If you are looking to advance your skills and learn several new tricks on your skateboard, you will definitely need to practice, but the board you use can help you achieve your goals, and this article reviews three particularly great skateboards for performing some killer moves. Whether you are brand new to skateboarding and still trying to master the ollie, or you have been at it for several years and are working on dialing in your flips, you probably realize how important your board is to nailing the perfect tricks. There are many factors at play, weight and width being some of the most important. So read on to learn about the boards that will give you an edge on the street and the park.
The Tempest Complete, including the street ready Darkstar Deck, is available from Zappos and ready to roll right out of the box. With a width of 7.6 inches, the Tempest is perfect for mastering flip tricks. While the fairly mellow concave gives you enough flick to crank out a heelflip, it provides enough balance and stability to feel confident lofting up particularly high ollies. Featuring seven ply maple construction and a super stiff water based adhesive, the Tempest will survive plenty of impacts. This board comes equipped with Darkstar Trucks, made from 5.0 TF aluminum that is guaranteed to stay strong even after landing that pesky eight stair you've been eyeing. It also features fairly soft bushings for a more fluid turning radius, and 52 millimeter wheels perfect for street skating.
For an affordable complete skateboard that is perfect for learning new tricks, you should definitely check out the Standard Issue Complete from CCS. Available from the CCS online catalog, this skateboard is built for highly technical, street style skating, but is certainly adaptable to any park riding you may want to undertake. The standard deck is available in either a 7.5 width or 7.75, and is made with seven plies of high quality Canadian Maple. With a light concave and mellow kick and nose, you'll be banging out noseslides with abandon. It also uses CCS brand trucks, which are made with a durable aluminum and use medium tensile bushings for a controlled ride. CCS brand ABEC 3 bearings and 52 millimeter wheels are included, along with high strength hardware and super grippy Jessup griptape.
You'll definitely be a big roller when you step on the Money Bags Enjoi deck, available in complete form from Zappos. With a width of 7.9 inches, this deck is just what you need to rip up the skatepark or try your luck on the vert ramp. Featuring durable Royal trucks and long lasting hardware, the Money Bags deck is built with seven plies of maple and uses high-grip griptape. You'll find extra speedy bearings in the 53 millimeter Enjoi brand wheels, and a fun panda and money bag graphic adorning the bottom of the deck.