SKATEBOARD Deck Features
FEATURE OF SKATEBOARD DECKS1. WIDTH
- The width of most skate decks falls between 7.5" and 8.75".
- The right width depends on your size and skateboarding style.
Make tricks such as kickflips much easier.
Street skaters usually choose smaller deck.
Hard to flip but can catch flips a lot easier.
Give you more stability.
Provide more room for their feet.
- The distance from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail.
- Shorter board, the more narrow.
- Longer boards tend to be wider.
- Smaller boards work better for technical street tricks
- Bigger boards are more appropriate for vert riders.
- The distance between the two sets of mounting holes drilled into the deck for the trucks.
- Usually about 13" to 15", depends on rider's height and personal preference.
- Wider wheelbase is more suit for taller people.
- Front end of your deck.
- Tends to be thicker and a bit longer than the tail.
- Back end of your deck.
- Tends to be thinner and a bit shorter than the nose.
- The curve of the wood between the deck's nose and tail.
- Allows a more controlled ride and a stronger skateboard.
- The edges along the length of your board.
- Make a difference in how your board rides.
- Rounded rails are common for skateboard.
- makes the skateboard good for flip tricks.
- Sharp rails have a blunt edge can keep your shoes securely in place during slides.
- Mounting holes are pre-drilled holes where the skateboard trucks are attached.
- Arranged as two sets of four holes
(one set is near the nose and the other near the tail)
- The thin levels of wood that are tightly pressed together to make the skateboard deck.
- Most manufacturers layer the wood in a cross-grain pattern to create a supremely strong board.
- The typical skateboard is seven-ply.
- Short for Effective Foot Platform.
- Measures distance only
- Describes the area on the topside of the deck that riders stand on to control the board.
- Indicates the part of the deck between the front and rear trucks.