Truck bolts, also known as shorties, bolt packs and nuts and bolts, are crucial components of skateboards. They connect the deck to the trucks, so it’s essential to not use the wrong bolts on your board. Truck bolts are created specifically for skateboards with self-locking nuts and they are often sold as a pack with complementary tool. Although there will be time you’ll need to tighten them, they are expected to remain secure and snug. Get your truck bolts by Independent, Plus Reserve, Shake Junt, Shortys and Sushi, right here at Yakwax and enjoy our amazing FREE UK delivery!
A skateboard setup won’t be complete without proper bolts and nuts. Skateboard nuts and bolts are designed to fit thoroughly in the holes of your deck and your trucks. These holes are basically located on a flat plate where it mounts the truck onto the deck. The self-locking bolts are designed to secure the truck in place with impact of movement and vibration in mind.
Skateboard bolts come in various shapes and length. The types of bolts you use is simply a matter of personal preference.
Countersunk Bolts - This is the most common type that skaters use, where the bolts are set in the deck to develop a levelled surface for smooth skating experience.
Raised Head Bolts - This type is specifically designed for drop-through longboards and special materials in longboard construction.
Allen Bolts - These bolts have 6-sided socket and Allen-bolt packs with keys.
Phillips Bolts - It comes with a cross-shaped socket that can be adjusted easily using a Phillips screwdriver.
Random Bolts - These bolts require to be hammered in order to attach them into a deck. To tighten the nuts, a skate tool is also needed.
Explore our rad selection of truck bolts for building or upgrading your own complete skateboard. We carry top skateboard hardware brands Independent, Plus Reserve, Shake Junt, Shortys and Sushi – all with superb FREE UK delivery when you order today at Yakwax!