The life of a skateboard isn't always easy. With its wooden deck and steel trucks, it may seem very sturdy at first sight. But when you skate, and particularly when you do tricks, your board suffers some very big impacts. If you have your weight too far back and fall off, your board might go flying into a wall or - even worse - into a corner. And when you land your tricks, your feet aren't necessarily over the bolts (if only they were, we and our boards would all be much happier...). The combination of impacts, twisting and exposure to sunlight, rain and damp will damage your skateboard.
But there are still some things you can do to give your skateboard a fighting chance of lasting longer. Your body and your wallet will both thank you for taking good care of your skateboard.