Cleaning Skateboard Wheels

How To : Clean skateboard bearings

Riding a skateboard can be a blast, but not when your skateboard gets hard to handle because of dirty bearings. Here's how to keep them clean. Watch this video to learn how to clean skateboard bearings. Step 1. Prepare for a mess Cleaning bearings can get messy. Wear clothes ...more

How To : Clean your longboard and skateboard bearings

This is a video tutorial describing how to clean your skateboard or longboard bearings. The first step is to put your skateboard or longboard into its stand and take off all four of its wheels. Then put your wheels back on the board and then off the board multiple times. This ...more

How To : Properly clean skateboard bearings

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean skateboard bearings. You will need: a socket wrench, a dirty skateboard with dirty bearings, super glue, rubbing alcohol, and an empty glass jar. First, use the wrench to remove the bearings from the skateboard. After this, pour the alco ...more

How To : Replace skateboard wheels

Broken or missing skateboard wheels aren't the end of the world. In just a few minutes, you can replace them. You Will Need * A combination wrench * Replacement wheels Step 1: Remove the old wheels To remove a damaged wheel, use a combination wrench. Place the skateboard on ...more

How To : Maintain a skateboard

Your skateboard takes a lot of abuse. A quick check of your board before each ride will keep it in top condition so it doesn’t send you into a “slam.” You Will Need * A skateboard * A damp towel * An electric sander or sandpaper * Grip tape * A plastic or metal bristle brush * ...more

How To : Hack Skateboard for Virtual Reality

An accelerometer/gyro goes onto an Arduino board and transmits the angular motion of the skateboard via Bluetooth to a virtual reality game I made for Android phones and Google Cardboard. DIY Virtual Reality Skateboard Video: . This is a really fun and easy project that can b ...more

How To : Make your own low budget camera dolly

Can't afford a camera dolly? Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to make your own low budget camera dolly. The materials you'll need to construct this dolly are: -2x(2'x3') 12mm Chipboard -2x1m (2"x2") angled aluminum rail -16x51mm Skateboard wheels -16x8mm S ...more

How To : Freeboard

Learn to freeboard with Bob and Sica. Don't get it? Well it's a skateboard with 6 wheels capable of stopping on a hair and carving like you're on snow and not pavement.

How To : Perform basic nosespins on a casterboard

If you need to add some tricks to your casterboarding arsenal, this video will show you one called the nosespin (or nose spin). A casterboard is kind of like a skateboard, but feels more like a snowboard or surfboard, only on the pavement and with wheels! It's also like a snak ...more

How To : Drop in on a vert ramp with Colin McKay

In this how-to video, professional skateboarder Colin McKay teaches you how to drop in on a vert ramp. What's a vert ramp? A vert ramp is a form of half-pipe used in "extreme sports" such as skateboarding. Colin McKay suggest learning it on the mini ramp first, before you mov ...more

How To : Customize your skateboard

Make your board your own by tailoring it to your skating style. You Will Need * A skateboard deck * 2 skateboard trucks * 4 skateboard wheels * Utility knife * Socket wrench * 1 roll grip tape * 1 plastic noseguard and tailguard * A drill * Deck stickers and logos Step 1 Add ...more

How To : Build your own skateboard

A skateboard consists of three elements: the board or deck, the wheels, and the trucks, which connect the wheels to the deck. Craft your own sweet ride by putting them together. Learn how to build your own skateboard with this Howcast guide. It is laid out for you in 9 easy st ...more

News : The Most Thief-Proof Bike Lock in the World

Germany company Conrad has created a bike lock that would deter even the most dedicated of thieves. The Rube Goldberg-esque device is outfitted with motorized skateboard wheels that elevate the bicycle off the ground, as high as your lamp post or utility pole of choice allows. ...more

How To : Make your own camera dolly

If you’re into cinematography try creating your own dolly camera platform to get those seamless tracking shots. This is a fun project that will allow you to take your film to the next level, or at least get the shot you want. When pros want a smooth tracking shot, they pay to ...more

How To : Do a nose manual skateboarding trick

A nose manual or nose wheelie is done by balancing on the front wheels of a skateboard. Learn how to do a nose manual in this free skateboarding video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Do a nose manual skateboarding trick. Do a nose manual skateboarding trick - Part 2 of 9. Click t ...more

How To : 50-50 grind with a skateboard

Learn how to 50-50 grind with a skateboard. After you've mastered some skateboarding fundamentals, try moving on to the 50-50 grind. You Will Need * A skateboard * A certified skateboard helmet * Protective pads * Skateboard or athletic shoes * A grind box * Skate wax WARNI ...more

