Go Skate Blog http://blog.skatewarehouse.com Skateboarding News, Videos, Reviews and More Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:43:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Jim Greco Drops Hammers! http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/jim-greco-drops-hammers/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/jim-greco-drops-hammers/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:16:01 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=25837 Jim Greco Hammers FrontpageJim Greco has been dropping hammers for almost 20 years. From Birdhouse to Zero to Baker to Deathwish, Greco has managed to one-up himself in every part he's put out, time and time again. Now in the year of the pro-turned-entrepreneur, he's rising to a new challenge with his own company startup. Greco is dropping a new skate brand on the firing pin and you're damn right it's called Hammers.

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Jim Greco has been dropping hammers for almost 20 years. From Birdhouse to Zero to Baker to Deathwish, Greco has managed to one-up himself in every part he’s put out, time and time again. Now in the year of the pro-turned-entrepreneur, he’s rising to a new challenge with his own company startup. Greco is dropping a new skate brand on the firing pin and you’re damn right it’s called Hammers.

The Hammers brand is and always will be 100% American-Made. It’s Greco’s philosophy that since Hammers is born of skateboarding and skateboarding was born in America, it’s only right to stay true to those origins. All of their decks are 100% North American hard rock maple and Greco is dedicated to not outsourcing production. This creates American jobs and better products. You gotta back that! Skate Warehouse is fortunate enough to be one of only 25 shops carrying the Hammers collection.

Jim Greco Drops Hammers!

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In an interview with VICE, Greco explained the meaning of Hammers:

A hammer is just based on individuality, the pure moment of creation; it’s synonymous with creativity. Basically, it’s about overcoming difficult obstacles in your life. A “hammer” could be getting a good report card at school. It could be ollieing that gap you always wanted. It could be creating that awesome piece of art. It’s many things to many people, and it’s not dictated by another person’s opinion of what a “hammer” is. It’s just based on creating.

- Jim Greco

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Jim Greco’s House Of Hammers

The first step Greco took towards this new venture was to establish House Of Hammers—his own indoor skate facility—out of which we’ve already seen some serious footage. The facility was channeled through the website (HouseOfHammers.com) and clips immediately started pouring out. With epic features like 15 Down 15, D.T.K.L.A.M.F. and All Killa No Filla being held down by the likes of himself, Neen Williams, Chris Joslin, Andrew Reynolds and already so many more, Greco’s house is truly one of Hammers.

Drink the fucking Kool-Aid and pick up a Hammers deck for your next setup. When you’re done serrating gnarliness, subscribe to the Go Skate Blog for more epic New Stuff, Skate Videos, How-To’s, News and more. Go skate!

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The Re-Education Of Jeremy Leabres http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/the-re-education-of-jeremy-leabres/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/the-re-education-of-jeremy-leabres/#respond Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:00:40 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=26480 [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D80v0hvP4uM&w=775]When Jeremy Leabres surprised us all in the beginning of Emerica's MADE Chapter 1 video last year, everyone caught a glimpse of greatness. One year later, with a Thrasher Magazine cover under his belt, this explosive Emerica am and Toy Machine Bloodsucker has all of that criteria going for him and more. Toy Machine Skateboards and Thrasher Magazine present: The Re-Education Of Jeremy Leabres. Enjoy the video and please try to keep your jaw off the floor. Now shut up bungholes and prepare yourselves!

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Jeremy Leabres Thrasher Magazine Cover

Skateboarding has evolved to such an advanced level that it takes something really special to stand out these days. The trick selection, the spots, the style, the attitude, the exposure—all of these elements have to come together consistently to achieve greatness. That’s not to mention avoiding injury long enough to get it all on record. When Jeremy Leabres surprised us all in the beginning of Emerica‘s MADE Chapter 1 video last year, everyone glimpsed the formation of just such a greatness.

