How To Build A Complete Skateboard

Introduction

Assembling a skateboard is fairly easy, but like most things worthwhile, it will take some patience and understanding. We are more then happy to assemble any skateboard purchased from us although many skaters like to do it themselves. If you are an individual who would like to learn how it is done then have a look below as we have the necessary basics that will guide you through the process. 

Equipment and Tools

To start off with lets make sure you have all the needed components and tools that are required when building a complete skateboard :

Hardware/Bolts (8)

 Either Allen Key or Phillip's bolts will do, it is your preference. 

Trucks (2)

The trucks featured on our website are priced for a pair not a single truck. This may not be the case at all skate shops so double check you are buying as a pair as one truck is useless. 

Bearings (set of 8)

Each wheel requires 2 bearings, giving you the total of 8. 

Wheels (4)

Wheels come in a set of 4 and will all be the same size/shape/hardness, do not mix and match.  

Gripped Skateboard Deck (1) 

If your deck hasn't already been gripped then our 'How To Grip A Skateboard Deck' page will give you the needed instructions on how to grip your deck. 

Skateboard Tool 

If you do not have access to a skateboard tool then an adjustable spanner and either an allen key or phillip's screwdriver depending on what hardware/bolts you will be using will do. Considering your standard skateboard tools don't cost that much I would advise purchasing one. Click on the link to scope out our tools that are available to buy. 

Building A Complete - Directions 

If you have all the above objects then it's time to get started...

Mounting The Trucks 

If you have an already gripped deck