SKATEBOARD Concave Shapes
- 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.
TYPES OF DECK CONCAVE
1. RADIAL CONCAVE
- 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.
- Steep wall on the rail combined with the wider base.
- Allows more secure footing and a more locked-in feel.
- 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.
- 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.
- Allows riders more power in their heels for turns.
- Feature an upwards-arching deck.
- Some slalom and downhill skateboarders love the more natural foot placement.
- No concave.
- Allow lots of space for your feet.
- Allow room for boardwalking and other showy tricks.