July 06, 2021
Well! this article are for the first time buyers of skateboard. This for sure has happened to all of us atleast once when you owned your very first board and fell in love with it.
-How can I protect my skateboard graphics??!
This is one of the most common questioned asked. Skateboard is not a show piece, its meant for skating. Yes we do fall in love with graphics at times! but thats not what a skateboard is meant for. Scratching your decks and ruining your graphic is part of skateboarding. The more your deck is used the more is the respect earned in the community. Breaking your first board! mann everyone remembers their first shredded deck into pieces, it's pure joy!. Below photo is of our team rider 'Sayyed Azhar' (PC - Gayatri Juvekar). Stop worrying about ruining your graphics and enjoy skating :)
-Why is my board not going straight when NO ONE is riding on it?
No matter which board you get, getting a board which goes straight when you are NOT riding on it extremely very rare. It does not matter where it goes when you are not riding it, as long as it goes the way you want when you are riding it. The reason why this happens is, all skateboard parts are mechanical. Nothing is calibrated or aligned. Board gets calibrated on its own when you start riding and soon it'll be a part of your body when you gain control over it. You can try loosening or tightening the trucks based on your preference. If you are a beginner tighter trucks will be easier to control.
-why is my one wheel in air when not riding?
This is not an issue as such, as this is happening when you are not riding it. When you are riding it wont cause any issues at all. The reason this happen is,
when you buy a brand new board or pair of trucks, their bushings have not yet broken in. You need to use it for quite a while for trucks to adjust your weight and calibrate accordingly. So what happens exacty is: when you get off the board, whichever side the pressure was last applied, bushing retains that position, hence one side will be in the air. This is very common in a fresh board. It depends also on how tight or loose the truck is too. So experiment and calibrate your own board as you spend more time with it. Do not overthink about this issue, It exists with almost all brand new board as bushings are not used yet. This issue is not going to affect your skateboarding in any way.
- My trucks are making squeaky sound
This sound comes again due to the bushings. Since the Bushings are new and not broken in it makes the squeaky sound. For more info on this read our squeaky trucks article here.
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