The Strongest Skateboard Deck in the World (2022)

I remember buying a new deck and breaking it in an hour. Now this skateboard deck probably wasn’t the strongest, but I landed right in the middle with both feet and it snapped in half. I felt sad because I didn’t have the money to get a new deck. Those days are gone, but only if you have the budget.

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.

This is an expensive deck, almost four times the price of a regular deck. It may be worth the money if you snap your skateboard deck regularly and to be fair, it isn’t in mass production. It’s surprisinglylight and has everlasting pop. Most of us don’t have that kind of budget so there are some other options available, some more affordable than others.

Contents

  • 1 The Most Durable Skateboard Decks
    • 1.1 The Ultimate Skateboard Deck – the Lithe Slate 3
      • 1.1.1 Unique Construction
      • 1.1.2 Brute Force Tests
    • 1.2 Powell Peralta Flight Deck
    • 1.3 Santa Cruz VX
    • 1.4 Capsule Skateboards
    • 1.5 Emillion Fibertech Decks
    • 1.6 Lib Tech Skateboard Decks
  • 2 Skateboard Technologies That Increase Deck Durability
      • 2.0.1 Powell-Peralta Flight Deck Construction
    • 2.1 P2
      • 2.1.1 Plan B Black Ice
    • 2.2 Dwindle Impact, Impact light, Impact plus
    • 2.3 IXO
    • 2.4 Resin-7 Epoxid (R7)
    • 2.5 Resin Hybrid Maple
    • 2.6 How to Prevent Your Skateboard from Breaking

The Most Durable Skateboard Decks

You have a couple of options here but the Lithe Slate 2 is really unmatched in performance and strength. A close second is the Powell-Peralta Flight deck at less than half the price. The decks mentioned use different technologies to increase strength while stilling keeping the weight low.

Many brands claim they have longer-lasting decks but most of them can’t cope with you landing in the middle of the deck. In fact, the Flight deck and Lithe Slate 2 are probably the only ones that can take that kind of beating but it literally comes at a price.

Lib Tech and Emillion are the more affordable options but still offer decks that won’t snap as easily as a regular 7-ply maple wood deck.

The Ultimate Skateboard Deck – the Lithe Slate 3

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So let’s start with the king of durability. Crowdfunded on Indiegogo and now available to the public in limited quantity. Lithe describes these decks as lasting up to 8 times longer, and the tail up to 15 times compared to regular 7-ply wooden decks. That’s a bold statement, but so far tests only confirm their claims. Goodbye razor tail!

The bad news is that you won’t be able to buy this board anytime soon. The Lithe Slate 3 has been delayed for almost 2 years now because of supply chain issues, bummer. There are lots of other options available though!

Unique Construction

Because of its unique construction, Lithe decks not only last longer, they also maintain responsiveness, pop, and strength. All shapes are pressed individually meaning they all have the exact same shape. The tail and nose are reinforced using a hybrid polymer, so say goodbye to razor tails, splinters, and chipped noses.

The sidewall is also partially covered with a hybrid polymer to prevent chips and cracks. It also looks fantastic, I really like the carbon fiber on top which gives it a futuristic look. If Back to the Future 4 ever gets made, this should feature as the new hoverboard.

The top of the deck has an inlay carbon fiber structure making this deck virtually unbreakable. One other nice feature is the embedding of the graphics. Lithe uses a specialized fusion printer deeply embedding the prints. You’ll be able to enjoy the graphic a lot longer compared to regular decks.

The street variant length is 32″ and widths go from 7.75″ to 8.5″. Vert, bowl. and mini ramp size is 32.63″ and the available widths go from 8.25″ to 9.0″.

Brute Force Tests

Braille did some brute force testing and the deck held up to its promise. Even launching the nose at maximum speed against a sharp-cornered wall only left a minor dent. A regular deck would have been destroyed instantly.This is the ultimate next-gen skateboard deck and would probably survive the apocalypse. Here’s a video of a truck attempting to snap the deck in half, I’m not making this up.

