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Minilogo SkateboardYour "Setup" is all of the pieces and parts that go into your skateboard. It's pretty rare to find two skaters with the same setup, and hearing about what other skaters use, and why, is a great way to learn about new options, and pick fights.

So what's your skateboard setup? I've got a new page where you can describe your setup, and even post a couple of pictures if you want to! Check out Reader Stories: Skateboard Setups. It's weird what we end up feeling comfortable with. I rode an old used beat up blank deck for years! I'm sure your setup is more exciting than mine - go post about it, and see what other skaters are riding! And if you have more than one skateboard in your quiver, sweet - tell us about 'em all!


December 15, 2009 at 11:53 am
(1) mat says:

Board: Girl
Trucks: Thunder
Grip: Mob
Wheels: Spitfire
Bearings: Bone reds
Shoes: Emerica reynold 3s

December 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm
(2) Nick says:

Board: Mini Logo
Wheels: Pig 53

December 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm
(3) brendan says:

board:planb pat duffy
wheels:dont know but im pretty sure there speed demond
other board
trucks mcgill….just of a random board i found on my road

December 15, 2009 at 8:45 pm
(4) Austin says:

Board: Rasa Libre
Trucks: Tensor Magnesium
Wheels: Spitfires
Bearings: Bones Reds
Hardwear: dont know
Griptape: MOB

December 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm
(5) Mitch says:

Deck: Blank
Trucks: Krux
Wheels: Hubba
Barrings: Lucky

December 16, 2009 at 11:28 pm
(6) K-Dizzle says:

Bearings:Bones reds
Other Board
Wheels: Flip
Bearings: bones reds


December 16, 2009 at 11:54 pm
(7) Asher says:

Board: Real
Trucks: Thunder Lites
Wheels: Spitfire classic 49mm
Bearings: Rush abec 7 titanium

December 17, 2009 at 6:39 pm
(8) foshizzlin says:

8.0 creature
7.75 indy keep it old school
54mm spitfires there like 35mm and all flatspoted now…..=(
hard ware and grip is all the same
my bearings suck

keep it real with sum sick emerica. rock em every day

December 20, 2009 at 10:12 am
(9) Maxime Mballa says:

Board: Iron Fist
Wheels: dunno
Bearings: Pig
Wheels: Dunno
Trucks: Iron Fist
Grip: dunno
Shoes: Emerica n Globe (Which would you pick between the 2)
Baker and Mob FKD

January 20, 2010 at 9:25 pm
(10) Adrian Aumentado says:

Deck:Urban Sk8ter Speaker Series
Grip:Mob Grip,Black Magic
Truck:Urban Sk8ter
Wheels:Cliche and Element
Bearings:FKD Ryan Sheckler
Shoes:Etnies or Any Good Skate Shoes

January 26, 2010 at 4:42 pm
(11) DoubleHellRaiser says:

Deck: Almost Uber Light
Trucks: Destructo Rail Killers
Bearings: Bones Swiss Ceramic
Wheels: Spitfire Big Head 50mm
Grip: Black Magic
Shoes: Nike SB Classic

February 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm
(12) skate says:

Board: Plan B Pro-lite
Grip: Mob
Wheels: Plan B premium urethane
Bearings: FKD abec 5
Trucks: Silver A-Class

February 14, 2010 at 6:51 pm
(13) Primoslide86 says:

Deck:Almost Mullen Bumper Stix
7.5 inches.
Shoes:Vans or DC…either
works,but I prefer Vans.

