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Skateboarding Ebook

Category: Entertainment, Fitness
Ebook cover: Skateboarding


Title: Skateboarding
The Ultimate Skateboard HOW TO GUIDE!

Skateboarding is one of those modern day sports that have now jumped almost two generations!

Okay, so you don't see very many silver heads packing the skate parks or annoying pedestrians by weaving in and out of traffic. But there are plenty of grandparents and parents who recognize the terms Quicksilver and half-pipe!

The one thing you will notice, however, is that the prices enjoyed by skaters 30 and 40 years ago truly are a thing of the past! And you thought stuff was expensive in the seventies!

Maybe you remember the day when you just bought a new board if yours was damaged. Not anymore. That's exactly why the time has come for an overall guide to setting up your board and repairing it.

How to Set Up & Repair a Complete Skateboard does exactly what it says and saves the skateboard owner (or his or her parents) money.

There are four distinct reasons why How to Set Up & Repair a Complete Skateboard should become part of your family library:

  • Eliminate down time by making speedy, on site repairs.
  • Number One and most obvious is saving hundreds of dollars in setup and repair fees.
  • Fixing a problem immediately saves wear and tear on the equipment.
  • Keeps your equipment safe.

Having even a little bit of knowledge can save you tons of money. Take a look at what you will learn and remember every little task you learn results in savings at the cash register. . .ka-ching!

  • griptape installation.
  • tools needed for repairs.
  • griptape removal
  • hardware sizes
  • hardware installation
  • Riser pad installation
  • truck installation and adjustments
  • riser pad sizes
  • wheel installation
  • wheel hardness
  • wheels sizes
  • wheel bite
  • bearing installation
  • the best wheels for skateboarding
  • bearing removal
  • bearing cleaning
  • bearing lubrication
  • bearing rating system
  • kingpin bushing installation
  • breaking bearings in
  • kingpin bushing removal
  • kingpin bushing removal
  • pivot bushing installation
  • kingpin removal
  • deck concaves
  • kingpin installation
  • maple vs. composites
  • how to repair chips and cracks
  • when to use riser pads
  • how do trucks work
  • why do decks delaminate
  • skateboard varnish
  • how do graphics affect a deck's performance
  • what makes a deck have pop
  • how does moister affect deck strength
  • how is a skateboard made
  • what are stress cracks

... and more !!!

As you can see, this is not a wimpy little presentation. How to Set Up & Repair a Complete Skateboard is 135 jam-packed pages complete with illustrations to show you step-by-step how to set up and maintain you skateboard.

Notice we said SHOW YOU, not TELL YOU! So many digital e-books give you great content, but unless you are a visionary, a picture really IS worth a thousand words.

Spring is here and the outdoors is tugging at you. Maybe your kids have already started dropping hints about new skateboards or upgrades.

Before you spend a dime on new boards, parts of equipment grab your copy of How to Set Up & Repair a Complete Skateboard and be ready for the weekend. Maybe you'd even like to try on you own again. What do they say about riding a bike?

You never forget! Have fun!

About The Author

Tim Swike


I'm Tim Swike and I started skateboarding in 1985.

At 35 years old, that makes me one of the older ones at the skateparks nowadays.

I am still at it even after a blown-out knee and multiple ankle injuries.

I've seen skateboard decks go from being 10" wide in the 1980's all the way down
to 7.5" in the 2000's, but basic maintenance has always stayed the same.

Much of the information in this guide is from my years of trial and error. It helped me
then and still helps me to this day.

This has saved me tens of thousands of dollars over the years.

It can help you too!


About the Author

  • Acknowledgement
  • Legal information


Installing the Grip tape

Installing the Hardware

Installing the Riser Pads

Installing the Trucks

  • Be Careful

Installing the Wheels and Bearings

  • Install Bearing Spacers

Using a Bearing Press

Adjusting the Trucks

  • Break In Your Skateboard

Some Common Skateboard Repairs

  • Cleaning the Bearings
  • Changing the Grip tape
  • Ultra-cleaning the Bearings

Choosing and Using Lubricants

Changing the Kingpin Bushings and Pivot Bushing

  • Replacing the Small Pivot Bushing

Changing the Kingpin

  • Replacing a Kingpin Without a Vice
  • Install the New Kingpin

Great Answers to Common Questions

  • What types of varnishes do skateboard decks have?
    • The Varnish We Chose
    • Choosing Among Varnish Products
    • Finishing
  • How can graphics and finishes affect a skateboard's performance?
    • Silk-Screening
    • Heat Transfers
    • Ultra Violet Painting
    • SST Coating
    • Clear Coating
    • Shrink Wrap
    • Summary
  • When considering skateboard deck concaves, how steep is too steep?
  • Can you tell me something I don't already know about skateboard decks?
    • What is the Best Maple Skateboard deck on the market?
    • Why is Maple the Best Choice?
    • What Makes a Board Pop Good?
    • Why Do Boards Chip, Delaminate, and Snap in Half?
    • How Does Moisture Content Affect Strength?
    • How is a Skateboard Made?
  • Will the skateboarding industry quit using wood and start using more composites?
  • Why do some decks delaminate?
    • Drying Times
    • Pressing the Wood
Glue Use
When do I need to use riser pads?
Which Bearings are Better; ABEC 3, ABEC 5 or ABEC 7?
What Kind of Wheels are Best for Skateboarding?
How Do I Break My Bearings in?
What Kind of Wheel Lubricant Should I Buy for my Bearings?
What are the Best Bearings to Skate with?
How do Trucks Work?
What are stress cracks?
What do I do if My Deck Chips or Cracks?



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P.S. Can you feel the outdoors calling? If you can, so can you kids! Grab you copy now and be prepared!

P.S. Can you feel the outdoors calling? If you can, so can you kids! Grab you copy now and be prepared!

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