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I really want to get my hands on one but I can’t justify the price at this moment, it goes for 199 bucks. They probably can’t mass produce the deck yet which would significantly drop the price. I love they’ve taken tech to the next level and I like to support new tech. It’s a tough market out there for skateboard manufacturers and Ihope they succeed.

We have high initial pricing but because of the durability they save in the long run. They don’t chip and the razor tail resistance is about 15X longer! – Team Lithe

Usually, I like to see decks in a shop and try it out before I buy. It’s quite an investment and what if I don’t like the shape? Still durability wise I’ll give it a 10 out of 10. If you break decks regularly and you have the budget go for it and make your friends jealous.

We’re currently testing the Lithe Slate 3s’ little brother, the Lithe Nex. More about this soon!

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Powell Peralta Flight Deck

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This is one of the stronger boards, according to Powell it lasts up to 10 times longer than a regular deck. It’s almost impossible to break in half, and many have tried. This deck has two 19oz triaxial fiberglass layers with black epoxy combined with 5 maple wood layers that make this deck ultra strong.

The deck is surprisingly light and has a lot of flex, the concave is a bit mellow. The flexibility makes sense because of the materials used which prevent it from snapping. You can check my more detailed review here.

The downside is that the fiberglass composite causes splinters. This can cause itch and irritation just from touching the board once it starts to wear.

It has great pop and doesn’t lose its snappyness or pop after extensive use. It will develop razor tail and these fiber splinters can be nasty. But if you just want something that doesn’t snap, it’s a good choice.

Other than that, there really aren’t any more cons about this deck except the price of course. This board is perfect for heavy skaters and those of us who break decks occasionally. Even though the deck is about $110 you’ll earn that money back in no time.

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We managed to break one, but only at the end of it’s useful life, some cracks appeared after months of hardcore skating. It was still skateable for a while but we were able to forcefully break it in half.

It comes with a delamination warranty, leaving it out in the rain would void that of course. Compare prices on Amazon (affiliate link).

Santa Cruz VX

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The VX deck is the latest high-tech board introduced by Santa Cruz in 2019. it consists of 2 reinforced carbon plies (patented as Quad X technology) and 5 ply’s of maple, the brand claims the board can deal with impact and repeated shocks 10 times better than the standard 7-ply deck.

Compared to the popsicle flight deck they last just as long but the shape is great for technical street skaters. Where the light deck comes with a mellowish concave, we found that the VX shape works better for flip tricks. It has a more concave and is cheaper than a Flight deck, so if you’re in doubt go with the Santa Cruz VX (Amazon affiliate link).

Capsule Skateboards

If there’s on board that can’t break it’s this one. Capsule skateboards offers an indestructible deck and despite it’s unconventional shape it still performs pretty well.

Their first version was rather heavy and the pop felt a bit soggy which has to do with the materials used. We had no issues with ollies of kickflips but it required a bit more effort because of its weight.

Capsule recently updated their shape and also managed to reduce some weight. The new version has better pop, and an improved shape The sidewalls are now rounded and shin friendly and there a clear disctinction between the nose and tail.

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Capsule’s 8.25 deck weighs about 1340 grams which is impressive, pretty close to what 7-ply maple decks weigh.

This is a skateboard deck for heavy skateboarders that just want to ride a bit and hop a few curbs, practice boardslides (it slides pretty well!) without worrying about snapping the deck. You can slam this board with all your weight deadcenter and it won’t break.

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Still, it feels a bit different from a maple deck which is to be expected because of the construction materials. This deck is so strong, it might even survive the heath death of the universe. Overall their new deck is huge step up, and I hope they will keep improving the shape. Pretty rad stuff!

Emillion Fibertech Decks

Another winner, this fiberglass enhanced deck is probably one of the strongest decks available. Now I haven’t been able to test this one out myself but the (real skateboarder) reviews are promising.

It has a medium concave deck and might feel a bit stiff at the beginning, but this will go away once you break it in after a few hours. Like the other decks mentioned it has great prolonged pop, after a month of intense use it still performs at peak efficiencyaccording to the reviews.

