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.