Mount The Trucks
Why do Longboards have the trucks backwards?
A: Reverse-kingpin trucks are named so because the kingpin is located on the opposite side of the axle from traditional skateboard trucks. In terms of performance, the geometry of reverse-kingpin trucks allows them to turn much more efficiently than traditional trucks making them better for carving and quick turning.
Why do skateboard trucks have 6 holes?
Longboard trucks often use the New School standard but many have more holes (e.g. 6 or 8) for matching both patterns and for allowing wheelbase adjustments (see next section).
Does it matter which way your trucks face?
The trucks should be placed so that the kingpin and the bushings of each face inwards, toward the other. Attach the nuts to the screws to hold the trucks loosely in place until you can fasten them securely.
Are Bigger wheels better for longboarding?
Generally speaking, longer decks work well with bigger wheels and smaller longboard decks with smaller wheels. Smaller wheels can work with longer decks, but a larger wheel would provide a better over all ride.
Do longboards wear out?
In the moment you began riding your longboard, wear and tear started chipping away at its parts. Some components are more durable than others, but none lasts forever. Sooner or later, every longboard part will outlive its usable life. However, there are a few things you can do to make a longboard last longer.
Can you put risers on a drop through longboard?
Only the drop through longboards are without risers. … Skateboards and longboard decks that use wheels smaller then 55mm do not typically require risers but even 1/8″ of risers can help you prevent hardware from vibrating loose.
How do I choose longboard trucks?
The best (and easiest) way to select trucks for your cruising longboard skateboard is to choose trucks that are closest to the width of the deck. Having a truck that is close to the width of the deck will allow for proper selection of wheel choices and a consistent ride wherever it is you’re headed.
What is the benefit of a drop down longboard?
The purpose behind the dropped platform on a longboard is to get the rider closer to the pavement. With a lower center of gravity, the longboard becomes much more stable. This helps smooth out the ride at faster speeds, and virtually eliminates the dreaded speed wobbles that can happen on top-mount boards.