The biggest pro of this deck is its price, it’s about $50, which is way cheaper than the previously mentioned decks. Its tail and nose don’t chip as much as other decks, still, it can’t beat the Lithe slate 2 or the flight deck in durability.

Lib Tech Skateboard Decks

These boards have been around for a while. Lib Tech started as a snowboarding company and used their knowledge to create very durable decks. They offer decks with a mix of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and laminated wood. That’s guaranteed longevity, ideal for heavy skaters and deck breakers.

The boards feature epoxy pickled maple, the sidewalls consist of birch and the tail has anti-razor birch end grain. The core is vertically laminated and is reinforced by fiberglass. They go for around $70 which is a good deal if your break decks occasionally.

Skateboard Technologies That Increase Deck Durability

In the last decade or so, new technologies have increased the strength of skateboard decks. I remember the introduction of Slicks for example which is a plastic-like material added to the bottom of a skateboard.

It helps to slide on rough surfaces but also started peel off after a while. Nowadays different brands developed new technologies to makes skateboard decks more durable.

Some of them are similar and many of them are pure marketing. In the end, you just need to make sure to land near your bolts. Here are a couple of technologies that claim or actually make decks more durable:

Powell-Peralta Flight Deck Construction

Already mentioned this obviously but The Powell-Peralta flight deck is almost unbreakable. It consists of 5 layers of ply and 2 fiberglass layers making it ultra-thin and light-weight.

It’s epoxy infused which means a significant improvement in quality and performance. The fiber makes it a challenge to break this deck. You might need to get used to the flex a bit.

Features:

  • A very thin deck
  • Light compared to other 7-ply decks
  • Tail is about twice as strong
  • Last up to 10 times longer
  • Slow wear and tear
  • Great rebound and snap
  • No need to break it in

P2

P2 reinforced decks are made of 6-ply maple wood and one Kevlar fiber on top. The Kevlar fiber makes these decks much stronger than plain Maple wooden decks. They claim it’s 100 times stronger compared to regular decks.

They have a decent pop (not spectacular) and flip really well.The downside of this deck is that the nose is a bit awkwardly shaped, probably a personal preference but worth mentioning. Despite the Kevlar fiber, the tail is still likely to chip. It doesn’t live up to their claims from what I’ve seen so I would take it with a grain of salt.

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Plan B Black Ice

The successor of slick or a gimmick? The decks are very lightweight and stiffer compared to other boards and have great pop. They certainly slide better and longer keeping your decks bottom intact a bit longer.

I’m curious about what will happen once you go through the Black ice layer. I’ll let you know when I’ve managed to do that. Only Plan B offer Black Ice, maybe other brands will develop their own tech in time.

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The one I own has the Stranger Things graphics and I just adore that show. Once I came across this deck I just HAD had to buy it. I was pretty excited and checked the delivery status twice a day. I was under the impression that the graphic would hold up because of the Blckice Tech but this proved to be incorrect. If you look closely at the center of the image you’ll see some scratches from just gently rubbing it on my floor. Probably some sand that caused it, I should vacuum more often I guess.

Anyway, this deck is great for sliding. I really had to reduce speed when board sliding the mini ramp because I was used to going in hard. The first time I nearly hit the coping with my head because it decided to slide on without me. After I got used to the deck, it was like sliding on old-school rails. The image above is the 8.5″ version I use for transition skateboarding.

It isn’t as strong as the Flight Deck or the Slate, and I don’t think the Black Ice layer increases its strength. I don’t use this one for streetskateboarding but it’s the perfect mini ramp/bowl/vert deck that will last you for a very long time.

Features:

  • Ridiculous long slides, even rough surfaces
  • 7-ply deck
  • Lightweight
  • Stiffer than regular decks
  • Less wear on your graphic

Dwindle Impact, Impact light, Impact plus

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Interesting technology developed by Dwindle, these decks are certainly harder to break. The greater longevity has to do with the carbon discs that are located at the bolts on the bottom of the deck. The carbon fiber absorbs most of the impacts leaving the wood intact. The plus variant has an extra layer of carbon fiber on top.

