Custom Skateboard Decks
how our decks are produced
We only make top quality custom skateboard decks for professional use. 7 plies of premium maple sourced from the Great Lakes region are run through a glue application machine. These veneers are put into a hydraulic press containing the mold top and mold bottom (mold determines concave) for 1.5-2 hours at room temperature (known as cold pressing). Next, the laminated rectangle blanks (un-cuts) are allowed to cure for 4-7 days in large stacks. Truck hole drilling and shaping by template or CNC router happens next. Edges are routed and then bladder/balloon sanded. Surface sanding is next and then a coat of lacquer. Lacquer is allowed to cure and is followed by more sanding and a final lacquer coat. This how a premium professional skateboard deck is made.
Custom Skateboard Deck Options
Custom Skateboard Manufacturing Mold, Concave & Shape options
This concave is the choice for the tech skater, but some old school guys that like flatter decks also appreciate this mold. Flat areas beyond the outer truck holes provide a stable platform for nose and tail slides. Smooth transitions through the nose, tail, and center concave provide a stable platform that is not too ‘twitchy’ for flip tricks. Click the sizes below for the most popular specs. Other specs are available as stock shapes as well as full custom shapes cut from this mold.
Steep nose and tail with a medium/deep center concave. Deeper transitions abound, these help to stiffen the deck and give it a quick snap. Nose and tail flip starts a bit quicker then the mellow after the outer truck holes exaggerating the steepness. This is our best selling concave, but mellow has been steadily taking market share. Click the sizes below for the most popular specs. Other specs available as stock shapes as well as full custom shapes cut from this mold.
Custom Skateboard Manufacturing Veneer Color options
Custom Dyed Veneer Colors
Stained VS. Dyed Veneer
Stain is just a surface colorant. The pigment of the stain only colors the surface and probably on your first slide will show the natural veneer wood color.
Dyed veneer is color pushed through the the entire veneer. The veneer is placed in a pressurized vessel and the dye is pushed through the entire veneer layer. You won’t slide through the dyed veneer color on your first boardslide.
*Color is not consistent
Available dyed veneer colors change all the time. Above pic is not what is always available and not how colors always appear.
Color is variable, too. There is no ‘matching a Pantone color’. Dyeing veneer is not an exact science as wood density, grain, and other factors make the final color inconsistent. Examples: Sometimes a black dyed veneer may appear like a very dark grey. Red may look pink, etc.
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Yes, we do it all the time. Just make sure you set your art to fit the largest deck, on smaller decks the graphic will just trim off a bit more.
We do. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with what you are looking for. Please be aware that custom shapes have a larger minimum; 100 deck order, can be split 50 of one custom shape and 50 another shape if it uses the same laminate (mold and veneer size/color). The deck unit cost roughly follows whatever ‘stock’ deck is closest.
A similar looking shape but with a different width counts as a different shape as different shape template/programming are used for each width. 50 per shape within 100 decks in an order is minimum for a full custom shape. (Our stock shapes have no minimum).
First off we never knock-off any company, but if you want a really flat concave/mold we can check to see if we have something already made. We would need a CAD/3D file to make a full custom mold if that is what you want.
We don’t offer a carbon fiber option. In all the tests we have done carbon fiber doesn’t make a better skateboard deck than 7 ply hard maple. That’s just our opinion!
No. For outsourced products Point’s production team has been sourcing the products from the best factories for more than 15 years. Most of the substantial production happens offsite. We do keep many of the production parts like printing in Las Vegas for the fastest possible turnaround. Product origin is usually Mexico, USA, or China. You can rest assured that decks are only made with the best ingredients like the highest grade American/Canadian Maple with skateboard specific glue and the latest and best manufacturing techniques like cold pressing.
All skateboard products are made for and up to the standards of professional skateboarders. Samples of all products are available before ordering a production run for your brand.