How To : Do an overhaul on a Mavic wheel hub

The wheel hub is the center of great wheel performance for your mountain bike. This video features a professional bicycle mechanic explaining the process for overhauling a Mavic wheel hub, installing a new bearing and cleaning all of the parts, ensuring clean spinning for your ...more

How To : Clean an RC Nitro Truck or car

In this video, we learn how to clean an RC Nitro Truck or car. First, remove the wheels from the truck, then take an old toothbrush and brush the dirt and dust off. Don't force the brush into small places, just thoroughly brush all the dirty and clogged spots like your filter. ...more

How To : Learn the basics of skateboarding

Learn how to learn the basics of skateboarding. Initially an offshoot of California’s surf scene, this extreme sport has taken America by storm. Before you can execute sweet tricks, you need to start with the basics. You Will Need * Pads, a helmet, and proper shoes * A skate ...more

How To : Do a magic flip or a kick flip

Start out with your foot on the back of your skateboard where you would flip an ollie. Put the front foot a little bit behind the front vault of the wheels. When you first start, you might want to have your foot back even a little more to make it easier. Pop and slide your foo ...more

How To : Do a 360 on a skateboard

Doing a 360 on a skateboard is easy with these tips. Get expert advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video tutorial. Take action: keep your foot on the tail, turn the upper body first, balance on back wheels, front wheels lift slightly, and turn body in any direction. ...more

How To : Practice skateboarding safety

Whether you’re headed for a half-pipe or your driveway, always be safe. Wearing protective gear and taking a few precautions can help prevent you from landing in the ER. Watch this video to learn how to practice skateboarding safety. You Will Need * A skateboard * A helmet * ...more

News : Mad Cow Meat Joust

Build wooden horses for the boys to joust on. The horses are built from the shoulder up so they can be ridden low rider style, (and a fall won't totally take out a cast member. But if you feel like making scale wooden horses, be my guest.). The horses must have some sort of ha ...more

News : Flaming skateboard.

You NEED to be able to skateboard at least a few feet for this to work. 1. Take a good skateboard. 2. Pour gasoline or some other flammable material all over it, including the wheels. 3. Take a lighter or match and ignite the board. 4. Go as far as you possibly can on the ...more

How To : Attach bObsweep's Mop

A quick and easy guide to setting up the mop feature on bObsweep Pethair or Standard. When the mop pad is properly attached, Bob will simultaneously sweep, vacuum, and mop all reachable spaces. Remember the mopping accessory should be removed when Bob works on carpet, so he ...more

14-Wheeled Skateboard : Is More Better?

I'm no skateboarding pro, so I'm curious. In the case of the 14-wheeled skateboard, does the saying "less is more" apply? Flowlab's unconventional skateboard has been around since the early '90's, and has yet to replace the conventional 4-wheeled model. It boasts that it can " ...more

How To : Clean your skateboard griptape

In this tutorial, we learn how to clean your skateboard grip tape. To do this, you will need: window cleaner, an old toothbrush, and paper towels. After this, you will spray the area with the window cleaner and then scrub it with the toothbrush. Scrub it until it comes up clea ...more

How To : Clean aluminum car wheels

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean aluminum car wheels. The materials required for this task are: all purpose cleaner, water nose with nozzle and steel brush. Begin by wetting the tire. Then spray some all purpose cleaner onto the dirty parts. Now scrub those p ...more

How To : Perform a 50-50 backside on a street skateboard

Street Skateboarding: Take It to the Streets The guys on the prefab ramps and half-pipes make the X Games headlines, but the real frontier of the skateboarding world is out on the street, where everyday obstacles become the tools of the trade. Find out here how to turn your s ...more

How To : Clean and polish a headlight using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish a headlight using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip we clean a headlight from a Ford F150 using Autosol metal polish. The video includes polishing instructions for cleaning a car or truck headligh ...more

How To : Polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish aluminum alloy car rims with Simichrome and a buff ball. In this demonstration we use Simichrome Polish and a Flitz Buff Ball to clean and polish a Subaru wheel rim. The tutorial includes detailed work instruct ...more

How To : Ollie blunt on a skateboard with Danny Way

If you know how to perfrom an ollie on a skateboard, why not try for somthing bigger and more challenging? This how-to video with professional skateboarder Danny Way shows you how to do an ollie blunt on a skateboard. An ollie blunt is one of the more frustrating tricks there ...more

