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When buying a skateboard deck, you would typically go for maple wood that is cold-glued. Most people would go for decks that are between 7.5" and 7.8", but you may want a smaller or wider s...
Most skaters put on their skateboard grip tape themselves. Trying this for the first time can be tricky and requires some patience. In this guide, we will show you how to put grip tape on a ...
In this guide SkatePro team rider Hjalte, shows how to build and assemble a skateboard. The 8 steps on how to build a skateboard Tools needed: A knife and a skate tool (9/16” kingpin socket...
Material and width of skateboard decks
The most commonly used type of wood for skateboards is maple because of its flexible and durable abilities. Most of the skateboard decks are made of a 7-ply wood construction which means that the deck has seven plies of wood compressed into a deck.
Regarding the width, you should make sure that the tip of your shoes goes slightly beyond the deck. This will make it easier for you to control your ride. On the other hand, the skate deck shouldn’t be too narrow either, since this will affect your balance and increase the risk of getting shoe bites which will ruin your shoes and throw you off your skateboard.
The story behind the kicktail deck
When the first skateboards entered the market the decks were all flat. To improve the skateboard decks and make it easier for the foot to find the right control for initiating tricks, Larry Stevenson invented the kicktail. If you take a look at a skateboard deck now, you will see that both ends have an upwards curve - these are the kicktails you use for popping your board. In 1969 he obtained patent on the double kicktail.
Express your style through your skate deck
Discover our wide selection of skateboard decks. Contrary to a complete skateboard, a skate deck is delivered without wheels, trucks and axles. This gives you the opportunity to create your own individual skateboard with all of your favourite parts. Some of our skateboard decks are delivered with grip tape, but most commonly, you have to buy the grip tape separately.
Why should you only be able to enjoy your skateboard outdoors? With a huge variety of colours and designs to choose between you have every opportunity to use fashion skate decks for a creative purpose, for example as shelves on the wall. This way you can add a touch of you in your home and take the skate vibe with you indoors.
In the skateboarding world it is quite common that brands collaborate with upcoming artists in the design process to make the skateboard decks very expressive and add some edge to it. This gives you a great opportunity to find a skateboard that really lets you express your personal style.
To find out more about the specific skateboard decks, such as colour, size and accessories, take a look at each product description.