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Skateboards and longboards are pretty resiliant and will last a long time - but you can make it last even better by keeping it in the right place. Almost all skateboards are wood. Wood likes stable conditions without drastic changes in humidity or temperature. As long as you pay attention to the following, you can store your board almost anywhere you like! DO keep your board inside, or at least out of the rain and weather. Indoors in your house is better than in a shed or garage if possible. DON'T keep your board near a radiator or other heat...

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If your wheels are too loose, you'll get play in your wheel bearings. Bearing play will significantly shorten the life of your bearings, increase wheel wear, and make slides really noisy and chattery. You can largely fix this problem by using built in bearings, or failing that bearing spacers. However, sometimes your spacers come up slightly smaller than the wheel core, which essentially stops the spacer doing its job and allows bearing play anyway. If you have any play in your bearings, simply adjust the axle nut tightness. You want them tight enough to minimise any play, but loose enough...

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Let’s get something out of the way real quick, there is no such thing as a “Beginner”, “Intermediate” or “Pro” board. In most situations, when you purchase boards labelled as “beginner”, they might not be the best in quality, this applies to skateboards & longboards alike. Prices of boards reflect their quality in most parts. Here at Longboard Love, we carry only the best brands which are recognized, tried and tested. Look at Rodney Mullen, the Godfather of skateboarding, he’s happy, probably because he has a proper skateboard. (This is a joke, Rodney is always happy… I think)   What makes...

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