Creativity in skateboarding is endless because there is no governing body that declares what a skateboard should be in regards to parts and measurements. When the sport first started out, individuals focused mainly on the structure of a skateboard. But with the sport constantly growing in popularity, the overall design and image of a skateboard is crucial. There’s no such thing as a simple board anymore as design has been taken to the next level.
Most skateboard decks are constructed with a seven-ply cross-laminated layup of Canadian maple. But depending on an individual’s preference, other materials such as bamboo, Kevlar, carbon fiber and aluminum are also used. Ordinary decks are usually 7 to 10.5 inches wide, but vary depending on the type of skater. Vert skateboarders use a wide deck to provide stability while street skaters use a smaller version. The length of a skateboard deck is usually between 28 and 33 inches long.
With so many great companies out there in the world of skateboarding, its hard to determine which one has the best designs. The following is a list of 10 companies that have unique skateboard decks that are anything but ordinary.
#1. Alien Workshop Skateboard Decks
#2. Almost Skateboard Decks
#3. Baker Skateboard Decks
#4. Black Label Skateboard Decks
#5. Element Skateboard Decks
#6. Flip Skateboard Decks
#7. Girl Skateboard Decks
#8. Krooked Skateboard Decks
#9. Plan B Skateboard Decks
#10. Zero Skateboard Decks
Sources: A1 Skateboard Shop
Which company do you think makes the best skateboard deck designs? Are there any other companies you know of that should have been mentioned? Please note that this is not a top 10 list. Instead it highlights the work skateboarding companies have done!
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