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Types of Skateboards

Alien Workshop
Alien Workshop

Alien Workshop. Alien Workshop (AWS) is an independent American skateboarding company that was founded in 1990 by Chris Carter, Mike Hill, and Neil Blender in Dayton, Ohio.

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Baker
Baker

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Cruiser
Cruiser

Cruiser vs Longboard Cruiser and Longboard are terms used for two different types of skateboards. Skateboarding is a thrilling outdoor sport that allows a person to ride onto a skateboard and cover distances propelling himself on these wooden structures fitted with wheels.

Element
Element

Element Skateboards. Since its humble beginnings, Element was created out of passion and an unwavering dedication to making a positive difference. The tree continues to grow while it respects its deepest roots and embraces the landscape of skateboarding, and the lifestyle that surrounds it.

Enjoi
Enjoi

Enjoi is a skateboarding company that produces skateboard decks as the brand's primary product; the company also manufactures skateboarding accessories and clothing. The company, distributed by Dwindle Distribution, has, since inception, adopted a stylized panda as its logo.

Girl
Girl

Girl is proud to celebrate 30 years of Sub Pop with the release of five decks and a capsule of softgoods and accessories. Each deck includes a limited flexi-disc featuring some of our favorite Sub Pop artists.

Length
Length

Skateboard decks are traditionally made of multiple plies of laminated maple wood (7 is the average) for durability and strength. When beginning the search for a suitable skateboard deck, the width is an important overall characteristic.

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Longboard
Longboard

Longboards are skateboards in terms of parts and general construction. However, the parts generally have different dimensions and the wheels may be much softer, which makes longboards feel quite different from the ubiquitous skateboard. Longboards for sliding, however, have relatively hard wheels.

Nose and Tail
Nose and Tail

Nose vs Tail of a Skateboard The tail and nose of a skateboard may look almost the same. For some skateboards, where the nose and tail have the same angle, you can skate either way. But there are other skateboards with different angles of the nose and tail that can make a difference.

Old School
Old School

Old School skateboards from Powell Peralta, Santa Cruz, Old Skull Skateboard Shop, Vision Reissue Vintage Classic 80's Skateboarding Skateboard Decks Clothing Limited Collector Rare Santa Cruz Street Plant Alva Hosoi Dogtown

Plan B
Plan B

Plan B Skateboards is a 25 year old legendary brand within the skateboarding industry selling skate decks, wheels and apparel

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Riser Pads (Set of two)
Riser Pads (Set of two)

About skateboard riser pads. Riser pads, or risers, are hard plastic pads that can be inserted between the skateboard trucks and deck to raise the overall height of the skateboard.

Shortboard
Shortboard

The terms “street skateboarding” and “vert skateboarding” also refer to shortboard skating. If the board leaves the ground, that’s a shortboard. Size and Shape. There are 3 main types of skateboards: longboards, shortboards, and penny boards. Here are some rules of thumb: If the deck is plastic, that’s a penny board.

Skateboard Bearings (Two per Wheel, Eight Total)
Skateboard Bearings (Two per Wheel, Eight Total)

Choosing Skateboard Bearings. In the middle of every skate wheel, a cutout groove exists to house and shield two sets of ball bearings.

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Skateboard Deck
Skateboard Deck

Visit CCS.com for a wide selection Skateboard Decks. Free Shipping, Free Returns. No Sales Tax. CCS has outfitted millions since our first push in 1985.

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Skateboard Grip Tape
Skateboard Grip Tape

Grip tape is the gritty, sand papery layer that's applied to the top of a skateboard deck so that your shoes can grip the board. Skaters often cut patterns into their grip tape before applying it, to make their boards unique, but also to help them easily tell between the nose and the tail of the board.

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Skateboard Hardware (set of Eight Bolts and Nuts)
Skateboard Hardware (set of Eight Bolts and Nuts)

About skateboard hardware. Skateboard hardware, also known as mounting hardware, is used to connect the skateboard trucks to the skateboard deck. Each truck requires four bolts and locknuts. Hardware is sold in sets of eight, though you can purchase parts individually as needed. The screws may have an Allen or Phillips head.

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Skateboard Trucks (two Trucks)
Skateboard Trucks (two Trucks)

Trucks An Independent brand skateboard truck. Attached to the deck are two metal (usually made of aluminum alloy) trucks, which connect the wheels and bearings to the deck. ... The top part of the truck is screwed to the deck and is called the baseplate, and beneath it is the hanger. ...

Skateboard Wheels (Four Wheels)
Skateboard Wheels (Four Wheels)

All skateboards require four wheels, although you also need two bearings to go within each wheel in order to get things rolling (which is why bearings typically come in sets of eight). For more information check out our skateboard wheel guide.

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Wheelbase
Wheelbase

All About Skateboard Decks « Back Your skateboard deck is the foundation for the overall feel of your skateboard. Your riding style, the range of obstacles you are able to skate, and the other necessary components (trucks, wheels, etc.) are all related to the skateboard deck you choose.

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Width
Width

Skateboard Decks 7.5”+ with an average deck length: 29”+. This is a good skateboard for all skaters over age 13, taller than 5’3” with a shoe size of 9 and up. Once again, this is where personal preference will come into play, so use this and all of our skateboard sizing as a general rule.

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Zero
Zero

Kadence Battles: Zero vs Kadence. A best trick contest & a 2 vs. 2 Best trick jam between Zero Skateboards and Kadence Skateboards. Read More →

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