Here is my new skateboard. It’s an Alien Workshop deck with matching wheels. The trucks are Hornet Reflex.
Skateboards have changed a bit since I bought my last board.
It’s hard to see what I mean until I put both boards beside each other.
As you can see my old wheels are a lot bigger. They are larger in diameter and in thickness. I was planning on buying large wheels once again but the biggest ones they had were 54 mm in diameter.
The smaller wheels make doing tricks a little bit easier. The larger wheels are good for street skating as they can roll over small pebbles or cracks in the road more easily.
I ended up buying these 53 mm wheels. These are the smallest wheels I have ever had on a board. I wasn’t sure I’d like them and I was really anxious to try them out.
As soon as I bought the board, I ran outside and threw it under my feet. It felt great to be skating again. It’s been a long winter. The sidewalks and parking lots are starting to clear up so even though it is still a bit cold, it is a great time to start skateboard season.
I went to the local skateboard park yesterday but it was completely covered in snow. I had to settle for a street session in the parking lot.
I must say, I really like this new board. The smaller wheels really flow and I find that I can get a lot of air with them.
So why is it raining now? I want to get out there and shred.
I got a great deal on this board too. My last board was a plain and boring deck. It didn’t have any design on the bottom of it at all.
I like to use a permanent marker and add some detail to the grip tape of all my boards. For this one, I drew my logo so that I can easily tell which is the front and the back of the board. The back has a larger curve and a sharper angle to it. This allows for greater lift when doing some of the jumps and tricks.