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SKATEBOARD

Skateboarding exists since 1950 and is right now one of the most popular board sports around the globe. This year skateboards will make their first appearance ever at the Olympic Games, since the inclusion of skateboarding, approved in 2016. At the 2021 Tokyo Olimpics skateboarders will compete in 2 different disciplines: street and park.


A skateboard is made by different components: 

  • Skateboard Deck: Skate decks vary in size, going from 7 to 10.5 inches. Wider boards are usually more stable, while smaller boards on the on the other hand perform better when executing tricks.
  • Skateboard Trucks: Skate trucks connect the board to the wheels and are made of two parts: axle and baseplate, normally made of aluminium. In the middle there is a soft part called bushing, that influences the resistance when turning on the skateboard.
  • Skateboard Wheels: Skate wheels are made of polyurethane and come in different sizes and hardness, the latter is measured in a scale from 75A to 101A (the "durometer").
  • Skateboard Bearings: Each wheel is mounted to the trucks thanks to a pair of bearings. Skate Bearings are available in different ABEC scale classes from 1 (slowest) to 9 (fastest).
  • Skateboard Grip tape: The Griptape is a sheet of paper which gets pasted on the deck topsheet for making it grippy; on one side is adhesive and on the other side is similar to sand paper. Is commonly sold in black, but is also avalable in different colours and graphics, as well as transparent.
  • Skateboard Hardware: This is usually a set of eight 10-32 UNF bolts, normally with an Allen or Philips head.

And don't forget to wear protective gear like Skateboard Helmets & Pads, particularly if you are very young, a beginner, if you wanna ride vert or send some thick tricks on the streets of your city.


At Wake-style.com we have a wide assortment of skateboard gear from the top skateboard brands, with many skate decks, trucks, wheels and accessories to choose. You can shop online or visit our skate shop in Bussum: we're about 20 minutes away from Amsterdam, Utrecht, Hilversum, Almere and Amersfoort.

 













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