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Cowboy29

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Skateboard Care
« on: February 10, 2023, 03:02:33 PM »
This might be a stupid question, but I skateboarded for a bit- then got a bad injury and was banned from continuing by my parents for about two years. Iím starting up again now, but I havenít touched the board in a while. It doesnít look too bad- a bit scuffed up, grip tape might need to be redone, but Iím not any kind of expert. Does anybody have any idea what kinda maintenance I might need to do?

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Re: Skateboard Care
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2023, 03:54:43 PM »
I had a deck I left together for a few years while taking a break from street skating, when I came back to it and started using it, I found the tail delaminated pretty quickly with new use. Additionally, the bearings were beyond servicing, even though I tried cleaning them and lubricating them.

So Iíd keep an eye on deck integrity as you get back to skating this deck and plan to replace soon. I would lean towards replacing the bearings unless they feel like they really donít need it. Depends on how much moisture the board has been exposed to over the years.

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Re: Skateboard Care
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2023, 05:21:46 PM »
Just use it. If it works, it works. If something doesn't work, replace that one thing. It's probably 100% fine

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Re: Skateboard Care
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2023, 11:37:58 PM »
I had a set up in my basement from 1997 until 2020 and one day decided to skate again. The board worked just fine. My legs didnĎt.
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