The skateboard deck you select will lay the foundation for the way your skateboard feels. Your style of riding, kind of obstacles you can skate through, as well as other components such as wheels, trucks, etc., will be relevant to the skateboard deck you buy.
There are many options in cool skateboard decks to choose from. The technology used for skateboarding has evolved tremendously, from the initial decks in the 1960s that were dense, narrow, as well difficult in their operations.
The skateboard decks for sale today are prepared using as many as 7 or 9 different sheets of wood. These are called “plies” that are bonded together. The bonding of several wood sheets enables the deck to flex easily due to pressure. This makes it resistant to any kind of breaks, as well as responding to movements while making it lightweight.
Modern skateboards are typically made with a 7 or 9-ply construction of Maplewood. In fact, if you view the skateboard decks from a side profile, you would be able to view the different plies.
The raw Maplewood is initially cut into thin sheets rectangular in shape. These are then stacked one over the other while placing glue between sheets. Then, clamps are placed strategically over the glued wood stack. This forms the concave shape of the skateboard decks. Once the glue dries, and layers are bonded to one single object, clamps get removed, and we see a wooden rectangle shape.
With this curved rectangle shape, the skateboard decks get cut. There are many different sizes and shapes, which are cut using this piece, and this decides the final shape of the custom skateboard decks. In the next few sections, we describe various options when it comes to the size and shape of skateboard decks as well as how every option impacts the skateboarding experience.