One year later, with a Thrasher Magazine cover under his belt, this prolific Emerica am and Toy Machine Bloodsucker has what it takes. Jeremy has all of that necessary criteria going for him and more. This dude straight up murders skateboarding. Enjoy the video and please try to keep your jaw off the floor. Now shut up bungholes and prepare yourselves!

Toy Machine and Thrasher Magazine Present:

The Re-Education Of Jeremy Leabres

Note for the skate nerds: none of this footage is in the video (Toy Machine Video #7, coming later). This footage will terminate life as you have come accustomed to it. From the moment you see it nothing will be the same. Like B.C. is before and A.D. is after, so it will be in the world of skateboarding. So let it be written; it shall be done. Blessed art thou who watches this video and is inspired to go forth into the world a new human. Cloaked in the splendid aftermath of Jeremy’s skating, adorned with the sticky emission from the computer pixels and resolute in the certainty of Toy Machine and the superiority of this addiction that is impossible to kick… Skateboarding. The habit that instead of breaking you down lifts you up and out of your shitty life and into a community of legends and ghosts and humans who enrich and enhance your existence. Welcome to your new life. Welcome to Toy Machine and The Re-Education of Jeremy Leabres. Sacrifice your boy and girlfriends to him. He will be gentle and graceful. I just hope you didn’t think it sucked.”

- Toy Machine Bloodsucking Skateboard Company

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Exclusive Stevie Williams Interview! http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/stevie-williams-interview/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/stevie-williams-interview/#respond Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:45:32 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=26473 [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDcTeMRWF2o&w=775]From Underworld Element's Lil' Stevie all the way to Asphalt Yacht Club's head honcho, the original Dirty Ghetto Kid has been stacking street cred for over two decades. We recently had the chance to take your questions directly from Instagram and put them to the man himself. Check out the Stevie Williams Interview and watch for your 'gram handle! If you see your question give us a shout out in the comments.

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Do you remember Stevie Williams’ Wheels Of Fortune from 411VM Issue 9 back in 1994? It’s hard to believe that was over 20 years ago! From Underworld Element’s Lil’ Stevie all the way to Asphalt Yacht Club‘s head honcho, the original Dirty Ghetto Kid has been stacking street cred for over two decades. In 2012, TransWorld Skateboarding named Stevie one of the “30 Most Influential Skateboarders of All Time”. Philadelphia’s own Stevie Williams is a living legend with many years of legacy left to go. He’s one of the chillest, most respected skateboarders on the planet. Philly, stand up!

We recently had the chance to take your questions directly from Instagram and put them to the man himself. Check out the Stevie Williams Interview below and watch for your ‘gram handle. If you see your question give us a shout out in the comments!

Stevie Williams Interview

Would you re-release your DC Shoe on Supra? – @SAYNO2RACHET

I don’t know. Maybe I just might leave it a classic. Just because it needs to just stay where it’s at in time.

Do you have a favorite skater on DGK? – @JAREDBALSLEY

Yeah, my favorite skater on DGK is Lenny Rivas. That’s my little bro.

Biggie or Tupac? – @NOAHSARKK94

Both. I listen to them at different times, different moods. Before it was one or the other but now they’re both classics. Classic emcees.

Why is AYC so dope? – @RICHHOMIEKIRK

AYC is dope because the fans make it dope. The kids that love it and support it, the haters that keep talkin’ about it, you know? They make it dope. AYC is dope because it’s a dope movement and it’s one hundred and Stevie Williams is definitely backing it.

How did you get Nyjah on AYC? – @_BRUHLIFE

Nyjah knows what time it is. He wanted to do something cool. I wanted to do something cool. And I think that he needed a clothing company that can identify how cool he really is. And I think he’s coming into that, you know? That’s my little homie, too.

What is your favorite part you have put out? – @WU_TANG_WARRIOR

My favorite part is the last part I just put out, in the DGK video Parental Advisory. It really meant a lot to me. It was a challenge that I was willing to take on. I traveled the world with my friends, my best friends, my brothers. I really shocked the industry on people not really thinking I could do another part or whatever.

