Top 5 Skateboard Decks of 2013

There are four main things to try to find in the skateboard deck to find the most ideal. Size and price are definitely required when getting a new deck, but this article will explain some of the components beyond that. Depending on the type of skating they are doing, it can be more or less important for every rider.

The first thing to pay attention to is just the weight. Skateboarders may be more interested in the weight aspect of the board than many flat ground technical tricks. The pope is just as necessary. Board pop is important for most street skating. The next factor is how strong the board is. If they do not intend to purchase a new skateboard deck each week, skaters need to have a board in a ton of high-impact skateboarding, such as a giant ladder set that is stronger. The final factor to look at is the lifespan of the board and how long it has been in shape. With that said, here are the top 5 skateboard decks that rank best in each category.

Keystone is made by Carbonlight Cliche Skateboards

This special skateboard deck construction does not use the entire top sheet, but instead applies a uniquely shaped top ply to reinforce the deck in key regions where it is prone to breakage. This method does not sacrifice any weight or performance, but creates a lighter board with many more pops that last longer. Includes 45 days warranty against breakage.

Low Pro created by Real Skateboards

The real promise is that this construction will last a long time, for sure. The lightness and durability of the Low Pro deck extends from a slightly stiffer radius to the side concave, which strengthens the deck. It allows for two custom milled thin x-bands that reduce weight without losing strength. They use special black seal water resistant glue that you can see between the pliers, which increases the strength and inertia of the deck. The end result is a longer running deck with lower center of gravity for more board control and faster pop. The lower center of gravity is slightly pressed to the center by the nose rocker. The center rocker also provides an additional axis point that makes the deck quicker to react and makes the nose and tail pop faster.

P2 made by Flip, Plan B, Zero, Toy Machine, Mystery, Habitat, Santa Cruz, Skate Mantle and Creature.

The P2 board features a flex-resistant tail and nose with quick and high rebound. The construction includes oval-shaped (Kevlar) fiber reinforced maple veneer, which enhances the natural functionality and pop of the maple’s supporting six, thinner veneers. The oval shape is intended to spread tension and load throughout the deck, as opposed to just around the nearest space of the truck. The P2 construction deck offers exceptional extra elasticity, creating a “spring loaded pop” effect. They are thinner and lighter in weight than traditional 7-ply maple decks.

Almost double impact made by skateboards

Double Impact works with a unique composite carbon fiber reinforced disc that is not only very strong but severely lightweight and embodies the effect within the lower layers for wetting and resistance. On top of that, it uses a full carbon fiber top sheet for incredible strength and extra lifespan. This special method uses epoxy resin anchor adhesion points to fully integrate the disc into the deck without the possibility of separation forming a solid viscous bond. Includes 45 days warranty against breakage.

Pop Secret made by Creeltep (Girl Skateboards, Chocolate Skateboards).

The pop secret board consists of 6 layers of maple with a second layer of fiberlame (fiberglass lamination). The fiberlame layer makes it very hard with wonderful pop. It weighs even lighter than the basic 7-ply maple deck. Fiberlam also produces extra energy while maintaining its shape throughout its lifetime.

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