March 18, 2010 at 6:45 pm
(14) jakeyboii says:

Board:gareth stehr zombie deck
Trucks:Royal 5.0 evo skatemental trucks
Wheels:Spitfire muti-ball 51mm
Shoes:Fallen chief mids

April 5, 2010 at 12:52 am
(15) Yellow Menace says:

Board: enjoi Wino Louie Barletta
Trucks: Indy 139 mm(I think) raw
Wheels: Spitfire enternals 53mm black(don’t get them!)
Bearings: Lucky ABEC 3
Griptape: Mob
Hardware: Iron Horse
Shoes: Adidas SuperSkate

May 25, 2010 at 9:49 am
(16) niccoprolite says:

deck:plan b prolite public series paul rodriguez

trucks:tensor magnesium response

wheels:plan b pj ladd

bearings:fkd brandon biebel abec 7

hardware:speed demon allen


August 12, 2010 at 9:09 pm
(17) chris chizzle says:

Board: Superior
Trucks: Thunder
Grip: Black Magic
Wheels: Bones
Bearings: Bones swiss
Hardware: Shorty’s

August 17, 2010 at 8:20 am
(18) sam says:

board – santa cruz
trucks – enuff
wheels- dark star
bearings – bones reds

August 17, 2010 at 8:25 am
(19) Keifer says:

Board: DGK
Trucks: Royal
Wheels: Spitfire
Bearings: Bones
Grip: Mob
Shoes: DC, Airwalk

August 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm
(20) Logan says:

Deck – Girl, Olsen
Trucks – Thunder, Herman
Wheels – Ricta, Lutzka
Bearings – Destructo, Sendai
Hardware – Shake Junt, Bag-o-Bolts
Grip – MOB
Shoes – Lakai, Manchester Selects

August 17, 2010 at 9:25 pm
(21) matthew says:

deck: alien workshop heith
Trucks: independents
Bearings: bones red
Wheels: bones

August 18, 2010 at 3:35 am
(22) marcus says:

DECK-zoo york

August 18, 2010 at 7:55 pm
(23) mc rooster says:

8.25 habitat
139 indys
53mm spitfire parkburners
modus bearings
vans shoes

August 18, 2010 at 8:02 pm
(24) Jose says:

As a 45 year old who is starting his love affair with skateboarding again, I have the following the following toys:
Decks: ZERO and 10 inch Powell &Peralta
Grip tape: Mob
Trucks: Tensor and Thunder
Bearings: Bones Reds
Wheels: Bones SPF’s
Shoes: Fallen Troopers and Rippers

August 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm
(25) Dylan says:

Deck: American Zero
Trucks: Krux
Wheels: Ricta
Bearings: Bones Reds
Hardware: Diamonds

August 23, 2010 at 3:54 pm
(26) Dylan says:

Deck: American Zero
Trucks: Krux
Wheels: Ricta, White Lightning Formula
Bearings: Bones Reds
Hardware: Diamonds

August 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm
(27) Stephen says:

I’m pretty much starting out (still working on ollies!) despite being in my early twenties – I came to skateboarding late!

I upgraded my skateboard considerably on my last birthday with the help of my wonderful fiancee and my best male buddy, and my current set-up is:

Deck: Urban Beach – seems fairly hardwearing although it’s starting to look rather beat up now. I intend to replace this as soon as I can as it’s an 8-ply, quite heavy, and although I don’t have a lot of experience, it seems to me the ‘pop’ is limited. I’m thinking of upgrading to an Enuff deck, although my dream deck would be a P2.

Trucks: brand new Venom trucks, glossy black, and as far as I can tell they are very nice indeed. Certainly look fantastic and seem very strong. Thank you Maria!

Wheels: Also from my fiancee, these are Enuff Corelites – beautiful to look at and sweet quality. My old Urban Beach wheels died rapidly, but these are showing signs of lasting for years to come…

Bearings: I’ve got a thing for Enuff, these are Enuff Chrome bearings from my best male friend (best female one being my fiancee of course) – these are truly amazing bearings, and a fraction of the cost of Bones REDS at that! Very fast, super smooth and almost silent, they are lubricated with Militec oil and sped my skateboard up to approximately three times what it was like before (although it must be said that the previous bearings were truly awful…) I think whatever I do with my skateboarding, my bearings are always going to have to be Enuff – I think they suit me very well.

