It’s important to take care of your skateboard so that it stays durable and can still do its tasks such as being able to maneuver high, turn well, and help you to explore the freestyle you want to hone in yourself. Due to skateboarding has a big risk, you need to take care of your skateboard so that later you can prevent you from the risk of accidents that can result in injury. Furthermore, if you really don’t want to suffer from any injury, and you only ride a skateboard as a means of transportation, we suggest you use the skateboard cruiser wheels.
One of the most important part’s of a skateboard that you must maintain is the grip tape. Grip tape is a component that is located on the top of a skateboard board that has a rough texture like sandpaper and is often dirty due to dust or dirt from shoes. If the grip tape is left dirty without being cleaned after use, it will eventually lose its function. The grip tape function is very important because it is the grip tape that helps the skateboard lift when you do the ollie.
So that the grip tape can still grip the shoe to the maximum, you must clean it regularly. The thing you need to do is put the skateboard board in a vertical position, flush with water, and brush with soapy water then rinse thoroughly. The best way to flush water is from top to bottom so that the board is not submerged and can be dried properly and immediately.
Another way to clean the grip tape is to take a cloth and then soak it in warm water, then you wipe or rub the surface of the grip tape (not too wet) and then proceed with a cloth using a dry cloth.
You also need to pay attention to the condition of the anti-slip coating on the skateboard where the debris-free condition is even the best condition. You can use a stiff brush to get rid of dust and dirt attached to this part of the coating or you can also use gentle detergent and water during cleaning with the help of a cloth and then dry it as soon as it’s finished.