How To : Polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices ...more

How To : Change Drive Axle Boots on a Porsche 944

This is a video tutorial how to change the drive axle boots at a Porsche 944. The boots are different for the different versions, i.e., the Turbo and S2 version have stronger drive axles, but the work is the same for all models. Note The video has a German soundtrack but Eng ...more

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Detail your car's wheels, the right way

Saabkyle04 runs through the necessary steps it takes to clean your wheels so good, they will look like they are brand new! Having a little bit of brown on your tires and dirt collecting in the lug nut area can be fixed by watching and listening to this video. While any wheel c ...more

How To : Perform a barspin on a BMX bicycle

BMX: Catch Some Air If Ernest Michaux, inventor of the modern bicycle, could see what people are doing with his creation, he'd freak out. The art of creative biking has never been more challenging and rewarding than it is now. Check out the tricks for a guide to BMX mayhem. W ...more

How To : Make a balloon Wall-E

You need 5 balloons-2 gray, yellow, black and white and a pump. Inflate yellow balloon leaving 4 inch tail. Knot the end. Alternate sausage bubbles and pinch twists 8 times. This will create two squares. Inflate the black balloon leaving a 2 inch tail. Make 4 small bubbles and ...more

How To : Building a landscape retaining wall in a weekend

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a landscape retaining wall in a weekend. This video is from www.allanblock.com. You can do it by using the Europa collection from Allanblock. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer fr ...more

How To : Polish a chrome car rim using Flitz Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish a chrome car rim using Flitz Polish and a buff ball. In this polishing tip we polish a Jeep wheel using Flitz Metal Polish and a Flitz BuffBall. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practic ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Pass a California DMV Driving Test

If all things go well, you'll only have to take your road test once. That's the goal: to ace your test on the first try and then start driving on your own. Granted, it's a nerve-racking experience, but keep in mind that the California Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to ...more

How To : Prepare a car to be sold

A few quick and easy jobs could add hundreds of pounds to your car’s value before selling. Watch TV’s used car expert Jason Dawe show you how to prepare your car before selling. Cleaning the exterior: 1. Clean the car from top to bottom using a good-quality car shampoo. Don’t ...more

How To : Replace the Brakes on a Porsche 944 S2

This article will show you to replace the brakes of your Porsche 944 S2 vehicle. First watch the video below. The video has a German soundtrack, but English subtitles are added to YouTube. If you don't see them by default, just press the "CC" button below the video in the cont ...more

How To : Fix squeaky bike brakes

Squeak, squeak, squeak… SQUEAK! How annoying. Squeaky brakes on your bicycle. An idyllic bike ride can quickly be ruined by those squeaky bike brakes. Here’s a checklist of common squeaky brake culprits and how to fix them. You Will Need * Clean rags * An oil-free cleaner * A ...more

How To : Draw a skateboarder

User DrawingNow teaches you how to draw a skateboarder in mid flight. You start by sketching basic shapes like an oval for the head, parallelograms for the hands and feet and a large square for the body. Make sure you make the legs bent and placed on top of the skateboard. You ...more

How To : Do a heelflip on a skateboard

Heel flip is a skateboard trick similar to a Kick flip. Get expert tips and advice on skateboard decks and trucks in this video tutorial. Take action: know how to do an ollie, know how to do a kickflip, do an ollie, extend lead foot past front of board, and once in the air, ex ...more

How To : Make sharp turns on a skateboard

Making sharp turns on a skateboard is easy with these tips. Get expert advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video lesson. Take action: put weight on heels to turn left, put weight on toes to turn right, pick up 2 front tires & pivot for quick turns, and lead with uppe ...more

How To : Stand on a skateboard

Standing on a skateboard takes skill and balance. Get expert tips and advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video tutorial. Take action: push off with one foot, keep left foot pointing straight, put both feet on board at a 90 degree angle, and lead with shoulder to mai ...more

How To : Turn on a skateboarding ramp

Turning on a skateboard ramp is an often overlooked skill that is tough to master. Get expert tips and advice on skateboard decks and tricks in this video lesson. Take action: go up ramp, put weight on tail while slowing down, use upper body to perform turn, and lead with the ...more

News : The Birth of Skateboard Culture

Beautiful images from photographer Hugh Holland's recent show at M+B Gallery in L.A., "Locals Only", a portrait of 70s skateboard culture. "In the mid-Seventies, two events coincided in Southern California that gave rise to skateboarding as we now know it. The invention of th ...more

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