8 Steps To Build Your Own Skateboard From Scratch – DIY Skateboard

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A skateboard deck. A good rule of thumb is to keep the length of the deck between 32 – 36 in depending on your height. Under 32 in and you might have problems with mobility and balance. Short of you being Shaq, you don’t need more than a 36 in deck. *Core and concave play a big part in your choice in deck length. The core is the center of your skateboard and the deck is curved concave upward in the center to create a deep dish. The core accounts for about a third to a half of the board. A full core deck will be stiffer and lighter giving the board a lot of pop. A partial core deck will give you more flex and will be heavier.

A deck is a small board that is placed on your trucks by using bushings and a deck screw. A deck that conforms to your foot are typically made of layered plywood and come in different shapes and styles. Some of the more popular decks are the Indy, popsicle, and tobacco. These styles of decks are the most popular and expensive because they're deck's that give the best control of your board. If you're just starting out, these are the best decks to buy.

Do it yourself skateboard

Skateboarding is a beloved pastime for many. Although there are plenty of great beginner skateboards for those who are just starting out in the sport, it’s common for even experienced skaters to build their own skateboard from scratch. One of the best reasons for doing so is that you can enjoy a skateboard that fits your individual tastes and style.

Building your own skateboard can also be rewarding – you’ll enjoy seeing your creation take shape and hold your own board in your hands.

What You’Ll Need to Build a Skateboard

First and foremost, to build your own skateboard, you’ll need a deck and a set of skateboarding trucks. Before you start, here are some things to keep in mind:

Any deck can be used to build a skateboard, but you’ll need to buy a pack of skateboard ones if you don’t have any.

While playing around with your skateboard, it’s a good idea to have a helmet to protect your head.

Get some chalk in case you need to correct any ollies.