Custom skateboard decks, plans and tools

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Ted writes “Anyone into making longboards or street decks by hand should know about Roarockit. They have deckmaking videos in a How-To Video area that take the mystery out of making a deck from scratch. Along with this they have hard to find supplies like maple veneers specifically cut for making skateboards.”Link.

8 thoughts on “Custom skateboard decks, plans and tools

  1. http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/ The forum is crammed full of great information about deckbuilding. It is a must.

    Roarockit has a great teaching program for anyone wanting to teach deckmaking. The kits take the process beyond the standard, bandsaw out a pre-made blank build. Roarockit is about making a deck from scratch, laminating the veneers in a cool press, on your own mold!

  2. http://www.silverfishlongboarding.com/ The forum is crammed full of great information about deckbuilding. It is a must.

    Roarockit has a great teaching program for anyone wanting to teach deckmaking. The kits take the process beyond the standard, bandsaw out a pre-made blank build. Roarockit is about making a deck from scratch, laminating the veneers in a cool press, on your own mold!

  3. Roarockit offers a great tool for a beginner to learn the most advanced techniques of manufacturing today while at the same time offering the more accomplished builder another avenue to bring their craft to a higher level. The heart of the system is the Thin Air Press or TAP system which is a safe and economical (manual) method to introduce the vacuum lamination process to youthful individuals of all ages.

    There are many innovations within their kits; they were the first to explore using polystyrene foam for the mold as well as being the first to introduce a manual method of vacuum lamination. All of the items in their products reflect the attention to detail they infuse into the service which the Roarockit team provides.

    I bought my first Thin Air Press to share a build with my nephew. Soon after I was able to proto type an advanced level build that far surpassed my expectations even if I had been using the $300 vacuum machines which I already possess but now sit idle in the shop. To be honest this isn’t a bad way for someone to start their on skateboard company should they have a mind to.

    Here’s a link to that first project:
    http://roarockit.blogsome.com/2006/04/25/shapeshifter/

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