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Skateboard Parts

Posted: April 22, 2013 by Jawaid in Decks, Longboards, News, Parts, Skateboards, Skates USA
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Descriptions of the following skateboard parts are the ones most prevalent in popular, modern forms of skateboarding. Many parts exist with exotic or alternative constructions. Most decks are constructed with a six to seven-plywood, the deck, trucks, wheels, bearings, hardware, bushings and griptape. Older decks also included plastic parts such as side, tail, and nose guards.

We’ll start with Decks and will tell more about other parts in our coming posts.


The side of a skateboard

Modern decks vary in size, but most are 7 to 10.5 inches (17.78 to 26.67 centimeters) wide. Wider decks can be used for greater stability when transition or ramp skating. Skateboard decks are usually between 28 and 33 inches (71.12 and 83.82 centimetres) long. The underside of the deck can be printed with a design by the manufacturer, blank, or decorated by any other means.

The longboard, a common variant of the skateboard, has a longer deck. One of the first deck companies was called “Drapped” taken from Jonny’s second name. “Old school” boards (those made in the 1970s–80s or modern boards that mimic their shape) are generally wider and often have only one kicktail. Variants of the 1970s often have little or no concavity, whereas 1980s models have deeper concavities and steeper kicktails.

Grip tape, when applied to the top surface of a skateboard, gives a skater’s feet grip on the deck. It is most often black but can come in a variety of colors including clear, allowing the top of the deck to be decorated. It has an adhesive back and a sandpaper-like top.

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ALPHA Very lightweight feel Streamlined design for ultimate performance Built from high quality Grilamid™ — virtually unbreakable Semi-rimless frame with intuitive interchangeable lens system; enables increased visibility  Signature patented Scoop® Venting System combats lens fogging by promoting airflow between the lens and the wearer’s face 8-Base ARC® (Accurate Radius Curvature) Impact Resistant Polycarbonate Lenses provide the highest quality and most optically correct, distortion-free vision  Select colorways feature premium glare diffusing Trident Polarized Lenses™ that effectively eliminate more than 99.9% of blinding glare and feature an anti-reflective coating on the inside of the lens to reduce bounce back glare  Anti-scratch, hydrophobic (repel water) and oleophobic (repels oil and dust) lens coatings  Hytrel™ Rubber Nose Pads and Temple Tips keep your shades firmly in place and get tackier as you perspire to ensure longer rides — your noggin’ will be extremely comfortable!  Frame Colorways: Black, Matte black, Metallic Silver and Translucent Brown ARC® Replacement Lenses Available Separately – Bronze, Clear, Grey, Grey Polarized, Grey w/ Black Mirror, Grey Polarized w/ Black Mirror, Grey w/ Blue Spectra, Rose w/ Blue Mirror, Yellow Comes with Reinforced Ballistic Canvas Molded Foam Case with zipper closure, interior molded slots for two extra lens sets and a Soft Microfiber Baggie with pouches for two extra lens sets Alpha Commando Kit 1 / Frame: Shiny Black, Lenses: Rose w/ Blue Mirror & Grey w/ Black Mirror Alpha Commando Kit 2 / Frame: Shiny Black, Lenses: Grey w/ Polarized Black Mirror, Rose w/ Blue Mirror Frame measures: 68-14-125 100 % UVA, B & C Protection.

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C-WIRE SUNGLASSES Oakley C WIRE® is true dimensional art, fleshed out with tech and style. The stems are crafted with smooth contours and ports, and titanium MONO SHOCK™ hinges allow them to hyper flex when the world comes at you head-on and dares to make contact. We’ve toyed with a few elements in our day, and many of those metals have been melded into alloys. Our original C WIRE celebrated the success of C-5™, a lightweight blend of five metal compounds with the kind of durability that keeps comfort at the top of the list. We jacketed the stems with UNOBTAINIUM® to increase grip with sweat. The Three-Point Fit eliminates pressure points, because life has enough of those already. The performance is pure Oakley, thanks to HIGH DEFINITION OPTICS® (HDO®). Patented XYZ OPTICS® maintains clarity at all angles of vision, even at the periphery of the 8.75 base lenses that open up your view of possibility. The lens material is pure PLUTONITE® to filter out 100% of all UV. Options include IRIDIUM® lens coating that balances light transmission, HDPolarized lenses that eliminate 99% of reflected glare, and Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses with tons of tint choices and premium options. LENS: Oakley HDPolarized –Minimized glare via technology that produces the best polarized lenses on the planet (optional) Optimized peripheral view and side coverage of 8.75 Base lens geometry Optical precision and performance that meets all ANSI Z80.3 standards UV protection of PLUTONITE® lens material that filters out 100% of UVA/UVB/UVC & harmful blue light up to 400nm Glare reduction and tuned light transmission of IRIDIUM® lens coatings (optional) Available with Oakley Authentic Prescription Lenses (+2.00 through -3.00 combined power) FRAME: Ultra-lightweight hi-modulus C-5™ metal frame material Patented hydrophilic UNOBTAINIUM® earsocks ensure a snug, secure fit Comfort and performance of Three-Point Fit that holds lenses in precise optical alignment Custom engineered titanium “MONO SHOCK™” hinge Integrated Metal Icon Accents.

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Size Category – 3

100% UV Protection

8 Base Mold Injected Grilamid Frame

8 Base Polycarbonate Lens

5 Barrel Stainless Steel

Optical Hinge

Kyle Busch Signature Series Sunglasses

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