Skateboarding in Music, Film, TV & Sports Posted January 26, 2009 I'd enjoy writing a paragraph or two about the board, but I'd enjoy more just sending you a link to all the questions you need..... answered. Oh and sorry man, I've never even heard of tailbones. :/ What are they for? To not have your tail not get razor-tailed? Thanks for that link. Yeah, a tailbone just protects the tail of your board. I use my tail to stop 90% of the time and it's totally shredded. I'll need a tailbone for my new board(s). Maybe you should learn to stop without giving your board razor tail Yeah, weather has been shit around here too. I would if I could do power slides, but the board I have now doesn't have the best wheels for it...plus my balance isn't perfect. I've just been skateboarding in my basement because the weather is shit. I can't wait until it gets nicer out. I'd be happy with 45 degree weather at this point. I'm still trying to pick between an Alien Workshop board or Rodney Mullen's "Uber light" Almost board. The Almost board dropped from being $110 to $70...so I might get that. Does anyone here have any kind of experience with putting skateboards together? If so, how hard is it to do? I'd assume it's not that difficult, but any kind tips would be great. EDIT: IDEA!!! For those of us that skate, we should post pictures of some skate spots that we go to. I guess non-skaters could post some pictures too if you find a spot with a potential line. I'll probably get to this when the weather gets a little nicer...although I do have some videos that I haven't put together yet...hmmm Powersliding isn't a great way to stop, you'll just flat spot your wheels. A better way to stop is to let the heel of your back foot hang off your tail, and use that to slow you down so you don't get razor tail. I prefer to slide one foot on the ground until I slow down enough, but that's just me. Grip your board, put bearings in your wheels, screw the wheels to your trucks, bolt the trucks to your board. There's not much to it.