I have also looked at other brand created completes such as those from Almost, Blind and enjoy. Zoo York was founded by Rodney Smith, Eli Morgan Lesser, and Adam Schatz in 1993.
Their skateboarding products are heavily influenced by New York surroundings of graffiti, hip-hop, and punk. Zoo York skateboard decks are constructed from 7 ply maple.
They are made thicker for added strength, but still remain lightweight with minimal flexing. They come in a variety of colors and graphics featuring landmarks, the brand name and logo.
Zoo York decks are great for any rider, regardless of skill level. Zoo York skateboard bearings are known for putting other brands to shame with their incredible speed.
Made of stainless steel and removable shields, their bearings are available in sets of eight. Zoo York skateboard hardware includes the Phillips head bolts and matching lock nuts you need to put your board together with ease.
Zoo York skateboard t-shirts are perfect to wear while boarding or for casual comfort. Their graphic tees feature large and small sizes of their brand name and logo.
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Both truck assemblies will have wheels installed with proper speed washers and torqued to the appropriate tolerance. Installing both truck assemblies to the gripped deck and assuring proper torque tolerance on all hardware.
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The hanger is the truck's T-shaped aluminum alloy grind area. Construction refers to the material(s) used in fabrication or the specific brand technology.
Width is influenced by the size of the rider and the type of riding. Bigger riders and those skating ramps typically prefer a wider deck.
7.5" to 8" Standard board for adult riders skating streets or doing more technical tricks The width you need depends on your size, skating style and personal preference.
Designed for a smooth ride cruising, long boards, hills and rough surfaces. Many states require that skaters wear a helmet under a certain age, and some states like California make all skaters under 18 wear a CPC Certified helmet at all times.
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The higher the ABEL rating, the more accurate and precise the bearing will be. The closer you get to an ABEL 9 rating, the faster and less friction you will have when skateboarding.
The plastic trucks will bend after like 4 allies and the graphics are made out of dollar store discount paint wrap. If you hit a rock, I bet that they'll lock up, and you will go flying off of it and face plant.
All Walmart skateboards are a few layers of VERY thin plywood, plastic cheap trucks, cheap hardware, cheap plastic wheels, their own versions of a top brand deck design, and a board that if you Ollie on it, you will break it. These boards are getting better, but they will always have a bad rep, good if you can't afford to have a real skateboard but even then it's best if you save your money.
From body weight, foot placement, to what and where you like to skate. So before bad-mouthing a certain brand how about getting out there and having fun with what ever you skate on.
And painful split landings and soggy pop, crappy flip, and all-around little kiddish, will become yours. Those are great awesome plain sick brands.
The bearings still work after 7 years of being left in the rain and driving through puddles, and they are still the fastest skateboard I own. This board has no pop so that means you and do any trick that will require jumping.
No flex in the deck, plastic trucks and bushings and “super soft” cruiser wheels that feel like lead. The only problem is that they are too heavy making it difficult to do flip tricks, so I got an Alien workshop board.
Remember, a good skater cares nothing about how much their board cost or what brand it is, just as long as it can do the job. Sure their trucks are not the best and their wheels are FAR from that, but Element is meant for decks that last much longer than a lot of other brands.
You wouldn't expect a Bullet deck to last longer than a Baker, now, would you? The only people who skate element are little kids who want to show off to their friends and don't actually know how to even Ollie, or people that want to buy one because Yeah Huston rides for Element.
My dad bought one for my little brother whose seven, He snapped it in a month doing kickflips. Element is seriously one of the best that doesn't mean that if skateboard chips fast is not a good brand.
Mongoose I dare you to walk into a real skate shop and ask for a mongoose deck and have the person behind the counter answer you with a strait face, and not laugh their asses off. I think that mongoose skate boards are good for people who just like to ride you know not do ticks.
My first was a Mongoose I snapped it in half learning to Ollie. The big bone I have to pick with Newark is their corporate hold on skateboarding.
That's not true zoo York's a great brand and the decks have a lot of pop and its thick the graphics are amazing and zoo York boards can last awhile depending on how much you ride it. Zoo works are awesome my deck lasted 2 yrs before it snapped.Also, its like the boards are waxed already and just the decks so smooth pops great grinds like a beast I give Newark 10/10 compared to Walmart boards which are 0/infinity.
