Why is My Skateboard Turning By Itself

There are a few reasons why your board might be turning, but if it’s always leaning towards one side of the truck then you should check out what is going on with those bushings.

The likelihood that this will happen increases, even more, when we factor in how many obstacles there may have been during each turn – meaning there could’ve easily been several objectives touching both sides at some point!

Bushings are the key to making your truck turn. They come in different hardness levels, which affect how flexible they will be for you as a skater and what type of tricks can be done on them with varying degrees of success depending upon where exactly these bushings land within their categories: hard vs soft etc.

Well, this is a bit of an unusual problem. Have you noticed that your bushings are always popping off to one side when turning in certain patterns? It might be time for some adjusting!

Try leaning on the opposite foot while skating and see if that helps bring everything back into balance again before moving on to another task or sport with less impactful movement such as dancing (no really).

Another possible cause for your skateboard turning itself is that its bushings might be damaged. You will probably need to replace them if this happens, but there are cracks in some cases which can also lead t shaking when driving along with other symptoms like noisy vibration or rough drive erosion.

You may have a loose or out-of-true kingpin – in which case you will need to tighten it up.

Whether you ride a street or dirtboard, it’s important to have the right hardware for your truck and wheels. The parts I am referring to here are those that hold your trucks onto each other as well as an advisory pin that goes through one side of their kingpin before connecting them all in some way so nothing breaks when riding!

When you tighten up all the loose bolts, your truck should be straight again. It’s also possible that some of them aren’t tight enough and it twists just a tiny bit when going into turns or hill starts! You can fix this by making sure every single screw is flush against its respective hole in both boards- from left to right as well as front-back again so there isn’t any wiggle room for movement at either end.

I hope my explanation was clear.


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Hi everyone, I am Ashley, live in Sheffield, England. I'm a Boardsports enthusiast and I've been skateboarding streets since my childhood. As to this site, the goal is to help beginner riders find their perfect equipment so they can have an enjoyable experience on whatever type of board best suits them- whether it be downhill riding or long boarding! Everything written here should be taken as opinion only because everyone's preferences are different, but at least now there will always seem less confusion when looking for gear online.

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