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This is next part in Skateboards Parts series.

Trucks

An Independent brand skateboard truck

Attached to the deck are two metal (usually aluminum alloy) trucks, which connect to the wheels and deck. The trucks are further composed of two parts. The top part of the truck is screwed to the deck and is called the baseplate, and beneath it is the hanger. The axle runs through the hanger. Between the baseplate and the hanger are bushings, also rubbers or grommets, that provide the cushion mechanism for turning the skateboard. The bushings cushion the truck when it turns. The stiffer the bushings, the more resistant the skateboard is to turning. The softer the bushings, the easier it is to turn. A bolt called a kingpin holds these parts together and fits inside the bushings. Thus by tightening or loosening the kingpin nut, the trucks can be adjusted loosely for better turning and tighter for more stability. Standard Kingpin nut size is 3/8″ – 24tpi.

Skateboard trucks are manufactured in a number of different axle widths. In general an axle width should be chosen that is close to the width of the deck it will be used with. For example, a 7.75″ wide deck will usually be fitted with trucks that have axles between 7.5″ wide and 8.0″ wide. (Standard truck axel nut size is 5/16″-24tpi UNF, and the thinner “jam” style with an optional nylon lock.) Trucks that are too wide can make doing tricks difficult and can cause the wheels to get in the way when the skateboard is being ridden. Trucks that are too small can be hard to maintain stability and can cause wheel bite to occur when turning.

Longboard specific trucks are a more recent development. A longboard truck has the king pin laid at a more obtuse angle (usually between 38 and 50 degrees) to the deck, this gives a greater degree of turning for the same tilt of the deck. This allows riders to go much faster while still maintaining stability and control.

Giant strides have been made in the truck industry over the years. In late 2007, Gullwing Truck Company manufactured a truck named “Sidewinder” that can pivot on two different angles, thus greatly decreasing the turning radius of the board, resulting in a greater feel between the rider and the sidewalk.

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Skateboard Parts

Posted: April 22, 2013 by Jawaid in Decks, Longboards, News, Parts, Skateboards, Skates USA
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Descriptions of the following skateboard parts are the ones most prevalent in popular, modern forms of skateboarding. Many parts exist with exotic or alternative constructions. Most decks are constructed with a six to seven-plywood, the deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, hardware, bushings and griptape. Older decks also included plastic parts such as side, tail, and nose guards.

We’ll start with Decks and will tell more about other parts in our coming posts.

Deck

The side of a skateboard

Modern decks vary in size, but most are 7 to 10.5 inches (17.78 to 26.67 centimeters) wide. Wider decks can be used for greater stability when transition or ramp skating. Skateboard decks are usually between 28 and 33 inches (71.12 and 83.82 centimetres) long. The underside of the deck can be printed with a design by the manufacturer, blank, or decorated by any other means.

The longboard, a common variant of the skateboard, has a longer deck. One of the first deck companies was called “Drapped” taken from Jonny’s second name. “Old school” boards (those made in the 1970s–80s or modern boards that mimic their shape) are generally wider and often have only one kicktail. Variants of the 1970s often have little or no concavity, whereas 1980s models have deeper concavities and steeper kicktails.

Grip tape, when applied to the top surface of a skateboard, gives a skater’s feet grip on the deck. It is most often black but can come in a variety of colors including clear, allowing the top of the deck to be decorated. It has an adhesive back and a sandpaper-like top.

You can find variety of Decks at http://www.skatesusa.com/skateboarding/skateboard-parts/skateboard-decks.

Skateboarding

Skateboarding (Photo credit: Matt Peoples)

 

For the existing customers of skates USA, there is good news. New products have been added to the list with bigger and better stock availability. Skate board wheels in a wide variety of colors and styles. Each roller wheel has its speciality for the skateboards. A skate board is of the least use without them and riding, drifting, sliding experience of a skate boarder goes only as good as the wheels. The more dependable they are, the more confidence they give to the rider as he turns without a fear of falling or tipping of the board.

