Owner's Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL

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Product and Safety Instructions

Thanks for purchasing a TRIDECK skateboard.   Please follow the Product Instructions and Safety Warning below to ensure you get the most enjoyment riding your TRIDECK.

TRIDECK is a unique three wheel skateboard equipped with a standard U brake and an optional use handle. Your TRIDECK is designed to be used as a transportation device and should not be used to do stunts or tricks normally associated with standard four wheel skateboards.

The handle is designed to assist you in learning to operate your TRIDECK.

The U brake is designed to be used with your rear foot and will slow and stop your TRIDECK on a level surface. The use of the U brake requires practice to become proficient and should be undertaken in a safe environment.

IMPORTANT SAFETY

INFORMATION AND WARNINGS

 


The recommended rider age is 13 and older. A rider who is unable to fit comfortably on a TRIDECK should not attempt to ride it. A parent’s decision to allow his or her child to ride a TRIDECK should be based on the child’s maturity, skill, and ability to follow rules.

Keep this product away from small children and remember that it is intended for use only by persons who are, at a minimum, completely comfortable and competent while operating the skateboard.

Persons with any mental or physical conditions that may make them susceptible to injury, impair their physical dexterity or mental capabilities to recognize, understand, and follow safety instructions and to be able to understand the hazards inherent in skateboard use, should not use or be permitted to use a TRIDECK. Persons with heart conditions, head, back or neck ailments (or prior surgeries to these areas of the body), or pregnant women, should be cautioned not to operate a TRIDECK.

DO NOT EXCEED THE WEIGHT LIMIT OF 175 lbs (kg). Understand that rider weight does not necessarily mean a person’s size is appropriate to fit or maintain control of the skateboard.

Before use, check to confirm that there are no cracks or breaks in the TRIDECK frame and/or deck. Check that the brake is functioning properly and that the tires are inflated properly and have sufficient tread remaining prior to use. Your TRIDECK should be maintained and repaired in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, using only the manufacturer’s authorized replacement parts, and should not be modified from the manufacturer’s original design and configuration.

 

 

 


ACCEPTABLE RIDING PRACTICES AND CONDITIONS

Always check and obey any local laws or regulations, which may affect the locations where the TRIDECK may be used. Keep safely away from cars and motor vehicle traffic at all times, and only use where allowed and with caution.

The speed of a TRIDECK can be affected by conditions, such as rider weight, inclines, and tire inflation. Avoid excessive speeds that can be associated with downhill rides.

A detachable handle is provided with your TRIDECK to assist in learning to operate the skateboard.

Do not touch the wheels or brake on your TRIDECK when in use or immediately after riding as these parts can become very hot.

Ride defensively. Watch out for potential obstacles that could catch your wheel or force you “ to swerve suddenly or lose control. Be careful to avoid pedestrians, skaters, skateboards, scooters, bikes, children, or animals that may enter your path, and respect the rights and property of others.

TRIDECK is intended for use on flat, dry surfaces such, as pavement, hard packed sand and dirt, wooden deck pathways, brick and concrete pavers, and short grass without loose debris, such as leaves, rocks or gravel. Wet, slick, bumpy, uneven or rough surfaces may impair traction and contribute to possible accidents. Do not ride your TRIDECK in mud, ice, puddles, or water. Avoid sharp bumps, drainage grates, and sudden surface changes.

 

 

 


Do not attempt or do stunts or tricks on your TRIDECK. Do not ride your TRIDECK at a skateboard park.

Your TRIDECK is not made to withstand abuse from misuse, such as jumping, curb grinding or any other type of stunts. Racing, stunt riding, or other maneuvers also enhance risk of loss of control, or may cause uncontrolled rider actions or reactions.

 

 

 


Do not attempt to ride the TRIDECK upside down. The wheels turn in the opposite direction of the lean making this activity unstable and very dangerous.

Never allow more than one person at a time to ride on a TRIDECK.

Do not ride at night or when visibility is limited.

Never use near steps or swimming pools.

Do not allow hands, feet, hair, body parts, clothing, or similar articles to come in contact with the wheels or brake.

Never use headphones or a cell phone to talk or text when riding.

Never hitch a ride with a vehicle.

Do not ride your TRIDECK in wet or icy weather as these weather conditions will severely affect the performance and the ability to slow or stop your TRIDECK.

