Skateboarding is a fast-moving sport, and the wheels are essential to your speed. The faster you can go, the better! But what if you want to make your skateboard faster? There are a few simple tricks that will help make your wheels move more quickly, even if they’re already pretty new. Here are some tips on how to make your skateboard faster:
Clean your bearings
To start, it’s important to make sure your bearings are clean. You should clean them every time you ride, but if you’re just starting out and want to be on the safe side, do it after every run.
- A rag or towel
- A bottle of rubbing alcohol (70% is preferred) or water (with a few drops of soap)
- A screwdriver with a flat head tip (or any other tool that can get into your bearings)
First, remove the wheel from your skateboard. Then take off both trucks and set them aside. Next you will remove each inner race from its respective bearing cup by turning counterclockwise while holding onto the outer race assembly at all times; this will make sure they don’t fall apart while being separated later on in this process! Once both inner races have been removed from their respective bearing cups/cupsides (depending on which one we’re talking about), pour some rubbing alcohol or water into each one until they reach about halfway up their sides; then let them sit for about 15 minutes so that all dirt can come loose before pulling them back out again using whatever tool was used earlier during disassembly – preferably without letting go until everything is completely dry again! Afterward just wipe down whatever surfaces were touched during removal including trucks as well as wheel wells – anything else left behind shouldn’t really matter since we’ve already cleaned everything else thoroughly beforehand.”
Lubricate your bearings frequently
Lubricating your bearings is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that they will last longer, roll faster and perform better. Lubrication helps keep dirt out of the bearings and spares you from having to replace them frequently.
It’s also an easy way to make sure your wheels spin with ease, so there’s no need for heavy pushing or struggling with a stuck wheel when trying to ride up a hill or sidewalk curb.
You should lubricate your bearings before skating and after skating as well if necessary. If you notice any issues with excessive friction or slowness in rolling speed then this is probably due to dirt build up which can be remedied by simply cleaning them out with some rubbing alcohol before applying more lube.
Keep them as hard as possible
To maintain the fastest speed and responsiveness, keep your bearings as hard as possible. This can be done by using a bearing lubricant, cleaner, hardener or polisher. If you want to take your bearings to the next level, you can also use a bearing stone on them.
Get new softer wheel bearings
If you want to make your wheels faster, the best thing you can do is get new softer wheel bearings. Soft wheels are not as fast as hard wheels, but they’re more comfortable to ride and will last longer. They’re also easier to slide on, grind on, and generally have a more fun vibe than stiff skateboard wheels. If you’re just getting into skating or are looking for a nice upgrade from your stock setup, soft wheels may be the way to go!
Get new soft wheels
The easiest way to make your skateboard faster is to swap out your wheels. Soft wheels are grippier, so they’re more forgiving of imperfections in the road. This means that even if you don’t have perfectly smooth pavement, you won’t lose speed as fast as if you were on hard wheels.
However, soft wheels also slow down your board much more than hard ones do—so if you’re just trying to get across town quickly, this may not be the best option for you. Soft wheeled boards require more effort from the rider because it takes longer for them to pick up speed and go further (but this can be good for beginners).
Get a better material for the wheels
The second way to make your skateboard wheels faster is to get a better material for the wheels. This can be tricky, because you want your wheels to be strong enough that they don’t break all the time, but you also want them to be as light and flexible as possible so they go really fast. The best materials for skateboard wheels are plastic or rubber. Soft plastic is good because it bends easily, so when you hit things it doesn’t hurt your board like hard plastic does (and sometimes even breaks!). Soft rubber also works well because it bends easier than harder rubbers like urethane or polyurethane, which tend not bend nearly as much under pressure from riding on pavement or concrete surfaces.
Skateboards, like any other machine, have many moving parts that require maintenance to function properly. The wheels are one such moving part of the skateboard and they can be made faster by applying a few simple tricks.
The first thing you should do to make your skateboard faster is take it apart and clean all of the parts thoroughly with soap and warm water, then rinse them off with fresh water (and dry them). This will remove any dirt or residue from your skateboard’s previous use as well as any dust accumulated during storage time between uses.
Now that we’ve cleaned our boards, let’s see how we can make them go faster!
The skateboard is a simple machine, but it can be tricky to get the most speed out of it. The basic steps are: clean your bearings, lubricate them frequently, keep them as hard as possible through proper maintenance and upgrades, get new softer wheel bearings if needed, get new soft wheels if needed (and make sure they’re compatible with your ride), or just buy a good quality board made with better materials than stock offerings from your local shop.