Between Supra, AYC and DGK which team do you enjoy trips with the most? – @_TYLERARMSTRONG_

I mean, all three companies I love to go on trips with. It’s three different brands. Asphalt is one type of brand. DGK is another type of brand. Supra is another type of brand. I look forward to going on each trip with each brand because I know I can expect something different from everybody or each company. So, you know, from Lizard King to Riley and Nyjah to, you know, Lenny and Shmatty and Marcus and Jack. I think it’s definitely the three top—one of the three top brands of the industry. And I skate for them and I have a good time.

How did you choose the AYC team? – @SAMDEVINS

I chose the team wisely and wanted to make sure that it was original. It wasn’t an easy process but, you know, the guys that we got have been down since day one. And we got Nyjah Huston, ha!

Who was your first sponsor and who got you on the team? – @ALEXBERZIN123

Aight, so my first real sponsor was Underworld Element and I got on Underworld Element—and Underworld Element is Element today. Before Element it used to be called Underworld Element. Jeff Pang was a pro for Underworld Element back then. He came to Philly and I bugged the shit out of him (laughs). He was sending me boards for a while and then I met Harold (Hunter) and Pepe (Martinez) and Andy (Howell) and I got on the team. I’ll never forget that.

What’s your favorite childhood skate spot? – @SKATERKIID327

Yeah my favorite childhood spot is LOVE Park. But it’s another spot in Philly that we used to go skate at near South Street called Rat Curbs. Only my real OG Philly homies know what that is. That was the spot we used to all go kick it at.

If you saw your Instagram handle in the Stevie Williams interview, congrats on a good question! Be sure to hit us up in the comments below. Subscribe to the Go Skate Blog for more exclusive Interviews, Skate Videos, New Stuff, News and more. Go skate!

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Crispy New New | Mary’s Complete Skateboard http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/crispy-new-new-mary-complete-skateboard/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/crispy-new-new-mary-complete-skateboard/#respond Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:55:27 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=26439 Crispy New New Toy Machine FrontpageFresh, crispy and ready to roll, this week's Crispy New New comes via Mary from Louisiana. Nothing beats the stoke of a new complete. With a stellar combo of a Toy Machine deck, Theeve Trucks and Autobahn Wheels all laced up with Dooks risers and our very own SW gear, this killer complete is ready for some thrashin'. Itching for a freshy? Pick up your next Crispy New New at Skate Warehouse.

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Crispy New New Mary Louisiana

Fresh, crispy and ready to roll, this week’s Crispy New New comes via Mary from Louisiana. Nothing beats the stoke of a new complete. With a stellar combo of a Toy Machine deck, Theeve Trucks and Autobahn Wheels all laced up with Dooks risers and our very own SW gear, this killer complete is ready for some thrashin’. Itching for a freshy? Pick up your next Crispy New New at Skate Warehouse.

Crispy New New | Mary from Louisiana

Crispy New New Toy Machine Provost

Deck: Toy Machine Provost Socks 8.375″ x 32.125″
Trucks: Theeve CSX v3 5.25(8.0″)
Wheels: Autobahn AB-S Wheels 54mm
Bearings: Skate Warehouse Abec 5
Hardware: Skate Warehouse 1″
Risers: Dooks 1/8″
Griptape: Skate Warehouse Die Cut

Toy Machine is one of the most legendary brands out. Having created some of the best skate videos of all time and backing some of the most memorable pros to date, there’s nothing about it not to support. Top shelf maple paired with some killer shapes, you can’t go wrong with this bloodsucking skateboard company.

Crispy New New Toy Machine Provost

The Theeve CSX v3 Trucks are Theeve’s classic take on a truck. Using all the best elements out there, they were able to generate a high quality truck by incorporating the iconic “Bones Bushings” and Theeve True Turn Geometry. Features a titanium alloy blend cast baseplate and hanger, non-slip cromoly axle and grade 8 kingpins.

