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How long does your gear last?
« on: December 29, 2022, 04:53:41 PM »
How long do your decks/trucks/wheels/shoes usually last, and what type of skating do you usually do?

For me:
Deck - 6 months
Trucks - 1 year
Wheels - 9 months
Shoes - 5 months
and I skate 100% transition

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2022, 09:36:11 PM »
How long do your decks/trucks/wheels/shoes usually last, and what type of skating do you usually do?

For me:
Deck - 6 months
Trucks - 1 year
Wheels - 9 months
Shoes - 5 months
and I skate 100% transition
I was dumfounded by yours until I saw you skated only transition. Makes sense.

Deck- 1 month if I'm lucky. I need to stop doing fs flips cause I land too nose heavy and always crack it. Can't resist tho.
Trucks- 1.5 years in the past but I accumulated so many trucks out of madness that it's hard to tell as I switch when I need a new feeling
Shoes-2 months
Wheels-6 months
Bearings- 3-6 months depending on luck.
I skate mostly street with some skatepark and transition.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2022, 10:17:09 PM »
Forever. Because I don't skate, I just post on slap.  ;D

Honestly though probably a year for a set up, meaning deck, wheels bearings. Trucks are way longer, I've had the same pairs of Indy's for years and a new pair of ventures on a different/bigger set up. I think upkeep on trucks is important, like changing out the bushings and pivot cups help tremendously, every once in awhile. Shoes are changing all the time, I can't help myself.
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2022, 12:27:49 AM »
- Deck and shoes: 1 - 2 months
- Trucks: 1 year? That was what my Films lasted me but they wore down pretty fast, now I'm skating AF1 ans sure they will last longer.
- Bearings: 5 years
- Wheels: 1 year
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forgive me if i somehow missed it, but could someone help me with just how flat the flat as fuck decks really are?
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2022, 12:31:45 AM »
Since I skate daily:

Decks 1 month - 6 weeks
Trucks 7 months till I hit axle, would continue to use but the Lurpivs broke and the Indys got a defective axle thread from too much rethreading
Wheels until they are 45mm
Bearings until they jam and I canít get them going
Shoes same as decks
Bolts until the Allen key turns round without purchase
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2022, 12:44:47 AM »
Boards vary, sometimes a month sometimes six. Depends how attached I get.

Trucks stay until they break, kingpin, axle, baseplate whatever goes first.

Wheels until they get too boxy, usually a year or so.

Bearing again until they break, I had Swiss in until I found them in pieces. Then onto the next set.

Iíve had the same bolts for 10+ years, just replace the nuts once the nylock is truly gone

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2022, 01:54:28 AM »
Deck - 2-3 months
Shoes - 3 months
Wheels - 6 months or to 45mm
Trucks - 1-2 years with maintenance
Bearings - couple years if I keep them clean

That's 100% flatground, skating around 30-40 hours a month.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2022, 02:04:03 AM »
It varies from year to year based on life shit but:

Deck: 1 - 4 months
Shoes: 3 months (can stretch these longer when I rotate shoes or do fewer flip tricks on sessions for awhile)
Trucks: 2 years (Indys never quit on me)
Wheels: 6 months - 1 year
Bearings: usually same as length as wheels or half the time of my wheels
Hardware: until I lose bolts or they get stripped usually
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2022, 02:18:56 AM »
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2022, 02:51:08 AM »
decks 3-4 months
trucks 2 years
wheels 1 year
bearings 2 years
shoes 3-4 months with a lot of shoe goo

low impact street skating for about 10-30 hours per month

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2022, 03:53:07 AM »
deck: about a month when i get to skate often, during the winter i usually skate the same deck for about 3 months because i skate once a week or so
trucks: when i was on aces i had a set last me 3 years but there's pretty much no concrete ledges around me nor are there grindable curbs, i'm on ventures now and i hope to keep skating them til 2023 ends. thunders lasted me a year every time i had them. i hate new trucks.
wheels: i skate them until they're very tiny so 10 months to a year usually
shoes: if they last a month i'm happy
bearings: i always bought the cheap stuff so 6 months usually, i have the skfs now and i hope that they will last longer

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2022, 05:17:23 AM »
Deck: 2-3 months
Trucks: 3-4 months
Wheels: 6 months
Bearings: 1 year or less based on the weather
Shoes: 2-3 months

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2022, 05:33:58 AM »
Deck: 2-4 months (Winter)
Trucks: Forever
Wheels: 1 year for sure, I start as big as possible and make em tiny
Bearings: 1-2 Years I think, Mini logos going strong
Shoes: 2-3 months till they fall apart

Skating everything, still haven't axled a single truck in my life. It might happen 2023 though


Trucks - 1-2 years with maintenance

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What's happening to your trucks?