 

Skateboards

Skateboards (Photo credit: erokCom)

 

Skating is an important part of lives of people who adopt it as a hobby or as a sport that means their profession. Either way, people tend to find the best skate boards for the purpose. To buy the best long boards and skate boards, one can have them from the website skatesusa.com. Just to add to the excitement, there are new and featured products awaiting customers.

 

The latest products added to the existing ones include Loaded Complete Tan Tien 2012 and Loaded Deck TanTien 2012. These skate boards are designed for sliding, carving and for free ride, the former one is touch more expensive than the later one but one can be sure to have a difference in the quality and performance of the two. The Loaded Complete Fattail is a skate board that has been designed for pumping and free style. Any general usage for a skate board can be matched with this model. The classic concept has been modernized with this skate board’s design as it comes with a little extra girth. For the sake of pedestrian slalom, there is introduced Loaded Deck Fattail that also gives extra girth.

 

For those who like having a broader skate board that gives more room to the feet, there is introduced a Loaded Complete Bhangra that gives more standing space and yet it is light weight to allow the riders turn sleek and quickly. It has upturned nose and tail kicks that look very beautiful to see are serve a great utility as well. The Loaded Deck Bhangra also has a wider foot space allowing its riders to get dancing groves. Comfortable and functional agronomics are the trademarks for both these designs as they hit the store. Loaded Complete Kanthaka and Loaded Deck Kanthaka are the designs that give agility as well as muscles to the riders. The skate board not only looks tough but it also has the loyalty and dependability.

 

A skater is only as good as his foot wear; this too has been taken care of with the http://www.skatesusa.com/. Fallen Shoes Capitol in Blood and Dust colors are available.  Apart from these; one can find stylish and trendy shirts, hoods/ uppers and jackets too.

 

In the featured products, there are original long board trucks that help in making the tightest of turns on the steepest of hills. They are not just oriented for showoff but they add to the skater’s confidence to take on the big game with confidence of not having to fall and get injured. Then there is Foundation Complete Duffel Gravedigger and Roces M12 UFS Aggressive Inline Skates for those who prefer skating shoes on skate boards. The Razor Skate Cult Street comes with excellent heel support and a lower base for feet to stay close to the ground. The Landyachtz Complete Ripper Bamboo is also a very stylish long board that is factory assembled. All these latest and featured products can be found on the website http://www.skatesusa.com/. They come in a wide variety and with very reasonable rates for buyers.

 

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there’s an old catholic church on wangfujing which always has skateboarders in front of it. I’ve never seen them skating anywhere else. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

For people who are fond of skateboards, many products these days are being made in the market to fulfill their demands and needs. In the present times, skateboarding is one of the most leading hobbies which the teenagers have adopted to keep themselves busy. Many even pursue it far more and end up becoming professional skateboarders on either national or international level. In order to achieve immense success, they must get all the high end and good quality skateboarders to enjoy carefree and over-the-top skateboarding.

 

The latest and the most advanced products in the market include loaded complete tan tien 2012 and it can be used for skating freely, on different surfaces, as the skater likes or prefer. It gives quite a lot of room to the skaters to stand in order to balance the whole act perfectly. One of the best features of a skateboard must include a lot of space as wide skateboards tend to be better than a narrow one. The loaded deck tan tien 2012 is yet another important product that has hit the market with full force and is enjoyed by many of its existing customers which are happy to have purchased it. When it comes to a diverse skateboard, the loaded complete fattail should be brought since it is known to fulfill all the requirements of individuals. The loaded complete bhangra is for all those who love sliding at all times of the day and does not disappoint the skateboarders these days due to its perfect appeal and high performance when it comes to rides. The loaded complete kanthaka is a cool looking skateboard with extra girth and proves to be just the thing that everyone needs these days. Apart from the other fabulous skateboards, the loaded deck kanthaka tends to have a wider foot space which acts as the appropriate convenience that a skater needs in order to keep sliding adequately. Not only should skaters have fantastic skateboards but also the best hoodies and shoes. The Oakley hoodie sailor stripe is quite in vogue amongst young skateboarders and can be easily purchased from the market for maintaining the hip attire that is common in skateboarders because of what they do. Converse shoes trapasso and converse shoes wells mid give the skaters an edge while they slide slickly and also give them the look they need. When it comes to skating fashion, converse is the top choice of millions of individuals around the whole world. These shoes and hoodies are easily available in the market and can be even brought through the online businesses of many businesses in order to go with the flow, which is entirely the trend these days. Other than the skateboarders, roller-skaters are the demand of many people. Razor skate Cult Street is a pair of high quality skaters and is known to fulfill the requirements of fine skating for many. They come in various colors and a wide range of sizes for all kinds of people in different parts of the world.

