Skateboards

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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BoardUp Foldable Longboard

BoardUp Foldable Longboard

Now you can carry a longboard with less trouble, thanks to the BoardUp Foldable Longboard. It has a hinge mechanism that unlocks and folds the board when you push on its nose at an angle. When unfolded, the hinge locks to ensure you’re safe while riding.

Building a Onewheel Skateboard

Building a Onewheel Skateboard

Adam Savage and Tested went to the California factory of Future Motion, the makers of the Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboard. Adam got a tour of the factory and in the end built a Onewheel+ XR, the new model that has an extended range of up to 18mi.

IKEA SPÄNST Collection

IKEA SPÄNST Collection

Designed in collaboration with Stampd founder Chris Stamp, IKEA’s SPÄNST is a collection of home goods for active urban residents. Dominated by black and white and thin lines, some standouts include LED sticks, a shoe/skateboard rack, and a skateboard.

Boosted Mini Electric Skateboard

Boosted Mini Electric Skateboard

Boosted’s new entry level electric skateboard doesn’t sacrifice on quality or style. The Boosted Mini has a concave design and a kick tail for easy maneuverability. It has two versions: one with a 7mi range and one with a 14mi range.

Deal: Urbanskate Mini E-Skateboards

Deal: Urbanskate Mini E-Skateboards

Roll to your destination faster with Urbanskate’s compact (17″ long) remote-controlled electric skateboard. Roam the pavement at speeds up to 12 mph with a maximum range of 7 miles. Get it for 20% off the regular price in The Awesomer Shop.

Hover-1 Cruze Electric Skateboard

Hover-1 Cruze Electric Skateboard

The Hover-1 Cruze is the world’s first electric skateboard that doesn’t need a remote control to function. You simply step on its rear footpad to activate its 150W motor. It goes up to 8.5mph and lasts up to 5mi per charge.

Starkboard Electric Skateboard

Starkboard Electric Skateboard

Unlike most electric skateboards, the StarkBoard doesn’t need a remote control or trigger to work. You use it just like a regular board, shifting your weight to change directions or even move backward. It also automatically stops when you get off.

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Skate Deck

Transformers vs. G.I. Joe Skate Deck

This dope skateboard deck is part of Kidrobot’s Transformers vs. G.I. Joe collection, based on the retro overload comic book series by writer and artist Tom Scioli. Limited to 100 pieces, the deck features original art by Scioli himself.

Bureo Recycled Net Skateboards

Bureo Recycled Net Skateboards

Bureo makes skateboards with decks that are made from waste fishing nets that are retrieved and processed with the help of locals in fishing communities in Chile. The decks have a fishtail and grippy scale patterns that are both thematic and functional. Available in two sizes.

Kuickwheel Serpent Electric Skateboards

Kuickwheel Serpent Electric Skateboards

Kuickwheel’s electric skateboards are incredibly affordable, but they’re not just for penny pinchers. The Serpent-C is the smallest electric skateboard at just 18″ long, while the Serpent-W is a longboard filled with safety features such as LEDs and an aluminum alloy deck.

Potaito Boards Longboards

Potaito Boards Longboards

Etsy store Potaito Boards makes longboards out of reclaimed wood. White oak and walnut make up the core, sandwiched by horizontal planks of walnut, cherry, mahogany or maple. The boards come in two types: one for carving and one for cruising. You can also buy just the decks.

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