these parts separately, if you don’t want to. We also offer completes. Those will be delivered to your doorstep pre-assembled. This way you only have to remove the packaging and you are ready to skate. Easy, right?
We also offer completes. This way you only have to remove the packaging and you are ready to skate. Easy, right?
For those who want to assemble their board themselves, or for the people who want to make adjustments to their board: here is a full description of what you have to do.
Here we go…
Take your grip-tape and plan how it’s gonna be put on. Make sure your grip-tape is big enough for your deck.
Stick some grip-tape on your deck. Be sure that you put it on straight. When you’re ready, pull of the backing-paper and progressively put it on your deck.
Press the grip-tape on the board. Make sure to push out all the air bubbles!
Take a truck or skate-tool and score the edges. This will let the grip-tape stick extra hard on the edges of your board so you can go to the next step.
Cut of the excess grip-tape. You will need a very sharp knife to get trough. Find a way that works best for you.
Be very careful when you do this! Try to not lose any fingers in this step.
Fold the discarder grip. Use it to clean up the edges.
Nothing is more fulfilling than to start with a clean deck.
Make holes in the grip with a sharp tool where the trucks are gonna be placed. We use a drill, but you can choose whatever you want.
Pro-tip: Mark your trucks to indicate front and back. This will be useful when you switch decks.
Put your screws in and fit the trucks nice and tight.
And that’s all there is to it!
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