THE BEST Skateboards

Cycleagle Electric Skateboard

Cycleagle Electric Skateboard

This rugged electric skateboard is built for all-terrain riding. It features 4-wheel independent suspension and an impressive 6.1″ ground clearance to take you over the roughest surfaces. It comes in 2WD or 4WD configs, with 2000W or 4000W of power, respectively. Top speed for both boards is 27 mph.

Traqpod Carving Skateboard

Traqpod Carving Skateboard

Traqpod’s unique skateboard features a flexible, concave deck, and front and rear trucks that pivot, enabling tight turns and a stable, controlled ride. It has a high grip rubber surface, its trucks fold up for storage, and includes a matching wall hanger.

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Cardboard Skateboard

Cardboard Skateboard

Usually, you want the deck of a skateboard to be made from wood, fiberglass, or maybe a durable composite. But maker James Bruton wanted to see if he could build one using cardboard. His design takes advantage of the structural rigidity of poster tubes, stacked and glued together to help distribute weight.

Skateboard Wireless Charger

Skateboard Wireless Charger

Skate4create makes all kinds of nifty items from recycled skateboard decks. One of our faves is this unique Qi wireless charger. It’s one of the few we’ve seen that doesn’t just look like a hunk of plastic, and we’d be happy to display it on our desk, with or without a phone sitting on it.

Onewheel Coolerwheel

Onewheel Coolerwheel

Electric skateboard maker Onewheel hacked a Yeti cooler on top of of one of their self-balancing boards, letting its rider carry around chilled drinks without dragging around a separate cooler. They built this one-off prototype on a whim, but we kind of dig the idea.

Skateboard for Cats

Skateboard for Cats

Engineer Kim Pimmel decided that his cat MIDI needed a new mode of transportation, so he built him an electric skateboard. What makes this board unique is the throttle control that holds a treat, incenting kitty to bat at it and make the board move.

DIY Carbon Fiber Skateboard

DIY Carbon Fiber Skateboard

Maker James Bruton is a big fan of 3D printing. In this video, he uses his Lulzbot HS+1.2 heavy duty print head to output carbon fiber reinforced plastic filament to create a skateboard with a unique structure. He then takes it for a spin to see just how strong it is.

Cardboard Longboard

Cardboard Longboard

Kousheek Chakraborty and Satya Schiavina of Technovation show off a nifty design for a longboard with an quarter iso-grid cardboard center sandwiched between two layers of acrylic. While it looks reasonably stable for slow cruising, we’re not sure you’d want to do tricks on it. Check out the full build log on Instructables.

The Board Skateboard

The Board Skateboard

Industrial designer Chia-Wei shows off a slick prototype for a mini-cruiser skateboard that can be collapsed down into a circular shape when not in use. It uses a series of hinged braces that unfold into a familiar oval skateboard shape with enough strength to be ridden on.

Transforming Skateboard Tricks

Transforming Skateboard Tricks

While the only moving parts on most skateboards are the trucks and wheels, Matt Tomasello wanted something more complex. So he set about building some wacky skateboards which can change form as he jumps off and back onto them. Matt shows off his wares and his trick skills in this compilation video from JENKEM.

Making Skateboards from Pallets

Making Skateboards from Pallets

Jackman Works loves to make things by recycling old wooden shipping pallets. In this video, he takes a bunch of the beat up old wood, slices it into sheets, laminates them, and trims them into some sweet looking, street-style skateboards. It’s interesting to see how he shapes the wood with the vacuum bag.

2019 5BORO VHS Skateboard Decks

2019 5BORO VHS Skateboard Decks

Reminisce about the days of OG skate videos with these sweet skateboard decks. New York-based skateboard maker 5BORO adds to its limited-edition VHS collection with four sick new designs. Each board comes in two sizes.

