About Our Boards
Once the design of the board and the graphics have been determined, production starts.
Step 1: Board Manufacture
We always use birch which is strong, durable and locally available. First we mark out the size of the board and glue 3 to 4 layers of 4 mm birch ply together. The wood is then placed in specially made presses and is allowed to dry under pressure for at least twenty four hours. This gives the board its concaves and, if relevant, kicktails.
Step 2: Shaping
The board is rough-cut by jigsaw and then shaped and sanded by hand.
Step 3: Finishing
The board is given a coat of clear varnish to seal it. The design is then drawn on freehand. Posca pens are used as they do not bleed, do not fade and give good, even cover. Two further coats of varnish are applied with fine sanding in between as necessary. Truck holes are drilled and grip tape/ logo is applied to the top unless otherwise agreed with the client.
All our boards are designed and made in house at our base in Leeds, Yorkshire.
Although we specialise in custom boards, created for the individual user, we also develop a number of standard boards and shapes each year. These are based on what we know most riders are looking for and are available in our online store and in our stockists.