October 5, 2010 at 5:27 am
(28) mee says:

Deck: an element thriftwood shape 9 (don’t know the name)
Trucks: venture 7.5
Wheels: bones 100′s (54mm)
Bearings: bombers bearings

October 6, 2010 at 9:23 pm
(29) Zak(ariya) says:

Just got into riding and picked up my board 2 days ago. Rode it for the first time today cuz its been raining all week and it was finally dry today. I got……

Deck: Alien Workshop Moonpop
Trucks: Venture
Griptape: Mob
Bearings: Rush
Wheels: Spitfire 52mm
Hardware: Iron Horse
Shoes: Vans Chukka Low

October 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm
(30) neal says:

deck enjoi caswell big paycheck
wheels spitfire bigheads
trucks independent stage 10
bearings fkd abec 7 sheckler
hardware ccs
grip mob
shoes adio kenny v2 gt

October 27, 2010 at 10:38 pm
(31) peyton says:

deck: plan b
grip tape:mob

November 14, 2010 at 7:31 am
(32) edd says:

deck: flip p2 rowley 8″.
trucks: destructo 5.0 mid yellow.
bearings: bones reds.
wheels: ricta allstars 54mm team wheel.
hardware: indepandant 1 1/4″.
grip: mob.
shockpads(optional): indepandant 1/4″.
shoes; etnies mids.

November 20, 2010 at 10:12 pm
(33) pat says:

board- Almost Impact Support V4 Haslam 7.75 or
Almost Double Impact Intro Mullen 7.7
trucks- Tensor Magnesium Response Mid 5.25 or
Venture Pink and Black
wheels- Ricta Chrome Cores Arto Saari 54mm Gunmetal
Bones STF Fellers Skull 52mm
bearings- Bones Redz
grip- Jessup
Shorty’sBlack Magic
hardware- ATM 1″ Wonders
shoes- Globe (sponsor), Circa, éS, Emerica, and Osiris

November 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm
(34) hope says:

Deck: Cliche w/black magic grip
Trucks: Silver M’s
Wheels: Spitfire cores
Bearings: Bones Reds
Shoes- Manchester Selects, Adio Riviera’s

November 25, 2010 at 12:38 am
(35) Jarrett says:

Deck: Leo Romero Stay Gold Toy Machine
Trucks: Thunder Sonoras
Wheels: Ricta All-Star Chromes
Bearings: Bones Swiss
Griptape: SHAKE JUNT!
Hardware SHAKE JUNT!
Shoes: Rockin’ Emerica G-Codes!!! and the Reynold’s Cruisers

Stay Gold motherfruckersss.

January 1, 2011 at 7:03 am
(36) Eddie says:

Deck: Almost Haslam 8-Ply Epoxy
Trucks: Indy Reynolds Stage X
Wheels: Cliché
Bearings: Redz

January 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm
(37) Daniel says:

Deck: Girl Head Over Heels for Mike Mo
Trucks: TK Ventures
Wheels: Bones STF
Hardware: Independent
Griptape: Jessup
Bearings: Bones Red
Shoes: Manchester Selects/ Mike Mo EDT, Eras, Old Skools, and High Sk8

January 4, 2011 at 10:05 am
(38) Ryan says:

well at the moment im just running a basic enuff board that i got for £65 at the sports shop :) runs well, have yet to test it on ramps mind…

shoes: airwalk – metal heads. good, comfortable, havent broken on me yet. will be gettin some vans soon enough

January 7, 2011 at 3:14 am
(39) Edge says:

Board – plan b torey pudwill p2 response
trucks – thunder titanium lights
Wheels – bones 100′s
bearings – bones super reds
griptape – MOB

January 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm
(40) stefano says:

deck:alein workshop
wheels:spitfire 53mm
bearing:bones red

January 10, 2011 at 5:12 pm
(41) tristan says:

deck:blueprint:(sponsers my shop i go to so i got this deck that has shop name its actually really nice)
bearings: alien workshop sonic abec3
wheels:some crappy ones(gettin new ones)
hardware and grip tape:idk

March 16, 2011 at 5:04 am
(42) Bendik 5174 says:

Deck: Baker
Trucks: Thunder
Wheels: Spitfire 52mm
Griptape: Mob
Shoes: Adio

March 20, 2011 at 11:35 am
(43) Skatefan says:

board:Plan B
Trucks:Magnesium Tensors
grip:black jessup
Shoes:Mens royal red DC rob dyrdek
bearings:bones super reds

