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Skateboard Upgrade

Skateboard Upgrade

Well, it’s been way too long since I last did anything to my skateboard apart from ride it.

So I decided it was time to give it a little maintenance. I have been riding a lot more of late and noticed that the bearing just weren’t happy, and the deck bolt had started to come loose. I couldn’t really tighten them much because they were pretty rusty.

I went down to “Decked Out” in Sutherland and picked up some new Modus bearings and some new deck bolts. I don’t need expensive named stuff, just not cheap nasty stuff. All up it came to just over $30. I was happy with that.

I sat down and changed the bearings (the old ones pretty much fell apart when I took them out) and then I rotated the wheels so that they could wear more evenly. And when I say rotate, not like that, you idiot, I turned them to face the other way. I have noticed a fair bit of wear, and I want round wheels not oblate ones.

I also took the trucks off and remounted them with the new deck bolts. Super tight and all happy now. I gave board a five second road test and it seemed to go well, I’ll have to wait for the rain to stop to test it properly, though….

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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Skateboarding


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Springing into fitness

Okay, well, it’s time to get started now. I’ve signed up at the gym close to where I work – V Club in Druitt St in Sydney. It’s a great gym and I’ve been a member there before.

This morning, though, it was such a nice day I thought I might start the ball rolling by getting back on the skateboard and going for a skate around Darling Harbour.

Lots of fun, great to be back and loving skating. However, it’s been a while so my muscles weren’t quite as happy as I was to be outside doing stuff.

My thigh is killing me and I’m walking like a cowboy, but it should pass soon. However, I am happy to be kicking the fitness stuff. Hopefully my muscles will join in the new regime.

But – it’s the beginning….

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Posted by on September 21, 2011 in Fitness/Weight Loss, Skateboarding



This probably isn’t going to be that interesting, but I do try to keep getting around on a skateboard after all these years. Here’s some photographic evidence…

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Posted by on August 29, 2011 in Skateboarding

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