Some Important Points To Consider About A Skateboard Deck

posted on 21 Jun 2015 01:13 by jason3juarez

The most important part of a skateboard is the skateboard deck. If you do not have this one thing then you will not have a skateboard. When considering a skateboard deck there are a number of things to keep in mind.

Having an understanding of all the various parts of the deck is a good place to begin. At the front section of the deck is the nose. The nose is directly before the mounting holes. The back of the deck is the tail and this will be at the rear of the mounting holes. If you are wondering how you can tell the difference between the nose and tail then you should know that the tail is thinner and shorter.

The length and width are very important factors to any skateboard deck. These things will determine a number of things and you should find one that is comfortable for you. The deck's length is the measurements from the nose to where the tail ends. An average board will be around 28 to 32 inches. How wide a deck is will determine the types of tricks you can do. The average deck width is seven and a half to eight and a quarter inches.

Mounting holes are another important part of the deck. If you don't have them you cannot have any wheels. These holes will be drilled beforehand and placed in the front and the back. The distance between two inner mounted holes to another is named the wheelbase. The size of the owner will determine the size but approximately 14 inches is the average.

A deck is made of a number of different ply layers. If you look at the deck from the side then you will be able to see the different layers. The decks are usually made with wood most commonly Canadian Maple. Laying the wood in a cross grained pattern will make a tougher board. Most decks will have seven different layers in them.

The decks concave will affect the amount of control that a rider has over the board. Where the deck curves to the sides is the area of the concave. Control is very important and this is why the concave plays a large role in the deck.

There are various factors that make up a skateboard deck. Before you buy a deck you should take these things into account as they can have a large effect on the way your board can be used by you.

By: John Walls

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Now you can pick the skateboard deck that will give you the style and distinction you want easy and fast! When you see the wide selection of skateboard decks available, you will be able to outfit your new board today!