Crispy New New Toy Machine Provost

The Autobahn AB-S Wheels are a clean new series featuring a classically shaped pour of their proprietary AB-S SuPerformance, no-flatspot formula. 99a durometer.

Skate Warehouse ABEC5 Bearings are perhaps the best bearing for your buck. Removable, rubber coated shields on both sides.

Crispy New New Toy Machine Provost

Skate Warehouse Die-Cut Griptape is what you want from griptape. It holds it’s grip, it’s not too gritty, not too smooth, just right. Plus you’re reppin’ the S-Dub!

Skate Warehouse also offers you a no frills set of SW Hardware. Black bolts with a smaller head to prevent stress cracks. At the best price possible, you can’t beat it!

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Alexis Ross x Vans OG Authentic Pro CV “S” http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/alexis-ross-vans-og-authentic-pro/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/alexis-ross-vans-og-authentic-pro/#respond Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:00:56 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=24543 Vans Syndicate x Alexis Ross FrontpageVans Syndicate is brushing up the OG Authentic Pro with a touch of class. Partnering with renowned Los Angeles artist and Majestic Persuasion President, Alexis Ross, these classic kicks are getting a new twist of trashy elegance. The Alexis Ross x OG Authentic Pro CV "S" is everything you love about the Vans Authentic Pro but with a limited edition "Chinese Laundry" bag textile upper and mixed oxford linings. These babies are 100% Kook Stylings, 100% awesome. The Alexis Ross x OG Authentic Pro CV "S" will be available online Saturday, Oct. 18th at 8am Pacific Time.

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Vans Syndicate x Alexis Ross THUMBNAIL

Vans Syndicate is brushing up the OG Authentic Pro with a touch of class. Partnering with renowned Los Angeles artist and Majestic Persuasion President, Alexis Ross, these classic kicks are getting a new twist of trashy elegance. The Alexis Ross x OG Authentic Pro CV “S” is everything you love about the Vans Authentic Pro but with a limited edition “Chinese Laundry” bag textile upper and mixed oxford linings. These babies are 100% Kook Stylings, 100% awesome. The Alexis Ross x OG Authentic Pro CV “S” will be available online Saturday, Oct. 18th at 8am Pacific Time.

Alexis Ross’ story is one of history, frankness and colorful nostalgia. Ross has been monumental in various landmark exhibitions throughout the LA area, including “Street Market” at Art In the Streets and “Beyond Elegance”. He’s been featured in multiple Juxtapoz Magazine issues, landing on the cover in May 2014. Exhibiting alongside artists such as ESPO, TWIST, REAS and others of their legendary ilk, Ross’ work commands respect from street graffiti artists and posh art collectors alike.

Alexis Ross x Vans Syndicate

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Limited Edition Alexis Ross 100% Kook Styling. Mixed textile upper with mixed oxford linings. Low-top lace-up profile. Signature waffle rubber soles. Reinforced ollie area. Super thin tongue and collar. Vulcanized outsole. Vans logo at heel and on tag at side.

Vans Syndicate x Alexis Ross Heels

Vans Syndicate x Alexis Ross Back

In the bleak environs of greater Hollywood, where the visual pollution of ubiquitous billboards and business advertising become redundant and void of substance, just like the meaningless titles and job descriptions of its commonly accepted inhabitants, artist and sign painter Alexis Ross scratches a little deeper. Tapping into the deeply rooted and rich traditions of the mass of Los Angeles’ largely overlooked communities and economies, Alexis’ unique craft subtly emerges.

Vans Syndicate

Vans Syndicate x Alexis Ross Toecap

Go google Alexis Ross and get your fancy tickled by his classy flippant style. Then subscribe to the Go Skate Blog for more epic Collabs, Skate Videos, How-To’s, News and more. Go skate!

