The Proper Way on How to Tighten Longboard Trucks. Frequent use of your longboard will cause the trucks to loosen over time. While some longboards require loose trucks for easy turning, tightening these components are essential for normal riding. Tightening longboard trucks helps achieve balance in riding as well as ensuring a smooth ride. It requires little effort and a short amount of time to accomplish.
You will need the following items to tighten longboard trucks:
- adjustable wrench
- screw driver
Steps in Tightening Longboard Trucks
Turn your longboard upside down. Lay the board on a flat surface such that the wheels are facing the upwards. You can do this on the floor or an even table. Use a sturdy surface that can handle added pressure on top of it.
Find the bolts on the longboard trucks. Locate the truck bolts on the longboard. Using the screwdriver, hold the screw in place by placing the tool on top of the bolt.