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Being part of the skateboard culture is something many outsiders can not and never will understand. Skate punks are slackers we always hear, and you know what, that's just fine with us. It does not matter what others think, because they are the ones missing out on the thrills and adrenaline pumping action of being on that ramp and grinding through life.

You see, these people do not understand the way we express ourselves, but other skate punks do, and really that's all that matters is not it? Of course, some skateboarders can go overboard trying to trick out their boards and just look like posers. So what are some cool ways to trick out your board and express yourself?

Many skateboarders love to throw stickers and decals on their decks. Others love to get a custom paint job. Some do both. No matter which way you do it, this is a great way to give your board a unique look and separate it from the pack.

One of my favorite ways to trick out my board is using different colored wheels. You can use four of the same color, or four different colors. I prefer to have two different colors, but it is entirely up to you. You are the one expressing yourself on your board not me!

Some skateboarders will go crazy with their grip tape and use all sorts of whacked colors. You can find grip tape in almost every color under the rainbow, so do not be afraid to experiment and get a little crazy! If you do not like the looks, you can always take it off, right?

There are so many products on the market to accessorize your board, that the possibilities are endless. Of course, you will want to keep in mind that stickers, logos, decals and such can leave a tacky residue on your board when you take them off. You can usually scrape it away, but it can be a pain. Or you could be lazy and cover it with grip tape like me!

Tricking out your board is all about expressing yourself. For some of us, we love to go all out, for others, keeping it basic is just cool with them. Just remember to have fun and do what you want. Remember, originate, do not imitate!

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Source by William Jason