SKATEBOARD Deck Features

FEATURE OF SKATEBOARD DECKS

SKATEBOARD Deck Features

1. WIDTH
  • The width of most skate decks falls between 7.5" and 8.75".
  • The right width depends on your size and skateboarding style.
    Narrower Boards 
    Make tricks such as kickflips much easier.
    Street skaters usually choose smaller deck.
     
    Wider Boards 
    Hard to flip but can catch flips a lot easier. 
    Give you more stability. 
    Provide more room for their feet.
     
    2. LENGTH
    • 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.

    3. WHEELBASE
    • 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.
    4. NOSE
    • Front end of your deck. 
    • Tends to be thicker and a bit longer than the tail.
    5. TAIL
    • Back end of your deck.
    • Tends to be thinner and a bit shorter than the nose.
    6. CONCAVE
    • The curve of the wood between the deck's nose and tail.
    • Allows a more controlled ride and a stronger skateboard. 
    7. RAIL
    • 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.
    8. MOUNTING HOLES
    • 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)
    9. PLY
    • 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.
    10. EFP
    • 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.


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