THE BEST Skateboards

Inside Skate

Inside Skate

Part of Didi Dunphy’s Recess Collection, Inside Skates are skateboards with colorful upholstery. They make for a great conversation piece, but are also good for skating indoors. Video here.

Hot Wheels Urban Shredder

Hot Wheels Urban Shredder

Powered by a 250w electric motor, this three-wheeled motorized skateboard can propel a child or small adult under 150lbs. at speeds up to 10mph, and can drive for up to an hour on a single charge.

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Firefly

Firefly

Full moon, empty city streets, glowboard. There are many poetic moments in Firefly, an aerial video of nighttime illuminated skateboarding, made with an RC camera copter. See the making of the vid here.

NYC Subway Skate Deck

NYC Subway Skate Deck

Belief’s clever skate deck is decorated to look like a New York subway car, and includes a marker and stickers you can use to tag it with your own custom graffiti – without fear of the MTA cops.

Hamboards

Hamboards

Designed by Pete Hamborg and his sons – hence the name – Hamboards are longboards that go back to the original purpose of skateboards: to enjoy the experience of surfing while on land.

SNAP Folding Longboard

SNAP Folding Longboard

SNAP’s uniquely efficient, Canadian maple drop-deck longboard folds down from its expanded 38” length to just 19”, which allows it to be conveniently packed inside most backpacks and gym bags.

Glow in the Dark Skateboard

Glow in the Dark Skateboard

Skate and coast from dusk ’til dawn with this ill 27″ Penny Nickel 27″ skateboard, where almost all of its parts glow in the dark. It has Penny cushions, 4″ Penny trucks and 59mm Penny wheels.

Boosted Boards

Boosted Boards

Longboards with two electric motors that can propel you up to 20mph for up to 6 miles per charge, so you can take a leisurely cruise or short commute without the need to kick and push.

Skateboard Sunglasses

Skateboard Sunglasses

Diamond Supply Co. recently unveiled their upcoming line of sunglasses with frames made from multicolored layered wood recycled from skateboards. Watch for them on DSC’s online store.

Ouija Skateboard Deck

Ouija Skateboard Deck

A creepy encounter in his childhood inspired designer Scott Ogden to redefine the Ouija Board. We hope no one is possessed by an evil spirit while riding it. Limited edition of 250.

Stair Rover Skateboard

Stair Rover Skateboard

Designer Po-Chih Lai’s unique skateboard prototype adds extra pivoting points and doubles its wheels to allow it to ride not just on bumpy surfaces, but down stairs without its rider falling off.

GnarBoard Electric Skateboard

GnarBoard Electric Skateboard

These spendy electric skateboards can propel you up to 28mph in as little as 1.9 secs., thanks to four powerful motors, controlled by a hand-held remote. Body pads and helmet not included, but required.

ZBoard Electric Skateboard

ZBoard Electric Skateboard

This powerful electric skateboard is driven using a simple “lean forward to go, lean back to stop” control system. Hits top speeds of 15 to 17mph. Its Kickstarter campaign wraps April 2, so pledge now.

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Corpse Corps Skateboards

Corpse Corps Skateboards

Really emphasize your skate-or-die lifestyle with one of these coffin-shaped decks from Corpse Corps. They come in a 9″ standardized design or a handcrafted 10″ featuring limited-edition artwork.

Motocrossboard

Motocrossboard

The MXB is a cross between a motorcycle and a skateboard. It has an electric engine and a hand switch to control the throttle and brakes. The fastest version can go over 60mph.

Santa Cruz Simpsons Skateboards

Santa Cruz Simpsons Skateboards

Aside from the Homer Deck, Santa Cruz Skateboards has other Simpsons-themed goods, including Bart’s own skateboard, a couple of Duff Beer boards and another Homer deck.

The Homer Deck

The Homer Deck

Plant your feet on Homer’s head on this popsicle-style board by Santa Cruz Skateboards. Top-side is business Homer (we’re surprised the tie’s not a clip-on,) and bottom is casual Homie.

Skateboard Pool Painting

Skateboard Pool Painting

London-based street artist D*Face attached a “spray paint skateboard interface” to the underside of a bunch of skateboards, found an empty swimming pool and let the skaters do their thing.

The Last Fiesta

The Last Fiesta

Chris Parks’ irreverent ode to The Last Supper is redone cleverly: on a set of 12 skateboard decks painted to resemble the famous painting, but with Mexican wrestlers, tacos, burritos and beer.

Evil Goods California Deck

Evil Goods California Deck

Skate on the Golden State with Evil Goods’ California deck. Made from 100% Canadian maple, with laser etched branding and pre-cut griptape. We’d like to see a Wyoming deck or a Hawaii deck.

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FiiK Street Surfer Skateboard

FiiK Street Surfer Skateboard

Give yourself a speed boost with FiiK’s motor-driven skateboards, with the Street Surfer topping out at 23mph, and a range of up to 28 miles on a charge. See FiiK’s electric boards in action here.

Push Culture Hoodie

Push Culture Hoodie

This hoodie from Push Apparel is designed to keep you skating (or just functioning in public) on cold days with an elasticized face mask, double cuffs and a lengthened waistband. (Thanks David!)

Skate Mirror

Skate Mirror

Made of stainless steel and mirrored glass, with genuine skate trucks to complete the look. Also comes with a set of skate stickers. A quirky holiday gift for skaters. Just make sure they don’t ride it.

The 630 Horsepower Skateboard

The 630 Horsepower Skateboard

Tony Hawk is going to end up in the hospital pretty soon. V8 Supercars made him a huge skateboard with a V8 engine strapped on its back. Jump to 1:40 if you want to see – and hear – it come to life.

Effigy Skateboards

Effigy Skateboards

Former university instructor Dave Rankin has a goal to create the best art decks in the skateboard industry with a superior ride; judging from the talent we see here, he’s well on his way.

Skateistan (Short Film)

Skateistan (Short Film)

Bleak and captivating, Orlando Von Einsiedel’s Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul follows the lives of young skateboarders in the Skateistan charity project in Afghanistan. (Thanks Anthony!)

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