Skateboarding has a reputation for being an expensive hobby, and it doesn’t help that it is all too easy to break your skateboard. At GetBoards, we are a different kind of skateboard shop online, and our goal is to help you make your skateboard last as long as possible! The following is our list of tips for preventing your skateboard from breaking:
- Bend you knees- Bending your knees when you land is one of the best ways to not only protect your board, but to protect you as well! When you bend your knees deeply while landing a trick, it helps to absorb a lot of the shock. Pay close attention the next time you are watching a skate video, you will notice that the pros always bend their knees.
- Balance your weight- When you land with the majority of your weight on one foot, that part of the board will take a lot more shock than the rest of it. Although it isn’t always possible, do your best to keep your weight balanced between each of your feet.
- Put your feet over your trucks- Practice landing with your feet positioned over your trucks. This will cause your trucks to absorb the majority of the impact rather than the board itself. The natural inclination is to place your feet towards the middle of the board, so this one will take lots of practice.
Keep in mind that no matter how good you are at skateboarding, and no matter what kind of skateboard you have, the likelihood is that it will break eventually, but if you practice the above tricks, your board should last you a lot longer.