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Series Spotlight | enjoi Art Classics Decks http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/series-spotlight-enjoi-art-classics-decks/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/series-spotlight-enjoi-art-classics-decks/#respond Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:14:47 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=26328 Enjoi Art Classics Frontpageenjoi has done it once again, this time with the gut-bustin' Art Classics series. For this inspired collection enjoi took pieces of fine art and imposed pictures of their riders face on them. Genius, and hilarious. Ever wondered what Louie Barletta would look like as the Mona Lisa? Well, now you know. Pick up your new enjoi art classic from the Series Spotlight page and be sure to check out the trailer for enjoi's new video Oververt!

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Enjoi Art Classics

Enjoi has done it once again, this time with the gut-bustin’ Art Classics series. For this inspired collection enjoi took pieces of fine art and imposed pictures of their riders’ faces on them. Genius and hilarious. Ever wondered what Louie Barletta would look like as the Mona Lisa? Well, now you know. Pick up your new enjoi art classic from the Series Spotlight page and check out enjoi’s upcoming video Oververt!

Series Spotlight | enjoi Art Classics

Enjoi Art Classics

Once you’ve hung your new Picasso, stabilized your Michelangelo and gripped your Barletta be sure to subscribe to the Go Skate Blog for more Series Spotlights, How-To’s, News and much more. Go skate!

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Enjoi Oververt – Sucking Is The New Awesome http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/enjoi-oververt-sucking-is-the-new-awesome/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/enjoi-oververt-sucking-is-the-new-awesome/#respond Sun, 12 Oct 2014 17:00:51 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=26226 [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNuFQOBTluQ&w=775]The world premiere of the new enjoi video, Oververt will be in Los Angeles on October 23rd at the Montalban Theatre. Go get tickets now or you're screwed. We'll let you figure out how. Cold, right? If you miss the premiere—which you almost certainly will—do not fret. Oververt will be available on DVD starting November 7th and on iTunes November 10th. See? Things ain't so bad. Bring it in. Bring it in, fellas.

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Enjoi Oververt Video Promo

Are you lonely? Are you heartbroken? Do you need a hug? Sorry. We can’t help you. I know, that sucks. But sucking is the new awesome. So our inability to help you out in the hug department really just makes us more awesome. The world is a strange place, it’s true. But if there’s any consolation we do have some recompense to offer you. Below you will find the feeling of being hugged by Louie Barletta, Cairo Foster, Caswell Berry, Nestor Judkins, Wieger Van Wageningen, Jimmy Carlin, Jose Rojo, Clark Hassler, Zack Wallin and Ben Raemers. All of these lovable fellows have been destroying themselves in the process of filming the new enjoi video, Oververt, and they’ve been tending to their wounds with much needed hugs. Now you can join them. Relax. Take a deep breath. Bring it in. Bring it in, fellas.

The world premiere of Oververt will be in Los Angeles on October 23rd at the Montalban Theatre. Go get tickets now or you’re screwed. We’ll let you figure out how. Cold, right? If you miss the premiere—which you almost certainly will—do not fret. Oververt will be available on DVD starting November 7th and on iTunes November 10th. See? Things ain’t so bad. When in doubt… hug it out.

enjoi Oververt Official Trailer

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Mucho Happy Hour Shades! http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/mucho-happy-hour-shades/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/mucho-happy-hour-shades/#respond Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:01:03 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=26067 Happy Hour Group Cover PhotoIt's happy hour somewhere, right? Right. In fact it's Happy Hour at Skate Warehouse. We're excited to present you with a whole bundle of new looks from the killers of eyewear, Happy Hour Shades! You're lookin' at (and through!) a plethora of new colors from all your favorite pros. Happy Hour Shades is at it again! Mucho!!

