• A major factor in board performance. 
  • Allow you to better balance yourself on your feet.
  • Deeper concave allow riders more foothold than a flat skateboard.



  • U-shaped curve is the most common deck shape.
  • Some boards have a deeper curve than others.
  • Allows your feet better grip.
  • Useful in nearly all styles of skateboarding.
    SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes



      • Steep wall on the rail combined with the wider base.
      • Allows more secure footing and a more locked-in feel.
      SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes

      3. W-CONCAVE
      • Extra curve in the centerline.
      • Allows you to shift more energy from your heel to your toe.
      • Highly precise, responsive board that can turn quickly.
      SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes

      4. TUB
      • Esimilar to a radial board.
      • The rails extend at a sharp angle from the deck.
      • Keep your feet flatter which makes for a mellower ride.
      • Sharp rails provide sudden shifts in energy.
      SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes

      •  Allows riders more power in their heels for turns.
      SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes

      6. CONVEX
      • Feature an upwards-arching deck.
      • Some slalom and downhill skateboarders love the more natural foot placement.
      SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes

      7. FLAT
      • No concave.
      • Allow lots of space for your feet.
      • Allow room for boardwalking and other showy tricks.
      SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes