How much does a decent skateboard cost?

One of the most important aspects in skateboarding is ensuring that you’re buying a board worth your money.

However, this can be difficult when considering all areas such as price and quality.

Which one should I go for? There’s always been an issue with budgeting because we want our purchase to last us years not just months or days; so how do we decide between high-quality products but higher costs too:), it’s tough but don’t fret.

In today’s post, we will discuss everything from different kinds of budgets available (including homemade)that might work well enough, depending upon what kind of skating(or tricks)you plan on doing.

Building your own Skateboard

What’s the best way to know what you want in a skateboard? You can either choose from pre-made boards or build your own. Building ones are more expensive, but allow customization with personal designs and ideas that fit your personality.

Here are some things every first-timer should look for when picking out their very first skateboard:

Skateboard Deck

How much is a good skateboard? The price will depend on the material, thickness and length of your deck.

A thicker plastic or fiberglass board might be more durable than one with thinner edges that would snap easily under pressure from pavement cracks; similarly those who prefer graphics over non-graphic designs can find something to their liking at lower cost as well because they’re cheaper in terms if ink costs per square inch (at least for now).

You also factor technology used like 3D prints versus screen printing – both may offer certain advantages but different technologies have been proven effective when creating custom decks.

How much should you spend on a skateboard? A deck of cards ranges from $25 to $50. For the more premium options, expect an average cost around 40 dollars and up for decks with decals or graphics printed directly onto them – these are not available in blank form though as they will only set you back even further at 50 bucks each.

If your budget is tight but still prefer having some design features integrated into it rather than using stickers later down the line then perhaps consider getting one between 20-30 which has already been customized by someone else yet still allows buyers plenty of room too spruce things up themselves if desired after receiving their personalised item.

Skateboard trucks

The trucks of a skateboard are crucial to the performance and durability. Trucks can be expensive, so you want them to last as long as possible for your money’s worth.

It is recommended that beginners go with reputable brands like Powell-Peralta which deliver high quality parts at great prices.

Just buy basic ones ($30-$35) instead of hollow or fancy titanium models if this suits your style better.

Skateboard wheels

No matter how much you spend, your wheels will eventually wear down.

After about six months of use on average and at any price range from $20-$50 for high-quality plastic, they’re going to start falling apart.

So whether it’s a beginner looking to save some money or an experienced skater in need, only one set of good quality urethane rims these days is enough given their durability.

Skateboard bearings

When shopping for bearings, the prices can range from $15 to $200.

You get what you pay for and sometimes this means buying a higher quality product since they will last longer with proper maintenance but also be more difficult to install in your roller skate wheels or use elsewhere if not done correctly.

Bearings that cost less than 50 dollars may wear out after just one season while those over 150 tend to do their job well enough before needing replacement around 5-6 years depending on how often you clean them (which we recommend doing every other year), dryness etc.

Grip tape

It’s time to apply some grip tape and throw on the bolts. If you are new, I highly suggest getting it done for you so that your first experience is as smooth as one can be.

Getting everything lined up correctly with bubbles forming in an assuring yourself it’s perfect will take patience but once they’re all put into place there isn’t much else needed.

You’ll need several tools before starting: A ruler or measurer; something pointed like a pencil/pencil pin (to poke holes); flathead screwdriver bit also known as Phillips head if using metric threads or Allen wrench set depending upon make & model vehicle.

Protective gear

The cost of a helmet can range from $30 to 60, but it’s important you find one that is comfortable and reliable. Pair this with appropriate knee pads for protection as well.

Wrist guards start at around 20 dollars while elbow or shoulder padding will set you back another 20-50 bucks depending on the level desired by your sporty needs.

Other costs

Do you want to save money on your skateboarding? You can do that by finding a free or low cost place nearby. For example, in some cities there is no charge when using the city’s public parks for skating.

Shoelaces break often so get shoes designed specifically with boards in mind and bring an extra pair of laces just in case anything happens while out on decking sessions at night time which will reduce risk from accidents happening too quickly due lackadaisical tying off loose ends before checking them again.

Production cost

A skateboard can cost anywhere between $30-$35, but you’ll end up paying upwards of 150 dollars.

Why is this? It’s because there are many steps involved in making a complete board which bring their overall manufacturing costs around 75% more than what was estimated at first glance.

The production process starts with rough estimates for materials and equipment prices before moving onto labor rates based on experience levels within certain industries locally all things taken into account when figuring out how much each individual piece would ultimately set you back by personally riding them through China or North Carolina whichever suits your needs better.

Conclusion

Is skateboarding expensive? The costs of a board will depend on your specific needs and requirements which in turn are determined by the type that best suits them for their intended purpose whether it’s transportation or not-so-serious practice sessions at home with friends.

The costliness also varies based on how aggressively one rides; replaceable parts like decks often end up costing quite some money as compared to other types (like trucks).

But if we’re talking about top quality products made from high grade materials using impeccably crafted designs – these might be pricey.

Alternatively though there are cheaper alternatives too such as purchasing an otherwise plain decked outboard without any fancy features but still durable enough nonetheless.


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Hi everyone, I am Ashley, live in Sheffield, England. I'm a Boardsports enthusiast and I've been skateboarding streets since my childhood. As to this site, the goal is to help beginner riders find their perfect equipment so they can have an enjoyable experience on whatever type of board best suits them- whether it be downhill riding or long boarding! Everything written here should be taken as opinion only because everyone's preferences are different, but at least now there will always seem less confusion when looking for gear online.

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