Regular impact consists of 8-ply North American maple wood and 2 carbon fiber laminate discs placed at the truck-mount which is the main stress zone.The extra maple wood layer makes this deck a bit heavier but provides longer life. We didn’t really notice it being heavier to be honest, this board is super poppy and hard to break.

Impact light consists of 7-plies of Canadian Maple wood held together by Epoxy Resin glue. On top of the deck is a die-cut carbon fiber laminate inserted. This one is the lightest of the three.

Impact plus features 8-ply of North American Maple and 2 carbon fiber discs at the bottom. The plus has to do with the extra Die-cut carbon fiber laminate inlay top of the deck. Dwindle decks are totally worth it if you’re a deck breaker.

Features:

  • Longer lasting
  • 7 – or 8-plies of maple wood
  • Reinforced with carbon fiber
  • Impact light is the lightest, impact plus the heaviest
  • Longer lasting pop
  • Less flex and stiff pop

Brands that use this tech:

  • Almost
  • Dwindle
  • Enjoi

IXO

You thought the Lithe was expensive? Check out IXO, they make 100% carbon fiber decks or do they? Now, before I mention the price make sure you didn’t just take a sip of coffee because it will be all over your screen. Ready? These babies come at 1100 EUROS, but hey, you get complimentary high-grade titanium bolts for free! /s

IXO is a carbon fiber company, they don’t mention the size of the decks at all so I wonder who in their right mind would buy something like this. I wonder if this is even legit tbh. Hey IXO! Send me a review copy, for science!

Features

  • 100% carbon fiber deck
  • FREE high-grade titanium bolts
  • Food stamps and possible home eviction

Resin-7 Epoxid (R7)

Maybe a bit of an overrated technology but nonetheless RESIN-7 claims to make skateboard decks lighter and stronger. The name comes from the type of glue used called epoxy resin glue, a non-water-based glue which makes skateboard decks more rigid.

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A couple of brands use this glue but the names may vary like Resin Hardrock, Thoughcatsetc. The construction of the decks consists of a classic 7 ply of maple glued together with R7. In theory, this should make the boards somewhat stronger but you’ll still break them when you don’t land your feet on your bolts.

Features:

  • Standard 7-ply construction
  • Resin 7 non-water-based glue.
  • Increased durability.
  • Lighter decks.

Resin Hybrid Maple

Hybrid maple means they used regular maple wood and stronger Hard Rock Maple. Every layer is a special mix of either of the maple wood held together by epoxy resin glue.These decks are built to last longer than your average deck.

The decks are individually pressed meaning all decks have identical shapes and concave. I’m sure this makes the decks more durable but they’ll still snap when you put too much weight on the wrong spot.

Features:

  • Stronger than industry standard 7-ply.
  • Each deck has an identical shape and concave

Brands that use this tech:

  • Almost
  • Blind
  • Cliché
  • Darkstar
  • Dwindle
  • Enjoi
  • Zero

How to Prevent Your Skateboard from Breaking

Most of the prevention has to do with landing your tricks correctly. Always try to land on the bolts. When you land in the middle with one or both feet there’s a big chance your skateboard will break. Also, when you put too much pressure on your tail or nose they tend to snap.

Taking good care of your board also reduces the chances of breaking the wood. If your deck starts to delaminate, for example, it might have become waterlogged and it loses its integrity. The epoxy glue between the layers starts to lose its cohesion causing weak spots. Don’t go out in the rain or leave your skateboard outside.

Buy quality skateboard decks. and make sure to pick a brand with a solid reputation. Also, remember that many decks come from the same factory before they get branded. I recently wrote a post that lists skateboard manufacturers and brands. Surprisingly many of the big brands aren’t even made in the USA!

