THE BEST Skateboards

Video: Wizard Smoke

Video: Wizard Smoke

Despite a euphemistic title, Wizard Smoke is pure (yet surreal) skateboarding heaven; it was filmed with three Panasonic HVX200s and uses tempera paint and flour for the smoke.

Book: Skateboarding 3D

Book: Skateboarding 3D

No, you’re not seeing double: Sebastian Denz’ Skateboarding 3D is a literally in-your-face book filled with 70+ anaglyph pictures of skateboarders and tricks; 3D glasses are included.

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Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW

Thrustmaster T-Freestyle NW

We could do without the “gnarly” skull, but Thrustmaster’s T-Freestyle NW is a boon for skate- and snowboarders; the maple Wii controller employs rolling motion and lateral movement tech.

40oz Skate Deck

40oz Skate Deck

Drinking and riding ain’t cool, but this Deathwish Low Life Cruiser Skateboard Deck is an alcohol-free stopgap between beer runs; it’s a 7-ply maple board with custom paint job.

Mercury Ocean Skateboard

Mercury Ocean Skateboard

Mekanism teams up with artist (and break dancing champ) Olafur Eliasson for this sweet Mercury Ocean Skateboard; it features a rippled mirror coating and a 13-ply deck. Thanks, R.O.!

36 Skater Video Game

36 Skater Video Game

Above: 36 Freeborders (think skateboarding with a third wheel) turn San Francisco’s hilly streets into a real-life video game thanks to fancy footwork and neon lights. Thanks, Jessica!

Incase x PR Skate Pack

Incase x PR Skate Pack

Incase’s Paul Rodriguez Skate Pack kills two birds with one stone: it’s both skate- and laptop-friendly with a reinforced notebook compartment, multiple gadget pockets and padded back.

Video: Best of Skate

Video: Best of Skate

Any Skate player who has spent hours perfecting tricks will appreciate this Best of Skate Highlight Reel; it’s put together by the devs and features the best and worst player clips.

Travel Well Skateboards

Travel Well Skateboards

Shaped by Rodney Smith and Chuck Hults, Element’s Travel Well skateboards are clearly vintage-inspired, with hard top edges, retro-style trucks and 50s-60s era graphics.

Deckstool Stools

Deckstool Stools

Deckstool is where old decks go for a second chance: built from broken skateboards, each is crafted and finished in urban Philly and totally unique; they’ll even make your own Custom stool.

Krink x Girl Skateboard

Krink x Girl Skateboard

Made in collaboration with ALIFE and Girl Skateboards, Marker maven Krink has an ultra-sleek deck out; it sports a metallic finish with Krink’s trademark drip styling. Thanks, Luke!

Hockey Arena Chandelier

Hockey Arena Chandelier

You’ll only be able to pull off this Hockey Arena Chandelier at a bachelor pad, so live it up, single dudes. Ice not your thing? Check out these Hoops and Skateboard pendants.

Intro: Skate 2

Intro: Skate 2

Skate 2’s intro movie is a who’s who of pro skateboarders, with everyone from Rob Dyrdek and Big Black to Jerry Hsu; it’s pretty well directed, even with the quirky prison setting.

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Video: Hand Skateboarders

Video: Hand Skateboarders

Skatiens is a French troupe that literally upends the idea that skateboards are for feet only; although they’re not skating per se, the tricks they do with their hands are pretty cool.

Skate Bat

Skate Bat

Bats, skulls, spiders and a wicked deck: Skate Bat has got it all, so it’s too bad this 7″ figure is limited to only five pieces. However, a second colorway is planned for Spring 2009.

Tony Hawk/Margera Decks

Tony Hawk/Margera Decks

It doesn’t get much more real for skateboarders than these two Steiner Sports decks, hand signed by pro legend Tony Hawk and Bam Margera of CKY and MTV’s Jackass.

Yoda Skateboards

Yoda Skateboards

No, not Jedi Yoda–these awesome Yoda Skateboards are the work of Portuguese artist David Carvalho, produced in conjunction with Pop Cling. To preorder, email David here.

Deckpeck Skateboards

Deckpeck Skateboards

This is one deck you won’t thrash: DolceQ’s sexy skateboards are actually printed by Deckpeck. They allow artists to create their own custom decks and wheels as well as sell them.

Skateboard Deck Stairs

Skateboard Deck Stairs

Their ollie days are over, but these skateboards have found a second life as stairs; they’re found at the offices of Roarockit, a Canadian outfit that sells DIY skateboard deck kits.

Soularc Board

Soularc Board

The Soularc Board is a funky marriage of skateboarding and surfing. It’s made possible by the below-deck composite spring, which makes riders feel like they’re carving a wave — on land.

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Zoo York Cockroach Boards

Zoo York Cockroach Boards

The Cockroach Artist Series is a collaboration between Zoo York and five renowned NYC artists. The subject: New York’s most infamous (yet resilient) resident, the roach.

God Father Lounge Chair

God Father Lounge Chair

Skate Study House takes skateboards off the street and into the living room; the results are remarkably sophisticated. Above: the God Father Lounge Chair is an homage to Eames.

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