Welcome to the skatedeluxe Skateboard Hardware Wiki

Not all skateboards are the same!

Here you’ll find useful information about the construction and technology of skateboard decks and trucks, the composition of different wheels, the secrets of bearings, as well as everything you need to know about shock pads and bolt packs. Have fun clicking your way through the loads of skateboard know-how and info we’ve assembled here for you.

Skateboard Decks

Which skateboard deck is right for me? What should I know before buying a deck? What factors distinguish the different types of decks? What effect does my shoe/body size have? You can find answers to all these questions and more here!

Everything you need to know about Skateboard Decks

Skateboard Trucks

Without trucks, your deck won’t get you very far. Making sure your trucks fit your deck is step one. Here you can find everything you should think about when choosing trucks for your board. In this case, size really does matter, as well as the differences between low, high, and mid trucks.

Noteworthy info on Skateboard Trucks

Skateboard Wheels

What are skateboard wheels even made of? What size do I need? Should I opt for hard wheels or soft? You’ll find the answers to these questions and many more here. Additionally we’ll introduce you to the most crucial wheel technologies.

Everything you need know about Skateboard Wheels

Skateboard Bearing

In order to keep your wheels rolling smoothly, you’ll need goods bearings. Here you can find out how bearings are constructed, whether the ABEC rating is actually relevant, and how to take care of and clean your bearings.

Discover more about bearings

Skateboard Nuts & Bolts

In order to hold your board together, you’ll need the right bolts. Here you’ll discover the different types of screws and why you’d need special nuts and bolts for your board in the first place. We’ll help you choose the right type and size of bolts you’ll need for your specific setup.

Find the right bolt kit here!

Skateboard Bushings

Without bushings, skateboarding would be a rickety ride. Here we’ll teach you the different types of bushings, which level of firmness you need, and some more.

Everything you need to know about Bushings

Skateboard Shockpads

What’s the difference between shock pads and riser pads? Do you even need them? What purpose do they actually serve? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more here.

Everything you need to know about shockpads

Skateboard Griptape

That sandpapery stuff on a skateboard is what you call “griptape.” Here you can learn what griptape is made of, the best way to get it off your board, how to clean it, and how to get it on your deck without any bubbles.

Everything about Griptape

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