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Happy Hour Shades Logo

It’s happy hour somewhere, right? Right. In fact it’s Happy Hour at Skate Warehouse. We’re excited to present you with a whole bundle of new looks from the killers of eyewear, Happy Hour Shades! Mucho Happy Hour Shades! You’re lookin’ at (and through) a plethora of new colors from all your favorite pros. Happy Hour is at it again! Mucho!!

With the likes of Herman, Nuge, Figgy, Braydon, Kirby, Provost, Dollin, Duncombe, Romar, Beagle and others making up the team you can be damn sure you’re gettin’ some good looks. Each pair of sunglasses is unique in its own way and always representative of the pro behind it. Classic construction makes them a dependable purchase and they’re always coming out with new styles in your favorite shapes, so you’ll never have played out shades again.

New Happy Hour Shades

Happy Hour Group Cover Photo

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How To Clean Skateboard Bearings http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/how-to-clean-skateboard-bearings/ http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/how-to-clean-skateboard-bearings/#respond Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:00:06 +0000 http://blog.skatewarehouse.com/?p=13336 How To Clean Skateboard Bearings CoverHas your roll slowed and you don't know why? Got a squeaky mess down below and don't know what to do? Well say goodbye to hard pushes with no rewards and forget that irritating noise that gets you vibed out at the park — you're going to learn How To Clean Skateboard Bearings. Pick up a Bones Bearing Cleaning Unit and let's get started!

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How To Clean Skateboards Bearings SW Bearing

Has your roll slowed and you don’t know why? Got a squeaky mess down below and don’t know what to do? Well say goodbye to hard pushes with no rewards and forget that irritating noise that gets you vibed out at the park, Skate Warehouse is here to give you a step by step breakdown on How To Clean Skateboard Bearings and we’ve got pictures and everything!

Sometimes your skateboard bearings are too far-gone and flat out need to be replaced. It happens. But in many instances getting a smooth roll going is just a little time and elbow grease away. If you have Bones, Independent, Black Panthers or any other bearings with a removable rubber shield, here is our breakdown on how to clean your bearings. We’ll keep you rolling faster, longer.

Before we get started, you’re going to need a few things:

  • A clean, dry workspace
  • Clean, dry rags (preferably lint free)
  • Cleaning solvent, any household cleaner/degreaser will work. I prefer Simple Green.
  • Some kind of container to hold the bearings and solvent. I like the Bones Bearing Cleaning Unit, but a disposable cup or tupperware will do. (Don’t use something you’re going to put food in later!)
  • A thumbtack or small nail.
  • Bearing lube, such as Bones Speed Cream (NOT WD-40!).
  • Canned air.
  • A skateboard with some crusty bearings (duh!).

Now you should be ready to go!

How To Clean Skateboard Bearings

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Your first step is removing the bearings from the wheels. Remove the first axle nut from your truck. Set the nut and your top axle washer aside.

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Hold your wheel so that only the inner bearing is on the axle, then using the wheel as leverage and the axle as the fulcrum, remove the inner bearing. Flip the wheel over and repeat for the outside bearing.

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Set your wheel aside and place your bearings on a clean rag, replace your axle washer and nut to the truck so as not to lose them. Repeat these steps for the remaining three wheels.

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Once all of your bearings are removed from the wheels, it’s time to pop those shields off. Put the tip of the thumbtack or small nail in between the bearing’s inner race and the shield and carefully pry the shield off. If your bearings have rubber shields on both sides, repeat this step for the other side then for the other seven bearings. Set the shields aside with your bearings.

Now is a good time to check to see if your bearings are ready to be cleaned — or if they need to be replaced. If the crown is broken it’s time to replace that bearing, unless you can find a replacement crown.

We’ll now explain how to clean your bearings with the Bones Bearing Cleaning Unit (BCU).

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Remove the cap and then remove the wing nut and spacers from the bolt in the cap. Starting with a bearing, load all bearings and spacers onto the bolt alternately (bearing, spacer, bearing, spacer, and so on) until all bearings and spacers are on. Then tighten with the wing nut.

