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What Do I Need to Build a Skateboard?

Warehouse Skateboards is your one-stop-shop for all things skateboards. We carry all of the tools and parts you need to build a custom skateboard. Building a custom complete should be existing—not stressful. Here’s all the good stuff you’ll need to build a complete skateboard: Skateboard Deck A skateboard deck is the flat board you stand…

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Choosing The Right Skateboard Trucks

Have you seen the metal T-shaped pieces on the underside of your skateboard? These are skateboard trucks, and they keep your wheels and bearings securely attached to the deck. Trucks are a key component in creating your own skateboard, and they’re composed of several different parts: axles, hangers, kingpins and bushings. Each one of these parts…

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How To Build A Skateboard

After you’ve chosen all the individual parts of your skateboard with our custom builder, it’s time to assemble your board. Follow these steps, and you’re on your way to becoming a serious skateboarder.   Materials Needed:   Gripped Skateboard Deck Skateboard Hardware (Set of 8 Bolts and Nuts) Skateboard Trucks (Set of 2) Set of…

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Choosing and Maintaining Skateboard Wheels

You’ve decided on size. Style. Deck. Features. Now you’ve got to determine what kind of skateboard wheels are going to get you to where you want to go.   There are two main choices in skateboard wheels: diameter (millimeters) and durometer (hardness). Both of these choices are a matter of personal preference, and what you…

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What Size Skateboard Do I Need?

So you’ve made the distinction between a shortboard, cruiser, old school, and longboard. Awesome! Now what?   The width you need depends on your height, shoe size, skating style, and personal preferences. Length and wheelbase are essential, but width is the most important part of choosing a skateboard deck. The general idea is this: wide…

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Skateboard Decks: Styles and Features

The skateboard deck is the actual board that you stand on, and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and weights depending on what you plan to do with your skateboard. (Our last post differentiated between long and short boards – check it out if you’re still unsure.)   Before getting into the technicalities…

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Skateboards: Getting Started

We get pretty excited at the sheer thought of someone getting on a skateboard for the very first time. We remember what it’s like to stare at different parts and accessories wondering what we needed, and the rush we felt buying a skateboard for the first time. How do you even begin making selections? There…

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How to Buy Longboard Wheels

Looking to buy longboard wheels? You have come to the right place for help. Our Warehouse Skateboards Longboard Skateboard Buyers Guide is a great resource. Wheel Size and Hardness It is extremely important to choose the correct wheels when assembling your board. Longboard wheels tend to be larger than standard skateboard wheels, and usually ride…

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How to Buy a Longboard Deck

Looking to assemble a longboard skateboard? You have come to the right place for help. Our Warehouse Skateboards Longboard Skateboard Buyers Guide is a great resource. Longboard skateboards are most commonly used for either downhill racing, slalom or transportation. Constructed and shaped completely different than a standard street skateboard, longboard skateboards allow for a larger,…

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How to Buy Longboard Trucks

Looking for the perfect longboard skateboard trucks? You have come to the right place for help. Our Warehouse Skateboards Longboard Skateboard Buyers Guide is a great resource.   Now that you have chosen your longboard deck type, it is time for you to buy longboard trucks. Longboard trucks are the metal T-shaped pieces that mount…

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What Size Skateboard Wheels Do You Need?

If you’re building a skateboard for the first time or as a gift, it can be daunting. But if you’re up to the wheels that means you have already chosen a deck and trucks. Those items will help determine what size skateboard wheels work with your skateboard.    Skateboard wheels vary in color, size and…

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Longboard Skateboards

What’s the difference between a traditional skateboard and a longboard? Why should you Well, the similarities stop after the basic construction. Longboards are made for cruising, taking long, wide turns at faster speeds, often rougher terrain and a more comfortable ride. A recent surge in popularity amongst college kids and surfers using longboards for transportation…

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