The location and height of the longboard truck will influence your stability when riding. In the same way, the tightness or looseness of the trucks will determine how well you can make turns and perform tricks using your longboard. When you purchase your longboard, the trucks will be tight. You can start riding the board, which will eventually loosen the trucks or you can learn how to loosen longboard truck on your own.
You will need the following materials:
Steps in Loosening Longboard Trucks
Flip the longboard upside down then lay it on a flat surface. Lay the longboard on the floor or on a sturdy table. The wheels must be facing upwards.
Locate the longboard trucks. Find the location of the trucks on your longboard, which is near the wheels. Get your wrench then adjust its size so that it fits perfectly onto the bolts of the trucks. Do not turn the wrench yet. Get your screwdriver then place it on top of the bolt to hold the screw in place. After this, you can start turning the wrench clockwise until you have reached your desired level of looseness.
Repeat the process with the other trucks. Remove the wrench and the screwdriver once you are done.
Flip the longboard again such that the wheels face downwards. Take it for a test ride. If you are comfortable with the stability and freedom of turning, you can now enjoy riding your longboard. If you think the trucks still need more loosening, you can go back and repeat all of the steps until you have attained the best level of looseness for your longboard. If you have loosened it more than necessary, you can turn the bolts clockwise. See How to Tighten Longboard Trucks now !!