Should skateboard trucks be tight or loose?
The trucks should be as loose as you feel comfortable when you’re first starting out. Be sure not to compress the bushings when adjusting your trucks. Once you’re comfortable with your board, loosen your trucks up a hair so that they feel slightly uncomfortable.
Are tight trucks better for tricks?
Loose trucks are harder to skate than tight trucks. There, I said it. That’s not to say that tight trucks are easier, or that loosening up the kingpin nut a few turns is going to make you lose all your tricks.
Does rain ruin griptape?
Grip tape works well to give your feet traction on the board, even when wet. But grip tape can lose adhesion over time with repeated wetting and drying. If that happens, the tape will start to peel off the deck.
Can you put WD40 on skateboard trucks?
You should never use WD40 to clean skateboard bearings . This is a product designed specifically made for removing rust and grime, not as a lubricant or cleaner for bearings. It works wonders at first, but you’ll find yourself reapplying more and more as it dries out bearings.
Is it bad to have tight trucks?
When to Loosen Up
In most situations, tight trucks are a hinderance. They inhibit your ability to turn and make it difficult to line up on an obstacle. If you often find yourself having to press down on the tail when turning, it’s probably time to loosen the kingpin nut.
Is it easier to Ollie with tight trucks?
Higher ollies, better manuals and flip tricks with tight trucks. You can ollie considerably higher with tight trucks because you tail snaps quicker.
Is it bad to skate on wet ground?
Skating in the rain or even just on damp ground can affect your bearings and reduce their efficiency. After a wet skate it’s important to clean your bearings to ensure no permanent damage is done.
Can I use Vaseline to lube my bearings?
Vaseline will melt when hot. From friction. Use a grease. Automotive wheel bearing grease will work fine, or marine waterproof grease.
Can I use WD40 on skate bearings?
Can you use WD40 on skateboard bearings? NO. WD40 is a degreaser – not a grease!! The object of cleaning your bearings is to remove all the grease, clean the bearings, then add grase back in.