DIY Skate Decks

Chilly Willy

Well-Known Member
Feb 15, 2004
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USA New Jersey
Anyone out there making their own skate decks?

I picked up a couple blanks from SkatePaige.com and gave it a shot. I wanted to make myself a bowl rider for myself, so I based the outline off the Powell Peralta Nicky Guerrero mask model from 1989. I gave it an 80s look by recreating a design from one of those sweet looking T&C airbrushed shortboards from the late 80s/early 90s -- taped it off, sprayed colors from rattle cans, then clearcoated with a few coats of Polycrylic. Very happy with the results, both aesthetically and functionally. (If I had to refine it, I'd maybe put a touch more width in the tail next time just so I can feel it underfoot a little better when dropping in.) I call it my 80s Bowl Blaster. Enjoy!

Specs: 10" width, 31.5" length, 5.5" nose, 6.75" tail, 15.5" wheelbase.

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Skeg1

Member
Oct 11, 2021
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29
Texas
Anyone out there making their own skate decks?

I picked up a couple blanks from SkatePaige.com and gave it a shot. I wanted to make myself a bowl rider for myself, so I based the outline off the Powell Peralta Nicky Guerrero mask model from 1989. I gave it an 80s look by recreating a design from one of those sweet looking T&C airbrushed shortboards from the late 80s/early 90s -- taped it off, sprayed colors from rattle cans, then clearcoated with a few coats of Polycrylic. Very happy with the results, both aesthetically and functionally. (If I had to refine it, I'd maybe put a touch more width in the tail next time just so I can feel it underfoot a little better when dropping in.) I call it my 80s Bowl Blaster. Enjoy!

Specs: 10" width, 31.5" length, 5.5" nose, 6.75" tail, 15.5" wheelbase.

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Nice job!
 




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