WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT A HIGH-QUALITY SKATEBOARD DECK?
Skateboard decks, trucks, bearings, and wheels are the most important parts of a skateboard; therefore, many people spend hours learning about those components so that they can make the greatest choice when coming to a skate shop.
From my experience, the skateboard deck is the thing that confuses a lot of beginners as well as pro skaters. This part has gone through a lot of inventions since its foundation in the 1950s. Throughout that time, the technologies used for manufacturing skateboard decks have changed a lot.
As mentioned by SkateAdvisors when it refers to the criteria of a high-quality skateboard deck, the website emphasizes that skateboard decks are now made of several layers of wood instead of a solely solid wooden board like in the past.
So what are the signs that indicate a high-quality skateboard deck? Let’s find out in today’s post. Furthermore, you may find some interesting information about the manufacturing procedure after reading this post.
WOOD USED TO PRODUCE SKATEBOARD DECKS
You may be familiar with Canadian maple (also known as hard rock maple) which is quite popular for producing skateboard decks. The majority of Canadian maple trees are produced in the North of America; however, this type of material takes several years to grow in order to produce denser and harder wood.
Although maple should be grown in a cold climate, there are still some kinds of maple produced in hot areas. Of course, the quality of the wood is not as good as those planted in North America. According to SkateAdvisors on gab, manufacturers have started producing skateboard decks out of bamboo, birchwood, plywood, plastic, or fiberglass.
WHAT KIND OF GLUE IS USED?
As I said above, modern skateboard decks are often made of several layers; therefore, producers need to use some special kind of glue to attach all the layers together. As the prerequisite condition, the adhesive must have high adhesion so that it is able to hold the layers together under great impacts and abusive usages.
Multibond Sk8 Adhesive, PVA (polyvinyl assembly adhesive), PC-2365, and Titebond II are well-known as non-toxic water-based adhesives. From my experience, most of the best skateboard decks on the market are connected by using these substances.
TIPS TO CHOOSE A GOOD SKATEBOARD DECK
Although the construction of a skateboard deck is quite complicated, customers don’t need to understand all of them to choose a good skateboard deck. In my opinion, a good skateboard deck should be made of those materials that I mentioned earlier.
Moreover, choosing the right size and shape of the deck can significantly affect your riding experience. Sometimes, too much concave doesn’t mean it is good for cruising or doing the related tricks. Therefore you should make the right decision when buying a skateboard deck.
If you are looking for a complete guide for beginners, you may want to take a look at the instructions from SkateAdvisors on scoop. However, I suggest newbies ask for help from other experienced skaters or ask the seller for a detailed consultation.