My New Skateboard

Just put this together and it feels good. My little street truck. I wanted a short, low-to-ground board, so cut down my old Tamalpais board and added risers and some really good trucks and wheels from Loaded Boards. Turns really well, still in testing stage. Gonna notch out 4 corners to avoid board rubbing against wheels on sharp turns. Possibly I’ll reconfigure with a board maybe 3″ longer.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

11 Responses to My New Skateboard

  1. I'm not crazy about the brakes. Having to keep a heel ready to hit the brake detracts from the pure joy of skating. I keep meaning to try it on a long downhill run, but haven't gotten around to it.

  2. Thanks for this Lloyd!
    My Daughter has a board now (She's 9), but now my gears are turning and I'd like to make her one that's a little more maneuverable and tailored to her needs.

  3. Re: Brakes… I guess that hitting the brake by accident must be in the back of your mind as well when you are riding. Does it seem to brake hard enough that it would bring your board to a halt so quickly that it could throw you off the board?

  4. Thank you Lloyd.

    And thank you for your blog. It is such a wealth of information on so many different subjects. I really really appreciate what you do.

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