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Chris Gurinsky

Longer lasting decks

Decks aren't cheap, so keeping them alive as long as possible can save you a lot of money.


(Image by Julio Brunet Rocha)

Landing

You can break your deck with just a flatland ollie (it really happened to me). The best way to land is with both feet exactly above the trucks. If you land with your back foot on the tail again you have a big chance of snapping your tail.

You can also put one foot above a truck and put all the pressure on that truck (if you do this and you put your pressure wrong you can still snap your tail).

I personally land on the far back bolts with my back foot and on the far front bolts with my front foot.

Just remember to not put pressure on your tail/nose.
Secondly it's important to bend your knees when you land so you stress you board as less as possible.

Slides

Never try darkslides on a rail:

This only applies for doing darkslides on rails, if you really want to do darkslides, do them on boxes.

Freestyle

If you are a serious freestyler and you like your deck then don't do the following tricks:

It will definately ruin your tail.

Other

Don't do powerslides on rough terrain, your wheels will be ruined soon.


(Image by estrellaperdidastudios)

Don't scrape your tail while in manual or to slow down, your tail will become thin and eventually break.

Skateboarding is about having fun, if want to do these things anyways go ahead, have fun, but your deck will break faster.

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jpk13
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it will also ruin your griptape wet alot :(

6 April 2009 at 13:39

it will also ruin your griptape wet alot
Element_Skaterboi
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using wax also helps your board last longer

13 April 2009 at 19:47

using wax also helps your board last longer
Sk8erboyDJ09
Sk8erboyDJ09
these tips are awesome (H)

17 April 2009 at 21:44

these tips are awesome
jonno
jonno
and never skate in the rain im an example :D :/

19 April 2009 at 15:30

and never skate in the rain im an example
Dragonzx22
Dragonzx22
never let your board touch water or else your board is screwed...im an example lol seriosly dont do it

2 June 2009 at 23:16

never let your board touch water or else your board is screwed...im an example lol seriosly dont do it
pazsa
pazsa
LAND ON BOLTS

17 June 2009 at 21:20

LAND ON BOLTS
kettlehouse
kettlehouse
dont ever ever EVER use a thin deck on vert. i am a n example i tried a ollie to fakie rock and my board snapped in 3

8 July 2009 at 00:13

dont ever ever EVER use a thin deck on vert. i am a n example i tried a ollie to fakie rock and my board snapped in 3

unknownOCE
unknownOCE
also if you skate parks that have skatelite then that will not wear your board as bad compared to skating a concrete park or skating street, rough concrete kills your tail faster than skatelite

19 July 2009 at 02:32

also if you skate parks that have skatelite then that will not wear your board as bad compared to skating a concrete park or skating street, rough concrete kills your tail faster than skatelite
MadCroc41
MadCroc41
Well, if you skate when rains your board gets soaked and wood is more soft and flexible and this may cause cracks etc. :/

11 August 2009 at 03:17

Well, if you skate when rains your board gets soaked and wood is more soft and flexible and this may cause cracks etc.
TREANNATOR789
TREANNATOR789
Werid, I do all of these things but I haven,t broke a skateboard in my life. :D

18 August 2009 at 20:16

Werid, I do all of these things but I haven,t broke a skateboard in my life.

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