If you’re wondering on how to protect your skateboard graphic, try to apply some epoxy resin. It will make your graphic last longer. Here’s a cool video on how to keep your graphic last longer.

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FAQs

What skateboard is 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.

What is R7 deck? ›

Blind makes a skate deck called the Resin 7 (R7) that is guaranteed against breakage for 30 days. The deck uses epoxy resin instead of the normal wood based glue that a traditional skate deck uses.

What is a best skateboard deck? ›

1. Baker. No "Baker Maker", but a precision landing in 2021 once again: Baker Skateboard decks are more popular than ever and the brand of Andrew Reynolds & Co. has provided fun skate edits, high quality boards and versatile graphics.

What is the strongest wood for a skateboard? ›

The most desirable wood used to manufacture skateboard decks comes from the Great Lakes area of North America. The wood is commonly referred to as hard rock maple while it is actually called Sugar maple and its scientific name is Acer saccharum.

Which skateboard is the fastest? ›

The fastest skateboard speed achieved in a standing position is 146.73 km/h (91.17 mph) by Peter Connolly (UK), at Les Éboulements in Quebec, Canada, on 16 September 2017. The successful record took place at L'Ultime Descente which is a gravity sports event.

Who is the world number 1 in skateboarding? ›

World Skateboarding Ranking

Horigome ranked second in men's street on the World Skate (WS) World Skateboarding Olympic Rankings in June 2019, with 62,480 points. At that time, American Nyjah Huston topped the men's street rankings with 67,080 points.

Are Blind decks good? ›

Blind decks are slightly thicker than other brand-name decks, giving them more cushioning for landings and somewhat better resistance for impacts (less easily chipped). Some skaters feel the extra thickness makes flip tricks a bit harder, though.

How are skateboards so strong? ›

The Heavyweights technology from Real uses thicker x-band plys that generally make skateboard decks strong and durable. This makes them a little heavier but also a lot stronger, plus these decks provide long-lasting pop.

Which is the best skateboard brand? ›

Top Skateboard Brands
  • Anti-Hero.
  • Powell Peralta.
  • Santa Cruz.
  • Polar Skate Co.
  • Krooked.
  • Real.
  • Welcome.
  • Quasi.

What Decks do pro skaters use? ›

An 8'5” Skateboard Deck is the Pro-Choice

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”.

Do skateboards lose Pop? ›

Even if there's no damage at all, at some point a skateboard deck loses its pop. A chipped nose or tail is very common and not a reason to get a new deck. With time your deck wears out, often you don't even notice when you struggle with your board too much.

What's the hardest skateboarding move? ›

The laser flip is probably the hardest flat ground trick to land. It combines a 360 shuv with a varial heelflip. A 360 shuv is when you flick your back foot down and back to make the board spin 360 degrees in the air with no other flips. A varial heelflip is a heelflip combined with a front shuv.

What skateboard can hold the most weight? ›

A complete or regular skateboard can hold around 272.3 pounds. That said, there are even skateboarders who are 280 pounds and their boards can carry them. For the longboard, the maximum weight is about 300 pounds. Meanwhile, for the penny board, the maximum weight is around 192 pounds.

What makes a skateboard heavy? ›

The length of the deck affects the weight because a longer deck will weigh more than a shorter one. The type of wood used to make the deck also affects weight. Maple wood is a popular option for skateboards because it is strong and durable. However, maple is also heavier than other types of wood, such as bamboo.

Is skateboard faster than a bike? ›

Most skateboarders are faster than at least some bicyclists. And while on average bicyclists are about two miles per hour faster than skateboarders, other conveniences of skateboarding can counter that advantage.

How fast can a person skate? ›

The Mechanics of Skating

NHL players can reach speeds in excess of 20 miles (32 km) per hour on the ice. Some speed skaters have been clocked at over 30 miles (48 km) per hour! What makes one player faster than another? A combination of strength and mechanics help a skater move efficiently and quickly on the ice.