March 25, 2011 at 8:38 am
(44) gav says:

boards: flip p2 geoff rowley x 2 almost impact pudwill 7.9
trucks: destructo 5.0 mids x4 ventures
wheels: ricta allstar chomecores jerry shu and ricta allsstars blue
bearings:bones swiss and bones reds
grip: mob
hardware: Independant
shoes: duffs, eitnies, dc, element, adidias

September 6, 2011 at 9:12 am
(45) Big Mack says:

Almost – double impact Cooper deck
Spitfire- f1 wheels
Destructo- superlight rasta trucks
Mob- grip tape
Bones- reds super bearings
Shorty’s- hardware
Globe- shoes

September 29, 2011 at 1:17 am
(46) Magi says:

Deck: Plan b team
Trucks: Indepent
Wheels : Bones stf 50mm
Grip Tape: Shake Junt
Bearings: Bones Reds
Hardware: Diamond
Shoes: Vans Vulcanized

November 20, 2011 at 8:24 am
(47) galen thatcher says:

board: nyjah huston element
trucks: thunder lights
wheels: element 52mm
bearings: black panther lights

February 27, 2012 at 2:27 am
(48) Jc Rivera says:

Deck: Plan b
Trucks: ventures
Bushings: bones
Wheels: Rictas 51mm
Griptape: Grizzly grip
Bearings: bones super reds
Hardware: diamond

March 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm
(49) Max Williams says:

Deck: Baker
Trucks: Venture
Bearings: Bones Super Reds
Wheels: Spitfire F1 52 mm
Griptape: Shake Junt
Hardware: Dimond

March 18, 2012 at 4:22 pm
(50) Luka Jurix says:

Deck : Toy Machine monsterface 8.1
Trucks: Independet Geoff Rowley
Wheels: Bones 52 mm
Bearings: MiniLogo
Griptape: Jessup
Hardware: PIG
Shoes: Dekline Paxton black-purple

March 20, 2012 at 10:56 am
(51) Eddy says:

Deck: Chris Cole Zero (7.5′)
Trucks: Ventures
Grip: MOB
Wheels: Spitfire F1 street burners (51 mm)
Bearings: Bones Super Reds

April 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm
(52) mark says:

deck:8.0 plan b
trucks:139 independent stage 10 w/ 95a kontrol bushings
wheels:bones stf standard 52mm
hardware: shorty’s 1 inch
bearings:bones super reds w/ spacers and washers

April 21, 2012 at 10:45 pm
(53) Anthony says:

Trucks: destructo
Wheels: Autobahn
Bearings: bones reds

May 3, 2012 at 9:04 pm
(54) hector says:

grip tape:grizzle
bearings:bones reds

May 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm
(55) Zac says:

Board- Real Low Pro HUF 7.75
Grip- Grizzly
Hardware- Diamond/Shorty’s
Trucks-Independent Hollow Lite Kostons
Bushings- Bones
Bearings- Bones Super Reds Swiss
Wheels- Bones Street Tech Formula
Shoes- Nike SB Janoski’s/Lakais

May 22, 2012 at 5:45 pm
(56) alex says:

deck:foundation 8.25 X 31.75
trucks:thunder lights
wheels:oj straight razor 51mm 100A
bearings:shake junt 7s
grip:mob regular black
shoes:vans chucka lows

July 6, 2012 at 5:56 am
(57) Andrian Finks says:

Board – Element 7.75
Trucks – Destructo Low
Blank Black Griptape
Ordinary nuts and bolts
Wheels – Bones SPF 53 Popo
Bearings – Shake Junt Abec 5

September 25, 2012 at 5:40 pm
(58) simon says:

deck – toy machine 7.8
trucks – tensor mags low
wheels – bones stf 50mm
Bearings – bones reds
risers – none
Hardware – yellow
Shoes – adidas gonz

September 29, 2012 at 2:11 am
(59) badger says:

Deck: real
Wheels: spitfire classics
Bearings: mini logo
Trucks: independent
Grip: mob
Shoes: Globe

