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The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« on: August 01, 2020, 07:44:02 PM »
ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2020, 08:05:55 PM »
Gluing bike interiors to skate shoes with rugby

Sanding down razor tails

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2020, 08:10:38 PM »
with rugby



what does with rugby mean
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2020, 08:11:05 PM »
Thread tape on axles and kingpins, super glue works as well

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2020, 09:42:14 PM »
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 10:35:39 PM »
ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

You seem to really like wax.  Not that thereís anything wrong with that.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 10:48:25 PM »
I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 10:53:12 PM »
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ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax
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You seem to really like wax.  Not that thereís anything wrong with that.

lol yeah, skatewax is under-rated imo
I'm too broke for everslick boards anyways
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2020, 01:56:40 AM »
Dishwashing liquid in pivot cup and between each buching/bushing cap...makes trucks smooth and quiet.

Extra speed ring, saves the axle thread.

Rotate wheels

Clean bearings and oil them

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2020, 02:20:20 AM »
I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.

Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2020, 03:07:04 AM »
Flipping trucks when you change out a board

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2020, 03:10:35 AM »
Has anyone super glued a nose/tail to try and prevent razoring? Might give it a shot then put a layer of wax over the top. Maybe i'm being stupid.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2020, 03:28:18 AM »
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

Some layers of duct-tape around the bit of the hanger that goes inside the pivot cup is also a good cheap way of fixing a broken or lost pivot cup.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2020, 03:38:48 AM »
Use spacers to prolong the life of the bearings and periodically clean & lube the bearings

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2020, 03:41:50 AM »
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I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.
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Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2020, 06:25:43 AM »
Rub razor tail on mortar between brick work-the smoother the better. The harder you press the smoother and more compacted the wood gets.

Use a heat gun to dry out a board that seems to be filled with moisture.

Glue and clamp chipped nose/tail with wood glue.

Also, always use copers to protect against wear and tear on your trucks.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2020, 10:32:23 AM »
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I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.
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Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.

to prevent the magic carpet feel, wouldn't it be to make the axle shorter?

and by weird axle length do ya mean like a wack ass number like 8.38 or being too short/long

is there any notable differences between riding a long/short truck axle?
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2020, 11:19:45 AM »
Superglue every tiny cracks, wise cheap mutafukas !

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2020, 12:02:05 PM »
One crusty way is to make friends with someone who is the same shoe size as you but opposite stance. Both of you skate your shoes (same shoe model ideally) for awhile and then trade with each other: either the whole pair or just one of them depending on how you both want your shoes to wear.

Sanding down razor tail on an actual sander or some make shift contraption.

Visible crack? Fill it in with super/krazy glue and clamp it while it dries.

Got a chip? Find some woodchips or sticks, smash em and glue them together in the desired shape, and use some left over grip scraps if you can get your hands on em. Then grip over the filler you put in the chip, cut excess and back to skating!

Pro tip! Just don't skate and your gear will last eons  ;)
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2020, 12:27:08 PM »
Ellington just used the belt sander on his wheels today via IG story

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2020, 01:29:48 PM »
Use sharpie to darken black or grey if you want a darker black.

Suede, and even more so canvas can be painted pretty effectively to make old shoes look new for a few sessions, can keep repainting too. I do this at the end of their lifecycle.

Liquid Paper to cover up missing rubber (makes a nice white that blends in with the foxing tape) recommended to then shoe goo or superglue over the top of that.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2020, 04:03:56 PM »
strategically rotate wheels based on how they wear.
i'm not sensitive to keeping my bushings at the same settings. i'm not good enough for it to matter i guess. i only care that they're broken in. so i'll rotate them 180 degrees sometimes to keep the wear even throughout.
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2020, 05:40:28 PM »
Wood filler for chips; man we used to do this all the time back in the day, boards don't seem to chip as much as they used too.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2020, 06:19:36 PM »
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Has anyone super glued a nose/tail to try and prevent razoring? Might give it a shot then put a layer of wax over the top. Maybe i'm being stupid.
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go to a hardware store and get a marine epoxy filler with chop strand mixed in
my dad used to use a sander to sand down our nose/ tails when they got too razor! Worked a treat (if you donít mind your board getting slightly shorter) and restored some pop!

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2020, 06:29:36 PM »
Use an ice cube to put on shoe goo.
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2020, 06:31:53 PM »
@FUBAR why exactly? Makes it smooth?  Or just avoid touching.

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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2020, 06:34:46 PM »
ALL OF ghetto/smart/innovative cheap and expensive ways to extend the life of skate gear and components

I will start with;
 
-waxing the whole board to slow razor tail and slide on boardslide
-an assortment of tape on shoes
- ?diy skatewax?
- filling my pivot cups halfway with soap/wax

DIY skatewax? Do you mean a candle? Nobody buys brand name wax. Thatís ridiculous. Itís not called skatewax. Itís just wax e.g. a candle.
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2020, 06:36:06 PM »
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I donít have an issue with this because I rarely flip my board... But lots of people donít realise using extra speed rings can save the threads of your axles from being burred and dented.
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Can also push your wheels out quite a bit on some trucks (especially if you're riding thin wheels), which can effectively make it ride like a wider axle. I've done that on tensors and other trucks that have weird axle lengths to cut down on how magic-carpety a setup feels.

Recently tried 2 washers on the inside, 1 on the outside and I'm liking the nut being flush with the axle, especially since I've been riding Bones V3s.
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2020, 07:07:00 PM »
I haven't done it but if you used thinner nuts on kingpins you could grind down the kingpin and improve clearance by about 3-5mm for crooks and feebles
dont you mean smiths and nosegrinds?
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Re: The crustiest ways to extend the life of skate gear
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2020, 07:38:45 PM »
@FUBAR why exactly? Makes it smooth?  Or just avoid touching.

It doesn't stick to the ice and you can just easily move it wherever you need to and it applies SMOOOTH; it's the BEST way to apply shoe goo. Seriously, try it.