Aluminati Skateboard Decks

Aluminati Skateboard Decks

Aluminati Boards makes skateboard decks out of recycled aircraft aluminum. Aside from a wide variety of original designs, it also offers officially-licensed decks and cruisers that rock NBA and NHL team logos in both modern and vintage styles.

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Riptide R1 Black Electric Skateboard

Riptide R1 Black Electric Skateboard

Riptide worked with Waterborne Skateboards to create the Riptide R1 Black, an electric skateboard made for aggressive carving. It has a rear adapter that ensures stability even when torquing at 18mph. It also has a kick tail, soft urethane wheels, and built-in handles.

Exway X1 Pro Electric Skateboard

Exway X1 Pro Electric Skateboard

Exway’s new X1 Pro is rated one of the best electric skateboards you can get for under $1000. It has an unlockable top speed of 29 mph, 16 mi range, 85 mm wheels and dust- and water-resistance. Its app lets you adjust the board’s acceleration and speed.

Onewheel Pint Electric Skateboard

Onewheel Pint Electric Skateboard

Onewheel’s entry-level single-wheel skateboard is lighter, smaller, and more nimble than the standard OneWheel XR. It has a built-in handle, LED lights and an easy dismount mode. It goes up to 16 mph and lasts up to 8 mi per charge.

Linky Foldable Electric Skateboard

Linky Foldable Electric Skateboard

We’ve seen a foldable longboard. Here’s its electric counterpart. The Linky skateboard can be folded in half and locked in place within seconds. It has a range of over 9 mi and a top speed of almost 19 mph. It fully charges in just 30 min. Also on Amazon.

Bajaboard Pantera

Bajaboard Pantera

The supercar of skateboards. Bajaboard made the Pantera simply to find out how much power they can cram into an electric skateboard. It tops out at a ridiculously fast 45mph – a terrifying proposition that even the guys who made it don’t want to push its limits.

DIY Flamethrower Skateboard

DIY Flamethrower Skateboard

Instructables contributor Mikeasaurus shows off his ridiculously dangerous looking creation, a skateboard which leaves a fiery trail in its wake. It drips out a small amount of fuel triggered by a foot-controlled switch, and ignites it with an electric sparker. Full build log here.

Girl x Kodak Skateboard Decks

Girl x Kodak Skateboard Decks

Girl Skateboards‘ love for analog film manifests in its latest collaboration. The skate company worked with Kodak to create seven skateboard decks adorned with the logos of Kodak’s 35mm films. The collection also includes clothing and headgear.

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Skateboards into Beer Bottle

Skateboards into Beer Bottle

Crafter Luke Reed self-admittedly isn’t a wood lathe expert, but we’re still impressed with the results of his first ever lathe project – taking a stack old skateboard decks, laminating them together, then shaping them into a wooden beer bottle.

Skateboard Surf Adapter

Skateboard Surf Adapter

Waterborne’s surf adapter is a skateboard front truck add-on that makes skating more akin to surfing. It lets you make much tighter turns, makes carving and turning smoother, and provides improved grip around curves. It comes with a riser for the rear truck.

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard

Whiskey Rider Mini Skateboard

Alder + Ash presents a beautifully handcrafted mini cruiser board, lovingly made from a reclaimed oak whiskey barrel. It rides on 59mm Bones “all terrain” wheels with red bearings, and sports independent Bullet trucks.

How Skateboard Wheels Are Made

How Skateboard Wheels Are Made

Go inside a factory where they manufacture polyurethane skateboard wheels. After using CAD tools, metal molds are milled for the liquid plastic, which is baked, polished, and printed with a design. As one commenter suggested, aluminum wheels would look pretty sweet.

Skateboard Hover Board Lamp

Skateboard Hover Board Lamp

Spanish skateboard craft shop Skate-Home makes lamps out of skateboard decks. One of the shop’s designs is inspired by the radical Mattel Hover Board from Back to the Future II. The deck can be displayed horizontally or vertically, and it has a 7W LED light source.

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