How to Customize a Skateboard

Customizing a skateboard is a way for a skater to express individual style and attitude. Learn how to customize a skateboard from a professional skater in this free extreme sports video series.

Series Summary

Skateboards have come a long way from their modest beginnings in the 1950s. At first, a skateboard was nothing more than a wooden plank with wheels. We can now thank the radical, mind-blowing 1960s for the increased popularity and production of skateboards. Certainly designated as “what the cool kids do,” skateboarding's third generation has taken the sport to a whole new level. Nearly every man, woman, and child knows someone who has skated or is currently skating. Though known as a popular hobby for the youth counter culture and modern day punk scene, skateboarding has mingled into all kinds of cultures and age groups. In this free extreme sports video series, a professional skateboarder will show how to customize a skateboard. Learn how to choose a deck, grip tape, riser pads, bushings, trucks, mounting hardware, bearings and wheels. Get tips on applying grip tape, mounting trucks, bearings and wheels, and making adjustments. Finally, find out how to choose stickers, shoes and clothes for skating.

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