Skate decks are a cool thing, but can they really be trusted?
Well, you’re not alone, as we’ve found many skateboarders have had issues with the quality of their boards.
Here’s what to look for when buying a new skateboard.1.
Is the deck made of real wood?
Some of the skateboard decks we’ve seen were made from some type of wood.
While this is a valid concern, this is more of a cosmetic issue than a safety issue.
In reality, skateboard wood is more susceptible to damage than board stock, so it can actually degrade over time.2.
Are the rails smooth?
Many skateboard riders have a hard time trusting a skateboard with solid rails, as they’re often made out of plastic or aluminum.
If you’re looking for a board that’s as easy to ride as possible, look for a solid, well-rounded board that doesn’t have any sharp edges.3.
Does the board come with a set of wheels?
Most skateboard boards come with two sets of wheels, one set for riding and one set to store.
You can choose to buy one set, but most people opt for the second set for storage.
If it comes with wheels, this can be a good thing, as it makes it easy to swap between sets as needed.4.
Are there any protective measures on the board?
Many people think that a skate deck should be made of a thick layer of plastic, but this isn’t always the case.
Some skateboard companies are known for offering protective foam padding on their boards, but it can also be a bad idea to use it.
This is because it can be hard to remove and it can cause damage to the board.5.
Is it waterproof?
Most skaters believe that a board should be water-proof, but if you’re using one for a long period of time, you can risk damaging it.
While it’s true that a waterproof board is waterproof, the best board for you is going to depend on the size of your skateboard, the weather you’re riding in, and the type of snow you’re skating in.
The bigger the board, the more water resistance it will be.6.
Is there a way to tell if the board is water-resistant?
Water-resistant skateboards have been a common trend for the past few years, and there’s a lot of information out there to help you decide if you want to buy a board or not.
In the United States, there are two types of water-resistance skateboards: those that are rated for use in pools, and those that can withstand up to 20 feet of water.
If the board you’re considering is rated for swimming, be sure to ask about the safety features of the board before buying it.7.
Is its motor capable of running on a lake?
If you buy a skate board from a shop with a motor rated for the water it will run in a lake, it’s going to be a safe bet that it’s water- and mud-resistant.
It will also be very unlikely that it will cause any serious damage to your board if it runs out of power.8.
Can it handle snow?
Many skaters will go out and buy a new board every year, and they will often choose to ride in the snow.
A good rule of thumb for when to buy an extra set of bearings is to not go out of your way to buy boards with a snowboard rated for snow, because if the snow is too hard for the board to handle, it will not last.
Skaters often purchase boards that have a motor built into the bottom of the deck, but do not have a snow-cap on the bottom.9.
Is a removable deck for storage or transportation really needed?
This is a question we ask a lot when shopping for skateboards.
Most skater boards that are sold as skateboards come with removable decks.
The biggest difference between them is that a deck can be easily moved and it’s easier to clean than a stock board.
The bottom of a deck has a surface that can be cleaned easily, and this is often where skaters go to clean their boards as well.
However, when it comes to storage and transport, the removable decks can be quite expensive.10.
Can you afford to pay the extra money?
If your goal is to buy your skate board in a few months, you probably shouldn’t worry about buying a pricey board.
However for most skaters, buying a skatedeck is a much more realistic option.
They’re looking to upgrade their skateboard over time, and a good board should last for a while, but they’re usually buying it for transportation purposes.
It’s not as costly to buy new than it is to replace an older board, so the extra investment is worth it.