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episode 10: anatomy of a skateboard

In this episode, Cam will be dissecting the skateboard and teaching you every part.

We'd like to say a big thank you to Butters Skate Shop for letting us film in their shop and Cam from Rubicon for his time and expertise.

skateboard parts

Deck

The deck is made up of a nose, tail and mounting holes. The nose is slightly taller than the tail.

Deck sizing refers to the width of the board; common sizes are 8", 8.125", 8.25", 8.5".

Griptape

The sandpaper style coating that goes on top of the board. This helps you stick to your board and perform tricks.

Bolts

Used to attach your trucks to your board and usually have Phillips Head or Allen Key recesses. The Enuff Completes place 2 silver bolts at the front of the board to tell the ends apart.

Trucks

A steering device that attaches to the board, also used for grinding. Tightening the trucks will restrict movement while loosing them will allow for more sensitive turning.

Bearings

Bearings sit inside the wheel and help the wheel stay on the truck. They contain ball bearings and affect the speed at which the wheel spins.

Wheels

Come in different sizes and hardnesses depending on what style of skating you are doing.