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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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Evisen 2017 Summer Decks

Evisen 2017 Summer Decks

Inyo flip. Japanese skate shop Evisen Skateboards worked with artist Usugrow to create three decks with art inspired by Buddhist texts, while artist Toshikazu Nozaka designed a pair of decks featuring creatures from Japanese folklore.

XTND Electric Skateboard

XTND Electric Skateboard

An electric skateboard augmented by artificial intelligence and sensors. It won’t move if it’s locked via its app or if you’re standing incorrectly on it. It can also suggest more efficient routes, regulate its speed to prevent falls and much more.

Bajaboard

Bajaboard

Most electric skateboards work well only in urban environments, but the BajaBoard can take you to places where roads don’t go. It goes up to 31mph and has an independent double wishbone suspension, spring shocks, pneumatic tires and a battery that lasts up to 22mi.

Toilet Paper Skateboard

Toilet Paper Skateboard

Lauri and Anni from the Hydraulic Press Channel took a break from their typical destruction to create something with their tools. By crushing rolls of toilet paper within an inch of their life, they were able to eventually come up with a semi-workable skateboard deck.

Recycled Skateboard Coffee Table

Recycled Skateboard Coffee Table

Skate or Design creates vibrant and functional home accessories and furniture from reclaimed skateboard decks. The highlight of their collection is this 40″ wide coffee table covered in colorful wood decks. A hidden steel frame underneath provides structure and rigidity.

Skateboard to Pocket Knife

Skateboard to Pocket Knife

Made By Skateboarding shows us the process of taking old skateboard decks, slicing, relaminating, and reworking the wood to transform them into new objects. In this case, we get a cool pocket knife we’d be proud to own. You can buy their knives here.

Seletti Skateboard Tray

Seletti Skateboard Tray

Alessandro Zambelli gives the skateboard a playful twist, turning it into a porcelain tray and table accent. It’s available in white or super shiny gold. Part of Zambelli’s Memorabilia collection for Seletti.

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Invizaboard Glass Skateboard

Invizaboard Glass Skateboard

Earlier this year Braille Skateboarding tested a skateboard that had a glass deck. It went down just as you’d expect. But apparently a company called Invizaboard has developed a similar product that’s actually usable. Skip to 4:15 to see it in action.

Recycled Skateboard Guitar

Recycled Skateboard Guitar

An incredible, one of a kind electric guitar, handmade using layers of laminated scrap skateboard wood by 2ndShot’s John Gibson (so we guess it’s a Gibson guitar of sorts). It’s fully playable, with Humbucker and hand-wound single coil pickups, and a maple neck.

Rollholz Skateboards

Rollholz Skateboards

Dortmund-based Tom Wilhelm makes ’70s-themed cruisers by hand. His trademark design is a deck carved from a single piece of wood with a bold color or pattern painted on its lower half. The decks are made of a variety of wood, including zebrawood, walnut and ash.

Eon Electric Skateboard Kit

Eon Electric Skateboard Kit

Unlimited Engineering’s Eon is an easy to assemble kit that is compatible with practically any skateboard deck. It lets you go up to 22mph for up to 7.5mi per charge, but you can also opt to have dual motors, dual batteries or both for more speed, power and range.

Nitro World Games: Winning Runs

Nitro World Games: Winning Runs

An offshoot of Nitro Circus, Nitro World Games is all about pulling off the most amazing vert tricks on inline skates, skateboards, scooters, BMX and motorcycles. Highlights include a BMX 1080º front flip and an FMX double front flip. Full show here.

2016 Boosted Board

2016 Boosted Board

The second generation of the hit electric skateboard features a ton of improvements, such as a new hot-swappable battery system, an optional larger capacity battery, a water-resistant cover for the electronics and an external port for accessories.

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