Are skateboard wheels supposed to be loose or tight?
Your skateboard wheels should be tight enough that they spin freely. However, you don’t want the wheels so loose that they wiggle on the truck’s axle. To see if you need to tighten your wheels, put the board on its side, and flick the wheel as fast and as hard as you can with one hand.
Should you flip skateboard wheels?
Rotating skateboard wheels
Rotating your wheels periodically is a good way to prolong the life of your skateboard and ensure even wear over time. Once you remove the wheels, rotate them in an X pattern. Your left rear wheel becomes your right front wheel, and your right rear wheel becomes your left front wheel.
Does it matter which way you put bearings in?
Put the Wheels in Place
With all the bearings set into the wheels, put your wheels on your trucks. It doesn’t matter if you have the graphic side of your wheels facing out or not—that’s up to you.
Why do Skateboarders flip their wheels?
Rotating Wheels Regularly
Rotating wheels prolong their life and ensure an even wear. When left un-rotated wheels begin a process called coning. Coning happens when you do power slides or when your skateboarding prefers a certain turn. Eventually, it leads to a smaller riding surface which can impact traction.
Can I use WD40 on my skateboard bearings?
Can you use WD40 on skateboard bearings? NO. WD40 is a degreaser – not a grease!! The object of cleaning your bearings is to remove all the grease, clean the bearings, then add grase back in.
How fast should my roller skate wheels spin?
Test the wheels to make sure the nuts aren’t too tight. Spin each wheel with your fingers. The wheel should spin freely. If the wheel doesn’t spin or is jerky when it spins, the nuts are to tight and need to be loosened.