October 27, 2012 at 8:38 am
(60) jake says:

deck: element team edition level
wheels: spitfire streetburners daewon song
bearings: mini logo
trucks: destructo
grip tape: mob
shoes: nike sb and èS

November 4, 2012 at 1:06 am
(61) Someone says:

Deck: ATM
Wheels: Spitfire
Bearings: Destructo
Trucks: Ventures
Grip: MOB
Shoes: Nike SB

November 5, 2012 at 1:26 pm
(62) Diego says:

Deck – SK8MAFIA 8.06 OG

Grip – The one that came with tha board

Trucks – Independent stage10 149

Wheels – Spitfire Bighead 52mm

Bearings – Bones REDS

Shoes – Vans Dustin Dollin DD spawn

November 20, 2012 at 10:28 pm
(63) chase weir says:

Board: element Duhh
Bearrings: bone swiss
Wheels: bones
Trucks: independents
Grip: mob
Hardware: element
Risers: Risers are gay

December 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm
(64) Jack Brophy says:

Board: Mindless calamari crusier deck 6mm tail, 4.5mm nose.
Bearrings: ABEC 7
Wheels: Pewell Perelta 60mm steve cabellero
Trucks: Reverese kingpins
Hardware: elemen
Wheel wheels to stop the wheelbite

December 13, 2012 at 1:02 pm
(65) roberto ramirez says:


December 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm
(66) nicky says:

board: almost [double impact]

trucks: royal [black]

wheels: bones

bearings: bones reds

grip: mob grip

this is the perfect setup for any skater thats wants to land their most wanted tricks

December 27, 2012 at 4:39 am
(67) derrick says:

board; plan b
trucks; thunder
wheels; bones or spitfire
bearings; bones reds
grip tape;mob

January 2, 2013 at 10:04 pm
(68) Arrman says:

Deck: Plan B, DGK, Element, Girl, Enjoi and Almost (skated all and all are good)

Trucks: Plan B (was on a complete), Thunder, Tensor and Independent

Wheels: Spitfire, Plan B, Bones and Ricta

Bearings: Bones Swiss Ceramic, Spitfire Cheapshot, Element Thriftwood and Bones RED

Grip Tape: Doesn’t really matter mob is my normal grip tape

Hardware: Doesn’t matter i use Shorty’s

Shoes: Vans, Converse, Etnies and Supra is my favourite because they look cool and awesome designs

January 13, 2013 at 4:44 am
(69) hamster on crack says:

Wheels:52mm bones
Hardware:Diamond supply

January 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm
(70) John says:

Deck: Plan B
Trucks: Venture Standards:
Grip: Mob
Wheels: Spitfire Classics
Bearings: Bones Reds
Shoes: Nike SB

March 3, 2013 at 11:53 am
(71) Frankie says:

Deck: Death Skateboards Reverse 7.5″

Trucks: Enuff 5.0

Grip: MOB

Wheels: Toy Machine 52mm

Bearings: Toy Machine Abec7 Purples

Hardware: Standard Route One

March 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm

Deck : Almost 8.0”

Trucks : Indys . Duh

March 10, 2013 at 12:52 am
(73) Momo says:

Deck: Zero 7.75 3 skull black.
Trucks: Thunder 145 switching to Independent 129
Bushings: Bones
Bearings: Independent switching back to bones.
Wheels : Bones Sierra fellers donuts 50mm
Grip: Jessup switching to mouse by mob .
Hardware: Shake Junt.

March 16, 2013 at 3:39 pm
(74) Momo says:

Board: Zero 7.75 3 skull
Grip:Grizzly stamp white.
Trucks: Thunder 145 low
Bearings; Bones Reds
Bushings: bones
Hardware :shake Junt
Stickers; Bones s.j Infinity skate shop.

