( also known as zesroyce, hackbrett or Fn0rDb04rD )
make yourself a nice long- or pushboard, out of a regular skateboard, in no time.
or even modify it a little bit more, and make yourself a 235samurai - the fastest board, you probably ever will get your feet on.
for the samurai version :
if you make it from an old skateboard - take trucks of the board
if you make your own, go to step 2 ;)
if you have bridgebolts, you only need a wrench. ( and you never need new ones, cause they have lifelong warranty. the ones you see in this pictures are over 16 years old )
otherwise you need a wrench and an imbus or a screwdriver. (depends on your bolts)
now we have our trucks with our wheels …
as you see there are different sizes. most of the times you can say the bigger the better, so i choose the wider trucks.
we have our bolts … ( shortys, bridgebolts or an other brand )
and we have our risers ( rubberpads in this case )
if you don't have nice risers, or rubberpads at hand, you can also take any other material that softens.
cut out the right size, and just try it. be creative here, and let us know if you come up with something good.
on a new board without wholes, it's the best and easiest way, to draw a line in the middle of the board from end to end.
so you make sure your trucks are placed straigth and in the middle and that your board will drive straight.
on an old board, or a board with holes, you can just “longer” the old holes, but a middle line always comes in handy here, as well, because it makes it more easy being exact.
hold your trucks over the markings, to control, if they are placed right.
when everything is right in place, you can start drilling.
i would advice, to push the drill exactly onto our point a little bit into the wood, and start drilling at a low rpm, so you get the hole exactly where you want it to be …
finished drilling should look like this.
put your bolts in, and place the rubberpad and the truck
and make it all tight. ( tighten all bolts over cross )
! don't make it so tight, that the trucks start going into the pads !
just nice and tight, as you see it here.
don't forget to readjust the steering ( kingpin bolt ) …
this way we make sure, that our wheels don't touch the board …
( and as you may have noticed i went without griptape for smooth barfoot rides )