As a passionate skater, you might like different accessories than what comes with your board. By the time you change the accessories, you’re surprised by how much it has eventually cost you!
But if you consider building a skateboard yourself, you can add the accessories you want and customize them your own way!
Let’s check out everything you need to build your own skateboard.
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Skateboard?
The deck is the skateboard’s most important component and $30 – $45 is the average price for a deck.
Price of wheels
Wheels are essential to a skateboard. What are you going to do without them? Cost is determined by three major factors – the size, the shape, and the formula. Wheels usually cost $15 to $35.
The cost of trucks
A skateboard’s trucks ensure a smooth ride and they cost around $15 to $30.
Bolts and nuts
The hardware is made up of bolts and locknuts. The bolts and nuts attach the deck to the truck. They cost between $4 to $10 per set.
Typically, the grip tape is pretty cheap, around $10. The price rises if you want a grip with a pattern or design. Whichever brand you choose, make sure it’s a reliable one.
You can expect to pay about $5 a set for cheap, budget sets, but good quality sets can set you back $50
Your skateboard needs bearings if you want it to roll smoothly without you having to constantly push it. They cost between $18 and $140.
Build vs bought: Which type of skateboard is cheaper?
Skateboards are usually cheaper when purchased as a whole. A professional-grade complete is highly recommended for beginners. Pre-assembled skateboards are usually less expensive and more suitable for new skaters.
Once you’ve mastered the sport and come to know what you like and don’t like, building your own board is the best option. It will be easier to find parts that you like, and you’ll only have to spend money on the broken parts
Learn what you like about trucks, wheels, bushings, and bearings, and keep upgrading your board. As soon as you start skateboarding with confidence, you should invest in high-quality parts.
How to save money buying skateboards?
Understand what you need
Before buying a skateboard, you should find out what you need. What is your purpose for the skateboard? Identifying the skateboard’s purpose will help you avoid wasting money on boards you won’t use.
Obtain blank gears and decks
Wheels and decks without brand names or logos are blank gears and decks on skateboards. They usually come in one color and are cheaper than those with brand names.
Take advantage of discounts
Discount skateboards are often available, especially in the holiday season. You can get decent skateboards at a reasonable price with big discounts!
1. What is the most expensive skateboard?
Ans. The “World’s Most Expensive Skateboard” named “The Supreme Mundi” was created and sold by British artist Adrian Wilson ($20,000). Embossed with a knockoff of the Supreme skate logo, the deck is made of a wooden artist’s palette.