The problem with the skateboard deck
The deck is the most important part of the skateboard components. The choice of deck has a great influence on your skateboard performance. So which deck is the best? It depends on your needs. Do you need ollie tall? Or is it good to make a slide? Or the most durable? Now let’s look at several different criteria for choosing skateboards.
There are some other aspects to pay attention to when choosing a skateboard. If your board is broken or cracked, you need to replace it with a new one. If you use the tail brake frequently, the edges of the tail will become sharp. This is called “razortail”, so the tail is easily broken into small pieces, which will reduce the elasticity of the board. Water ingress and cracks will also reduce the flexibility of the board. All these factors affect the flexibility (or length, if you wish) of the deck.
In terms of durability, no board has an absolute advantage. Most of the boards are 7-layer boards, which are glued together with 7-layer thin boards. Some companies claim that their boards are very light, which mostly use thinner boards, or fewer layers, or make thin boards cross-glued. These methods make your board slightly lighter, but they also make the board slightly weaker. Some companies even add more layers or enlarge the foot socket of the board to increase the durability of the board.
If your board is very hard, then you can play its maximum performance. If it is relatively soft (caused by water ingress, or excessive distortion), then its performance is not good. But if it is too hard, it will become brittle.