If you are new to longboarding or skateboarding, there is nothing like the look and feel of a brand new board. With all the smooth edges and sweet graphics, you would love to keep your new ride in great condition for as long as possible. When I received my first longboard, I felt this way. Soon, however, I realized that I had better get over it. Longboards and skateboards are meant to be used and abused. That are made to be destroyed.
There are people out there who love to take care of their stuff. I am one of them. If I pay a lot of money for something, I like to take care of it and make it last as long as possible. For some items, taking good care to protect the item makes sense. You just take care of the item as you use it, and hope it lasts a long time. For other items, though, you have to be willing to do some damage to them to get use out of them. A longboard, skateboard, or snowboard is a prime example. Even your favorite pair of shoes is going to be subject to wear and tear. So, instead of worrying about every little dent or ding to your board, get out there and skate! Skate it until it breaks and then buy another board. Trust me, longboarding will be much more enjoyable if you don’t worry about the small things.