Check out Jart Skateboard Decks in Skatehut’s Outdoor Toys Category. These Jart Metropolitan Skateboard Deck – 8″ come in most of UK sizes. Get them here or directly at Skatehut
Get this Jart Metropolitan Skateboard Deck – 8″ at Skatehut
Features:Dimensions: 8″ x 31.53″Concave: MediumMetropolitan SeriesTop Veneer Stain (Colour May Vary)Construction: 2XS Formula Single PressMaterial:7-Ply Hard Rock MaplePaws for thought and admire this Metropolitan Series Jart deck with its cat on wire style graphic. This Jart deck is made with 7-ply of the best hard rock maple, in a Medium concave shape and pressed individually with the 2XS formula glue. Great pop and durability!
How to chose a Skateboard Deck?
Your skateboard deck plays a big role in the amount of pop you get off an ollie, the way the road feels under your feet, not to mention how long your set-up will last. Take a peek into what types of features, sizes, and construction techniques you should consider when buying or building one of your own.
The width of most skate decks falls between 7.5” and 8.75”. To choose the best size for you, consider your stature and the type of skating you do most. If you are into vert riding – going off ramps or shredding the pool – wider boards perform better. The same is true for larger skaters, who need more room for their feet and a larger surface area to counteract their higher center of gravity. Narrower boards make tricks such as kickflips much easier, so if you are into riding street, opt for a smaller board width.
The length of a skate deck is measured from the nose to the tail and tends to fall between 28″ and 32″. (Of course, there are also longboards, which can be much longer than the typical small skate.) The shorter the board, the more narrow it will likely be. Conversely, longer boards tend to be wider. Therefore, the suggestions from above come back into play: smaller boards work better for technical street tricks, while bigger boards are more appropriate for vert riders. If you just enjoy cruising around, you might consider getting a longboard or a longer, wide board to improve your stability and balance.
The wheelbase is the measurement of the distance between the two sets of mounting holes drilled into the deck for the trucks. It is usually about 13″ to 15″, with the preferred distance dictated both by the rider’s height and personal preference. Taller people will likely be more comfortable with a wider wheelbase, which lets them widen their stance while skating.
The nose is the front end of your deck and tends to be thicker and a bit longer than the tail.
The tail is the back end of your deck and tends to be thinner and a bit shorter than the nose.
The sunken indentation in the deck’s surface is its concave. The sides of the board between the nose and tail are curved upwards, giving riders more control and stiffening the flex for added durability. The amount of concave that works for you is best determined through trial and error; judge the way it cups your foot and how much control and feel it lends to your riding.
SkateHut was formed in 2007 by Mark Johansen-Berg following a family holiday to Florida with his wife and three sons. When his eldest son spotted a pair of Heelys in one of the theme parks he just had to have a pair but when they arrived back in the UK, Heelys were nowhere to be seen. They decided to do something about it…
WITHIN A FEW MONTHS THERE WERE OVER A THOUSAND PAIRS OF HEELYS IN THEIR HOUSE AND FROM THERE, SKATEHUT WAS BORN!
We’ve grown a lot since then, and our product range has grown too. We now stock and sell skateboards, scooters, skates and so much more. With 20000 product line and counting, SkateHut shows no signs of stopping. With all of these products in stock we needed space to hold them all, which we now have with our three warehouses and three stores – one in Halesowen, one in Coventry and another in Adrenaline Alley, Corby