HOW TO MAINTAIN SKATEBOARD TRUCKS?
Due to the abused use of skateboarders and the large number of impacts that a skateboard truck needs to take during skateboarding, these trucks need to be maintained regularly to be in the best condition.
In today’s article, I will give you some tips on maintaining skateboard trucks. If you need further advice on choosing not only skateboard trucks but also other components in a skateboard, you can visit SkateAdvisors to check out several informative articles.
There are two sorts of skateboard trucks which are tight trucks and loose trucks. None of them are perfect but for a specific circumstance, each type has its own advantages and limitations. That’s why you need to figure out which kind of truck fits you the most to maximize the performance.
Many skaters think that trucks are no more than just a bridge that connects the deck and the wheels. In fact, skateboard trucks have a more important purpose which is to give constant support for the skateboard, absorb and distribute the impact while skating.
Due to the high exposure to impact, the trucks need extra care to be in good condition:
Regular cleaning: moist is the number one enemy which makes the trucks rusty and gradually destroys the structure. Therefore, regular cleanings with a dry towel to get rid of all water and dirt on the trucks.
Components checking: although the trucks appear to be like a piece of metal, they contain so many sub-components such as kingpins, axles, axle nuts, baseplates, etc. therefore, it is better if you can disassemble them once in a while to make sure they are in good condition.
Replacing: you should be able to know when your skateboard trucks are in run-down conditions. In these cases, removing them and replacing them with new ones is the best option to assure your safety and performance. You can visit SkateAdvisors to learn about how to check the working condition of all the components in a skateboard.
I hope that with these simple tips, you are now able to maintain your skateboard trucks yourself.