Is it faster to skateboard or run? ›

Is skateboarding faster than running? Average normal running speed is in the 4 – 6 mph range. Average skateboarding speed is around 9 mph (in the 5 – 12 mph range). Pushing speed on a longboard is 8-9 mph.

Who is the greatest skater ever? ›

The greatest skateboarder of all time is Rodney Mullen.

Mullen was a prodigy, winning his very first world championship at the age of 14. He is also credited with inventing some of the most iconic tricks in skateboarding, such as the one-footed ollie and the 360 flip.

Who invented the ollie? ›

Invented in the late 1970s by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, the ollie has become a skateboarding fundamental, the basis for many other more complicated tricks. In its simplest form, the ollie is a jumping technique that allows skaters to hop over obstacles and onto curbs, etc.

Who is the God of skateboarding? ›

Rodney Mullen
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What is the lightest deck brand? ›

So what's actually the lightest skateboard deck currently available? Almost Uber Light and Powell-Peralta flight deck (1220 grams) are the lightest decks available.

Is Darkstar a good deck? ›

The majority of skateboarders agree Darkstar is a pretty good brand which offers good quality decks and completes for amateur and intermediate-level skaters, from beginner to 1-2 years experience.

Are almost decks good? ›

Many skaters feel their Almost deck is among the best decks they're ridden, snappier and crispier than other boards. For them, Almost's strong points are durability, lightweight, and pop – though some skateboarders feel that among decks made by Dwindle, only the Impact Series are strong enough for hardcore skating.

Is skateboarding good for your brain? ›

Skateboarding improves the executive brain functions for focus, planning, and self-control, encouraging participants to develop their attention skills. High levels of concentration are required to land a trick, and distraction increases the chances of falling or bailing.

Is riding a skateboard healthy? ›

Skateboarding can be healthy. It gives you a full-body workout. You have to use a variety of different muscles and movements to ride a skateboard and do tricks. Your legs and feet have to balance on the board while your upper body has to constantly adjust.

Is skateboard good for health? ›

Skateboarding also helps develop key muscles like hamstrings, glutes, quads, lower back, and yes, even abs. “Your abs have to work with your back to keep your spine aligned,” Olson says, which is key to maintaining balance on a skateboard.

What is the most expensive skateboard brand? ›

The Top 5 Most Expensive Skateboards In History
  • #5 – The Golden Skateboard - $15,000.
  • #4 – The Supreme Mundi - $20,000.
  • #3 – Tony Hawk's Very Own Beatle's Blackbird Board - $27,000.
  • #2 – Bucky Lasek & Adam Yauch Four Duck Set - $35,000.
  • #1 – Jamie Thomas & Bob Dylan Blowin' In The Wind Skateboard - $38,000.
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How expensive is a good skateboard? ›

Typically, a good skateboard may cost around $60 to $150, as expert skateboarders claimed. If you are looking for a high-quality skateboard, this may start at $170. Meanwhile, most reviewers of the best brands of skateboards in 2021 chose the Minority Skateboard with a 32 inches deck as the best skateboard for 2021.

What is the most popular skateboard type? ›

The Double-Kick Popsicle Skateboard

It's the standard skateboard and the most popular and widely used design. It works well on skateparks, street skating, and on almost all types of riding.

What deck does Tony Hawk use? ›

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 are the 3 types of skateboards? ›

Standard sized cruisers are great for flat roads and city and street skating. Mini-cruisers are better suited to downhill, flat roads and park & bowl. Mini-cruisers are perfect for young skaters up to age 8, whereas cruisers are a good size for skateboarders age 9 and above.

How long do skateboards last? ›

How long do skateboards last? Different factors influence the lifespan of an average skateboard. The average lifespan of a skateboard is 1 to 2 years. Some skateboarders were able to use their boards for as short as five months, but others could manage to use them for a couple of years.

Can you do tricks on a cruiser? ›

Can you do tricks on a cruiser longboard? Cruisers are not just limited to cruising. You can also do tricks, such as ollies, flip tricks, grinds, board slides, powerslides, and more. You can use a cruiser for skating parks, skate plazas, and, downhill spots, and street spots.

