First Tire Change

  • Just performed my first tire change. Vega for Vega—no treads for this fat, flat, and slick guy.

    Found this video tutorial that helped out a ton so I figured that I’d share:

    As everyone says; breaking the bead was a pain in the ass—but there’s no need to bring it to a tire shop. Just put your back into it and follow the video tut tips.

    Getting the tire on was a pain in the ass, too. But again; not impossible.

    The hour or two investment beats the hell out of being without my board for several weeks while FM replaced it for me.

    Tip: You’ll need an air compressor to seat the bead of the new tire. Nothing huge, I used my 6 gal pancake compressor and it did the job perfectly.