April 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm
(75) Joonbug Loco says:

Deck- Powell Peralta Mike McGill pig
Trucks- Independent 169s with Doh doh Bushings
Bearings- Gmn
Wheels- Rat Bones 60mm 85a


Vision Mark Gonzalez
with Independent 169s, Vision Blurr wheels, Lucky hardware, Shake junt abec 5 bearings , mob grip

May 22, 2013 at 11:16 am
(76) sk8r says:

deck: blank (its cheeper and lasts a while)
Trucks: Theeve
Wheels: Spitfire street burners – Sean malto
bearings: bones reds
hardware: independent
skate tool: unit 7
Skate shoes: Habitats or stefan Janoski

Cheep setup but very efficient funds and can be replaced very easily.. lasts about 4 months the deck… and the rest of the set up last about a year depending on how good you are. I skate intensively and those are my estimate time lengths these last.

May 22, 2013 at 4:49 pm
(77) Elena says:

Enjoi deck, mob tape, speed demon trucks, reds bearings, and spitfire wheels

May 29, 2013 at 11:46 pm
(78) Deathwish says:

Deck: deathwish 8.12 slash horror series
Trucks: thunder artillery lights one with bones soft bushings (I’m a really skinny person)
Wheels: bones 52mm haslam Poseidon or spitfire Sean malto 52 mm swirls
Bearings: bones super reds
Griptape: shake junt purple and yellow
Hardware: shake junt

June 3, 2013 at 11:10 pm
(79) jasim says:

deck: zero 8.0 (i like chris cole)
trucks: tensor magnesiums (light, yet durable)
wheels:bones stf 53mm v3 (never flatspot!)
bearings: bones reds
grip: mob grip
hardware: shorty’s
filming board:
deck: blank shop deck
trucks: old indies
wheels: bones stf 57mm( big wheels for smooth filming)
bearings: bones reds
grip: mob
hardware: i dont know
SHOES: emerica herman g6 all day son

July 19, 2013 at 4:54 pm
(80) eazy says:

Deck: Ambassadors 8.0
Grip: Jessup
Trucks: Orion superior 139mm
Hardware: Shake junt
Wheels: Plan B 50mm
Bushings: Thunder 90d
Bearings: Bones Reds
Shoes: Nike SB koston 1
Tool: Zero

July 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm
(81) daniel says:

deck : mystery heavy weights
trucks : independent
grip : shake junt !
wheels : spitfire
bearings : bones reds
shoes : Emerica Liver Pool

August 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm
(82) jack says:

Deck: Plan B

Trucks: independent trucks

wheels: bones

bearings: bones super reds

Griptape: grizzly grip

October 19, 2013 at 11:41 pm
(83) Some kid says:

Board:Zero chris cole
Trucks:thunder lights
Wheels:bones stf
Hardware:shake junt

November 6, 2013 at 7:18 am
(84) Josh says:

Board. Plan b
Trucks. Independent
Wheels. Spitfire
Bearing. Bones super reds
Hardware. Diamonds
Griptape. Grizzly

December 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm
(85) Billy says:

Deck: darkstar 7.5
Trucks: venture lows
Wheels: spittys 51mm
Bearings: bones reds
Bolts: lucky

December 14, 2013 at 9:21 am
(86) 2MuchCoffee says:

Deck: Mini-Logo 7.5 naked wood grain
Trucks: Indy Forged Silver 129mm w/Dooks shock pads
Wheels: Spitfire 52mm
Bearings: Indy
Grip Tape: Indy
Bolts: Iron Horse

December 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm
(87) Cassie says:

Deck : Element
Trucks : Krux
Wheels : Spitfire
Bearings : Shorty`s Black Panther
Grip Tape : Lucky
Hardware : Shorty`s
Risers : NONE

December 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm
(88) risky sk8rs / x libnanii says:

Deck- zero
Bearings-abec7 nd also I have. Abec 9
Hardware-lucky green
Grip-plan b
Shoes-airwalk nd no fear

February 25, 2014 at 12:04 pm
(89) Mohamed h says:

Deck: plan b p-rod jersey
Trucks: Venture trucks
Wheels: Spitfire Wheels
Bearings: Reds bearings
Griptape: Grizzly Griptape

April 10, 2014 at 8:45 am
(90) Shortiee Sanchez says:

toy machine with thunderstorm trucks and bone wheels with grizzely griptape

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