All About the Board
effects ride stability and ability to flip/spin the board
effects turning radius
helps control and manipulate the board for tricks
usually wider and steeper than the tail
curvature of the board between the rails (side to side)
ROCKER AND CAMBER
curvature of the board between the nose and tail
Increases friction allowing more precise control of the board.
INCREASING μs INCREASES THE FRICTIONAL FORCE THAT HELPS THE SKATEBOARDER STAY ON THE BOARD AND IMPART SPIN DURING TRICKS.
Can be thought of the as the fulcrum to a lever — the higher the trucks, the greater the mechanical advantage and the higher the pop.
WHEELS AND BEARINGS
Measures the hardness of a wheel using the Shore scale.
Reduces rotational friction and support radial and axial loads.
ABEC RATINGS – 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
BONES RATINGS – REDS, SUPER REGS, RACE REDS, SWISS, SUPER SWISS, SWISS L2, CERAMIC