Can I fly with a skateboard in my hand luggage? The skateboard can be either assembled or not. I'd rather not pack it in hold luggage to avoid it being damaged or stolen. What I am worried about are the deck and the trucks (i.e. the metal block holding the wheels (see image below)) being construed as a blunt item and thus being not allowed in hand luggage.
For completeness sake, I'd like to know the air-travel regulations for both USA and EU regarding this.