Where Did Kick Scooters Come From?

A Brief History of Scooters It’s crazy to think how much kick scooters have changed in the past 100 years. The first kick scooter literally was a small piece of wood attached to roller skate wheels. These kids—yep, youngins created kick scooters!—hooked wood onto a handlebar and, voila!, a new, fun way of getting around…

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Madd Gear Scooters Now Available!

Madd Gear Scooters have been around for over a decade, originating in Australia and then expanding worldwide. The brand is known for its quality scooter parts and accessories, and Warehouse Skateboards is proud to add Madd Gear Scooters and accessories to its offerings. Madd Gear’s innovative design and colorful styles are youthful, from Madd Gear…

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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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SurfSkate Skateboards In Stock Now

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve actually seen skateboarding change due to technology.  Sure, we’ve seen Impact and P2 technology become a reality in a number of decks, and yes, we have to admit that there is a change in feel and pop.  However, we haven’t seen a change in design so much that…

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