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How to Keep a Skateboard From Vibrating on Rough Ground

    Step 1

    Remove the truck nuts on the board using the socket and screwdriver on the skate tool. You'll need to hold the screwdriver in place inside the screw on the top of the board while turning the socket counter-clockwise. Remove the trucks.

    Step 2

    Remove the wheels from the trucks and install the new wheels.

    Step 3

    Put the rubber risers onto the Kevlar board.

    Step 4

    Place the trucks onto the Kevlar board, which will greatly reduce vibration. Put the screws back on the trucks and tighten them.

    Step 5

    Check your new board setup for wheel bite by placing your hands on top of the skateboard and rocking it from side to side at different angles to see whether the wheels rub against the board. If they do, place another rubber riser between the board and the trucks until the problem is fixed.

Things Needed

  • Skate tool
  • Soft wheels
  • Rubber risers
  • Kevlar board

About the Author

A native of New Orleans, Derek Brown is a professional jeweler and jewelry designer with a passion for writing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biological engineering from Louisiana State University.