How to Set Up a New Skateboard Deck

If you bought a kid a skateboard and it is starting to look beat to hell or a skater kid you know has a birthday coming up, it’s time for a new deck. While wheels, bearings, and trucks last for a while, decks usually last about 1–3 months, depending on how hard they are skated.

Plus it just feels awesome to stand on a fresh deck.

If it is your first time setting up a new deck or helping a kid set one up, this video will get you through it!

Here’s what you will need:

  • An old complete skateboard.
  • A new skateboard deck.
  • New grip tape.
  • A skate tool or a screwdriver and wrench.
  • A utility knife.

Published on May 21st, 2019. Last updated June 27th, 2020.