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#1
Alright so i have this skateboard that i got from olympia sports about a year ago, and i never really used it. This is like a $60 skateboard by the way. So i noticed that when i spin the wheel with my hand, it will spin for like 2 seconds and then stop. This usually happens with one of those walmart skateboards, but this was like $60. Does the skateboard just suck, or is there a problem with it?
#2
popped bearing.. just replace them all with some decent blind ones or whatever...
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#4
It's not the board, it's your bearings. Go buy some Lucky's and try those. And if a complete cost $60, I'm guessing it's not great.
#5
Quote by stc423
I just usually use some WD-40 on the bearings. See if that works.

I thought you weren't supposed to use WD-40 as that could destroy em

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do not, I repeat DO NOT use WD-40, or anything like it! WD-40, and other cheaper lubricants leave behind a film that actually collects dirt and dust. I used WD-40 on my very first set of skateboard bearings, long ago before I knew better, and they were dead in a month... The key is to clean your bearings with a lubricant made for it - you want the bearings lubed up, but you don't want any sticky film or residue left behind.
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#7
Quote by M3tallica_4life
It's not the board, it's your bearings. Go buy some Lucky's and try those. And if a complete cost $60, I'm guessing it's not great.


+1

$60 isn't that amazing
#8
maybe overtightened the nuts?! else, get some new bearings and keep them greased
Last edited by six-feet-under at Aug 3, 2008,
#10
WD-40 is terrible for your bearings. Don't do it.

The best way to clean bearings is to get some gasoline, fill up a bowl halfway, remove the bearing from the wheel and soak in the gas for 5 minutes.
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#11
i agree with the REDs. good beginner bearings. $15. Also don't expect to spend less than $100 (or if you're lucky) for a good deck, trucks, wheels, and bearings.
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#12
I'm gonna say that any $60 board is pretty much crap.
Oh, and get Black Cats or Reds if you get new bearings.
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#14
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WD-40 is terrible for your bearings. Don't do it.

The best way to clean bearings is to get some gasoline, fill up a bowl halfway, remove the bearing from the wheel and soak in the gas for 5 minutes.

Another alternative is using paint thinner (also a way to save gas :p. It cleans them off and stuff. Then just use some skate lubricant.

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Quote by stratdud39
are u positive its the bearings, or should i just get a better skateboard?


DECK =/= Wheels spinning. It all has to do with bearings, wheels and the trucks and how tight they are, etc...
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#15
Probably not popped, just bad.

WD-40 isn't good for bearings.

Try just wearing them in by going down some long hills, see if that helps.

If not, get new bearings.
#16
by the way, a question to remove the bearings from the wheel..
how do i do that?! i tried it but they won't move once they're in the wheel?!
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Quote by marktuazon
I thought you weren't supposed to use WD-40 as that could destroy em

EDIT:


Oh, whoops...
Good thing I haven't done that with my new board yet. I did that to my old board. My dad ended up selling it to a kid across the street in a garage sale without telling me. I'll keep that in mind.
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Quote by six-feet-under
by the way, a question to remove the bearings from the wheel..
how do i do that?! i tried it but they won't move once they're in the wheel?!

You use the axle of the truck. Take off the wheels. Then put the axle in one side of a wheel about halfway. Then push down on it. It will take some work so try to shimmy it out by moving it up and down.
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#22
Quote by marktuazon
You use the axle of the truck. Take off the wheels. Then put the axle in one side of a wheel about halfway. Then push down on it. It will take some work so try to shimmy it out by moving it up and down.


don't i destroy the bearing with that? i mean they're only like 5 mm thick XD
#23
Quote by stratdud39
and what wud be the price of a good skateboard?


"wud" != "would." Keep that in mind and you'll grow up to be a productive member of society.

A regular complete with a pro deck will cost you at least $120, and go up to $160 depending on where you buy it from.

Good deck brands: Girl, Flip, Zero, Anti-Hero, Black Label, Habitat, Manik
Good truck brands: Thunder, Royal, Krux
Good wheel brands: Ricta, Spitfire, Autobahn, Hubba
Good bearing brands: Bones (Reds, Swiss) exclusively.
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#24
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"wud" != "would." Keep that in mind and you'll grow up to be a productive member of society.

A regular complete with a pro deck will cost you at least $120, and go up to $160 depending on where you buy it from.

Good deck brands: Girl, Flip, Zero, Anti-Hero, Black Label, Habitat, Manik
Good truck brands: Thunder, Royal, Krux
Good wheel brands: Ricta, Spitfire, Autobahn, Hubba
Good bearing brands: Bones (Reds, Swiss) exclusively.

imo here's how it should be


Good deck brands: Enjoi, mystery almost, flip, zero, element is decent
i think you got the trucks covered
and wheels
and for bearings ninjas and bones like you said
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Quote by darkstar2466
"wud" != "would." Keep that in mind and you'll grow up to be a productive member of society.

A regular complete with a pro deck will cost you at least $120, and go up to $160 depending on where you buy it from.

Good deck brands: Girl, Flip, Zero, Anti-Hero, Black Label, Habitat, Manik
Good truck brands: Thunder, Royal, Krux
Good wheel brands: Ricta, Spitfire, Autobahn, Hubba
Good bearing brands: Bones (Reds, Swiss) exclusively.


THIS.

don't i destroy the bearing with that? i mean they're only like 5 mm thick XD


They arent that weak. They're actually pretty strong. I've done it a few times and they still spin great (haven't skated in a WHILE)
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#26
Quote by marktuazon

They arent that weak. They're actually pretty strong. I've done it a few times and they still spin great (haven't skated in a WHILE)


okay, thanks. i'll try this next time.
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Quote by jeremessmore
imo here's how it should be


Good deck brands: Enjoi, mystery almost, flip, zero, element is decent
i think you got the trucks covered
and wheels
and for bearings ninjas and bones like you said

I think you should have Habitat on there. I have a Habitat and it's awesome

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You got it

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You got it

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#32
Skating is my life. A decent complete should cost anywhere fro 85$-170$. My board i made was around uhh 140$. I have a Black Label Chet Childress board, Independant Stage 9 Trucks, Pig Ceramics bearings(those are high quality, damnit! 50 ****ing $'s), Spitfire wheels, and Jessup grip. Dont ever buy a board from any place that sells toys along with em.


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#34
Do you ride it? Bearings need to be "broken in" you know.
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#36
Mine was like that, recently put together a whole new setup.

The bearing actually came out while I was doing an Ollie on a funbox so yeah get decent bearings or your board will be slow anyway.
#38
Get some Bones Reds bearing, best damn bearings for the price.

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#39
Quote by jeremessmore
oh i've never really skated a habitat i'll try it next time i need a deck


my enjoi makes me really happy


Stefan Janoski skates with Habitat. imo i think he has the best tre flip or atleast smoothest.
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#40
i just got into skateboarding, so thanx for all the info.
i have a ten eighty skateboard(complete), and it turned out i just needed to loosen them up a bit, lol. once i get more into it ill make my one using good materials.
thanks again
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