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2022, 07:16:29 AM »
pre-injury
deck: 1-2months
trucks: 1 year
wheels: 1-2 years (ride till they're in 40's)
bearings: 6months - 1year
shoes: 2months? I have a trunk full of shoes and constantly rotate almost every session but if I stuck to one would probably be around that length, maybe more since I'm a master with shoe goo/super glue

been out with a ankle injury since late summer and just started getting my pop back so my gear is finally seeing some action again  :)

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2022, 07:46:30 AM »
I've been on the same deck since I got Covid in late September. It turned out to be a solid way to make my gear last longer.
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2022, 07:55:25 AM »
Deck: 2-4 months (Winter)
Trucks: Forever
Wheels: 1 year for sure, I start as big as possible and make em tiny
Bearings: 1-2 Years I think, Mini logos going strong
Shoes: 2-3 months till they fall apart

Skating everything, still haven't axled a single truck in my life. It might happen 2023 though

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Trucks - 1-2 years with maintenance

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Bent axles on 2 pairs of tensor mag lights so those barely lasted 4-6 months a set each... graduated to Thunder Lights which served me well for 18 months until i snapped a kingpin on a switch FS pop shuv.

Try as I might, i couldn't get the snapped kingpin out of the baseplate so I gave them away and bought another pair.


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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2022, 07:56:25 AM »
If I stretch I get
10 boards a year
.5 trucks a year
One set of wheels pr 18 months if over 53mm at the start 6 - 8 months under 53 (hard wheels)
One set of ceramic bearings every decade give or take.
I buy one set of regular bearings a year that I use when I'm too lazy to clean the ceramic ones. Got a set of Swiss right begining of Covid. They might go the distance? I take good care of those.
3 sets of Allen hardware since 2016
Dlx 3 ply risers looking like they might last a few years if I keep changing my trucks at axles.

I never tail slide anymore so I can just switch the baseplates to protect the risers I guess if they start to delam

Shoes are problematic since Covid started. If I get a good pair I can get 6 months of of them with glue. 
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2022, 08:02:01 AM »
Deck: 4-6 weeks
Shoes: 6-8 weeks
Trucks: 1 year
Wheels: 6-9 month
Bearings: 1,5 years so far. (swiss 6, with one of the bearing damaged due to being dumb)

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #18 on: December 30, 2022, 12:25:57 PM »
Deck: 1-2 months
Shoes : 2 months
Wheels 3-4 months
Trucks: Year+
Bearings 6 months-Year
Hardware: like every 2-3 deck change

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #19 on: December 30, 2022, 01:09:10 PM »
decks: 3 months. sometimes they could go longer but a fresh deck feels too good not to.
shoes: 6 months. i hate new shoes. takes me like a month before i even feel good in em.
wheels: i only switched when i wanted to try new shapes. been rotating between 2 sets the last 18 months. havnt gotten to a point where i feel like i actually need new ones in recent years.
trucks: 2 years? but i like them fucked up.
bearings i only switch the ones who break. never put a full new set in when the rest still working.


i like a fresh deck. hate replacing the rest.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #20 on: December 30, 2022, 02:45:36 PM »
Damn, skating must become an expensive hobby when you get a new deck and shoes once every 6 weeks. I don't know how you guys are going through decks that fast unless you're all jumping down stairs and gaps like you're 18.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2022, 03:17:03 PM »
I donít ever use my stuff all the way. I stay blessing those around me and indulge myself in my consumerism and support my local shop. Boards third ply and bye bye. Trucks two sets a year, unless I have madness. Wheels twice a year. shoes and clothes tho last me the leastÖcanít repeat outfits in clips or just showing up at the spot randomly 😆 🤷🏽‍♂️

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2022, 04:19:36 PM »
Damn, skating must become an expensive hobby when you get a new deck and shoes once every 6 weeks. I don't know how you guys are going through decks that fast unless you're all jumping down stairs and gaps like you're 18.


Quite a few guys I skate with can destroy / break a board pretty much on flat from sheer stompage and skating hard - often the board is not in two pieces, but it sure is dead, often within a week or so if they are really skating hard, tail through five or more layers and the whole thing so well used, but more likely a month on average for most of them.

My boards and pretty much everything else for me last a long, long time, but I have learned which tricks NOT to do as they will break a board more often than not and I am not one to go too hard nowdays, compared to when I used to skate a whole lot more back when I was more able to go out most days for most of the day.

I do skate more transition than anything else now too, but still enjoy more simple street skating and hitting fun spots / places, etc.

I talk too much about skateboards.  Sorry.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2022, 04:25:10 PM »
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Damn, skating must become an expensive hobby when you get a new deck and shoes once every 6 weeks. I don't know how you guys are going through decks that fast unless you're all jumping down stairs and gaps like you're 18.
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Quite a few guys I skate with can destroy / break a board pretty much on flat from sheer stompage and skating hard - often the board is not in two pieces, but it sure is dead, often within a week or so if they are really skating hard, tail through five or more layers and the whole thing so well used, but more likely a month on average for most of them.

