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The latest skateboard trends - Is your complete skateboard obsolete?

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Skateboarding initially boomed in the 60s and 70s, and with it the development of skateboarding styles. However, it wasn't until the 1990s that skating transformed from a niche sport to a global phenomenon. By then, skating culture and fashion had gained widespread adoption. Practical and comfortable, the skater's style was all about loose and practical clothing that suited the sport and offered some protection. Its aesthetic was casual and casual, with an anti-traditional feel.

Today, major designers, brands and influencers are once again embodying the skate style and this look is once again popular.

This passage is going to talk about the followings of complete skateboard:

(1) Popular sports - skateboard

(2) Skateboard Deck Construction

(3) Conclusion


(1) Popular sports - skateboard

Skateboarding has taken off and is set to soar when the Olympics are due. But the recent rise in popularity is linked to the pandemic, when we went into lockdown and the popularity of skateboarding skyrocketed.

Old skaters are suddenly re-entering the sport and kids are leaving their skateboards behind. We were really experiencing a boom and the suppliers couldn't keep up with the demand. It was a great time to skate, and I've never experienced the recognition of the sport firsthand. There are skateboards in ads, movies, apps, games, everywhere. And best of all, it's cool again!

Skateboarding would have been an Olympic sport at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but it was put on hold due to the epidemic. But the appeal of skateboarding will never go out of style.

As skateboarding becomes more socially acceptable, we've noticed a shift in audience. As of 2018, only 44,1% of skaters are teenagers. Although they represent 55% of skaters 10 years ago.

Today, we see more and more adults getting back to skating. The same thing is happening with girls. Although they don't even represent 10% of skaters, more and more girls are starting to skate today. There are now many professional female skaters making a living through sponsorships and competitions that would have been unheard of even a decade ago.


(2) Skateboard Deck Construction

Before you choose a skateboard, it is important to learn how to construct a skateboard deck.

The general manufacture of skateboards varies from manufacturer to manufacturer, but the basic steps are the same and have been practiced for years.

Almost all of the boards used on decks are maple. It is popular for its durability and flexibility, so it can be easily molded into different shapes without sacrificing strength.

However, as I mentioned earlier, the number of plies may vary. Some skateboards have a 7-ply maple construction, while others have a 9-ply maple construction.

When all the layers are pressed together, it is stronger than a single hardwood board.

The basic construction begins with stacking the individual boards on top of each other. To make the deck strong and durable, the manufacturer uses alternating veneer panels (longitudinal, transverse or cross braced).

After gluing, they are placed under a hydraulic press, which presses the layers into one. Here, too, the nose, tail and concave side of the deck are formed by pressing the wood layers.

Pressure is then applied to the deck to allow the glue to dry and hold the layers firmly together.

Finally, holes are drilled in the truck and a band saw is used to cut the shape of the deck from large pieces to a round and frosted smooth surface.

The deck is varnished, sealed and polished before it is finally sent to market for sale.


(3) Conclusion

Was this review article helpful to you? Now it's your turn to choose one, pick your own complete skateboard and start your skateboarding journey! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. We're always ready to help.

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