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Fill the BCU one-third to one-half way full with the proper mixture of cleaning solvent and water (see label of your cleaning solvent for the correct dilution ratio). I like to clean my shields with my bearings. If you choose to do so, pop those bad boys in the BCU.

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Screw the cap back on, make sure it’s nice and tight and then shake it up! Shake for about a minute and then drain. Fill with water and shake again for another minute. Then drain again! If your shields are in there make sure not to lose ‘em. Remove your bearings from the spindle. Place them and your shields on a clean rag.

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Dry the bearings as best as you can with the rag. Remove the remaining moisture with some canned air. Place completely dry bearings on another clean rag. Once you have completed this, remove all dirt and moisture from your shields and set them with your bearings.

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Lubricate your bearings, one or two drops of Speed Cream per bearing is all you need. Once lubed, pop your shields back in with your thumb.

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Install your bearings into your wheels and back onto your board. If you need help with this check out our guide on how to insert and remove bearings. Now you’re ready to roll!

How To Clean Skateboard Bearings Recap

  1. Remove your wheels from your trucks, your bearings from your wheels and your shields from your bearings.
  2. Submerge and shake in cleaning solvent.
  3. Remove bearings from container and dry thoroughly.
  4. Lubricate and install shields.
  5. Install your bearings into your wheels, then onto your board!

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Boombotix Rex

Skate Warehouse is stoked to have another new brand on our shelves! We’re especially excited about the new Boombotix speakers, a speaker unlike any other. Boombotix is a new speaker brand out of San Francisco with a mission to make music versatile, portable and shareable. Quickly finding a home in the bike community, the Boombot is used largely by bike messengers and gnarly city commuters. These folks like the Bot because you could clip it right to your shoulder strap and hit the streets. It was only a matter of time before it made its way into the world of skateboarding. We like Boombotix for bike rides, sure, but we really like it for skating. Take your music with you and leave behind the annoyance of an earbud. Headphones have their place, in airplanes and libraries. The Boombot is made for the road.

Skate Warehouse is offering the Boombot Rex in several different colorways. One of the features of the bot is the interchangeability between them. The Bot comes with a top screen that easily pops off, opening up a world of customizability. When you order a Bot we’re offering up a second lid for free in your color choice! We even heard a rumor about an exclusive Skate Warehouse Boombot coming in the near future! Get a look at the details the Boombot below.

Boombotix Speakers

Boombotix Rex HOME

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The Boombot REX is a new evolution of smart speakers!

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A higher capacity battery with 50% longer battery life, side mounted in/out ports and a new top mounted button interface with improved ergonomics means bigger and better Bots!

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boombotix free kit

Get creative and swap out parts to give your Boombot a customized look! Get your second lid in you choice of color for free when you purchase a Bot!

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Connect to iPods, smartphones, tablets and laptops using the wireless Bluetooth technology of the Boombot Rex. Stream, switch tracks and still deal with your phone calls on the fly. Bring music to where you enjoy it most without worrying about breakage. Boombotix is built for an active lifestyle.

Made with a revolutionary acoustic and industrial design as well as a noise-canceling microphone. The built-in clip let’s you stay connected while keeping your phone safely in your pocket.

Boombotix Anatomy

Boombotix Parts

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Boombotix Breakdown

  • Full Fidelity Stereo: Dual 36mm drivers that guarantee full fidelity across genres
  • Ruggedized: Soft touch coating on a hard ABS housing for true durability
  • Water resistant: Wear it in rain or while shredding snow
  • Bass Woofer: Maximizes low end frequency response without increasing power consumption
  • Rechargeable: Boombotix Portable Speakers come with a medical grade rechargeable battery
  • Custom-eyes-able: Buy more then one and swap out parts
  • Handsfree Phone: Pick up or reject your calls
  • Wireless playback: Bluetooth technology plays audio wirelessly

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