 

Remz OS4 Franky Edition Complete Aggressive Inline skates:

Remz OS4 Franky Edition Complete Aggressive Inline skates

Remz OS4 Franky Morales Edition– With this new version of its popular OS4 Color Series, Remz is honoring Franky Morales’s contribution to the brand by giving him a last signature product designed to his own ‘ninja’ color choice: black with purple highlights. This new “OS4 Franky Morales Edition” features high-end GC FTL2 frames, a Remz OS liner redesigned with new high density foam for support + improved fit and anatomically shaped heel area around the ankle, as well as all the proven OS4 features including the fast lacing system, the original Remz V-cuff for optimum maneuverability and shoe-feel, reinforced straps, and the “Open Shell” minimalist lightweight design making it one of the most sought-after skate in the industry today. Match your style. Features: – Remz Open Shell Concept – Enhanced Remz OS liner – Ground Control FTL 2 frames – “Ninja” custom colorscheme by Franky Morales – Remz original V-Cuff – Reinforced Straps – Replaceable One-piece Soul frame – Replaceable Backslide plate – 57mm-90A M1 Franky Morales wheels – 42mm Anti-rocker wheels

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Mystery Deck Carlin Dada

Posted: July 18, 2012 by Jawaid in Longboards, Skates USA
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Mystery Deck Carlin Dada- 8.25

Mystery Deck Carlin Dada

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Mystery Complete I Heart Boobies- 7.87 pink

Mystery Complete I Heart Boobies- 7.87 pink: Blank Wheels,Kroul Trucks ,Jess-up Black Griptape,Mystery Deck I Heart Boobies- 7.87 pink,Rush Abec-5 Bearings Shipped Assembled

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Skateboarding is an action sport which involves riding and performing tricks using a skateboard. A person who skateboards is most often referred to as a skateboarder, or colloquially within the skateboarding community, a skater.

Skates USA is posting some articles about the history of skateboarding for interest of its followers. So here it is.

Skateboarding was probably born sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s when surfers in California wanted something to surf when the waves were flat. No one knows who made the first board; it seems that several people came up with similar ideas at around the same time. These first skateboarders started with wooden boxes or boards with roller skate wheels attached to the bottom. The boxes turned into planks, and eventually companies were producing decks of pressed layers of wood – similar to the skateboard decks of today. During this time, skateboarding was seen as something to do for fun besides surfing, and was therefore often referred to as “Sidewalk Surfing”.

A skateboarder in Tallahassee, Florida

The first manufactured skateboards were ordered by a Los Angeles, California surf shop, meant to be used by surfers in their downtime. The shop owner, Bill Richard, made a deal with the Chicago Roller Skate Company to produce sets of skate wheels, which they attached to square wooden boards. Accordingly, skateboarding was originally denoted “sidewalk surfing” and early skaters emulated surfing style and maneuvers. Crate scooters preceded skateboards, and were borne of a similar concept, with the exception of having a wooden crate attached to the nose (front of the board), which formed rudimentary handlebars.

A number of surfing manufacturers such as Makaha started building skateboards that resembled small surfboards, and assembling teams to promote their products. The popularity of skateboarding at this time spawned a national magazine, Skateboarder Magazine, and the 1965 international championships were broadcast on national television. The growth of the sport during this period can also be seen in sales figures for Makaha, which quoted $10 million worth of board sales between 1963 and 1965 (Weyland, 2002:28). Yet by 1966 the sales had dropped significantly (ibid) and Skateboarder Magazine had stopped publication. The popularity of skateboarding dropped and remained low until the early 1970s.

[The source for this post is Wikipedia.]