How do you Ollie? ›

How To Ollie In Under 4 Minutes - YouTube

What wood is real skateboards made of? ›

1: Skateboards are made from hard maple wood that, generally, comes from the Great Lakes region of North America. The cold and wet air of the region causes short growing seasons, leading to tall trees with a high density.

Does water ruin a skateboard? ›

As much as possible, try to avoid getting your skateboard wet. Water is bad for the bearings, board, trucks and bolts. Plus, you might have to deal with hydroplaning, which could affect your ability to control the skateboard. So, try not to skate in the rain or through puddles.

Is it OK to chip your skateboard? ›

Repairing a chip in your skateboard deck may seem like a waste of time, but it is necessary if you want to avoid buying a brand new deck when it gets worn out. A chip in your skateboard deck, if left unattended, can lead to further damage to your deck in the future, wasting both your time and money.

Does rain ruin a skateboard? ›

It's strongly advised not to ride a skateboard in the rain or when it's wet outside. The bearings will deteriorate from the inside, The grip tape could peel off and lose grip, The deck will lose its pop and becomes waterlogged or delaminate.

Is an ollie easy? ›

The ollie is a fundamental trick that is hard to learn at first. Popping a deck and sliding your front foot feels very awkward and uncomfortable, it just takes a lot of practice. Some will learn faster than others but dedication and perseverance is part of skateboarding, no one can ollie with style on the first day.

Is skateboarding harder than biking? ›

Difficulty: bike wins – easier to ride than a skateboard. Fun factor: skateboard wins – surfing the streets is awesome. Terrain: bike wins – better for rough terrain, uphill, steep downhill. Exercise: skateboard wins – more energy required for commuting.

What is the coolest skateboard trick? ›

  • Jeremy Wray – Water Tower Ollie (1997) ...
  • Tony Hawk – the 900 (X-Games 1999) ...
  • Tony Hawk – The Loop (2001) ...
  • Chris Cole – 360 flip Wallenberg (2003) ...
  • Bob Burnquist – The Loop of Death (2003) ...
  • Danny Way – The Great Wall of China (2005) ...
  • Dave Bachinski – Kickflip El Toro (2006) ...
  • Neen Williams – Heelflip Burbank 16 (2011)

How heavy is too heavy skating? ›

Final Thoughts. While there is no official weight limit for skateboarding, there is a greater risk for injury if you're over 220 lbs. Even if you're only doing ollies or kickflips, you run the risk of rolling your ankle and potentially doing irreparable damage.

How much force does it take to break a skateboard? ›

From the static simulation, I know that the deck should break under the loading of 3000-4000 N. Looking at the plot below, one can say that this is happening here. Just after 4000 N the Reaction Force value starts fluctuating. This is the moment when skateboard starts breaking.

Why do my legs hurt after skateboarding? ›

Tendonitis and sprains — Tendonitis and sprains in the feet, ankles, and knees are common due to overuse and pressure placed on the feet while skateboarding. There is usually localized pain, swelling, and stiffness. A sprain will occur suddenly while tendonitis often develops over time.

Can skateboarding make you stronger? ›

In fact, sports scientists have confirmed that skateboarding is a complete workout in itself. It not only works the cardiovascular system but also builds muscular strength.

Is a bigger skateboard better? ›

This will give you a good baseline. Some things to keep in mind, especially if you are choosing between different skateboard deck sizes. A larger or wider deck will be more stable and comfortable for riding, while a smaller or skinnier deck will be more nimble for flip tricks, ledges, and technical skating.

Why am I so wobbly on a skateboard? ›

Wobbly skateboards are caused by bushings being too soft or the skateboard trucks being too loose. With just a few minor adjustments to the kingpin nut, you can solve this problem. It's really easy to fix actually and some don't even consider it a problem. Some people like loose trucks and others prefer them tight.

