Simple Guide For How to Use a Skate Tool
There is a handful of skate tools out there these days. They usually all have the same components. A problem exists, though, and that problem is that most people have no clue as to how they should be using the skate tool to it’s fullest.
There isn’t much talk about how to use one. A lot of the time, you are expected to know what you’re doing. In this article, you will find a few helpful resources that we scoured the net for, and put together the ones that we think are the most useful guides for how to use a skate tool.
All you need to know
The first thing we’d recommend taking a look at is the video put together by Braille Skateboarding. They took their own skate tool to show how it works and everything that it can do. They show you where each socket and screw makes contact on the board. This video outlines the fact that this is actually a very simple tool to use.
If you are looking for some discussion about this tool, a user on the skateboard-city forums has started a topic on the importance of one of these multi tools. He goes into detail to describe why he thinks that a skate tool is a must have for any skater. You can find his post by following this link: Using Your Skate Tool.
Some general maintenance
One final resource that we would recommend checking out is WikiHow’s short guide to checking How to Tighten Skateboard Trucks. In this guide, there are some very well photographed images of the entire process of making sure your skateboard trucks are tightened to your preference. They didn’t have a multi tool for this guide, so if you’ve got one already, then following this guide will be that much easier for you.
Keeping up with your skateboard’s maintenance could extend it’s life by a long time. Many boards see wear and tear that happens from poor maintenance. Trucks that haven’t been fitted properly could start to wear on the structural integrity of the board, as well as a handful of other issues that could surface. Even if you don’t have one of these multi tools, you should still perform proper maintenance.