THE BEST Skateboards

Hendo Hoverboard

Hendo Hoverboard

A crowdfunded effort to replicate the magic of Back to the Future 2’s hoverboards. Invest $299+ and receive a dev kit to play with the tech, though it’ll cost you $10k if you want one of the first 10 functional hoverboards. More on The Verge.

5BORO VHS Skateboard Decks

5BORO VHS Skateboard Decks

Remember when skate videos came on tape? 5BORO NYC remembers. It has skateboard decks with prints that emulate the logos of VHS tape brands. Best of all, they’re not sold off as art and slapped with insane price tags.

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Beacon Alley Bamboo Skateboards

Beacon Alley Bamboo Skateboards

MakeLab’s skateboard design combines bamboo’s strength with the stiffness of fiberglass and carbon fiber. The result is a fun, responsive deck whose manufacture provides job training and increased employment in the Alabama black belt.

Leif Electric Skateboard

Leif Electric Skateboard

A six-wheeled electric skateboard made to emulate the feeling and mechanics of snowboarding. Its two middle wheels are casters, each with a 2kW brushless motor, letting you slide to turn or stop and even carve uphill.

Skate Ray

Skate Ray

A bright LED headlight for skateboards. Skate Ray mounts using the screws that connect your truck to your deck. Has a durable aluminum case, a water-resistant seal and a rechargeable battery. Also available as a red taillight.

Emil Boards

Emil Boards

Emil Boards are designed for coasting and carving. Their flat and rectangular decks add stability. You can also get just the deck. Available in raw and chocolate maple wood and with or without grip tape.

Weird Beard Skateboard

Weird Beard Skateboard

We’re not sure why they didn’t just call it the Skatebeard, but in any case Santa Cruz’ hairy skateboard is guaranteed to get you a few laughs at the park, and maybe even a couple of new buddies. It comes with 60mm wheels.

Marbel Electric Skateboard

Marbel Electric Skateboard

Designed for short commutes, Marbel goes up to 20mph – even uphill – and gets about 10mi per charge, thanks to its powerful motor and carbon fiber and Kevlar deck. It has a wireless controller but can also be used with a mobile app.

Salt Surf Skateboards

Salt Surf Skateboards

Brooklyn-based shop Salt Surf makes beautiful and unique skateboards. The decks are made of layers of maple veneer sandwiched between walnut veneers. They’re sprayed with clear grip tape coating to keep the wood visible.

SkaterTrainer

SkaterTrainer

A great tool for newbie skateboarders. SkaterTrainers are rubber covers for skateboard wheels. Put them on your board and it won’t roll or slide off. It’ll help you focus on learning tricks without falling off or wrecking your house.

Onewheel Electric Skateboard

Onewheel Electric Skateboard

This electric skateboard may only have one wheel, but its motion sensors ensure that you won’t fall off. The sensors also let you control it just by leaning your body. Its battery lasts up to 6mi. and can be recharged in just 20mins.

Tail & Nose Bookends

Tail & Nose Bookends

A pair of bookends made from two-thirds of a skateboard, complete with screws, trucks and wheels. You can also just get the tail. Available in four colors, but strangely, red isn’t currently an option.

BriefSkate

BriefSkate

BriefSkates are skateboards with padded and shock resistant compartments for storing small items. The BriefSkate Aero measures 40″ long, while the Mini measures 29″ (deck only, no trucks). Watch out for it on Kickstarter too.

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IXO Carbon Fiber Skateboards

IXO Carbon Fiber Skateboards

These exceptional skate decks are skinned in lightweight, durable carbon fiber with a nomex honeycomb core, and coated with six layers of high-gloss “nano-ceramic” varnish. Also available in longboards and teensy fingerboards.

Chromatic

Chromatic

By covering skateboards with chalk, then capturing boarders’ moves in ultra slow-mo, we’re able to witness the precise trajectory of each board as it flies through the air. Video by Beyond Slow Motion. (Thanks Darren!)

Kickr Electric Longboard Kit

Kickr Electric Longboard Kit

The Kickr converts longboards into motorized vehicles. It consists of a battery, a throttle, a sensor and a motor. You can easily install the kit onto most boards within a minute. It lets you go up to 20mph and up to eight miles per charge.

GolfBoard

GolfBoard

And we thought the Hover Golf Cart was crazy. The GolfBoard is a motorized skateboard designed to be used on grass. It has a 3,000W electric motor, a 25,000mAh battery and the same wheels used in riding lawn mowers.

Brakeboard Trucks

Brakeboard Trucks

Rear longboard trucks with brakes. Brakeboard trucks have a pair of independent cone clutches. Step on the pedal and your speed will be reduced smoothly, i.e. you’ll slow down without getting thrown off your board.

Sunset Skateboards

Sunset Skateboards

Sunset Skateboards have clear polycarbonate decks and wheels with LEDs. The LEDs don’t need batteries because they are powered by the movement of the wheels. You can also build your own deck. Video here.

Longboard Stroller

Longboard Stroller

Just because you have a toddler doesn’t mean you need to stop having fun. Take, for example, this combination baby stroller/longboard, which lets you zip down sidewalks while giving your tot the ride of their lives.

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SkateCase for iPhone 5

SkateCase for iPhone 5

A case made of a plastic bezel and wooden strips from a skateboard factory. The strips are laminated and milled then filed, sanded and oiled by hand. The bezel comes in black or white, but the color of the wood strips vary.

Stair-Rover on Kickstarter

Stair-Rover on Kickstarter

The Stair-Rover is a skateboard with 8 wheels and a V-frame chassis. It lets you skate over rough terrain and even down flights of stairs. Designer Po-Chih Lai is ready to mass produce his invention, but he needs your help.

Square Skateboard Wheels

Square Skateboard Wheels

Invented by David Patrick, Shark Wheels are skateboard wheels made of helical strips that form a cube-like shape. The shape leads to less rolling resistance allowing it to roll faster while the strips improve grip.

Marge & Maggie Skate Decks

Marge & Maggie Skate Decks

Marge shows Homer that she can shred as well as he does. And as we’ve seen countless of times, whatever Marge does, Maggie wants in on as well. Santa Cruz offers these sweet Simpsons decks as a set.

Nollie Flip Stool

Nollie Flip Stool

Whether you’re into actual skateboarding, or just sitting around playing that old Tony Hawk disc, you’ll be happy to have a place to rest your weary backside, on this canadian maple stool with a skateboard-inspired seat.

Laser Engraved Skate Decks

Laser Engraved Skate Decks

Magnetic Kitchen uses a laser cutter to etch a variety of original designs onto 7-ply hard rock maple boards, creating skateboard decks that are equally at home on your wall and on the streets.

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