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Types of skateboard bolts

In the assembly of a skate, two kinds of bolts are used: 

On one hand, we have those that hold the trucks to the deck. They can have allen type head (hexagonal) or phillips. Four screws are used for each truck, and of course with their four respective nuts. The bolt packages we sell always include all the elements needed to set up the trucks (8 bolts and 8 nuts).

The other type of bolts we find is the kingpin, which is located in the center of the truck. All the trucks already have the kingpin incorporated, but the use and the hits that it received make it sometimes necessary to change the central bolt or kingpin, and you do not have to replace the entire truck. 

Skate bolts sizes

Allen and phillips bolts that hold the trucks to the deck are available in different sizes that refer to the length. The most usual measurement is, in inches, 1.25”, 1” and 7/8”. Depending on the height of the truck, or if you are using risers, pads or shock pads, it would be necessary to use a longer bolt.

Recommended skate bolt sizes

To serve as a guide, these are the correct sizes you should use for each kind of pad: 

  • No Pads: 7/8”
  • Low pads or shock pads: 1”
  • Medium pads: 1.25”
  • High pads: 1.5”

If you have any questions about skateboard bolt sizes, use our email to ask us, we will be glad to help you. 

Mounting Skate Bolts

Once we are clear about the types of bolts there are and the size we need, we must know where each of them is located. 

Below you can see an image of the different bolts of skateboard, so you know exactly where each one is. 

Almost Skateboards

Almost Skateboards was founded by two legends Rodney Mullen and Daewon Song and is now distributed globally by Dwindle. The brand was launched in 2003 when Rodney and Daewon left their respective sponsorships and has been growing ever since.

Almost Deck

Undoubtedly the top category of the brand, their almost skateboard. This is a very attractive brand both for its logos, always original, with great collaborations such as the last one made with designs of the Marvel super heroes, Batman, the almost skateboards superhero or Tom and Jerry and, above all, for the quality of its professional skateboard decks.

The technologies of the Almost boards have made them successful, they are considered one of the most resistant boards on the market. The technology of their boards are Impact Plus, Almost Double Impact Deck, Impact Support, in which they combine the seven wood laminates with carbon fibre parts. 

We can't forget the Almost Skateboard Complete perfect to go out skating and enjoy a good quality product.

Almost Skateboard Shop

In our skate shop we have one of the biggest Almost catalogues every season in stock, ready to be shipped and with a minimum price guarantee on all our products.

Almost Skateboards Video

In this few minutes video we can see a part of the manufacturing process of Almost skateboards.

It's no wonder that they then make professional skateboards of the highest quality to offer us the best performance and durability.

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