Never immerse your TIDECK in water as components could be damaged by water. Clean your TRIDECK by rinsing with clean fresh water and then wipe dry with a clean towel or rag.

Lubricate the wheels of your TRIDECK periodically with a silicon based lubricate and remove any excess with a clean towel or rag.

 

 

 


PROPER RIDING ATTIRE

Always wear proper protective equipment, such as an approved safety helmet (with chin strap securely buckled), elbow pads, and kneepads. A helmet may be legally required by local law or regulation in your area. A long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and gloves are recommended. Always wear athletic shoes (lace-up shoes with rubber soles), never ride barefooted or in sandals, and keep shoelaces tied and out of the way of the wheels and brake.

Diagrams and installation instructions for front wheels and inflating the tires.

ASSEMBLING YOUR TRIDECK

Tools you will need:

 

Front Wheels

Insert the front wheel axles into the frame one at a time. After inserting an axle, screw in the supplied washer and socket cap screw on the innermost side. While holding the axle with your hand, tighten the screw with one of the supplied hex key wrenches. Inflate the tires of the front wheels only; do not inflate the rear wheel. Inflate both tires to the tire pressure specified on the side of the tire. Next, slide one of the front wheels onto the axle and secure it with another washer and screw. Then insert one of the hex keys into the innermost screw, and the other hex key on the outer screw. While holding the wrench on the innermost screw, turn the outer screw clockwise to tighten. Only tighten these screws until they are snug; do not over tighten.

Rear Wheel

Do not inflate the rear tire before putting the rear wheel on the TRIDECK. Remove the nuts and bicycle safety washers from the rear wheel. Slide the rear wheel into the slotted dropouts and push it all the way forward. Replace the bicycle safety washers. Make sure the hooks of the safety washers go into the holes in the dropouts; this will prevent the wheel from sliding out of the slots while tightening the nuts. Next replace the nuts. Tighten the nut on each side with a crescent wrench. Make sure the wheel is centered by looking at the gap between the wheel and the frame on both sides. Alternate between the left and right sides with the wrench until the nuts on both sides are snug. Next inflate the tire to the tire pressure specified on the side of the tire. Once the tire has been inflated, depress the brake pedal with your hand and make sure the brake pads make even contact with the rim on both sides. If the brake pads do not make even contact with both sides of the rim, loosen the nuts on the wheel and make sure the wheel is centered then re-tighten. If the brake still does not make good contact, refer to brake adjustment videos on the TRIDECK.com website.

RIDING YOUR TRIDECK

The TRIDECK is ridden like any other board sport, with one foot leading the other. Your first step will be to determine which foot should lead. The best way to do this is to slide on the floor in your socks in a safe area; the foot that is in the front should be the same foot you lead with on your TRIDECK.

If you ride with your left foot forward, this is referred to as REGULAR. If you ride with your right foot forward this is referred to as GOOFY FOOT. Follow the appropriate instructions below:

REGULAR

Attach the Joystick Trainer by inserting it into the steering stabilizer until the spring button pops into the hole. Place your left hand on the Joystick Trainer and place your left foot on front of the deck with your toes pointing forward. Push with your right foot until you reach the desired speed then put your right foot on the back of the deck perpendicular to the deck. Next turn your front foot so it is also perpendicular. To turn left, lift your toes and shift weight to your heels. To turn right, push your toes down. Use the Joystick Trainer to help stay balanced.  

 

GOOFY FOOT

Attach the Joystick Trainer by inserting it into the steering stabilizer until the spring button pops into the hole. Place your right hand on the Joystick Trainer and place your right foot on front of the deck with your toes pointing forward. Push with your left foot until you reach the desired speed then put your left foot on the back of the deck perpendicular to the deck. Next turn your front foot so it is also perpendicular. To turn right, lift your toes and shift weight to your heels. To turn left push your toes down. Use the Joystick Trainer to help stay balanced.

 

 

 

 

 

If you need to get off the TRIDECK and turn it around, the best way to do this is by picking it up by the rear wheel and moving it into position.

 

The best way to carry your TRIDECK is by holding it by the rear wheel and dragging the front end.

 

WARRANTY

 

Your TRIDECK comes with a one year warranty from the date of purchase. The warranty covers parts that fail due to manufacturing defects. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear. The warranty does not cover labor. For warranty claims, please email support@trideck.com. For service, please visit your closest bicycle repair shop.