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Skateboard Trucks

Related post: The Skateboard Deck. Following on from my breakdown of a skateboard, I’ll be looking at the trucks/axles. Trucks consist of a few basic components: the baseplate, the kingpin, bushings and the hanger. The baseplate is the part of the truck that fits directly onto the deck (touches the …

The Skateboard Deck

I’m going to break down the skateboard into its each component and look at it more detail, starting with the deck. The skateboard deck (or board) is made of wood, usually Canadian Maple, but other woods are sometimes used as well. There are even boards made from processed bamboo these …

Skateboards – a Quick Breakdown

I’ll start off with a quick breakdown of the modern skateboard, and then I’ll look at each part more closely in the coming weeks. Skateboards basically consist of four main components: the deck (board), the trucks (axles), the wheels and bearings. In the past, skateboards came with a host of …