Do a need riser pads for my skateboard?
Skateboard decks that use wheels smaller than 55mm do not typically require risers. 1/8” shock pads can help keep the hardware from vibrating loose.
As the wheels get larger, there’s a greater chance for wheel bite (when the wheel will makes contact with the underside of the deck) causing a nasty wipeout. In general, the longer the board and the larger the wheel, the more height is needed in a riser pad.
Simple. If you are getting riser pads, it’s probably safe to go longer on the bolts. If you’re not, go with the shorter ones. Even if you end up getting them too long, it’s just a few strokes with the hacksaw to trim them down, so play it safe.
What size hardware do I need to put together my skateboard?
Grip tape is the sandpaper-like material applied to the top of the deck that helps your shoes grip the board. Grip tape most commonly comes in one large sheet that must be applied and cut based on the size and shape of your board. You can cut shapes out or choose different colors or patterns to customize the look of your deck.
If you still have questions about fit or sizing please feel free to contact the shop at 973-287-7626.