Is my longboard supposed to be wobbly?
A wobbly skateboard isn’t a bad thing, some actually like to ride their trucks super loose. Beginners will have a harder time learning to ride a skateboard with loose trucks. After all, a more stable board will help you keep your balance. Just be sure to break bushings in and don’t tighten them until you squish them.
How can I make my longboard more stable?
The easiest option to make your TKP more stable (ie, make your skateboard stable), is to simply tighten down the kingpin nut. Doing this makes the bushings deform and bunch up, and it makes your truck feel more stable.
How do I stop speed wobbling?
Get low, relax your legs and focus on keeping your upper body over your board and positioned slightly forward. Attack the hill and if your board starts to wobble, stay relaxed and confident. Practice Slowing Down & Stopping!
How loose should my longboard wheels be?
Your wheels should be as tight as possible to the axle. This can be accomplished by purchasing bearing spacers unless you have them. After having them you should tighten the nut as hard as possible while your wheel having mobility to spin freely. Tighten those suckers down, but only if you have spacers.
Is a skateboard supposed to be wobbly?
Know that truck tightness is a matter of personal preference. At the end of the day, there is no “perfect” amount to tighten your trucks. The tighter you turn the trucks, the more difficult the board is to turn. Too loose and you won’t feel like you’re stable, and your turns will be wide and difficult to control.
How much should a longboard turn?
Wedging your trucks to add turn is tricky business. Nothing over 60° feels good, even 55° is a bit of a stretch. If you plan on wedging up your trucks for even more turn, make sure to use appropriate angled risers. An extra 3° might give you what you want.
How do you soften longboard bushings?
Heat up a pot of water on the stove. Place the bushings in the pot for 10 to 15 minutes. Turn off the heat and remove the bushings while they are still hot. Do not use your hands to pull them out of the water.
Why is my back wheel wobbling?
Wobbling wheels are most commonly caused by unbalanced wheels or suspension issues. Wobbling wheels are bad signs on any car. If the wobble can be felt through the steering wheel and you’re having trouble keeping your car pointed straight, the issue is even more serious.