Best Skateboard Products in 2015
In our opinion the table below has some of the best skateboard products around. Have a look and see what you think. If you like the look of them you can scroll down to the mini reviews further down the page and then click through to the in depth reviews.
Best Skateboard Product Review 2016
The reviews below are a quick look at our top ten favourite skateboard products in 2015 and going into 2016. For more information on each have a look at the full review bu clicking on the links.
Bronson Speed Co. G3 Bearings
Here’s one of our favourite skate products this year. These bearings are super fast and smooth and really pay attention to detail. We have been bombing around on them for a while and they bring a big smile to our faces. Definitely worth being at the top of our list.
For a more detailed review of the Bronson Speed Co G3 Bearings click through on the link in text or by going through the menu.
Plan B Sheckler Flashback Pro Spec Pro Deck 8.125
This is one of our favourite decks at the moment. The graphics are really bright and colourful and the board has a construction that is very well thought of. The feel of these boards is amazing and we would highly recommend them.
For a more detailed look at the Ryan Sheckler Deck Reviews click through to our reviews here.
Bones Decenzo B-Movie V1 STF 52mm Pro Wheels
Wheels are such an important part if your set up but something that a lot of us don’t change very often. The Bones STF range are great wheels that come in different sizes and colours to suit everyone’s style. The specifically formulated urethane offers great performance and the all important flat spot resistance to make the wheels last a long time. You will get a smooth ride and great response form these popular wheels.
Click on the link in the text here to read out detailed Bones Decenzo B-Movie V1 STF 52mm Pro Wheels review.
Palace New Linear Italia Team Deck 8.3″
This is great board from the super popular London brand that are growing at a massive rate. The board has pretty modern Italian style graphics that look reaaly cool and the 8.3 inch width is a good board for a steady ride and for a few tricks along the way.
For a more detailed look at these boards click through to our Palace Skateboard Deck Range.
The death of the local skate shop!
With more and more local skate shops closing and more skate products being bought online we feel it is important to give as many skateboard reviews as possible when making a buying decision. There are so many factors in buying a set of wheels from the type of board you are into to the type of streets that are in your area. With our skateboard reviews we can offer you as close to the feel as possible and help buy the best skate products.
The local shop was the perfect place to find the parts for your skateboard that really suited you. You could go in and have a chat about the product you were interested in and then be given a few options with personal reviews. Even stand on the board to see if the feel was right for you. Look at what other skaters in your area were interested in and what skate products they recommend. That is sadly becoming a thing of the past as towns become more and more focused on big chain stores that don’t really provide any specialist knowledge just give you cheap prices!
Online skateboard shopping gives you one big advantage which is choice. Whatever skate product you need just search for it and you will be able to buy it with a couple of clicks. If you need a set of wheels we aim to provide high quality skateboard wheel reviews. This is really great and opens up a whole new world in terms of what board you ride but what it doesn’t give you is the actual feel of the skateboard or all of the first hand reviews from other skaters as to what it is actually like. We aim to provide some of these skateboard reviews so that when you buy your deck, trucks or wheels you can make a more informed choice and end up being happy with your skateboard.
As the decades have passed more and more products have come onto the market giving us a larger choice of skateboard to go for. Many younger skaters like to run an 8 inch deck that allows them to do loads of different tricks and flips where as some of the over thirties skaters are rolling around on wider 8.5 decks with wider trucks for more stability and speed. But don’t forget the rise of the Penny Board, these small skateboards which are like the old slalom set ups are so popular these days with kids and adults alike. On the more extreme side of skating there are the downhill long boarders. These guys throw them down hills at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour, its another option when you are looking at a skateboard. Our skateboard reviews look at the styles not just the products.
Many of us are influenced by our favourite skaters and what they are riding, we all want to be able to do the same tricks as them and ride with the same style. Many of these skaters have deck sponsorship as well as clothing, shoes, trucks and wheels. But what are these skateboard products really like? Some have wider boards or looser trucks and different concave, it all ends up in a lot of decisions that need to be made when we are purchasing skateboards. This is where skateboard reviews help!
Ultimately, we all just want to go out and skate! We need to get the information from the reviews, buy the right set up for us and get to the local skate park or the streets and start learning loads of new tricks. The quicker you can do this the more fun you will have. Hopefully we can provide you with enough information to make that choice easily.
