We are incredibly stoked to release our newest 4th generation bamboo skateboard. All of the testing over the past 6 months has revealed this to be the very best quality bamboo deck yet featuring new design layout, more concave and incredible POP. Website will be updated soon to reflect the availability of decks and graphic decks, which includes a new Sutsu Owl&Cat short deck graphic and a 44″ pintail Quatzelcoatal graphic. We think these are the best skateboards in the world based on strength, pop, sustainability and price. Let us know what you think!
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We all know Rome wasn’t built overnight. The same goes for BambooSK8. For the past few years, we’ve devoted our attention to producing the best possible bamboo skateboard on the market that is up to the standard of the average pro skateboard out there. Reality is – if it isn’t, then why even bother trying to compete in the market. Nonetheless, you have to start somewhere…and for us, that start was a few years ago. It was our intent to change the market from 100% maple to 100% bamboo skateboards; a lofty goal. While the 100%’s were pretty awesome at one time, in terms of the strength and durability, they were too flat for the average consumer who needed a deeper concave. Unfortunately, for as cool as bamboo is as a natural resource, it does have its limitations in terms of how far you can bend it. The result of too much bending is a surface crack at the point of flux running left to right. The same holds true for maple though when bending it too far as well. It’s just inherent in natural resources being pushed beyond their natural limits. Anyhow, so that left us over time working on other mixes, different glues, different pressing techniques, different press times, etc. Fast forward to 2011 and here we are today with a deck that is 70% bamboo by content. That’s 70% more than the 100% maple, which is a step in the right direction. This deck shape with the concave pleases a significant portion of the skaters who skate the decks…that’s why we have so many repeat customers. We don’t claim that it will please everyone as a deck purchase is a personal choice based on your style of skating and preferences (concave, wheelbase, shape, etc.). We hope that for you who are reading this can see that our best intentions are towards the environment and taking small steps in the right direction; we’ve only got 1 planet folks – let’s take care of it and each other! For those who choose to skate a bambooSK8 deck, we appreciate you! See fan testimonials at www.bamboosk8.com/fans