Sports and Games

Is a 9 ply skateboard good?

The 9-ply skateboard is not good enough. It will be inflexible and heavy, which is not suitable for practicing it.

Is a 9-inch skateboard good?

If you wear shoes 9.5 or larger, we recommend getting a deck between 8.0 and 8.5 inches. In general, skaters who like flip tricks, manuals, ledges, flat bars and technical tricks usually prefer boards on the narrower side of the spectrum (7.75 – 8.25 inches).

What should be the thickness of a skateboard?

The average skateboard deck is about 32 in (81.3 cm) long, 8 in (20.3 cm) wide, and is a little less than 0.5 in (1.3 cm) thick. The deck has a defined nose and tail with a concave in the middle.

What boards do pro skaters use?

Most professional street skaters will ride decks that range from 8″ to 8.5″. This range seems to be the most common across the many different professional skaters in the world. This size skateboard provides the stability that they need but is also small enough for them to control and flip.

Which skateboard decks are the strongest?

The strongest skateboard deck is the Lithe Slate 3 Deck. It consists of 2 layers of carbon fiber combined with maple wood. The tail and nose are reinforced with a hybrid polymer, making it very unlikely to chip or razor tail. Even a truck can't snap it in half.

Is 7 ply maple good for a skateboard?

Most decks are made out of North American maple wood, which due to its slow growth, is particularly durable and stable. Traditionally, seven layers of maple wood interlaid with water-based glue or special epoxy resin are pressed together under high pressure in order to create a skateboard deck.

Which skateboard is the lightest?

Almost Uber Light and Powell-Peralta flight deck (1220 grams) are the lightest decks available.

What board does Tony Hawk Ride?

Tony Hawk's Powell Peralta skateboard.

What size does Tony Hawk Ride?

Among the legends of the discipline, Tony Hawk rides surprisingly thin decks nowadays at only 8.5”, but he used to have 9.0” pro decks released in the past.

What skateboard should a beginner get?

To start with, we recommend a deck width of 7.75" or 8.0". Most full-sized complete skateboards will come in either 7.75" or 8.0" widths, this is the right size to start with, as your experience grows you'll know if you need a wider board later on. Check out our range of Full Size Complete Skateboards here...

Is an 8.25 skateboard good for beginners?

If you're not convinced go with an 8.25″, it provides a little more stability than an 8, but you're not going to do kickflips anytime soon. The truth is that you'll probably get used to an 8″ if you decide to buy one. I just recommend wider boards because this may help you keep your balance more than a smaller deck.

Is a 7.75 skateboard too small?

Any skateboard between 7.75″ and 8.25″ is a great all-around option for a wide variety of skating styles. Just remember, it's all personal preference, there's no right answer! Skateboard deck length is primarily dependent again on your riding style. Most skateboard decks range from 28”-33” in length.

What size boards do pros use?

There is no doubt that almost all professionals have opted for the 8'5” deck in their important rides. Even though this size is supposed to have a weaker controllability compared to other small boards such as 8” or even 7'75”.

Why do my skateboard wheels turn yellow?

The main reason why the skateboard wheels turn yellow is that the urethane breaks down and degrades from exposure to sunlight. You can also end up with yellow wheels over time as the wheels soak up dirt, oils, and other materials from the ground.

Is Tony Hawk goofy footed?

You're goofy-footed, like me,” Tony Hawk will tell you. “Goofy-footed, like Tony Hawk!” your gravestone will eventually read. Push off with your foot and then turn it slightly so it is aligned with the board. To turn, shift your weight toward your heels or toward your toes.