Skate clothing and culture
With choosing the right skateboard comes choosing the right clothes. A lot of us love the culture and buy a lot of skate products around this. Clothing is a massive part of this with companies like Volcom, Thrasher and Chocolate offering many items and skate products like clothing like T Shirts, jumpers, trousers and shorts. Again, online there is so much choice so hopefully we can help you make an informed choice when you come to choose your favourite threads by giving honest skate clothing reviews!
Skate shoe reviews
Skate shoes are really important, we all like to ride with certain shoes. Some of us like the old school Vans Originals which are really basic and hard wearing where are other love to skate in Nike SB or more modern DC Shoes. It all makes up the whole skating experience for us and with so many to choose from reading our online skateboard reviews could really help.
You may be starting out and are looking for the best skateboard reviews to get you going and learn the basics, in that case there are plenty of companies offering full set ups to get you started in one hit. Just one purchase and you’re moving you don’t have to trawl around for individual skate products. Some of us are looking to update our set up and try a different skate product, with trends changing regularly in skateboarding it maybe the case that you just want something a bit different.
What ever the case maybe we will hopefully have some really valuable online skateboard reviews to check out your potential product purchases.
The growth in the over 30’s scene!
The past few years has seen many skaters that first picked up a board in the 70’s, 80’s and early 90’s get back out there and hit the parks. Some never stopped skating and others have found the skate scene again and become totally addicted to the adrenaline rush and skate products in later life. With this resurgence of interest their has been a big influx of re issue classic decks and skate products. Skaters like Steve Cabellero, Christian Hosoi, Tony Hawk, Jason Jesse and Eric Dressen are still out there skating hard and showing the youngsters how it is done. Being away from skating for a long time means people need to re learn about all the new brands and trends within the skate products. We can help with that by providing up to date reviews and re issue reviews on older boards.
Have a flick through and check out the latest skate products and skateboard reviews!
Different Types Of Skateboarding
There are quite a few different types of skateboarding nowadays that require different set ups. It’s important when you look to buy a new board that you understand a bit about what you are going to use it for to get the best out of it and have the most fun.
This is probably the most popular type of skateboarding around at the moment. Basically bombing around the local streets grinding the curbs, benches and walls and sliding down the longest had rails. There are endless tricks to learn and new trick combinations coming out every day. It is a really creative type of skating where you make the most of what is front of you in the street. It is so much fun as the terrain varies so much and can be a long run down a street to a session on a set of steps all day long. This is a really accessible type of skating, all of us have curbs, walls and steps around where we live that can be skated. It is pretty cheap to get going to, all you need to do is get yourself a set up and start bombing around the street. Watch a few youtube how to videos and other skaters to get a few tricks nailed and you are away.
Most street skater run a double ended deck that varies in width from around 7.75 inches to 8.5 inches, the narrower boards are easily do flick around for doing tricks where as the wider boards are a bit more stable. The wheels tend to be harder wheels at around 99a to 101a for great responsiveness and a good feel to the board. Watch some videos of your favourite street skaters and check what set ups they use to help determine what is for you.
Rolling around a nice smooth concrete park or indoor wooden park is so much fun. They are becoming much more common in towns around the UK and are the perfect place to master a combination of street skating obstacles and transition style tricks. They tend to have different sized obstacles for the beginners and really experienced skaters out there so something for everyone. The only problem is that you need to watch out for the scooters!
The set ups for this style so of skating are really similar to the street skating set ups, with the decks a little wider at around 8.25 inches up to 8.75 inches in some cases and with really hard wheels at 101a. The surfaces are so smooth that you can get away with super hard wheels that will make your board very fast!
This is more for the people out there who want to cruise around at a pretty good speed and are not too interested in the latest tricks and technical stuff. These boards are much longer and are very stable at speed with wide trucks and soft large wheels. The wheels will soak up all of the bumps and cracks in the pavement and these boards can be ridden on surfaces that are a little less smooth. They are pretty easy to get to grips with as well as they are so stable so good fun for the beginners out there. The image of long boarders is like surfing on wheels with great bog sweeping carves and a lot of style, its definitely a lot of fun.
This is not the most accessible side to skateboarding but is very popular. It’s certainly pretty spectacular, with skaters flying out of the top of the transitions that are 10 to 13 feet high and doing all sorts of spins and tricks. One of the most famous vert skaters is Tony Hawk who is well known for landing the first 900 which is an amazing thing to watch. Not to many places have a vert ramp any more but a lot of parks have incorporated large transitions into the runs so you can still mix it up a bit.
The boards that very skaters tend to ride are very similar to the set ups in the park skating section with slightly wider decks and hard wheels for speed and stability.