Category - Longboards

Building a Bamboo Longboard

Bamboo Longboard

A bamboo longboard can be a great choice for any rider. Bamboo is a renewable resource that is not only good for the environment but is great for skating! Bamboo can be using in building a longboard that is snappy, responsive, and great for carving. Bamboo has a great strength to weight ratio and is often combined with maple or fiberglass to enhance specific performance characteristics. Technically a grass, not a wood, bamboo matures and can be harvested in a fraction of the time as maple, birch, or other commonly used woods. Skateboards have become one of the leading causes of maple deforestation which makes bamboo the eco-friendly choice!

When building a bamboo longboard the primary difference from other layups is often the challenge of sourcing the material.

 

If it’s simply the bamboo aesthetic you hope to achieve,

Looking to simply buy a bamboo longboard? Many companies make decks that incorporate bamboo. Arbor Skateboards, Sector 9 Skateboards, Rayne Longboards and DB Longboards are just a few of the brands that utilize bamboo in their longboard designs. Other companies, like Bamboo Skateboards, have made the benefits of bamboo as a material the cornerstone of their brand.

Longboard Building Resources

Building Resources Skateboard Decks

Longboard Building Resources

There are tons of longboard building resources for scattered around the internet. Here are some of our favorites:

Downhill Longboarding

Downhill Longboarding

Downhill Longboarding

Downhill longboarding is the fastest growing segment of skateboarding. When the New York Times takes notice, that’s definitely news!

 

The major governing bodies of the dowhhill race circuit are the IGSA (International Gravity Sports Association) and the IDF (International Downhill Federation).

 

 

Longboard Brands: Arbor Longboards

Arbor Longboards

Arbor Longboards

“Build Things and Ride Them”

We couldn’t agree more. Since 1995 Arbor Skateboards has had the right attitude, bringing their culture of quality woodcraft to a wide variety of skateboard shapes.

How to Build a Longboard

How to Build a Longboard

How to Build a Longboard

Craft board builders are an integral part of the longboarding community. The process requires hard work and attention to detail, but there few hobbies more satisfying than riding your own creation.

 

This site aims to be a comprehensive resource on how to build a longboard.

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