What skateboard can hold the most weight? ›

A complete or regular skateboard can hold around 272.3 pounds. That said, there are even skateboarders who are 280 pounds and their boards can carry them. For the longboard, the maximum weight is about 300 pounds. Meanwhile, for the penny board, the maximum weight is around 192 pounds.

Has anyone landed a 1080 on a skateboard? ›

Mega ramp (big air)

The first-ever 1080 was landed by American skateboarder Tom Schaar on March 26, 2012, at the age of 12. Schaar completed the stunt on a mega ramp at Woodward West in Tehachapi, California, on his fifth attempt.

Can skateboarding make you stronger? ›

In fact, sports scientists have confirmed that skateboarding is a complete workout in itself. It not only works the cardiovascular system but also builds muscular strength.

Is there a weight limit for skateboards? ›

There's no official skateboarding weight limit, but the quality of the board you buy will affect how much weight it can bear before it gives way. A well-made maple skateboard deck may hold around 220 lbs, but it is still likely to snap if you land incorrectly.

What's the hardest skateboarding move? ›

The laser flip is probably the hardest flat ground trick to land. It combines a 360 shuv with a varial heelflip. A 360 shuv is when you flick your back foot down and back to make the board spin 360 degrees in the air with no other flips. A varial heelflip is a heelflip combined with a front shuv.

How much force does it take to break a skateboard? ›

From the static simulation, I know that the deck should break under the loading of 3000-4000 N. Looking at the plot below, one can say that this is happening here. Just after 4000 N the Reaction Force value starts fluctuating. This is the moment when skateboard starts breaking.

Why do my legs hurt after skateboarding? ›

Tendonitis and sprains — Tendonitis and sprains in the feet, ankles, and knees are common due to overuse and pressure placed on the feet while skateboarding. There is usually localized pain, swelling, and stiffness. A sprain will occur suddenly while tendonitis often develops over time.

Has anyone ever done a 1260? ›

The 1260 is a skateboarding trick, performed on a mega ramp, in which the skateboarder makes three-and-half revolutions (1260 degrees of rotation) while airborne. It was first completed successfully on a mega ramp in August 2019 by American skateboarder Mitchie Brusco,.

What is the fastest a skateboarder has gone? ›

-- A Santa Cruz skateboarder broke the world record for fastest speed ever recorded on a skateboard. On Aug. 29, Kyle Wester reached a blistering 89.41 mph. Santa Cruz Skateboards provided video of the record-breaking skate in Colorado.

Who invented the ollie? ›

Invented in the late 1970s by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, the ollie has become a skateboarding fundamental, the basis for many other more complicated tricks. In its simplest form, the ollie is a jumping technique that allows skaters to hop over obstacles and onto curbs, etc.

Is skateboarding faster than running? ›

Looking at other events on the track, in both speed skating and running, the rule of thumb seems to be that skating is, very roughly, twice as fast as running.

Can skateboarding give u abs? ›

Skateboarding also helps develop key muscles like hamstrings, glutes, quads, lower back, and yes, even abs. “Your abs have to work with your back to keep your spine aligned,” Olson says, which is key to maintaining balance on a skateboard.

Is riding a skateboard healthy? ›

Skateboarding can be healthy. It gives you a full-body workout. You have to use a variety of different muscles and movements to ride a skateboard and do tricks. Your legs and feet have to balance on the board while your upper body has to constantly adjust.

Does skateboarding burn fat? ›

Skateboarding is a great form of cardio, which is one of the main reasons why it is good for losing weight and burning some serious calories. Skateboarding for a continuous period of time can really work those fat cells and help you sweat it out.

Does skateboarding burn belly fat? ›

Does Skateboarding Help You Lose Belly Fat? Yes, of course! Like every exercise, you'll burn calories. How many you burn depends on your skill level and how much time you spend skateboarding each day.

Which is the best skateboard brand? ›

Top Skateboard Brands
  • Anti-Hero.
  • Powell Peralta.
  • Santa Cruz.
  • Polar Skate Co.
  • Krooked.
  • Real.
  • Welcome.
  • Quasi.

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