Actual wheels (not plastic), and a pretty decent board. I don't even want to say how thick there decks are. Pal got one from sports direct, and it broke 4 months skating.
If you snap a black label board, you hang the scraps on the wall afterwards. I suffered a bad knee injury and couldn't skate left my plan B deck outside for 4 months then I picked it up again it was wet and rusted, but I put some lube on the bearings and cleaned it, and it works just like new.
They're the modern day Element(10 years ago)... Just signed all the most popular skaters to sell the most decks. A smart business move, but if your product was bad to begin with even the best names in the world on your decks won't change the quality of your product.
Which fetal alcohol syndrome-stricken mongoloid working at “the-top-tens” devised this list. Plan b, alien, black label, Zoo York, element, and blind are all average-fantastic boards.
Don't just post some half-baked list because any idiot can vote. I've been skating one for 11 months now, and it still has a pretty good pop and only very few cracks (because it got drenched in water and then was exposed to the major heat of Texas).
It is very strong and hasn't chipped at all until very recently as I was attempting more risky tricks. (The Plan B board that I bought chipped on the first day of skating and is considerably weaker).
Element, blind, black label, plan b and toy machine all are... I have snapped a toy machine deck after 3 days and had another last a few months.
Same with all the others (can't speak for plan b) but these are all top of the line boards. For the people saying they have had their board for a full year now either are new to skateboarding or just don't skate hard or a lot, no board can last that long if you actually skate.
Anyways, toy machines are alright, I've skated them a couple of times, but I feel they chip easily and lose pop fast, either way they are great boards just don't last long This is insane, Ed Templeton started TM in the early 90s all with his own artworks and still owns+ operates today.
My friend has a dukes board, and it sucks man, and he has only had it for about a year and its falling apart Birdhouse You couldn't get anything worse unless its from a general sporting good store.
Unless you a kid, and I'm talking like 10 years old, and you're getting a mini deck, your board will disappoint you in every way I love birdhouse I, ve had one for almost 3 years and it, s done me nothing but good the only thing that's happened to it is it has one little chip. F.Y.
The bearings too didn't last long... so now I'm just using the wheels and the trucks but as soon as I get some money I will change them... Airspeed A cheap Walmart brand that Mike McGill somehow got suckered into endorsing when it first came out.
The decks were ok for practice at novice levels but if you're going to skate hardcore, just save up the money and get a real board. Matt DECA is the worst board. He's fat and breaks easily if you try to ride him.
I love these boards I think the deck is pretty good but high in price BDS Any boards Was humps ton puts his name on is legit.Bulldog skates is from the good of days of the dog town scene.
Dark star Though I have a dark star board (a red, against-break type) It's wonderful lasted a year< though a chip on the tail happened on October then a small pressure crack, though It sure can still survive a grind> I mean the paint on the 2nd layer (which is yellow) is still there and doesn't go till it's gray. Though I think the tail and the nose are mostly vulnerable if your board starts rolling at speeds.
Dark star in my opinion was hands down the best my board lasted me about 6 years. It had a couple nice in it after that long, but it was great for both riding and for tricks.
Habitat decks are great, decent pop fairly durable, and pretty sexy designs too. I have an almost double impact Daemon Junk on my prick deck and it's severely chipped after about one week.
The impact technology is nothing but hype, I snapped mine right down the middle on a 12 stair rail. They won't warranty your deck for chips or breaking unless it snaps directly under the trucks (which happens about never).
Almost can pack sand, support USA made products and stop giving away your money. I had one for one year it was alright it got razor tail after 2 months or so but it had good pop all the time.
My sister had one, it was 8” wide and was like a diving board on venture trucks, and spitfires, and Abel 3 bearings. Some cool dude she was dating got it, my friend had one till he fell skating down a hill, then he gave it to me, and I traded it for weed.
Great first board if you don’t know if you even want to skate anyway... I don't know what anyone's talk about they art even that bad of a board.
In my opinion they have great flick, but the pop is a little poor, but I mean its something you can deal with if you actually know how to skate.