Why are skateboards so expensive?

Skateboarding can be quite expensive, but there are some hidden costs that you might not have considered. The most costly part of skateboarding is shoes and decks. They need to be replaced every few months or so with new ones getting harder all the time because it’s too soon for them. Recently prices also went up which makes this hobby more pricey than ever before.

Skateboarding provides a sense of adventure and excitement to those who participate in it. The skills that are acquired from this sport can be used for other activities such as balance while skateboards or longboard wheels provide an easier riding experience than traditional board sports like snowboarding due to their wider surface area which makes them more stable when turning corners at high speeds 

The high price of skateboards can be attributed to their construction. They are generally made out of durable materials that will last long enough for you not to have any problems with them in your day-to-day activities or transportation around town, but if something does happen then they’re easily replaceable.

A skateboard on the floor

Here are a few components of skateboards affect construction:

Decks of Skateboard

Skateboard Decks on the Floor

The deck of a skateboard is one part that deserves extra care. While it might seem like just another piece, the quality, and type of material make up for most if not all of its value in terms of durability- so don’t treat it lightly.

A good set will often come with multiple layers to ensure longevity while also providing added grip when needed; however, there’s something special about finding yourself on top – feeling free without worry due to personal accomplishment or because you’re cruising around town looking cool as hell.

The most expensive of all the different types is the plastic skateboard. They have an extra durable and high-quality material which makes them last longer than other alternatives, but at this price, you would expect it! To layer your board well though there’s quite a lot involved in making sure everything looks nice together- something not everyone might be willing or able to do for their personal style preference.

Skateboarding Trucks

skateboard trucks

The construction of skateboard trucks is what makes them expensive. There are a variety of aluminum and alloy options, but the latter can be more costly than other materials in some cases because they’re not as durable or respond well to heat-treatment as steel would be for instance

The next thing that makes your price tag higher on any given board? The fact there are various types/variants you might choose from when looking at purchasing one will affect exactly how much each individual piece costs. Al Proceeds all over again depending upon where along this spectrum.

There are many factors that affect the overall cost of a skateboard. One important thing to consider is what type and material it’s made out of, as well as how heavy someone will be riding their board before deciding if they should get plastic or metal trucks.

Skateboarding wheels

Skateboard Wheelbase

Skateboarding wheels are a special part of the skater’s board. There is no one size fits all when it comes to selecting what kind, hard or soft they will be on your feet! Wheels come in different sizes with varying levels/destroys depending upon their purpose for use by you as well- whether that might just mean cruising around town at slow speeds without any risks involved, or trying out new tricks off curb kicks and pavement transitions.

Costs range of skateboards

The cost of a skateboard can vary depending on your needs and preferences. 

For example, if you’re looking for something that is more durable than lightweight then penny boards might be the perfect fit because they have concrete durability but lack responsiveness in comparison to other types such as fiberglass or aluminum-alloyed roled plastic decks which tend to come at lower price points due to their higher quality materials used during the construction process. 

The cost of a skateboard can vary depending on what you are looking for. Street boards should range from $50-$100 whereas longboards and electric ones will be more expensive at around 150$.

Penny plastic decks also tend to come in cheaper than other varieties because they’re made with lower-quality material which leads them to be weaker when trucks hit cracks or gaps in pavement during breaks (this does happen).

Conclusion

When choosing a skateboard, it’s important that you are very confident in your decision. As with any purchase and especially one as expensive as this one can be for some people who might not know what they need yet or want features on their board which may end up being uncomfortable once used to them; but if we’re talking about long-term use then make sure all these things fit.


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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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