My boards and pretty much everything else for me last a long, long time, but I have learned which tricks NOT to do as they will break a board more often than not and I am not one to go too hard nowdays, compared to when I used to skate a whole lot more back when I was more able to go out most days for most of the day.

I do skate more transition than anything else now too, but still enjoy more simple street skating and hitting fun spots / places, etc.

Curious at what tricks you have learned not to do? Personally hardflips have been responsible for several snapped boards now.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2022, 05:14:09 PM »
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Damn, skating must become an expensive hobby when you get a new deck and shoes once every 6 weeks. I don't know how you guys are going through decks that fast unless you're all jumping down stairs and gaps like you're 18.
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Quite a few guys I skate with can destroy / break a board pretty much on flat from sheer stompage and skating hard - often the board is not in two pieces, but it sure is dead, often within a week or so if they are really skating hard, tail through five or more layers and the whole thing so well used, but more likely a month on average for most of them.

My boards and pretty much everything else for me last a long, long time, but I have learned which tricks NOT to do as they will break a board more often than not and I am not one to go too hard nowdays, compared to when I used to skate a whole lot more back when I was more able to go out most days for most of the day.

I do skate more transition than anything else now too, but still enjoy more simple street skating and hitting fun spots / places, etc.
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Curious at what tricks you have learned not to do? Personally hardflips have been responsible for several snapped boards now.


Hardflips are usually a board breaker for others I skate with too.

I don't really flip my board much at all any more, besides just the show and tell flips to help people at the indoor park, but the big as you can do them frontside disasters / deckers on ramps would be a good one I left behind and only did really small mellow ones when I did do them.  If you ever watch people like Wade Speyer doing massive front deckers that smacked so loud, that is how I wanted to do them.

I would also break a nose or a tail off from tre flips a little to easily back in the day, which is why I stopped and then never did them for a long time, whereas kicky front boardslides on flatbars were the most common other board breaker I would see from others.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2022, 05:39:46 PM »
deck- realistically 6 months but since im an adult with expendable income ill skate it till im bored or drive past the skate shop and buy a new one then pass it on to a kid

trucks- till they snap

wheels- till they are 50mm

shoes- usually till they have holes

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #26 on: December 30, 2022, 08:01:00 PM »
deck- 2-2.5 months

trucks- a long ass time lol. usually until I decide Iím gonna be neurotic about shit. realistically, about 2-3 years

wheels- usually Iíll skate a set of wheels for every two decks. so 4-6 months

bearings- rarely, if ever. I have bearings in one of my setups that have been going about 3 years. Iíll replace them individually when they shit out, which is almost never.

shoes - generally the same as wheels, every two decks. sometimes more, sometimes less. depending on the shoe. the vans Wayveeís Iím about to skate will probably last longer than the authenticís Iím skating rn (for example)
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #27 on: December 30, 2022, 11:55:51 PM »
Deck lasts a month or 2. I hardly ever focus so it's usually when the tail razors too much.
Trucks till they're busted. I skated one set of thunders for 3 years once.
Shoes at least a month and a half, usually more till the sole wears through.
58-60mm tires last a Goodyear.
I buy 2 sets of reds a year.

Skating all kinds of shit, mostly street in the summer.

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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2022, 01:13:26 AM »
Damn, skating must become an expensive hobby when you get a new deck and shoes once every 6 weeks. I don't know how you guys are going through decks that fast unless you're all jumping down stairs and gaps like you're 18.

See "Sale Gear Thread" for tips on how to maintain a supposed expensive hobby at an affordable rate hahah!

To be honest, scoring some gear at record low $ was a foresight investment: stack of boards and a stack of shoes to skate through bought at 50-70% of made it less expensive.  Also easier to swap earlier than probably necessary. I do my best to ride all parts to dust though

Personally, I have a large bag of flip tricks and i tend to do a handful of them every skate session I have (warm up and cool down). Each session I push myself to land all of these to feel satisfied:
-kickflip
-fakie flip
-varial flip
-tre flip
-backside bigspin
-backside flip
-fakie tre flip
-half cab flip
-switch heel
-caballerial

If I'm feeling a flat ground week or a tech ledge week trying flip in or flip outs, then the boards and shoes can get toast pretty fast, even now at 28 and skating less often then 10 years ago.

I'm sure there are others that have to do certain tricks each session to keep them or feel happy and all that wear adds up quickly.
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Re: How long does your gear last?
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2022, 04:23:22 AM »
really into new gear so:

Board and shoes 1- 2 months- i usually just get bored of looking down and switch my shoes or they get floppy/ holes in them. board and shoes last me the same mostly....

trucks: 1 year

bearings: till they break, i try to get swisses and the last set is still going strong after 5 years- in my crusier board now though

hardware: i switch it out every couple boards if i want to but could go a year or longer i guess

since i am a big snob when it comes to gear i always hook up a homie in need or  some kids with my used stuff that mostly is still fine for others.

old trucks i usually put on my cruiser